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Wake Forest University's graduate schools recognized among top 50 in rankings


April 15, 2010

Wake Forest University’s law, business and medical schools all ranked in the top 50 in the 2011 issue of US News & World Report's “America’s Best Graduate Schools.”

The School of Law, the Schools of Business and the School of Medicine all moved up in this year’s rankings.

Wake Forest University School of Law ranks 38th among the nation’s top law schools.  The law school moved up two spots from its 40th ranking in the 2010 edition. Wake Forest’s law school has consistently ranked in the top 50 law schools, or the first tier, since the magazine’s annual report on best graduate schools began in 1990.

Wake Forest’s full-time MBA program rank improved five positions to 46th this year.  Key factors that contributed to the recognition of the business program include the starting salary levels of new graduates and the percentage of graduates employed within three months of graduation.

In addition, Wake Forest’s part-time MBA program ranks 31st.  It is the only part-time MBA program in North Carolina ranked in the top 50 this year.

Wake Forest’s School of Medicine ranks 33rd in primary care and 44th in research among the nation’s medical schools.

“We are excited that our collegiate university model, which grounds professional education in the tradition and strength of the liberal arts and sciences, is being recognized for the value that it delivers to our students and graduates,” said Jill Tiefenthaler, provost and professor of economics at Wake Forest. “Wake Forest’s law, business and medical schools each have proud traditions grounded in the practice of the classical professions with skill, creativity and a deep commitment to service in keeping with the University’s motto, Pro Humanitate.”

The graduate school rankings include programs in business, education, engineering, law and medicine. The rankings are based on opinions from experts about program quality as well as statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research and students.

Highlights of the graduate school rankings are scheduled for publication in the May issue of U.S. News & World Report magazine, available for newsstand purchase on April 27.

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Cheryl Walker
(336) 758-5237


Ellen Sterner Sedeno
(214) 546-8893


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