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2010 U.S. News Graduate School Rankings Out

tenisghstenisghs Posts: 3,955Registered User Senior Member
edited April 2009 in Graduate School
The rankings are out now. Some major changes, some schools remained the same.

US News Store: Best Graduate Schools
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Replies to: 2010 U.S. News Graduate School Rankings Out

  • Mr.ZooMr.Zoo Posts: 248Registered User Junior Member
    ergh.... did you buy it? is there any free-version of this? the ones with only ranking but no further details.
  • shnjbshnjb Posts: 148Registered User Junior Member
  • roxannecellbioroxannecellbio Posts: 106Registered User Junior Member
  • OyamaOyama Posts: 2,486Registered User Senior Member
    Psych general has a LOT of big changes.
  • PatchesNBrowniePatchesNBrownie Posts: 115Registered User Junior Member
    I do see little changes in immunology & ID section, but I'm not sure if I can spot ANY change in the general 'Biological Sciences' section... anyone?
  • VastlyOverratedVastlyOverrated Posts: 233Registered User Junior Member
    ^^^
    Really? You must have super vision or something because those rankings weren't updated. They're from 2007. It says so at the top of each page.
  • EvoViroEvoViro Posts: 119Registered User Junior Member
    A) we don't know if Patches happened to be looking at the not-yet-free 2010 updates and was reporting back.

    B) we all looked at those things so many times it's hard to remember just who was where on each and every list. "Seeing" a few changes isn't surprising.
  • AceflyerAceflyer Posts: 252Registered User Junior Member
    I was under the impression that biological sciences rankings were not updated in the 2010 version. Per the US News article announcing the release.
  • VastlyOverratedVastlyOverrated Posts: 233Registered User Junior Member
    They weren't. I wasn't trying to be mean...just a public service announcement!
  • investorscooterinvestorscooter Posts: 296Registered User Junior Member
    A few of you seem to be biofolk. Are any of you familiar with the IBis PhD. program at Northwestern?
  • belevittbelevitt Posts: 2,005Registered User Senior Member
    I think Virion might be able to share some specific info as I believe she will be attending that program this fall.

    I had strongly considered this program for a long time. It has some amazing aspects to its credit- premiere research facilities, faculty that include world experts [at least in my area of interest], great reputation, cool city, lots of well funded labs. Also, this program has an umbrella structure which doesn't lock you into a single track of coursework and rotations. They also are vaguely affiliated with IGP which allows Micro students to do Phd/MPH.

    I ended up deciding against it for a variety of reasons that may or may not be applicable to you. The climate of the midwest is godawful during the winter. Paying for parking is the bane of my existence. I have no patience for traffic. Umbrella programs can require you to take courses you have no interest in. Chicago rent is high (I am moving to NC). They have inflexible teaching requirements.

    Ultimately, you really have to get to know the faculty at a place to decide if its right for you. If you are picking a grad school out of the 30-some schools regularly mentioned on this site, you will have a high quality graduate experience with broad and deep coursework, career development opportunities, lots of opportunity to publish, networking possibilities, mentorship and many other career making bonuses. The things that make each grad school different in the biomedical sciences are the people involved.
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