Top Law Schools for Quality of Network

1 University of Florida 9.900
2 Yale University 9.875
3 Stanford University 9.833
4 University of Notre Dame 9.500
5 Northwestern University 9.429
6 University of California-Berkeley 9.286
7 University of Houston 9.250
8 Harvard University 9.214
9 University of Southern California 9.200
10 University of Colorado at Boulder 9.143
11 Florida State University 9.125
12 Boston College 9.100
13 The University of Chicago 9.094
14 New York University 9.083
15 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 9.063
16 Wake Forest University 9.000
17 Washington and Lee University 8.938
18 Duke University 8.910
19 Columbia University, NY 8.900
20 University of Virginia 8.875
21 Southern Methodist University 8.833
22 Thomas Jefferson School of Law 8.722
23 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 8.700
24 The University of Texas at Austin 8.500
25 Rutgers University-Newark 8.450

In addition to rating their respective programs, students often post comments regarding their experiences. One Class of 2015 student earning her graduate degree from Lamar University online wrote: “My career as an international teacher takes me around the world, so being able to get my graduate degree while traveling is a complete blessing.”

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.

METHODOLOGY

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, 2013. 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.