University of Virginia Graduate Programs Ranked High in Latest U.S. News & World Report Rankings

March 28, 2008 – The University of Virginia once again received high marks for the quality of its graduate schools in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings, released today in "America's Best Graduate Schools 2009."

The School of Law moved up a spot to ninth nationally in a tie with Northwestern University and the University of Michigan. The law school was also ranked ninth in tax law and 10th in international law.

The Darden School of Business tied for 14th in this year's rankings with Duke's Fuqua School and Cornell's Johnson School. Darden was seventh for management in the magazine's specialty rankings.

The School of Medicine was in a four-way for 23rd in research and was tied with five other schools for 38th in primary care.

The Curry School of Education ranked 31st and several teacher-education programs ranked in the top 10 nationally: secondary education placed fifth, elementary education was seventh, and special education ranked eighth.

The School of Engineering and Applied Science was 38th overall. The biomedical engineering department, which is part of the engineering and medical schools, was 15th.

The new rankings in the sciences were in computer science, where U.Va. is 29th; physics, where U.Va. tied for 36th; and mathematics, where the University was in a four-way tie for 40th.

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