The following is from the Aug. 22, 2008, edition of The Dallas Business Journal.

SMU ranks among the nation's top universities

Southern Methodist University in Dallas ranks 66th among the nation's top universities in the latest "America's Best Colleges" guide from U.S. News & World Report.

Other schools on the list include the University of Texas at Austin, which ranks 47th. UT is followed by 64th ranked Texas A&M University in College Station; 76th ranked Baylor University in Waco; and 113th ranked Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. But the top overall school in Texas is Rice University in Houston, which ranked 17th among top tier schools in Best Colleges.

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