U.S. News & World Report Announces the 2014 Best Business Schools and Law Schools

- New edition contains methodology changes, plus best engineering, education and medical schools-

Mar 12, 2013, 09:00 ET from U.S. News & World Report

WASHINGTON, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. News & World Report released today the Best Graduate Schools 2014 rankings online. Highlights of the rankings will be published in the Best Graduate Schools 2014 guidebook, which will be on newsstands starting April 9. The complete version of the new Best Graduate Schools rankings, which include the full data with extended rankings, will be available online only through the U.S. News Graduate School Compass.

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This year's edition includes new rankings for five of the largest professional graduate school disciplines—business, law, education, engineering, and medicine—as well as specialty rankings within each discipline. The 2014 rankings also include updated rankings for the social sciences and humanities and library and information studies, which were last ranked in 2009.

"When searching for a graduate program, there are many key factors students research," said Brian Kelly, editor and chief content officer of U.S. News & World Report. "By providing the best and most current data on these programs, U.S. News seeks to ease the decision making process."

U.S. News made some changes to the Best Graduate Schools 2014 methodologies. In the law school rankings, U.S. News incorporated new employment data into the computation of employment measures for 2011 J.D. graduates employed at both graduation and nine months after graduation. The business school methodology also changed: In the full-time and part-time MBA rankings, admissions selectivity was computed by including GRE scores of students entering in fall 2012. The other changes in the rankings methodologies for the 2014 Best Graduate Schools were minor. For more details, please visit www.usnews.com/gradmeth.

To learn more about the U.S. News Graduate School Compass or to order a copy of the Best Graduate Schools 2014 guidebook, visit the online U.S. News Store. For more information about Best Graduate Schools, visit www.usnews.com/grad or find us on Facebook or Twitter.

2014 Best Graduate Schools Rankings
*For full list of rankings, visit www.usnews.com/grad

Best Business Schools

Best Law Schools

1. Harvard University (MA)

1. Yale University (CT)

1. Stanford University (CA)

2. Harvard University (MA)

3. University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

2. Stanford University (CA)

4. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan)

4. Columbia University (NY)

4. Northwestern University (Kellogg) (IL)

4. University of Chicago

6. University of Chicago (Booth)

6. New York University

7. University of California–Berkeley (Haas)

7. University of Pennsylvania

8. Columbia University   

7. University of Virginia

9. Dartmouth College (Tuck)

9. University of California–Berkeley

10. New York University (Stern)

9. University of Michigan–Ann Arbor

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