Emory Report
March 17, 2008
Volume 60, Number 23


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March 17, 2008
University garners top scores on surveys

By Leslie King

Emory is in the top 10 on three different rankings for quality of life in education.

For postdoctoral
In The Scientist magazine’s “Best Places to Work for Postdocs” 2008 survey, the University was cited for its strong training and mentoring programs, rating it as the second best academic institution nationally and the 17th best institution overall.

Emory was one of only two academic institutions in the top 20 in the survey, which is published in the March issue.

After receiving their postdoctoral degrees, many life sciences graduates often launch their research careers by working for several years as postdoctoral fellows in the laboratories of established scientists.
There are approximately 600 postdoctoral fellows at Emory in laboratories in the School of Medicine, Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Rollins School of Public Health and the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing and also Emory College and the Graduate School.

Goizueta’s undergraduate program
BusinessWeek’s third annual ranking of undergraduate business programs puts Goizueta Business School’s program at number 5. It is one of only three to be ranked in the top five all three years of the survey.
BusinessWeek uses three components to measure the programs: student surveys, recruiter feedback and academics based in part on SAT scores, faculty/student ratio and placement results.

Goizueta’s program earned particularly high marks in the student survey and in measures of academic quality.

“Much praise goes to our dedicated faculty and staff and, of course, to our outstanding and high-energy student body, for building one of the world’s finest undergraduate business programs,” Dean Larry Benveniste said.

“As we strive to enhance the Goizueta BBA experience, we hope this continued external recognition will augment the range of opportunities available to us,” said Andrea Hershatter, associate dean and director of the undergraduate business program.

Best value in higher education
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine ranks Emory ninth among 100 best values in private universities.
“Our exclusive rankings showcase a range of schools with strong academics, generous financial-aid policies,” the magazine said about its annual private school rankings, which will be in the April issue.

Emory was selected from a pool of more than 1,000 private institutions and ranked according to academic quality, which accounted for two-thirds of the total score, and affordability.

Emory was one of he first schools in the nation to announce generous tuition breaks when Emory Advantage was launched in January 2007.

The program reduces debt for families with annual incomes of $100,000 or less that demonstrate a need for financial aid. Grants instead of loans are available for families with assessed incomes of $50,000 or less and a $15,000 loan cap is set for families with incomes of up to $100,000.