August 29, 2005
U.S. News ranks Emory No. 20
BY elaine Justice
For the second straight year, Emory ranked 20th among 248 national universities in U.S. News & World Report’s annual college quality rankings, published in the Aug. 29 issue. Goizueta Business School placed 18th in the magazine’s rankings of undergraduate business programs.
“This year’s ranking by U.S. News reinforces the general sense that Emory is an excellent research university,” said Provost Earl Lewis. “While we appreciate this external validation, we have a strategic plan that will prepare us for an even brighter future, one that requires that we invest in the individuals who comprise our community and in the ideas they will develop to make a difference in the world.
“After all,” Lewis continued, “a lasting contribution to the affairs of the world is the enduring measure of a top
university. As we look to the future, we will dare to make a difference.”
Emory’s rankings on the survey’s components included a 16th place ranking in student selectivity. Other components included a 4.0 out of 5 in academic reputation, ninth in faculty resources, 14th in overall financial resources and 22nd in graduation and retention.
The faculty resources rank (20 percent of the final score) is derived mainly from faculty compensation and average class size. At ninth place, Emory had a higher ranking on this measure than Yale (10th), Stanford (11th), Columbia (14th) and other top universities.
Emory was 25th 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.