At the Top in So Many Ways

Sure, the Duck football team will play for the BCS National Championship. But the University of Oregon ranks number one in other ways, as well.
 
According to U.S. News and World Report's annual survey of top graduate schools, the University of Oregon College of Education is the top public graduate program of education for a second consecutive year.
 
Architectural Record ranks the UO’s department of architecture tops this year in sustainable design practices and principles.

And earlier this fall, the UO came out first among 230 universities in a ranking by Campus Pride of the most gay-friendly colleges in the U.S. The rankings were based on eight factors of lesbian-, gay-, bisexual- and transgender-friendliness, including institutional commitment, student life, campus safety and recruitment and retention.

The University of Oregon ranks highly in a host of other areas, too.

Below, a pair of Duck fans atop Uhuru Peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro.