BYU ranked 71st in latest U.S. News rankings

Marriott School undergraduate business program up to No. 31

Brigham Young University is ranked 71st in the 2010 edition of U.S.News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges," with the Marriott School of Management's undergraduate program ranked among the top 50 "Best Business Programs," coming in at 31st.

The September 2009 issue of U.S.News & World Report, which hits newsstands Monday, Aug. 24, ranks more than 1,400 four-year accredited colleges and universities by mission and region. BYU falls into the category of "national universities," which includes schools that offer a full range of undergraduate majors, plus master's and doctoral degrees.

This year the university is also listed as 29th in the "Great Schools, Great Prices" category. Additionally, it is listed as 11th in the category of "Least Debt," which compares the average debt carried by departing graduates.

The Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering was also listed among the top engineering schools, with its undergraduate program ranked 85th.

In specialty categories, the Marriott School ranked 3rd in accounting, 18th in entrepreneurship, 20th in international business and 25th in management.

The top five institutions in the "national universities" category were Harvard and Princeton (tied for the top spot), followed by Yale, the California Institute of Technology and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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