U.S. News ranks Emory among top national universities

Sept. 10, 2013

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Emory University has been ranked 20th among the nation’s top universities in the new 2014 Best Colleges guidebook from U.S. News & World Report.

"Emory's eminent faculty, engaged scholars, and diverse and rich academic environment have established Emory as a leading center of discovery, teaching and learning," says Claire Sterk, Emory University Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs. "External recognition is gratifying, but our focus continues to be on providing the best possible academic experience for our students." 

Emory was listed as 19th among national universities offering the “best value” to students based on a combination of academic quality and the average level of need-based financial aid. The university also was cited for its socio-economic diversity.

Emory's Goizueta Business School, which is ranked separately from the university’s main undergraduate program based on a peer survey of deans and senior faculty, was 13th in the undergraduate business rankings.

Emory consistently ranks high in a variety of national surveys that convey aspects of the university's identity, from the strength of its academic programs, to the quality of faculty research, to the value of an Emory education and residential experience for students and their families.

Emory has been cited in recent months as one of the world's top research universities (Leiden Ranking), having one of the best college libraries (Princeton Review), being among the greenest campuses (Sierra Club), being a best value among private universities (Kiplinger's Personal Finance), and as a top university contributing to the public good (Washington Monthly). 

The new 2014 rankings appear today at www.usnews.com.