Emory retains top 20 ranking | www.myajc.com

10
Sep

Emory retains top 20 ranking | www.myajc.com

Emory University did it again.

In rankings released Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report, the university scored among the nation’s top colleges. Emory has held on to the No. 20 spot for the last four years — including when officials sent the magazine inflated figures about its students.

It was tied with two other schools, Georgetown University and the University of California-Berkeley.

Emory acknowledged last year it had spent more than a decade intentionally misreporting data to groups that rate colleges, sending a shock wave through academic circles and providing ammunition to rankings critics who worry about manipulation. Starting last year, it has certified that the information it sent was accurate.

“Emory’s eminent faculty, engaged scholars and diverse and rich academic environment have established (it) as a leading center of discovery, teaching and learning,” Emory Provost Claire Sterk said in a statement. “External recognition is gratifying, but our focus continues to be on providing the best possible academic experience for our students.”

Other Georgia schools scoring well include Georgia Tech, ranked No. 36 nationally out of the more than 200 top tier schools listed in the combined ranking of both private and public institutions (it scored No. 7 among the nation’s top public universities); Spelman and Morehouse colleges, ranked No. 1 and No. 2 respectively as the country’s best historically black colleges; and Mercer University, ranked No. 8 among the South’s best regional universities.

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