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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Carolina’s graduate programs receive high rankings

The UNC Bell Tower on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill October 6, 2016. (Photo by Jon Gardiner/UNC-Chapel Hill)

Carolina received high ratings on multiple lists of schools, degree programs and specialty areas newly ranked by U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools.”

U.S. News ranks business, education, engineering, law, nursing and medicine programs annually, while other disciplines and specialties in the sciences, social sciences, humanities and other areas, including selected health specialties, are only ranked periodically. In recent years, the University has received high rankings in a number of these periodically ranked areas.

Listed below are the complete Carolina rankings and specialty listings that will be available in the “Best Graduate Schools 2018” guidebook and usnews.com/store in early March and on newsstands in April.

School of Medicine

Overall

Specialty areas

Library & Information Studies

Overall

Specialty areas

School of Nursing

Overall

Specialty areas

Kenan-Flagler Business School

Overall

Specialty areas

School of Law

School of Education

Social Sciences & Humanities

U.S. News first ranked graduate programs in 1987 and has done so annually since 1990. Its annual business, education, engineering, law, nursing and medicine rankings are based on expert opinion on program excellence and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research and students. Its periodic rankings of additional disciplines and specialties are based solely on the ratings of peer academic experts, including deans, program directors and faculty.