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U.S. News & World Report ranks Wake Forest 30th

August 16, 2007

Wake Forest University ranks 30th among 262 national universities in the 2008 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s guide, “America’s Best Colleges.”

Wake Forest was ranked 30th in last year’s edition and has been ranked in the top 30 in the national category since 1997.  The university again fared well in categories such as graduation/retention rates and alumni giving rate.

The guide ranked Wake Forest’s Calloway School of Business and Accountancy 27th in its listing of the top undergraduate business programs.  The ranking of the best business programs is based on a survey of deans and senior faculty at business schools across the country.   The Calloway School was previously ranked 29th.

In the new guide, the Calloway School is tied at 27th place with five other schools.

Among national universities, Wake Forest was ranked 41st on a list of “Great Schools, Great Prices.”

Wake Forest offers 36 majors to approximately 4,300 undergraduates. As mentioned in the U.S. News guide, more than half of Wake Forest classes have fewer than 20 students.  Ninety-four percent of Wake Forest freshmen return for their sophomore year.

The U.S. News rankings are posted on  The newsstand book "America’s Best Colleges” and the weekly edition of U.S. News & World Report magazine containing some of the rankings will go on sale Aug. 20.

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