Ranking 14th on a list of 2020 Best Big Colleges in the U.S. is none other than the University of Georgia, according to a ranking by the website Niche. In fact, UGA was the only school from Georgia to appear within the top 100. Georgia State and Kennesaw State Universities made the list, landing at 104th and 119th respectively.
As reported in The Red & Black, Niche’s Best Big Colleges ranking compares private and public universities with at least 15,000 undergraduate students. To get these rankings, Niche analyzed factors like student life, academics and student reviews using U.S. Department of Education data. The categories carrying the largest weight are academics, value and professors.
Per the analysis, UGA received A’s in all categories but two — dorms and safety, earning a B and B- respectively.
As for UGA’s online degree programs, those rose fairly high in the U.S. News & World Report rankings this year, ranking among one of the best in business and education according to U.S. News, a media company that publishes rankings, analysis and consumer advice on colleges and graduate schools.
Terry’s online program of business and technology actually jumped from 17th to 4th, and the College of Education’s online bachelor’s program in special education went from 25th to 11th, tying with four other schools, according to UGA. Furthermore, the College of Education’s Masters program was named the #1 program for veterans in U.S. News’ ranking.
According to Niche’s rankings, UGA placed 3rd out of all public and private universities in Georgia behind Emory University and Georgia Tech.
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