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Fact Sheet

For immediate use

March 31, 2006 -- No. 183

Numerous UNC schools, graduate programs
ranked by U.S. News & World Report

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill appears on multiple lists of newly ranked schools, programs and specialty areas produced by U.S. News and World Report magazine for its 2007 edition of "America’s Best Graduate Schools." Following is a summary of newly ranked UNC schools and programs, as well as specialty areas listed in the magazine’s top 10:

School of Information and Library Science
Overall

Specialty areas

School of Medicine
Overall

Specialty areas

Kenan-Flagler Business School
Overall

School of Law
Overall

Specialty areas

School of Education
Overall

School of Public Health
Specialty areas

(Note: U.S. News listed this category under engineering schools, but UNC has no engineering school.)

College of Arts and Sciences
Sciences Ph.D. Programs

Biological Sciences
Overall

Chemistry
Overall

Specialty areas

Computer Science
Overall

Mathematics
Overall

Specialty areas

New rankings will appear in the April 10 issue of U.S. News and World Report magazine, which hits newsstands Monday (April 3) along with the "America’s Best Graduate Schools" guidebook. Details will be available Friday (March 31) at www.usnews.com 

U.S. News first ranked graduate programs in 1987 and has done so annually since 1990. Business, education, engineering, law and medicine are ranked annually. Those rankings are based on expert opinion about program quality and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research and students, according to magazine officials.

Other disciplines and specialties in the sciences, social sciences and humanities are ranked periodically. Those rankings are based on the ratings of academic experts.

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