WEB UPDATE: GW improves to No. 52

Posted Saturday, Aug. 19, 12:57 a.m.

While GW failed to break into the top-50 national universities as ranked by U.S. News and World Report, the University did improve from its 53 spot last year to be ranked 52 this year.

GW’s School of Business improved by moving five rankings to sit at 42 in the magazine’s annual listing of the top undergraduate business programs in the country.

“The increase in our rank is a testament to our academic vision and our efforts to strengthen the undergraduate program and the whole GW School of Business,” School of Business Dean Susan Phillips said in a press release.

GW is tied with Syracuse University at No. 52, the same position it held in 2004. GW was last ranked within the top 50 in 1998 when then it was No. 46.

The magazine’s eighth annual report, which was released on Friday, is based on factors including financial resources, alumni giving, graduation rate and assessments by students and administrators, among others.

Read a full article in our upcoming Welcome Back issue on Aug. 30.

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