News & World Report Magazine, 2007 Edition
Top American Research Universities," 2004 Edition
Personal Finance Magazine
- 1st among
the 100 best U.S. public colleges and universities that offer
the best combination of top-flight academics and affordable costs
as ranked by Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine. Carolina
has been first for five consecutive times since the magazine began
its periodic surveys in 1998. The magazine's 2006 analysis stressed
academic quality, as well as cost and financial aid offerings.
Carolina was the only school in Kiplinger's survey that meets
100 percent of each student's financial need.
Princeton Review/Random House's "America's Best Value Colleges,"
- A "best
value" among 81 schools chosen for "America's
Best Value Colleges, 2006 Edition" by The Princeton
Review/Random House for outstanding academics, relatively
low costs, and generous financial aid packages. Carolina has appeared
in this publication two years in a row.
"Most Entrepreneurial Campuses"
Institute of International
Education's "Open Doors"
- 1st among
public research universities, for the third consecutive year,
recording the highest rate of undergraduates studying abroad in
2003-2004; 6th among all public and private research universities
for the total number of undergraduates going abroad, according
to an annual report published by the Institute of International
Association of International Educators' Senator Paul Simon Award
for Campus Internationalization
- 1 of 5 U.S.
higher education institutions to receive the first Senator
Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization. The
award, presented by NAFSA: Association of International
Educators, recognized UNC for making innovative efforts
to incorporate international approaches into campus learning.
One UNC initiative cited is the Global Education Center, which
will house three major components of international education:
student services, academic programs and faculty research.
- 1st among
U.S. academic institutions recognized as “best places to
work for postdocs,” according to The Scientist magazine.
Based on conditions for postdoctoral fellows working in the life
sciences as part of the magazine’s third annual survey.
Carolina was 6th among all U.S. institutions, including government
institutions and private research centers.
"How to Get into College" Guide, 2007 edition
- Among 25
"New Ivy" campuses in the 2007 Kaplan/Newsweek
"How to Get into College Guide." Includes schools
with first-rate academic programs fueling their rise in national
stature. Based on admissions statistics and interviews with administrators,
students, faculty and alumni. Reports Newsweek:
"If a moviemaker needs an idyllic setting for a film about
college life, Chapel Hill might just take the prize."
Peace Corps’ "Top
Producing Colleges and Universities"
- 11th among
top U.S. colleges and universities for the number of alumni volunteering
to serve in the Peace Corps in 2005. That was up from 14th
the previous year. Currently, 59 Chapel Hill graduates are representing
the United States abroad by serving people who live in the developing
world as Peace Corps volunteers. Since Peace Corps' inception,
921 Carolina alumni have joined the organization, making the university
the 25th largest producers of total corps volunteers.
Black Enterprise "Top 50 Colleges
and Universities for African Americans" 2006
- 32nd in the
2006 "Black Enterprise Top 50 Colleges for African
Americans" list. Based on surveys with more than
500 African-American education professionals about which schools
were both a good academic and social fit for African-Americans.
Newsweek "Top 100 Global Universities"
- 41st among “The Top 100 Global Universities” as compiled by Newsweek magazine’s international edition in August 2006. Based on a ranking taking into account openness and diversity, as well as distinction in research, using some measures from well-known rankings published by Shanghai Jiaotong University and the Times of London Higher Education Survey. Measures include highly cited researchers in various academic fields, articles published in Nature and Science, percentage of international faculty, percentage of international students, and library volumes.
The Princeton Review's“Colleges
With a Conscience: 81 Great Schools With Outstanding Community Involvement”
- One of the
nation’s top universities in fostering social responsibility
and public service, according to The Princeton Review and Campus Compact. Carolina appears in a book,
“Colleges With a Conscience: 81 Great Schools With
Outstanding Community Involvement.” Based on admissions
practices, scholarships rewarding community service and support
for service-learning programs.
2005 Fiske Guide to Colleges (21st Edition) by Edward B. Fiske
- Among the
20 very “best buy” public universities in the U.S.
and Canada as judged by the 2005 Fiske Guide to Colleges based on the quality of the academic programs in relation to the
cost of attendance.
News & World Report Magazine's "America’s Best Graduate
Schools" 2008 Edition
schools, programs and specialty areas ranked in the U.S.
News and World Report magazine for its 2008 edition of
"America’s Best Graduate Schools:"
School of Public Health
- 2nd (tied with Harvard University for master’s and doctorate programs)
- Health-care management, 3rd (for master’s degree program)
- Environmental/environmental health, tied for 8th
(Note: U.S. News listed environmental/environmental health under engineering schools. UNC has no engineering school, but related programs are based in public health.)
School of Medicine
- Primary care, 2nd
- Research, 20th
- Family medicine, 6th
- Women’s health, tied for 8th
- AIDS, 9th
Health Disciplines -- Nursing
- School of Nursing, 5th
- School of Public Health, tied for 12th
Clinical nurse specialist
- Community/public health, 3rd (School of Nursing)
- Community/public health, 4th (School of Public Health)
- Psychiatric/mental health, tied for 6th (School of Nursing)
- Family, 8th (School of Nursing)
- Pediatric, 8th (School of Nursing)
Nursing service administration
Kenan-Flagler Business School
- Tied for 18th (for master of business administration degree programs)
- Accounting, 9th
- Executive M.B.A., tied for 10th
School of Education
- Administration/supervision, 10th
College of Arts and Sciences
Sciences Ph.D. Programs
- Analytical, 1st
- Inorganic, 10th
(Note: U.S. News ranked several other sciences Ph.D. programs in 2006 but reissued those rankings only for biological sciences and chemistry in 2007 to correct a problem with last year’s survey, according to the magazine editors.)
School of Law
Week magazine, 2007
- UNC Kenan-Flaglers
BSBA program has been ranked No. 15 in BusinessWeeks first-ever
ranking of the top 50 undergraduate business programs.
- Other rankings
of UNC Kenan-Flagler included:
3 for "return on tuition"
- No. 9
for academic quality
- No. 11
hardest working students
A+s in teaching quality, facilities and services, and
- UNC Kenan-Flagler's
Executive MBA Program Ranks No. 5 (2005)
- UNC’s Executive Education Programs rank (2005):
- No. 17
for custom programs
- No. 19
for open-enrollment programs
- 17th among
masters of business administration degree programs.UNCs
Kenan-Flagler overall ranking in 2006 is based on three weighted rankings:
- No. 18
by corporate recruiters (45 percent).
- No. 18
by graduates (45 percent). This is a composite ranking based
on surveys of the Class of 2004 (50 percent) and student surveys
conducted in 2002 and 2000 (25 percent each).
- No. 10
for intellectual capital (10 percent), which tallies faculties'
academic journal entries in 18 publications and reviews of
books in the major business press.
- UNC Kenan-Flagler's
MBA program was ranked No. 14 in Forbes magazine's 2005 ranking
of MBA programs.
Wall Street Journal, 2006
- 8th among
master’s of business administration degree programs. The
Kenan-Flagler Business School is also ranked second among the
top public schools in the country, and as the top school in the
Southern United States. The ranking is based on The Wall
Street Journal/Harris Interactive Business School Survey
focusing on the opinions of recruiters who recruit full-time business
- Other rankings
of UNC Kenan-Flagler include:
- UNC Kenan-Flagler also was ranked highly for academic excellence, with rankings of 7th in social responsibility and 8th in marketing.
- By industry, recruiters in health care products and services ranked UNC Kenan-Flagler 2nd, and recruiters in financial services ranked it 9th.
Financial Times, 2007
- In the
Financial Times 2007 ranking of global MBA programs,
UNC Kenan-Flagler was ranked 18th in the United States.
- The Financial Times ranked non-degree Executive Development Programs 12th in the United States and 21st internationally in 2006.
- 28th in the
nation for the number of doctoral degrees awarded to Hispanics,
according to a May 2006 edition of Hispanic Outlook magazine.
Review's “Best 143 Business Schools"
Business School's MBA Program was included in a new the Princeton Review book,“Best
282 Business Schools,” and the MBA program was
ranked 6th for best campus environment.