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Aug. 17,  2010

Emory Ranked in Top 20 for Academics, Diversity, Innovation

News Article ImageEmory's Goizueta Business School was 13th in the rankings of undergraduate business programs.

For the 18th 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.

Emory shared the distinction with Rice University of being the only two top-20 institutions also listed in the top 20 for best value ("Great Schools, Great Prices"), and on the top 20 "Up and Comers" list of schools having recently made the most promising and innovative changes in the areas of academics, faculty, student life, campus or facilities.

"We're gratified for the recognition of Emory's distinctive achievements in academic excellence, innovation and value," said Provost Earl Lewis. "We will continue to combine our unique strengths and resources to pursue excellence in teaching, research and quality of the student experience."

Emory also was cited for its economic diversity, ranking 6th among national universities, with 14 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's rankings on the survey's components included 12th place in faculty resources, ahead of Stanford, Dartmouth, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and several other highly ranked universities. The faculty resources indicator is mainly derived from faculty compensation and class size distribution.

Emory ranked 10th nationally in percentage of alumni giving, with an average of 36 percent of alumni contributing to the school over a two-year period. The university is in the midst of Campaign Emory, $1.6 billion fund-raising endeavor that combines private support and the university's people, places, and programs to make a powerful contribution to the world.

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