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Graduate School Rankings

Four of Penn's schools are in the top ten list compiled by U.S. News & World Report, with three schools moving up from last year's rankings (last year's rankings are in parentheses).

  • #3 Wharton School (#4)
  • #4 School of Medicine (#4) for research
  • #5 Graduate School of Education (#8)
  • #7 Law School (#10)

Business, education, engineering, law and medicine are ranked annually. Most other categories are not ranked each year. Those that were ranked this year are: #23 biological sciences, #18 chemistry, (the specialty of organic chemistry ranked #10), #17 computer science (the specialty of artificial intelligence ranked #7), #16 mathematics, and #20 physics.

Within education, GSE made the list of top schools for education policy.

The top picks in business included the following specialty programs at Wharton:

  • #1 Accounting
  • #1 Finance
  • #2 Marketing
  • #3 International Business
  • #3 Entrepreneurship
  • #4 General Management
  • #5 Production/Operations Management
  • #5 Quantitative Analysis
  • #8 Management Information Systems
  • #10 Nonprofit Organizations

SEAS ranked #28 this year, up from 30.

The School of Medicine was also ranked in the top ten in four specialty programs:

  • #2 Pediatrics
  • #3 Women's Health
  • #4 Internal Medicine
  • #6 Drug/Alcohol Abuse.

The annual U.S. News & World Report rankings of America's Best Graduate Schools will be in the magazine's April 15 issue. For more on the rankings, see

Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 29, April 9, 2002


April 9, 2002
Volume 48 Number 29

It's once again time to recognize excellence in teaching at Penn, with the Lindback and Provost's Awards. And the recipients are….

A political science professor is appointed to a term chair.

Four of Penn's schools make the grade on the top ten list of U.S. News graduate schools.
Observations on the experimental SAS Pilot Curriculum, including insights, accomplishments and challenges.
An graphic report on the University's FY 2002 Budget, as reported to Council.
Research Roundup: a few of the many Penn projects and studies shed light on interventions, risk-reductions, treatment strategies and post-traumatic stress.