U.S. News and World Report has announced their 2011 rankings of the best graduate schools.
According to their methodology, Yale remains the top law school in the nation, a spot it has held for almost 20 years. Harvard places first among research medical and business schools. Vanderbilt takes the top spot for education and MIT trumps all others for engineering. The University of Washington earns the top primary care medical school spot.
For the most part, their lists of the top law, business, education, medical and engineering graduate programs stayed stable. A few schools saw significant movement: NYU dropped two places in the law rankings, from fourth to sixth, while the University of Chicago and the University of Virginia moved up (UVA rose to 10th place, rising past Duke and Northwestern). MIT improved its standing among the ranks of business schools and Johns Hopkins fell from second to third in the list of best research medical schools.
Stanford also ranked in two categories: second in business and third in law.
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