The University of Georgia Routinely Ranks as One of America's Top Schools for Economic Development

The Arch on the campus of the University of Georgia in Athens

ATLANTA – Georgia has landed two of its universities among the ranks of the top 10 public universities in the nation.

Georgia Tech is third in rankings platform Niche’s rankings of the 10 best public universities, while the University of Georgia placed ninth on the list.

The rankings, released last week, are based on an analysis of academics, admissions, financial, and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education. The ranking compares more than 500 public colleges and state universities.

The University of Georgia moved up one spot in the rankings, having placed 10th last year.

“The latest Niche ranking solidifying the University of Georgia’s position as a top national public university is yet another testament to the incredible work happening across UGA,” university president Jere Morehead said Monday.

“Our continued strategic investments in faculty hiring and enhancements of the living and learning experience for our undergraduate students are clearly making a very positive impact.”

The University of Florida was the only other school in the Southeastern Conference to make the top 10 list. The top public institution on the Niche rankings this year was the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). The University of Michigan placed second in the rankings.

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