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April 1, 2005

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Matt Nehmer: (202) 994-6467; nehmer@gwu.edu

GW GRADUATE PROGRAMS IN LAW, EDUCATION,
AND BUSINESS RANK AMONG TOP 25 IN LATEST U.S. NEWS'
"AMERICA'S BEST GRADUATE SCHOOLS" SURVEY

Intellectual Property Law, Environmental Law, and
International Law Rank in Top Ten

WASHINGTON - The George Washington University's Law School and Graduate School of Education and Human Development, as well as graduate programs in law and business were ranked among the top 25 in the latest "America's Best Graduate Schools" issue of U.S. News & World Report, a popular guide for students pursuing graduate-level education. The issue will hit newsstands Monday, April 4.

The GW Law School is ranked 20th on this year's list of 179 accredited law schools. Among law specialties, GW's intellectual property law program was named the country's third best program. The environmental law program is ranked 10th, and the international law program is ranked ninth in the country. Rounding out the list is the clinical training program ranked 13th and the tax law program at 24.

GW's Graduate School of Education and Human Development maintains its position among the elite education schools in the country, listed at 24th out of the 190 schools that participated in the survey and 10th among private institutions.

Also rated among the top 25 is the School of Business' international business program, which is ranked No. 25.

Other GW listings include the School of Business ranked 62nd, up nine spots from last year, and the School of Engineering and Applied Science listed 79th. Also, the political science Ph.D. program in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences was ranked 41st, the history program was 59th, and the English Ph.D. program was 79th.

Other programming such as public policy, rehabilitation counseling, physician assistant, and speech-language pathology, for which GW traditionally receives high marks, were not evaluated as part of this year's U.S. News rankings.

U.S. News has been publishing "America's Best Graduate Schools" on an annual basis since 1990. According to the magazine, schools are measured using objective data (obtained by U.S. News from colleges and universities) and reputational ratings from experts.

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