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Rankings

In recent years, rankings of colleges and universities have proliferated, particularly rankings issued by news media. The relatively small number of rankings by academic organizations focus primarily on graduate and professional education. More complete information can be obtained on the websites of many of these sources. Compiled here is a list of some of Washington University in St. Louis' rankings by news media.

Undergraduate Rankings of Washington University by News Media

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS - NATIONAL UNIVERSITIES: The most recent undergraduate rankings were announced by U.S. News on September 13, 2017, for the 2017-18 academic year.

U.S. News & World Report

2018 2017
Overall Undergraduate Programs 18* 19
Alumni giving 26 28
Faculty resources 15 15
Financial resources 6 6
Freshmen returning for sophomore year 96% 96%
Graduation & retention 11 11
High school counselor ranking 22* 20*
Selectivity 15 13
Best Value Schools 22 31
Best Colleges for Veterans 10
Olin School of Business 14 14
Entrepreneurship 29* nr
Finance 21* 18*
School of Engineering & Applied Science 40* 44*
Biomedical engineering 18 17

* - tie
nr - not ranked

 

BusinessWeek

Ranking Year
Undergraduate business school programs 25 2016

 

Entrepreneur Magazine

2017 2016
Skandalaris Center 10 18

 

The Huffington Post & Unigo

Year
The New Ivies: Top 10 Colleges 2015

 

Journal of Blacks in Higher Education

Ranking Year
First-Year Enrollments of Black Students at High-Ranking Universities 1 2016
Black enrollment - nation's top 50 universities 26 2013

 

Kiplingers Personal Finance

Ranking Year
Best College Values 40 2018

 

The Princeton Review

Ranking Year
Top 50 Colleges that Pay You Back 44 2018
Top 25 Schools for Entrepreneurs (Skandalaris Center) 7 2017
Best Campus Food 3 2018
Best College Dorms 2 2018
Best Financial Aid 5 2018
Best Quality of Life 12 2018
Best-Run Colleges 2 2018
Quality of Life Rating 96/99 2018
Fire Safety Rating 97/99 2018
Academic Rating 91/99 2018

 

Reform Judaism

Ranking Year
Private universities most chosen by Jewish students 18 2014

 

Times Higher Education (UK)

Ranking Year
Top 1,000 World Universities 50 2018

 

Graduate & Professional Rankings of Washington University by News Media

U.S. News & World Report

GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS

This is a compilation of all U.S. News graduate and professional rankings of Washington University programs, based on information from the guidebook and additional Web-based rankings at http://www.usnews.com/.

U.S. News Graduate & Professional Categories

Ranking Year Last Ranked
Graduate School of Art 12 2016
Painting/Drawing nr 2016
Printmaking nr 2016
Arts & Sciences  
American Politics 12 2018
Biological Sciences 11 2018
Chemistry 35 2018
Clinical Psychology 16 2018
Cognitive Psychology 8 2013
Comparative Politics 11 2018
Earth Sciences 25 2018
Economics 27 2018
Education 55* 2018
English 35 2018
Geochemistry nr 2018
History 38 2018
Mathematics 34 2018
Music nr 2018
Physics 44 2018
Political Methodology 7 2018
Political Science 19 2018
Psychology 13 2018
Social Work 2 2018
School of Engineering & Applied Science 50* 2018
Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical 56* 2018
Biomedical/Bioengineering 12* 2018
Chemical Engineering 38* 2018
Computer Engineering 36* 2018
Computer Science 40 2018
Electrical/Electronic/Communications 48* 2018
Environmental/Environmental Health 36* 2018
Mechanical Engineering 52* 2018
Industrial/ Manufacturing/ Systems Engineering 57* 2018
School of Law 18 2018
Clinical Training 8 2018
Hiring partner ranking nr 2018
International Law 23 2018
Trial advocacy 17* 2018
Tax Law 26 2018
School of Medicine (comprehensive ranking) 6 2016
Audiology 3 2018
Biochemistry/Biophysics/Structural Biology nr* 2014
Cell Biology nr 2014
Clinical Psychology 16 2018
Genetics/Genomics/Bioinformatics 5 2018
Ecology/Evolutionary Biology nr* 2014
Health Services Administration 17* 2007
Immunology/Infectious Diseases 5* 2010
Internal Medicine 9 2018
Occupational Therapy 1* 2016
Pediatrics 9* 2018
Physical Therapy 1* 2016
Primary Care 21* 2016
Women's Health 6* 2018
Drug & Alcohol Abuse 10* 2018
Olin School of Business MBA 21* 2016
Executive MBA 14* 2018
Part-time MBA 30* 2018
Finance 24* 2018

 

Architectural Record

Ranking Year
The Top 10 Architecture Graduate Programs 10 2018

 

BusinessWeek Magazine

Ranking Year
Full-Time MBA Program 36 2017
Olin School Professional MBA (Midwest) 4 2013
Olin School Professional MBA (National) 14 2015

 

The Economist

Ranking Year
Olin MBA - Worldwide 43 2017
Executive MBA 38 2015

 

Entrepreneur Magazine

2017 2015
Skandalaris Center 10 15

 

Financial Times

Ranking Year
Olin School MBA (worldwide ranking) 50 2018
Faculty research rank 27 2018

 

Rankings of Washington University by Independent Organizations

Academic Analytics' Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index (FSP Index)

Newly published in January 2007, the Academic Analytics' Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index measures specific data regarding faculty scholarly output, including publications and citations. Altogether, 27 academic areas at Washington University rank in the top-10 categories. The Chronicle of Higher Education published these results in their January 12, 2007, issue and featured Washington University's number-one ranking for political science on their cover.

Ranking Year
Large Research University - overall ranking 7 2007
Broad Field Rankings
Social and Behavioral Sciences 3 2007
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 5* 2007
Humanities 6 2007
Business 7* 2007
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 4 2007
Aggregated Field Rankings
Psychology 4 2007
Social Sciences 4 2007
Individual Discipline Rankings
Anthropology 2 2007
Biochemistry 8 2007
Bioinformatics 7 2007
Botany and plant biology 3 2007
Business administration 3 2007
Cell biology 6 2007
Communication sciences and disorders 6 2007
Developmental biology 9 2007
East Asian languages and cultures 10 2007
Ecology and evolutionary biology 1 2007
English 4 2007
Genetics 10 2007
Immunology 6 2007
Kinesiology and exercise science 2 2007
Microbiology 4 2007
Molecular biology 4 2007
Pathology 4 2007
Political science 1 2007
Social work 3 2007

 

National Merit Scholarship Corporation

  Ranking Year
Number of National Merit Scholars in freshman class 6 2013

 

Peace Corps

  Ranking Year
Number of alumni serving in the Peace Corps
(medium-sized schools)
13 2013

 

Institute of International Education

  Ranking Year
Top world universities 29 2008
Top North & Latin American universities 22 2008

 

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