U.S. News rankings show UCLA’s graduate programs are among best in the country.
UCLA’s impressive showing in the rankings, released online March 11, is a testament to the campus’s broad academic excellence and reinforces its reputation as one of the country’s finest institutions of higher learning.
Last September, U.S. News’ Best Colleges rankings placed UCLA second among public universities in the nation and 23rd overall. UCLA consistently performs well in multiple rankings that use a wide range of criteria.
The newly released graduate program rankings, which will be published in print in the Best Graduate Schools 2015 guidebook on April 8, are based on experts’ opinions about program excellence and on statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research and students. The data come from surveys of administrators at more than 1,350 programs and over 13,500 academics and professionals conducted during fall 2013 and early 2014.
This following list includes the most recent U.S. News rankings for various UCLA graduate programs, some of which are not reviewed annually:
UCLA College of Letters and Science: Chemistry & Biochemistry
No. 15 among all chemistry graduate programs and 5th among U.S. public universities
UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture
No. 4 among fine arts programs
UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies
No. 11 among education schools and No. 14 among library and information studies programs
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
No. 10 among schools of public health and No. 14 among health care management programs
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
No. 13 among medical schools in primary care and No. 12 among medical schools in research
UCLA Anderson School of Management
No. 16 among business schools
UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science
No. 16 among engineering schools and No. 13 among computer science programs
UCLA School of Law
No. 16 among law schools
UCLA School of Nursing
No. 21 among nursing schools
UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
No. 23 among public affairs schools and No. 16 among social work programs
Many other UCLA graduate programs housed in the UCLA College of Letters and Science also fared well, including:
Political science (10)
Earth sciences (13)
Biological sciences (19)
(While dentistry schools are not included in U.S. News and World Report’s rankings, the UCLA School of Dentistry is widely considered among the nation’s best.)