UT Scored Three Top Rankings This Week

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Not that Longhorns are the bragging type, but pardon us while we pat ourselves on the back for a moment: The university seems to be on a bit of a hot streak when it comes to the rankings game.

Last week, the World University Rankings slotted us at 29th out of all universities on the planet. That’s a hard one to top, but then three more accolades came in this week. Get the skinny on them below.

  • According to Hollywood Reporter, UT has the 10th-best film school in the country. Reputation factored heavily into the results, which were based on a survey of 2,300 industry insiders. The magazine also called out UT for having the “starriest alumni,” which will come as no surprise to Matthew McConaughy and Wes Anderson fans. And ours is the only film school outside of California to send students to Hollywood for a semester.
  • Money‘s annual ranking of the best values in public colleges included UT at no. 17. The methodology of this ranking considered factors like graduation rates, cost of attendance, how much debt students are left with, and average salaries after graduation. According to the survey, young Longhorns earn $50,400 on average.
  • UT is the 19th-best value in the United States, at least in Forbes book. The business magazine’s annual Top Colleges rankings factored in everything from student satisfaction and academic success to grad rates and even how many graduates win Oscars and Nobel prizes.

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