Emory Report
August 24, 2009
Volume 62, Number 1


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August 24, 2009
Emory moves up in rankings

By Elaine Justice

For the 17th consecutive year, Emory is among the top 20 national universities in U.S. News & World Report’s annual “America’s Best Colleges,” ranking 17th. Goizueta Business School was 13th in the rankings of undergraduate business programs.

“While external recognition is gratifying, the true measure of a university is revealed in the work of its faculty, staff and students,” says Provost Earl Lewis. “Emory is committed to combining its strengths and resources in pursuit of academic excellence in teaching, research and quality of the student experience.”

Emory’s rankings on the survey’s components included 12th place in faculty resources, ahead of Stanford (14th), Johns Hopkins (22nd) and several other highly ranked universities. The faculty resources indicator is mainly derived from faculty compensation and class size distribution.

Emory was ranked 11th in the “Top Up-and-Coming Schools,” a list of colleges and universities singled out in a survey of experts as having recently made the most promising and innovative changes in academics, faculty, students, campus or facilities.

Emory also was cited for its economic diversity, ranking 6th among national universities, with 14 percent of undergraduates receiving need-based Pell grants. In 2007, the University initiated Emory Advantage, a program of financial aid to help lower- and middle-income students and families reduce debt during the undergraduate years.

Emory ranked 12th in alumni giving, with an average of 37 percent of alumni contributing to the school over a two-year period.