U.S. News and World Report gave BYU high marks in several categories in its “America’s Best Colleges” issue. BYU ranked among the second 50 of U.S. colleges and universities in the category of “Best National Universities.”

In the “Great Schools at Great Prices” category, BYU ranked 30th among national universities with doctoral programs and was rated among the top 10 of national universities with the least student-incurred debt.


The Strategic Management Society awarded four BYU professors the best-paper prize at the organization’s 22nd annual international conference in Paris.

The prize was awarded to Marriott School of Management strategy professors Mark H. Hansen, ’90, and Lee T. Perry, ’74, and BYU statistics professors C. Shane Reese, ’94, and Gilbert W. Fellingham, ’75, for their paper “A Bayesian Application of the Resource-Based View: Narrowing the Gap Between Theory and Practice.”


Two recent BYU graduates, Joseph P. Benson, ’02, and Robert F. Schwartz, ’02, received Fulbright scholarships, which will allow them to study and do research in a foreign country of their choice. They were among approximately 700 students nationwide who received Fulbright awards.

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