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Emory ranked among top national universities by U.S. News

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Emory University has been ranked 21st among the nation’s top universities in the new 2020 Best Colleges guidebook from U.S. News & World Report.

“Emory’s continuing acclaim as a leading research university is driven by our community of top faculty and students, who share a passion, purpose and resolve to make a positive impact on Atlanta, the region and the world,” says Dwight A. McBride, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. “While this ranking affirms Emory’s standing among the nation’s most eminent research universities, we remain as committed as ever to our important work of advancing an academic environment focused on innovation, discovery and learning of the very highest order of excellence.”

Emory was also listed as 21st 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. Additionally, the university was cited for its economic diversity, with 19% of its undergraduates receiving need-based Pell Grants, and among schools with the largest percentage of international undergraduates at 16%.

Emory's Goizueta Business School, which is ranked separately from the university’s main undergraduate program based on a survey of deans and senior faculty at peer institutions, was 15th in the undergraduate business rankings.

Emory has been cited as one of the world's top research universities (Leiden Ranking), among the best for quality of life and classroom experience (Princeton Review), and as a best value among private universities (Kiplinger's Personal Finance, Princeton Review, Forbes). 

The new 2020 rankings appear today at

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