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UGA Climbs to 13th on U.S. News & World Report's 2019 List


The University of Georgia has climbed three spots on the U.S. News and World Report 2019 list of best public national universities, the highest ranking in the school’s history.

This is the third consecutive year the university has risen in the U.S. News ranking. A key factor in the improvement was UGA’s lower student-faculty ratio, which dropped from 18:1 to 17:1. An improvement in the subjective category of reputation, as assessed by college presidents, provosts and admissions directors, also factored into the new ranking, as well as the quality and performance of its students.

UGA is one of two institutions from the state of Georgia—along with the Georgia Institute of Technology—to be ranked among the top 15 public universities in the nation. Georgia is one of only three states (including California and Virginia) to have more than one institution in the top 15.


In addition, UGA and the University of Florida are the only two public institutions from the Southeastern Conference listed in the top 20.