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Four Schools Move Up in Academic Rankings

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April 1, 2008
EVANSTON, Ill. --- Four Northwestern schools moved up in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings of graduate and professional schools. The rankings for 2009 were published March 29 by the magazine.

The School of Law moved up three places, from 12th last year to No. 9 in a tie with the University of Michigan and University of Virginia.

The Kellogg School of Management is tied with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Chicago in fourth place. It was No. 5 last year.

The McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science is ranked 20th, jumping one place from last year.

The Feinberg School of Medicine is one spot higher, at 20th place in a tie with Emory University.

The School of Education and Social Policy dropped from No. 7 to 12th, in a tie with the University of Wisconsin.

In specialty areas, Kellogg is ranked No. 1 in marketing and was third in general management, executive MBA, part-time MBA and non-profit. Kellogg is ranked seventh in production/operations management; 10th in finance; 10th in accounting; 13th in supply chain/logistics; 15th in entrepreneurship; and 19th in international business.

McCormick tied for third in materials sciences and fifth in industrial engineering.

The Law School ranked third in trial advocacy, fourth in tax law; eighth in legal writing; 11th in clinical training; and 12th in dispute resolution. In a new ranking of diversity, the Law School scored 0.56 on a 1.0 scale, with a 19 percent Asian-American enrollment, its largest minority student group. The top score was 0.67.

The Feinberg School is ranked seventh in physical therapy; 10th in women's health; 14th in AIDS; 18th in pediatrics; 19th in internal medicine; and 22nd in clinical psychology.

In rankings of School of Communication doctorate and master's programs in health disciplines, speech and language pathology is ranked second and audiology is ninth.

The magazine also reported two rankings for PhD programs in Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences disciplines. Mathematics is ranked No. 18 and physics is 26th.

The School of Education is ranked 19th in education policy and is among the top 50 schools in teacher preparation, listed in alphabetical order by the magazine.