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UGA is ranked 20th among the nation’s top public universities in America in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges 2014 edition.
Kiplinger's magazine ranks UGA 10th on its latest list of best values among 100 public colleges and universities in America, citing a high four-year graduation rate, low student debt, abundant financial aid, and overall value. The university also received recognition in The Princeton Review’s new book, “The Best Value Colleges: The Best-Buy Schools and What It takes to Get In.”
The University libraries, with more than 4 million volumes, are ranked among the nation’s best 113 research libraries in ratings compiled by the Association of Research Libraries. The libraries contain one of the largest map collections in the United States; the main library houses the original Constitution of the Confederate States of America.
UGA graduate programs continue to rank among the best in the nation. In USNWR’s 2015 edition of America’s Best Graduate Schools, the School of Law ranked 29th, the College of Education was 33rd, and the Terry College of Business ranked 48th. In science Ph.D. programs housed in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, UGA tied for 42nd in biological sciences, tied for 52nd in mathematics and tied for 56th in chemistry. In biological and agricultural engineering programs, UGA's College of Engineering tied 19th.
In USNWR’s highlights of the best undergraduate business programs offered nationwide, UGA’s Terry College of Business topped the competition with a first-place ranking for its insurance and risk management specialty. Terry’s real estate program tied for third with the University of California, Berkeley.
USNWR ranks the Terry College of Business’s full-time MBA program 49th in the nation and 23rd among public programs.
In its latest ratings, Bloomberg Businessweek ranked undergraduate programs in the Terry College of Business No. 44 in the nation and 19th among public universities.
In its first rankings of Executive MBA programs, The Economist placed the Terry College of Business EMBA program at No. 22 in the world.
UGA is No. 17 on the Peace Corps’ 2014 rankings of the top volunteer-producing colleges and universities in the U.S. UGA has 44 alumni currently volunteering worldwide.
UGA’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication was named one of the top three journalism schools in the country, according to a survey by the Radio Television Digital News Association. The Grady College was third behind the University of Missouri and Northwestern University.
The university was ranked 15th among all U.S. institutions in the latest Open Doors report on the number of American students studying abroad.
A new study conducted by Erasmus University in the Netherlands ranks UGA first worldwide for its public administration research. The study compared two main methods of assessing the quality of scholarly output: journal output and journal reputation. And on each method UGA out-distanced the UK’s Cardiff University, the London School of Economics, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Indiana University.
UGA’s College of Education tied for No. 22-up from No. 87-in USNWR's 2014 Best Online Programs rankings for its master's degree programs. The overall ranking recognizes the college's programs in adult education, educational psychology, reading education and workforce education.
The School of Public and International Affairs' was ranked fourth among graduate schools of public affairs, according to the 2014 U.S. News & World Report rankings. Among specialty programs, SPIA ranked second for public management administration and fifth for public finance and budgeting.
UGA remains on The Princeton Review’s 2014 Guide to 332 Green Colleges.