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The University of Alabama

UA Ranked in U.S. News’ Second Tier with Business School in Top 50, Accounting Ranked 21st

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The University of Alabama is one of two universities in the state ranked in the second tier of the nation’s top universities in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings. The second tier includes those universities ranked just below the top 50.

UA’s Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration was ranked in the top 50 undergraduate business programs, along with four other Southeastern Conference schools. Culverhouse was the top-ranked business school in the state.

The Culverhouse School of Accountancy at UA was ranked 21st by U.S. News. The School of Accountancy last week was ranked 17th in the latest rankings by Public Accounting Report, the most-often cited ranking of undergraduate and graduate accounting programs. The most recent survey was completed in summer 2000.

UA’s College of Engineering placed among the top 100 undergraduate engineering programs in the nation. About 300 colleges and universities offer undergraduate degrees in engineering.

“We are pleased with our overall ranking which places us solidly among many of the top public universities in the country,” said UA President Andrew Sorensen. “Our business school, in particular, continues to receive well-deserved recognition in this and other national reports.”

Other universities listed in the second tier include such schools as the universities of Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Colorado and Massachusetts as well as Auburn, Florida State, Michigan State and Ohio State.

In last spring’s U.S. News’ rankings of graduate schools, UA’s School of Law was ranked 46th in the nation and the School of Social Work was ranked 54th.

In recent years, UA has been named one of America’s top 100 values in public higher education in a study by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine, and has been listed in numerous national publications citing its quality and value, including Barron’s “300 Best Buys in College Education” and “America’s 100 Best College Buys” published by John Culler & Sons. UA’s Techno-MBA program was ranked fourth in the nation by ComputerWorld magazine in 1999.

The University of Alabama, a student-centered research university, is experiencing significant growth in both enrollment and academic quality. This growth, which is positively impacting the campus and the state's economy, is in keeping with UA's vision to be the university of choice for the best and brightest students. UA, the state's flagship university, is an academic community united in its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Alabamians.