News Release: Admission and Financial Aid, Student Life, University News

Aug. 22,  2008

Emory Ranked 18th By U.S. News & World Report

For the 16th consecutive year, Emory University is among the top 20 national universities in U.S. News & World Report's annual "America's Best Colleges" quality rankings. Emory's Goizueta Business School was 13th in the rankings of undergraduate business programs.

"While rankings are one way of evaluating institutional success, the true measure of a university is revealed in the work of its faculty, staff and students," says Provost Earl Lewis. "Emory is committed to combining its strengths and resources to make a lasting impact on the Atlanta community, higher education and the world."

Emory's rankings on the survey's components included an 11th place ranking in faculty resources. The faculty resources indicator is mainly derived from faculty compensation and class size distribution.

Average faculty compensation at Emory rose last year at a faster pace than in previous years, as did the percentage of classes with enrollments under 20, both of which helped boost Emory's overall faculty resources rank past Stanford (12th), Dartmouth (15th), Cornell (16th) and several other highly ranked universities.

Emory was ranked 18th in the "Great Schools, Great Prices" listing of national universities offering the best value. Rankings in this category were based on academic quality and the net cost to a student receiving the average amount of financial aid. Emory also was cited for its economic diversity, with 12 percent of undergraduates receiving need-based Pell grants. In 2007, the university initiated Emory Advantage, a program of financial aid to help lower- and middle-income students and families reduce debt during the undergraduate years. 

Emory ranked 12th in alumni giving, with an average of 36 percent of alumni contributing to the school over a two-year period.

The rankings will be in the Sept. 1 issue of the magazine, which will appear on newsstands Monday, Aug. 25 and today at www.usnews.com.

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