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U.S. News & World Report Rankings: America's Best Colleges
Since U.S. News began a separate listing of the top 50 public universities, U.Va. has never been ranked lower than second. And in the history of the U.S. News Rankings, U.Va. has never dropped out of the top 25 listing of all national universities. More.

University of Virginia, for 2014
2nd Top Public Schools
5th Best Undergraduate Business Programs
23rd Best National Universities

Schools, Departments and Programs. Not all schools or programs are rated every year, so the date of the last ranking is posted in parentheses.
5th McIntire School of Commerce (2013)
  2nd Management (2012)
  10th Finance (2012)
  8th Marketing (2012)
  17th Accounting (2012)
  15th Management Information Systems (2011)
  22nd International Business (2011)
  12th Quantitative Analysis (2011)
8th Law School (2014)
  12th International Law (2014)
  25th Intellectual Property (2014)
  11th Tax Law (2014)
  38th Entertainment Law (2014)
10th English Department, Ph.D. Programs (2013)
  5th American Literature before 1865 (2013)
  2nd 18th-20th Century British Literature (2013)
  4th American Literature after 1865 (2013)
  11th Medieval and Renaissance Literature (2010)
  12th African-American Literature (2010)
  17th Gender and Literature (2010)
36th Political Science (2013)
  14th Political Theory, Ph.D. Program (2012)
11th Darden Graduate School of Business Administration (2014)
  6th Management (2014)
  12th Entrepreneurship (2013)
  12th Executive MBA (2013)
  27th Accounting (2012)
  18th Marketing (2012)
15th Nursing School, Graduate Programs (2014)
  8th Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing (2011)
  21st Family Nurse Practitioner Program (2011)
20th History Department, Ph.D. Programs (2013)
  5th U.S. Colonial History (2013)
  8th Modern U.S. History (2010)
35th Sociology Department, Ph.D. Program (2013)
26th Psychology Department, Ph.D. Programs (2013)
  5th
Developmental Psychology (2013)
  10th Social Psychology (2010)
18th
Clinical Psychology (2012)
22nd Curry School of Education, Graduate Programs (2014)
  4th Special Education (2014)
  7th Elementary Education (2014)
  8th Secondary Education (2014)
  14th Curriculum Instruction (2014)
  12th Educational Policy (2014)
  7th Administration and Supervision (2014)
26th School of Medicine, Research (2014)
29th School of Medicine, Primary Care (2014)
30th Economics Department, Ph.D. Programs (2013)
40th School of Engineering and Applied Science, Graduate Programs (2014)
  30th Biomedical Engineering (2014)
  29th Materials Science (2014)
  28th Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical (2014)
  36th Chemical Engineering (2014)
  39th Computer Engineering (2014)
  47th Civil Engineering (2014)
  42nd Mechanical Engineering (2014)
  41st Electrical/Electronic/Communications (2014)
  29th Computer Science (2014)
  25th Systems Engineering (2014)
Ph.D. Programs - The Sciences
  64th Earth Sciences (2014)
  44th Physics (2014)
  52nd Math (2014)
  63rd Statistics (2014)
  50th Biological Sciences (2014)
  49th Chemistry (2014)
  29th Computer Science (2015)

 

Hospital Specialties
July 2014—Ten medical specialties at University of Virginia Health System are recognized in U.S. News & World Report's 2014-15 "Best Hospitals" guide.

These seven specialties join the neonatology and urology programs at UVA Children’s Hospital, which were honored in June as part of U.S. News’ “Best Children’s Hospitals” guide.

Cancer Neurology & Neurosurgery
Diabetes & Endocrinology Orthopedics
Gynecology Urology
Nephrology  


Top Doctors
In March 2014, the number of doctors from the University of Virginia Health System selected for inclusion in the annual guide America's Top Doctors™, 12th edition, totaled 181. Published annually by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., the book recognizes physicians who are considered among the top one percent in the nation in their medical specialties and sub-specialties. Additionally, 20 U.Va. faculty physicians are listed in a sister publication, "American's Top Doctors for Cancer," 7th edition.

Newsweek/KaplanNewsweek/Kaplan "Finding the Right College For You" Guide

The 2010 edition of the guidebook ranked U.Va. seventh on its list of "25 Most Desirable Schools" and ninth on its lists of "25 Best Schools for Future Powerbrowers."

 

 

University of Virginia's College at Wise
The 2009 U.S. News & World report ranked the University of Virginia College at Wise fourth among liberal arts colleges with the least student debt. While 59 percent of students at the College at Wise graduate with some debt, at an average debt of $10,252, it is the fourth lowest among national liberal arts colleges.

Business Week RankingsBusinessWeek Rankings
October 2010—BusinessWeek ranked Darden School of Business 11th and first for student satisfaction.

 

The Princeton Review
September 2013—The entrepreneurship program at the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business is one of the best in the nation, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company ranked Darden fifth on its list of the "Top 25 Graduate Entrepreneurship Programs for 2014," which is featured in Entrepreneur Magazine. Read More.

Design Intelligence Rankings
November 2012—The University of Virginia School of Architecture's Master of Architecture and Master of Landscape Architecture programs both rank in the top three in their categories for graduate degree programs according to the 2013 Design Intelligence rankings of "America's Best Architecture and Design Schools." The two programs also rank in the top ten overall, a category that includes both public and private universities. Read More.

BusinessWeek Rankings
March 2012—BusinessWeek ranked the McIntire School of Commerce as the second best undergraduate business program in the country and the best MBA feeder school. BusinessWeek takes a variety of factors into account to determine the rankings, including academic quality, students' satisfaction with their programs, test scores and class size. Read More.

The Economist Rankings
2013—The Economist ranked Darden School of Business as fourth in the United States and fourth in the World.

U.Va. Ranks Fifth Best Public University
May 2013—Forbes published a listing that ranked U.Va. as fifth among national public universities according to the Center for College Affordability & Productivity, a research organization in Washington, D.C. that evaluates colleges based on results.

Forbes Ranks the Darden School of Graduate Business at No. 9
In August 2011, Forbes released a biennial survey of America's best business schools and ranked Darden ninth in the nation. The survey ranks schools based on "return on investment," which is determined by compensation five years after graduation minus tuition and salary forgone during school. Read more.

Financial Times Ranks Darden Executive Education Faculty No. 1 for Seventh Year in a Row
May 2011—In the most recent open-enrollment survey from Financial Times, Darden's highly acclaimed faculty took the number-one position for the seventh year in a row. The paper ranks Darden's open enrollment programs fifth in the world.

 

University of Virginia Tops National 'Best Value' Ranking of Public Universities February 2012—The Princeton Review ranked the University of Virginia second in its annual "Best Value Colleges" report. The Princeton Review is one of America's most respected education services and test-preparation companies.  Read more.

 

Princeton Review Ranks U.Va. Law First in Quality of Life
In the 2009 edition of its "Best 174 Law Schools," the Princeton Review ranked U.Va.'s School of Law first in the "Quality of Life" category. Other rankings for U.Va. Law: third in "Best Career Prospects," fourth in "Professors Rock" (Legally Speaking), and fifth in "Best Classroom Experience."

Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine Recognizes U.Va. Among Top-Value Colleges
March 2014—Based on the quality of both its academic and financial aid offerings, the University of Virginia ranks second among more than 600 public four-year colleges and universities across the nation for "best value," according to an annual ranking by Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine.

U.Va. Leads Public Universities with Highest African-American Graduation Rate
March 2009—For the 15th straight year, the University of Virginia's African-American students posted the highest graduation rate among those at all public universities in the nation, according to the annual compilation published by the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education (JBHE). Read more.

Black Enterprise Magazine Names U.Va. to List of "50 Top Colleges for African Americans"
In the September 2008 issue of Black Enterprise magazine, U.Va. again made the list of the 50 Top Colleges for African Americans. Read more.

U.Va. Maintains High Graduation Rate for Student-Athletes
NCAA 2008 data shows that the University of Virginia holds an 86 percent graduation rate among athletes. In the 2013-14 academic year, 305 student-athletes were named to the ACC's Academic Honor Roll for grade point averages of 3.00 or better.

U.Va. Among Top Schools With Peace Corps Volunteers
February 11, 2014—Among medium-size universities, The University of Virginia had the second highest number of alumni serving in the Peace Corps, according to the agency's' annual list of "Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities." U.Va. has 44 alumni currently in service as Peace Corps volunteers. Since the inception of the Peace Corps in 1961, more than 1,000 U.Va. alumni have served. Read more.

Batten School Makes Its Debut in U.S. News Grad School Rankings
March 13, 2012—The Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy was barely off the ground in 2008 when U.S. News & World Report last rated schools of public affairs. In the 2013 rankings, Batten cracked the top 50, tying for No. 46 with six additional colleges and universities.