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Top 100 Graduate Schools in the U.S


Top 100 Graduate Schools in the U.S


Top 100 Graduate Schools in the U.S.

Learn about the top two graduate schools in the nation. Find out why these schools were selected, including rankings, location and program information.Top 50 Best Value Graduate Schools of 2015.Top 25 Most Affordable Master’s in Social Work.


Top Graduate Programs

Alfred UniversityRanked #1 for ceramics and #11 for fine arts by USN&WR in 2015Alfred, NY
Arizona State UniversityOnline graduate business degree program ranked tied #3 in 2015 by USNWRTempe, AZ
Art Center College of DesignRanked #18 for fine arts programs by USN&WR in 2015Pasadena, CA
Bard CollegeRanked #13 for fine arts programs, per USN&WR in 2015Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Boston CollegeAccountancy program ranked #1 in 2013, per Financial Timesranking of global MBA programsNewton, MA
Boston UniversityMaster’s in Occupational Therapy program ranked #2 by USN&WRBoston, MA
Brandeis UniversityRanked #9 for social policy by USN&WR in 2015Waltham, MA
Brigham Young UniversityMBA grads have placement rates of 95% within three monthsProvo, UT
Brown UniversityEarned top-100 world reputation ranking in 2014 from Times Higher EducationProvidence, RI
California Institute of the ArtsFirst postsecondary school to offer visual and performing arts degreesValencia, CA
California Institute of TechnologyRanked #1 on the 2013-2014 Times Higher Education list of best universitiesPasadena, CA
Carnegie Mellon UniversityTop-ranked programs include business, computer science, engineering, fine arts, and public affairs, per USN&WRPittsburgh, PA
City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School and University CenterUSN&WR-ranked programs within the top 50 include English, history, math, and sociologyNew York, NY
College of William and MaryRanked #3 for U.S. colonial history by USN&WR in 2014Williamsburg, VA
Colorado School of MinesRanked #25 in earth sciences and tied for #56 for engineering schools, per USN&WRGolden, CO
Columbia UniversityTop-10 ranked for business, law, medical school: research, chemistry, earth sciences, economics, English, fine arts, history, and math per USN&WRNew York, NY
Cornell UniversityTop-10 programs per USN&WR include chemistry, computer science, English, physics, and veterinary medicineIthaca, NY
Dartmouth CollegeTop-50 rankings in psychology, medical school, computer science, biological sciences, and business per USN&WRHanover, NH
Drexel UniversityHighly-ranked programs include art and design, law, business, education, physician assistant, computer science, and engineeringPhiladelphia, PA
Duke UniversityBiomedical engineering program ranked #11 for research productivity by Academic Analytics 2012Durham, NC
Emory UniversityMBA programs highly ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek, Finanical Times, The Economist, and ForbesAtlanta, GA
Florida State UniversityTop ranked programs in 2013-2014 include criminology and criminal justice, interior design, and school library mediaTallahassee, FL
Fordham UniversityHighly-ranked Catholic university in New York CityNew York, NY
Georgetown UniversitySportBusiness International magazine ranked the professional master’s program in sports industry management #4 among North American schools, #6 among international schoolsWashington, DC
Georgia Institute of TechnologyTop-10 engineering programs include biomedical, industrial, environmental, aerospace, civil, mechanical, electrical, computer, nuclear, materials, and chemical (per USN&WR in 2014)Atlanta, GA
Indiana UniversityKelley School of Business and its programs have been ranked #1 by Financial Times, USNWR, and Bloomberg BusinessweekBloomington, IA
Johns Hopkins UniversitySchool of Education rank moved from 6th (in a tie) in 2012 to first in 2014Baltimore, MD
Kent State UniversityNamed a best business school by the Princeton Review in 2014Kent, OH
Maryland Institute College of ArtGraduate fine arts program ranked #7 by USN&WRBaltimore, MD
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyGraduate program in engineering ranked #1 by USN&WR in 2014, the same rank its held since 1990Cambridge, MA
Michigan State UniversityRanked in the top 100 among world universities by Times Higher Education in 2013-2014East Lansing, MI
New SchoolSocial policy, nonprofit management, and graphic design are top-25 programs, per USN&WRNew York , NY
New York UniversityFrom 2002-2013, business, education, engineering, law, medicine, nursing, and public affairs programs improved in rank, perUSN&WRNew York, NY
North Carolina State UniversityRanked #6 by USN&WR for biological and agricultural engineering in 2014Raleigh, NC
Northwestern UniversityKellogg School of Business’s traditional and executive MBA programs consistently top-5 rankedEvanston, IL
Ohio State UniversityNational Science Foundation ranks graduate school in the top 10 nationally among public research universitiesColumbus, OH
Oregon Health and Science UniversitySchool of Medicine earned top-10 rank for primary care education and family medicine education in 2015, per USN&WRPortland, OR
Pennsylvania State UniversityFive doctoral programs were top-ranked by the National Research Council in 2006University Park, PA
Pratt InstituteGraduate interior design program ranked #2 by DesignIntelligenceBrooklyn, NY
Princeton UniversityTop-20 programs include engineering, biological sciences, chemistry, computer science, earth sciences, economics, English, history, and math, per USN&WRPrinceton, NJ
Purdue UniversityRanked #1 for agricultural and biological engineering by USN&WRin 2013West Lafayette, IN
Rice UniversityEight graduate programs earned top-20 rank by USN&WRHouston, TX
Rhode Island School of DesignMFA program named one of the most 10 influential in the world byArtspace in 2014Providence, RI
Rutgers UniversityGraduate women’s history program ranked #1 by USN&WRNew Brunswick, NJ
School of the Art Institute of ChicagoRanked #2 for graduate fine arts programs in 2013, per USN&WRChicago, IL
Simmons CollegeOffers 41 graduate programsBoston, MA
Stanford UniversityBusiness programs recognized by USN&WR, Financial Times, The Economist, Forbes, and Bloomberg Businessweek in 2013Palo Alto, CA
Stony Brook University, the State University of New YorkHealth programs earning high rankings in 2015, per USN&WR, include clinical psychology, physician assistant, nursing – midwifery, physical therapy, and occupational therapyStony Brook, NY
Syracuse UniversityUSN&WR top-25 programs include audiology, library and information studies and public affairs.Syracuse, NY
Temple UniversityFox School of Business’s MBA programs (online, executive, global, healthcare management, professional part-time) are nationally rankedElkins Park, PA
Texas A&M UniversityTypically ranks in the top 10 for research expendituresCollege Station, TX
University at Albany – SUNY17 graduate programs were top-100 ranked by USN&WR in 2015, with two top-5 and eight top-25Albany, NY
University at Buffalo – SUNYLaw school named a best value school by National Jurist magazineBuffalo, NY
University of AlabamaSchool of Law ranked #22 in 2016, per USN&WRTuscaloosa, AL
University of ArizonaNational Science Foundation ranked the school #3 for physical sciences funding in fiscal year 2012Tucson, AZ
University of CaliforniaHastings College of the Law ranked tied for #59 in 2015, according to USN&WRSan Francisco, CA
University of California – DavisDoctoral programs ranked by the National Science Foundation in 2010Davis, CA
University of California – IrvineRanked #1 in the U.S. and #5 internationally by Times Higher Education among 100 best universities established less than 50 years ago (2013)Irvine, CA
University of California – Los AngelesHighly ranked programs include fine arts, library and information studies, education, public health, medicine, business, engineering, computer science, and law, per USN&WR‘s 2015 rankingsLos Angeles, CA
University of California – San DiegoUSN&WR rankings gave high marks to business, law, education, engineering, behavioral neuroscience, political science, and more, in 2014San Diego, CA
University of California – San FranciscoSchool of Medicine top-ranked for primary care and research in 2013, per USN&WRSan Francisco, CA
University of California – Santa BarbaraDoctoral computer science programs rank in the top-ten nationally, per the National Research Council assessments in 2010Santa Barbara, CA
University of California – Santa CruzTimes Higher Education ranked school #2 in global research influence in 2013Santa Cruz, CA
University of ChicagoBusiness, law, and medical schools are top-rankedChicago, IL
University of CincinnatiBoosts a 75% job placement rate in academia for creative writing Ph.D. studentsCincinnati, OH
University of Colorado – BoulderUSN&WR ranked 7 graduate programs in the top 10 in 2016Boulder, CO
University of ConnecticutDoctor of Physical Therapy program is housed in one of the nation’s top kinesiology departmentsStorrs, CT
University of GeorgiaTop ranked for graduate ecology, social work, public administration, pharmacy, law, business, education, and mathAthens, GA
University of Hawaii – ManoaA school recognized for its very high research activity, this is one of 32 land-, sea-, and space-grant schoolsHonolulu , HI
University of Iowa26 graduate programs earned top-25 rankings by USN&WR in 2013Iowa City, IA
University of KansasGraduate aerospace engineering program is #1 in the state, perUSN&WR rankings for 2015Lawrence, KS
University of Maryland – College Park46 graduate programs earned USN&WR top-25 rankings in 2015College Park, MD
University of Massachusetts AmherstUSN&WR ranked online graduate nursing program #3 in the nation in 2015Amherst, MA
University of MiamiHispanicBusiness magazine ranked the business school #9Coral Gables, FL
University of Michigan – Ann ArborDesignIntelligence ranked the graduate architecture program #1 in 2010Ann Arbor, MI
University of Minnesota – Twin CitiesOffers several services to graduate studentsMinneapolis, MN
University of MissouriInterior design program is only one of its kind in the state to be professionally accreditedColumbia, MO
University of North Carolina Chapel HillAudiology program ranked #3 by USN&WR in 2012Chapel Hill, NC
University of North TexasUSN&WR ranked online graduate business programs tied for #47 in 2016Denton, TX
University of Notre DameRanked in the top-25 by Hispanic magazineNotre Dame, IN
University of OregonSpecial education program ranked #3 in 2016, per USN&WR, for the 16th yearEugene, OR
University of PennsylvaniaGraduate nursing program tied for #1 in 2015, per USN&WRPhiladelphia, PA
University of PittsburghMBA programs highly ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek, Financial Times, Forbes, and The EconomistPittsburgh, PA
University of South Carolina–ColumbiaOnly public school in the state to hold the Carnegie Foundation’s highest research university designationColumbia, SC
University of Southern CaliforniaTop ranked for business, education, engineering, law, fine arts, public affairs, and more, per USN&WRLos Angeles, CA
University of Tennessee KnoxvilleMBA programs are highly ranked by USN&WR, Wall Street Journal,Bloomberg Businessweek, Information Week, and Financial TimesKnoxville, TN
University of Texas at AustinIn 2016, over 50 graduate programs were top-15 ranked, with another 56 earning top-25 rankings by USN&WRAustin, TX
University of WashingtonSchool of Medicine ranked #1 for primary care by USN&WR in 2014Seattle, WA
University of Wisconsin-MadisonRanked #6 for online graduate engineering programs by USN&WRin 2016Madison, WI
University of Wisconsin-MilwaukeeGraduate English programs offers 5 concentrationsMilwaukee, WI
Vanderbilt UniversitySchool of Medicine ranked #15 in 2015, per USN&WRNashville, TN
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityGraduate fine arts program ranked #1 among public universities by USN&WRRichmond, VA
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityNational Science Foundation ranks Virginia Tech as the top research university in the state, 2013Blacksburg, VA
Wake Forest UniversityRanked top-50 for medical and law schools, per USN&WRWinston-Salem, NC
Washington and Lee UniversitySchool of Law ranked tied for #42 by USN&WRLexington, VA
Washington University in St. LouisArchitecture school ranked #9 by Architectural Record in 2011St. Louis, MO
Wayne State UniversitySchool of Medicine is the largest among 1-campus medical schools in the U.S.Detroit, MI
Yale UniversityRanked #1 for law, history, and fine arts by USN&WRNew Haven, CT



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