April 3, 2000
Volume 52, No. 27
Business, med schools ranked by USN&WR
By Jan Gleason
Emory's medical and business schools are among the Top 25 in America, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2001 edition of "America's Best Graduate School" guide. The rankings will be reported in the issue of U.S. News due on the newsstands April 3.
The School of Medicine's 19th place ranking among research-oriented medical schools remained unchanged, as did the 21st place ranking for the Goizueta Business School's MBA program. The Executive MBA program was ranked 8th , up from 12th last year. The School of Law was ranked 26th this year, after being 28th last year.
"Of course, we appreciate being ranked well by U.S. News," said Provost Rebecca Chopp. "At Emory we invest continually in quality academic programs, faculty and students, and these investments increase the quality of the University overall. Frankly, we pay more attention to our own internal measures of excellence than to publications such as this."
The medical school's ranking of No. 19 out of 125 U.S. medical schools was based on a mark of 17th in student selectivity (up from 23), 24th in reputation rank by academics (22 last year) and 12th in reputation rank by residency directors (up from 15).
Medical Dean Thomas Lawley said, "While we are always pleased to be ranked among the Top 20 research-oriented medical schools in the nation, it's particularly gratifying that our scores for medical student selectivity and our reputation for residency training moved up this year.
"Since our young resident physicians provide a considerable part of the care at teaching hospitals, under the supervision of our fine faculty, this is another tribute to the care at Grady Memorial Hospital. We're also glad to be recognized this year as the leading primary care medical school in the state."
"This year, we've achieved our highest ranking ever in U.S. News & World Report for our full-time MBA program, our BBA program and our executive MBA program," said business Dean Tom Robertson. "This recognition acknowledges the excellence of our students, faculty and staff."