schools earn high national rankings
In the latest
U.S. News & World Report rankings, Boston College continued
its strong showing among the nation's top graduate programs. The
Law School moved up one notch in the standings and is now ranked
22 out of 174 accredited programs, ahead of Boston University, Emory
University, and the University of Notre Dame. Admission to the Law
School is becoming increasingly competitive: the acceptance rate
for applicants last year was 23.5 percent--three percentage points
lower than the previous year.
The Carroll Graduate School of Management continues to be rated
among the top 50 M.B.A. programs, with a ranking of 41 in a field
of 341 accredited masters' programs. The school is tied with the
University of California at Davis and the University of Washington.
BC's program joined the top echelon last year for the first time,
at number 40. The percentage of advanced-degree holders from the
Carroll School who have jobs at graduation--95.5 percent--is among
the highest in the country.
The Lynch School of Education improved its ranking from 23 to 22,
out of 182 schools granting doctorates. BC shared this position
with the University of Georgia and the University of Maryland at
The School of Nursing kept last year's ranking of number 32 and
remains among the top 16 percent of nursing programs.
Anna Marie Murphy