In the much-watched U.S. News & World Report graduate school rankings, multiple UCLA professional schools and graduate programs have been listed as among the best in the country, reflecting the campus's broad academic excellence.
The 2014 rankings, released this week, will be published in the Best Graduate Schools 2014 guidebook, scheduled to hit newsstands on April 9, 2013.
Last fall, U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges rankings placed UCLA second among public universities in the nation and 24th overall. UCLA consistently performs well in multiple rankings that use a wide range of criteria.
The U.S. News graduate program rankings are based on experts' opinions about program excellence and on statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school's faculty, research and students. The data come from surveys of administrators at more than 1,250 programs and over 1,300 academics and professionals.
This list includes the most recent U.S. News rankings for various UCLA graduate programs, some of which are not reviewed annually:
No. 4 among fine arts programs
No. 14 among business schools
No. 17 among law schools
No. 21 among nursing schools
Many other UCLA graduate programs housed in the UCLA College of Letters and Science also fared well, including:
Political science (10)
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.)