News & World Reports annual rankings were released
March 30 in the magazines special guidebook, with several
U.Va. programs included in the top 10 or 20. The Law
School tied for seventh place with the University of Michigan-Ann
Arbor. In the psychology department, the developmental psychology
program ranked fifth and the clinical psychology program ninth.
The Curry School
of Education has three programs in the top 10: special education,
ranked fourth, and elementary and secondary education programs,
both ranked 10th. See below for more listings.
should be aware that not all programs are covered every year,
although they are included in the guidebook. This year, for instance,
medicine and related health fields but not nursing
were reviewed in fall 2000. Likewise, Ph.D. programs in the social
sciences were re-evaluated, but not those in the hard sciences.
schools are ranked using statistical categories such as test scores,
acceptance rate, student/faculty ratio and percentage employed
at graduation. The rankings of Ph.D. programs are based on reputation,
gleaned from academic surveys sent to deans, program directors
and senior faculty.
complete listing of U.Va. rankings is available on the Web at
The most recent ranking is given in parentheses.