Mason in the rankings

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Updated September 12, 2022

U.S. News and World Report 

Read: Mason now a top 10 public university for diversity, innovation, and cybersecurity education, U.S. News rankings show

Category

Among publics

Nationally

Overall Ranking

64 137

Diversity

7 (best in Va)

13

Innovation

8 (best in Va)

20

Best school for veterans

58

89

A+ school for B students (listed, no ranking)

 

Undergraduate programs

Among publics

Nationally

Undergraduate Cybersecurity

10

19

Undergraduate Computer Science

40

72

Undergraduate Business

53

86

Undergraduate Nursing

70

93

Best school for veterans

58

89

Graduate programs

Among publics

Nationally

Part-time law

1

4

Industrial-Organizational psychology

4

5

Homeland security

6 (best in Va.)

7

International policy

5 (best in Va.)

14

Criminology

10 (best in Va.)

10

Intellectual property law

6 (best in Va.)

19

Public policy analysis

12 (best in Va.)

24

Special education

14

15

Corporate law

17

41

Elementary education

16

20

Non-profit management

14 (best in Va.)

18

Health care management

17

33

Public management

18 (best in Va.)

26

Best law school

11

30

Constitutional law

19

40

Nursing master's

23

37

Nursing-DNP

38

52

Contracts law

18

37

Nonprofit management

23 (best in Va.)

32

Industrial engineering

29

39

Public finance

19

26

Local government management

24

27

Leadership

19

27

Psychology

47

80

Trial advocacy law

31

89

Public affairs

26

39

Tax law

33

70

Public health

36

60

International law

30

67

Part-time MBA

40

67

Fine arts

41

73

Computer science

37

63

History

42

73

Dispute resolution law

43

103

Criminal law

38

80

Computer engineering

44

75

Political science

46

76

Economics

40

74

Education

52

67

Engineering

56

92

Statistics

38

54

Electrical engineering

49

82

Civil Engineering

63

89

Social work

54

79

 

 

Times Higher Education

Read: Mason makes strong showing in latest worldwide rankings

Category

Among publics

Nationally

 

 

Overall

33

63

 

 

Law

7

19

 

 

Clinical, non-clinical health

22

46

 

 

Psychology

23

47

 

 

Social sciences

33

61

 

 

Engineering

35

87

 

 

Education

43

58

 

 

Business

45

76

 

 

Life sciences

48

78

 

 

Physical sciences

53

85

 

 

Arts and humanities

55

91

 

 

Computer science

64

95

 

 

 

National Science Foundation

Read: Mason climbs in research funding behind computer science, social sciences and engineering

Category

Among publics

Nationally

 

 

Social sciences

7 (best in Va.)

9

 

 

Computer/informational sciences

8 (best in Va.)

12

 

 

Engineering

69

93

 

 

Overall

85

122

 

 

 

Washington Monthly

Read: 2022 College Guide and Rankings

Category

Among publics

Nationally

 

 

Overall

68

107

 

 

Best bang for the buck (Southeast)

22

34

 

 

 

Academic Rankings of World Universities (Shanghai Rankings)

Category Among Publics Nationally
Clinical medicine 20 47
Public health 23 (tied with UMD-Balt.) 50 (tied with Georgetown)
Transportation science 29 (tied with UVA, Old Dominion 38
Education 30 (tied with Virginia Commonwealth) 42
Business administration 33 54 (tied with George Washington)
Tourism and hospitality 37 40
Electronic engineering 39 (tied with UVA) 60 (tied with George Washington)
Psychology 43 68
Management 44 66
Political science 44 73
Finance 45 79 (tied with American)
Sociology 48 (tied with UVA, Virginia Tech) 71 (tied with Georgetown)
Ecology 62 (tied with UVA, William & Mary) 78
Computer science 65 (tied with Virginia Commonwealth) 98 (tied with George Washington)
Earth science  67 (tied with UVA, William & Mary) 88

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