2016 Top Graduate Schools & Programs

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Our rankings present the top-reviewed graduate schools by program according to feedback from actual graduates. Instead of focusing merely on prestige and reputation, our graduate school rankings are entirely based on the insights of over 51,000 real students who've gone ahead of you and actually experienced the programs and schools you're researching.

We've collected feedback on over 1,700 schools and our lists reflect the top institutions students are most satisfied with. This list covers a wide range of schools, many of which offer specialized degree tracks or online graduate degrees. You can read our methodology and read the actual ratings and comments left by alumni by clicking on any school name.

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Our goal in presenting this school data is to create a standardized and trustworthy method to assess institutions based on reliable statistics. In order for a school to be eligible to be featured on the Top Graduate School List, at least 20 students from that particular school must have submitted feedback on their institution.

Together with our internal recommend rate data, which is calculated based on tens of thousands of student reviews submitted to our site, the data used in the school listings were gathered in 2015-2016 from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). This site is the primary governmental entity for gathering and presenting data related to education. NCES data is updated annually. However, in many cases the most recently available data will not be for the current academic year. Additionally, tuition rates may vary by program, so prospective students should contact a representative from your institution of choice for more details.

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Our tuition numbers reflect data collected from the National Center for Education Statistics.

This indicates that a school has an annual tuition of $15,000 or less as reported to the National Center for Education Statistics or based on the school's website.