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  1. Is it possible to change the 2010 America's Best Graduate Schools online directory information or obtain ranking information about my school that was not published?
  2. I have a question about the data in the 2010 America's Best Graduate Schools rankings. Whom should I contact?
  3. Our school was ranked this year. How do we download the 2010 America's Best Graduate Schools badge?

1. Is it possible to change directory information or obtain ranking information about my school that was not published?
The information presented in the online directory was collected during the fall of 2008 and winter of 2009 for the U.S. News annual statistical survey of graduate programs. Before contacting U.S. News to request a change to the directory data, please contact your school's institutional research office (or the equivalent). The person(s) who completed the U.S. News annual statistical survey should then review the data in question and, if need be, contact us to request a change.

Change requests must be submitted using the actual survey page on which the data in question appear. Mark the correction and fax the page to (202) 955-2263. Requests that are received on forms other than the actual survey page will not be processed. Please include your E-mail address and phone number on the fax as well.

Updating the directory once the surveys have gone through the verification process is time consuming. Corrections normally take about four to eight weeks to implement. We appreciate your patience.

If you would like to request additional detailed ranking information, such as where your school ranks in its category, please send a fax to (202) 955-2263. U.S. News will accept requests only from the following university officials: the director of admissions, the director of financial aid, the head of public relations, the head of institutional research, the president's office, or the provost's office.

All faxes must be on the school's letterhead and must be signed. Please include your E-mail address and phone number on the fax as well.
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2. I have a question about the data in the 2010 America's Best Graduate Schools rankings. Whom should I contact?
Please send your inquiry via E-mail to official@usnews.com.
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3. Our school was ranked this year. How do we download the 2010 America's Best Graduate Schools badge?
Graduate Schools that are numerically ranked in 2010 are eligible for a badge after agreeing to the Terms and Conditions of use. Download the badge here.
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