U.S. News & World Report ranks multiple UNC schools, specialties

Posted on Apr 15, 2010 in Campus and Community

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

Overall

  • Primary care, 2nd
  • Research, tied for 20th

Specialty areas

  • Family medicine, 3rd
  • Rural medicine, 7th
  • AIDS, 8th
  • Women’s health, tied for 10th

Kenan-Flagler Business School

Overall

  • Tied for 21st (for master of business administration degree programs)

Specialty Areas

  • Accounting, tied for 10th
  • Executive MBA, 10th

College of Arts and Sciences (doctoral programs in the sciences) Ph.D. Programs

Statistics

Overall

  • 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)

Chemistry

Overall

  • Tied for 13th

Specialty Areas

  • Analytical, 1st
  • Inorganic, 8th

Computer Science

Overall

  • Tied for 20th

Biological Sciences

Overall

  • Tied for 24th

Mathematics

Overall

  • Tied for 30th

Physics

Overall

  • Tied for 36th

School of Law

Overall

  • 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

Overall

  • 30th

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.

UNC-Chapel Hill contact: Karen Moon, (919) 962-8595, Karen_moon@unc.edu
U.S. News contact: pr@usnews.com