UC graduate schools and the 2019 US News Rankings


According to the reports by US News and World Report survey, University of California graduate schools bagged the best ranks among the best programs in the country.

The schools reviewed under the US News 2019 Best Graduate Schools were checked in the following six major disciplines: business, education, engineering, law, medicine, and nursing. And all or nearly all UC graduate schools secured a rank in every discipline assessed.

Some highlights:

  • UC San Francisco’s School of Medicine was second in primary care and bagged fifth position in research that makes it the only school in the country to get a rank in the top five of both categories.
  • All of UC’s education, engineering, law and medical schools got a rank in the list. UCLA’s Graduate School of Education and Information studies shifted up in ranking from number 3 last year to first position this year.
  • In the last ranking in 2018, UC also had several graduate programs that ranked number 1 (some of them don’t get reviewed annually), including: Chemistry (UC Berkeley), Critical Theory (UC Irvine), Economics (UC Berkeley), English (UC Berkeley), Nursing Midwifery (UCSF), Part-time MBA (UC Berkeley), Psychology (UC Berkeley), Sociology (UC Berkeley) and Veterinary medicine (UC Davis).

The annual list of Best Graduate Schools rankings dwell on two types of data: opinions of expert about the excellence of program and statistics that analyze the quality of a school’s faculty, research output, and achievements of students. Other factors include employment statistics, starting salaries for graduates and average standardized test scores of newly enrolled students.

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Below is a list of schools that bagged ranks in six main disciplines in the Best Graduate Schools list.


Five of UC’s business schools were ranked:

  1. UC Berkeley Haas School of Business
    16.UCLA Anderson School of Management
    37.UC Davis Graduate School of Management
    42.UC Irvine Paul Merage School of Business
    89. UC Riverside A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management


All eight of UC’s schools of education were ranked:

  1. UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies
    19.UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education
    24.UC Irvine School of Education
    37.UC Davis School of Education
    54.UC Santa Barbara Gevirtz Graduate School of Education
    68. UC San Diego Department of Education Studies
    70. UC Riverside Graduate School of Education
    89. UC Santa Cruz Education Department


All nine of UC’s engineering schools were ranked:

  1. UC Berkeley College of Engineering
    12.UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering
    16.UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science
    24.UC Santa Barbara College of Engineering
    33.UC Davis College of Engineering
    35.UC Irvine Henry Samueli School of Engineering
    61.UC Riverside Bourns College of Engineering
    86.UC Santa Cruz Jack Baskin School of Engineering
    132. UC Merced School of Engineering


All five of UC’s law schools were ranked:

  1. UC Berkeley School of Law
    16.UCLA School of Law
    21.UC Irvine School of Law
    37.UC Davis School of Law
    58. UC Hastings College of the Law

Medicine: Research

All six UC medical schools were ranked in research:

  1. UCSF School of Medicine
    8.UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
    22.UC San Diego School of Medicine
    39.UC Davis School of Medicine
    46.UC Irvine School of Medicine
    93. UC Riverside School of Medicine

Medicine: Primary care

Five UC medical schools were ranked in primary care:

  1. UCSF School of Medicine
    4.UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
    10.UC Davis School of Medicine
    17.UC San Diego School of Medicine
    77. UC Irvine School of Medicine


All four UC nursing schools were ranked:

  1. UCSF School of Nursing
    20.UCLA School of Nursing
    46.UC Davis Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing
    66. UC Irvine Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing