Georgia colleges topped the U.S. News & World Report annual rankings of the nation’s best schools in two categories. Agnes Scott College was ranked as being the nation’s most innovative liberal arts college and having the best experience for first-year students. Spelman College was ranked as the nation’s top historically black college and university (HBCU). Emory University was the first among Georgia schools on the main list, ranking 21st nationally. Georgia Tech came in at 29th. University of Georgia