Are MBA Rankings REALLY Important?

What do the MBA rankings mean to you? What will they teach you? Should you trust them? Are MBA rankings REALLY important?

In our guide, MBA Rankings: What You Need to Know, newly updated and expanded for 2015, Linda Abraham will walk you through the process of locating the rankings, sifting through them for the important information, analyzing the relevant data, and then finally, USING that information to help you choose the best MBA program for YOU.

MBA Rankings: What you  need to know

The rankings ARE an important tool, but they’re also a tool that can easily be abused. Learn how to use the rankings properly when you download MBA Rankings: What You Need to Know today!

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U.S. News Most Selective Med Schools

U.S. News has released its list of med schools with the smallest acceptance rates – the 10 schools on the list accepted an average of just 2.7 percent of their applicants.

Here’s this year’s list:

10 Most Selective Med Schools
*RNP denotes an institution that is ranked in the bottom one-fourth of all medical and osteopathic schools

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US News Most Affordable Med Schools

US News and World Report has released its list of the most affordable private medical schools, based on current data for tuition and fees. Here are their top 10:

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(* RNP stands for “Rank Not Provided.” U.S. News does not publish the rank of schools in the bottom quarter of its top 100 med schools.)

Note: Even though Baylor College of Medicine, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine are private schools, they offer discounted tuition for in-state students – the numbers listed above are the out-of-state rates.

As you look at this table, keep in mind a few factors:

1.  When you are choosing where to apply, the marginal difference in cost is what you are going to need to weigh as you decide both where to apply, and if you get multiple acceptances, where to accept.

2.  The figures above are annual tuitions for the current (2014-15) year. Tuition has this habit of going up every year, and most people complete medical school in four years.

3.  Also keep in mind other costs, like the cost of living in a particular part of the country.

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U.S. News 2016 Best Medical Schools – Research & Primary Care

U.S. News released its graduate school rankings Tuesday. 130 med schools and 26 schools of osteopathic medicine (all fully accredited) were surveyed in late 2014 and early 2015. Of these schools, 116 provided adequate data for creating these rankings.

Let’s take a look at the top 25 med schools in research and primary care…

2016 Best Med Schools – Research

Make sure you are using the rankings correctly!1. Harvard University

2. Stanford University

3. Johns Hopkins University (tie)

3.  UC San Francisco (tie)

5. UPenn Perelman

6. Washington University – St. Louis

7. Yale University

8. Columbia University (tie)

8. Duke University (tie)

10. Chicago Pritzker (tie)

10. Michigan – Ann arbor (tie)

10. University of Washington (tie)

13. UCLA Geffen

14. NYU (tie)

14. Vanderbilt University (tie)

16. University of Pittsburgh

17. UC San Diego

18. Cornell Weill

19. Northwestern Feinberg

20. Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

21. Baylor College of Medicine

22. UNC Chapel Hill

23. Emory University

24. Case Western Reserve University

25. University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

2016 Best Med Schools – Primary Care

1. University of Washington

2. UNC Chapel Hill

3. UC San Francisco

4. University of Nebraska Medical Center

5. Oregon Health and Science University (tie)

5. Michigan – Ann Arbor (tie)

7. UCLA Geffen

8. University of Colorado

9. University of Wisconsin – Madison

10. University of Minnesota

11. Baylor College of Medicine

12. Harvard University (tie)

12. MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine (tie)

12. UMass Worcester (tie)

12. UPenn Perelman (tie)

16. University of Iowa – Carver

17. University of Alabama – Birmingham (tie)

17. University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (tie)

19. UC Davis (tie)

19. UC San Diego (tie)

19. Chicago Pritzker (tie)

19. University of Hawaii – Manoa – Burns (tie)

19. University of Pittsburgh (tie)

19. Washington University – St. Louis (tie)

25. East Carolina University – Brody

You can read about U.S. News’ med school ranking methodology here.

For perspective on the significance of these rankings, please see “Medical School Rankings: What Are They Worth?

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U.S. News Law School Rankings 2016

U.S. News and World Report just released its 2016 law school rankings. The top 15 schools won’t surprise anyone and provide little change from previous years. Stanford and Harvard tied for the number 2 spot behind Yale.

Click here to download The Law School Admissions Guide: 8 tips for SuccessBelow are the top 15 schools with their previous year ranking from Above The Law:

1. Yale (no change)

2. Harvard (no change)

2. Stanford (+1; ranked #3 last year)

4. Columbia (no change)

4. Chicago (no change)

6. NYU (no change)

7. Penn (no change)

8. Duke (+2; tied at #10 last year with Michigan)

8. UC Berkeley (+1; ranked #9 last year)

8. UVA (no change)

11. Michigan (-1; tied at #10 last year with Duke)

12. Northwestern (no change)

13. Cornell (no change)

14. Georgetown (-1; tied at #13 last year with Cornell)

The biggest drops this year included Lewis & Clark, Seattle, and Louisiana State, which all dropped more than 20 spots. Who went up? Howard, Syracuse and St. Johns.

The biggest change anyone will notice about the rankings are the number of ties (there are even 6-way ties!). US News changed its methodology in calculating post-law school employment – it gave fewer points for schools that employed their own graduates, as opposed to law graduates who went on to the public and private sector.  (Note: these jobs are still factored in but count less than jobs where students stayed at least a year or more.) As you look at the rankings, it’s worth taking particular note of post-graduation employment.
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