STATESBORO — For the second year in a row, Georgia Southern University has been ranked one of the top 10 most popular universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.
The U.S. News and World Report rankings are based on yield, which is the number of students who are accepted and then opt to enroll.
The latest rankings were based on the fall 2010 semester, when Georgia Southern’s yield was 65.9 percent.
Georgia Southern tied with Yale for the No. 7 spot on this year’s list and was the only university from the southern United States to make the top 10.
“Georgia Southern University continues to be recognized around the United States as a leader in higher education,” said Georgia Southern President Brooks Keel. “Students know when they enroll in Georgia Southern, they will have tremendous academic and research opportunities that will prepare them to be leaders in their field. We are proud that this great University continues to provide an outstanding experience for our students, as this recognition by U.S. News and World Report shows.”
Other universities on the top 10 list include Harvard, Stanford and Brigham Young.
Georgia Southern ranked ahead of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Pennsylvania.