Graduate programs across the country are announcing their lack of faith in ranking methodology and their refusal to support or participate in these rankings. Below is a running list of the current schools that have opted out of cooperation with U.S. News’s law and medical school rankings.

Dropping the Rankings


Rankings of colleges and universities have become increasingly popular and increaingly subjective since the 1980s. Critics of rankings of k-12 schools, undergraduate institutions, and graduate schools have rightly pointed out the subjective nature of many ranking methodology. As a result, there has been a growing movement among top ranked institutions to cease cooperation with the production of the U.S. News rankings. Below we list those institutions and which rankings they have specifically opted out of.

List of Universities Refusing to Participate in U.S News Rankings