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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill appears on more than 15 lists of schools, programs and specialty areas newly ranked by U.S. News and World Report magazine for its 2011 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools.”
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill appears on more than 15 lists of schools, programs and specialty areas newly ranked by U.S. News and World Report magazine for its 2011 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools.” Following is a summary of the new rankings, as well as specialty areas listed in the top 10:
School of Medicine
- Primary care, 2nd
- Research, tied for 20th
- Family medicine, 3rd
- Rural medicine, 7th
- AIDS, 8th
- Women’s health, tied for 10th
Kenan-Flagler Business School
- Tied for 21st (for master of business administration degree programs)
- Accounting, tied for 10th
- Executive MBA, 10th
College of Arts and Sciences (doctoral programs in the sciences) Ph.D. Programs
- Tied for 10th * (for a biostatistics department, part of the Gillings Global School of Public Health)
- Tied for 22nd (part of the statistics and operations research department in the College of Arts and Sciences)
- Tied for 13th
- Analytical, 1st
- Inorganic, 8th
- Tied for 20th
- Tied for 24th
- Tied for 30th
- Tied for 36th
School of Law
- Tied for 28th
Diversity. Among the national law schools included in a chart identifying schools where students are most likely to encounter classmates from a different racial or ethnic group. Carolina’s score was 0.41 out of an index that ranges from 0.0 to 1.0. The closer a school’s number is to 1.0, the more diverse is the student population.
School of Education
New rankings will appear in the May issue of U.S. News and World Report magazine, which hits newsstands April 27, and in the “America’s Best Graduate Schools” guidebook. Details will be available at www.usnews.com
U.S. News first ranked graduate program in 1987 and has done so annually since 1990. Business, education, engineering, law and medicine are ranked annually. Those rankings are based on expert opinion about program quality and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research and students, according to magazine officials. Other disciplines and specialties in the sciences, social sciences, humanities and other areas, including selected health specialists, are ranked periodically. Those rankings are based only on the ratings of academic experts.
Note: In past years, a number of UNC-Chapel Hill specialty areas have been ranked in the top 25. This year, advance information available from the magazine only goes through the top 10 rankings. This advisory will be updated online on the News Services Web site, www.unc.edu/news/ as any new information becomes available.