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Emory ranks No. 20, this time with accurate data

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EMORY RANKINGS

Emory University has been a top 20 school for 20 years. Here’s where the school landed in recent years:

Edition … Ranking

2013 … 20

2012 … 20

2011 … 20

2010 … 17

2009 … 18

Source: U.S. News & World Report and Emory University

OTHER GEORGIA COLLEGES

Several Georgia colleges appeared in the U.S. News rankings. Here are some examples:

Georgia Tech – No. 7 among national public universities and No. 36 among national public and private universities.

University of Georgia - Tied with University of Connecticut at No. 21 among national public universities and tied with it at No. 63 among national public and private universities.

Spelman College – No. 1 among historically black colleges.

Morehouse College – No. 3 among historically black colleges.

Source: U.S. News & World Report, Best Colleges 2013.

RANKING METHODOLOGY

U.S. News uses statistical data and subjective surveys when ranking colleges. Here are the weighted measures for “National Universities and National Liberal Arts Colleges,” a category that includes Emory University, Georgia Tech and the University of Georgia.

Undergraduate academic reputation … 22.5 percent

Graduation and retention rates … 20 percent

Faculty resources … 20 percent

Student selectivity … 15 percent

Financial resources … 10 percent

Graduation rate performance* … 7.5 percent

Alumni giving … 5 percent

* Graduation rate performance is the difference between actual and predicted graduation rates.

Source: U.S. News & World Report, Best Colleges 2013.

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