September 10, 2001
18th by U.S. News
Emory University maintained its 18-place ranking for the third year in
a row among 249 national universities in this years U.S. News
& World Report annual college quality rankings. The Goizueta Business
School maintained its 16 spot in the rankings of undergraduate business
programs. The business program rankings are based solely on a survey U.S.
News conducts of deans and senior faculty at business schools.
Although we stayed the same as last year and we quibble about the
value of these rankings, they recognize the overall quality of Emory as
being in the top 20 in the nation and thats good no matter how you
look at it, said Woody Hunter, interim provost.
Emorys rankings in the surveys components were: 4 out of
5 in academic reputation, 19th in student selectivity, sixth in faculty
resources, 14th in overall financial resources, 23rd in graduation and
retention and 15th in alumni giving.
On the faculty resources rank (20 percent of the final score)an
indicator that is mainly derived from faculty compensation and average
classsizeEmory climbed from ninth to sixth. Emory now has a higher
score in this area than Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Columbia, Duke and many
The national debate over the validity of the U.S. News survey
has continued this year with a story in the September issue of The
Washington Monthly in which a former U.S. News insider calls
for revamping the survey to measure and rank schools according to how
much students learn during college.
This year the magazine also released a list of the Great Schools
at Great Prices, in which universities are ranked based on both
net cost of attendance and the school's academic quality. Emory is 25th
on this list.
The rankings will appear in the Sept. 10 issue of the magazine and at www.usnews.com.