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Auburn named a top 50 public university for 19th consecutive year in U.S. News survey

AUBURN – Auburn University is ranked 36th among public universities nationwide, up from 38th last year, according to an annual survey released by U.S. News & World Report today. The ranking marks the 19th consecutive year the magazine has ranked Auburn among the nation’s top 50 public universities.

Auburn also improved its ranking among all universities, coming in 82nd nationally, up from 85th in 2010. Its College of Business undergraduate program ranked 27th among the nation’s public institutions and 46th overall.

“It is certainly an honor to be recognized by our peers as a leading business school and serves as a testament to our outstanding students and faculty,” said Bill Hardgrave, dean of the College of Business and Wells Fargo Professor. “While we are pleased to maintain our position as a top 30 public business school in the U.S., we will continue to look for ways to build and improve upon the undergraduate business program and the educational experience provided to our students.”

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