The David Eccles School of Business made the biggest jump among the university’s graduate programs in this year’s edition of “America’s Best Grad Schools 2014,” published by U.S. News & World Report, moving up an impressive 23 spots from the year before. The business school graduate programs ranked 61 in the nation in the new 2014 ranking, tying with four other schools. Last year, the business school was ranked number 84. Another bright spot is pharmacy, which came in at number 10, and the Quinney College of Law, which is now the highest ranked law school in the state of Utah at a rank of 41, moving up six spots from last year. The College also ranked number 12 nationally for the specialty of environmental law. Utah’s highly respected College of Engineering moved up three spots this year, to rank 51 nationally for its comprehensive graduate programs. Health Sciences made a strong showing, and the medical school is ranked 48 once again for research, while it came in at 29 for primary care. The College of Nursing moved up a full seven spots to be ranked number 29 in the nation. For more information, visit this link, or read the UNews release.
PRINCETON REVIEW RANKS ENTERTAINMENT ARTS & ENGINEERING PROGRAM NO. 1
The U’s Entertainment Arts & Engineering (EAE) program is ranked No. 1 for its undergraduate program and No. 2 for its graduate program by the Princeton Review, which announced its rankings March 12. “We are gratified that our exceptional faculty, studio setting and the outstanding work of our students combine to put us at the top of this innovative academic discipline,” says Robert Kessler, director of the EAE program and professor of computer science at the University of Utah. “The interdisciplinary and scholarly approach we began in 2007 is working, and we’re pleased to be so recognized.” EAE is a joint effort of Utah’s College of Engineering and College of Fine Arts. Students work in the areas of video games, computer animation, film and special effects and work together throughout their academic careers, which is the norm in the industry. Read the complete release here.