UCLA rates highly in prestigious rankings
By Claudia Luther March 22, 2012 Category: Campus News
UCLA once again fared very well in two prestigious rankings issued this spring: U.S. News & World Report's 2013 rankings of the nation's best graduate schools and the London Times Higher Education's 2012 World Reputation rankings.
UCLA placed ninth — three spots higher than last year — in the London Times Higher Education rankings, which orders schools according to global prestige. The rankings are based on a survey of more than 17,500 academics worldwide. The top 10 institutions in this ranking, in order, were Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Cambridge, Stanford University, UC Berkeley, the University of Oxford, Princeton University, the University of Tokyo, UCLA and Yale University.
In the much-watched U.S. News & World Report graduate school rankings, many UCLA graduate and professional schools and programs are rated among the best. (This list includes the most recent U.S. News rankings for various programs, some of which are not reviewed annually).
No. 4 among fine arts programs
No. 15 among law schools
No. 15 among business schools
No. 21 among nursing schools
Many other UCLA graduate programs housed in the UCLA College of Letters and Science also fared well, including:
Clinical psychology (No. 1)
Political science (11)
Earth sciences (17)
Biological sciences (24)
Biostatistics (31 in statistics)
(While dentistry schools are not included in U.S. News & World Report's rankings, the UCLA School of Dentistry is widely considered among the nation's best.)