Ensuring the accuracy of our data and rankings has always been a top priority for U.S. News.
In August 2012, Emory University publicly acknowledged that it had intentionally supplied incorrect ranking data, including average SAT scores, ACT scores, and high school class standing of incoming freshmen, to U.S. News and a number of other sources from 2000 through 2011. This reported data were reflected in the 2002-2012 editions of the U.S. News Best Colleges rankings.
Emory University has also publicly confirmed the accuracy of its reported data used to compile the 2013 Best Colleges rankings, which will be released on September 12.
To learn more, see Emory's FAQs about its data reporting.