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Overall Score Reputation Score By Academics Reputation Score By Superintendents 2000 Mean GRE Scores Verbal /  Quantitative1 2000 Ph.D. & Ed.D. Acceptance Rate 2000 Students / Faculty 2 Ph.D.'s & Ed.D.'s Granted 1999-2000 2000 % Ph.D. & Ed.D Students 2000 Funded Research (Millions) 2000 Funded Research/ Faculty Members (Thousands) 2000 % Faculty In Funded Research 2000 % Faculty With Awards
1 Harvard University (MA) 100 4.4 4.6 608/616 16.4% 20.7 58 42.0% $13.6 $503.6 65.9% 14.3%
2 Stanford University (CA) 99 4.6 4.3 636/659 16.9% 8.5 29 47.3% $11.2 $385.1 69.0% 14.0%
3 Teachers College, Columbia University (NY) 97 4.4 4.4 564/628 29.7% 10.0 175 39.0% $20.3 $406.2 40.0% 1.5%
4 University of California–Los Angeles 90 4.1 3.8 558/604 34.8% 10.5 72 55.7% $20.2 $594.2 63.0% 7.4%
5 Vanderbilt University (Peabody) (TN) 89 4.2 4.1 590/622 28.8% 3.6 51 63.4% $16.1 $474.9 40.0% 3.1%
6 University of California–Berkeley 88 4.2 4.0 585/630 21.1% 12.2 35 64.8% $10.1 $479.8 63.6% 5.9%
7 University of Michigan–Ann Arbor 87 4.3 4.1 581/667 36.1% 5.8 22 58.4% $12.0 $223.1 85.7% 6.1%
8 University of Pennsylvania 85 3.6 3.4 592/653 28.5% 7.3 49 55.5% $16.7 $577.5 76.3% 15.8%
9 University of Wisconsin–Madison 84 4.3 3.8 532/602 24.7% 6.1 157 51.3% $15.5 $310.0 32.9% 4.1%
10 Northwestern University (IL) 83 3.7 3.8 657/732 17.2% 8.6 12 28.6% $8.2 $355.4 100.0% 8.7%
11 Ohio State University–Columbus 76 4.0 4.0 485/574* 58.5% 5.2 96 44.3% $18.1 $301.2 44.1% 4.6%
  University of Oregon 76 3.3 3.0 525/587 25.6% 6.9 32 30.9% $21.5 $1,132.4 31.1% 0.0%
13 University of Texas–Austin 75 3.8 3.8 531/598 44.1% 6.3 136 61.6% $13.9 $395.8 28.7% 3.3%
14 University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign 73 4.1 3.4 536/689 47.6% 4.5 71 42.2% $9.9 $240.2 48.2% 3.4%
15 Indiana University–Bloomington 72 3.9 3.8 518/602 42.1% 4.3 62 60.1% $14.7 $195.9 57.7% 3.1%
  Michigan State University 72 4.1 3.9 521/599 46.6% 3.4 34 37.6% $13.0 $254.9 37.8% 5.4%
  Temple University (PA) 72 3.2 3.2 601/587 27.1% 2.6 83 36.4% $15.7 $603.2 28.0% 3.3%
18 University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill 71 3.8 4.1 571/588 46.2% 4.1 38 52.6% $7.5 $359.3 42.0% 0.0%
19 University of Virginia (Curry) 70 3.9 3.7 552/583 47.0% 8.0 83 47.6% $8.4 $150.8 66.7% 4.8%
20 New York University 69 3.4 3.3 527/552 16.2% 7.3 103 20.8% $25.6 $341.0 46.0% 1.7%
  University of Minnesota–Twin Cities 69 4.0 2.9 508/593 40.9% 10.3 120 32.7% $16.9 $219.1 62.6% 4.1%
22 Boston College (Lynch) 67 3.3 3.3 581/608 25.3% 7.4 37 27.1% $12.6 $280.7 77.6% 8.3%
  University of Georgia 67 3.8 3.6 524/592 48.3% 3.5 119 42.8% $12.3 $99.0 54.4% 0.9%
  University of Maryland–College Park 67 3.8 3.0 591/628 38.8% 3.8 58 55.8% $12.0 $244.0 47.1% 2.9%
25 George Washington University (DC) 64 3.1 3.7 514/505 54.3% 9.1 62 37.2% $13.4 $670.5 50.0% 0.0%
26 Arizona State University–Main Campus 63 3.6 3.3 578/597 19.5% 5.3 49 28.5% $7.2 $300.1 20.9% 6.9%
  Penn State University–University Park 63 3.8 3.6 478/555 45.7% 4.8 86 62.9% $7.0 $129.7 55.1% 2.0%
  University of Kansas 63 3.5 3.2 517/552 36.7% 15.8 55 30.9% $12.8 $277.3 54.8% 4.8%
  University of Washington 63 3.7 3.5 560/575 47.1% 7.6 24 35.8% $6.3 $251.0 43.1% 12.5%
30 University of Iowa 62 3.6 3.3 524/619 46.4% 3.8 47 44.3% $9.6 $143.2 69.8% 2.9%
31 University of Colorado–Boulder 60 3.4 3.6 565/572 54.0% 6.7 12 21.7% $3.6 $144.9 73.5% 23.5%
  University of Florida 60 3.6 3.3 535/595 53.3% 7.7 30 36.5% $8.0 $401.4 23.3% 1.2%
33 University of North Carolina–Greensboro 58 3.0 2.9 521/535 46.9% 3.9 48 31.3% $15.2 $490.5 64.6% 0.0%
34 University of Missouri–Columbia 57 3.3 3.0 463/559* 37.6% 6.2 76 40.9% $12.3 $278.8 60.3% 2.7%
35 Florida State University 56 3.2 3.6 499/563 56.0% 7.2 52 32.3% $8.9 $227.7 40.2% 0.0%
36 Cornell University (NY) 55 3.5 3.8 576/533 46.7% 3.3 11 42.3% $0.9 $79.4 45.8% 0.0%
  University of Tennessee–Knoxville 55 3.1 3.0 507/558 44.0% 6.2 47 35.3% $8.8 $417.8 25.9% 0.0%
38 University of Southern California (Rossier) 54 3.2 3.2 518/584 30.6% 18.5 73 66.2% $3.9 $228.7 47.2% 8.6%
39 Lehigh University (PA) 53 2.7 2.8 526/560 28.4% 6.1 22 30.7% $8.1 $507.7 59.3% 4.2%
  Rutgers State University–New Brunswick (NJ) 53 3.2 3.2 573/583 50.0% 5.3 28 35.1% $5.6 $186.5 54.5% 4.1%
  Texas A&M University–College Station 53 3.4 3.5 463/514 64.8% 3.9 73 65.9% $6.8 $170.3 38.8% 1.9%
  University of California–Santa Barbara (Gevirtz) 53 3.1 2.8 569/569 28.1% 10.0 33 59.1% $4.7 $153.0 88.6% 5.9%
  University of Massachusetts–Amherst 53 3.4 3.2 573/629 53.5% 4.1 44 51.9% $1.8 $51.6 52.2% 0.0%
44 SUNY–Albany 51 3.2 2.6 550/603 34.3% 7.9 42 30.1% $5.4 $186.4 58.0% 0.0%
  University of Arizona 51 3.6 3.3 546/565 78.8% 9.5 47 46.3% $3.8 $198.0 29.7% 4.7%
  Utah State University 51 2.7 2.5 505/604 41.8% 5.6 17 21.1% $18.7 $446.3 50.6% 0.0%
47 Purdue University–West Lafayette (IN) 50 3.4 3.7 453/580 71.4% 2.1 38 52.0% $2.0 $54.6 51.4% 5.8%
  University of Connecticut (Neag) 50 3.1 2.9 539/610* 50.0% 8.9 53 37.0% $7.6 $181.0 60.0% 0.0%
  University of Pittsburgh 50 3.4 2.8 560/530 65.8% 9.2 65 36.5% $6.7 $190.7 44.9% 7.8%
50 College of William and Mary (VA) 49 3.1 3.6 529/571* 69.4% 4.8 18 35.8% $3.1 $148.8 55.3% 2.6%
  University of Delaware 49 3.0 2.7 629/653 54.2% 3.2 20 34.0% $3.9 $214.2 42.9% 4.8%

1GRE scores are for doctoral students only.
2Student/faculty ratio is for all full-time students and faculty.
The number of awards for the years 1998-1999 was used.
*means that the school could not break out GRE scores for doctoral students; average scores for all entering students are shown.

Sources: U.S. News and the schools.
Reputation data collected by Market Facts Inc.