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August 23, 2004
ranks No. 20 in U.S. News & World Report rankings
Emory ranked 20th among 248 national universities in
this year’s U.S. News & World Report annual college quality
rankings. Goizueta Business School was 17th in the rankings of undergraduate
“Once again Emory has been identified as one of the nation’s finest
academic institutions,” said Provost Earl Lewis. “Such external validation
is always important, but we know that the quality of an institution cannot be
reduced to one equation. We also know that, for us to remain a choice academic
institution, we must continue to improve in all areas. There is no substitute
for the pursuit of academic excellence in teaching, research and quality of the
Emory’s rankings on the survey’s components included a 15th place
ranking in its student selectivity rank. Other components included a 4 out of
5 rating in academic reputation, a ninth-place ranking in faculty resources,
15th in overall financial resources, 24th in graduation and retention, and 36th
in alumni giving.
The faculty resources rank (20 percent of the final score) is an indicator derived
mainly from faculty compensation and average class size. At ninth place, Emory
tied with the California Institute of Technology and had a higher rank than Stanford,
Columbia (both tied at 13th), Johns Hopkins (25) and several other highly ranked
Emory was 27th among 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.
Unlike the national 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.
“Our undergraduate business program is deeply committed to providing our
already gifted students with the skills and knowledge that will enable them to
realize their intellectual and professional goals,” said Andrea Hershatter,
assistant dean and director of the undergraduate business program.
The rankings will be in the Aug. 30 issue of the magazine, which will appear
on newsstands today (Monday, Aug. 23). They also are posted at www.usnews.com.