NEW: RISD, Brown + URI Grad Schools Named Tops By US News

Tuesday, March 12, 2013


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RISD was named tops in its field by US News & World Report in the latest Grad Schools 2014 ranking.

Brown University, the University of Rhode Island, the Rhode Island School of Design and 2 other Rhode Island colleges have just been named as having among the best graduate schools in the nation, according to US News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools 2014. The ranking reviewed more than 1,250 graduate schools and programs in over 35 disciplines to rank the best in the nation.

RI School of Design (RISD)

RISD was awarded the #2 spot in Fine Arts Studies, beating out all but Yale University. In Graphic Design, Industrial Design, and Printmaking, RISD was ranked the best graduate school in the nation.

#2 in Fine Arts Studies


#3 in Ceramics
#1 in Graphic Design
#1 in Industrial Design
#4 in Multimedia / Visual Communications
#2 in Painting / Drawing
#3 in Photography
#1 in Printmaking
#5 in Sculpture

Brown University

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Brown picked up dozens of ranking mentions in the latest grad school assessment by US News.

Rhode Island's top-ranked college earned top spots in Engineering, Medical School, Social Science and Humanities, and Science rankings. Below are the newest rankings for Brown's graduate schools and programs.

Social Science and Humanities
#19 for Economics, #6 in Economic Development
#15 in English
#18 in History
#12 in Colonial History
#45 in Political Science
#14 for Political Theory
#26 in Psychology
#25 in Sociology
#15 in Sociology of Population

#34 in Biological Sciences
#53 in Chemistry
#20 in Computer Science
#17 in Artificial Intelligence
#14 in Theory
#17 in Earth Sciences
#14 in Geophysics and Seismology
#14 in Mathematics
#16 in Algebra/Number Theory/Algebraic Geometry
#18 in Analysis, #5 in Applied Math
#15 in Topology
#30 in Physics

Brown's Graduate Schools

Brown’s Warren Alpert Medical School ranked #31 for Best Research and #24 for Best Primary Care out of Medical Schools.

The Brown Taubman Center for Public Policy place #53 in Public Affairs.

Brown's division of Engingeering ranked #48 in Best Engineering Schools.

University of Rhode Island

URI placed on the new US News graduate program lists in Science, Social Sciences and Humanities, and Health.

#130 in Biological Sciences
#107 in Chemistry
#52 in Earth Sciences
#111 in Mathematics
#133 in Physics

Social Sciences and Humanities
#106 in English
#101 in Psychology

#94 Clinical Psychology
#127 in Nursing
#43 in Pharmacy
#86 in Physical Therapy
#154 in Speech-Language Pathology

Rhode Island College

RIC earned two spots in US News' Health category:

#357 Nursing

#89 in Social Work

RIC’s Feinstein School of Education and Human Development received #119 for Best Education Schools.

Salve Regina University

Salve Regina ranked #71 in Rehabilitation Counselling.

Providence College, Bryant, University, and Roger Williams University did not make the ranking.

For more information or to view the full list of rankings, go here.


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