U.S. News and World Report Releases 2014 Best Graduate Schools Lists

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In recent years, with bachelor’s degrees basically becoming the new high school diplomas, graduate schools have become more and more of a necessity for students looking to pursue lucrative job opportunities.

The U.S. News and World Report released today its 2014 list of the Best Graduate Schools to help potential students sort through the litany of emerging post-graduate institutions.

U.S. News and World Report has various methodologies to determine the list, which varies by discipline. Most rankings include factors such as admissions selectivity, price, expert opinions, and job placement and salary statistics for business and law schools.

Business Schools: Harvard and Stanford shared the number one spot for best business schools this year, with University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School snagging the number three spot. There was another tie for the number four spot between Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

Law Schools: Yale held firm to its number one spot, with Harvard and Stanford sharing yet another ranking in the number two spot. One of the bigger changes on the list was University of Washington’s steep drop from number 20 to 28.

Medical Schools: Harvard and Stanford, again, hold the one and two spots respectively for the best medical school programs. Johns Hopkins University, previously in second, dropped to third after Stanford climbed two spots. Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine and University of California, San Francisco tied for fourth.

Engineering Schools: MIT, of course, held the number one spot, while Stanford and UC, Berkeley took second and third. The California Institute of Technology climbed to claim fourth while Carnegie Mellon University tied for fifth with Georgia Institute of Technology and University of Illinois, Urbana-Campaign.

Education Schools: Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of Education and Human Development took the first place spot, and Johns Hopkins University took a huge leap from 18th two years ago, to 6th last year, to number two this year. Harvard took number three and University of Texas, Austin took number four.

Source: NY Daily News