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BYU ranks 79th in latest U.S.News & World Report survey

Brigham Young University is ranked 79th in U.S.News & World Report's annual survey, "America's Best Colleges," with the Marriott School of Management's undergraduate program ranked among the top 50 in "Best Business Programs," coming in at 38th.

The Aug. 27 issue of U.S.News & World Report, which hits newsstands Monday, ranks about 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.

Last year, BYU was ranked 70th in the "Best National Universities" category.

This year the university is also listed as 26th in the "Great Schools, Great Prices" category. Additionally, it is listed as 16th in the category of "Least Debt," which compares the average debt carried by departing graduates.

In specialty categories, the Marriott School's accounting program is ranked 3rd and its international business program came in a 19th.

The Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering had its undergraduate program ranked 92nd.

In overall rankings, Princeton topped Harvard, followed by Yale, Stanford and Caltech.

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