Georgia college among America’s 10 best nursing schools in new ranking

10 best colleges for nursing, according to Niche 2019 ranking

When it comes to rigorous nursing-related academics and a thriving student life, some colleges fare better than others. And Atlanta's Emory University ranks among the very best.
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That's according to a new report from, for which analysts examined ACT/SAT scores, percentage of U.S. nursing graduates, nursing student surveys and test scores among other factors to determine which colleges aspiring nurses should consider most.

To be included in the report, schools must confer at least 20 bachelor’s degrees in the field annually or have the nursing major represent at least 2.5 percent of all degrees conferred.

The University of Pennsylvania earned top honors. Nursing is one of the school’s top three most popular majors, along with finance and economics.

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Emory University came in second on's list. The university's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing offers a variety of nursing programs, including undergraduate, graduate and doctoral specialties. The school has also previously ranked among the top three graduate programs in America (U.S News & World Report) and earned recognition for its nurse practitioner, adult/gerontology care and acute care programs. also recognized Emory’s highly rated professors, campus diversity, academics and overall value.

Here are the top 10 colleges for nursing, according to Niche’s 2019 list:

  1. University of Pennsylvania
  2. Emory University
  3. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  4. Villanova University
  5. Saint Louis University
  6. University of Portland
  7. Georgetown University
  8. Duke University
  9. New York University
  10. Northeastern University

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