UConn School of Law moved up 11 points to 54th place in the recently released U.S. News & World Report 2018 list of Best Law Schools.
“While we doubt the ability of any ranking system to capture the value of a law school’s program, there are several elements of this ranking that we believe reflect substantive progress in our programs,” Dean Timothy Fisher said.
The law school’s scores increased in seven different factors weighed in the ranking, including reputational scores, admissions selectivity, certain entering class board scores and GPA averages, and in particular, post-degree employment.
The law school was also recently ranked by National Jurist magazine among the 36 Best Schools for Practical Training.
Other UConn graduate schools that noted a rise included the School of Business, which ranked 65; School of Engineering, 65; School of Nursing, 43; and School of Medicine, 56 in research, and 34 in primary care.
The Neag School of Education ranked 27 this year. In addition, U.S. News ranked three of the Neag School’s specialty programs among the top 20 in the nation.