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Best Graduate Schools Rankings Information for School Officials

Get answers to questions about the Best Graduate Schools rankings.

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1. Is it possible to change directory information or obtain detailed ranking information about my school that was not published?

The information presented in the online directory was collected during the fall of 2013 and winter of 2014 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 graduate programs 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. Please scan the corrected pages and email a PDF to official@usnews.com. Requests that are received on forms other than the actual survey page will not be processed. Please include your email address and phone number on your materials.

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

If you would like to request additional, unpublished detailed rankings information, such as where your school ranks in its category, please send an email to official@usnews.com. U.S. News will accept requests only from the following university officials: director of admissions, director of financial aid, head of public relations, head of institutional research, dean's office, president's office or provost's office.

2. I have a question about the data used in the 2015 Best Graduate Schools rankings. Whom should I contact?

Please send your inquiry via email to official@usnews.com.

3. I have a question about the methodology used in the 2015 Best Graduate Schools rankings. Whom should I contact?

Please send your inquiry via email to official@usnews.com.

4. How do I access the entire Best Graduate Schools rankings data set for the 2015 Best Graduate Schools and for previous years? 

A subscription to our proprietary software, U.S. News Academic Insights, allows you to access and download historical U.S. News survey and rankings data. For more information, please contact academicinsights@usnews.com.

5. Our school was ranked in the 2015 Best Graduate Schools rankings. How do we obtain information on 2015 Best Graduate Schools badges?

U.S. News offers discipline- and specialty-specific badges for each of the Best Graduate Schools disciplines and specialties. These badges will be available to highly ranked schools in each discipline and specialty area for promotional purposes.

Wright's Media is handling all badge distribution and licensing for use in electronic media, print media, broadcast media and reprints; a fee will be charged for all such uses. All badge-related questions should be directed to Wright's at usnews@wrightsmedia.com or 1-877-652-5295.

To determine if your school is eligible for a badge, check this list.

To learn more about the badges and other marketing opportunities with U.S. News, please visit our School Marketing Center.