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U.S. News Rates Duke Highest Among Area Universities

Posted August 22, 2004

— Another round of college rankings has been released.

Along Tobacco Road,

U.S. News and World Report

ranked Duke University highest. On the list of top schools overall, Duke ranked No. 5 in the country.

Wake Forest was next at No. 27. UNC-Chapel Hill ranked right behind at 29.

Much further down on the list was North Carolina State University, at 86.

U.S.News

considers graduation and retention rates, faculty, applicant selectivity and alumni donations in the rankings.

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