Divinity School Rankings

Top Divinity School Rankings – Fall 2015

Students often left comments with their reviews about theology/religious studies programs. One Villanova class of 2016 wrote: “The faculty are very knowledgable about their fields of interests, they are always available for the students, and really care about the academic quality of the program.”

Students can continue to review their programs at www.graduateprograms.com and qualify to win a $1,000 scholarship, awarded once per semester. Reviews will be incorporated into upcoming program rankings.

1 Seattle University 9.41
2 Villanova University 9.30
3 Wake Forest University 9.10
4 Virginia Union University 8.87
5 The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary 8.73
6 University of Denver 8.68
7 Fuller Theological Seminary 8.63
8 The University of Chicago 8.50
9 Pittsburgh Theological Seminary 8.42
10 Yale University 8.41
11 Columbia University 8.40
12 Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary 8.31
13 Boston University 8.20
14 Emory University 8.14
14 Baylor University 8.14
16 Southern Methodist University 8.07
17 Loyola Marymount University 8.04
18 Houston Baptist University 8.03
19 Vanderbilt University 8.02
20 Duke University 7.99
21 Trinity International University 7.97
22 Harvard University 7.93
23 University of Georgia 7.90
24 Mercer University- Atlanta 7.87
25 Howard University 7.77


Graduateprograms.com reaches current and recent graduate students through scholarship entries as well as social media platforms. These program rankings cover a period from September 1, 2012 to September 30, 2015. Graduateprograms.com assigns 15 ranking categories to each graduate program at each graduate school. Rankings cover a variety of student topics, such as academic competitiveness, career support, financial aid, and quality of network.

For a given graduate program, rankings are determined by calculating the average score for each program based on the 15 ranking categories. These scores are then compared across all ranked schools for that program and are translated into a final ranking for that graduate program, i.e., business and management. A given graduate program is not ranked until a minimum threshold of graduate student surveys is completed for that graduate program.