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Magazine names Georgia Southern one of the best colleges in United States
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STATESBORO — Georgia Southern University once again has been named one of America’s Best Colleges in the 2013 edition of U.S. News and World Report.

The honor made it two years in a row the school has received such recognition.

The college is featured in the national university category, which highlights the top 270 public and private universities in the country.

U.S. News and World Report places each school into a category based on its mission (research university or national liberal arts college). Then, it gathers data from and about each school in 16 areas related to academic excellence.

Each indicator is assigned a weight, expressed as a percentage, based on the publication’s judgments about which measures of quality matter most. Lastly, each college is ranked based on its composite weighted score.

“We are excited that Georgia Southern University has once again been recognized as one of America’s Best Colleges,” said GSU President Dr. Brooks Keel. “As the largest university in South Georgia, Georgia Southern is not only educating future leaders, but serving as an economic engine for the state. To be recognized among the best is a testament to the hard work and dedication of Georgia Southern’s faculty and staff.”

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