Urban Policy

Ranked in 2018, part of Public Affairs

Urban policy programs educate students in fields such as urban planning, community development and policy analysis. These are the best public affairs schools for an urban policy specialty.

Rank School name
#1
Overall Score:
University of Southern California (Price) 

Los Angeles, CA

#2
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New York University (Wagner) 

New York, NY

#3
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Georgia State University (Young) 

Atlanta, GA

#4
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Cleveland State University (Levin) 

Cleveland, OH

#5
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Arizona State University 

Phoenix, AZ

#6
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University of Illinois—​Chicago 

Chicago, IL

#7Tie
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Harvard University (Kennedy) 

Cambridge, MA

#7Tie
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Syracuse University (Maxwell) 

Syracuse, NY

#7Tie
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University of Kansas 

Lawrence, KS

#10Tie
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CUNY—​Baruch College (Marxe) 

New York, NY

#10Tie
Overall Score:
Florida State University (Askew) 

Tallahassee, FL

#10Tie
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Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey—​Newark 

Newark, NJ

#10Tie
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University of Michigan—​Ann Arbor (Ford) 

Ann Arbor, MI

#14Tie
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New School (Milano) 

New York, NY

#14Tie
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University of Chicago (Harris) 

Chicago, IL

#16Tie
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Carnegie Mellon University (Heinz) 

Pittsburgh, PA

#16Tie
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Portland State University (Hatfield) 

Portland, OR

#16Tie
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University of California—​Berkeley (Goldman) 

Berkeley, CA

#19Tie
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Ohio State University (Glenn) 

Columbus, OH

#19Tie
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University of California—​Los Angeles (Luskin) 

Los Angeles, CA

#19Tie
Overall Score:
University of Washington (Evans) 

Seattle, WA

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