Three Georgia colleges among top 25 in the South

Are you a student or alum of one of the South's top 25 colleges?

According to a recent Forbes ranking, Emory University, the Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Georgia all made the list.

Emory University, which was previously named one of the top 100 best universities in the world by Times Higher Education, ranked No. 10 among the top 25 best schools in the South.

According to, the school, known as a leading research university, also has some of the highest-rated professors in the country.

At No. 12 on Forbes' list comes Georgia Tech, known for giving the best bang for your buck.

The tech institute also joins Emory in the 2015-16 Times Higher Education ranking of top 100 best universities in the world.

The University of Georgia, previously named in the top schools with the best professors, came in at No. 15. Just last year, UGA ranked eighth in the country among the country's top party schools in the Princeton Review's annual college rankings.

The region-specific list of top 25 schools in the South is part of a larger Forbes ranking of 2016's best colleges and universities in the country.

To come up with the country's top 660 schools, analysts at Forbes partnered with the Center for College Affordability and Productivity and pulled data from the Department of EducationPayscale and the America's Leaders list.

The national ranking is based on metrics like post-graduate success rates, student debt, student satisfaction, graduation rates and overall academic success.

All three Georgia universities in this ranking were named Georgia's best colleges in the 2015 Niche rankings.

Below are the top 25 schools in the South, according to Forbes:

1. Davidson College (North Carolina)
2. Duke University (North Carolina)
3. Washington and Lee University (Virginia)
4. Rice University (Texas)
5. University of Virginia (Virginia)
6. College of William and Mary (Virginia)
7. Vanderbilt University (Tennessee)
8. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (North Carolina)
9. Wake Forest University (North Carolina)
10. Emory University (Georgia)
11. University of Florida (Florida)
12. Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia)
13. University of Texas, Austin (Texas)
14. Sewanee—University of the South (Tennessee)
15. University of Georgia (Georgia)
16. Trinity University (Texas)
17. Rhodes College (Tennessee)
18. Centre College (Kentucky)
19. University of Richmond (Virginia)
20. Wofford College (South Carolina)
21. Furman University (South Carolina)
22. University of Miami (Florida)
23. Southern Methodist University (Texas)
24. Virginia Tech (Virginia)
25. Tulane University (Louisiana)

Learn more about the methodology behind Forbes' top colleges ranking 2016.

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