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U.S. News ranks UC graduate schools among nation's best

Graduate programs throughout the UC system are among top schools ranked this year by U.S. News & World Report.

The magazine’s 2015 Best Graduate Schools guide ranks programs in five disciplines: business, education, engineering, law, medicine and specialties within each area.

Schools in the main disciplines are evaluated on standardized test scores of newly enrolled students, opinions from experts on each program's quality, acceptance rates and other criteria. Numerical rankings for the top 75 percent of schools eligible were published.

Below are UC's ranked schools in the five main disciplines. For specialty programs within these areas, go to the Best Graduate Schools site.

UC had six representatives among the ranked business programs:

  • No. 7: UC Berkeley Haas School of Business
  • No. 16: UCLA Anderson School of Management
  • No. 41: UC Davis Graduate School of Management
  • No. 45: UC Irvine Paul Merage School of Business
  • No. 60: UC San Diego Rady School of Management
  • Ranked: UC Riverside A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management

Of note: The Haas School’s part-time MBA program was the top ranked, and UCLA’s was No. 4.

In education, eight UC programs were ranked this year:

  • No. 11: UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies
  • No. 14: UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education
  • No. 36: UC Irvine School of Education
  • No. 45: UC Davis School of Education
  • No. 64: UC Santa Barbara Gevirtz Graduate School of Education
  • No. 77 UC Riverside Graduate School of Education
  • No. 98: UC San Diego Department of Education Studies
  • No. 112: UC Santa Cruz Education Department

In the rankings announcement, UC Davis was highlighted for its jump of 15 spots.

All of UC’s engineering schools were ranked:

  • No. 3: UC Berkeley College of Engineering
  • No. 14: UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering
  • No. 16: UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science
  • No. 19 UC Santa Barbara College of Engineering
  • No. 31: UC Davis College of Engineering
  • No. 38: UC Irvine Henry Samueli School of Engineering
  • No. 69: UC Riverside Bourns College of Engineering
  • No. 81: UC Santa Cruz Jack Baskin School of Engineering
  • Ranked: UC Merced School of Engineering

Four of UC’s law schools made the rankings:

  • No. 9: UC Berkeley School of Law
  • No. 16: UCLA School of Law
  • No. 36: UC Davis School of Law
  • No. 54: UC Hastings College of the Law

Five UC medical schools placed in the top 50 nationally for research rankings:

  • No. 4: UCSF School of Medicine
  • No. 12: UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
  • No. 14: UC San Diego School of Medicine
  • No. 40: UC Davis School of Medicine
  • No. 43: UC Irvine School of Medicine

Four UC medical centers ranked in the top 40 for primary care:

  • No. 4 UCSF
  • No. 13: UCLA
  • No. 16: UC Davis
  • No. 38: UC San Diego
  • No. 61: UC Irvine