Princeton earns a top spot in US News graduate school rankings

NJBIZ STAFF//March 30, 2021

Princeton earns a top spot in US News graduate school rankings

NJBIZ STAFF//March 30, 2021

Princeton University tied with five other institutions as the best graduate school for economics in the latest rankings by U.S. News and World Report.

The other schools ranking number one were Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, the University of Chicago and Yale University. No other New Jersey university ranked at the top of any of the 12 other categories.

“Trying to decide where to go to grad school can be overwhelming under normal circumstances, let alone during a pandemic,” said Anita Narayan, managing editor of education at U.S. News. “Along with our articles featuring expert advice on the admissions process, the Best Graduate Schools rankings provide helpful data to make that search more manageable for prospective students.”

Princeton University – AARON HOUSTON

Princeton also tied for second with Harvard in political science; for second with Harvard and the University of Michigan in sociology; and finished ninth for public affairs.

Several other New Jersey schools also earned top-10 rankings. Rutgers University-New Brunswick tied for sixth Michigan and Syracuse University in Library and Information Sciences. Rutgers-Newark tied for seventh in criminology with Florida State University.

In business, Rutgers New Brunswick and Newark ranked 44th, while Stevens Institute of Technology made the list at number 68. Stanford topped the business school list, followed the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and Chicago’s Booth School of Business.

Four New Jersey nursing schools made the list in that category: Rutgers-Newark (19th); Seton Hall University (T-66th); Monmouth University (T-122nd); and Fairleigh Dickinson University (130th). Three of the state’s institutions also made the list in both engineering and education. In engineering, Princeton (T-22); Rutgers-New Brunswick (T-54); Stevens (T-79); and NJIT (T-88) were ranked. Making the list in education (T-175th).

Other notable rankings included Princeton in a tie for third and Rutgers in a tie for 17th in education. Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School finished in a four-way tie for 70th in medicine. In law, Seton Hall finished in a tie for 7oth, while Rutgers ranked number 91.