U.S. News & World Report ranks Wake Forest 27th
By Cheryl Walker
Wake Forest University ranks 27th among 248 national universities in the 2006 edition of U.S. News & World Report's guide, "America's Best Colleges."
Wake Forest tied with two other schools for 27th place. The university was also ranked 27th in the 2005 guide.
The annual guide announced its new rankings Aug. 19.
Of the schools listed in the top 30, Wake Forest had the lowest percentage of classes with 50 or more students. The university also fared well in other categories such as alumni giving and graduation and retention rates.
The guide ranked Wake Forest's Calloway School of Business and Accountancy 30th in its listing of the top undergraduate business programs along with four other schools. The ranking of the best business programs is based on a survey of deans and senior faculty at business schools across the country.
Wake Forest was again ranked 36th on a list of "Great Schools, Great Prices."
The U.S. News rankings will be posted on www.usnews.com Aug. 20. The newsstand book "America's Best Colleges" and the weekly edition of U.S. News and World Report magazine containing some of the rankings will go on sale Aug. 22.