U.S. News: BYU top 75 in country, one of top 20 best values

BYU also ranks No. 4 for least debt

Brigham Young University is ranked 75th in the 2011 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 34th.

The September 2010 issue of U.S.News & World Report, which hit newsstands Tuesday, Aug. 31, 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 20th in the "Great Schools, Great Prices" category" – schools that are recognized for high academics but cost considerably less than many other schools. Additionally, it is listed as 4th in the category of "Least Debt," which compares the average debt carried by departing graduates.

The Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology was also listed among the top engineering schools, with its undergraduate program ranked 78th.

In specialty categories, the Marriott School ranked 3rd in accounting, 17th in international business and 21st in management.

The top five institutions in the "national universities" category were Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Columbia and Stanford.

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