Best quality of life: Emory University (No. 3), Agnes Scott College (No. 20) Great financial aid: Emory University (No. 15) Most conservative students: Berry College (No. 20) Most liberal students: Agnes Scott College (No. 12) Most LGBTQ-friendly: Agnes Scott College (No. 7) Lots of race/class interaction: Agnes Scott College (No. 20) Most beautiful campus: Berry College (No. 9) Most active student government: Agnes Scott College (No. 9) Best college dorms: Emory University (No. 8) Most religious students

Georgia colleges make U.S. News grad school rankings

Several Georgia colleges and universities made the cut Tuesday for a different kind of March Madness - a coveted slot on U.S. News & World Report’s annual list of America’s best graduate school programs.

Here’s where their programs ranked among the top 100 nationally in some categories:

Augusta University

  • 84th - medical research
  • 90th - medical primary care

Emory University

  • 3rd - nursing
  • 20th - MBA
  • 22nd - full-time law school
  • 23rd - medical research
  • 33rd - biology
  • 37th - medical primary care

Georgia State

  • 18th - public affairs
  • 22nd - criminology
  • 40th - education
  • 65th - full-time law school

Georgia Tech

  • 8th - engineering
  • 28th - MBA
  • 43rd - public affairs
  • 54th - biology

University of Georgia

  • 6th - public affairs
  • 24th - social work
  • 32nd - full-time law school
  • 37th - education
  • 40th - MBA
  • 46th - biology

The rankings were based on several factors, such as employment rates upon graduation, starting salaries, acceptance rates, out-of-state tuition and fees, staff surveys and assessment scores. U.S. News & World Report began these rankings in 1990.

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