Emory maintained its 18th place ranking for the
fifth year in a row among 248 national universities in this year’s
U.S. News & World Report annual college quality rankings.
The Goizueta Business School was 14th in the rankings of undergraduate
“We continue to attract some of the finest students in the
country, and we are glad to be recognized as one of the nation’s
top teaching and research institutions,” said Interim Provost
Emory’s rankings on the survey’s components included
a substantial increase in its student selectivity ranking, moving
from 20th last year to 15th. Other components included a 4.1 out
of 5 in academic reputation, eighth in faculty resources, 14th in
overall financial resources, 25th in graduation and retention, and
26th in alumni giving.
The faculty resources rank (20 percent of the final score) is an
indicator mainly derived from faculty compensation and average class
size. At eighth place, Emory tied with Yale,
a higher score in this area than institutions such as Massachusetts
Institute of Technology (11th) and Stanford (14th).
Unlike the university rankings, the magazine’s business program
rankings are based solely on a survey U.S. News conducts
of deans and senior faculty at business schools.
“We’ve been working for a long time not only to improve
our internal quality measures but also to enhance our external visibility,”
said Andrea Hershatter, assistant dean and director of the undergraduate
business program. “We’re delighted to note this progress,
and we anticipate its continuation.”
The rankings will be in the Sept. 1 issue of the magazine, which
will appear on newsstands Monday, Aug. 25, and at www.usnews.com.
This year the magazine will continue its list of schools that offer
the best value, in which universities are ranked based on both the
net cost of attendance and the school’s academic quality.
Results of those rankings will be available online and in the Sept.
8 edition of U.S. News, which hits newsstands Sept. 1.