Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Top 100 Universities & Colleges

Top 100 Universities by Reputation
1. Harvard University 2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology 3. University of Cambridge 4. Stanford University 5. University of California, Berkeley...

Webometrics World Top 100 Universities
Top rated universities include Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, Harvard University, University of California Berkeley, Cornell University,...

Top 100 Institutions in Asia
Tokyo University in Japan is the best ranked institution in Asia, followed by another Japanese university - Kyoto Univ, according to the ARWU league table...

Top 100 Universities in Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Harvard is ranked 1st globally in the subject field, followed by Univ of California - Berkeley, Princeton, Caltech, Univ of Cambridge...

Asian Universities in World's Top 100
University of Tokyo is rated 1st in the region and 22nd globally, followed by University of Hong Kong, according to the QS Quacquarelli Symonds...

USA Top 100 Law Schools
Best Graduate Law Schools include Yale, Harvard, Stanford, Columbia University, New York University...

Top 100 Engineering Colleges
MIT is ranked No. 1 in the world for Engineering/Technology in 2009, followed by UC Berkeley (2nd) and Stanford (3rd)...

Top 100 Business Schools
According to the QS TopMBA - Global Business Schools ranking, the Top 5 European Business Schools are INSEAD, London Business School...

Top 100 Universities in Europe
University of Cambridge took the top spot among the best 100 European institutions, followed by University of Oxford and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH Zurich...

Top Online Universities

Online Education Database (OEDb) provides the rankings of top online universities and colleges every year. In the recent rankings Nova Southeastern University is ranked as the Number One online university with Regent University in second position and Champlain College in third place overall.

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) took the top spot this year (moved up from 4th in the 2008 online university ranking, while Upper Iowa dropped from 1st to 4th position in this year's ranking. NSU is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. It is also listed as one of the best distance learning graduate schools in the country by the Princeton Review. Its Law School was ranked 22nd for Legal Writing from U.S. News and World Report.

Regent University ranked 2nd overall. It is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and Association of Theological Schools. The university was rated 7th in the country for quality of life by the Princeton Review.

Champlain College is the Top 3 online college. It is accredited by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges. According to America's Best Colleges, published by U.S. News & World Report 2009, Champlain ranked 12th in the listing of "Best Baccalaureate Colleges in the North" which includes all the New England states, New York, New Jersey, Maryland and Pennsylvania.

Online Education Database's 2009 Rankings:
1 Nova Southeastern University
2 Regent University
3 Champlain College
4 Upper Iowa University
5 LeTourneau University
6 Liberty University
7 Grand Canyon University
8 Dickinson State University
9 Western Governors University
10 Salem International University
11 Keiser University
12 Fisher College
13 National University
14 Walden University
15 Tiffin University
16 Westwood College
17 Post University
18 ITT Technical Institute
19 Colorado Technical University
20 Everglades University
Source: Online Education Database (http://oedb.org/rankings)

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Top Rated Law Schools

Some of the top rated law schools in the United States include Yale, Harvard, Columbia and Stanford. They have always appeared in the top five of the US News Rankings. According to the US News and World Report 2011 rankings of top law schools in the nation, Yale is rated No. 1 again. Following is the list of top 10 rated law schools:
1. Yale
2. Harvard
3. Stanford
4. Columbia
5. Chicago
6. NYU
7. UC-Berkeley
7. Penn
9. Michigan
10. Virginia

In the United Kingdom, the highest rated law school is Oxford according to Guardian University Guide 2011:
1 Oxford
2 Cambridge
3 Queen Mary
5 King's College London
6 London School of Economics
8 Newcastle
9 Warwick
10 Nottingham

The School of Law at University of Nottingham is ranked among the top law schools in the UK and is one of the leading centres in the world for legal research. It was rated 4th in the UK in the RAE 2008 and has a grade of "Excellent" for teaching. The RAE 2008 League Table for Law:
1 London School of Economics and Political Science 3.1
2 University College London 3.05
3 University of Oxford 3
4 University of Durham 2.9
4 University of Nottingham 2.9
6 University of Kent 2.85
7 Cardiff University 2.8
7 Queen's University Belfast 2.8
7 University of Cambridge 2.8
10 University of Edinburgh 2.75

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Top International Law Schools
University of Virginia’s international law program is highly regarded as one of the strongest in the country, rated in the top 10 nationally...

Top Tax Law Schools
University of Florida Levin College of Law Graduate Tax Program is rated third overall and continues to rank first among publics...

Top Environmental Law Schools
Vermont Law School is ranked No. 1 in the specialty in the 2011 edition of America's Best Graduate Schools. It has placed 1st in environmental law 13 times since the magazine began ranking the specialty...

Top 10 Law Schools
View the list of top rated law schools by US News, Times Good University Guide, Guardian,...

Ivy League Law Schools
HLS is rated 2nd for Toughest to Get Into (Princeton Review: Best 170 Law Schools Rankings 2008). The School offers graduate programs such as the LL.M., J.D. and the S.J.D. degrees...

Top Law Schools in Scotland
According to the Research Assessment Exercise 2008, Strathclyde Law School is rated 13th best in the UK out of 67, and 2nd in Scotland with 60% of its research activities rated in the top two categories...

Top Law Schools in Australia
Sydney Law School is one of the top leading law schools in Australia. It has produced a prominent group of alumni, including Chief Justices of the High Court of Australia...

World's Top 10 Universities

The following educational institutions are consistently ranked among the world's top 10 universities in major international league tables such as the Times Higher Education, QS and ARWU:
- University of Cambridge (ranked No. 1 internationally by QS)
- Harvard University (ranked No. 1 internationally by ARWU)
- University of Oxford
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- University of Chicago

QS World University Rankings 2011/2012:
1 University of Cambridge
2 Harvard University
3 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
4 Yale University
5 University of Oxford
6 Imperial College London
7 University College London
8 University of Chicago
9 University of Pennsylvania
10 Columbia University

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2011-2012:
1 California Institute of Technology
2 Harvard University
2 Stanford University
4 University of Oxford
5 Princeton University
6 University of Cambridge
8 Imperial College London
9 University of Chicago
10 University of California, Berkeley

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2011:
1. Harvard University
2. Stanford University
3. MIT
4. University of California, Berkeley
5. University of Cambridge
6. California Institute of Technology
7. Princeton University
8. Columbia University
9. University of Chicago
10. University of Oxford

* Top 10 Universities in:
- UK
- India
- Africa
- Canada
- Australia

Medical School Specialties

There are many different medical specialties you can choose from such as Radiology, Urology, Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, etc. View below for more information on leading medical schools in each different specialty/subspecialty:

Top Pediatrics Schools & Programs
The University of South Florida Department of Pediatrics has earned a top 10 research ranking from the National Institutes of Health...

Top Family Medicine Schools
UW medicine teaching programs are ranked among the very best in the nation, with family medicine program rated No. 1 nationally...

Top Plastic Surgery Schools & Programs
UCSF School of Medicine is ranked among the top 5 medical schools in the nation on “America’s Best Graduate Schools”...

Top Orthopedic Surgery Programs
The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center has been ranked the 45th top orthopaedic program in the country...

Top Neurosurgery Schools & Programs
University of Cincinnati has one of the most prestigious departments of neurosurgery which has been ranked 15th nationally among public medical school neurosurgery departments...

Top Ophthalmology Programs
The Department of Ophthalmology at UC Denver School of Medicine has been ranked as one of the Top 10 Best Clinical (Patient Care) Programs in the country...

Top Otolaryngology Programs
The Department of Otolaryngology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine is placed among the top 10 in NIH funding...

Top Urology Programs
The University of Michigan Department of Urology is consistently named the top urology program in the state and one of the top 15 in the nation...

Top Dermatology Schools
University of Texas Medical School is ranked as one of the top eight dermatology centers of excellence in the USA by the Dermatology Times...

Top Genetics Schools & Programs
NRC has ranked the Huck Institutes’ Plant Biology, Genetics, and Physiology programs among the top PhD programs nationwide...

Top Geriatrics Programs
The Geriatrics Program at the UH Manoa‘s John A. Burns School of Medicine is ranked 16th in the nation...

Top Psychiatry Schools & Programs
The Department of Psychiatry at UPenn is consistently rated among the top 5 nationally in its level of funding from the National Institutes of Health...

Top Emergency Medicine Programs
The Emory University Department of Emergency Medicine is one of the oldest, largest and best training programs in the country...

Top Schools for Sports Medicine
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is ranked 13th of only 21 hospitals nationwide that made the Honor Roll of the “nation’s best”...

Top Obstetrics Schools
University of Missouri graduate training program in obstetrics and gynecology has been ranked in the top four by the National Residency Match Program...

Top Endocrinology Programs
The Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of Virginia is rated as one the very best for the specialty...

Top Toxicology Schools & Programs
The Ph.D. in Toxicology program at University of Kentucky College of Medicine is ranked in the top quartile in the NRC survey...

Best Medical Schools

What are the best medical schools in the US? According to the US Medical School Rankings, the best medical school based on 'Primary Care' in 2010 is University of Washington Seattle, followed by U of North Carolina--Chapel Hill (2nd position) and Oregon Health and Science Univ (3rd position).

For the research rankings of medical schools, Harvard took the top spot, ahead of Johns Hopkins University (2nd) and University of Pennsylvania (3rd).

Following are the best ranked medical schools (rated No. 1) for each medical specialty:

Family medicine: University of Washington Seattle
Drug and alcohol abuse: Yale University
Geriatrics: Johns Hopkins University
Pediatrics: Harvard University
AIDS: University of California--San Francisco
Rural medicine: University of Washington Seattle
Women's Health: Harvard University
Internal medicine: Johns Hopkins University

What are the best medical schools in the UK? According to the Times Subject League Table 2010, Oxford is the best ranked institution for Medicine, followed by Cambridge (2nd) and Edinburgh (3rd). Scottish universities dominate the Top 10 list, with 5 schools ranked among the 10 best schools for medicine:

  • Edinburgh (3rd)
  • Aberdeen (4th)
  • Glasgow (=7th)
  • Dundee (=7th)
  • St Andrews (10th)
Oxford is also rated top for Medicine in the Guardian University Guide 2010, with Cambridge in 2nd position and Edinburgh in 3rd position (the Top 3 positions here are the same as that ranked by The Times). The rest of the top 10 is made up of Dundee (4th), UCL (5th), UEA (6th), Imperial (7th), Leicester (8th), Aberdeen (=9th) and Glasgow (=9th).

* For more rankings and league tables please see: Medical School Rankings

Top Engineering Colleges

Following are the Top Engineering Colleges around the world, regularly placed amongst the very best in the world for engineering in international league tables:

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA)
- Ranked No. 1 in in the world for Engineering/Technology in THE - QS World University Rankings 2009.
- MIT's School of Engineering is ranked No. 1 in the U.S. News American graduate school program rankings 2010. It is also placed first in six of 12 engineering specialties - aeronautics and astronautics, chemical, computer, electrical, materials and mechanical engineering. The School of Engineering received a perfect 5.0 peer assessment score.

The University of Tokyo (Japan)
- 1st in Asia and 6th globally for Engineering/Technology (THE-QS 2009).
- The School of Engineering offers master's level and doctoral courses and degrees in the Department of Civil Engineering; Department of Architecture; Department of Urban Engineering; Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics; Department of Applied Physics; etc.

University of Cambridge (UK)
- The Department of Engineering came top of the rankings for General Engineering according to the national Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008.
- A Top Engineering College in Europe, placed 1st in the region and Top 4 globally in the 2009 Times Higher Education Supplement World University Rankings for Engineering and IT Universities.

University of Toronto (Canada)
- It is the top engineering college in Canada, placed above all other Canadian institutions in the Shanghai Jiao Tong University ranking in the broad field of engineering/technology and computer sciences; and the THES ranking in the field of technology (2009).
- U of Toronto Engineering ranks 5th in North America following MIT (first overall in Technology), Berkeley, Stanford, and Caltech (THES 2009).

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) (Korea, South)
- 21st globally in the area of Engineering and Information Technology (THE-QS 2009).
- Named the No. 1 Asian university in science and technology by the Hong Kong-based news magazine Asiaweek.

University of Melbourne (Australia)
- Rated 1st in the country and 29th in the world for Technology (Times Higher Education 2009).
- Areas of specialisation offered include Biomedical Engineering; Geomatics/Surveying; Mechatronics; Mining; Computer Science, Software Engineering & IT; etc.

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
- 26th among the World's Top 100 Engineering Colleges (THE-QS league table 2009). It was the only Hong Kong institution ranked in the top 50.
- The School of Engineering is placed among the top 5 universities in the Asia-Pacific Region, 1st amongst all universities in Greater China, including Mainland, Hong Kong, and Taiwan (ARWU 2009 World's Top 100 Universities in Engineering/Technology and Computer Sciences).

* Top Engineering Colleges in:
- China
- Australia
- UK
- America

Top 20 Business Schools

Top 20 US Business Schools as ranked by U.S. News & World Report (2014):
1. Stanford University 1. Harvard University 3. University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) 4. MIT (Sloan) 4. Northwestern University (Kellogg) 6. University of Chicago (Booth) 7. UC Berkeley (Haas) 8. Columbia University 9. Dartmouth College (Tuck) 10. New York University (Stern) 11. Duke University (Fuqua) 12. University of Virginia (Darden) 13. Yale University 14. UCLA (Anderson) 14. University of Michigan--Ann Arbor (Ross) 16. Cornell University (Johnson) 17. University of Texas--Austin (McCombs) 18. Emory University (Goizueta) 19. Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper) 20. University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

Top 20 Business Schools in the world:
According to the Financial Times MBA Survey of top 100 business schools 2012,  Stanford was rated as the No. 1 MBA provider in the world:
1. Stanford 2. Harvard Business School 3. University of Pennsylvania: Wharton 4. London Business School 5. Columbia Business School 6. Insead 7. MIT: Sloan 8. IE Business School 9. Iese Business School 10. HKUST 11. Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad 12. University of Chicago: Booth 13. IMD 14. UC Berkeley: Haas 15. Duke University: Fuqua 16. Northwestern University: Kellogg 17. New York University: Stern 18. HEC Paris 19. Dartmouth College: Tuck 20. Indian School of Business

Top 20 B-Schools in Europe:
According to the Economic Intelligence Unit 2009 rankings of full time MBA providers, IESE tops the list of European b-schools:
1 IESE Business School - University of Navarra (Spain) 2 IMD (Switzerland) 3 London Business School (Britain) 4 Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School (Belgium) 5 Cambridge Judge Business School (Britain) 6 HEC School of Management, Paris (France) 7 IE Business School (Spain) 8 Cranfield School of Management (Britain) 9 Henley Business School (Britain) 10 Warwick Business School (Britain) 11 INSEAD (France / Singapore) 12 Mannheim Business School (Germany) 13 ESADE Business School (Spain) 14 Ashridge (Britain) 15 University College Dublin - Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business (Ireland) 16 Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (Netherlands) 17 International University of Monaco (Monaco) 18 Oxford Said Business School (Britain) 19 Durham Business School (Britain) 20 Manchester Business School (Britain)

Top 20 B-Schools in India by Outlook Survey (2008):
1. IIMA 2. Xavier Labour Relations Inst Jamshedpur 3. IIML 4. IIM Indore 5. National Inst of Industrial Engg Mumbai 6. Faculty of Management Studies Delhi 7. SP Jain Inst of Management Mumbai 8. Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneshwar 9. Indian Institute of Foreign Trade Delhi 10. Inst of management Technology Ghaziabad 11. Management Development Inst Gurgaon 12. Shailesh J. Mehta School of Mgmt Mumbai 13. International Mgmt Institute Delhi 14. Jamnalal Bajaj Inst of Mgmt Mumbai 15. Narsee Monjee Institute of Mgmt Mumbai 16. Welingkar Inst of Management Mumbai 17. Symbiosis Centre for Mgmt Pune 18. Institute of Rural Management Anand 19. KJ Somaiya Inst of Mgmt Mumbai 20. Alliance Business Academy Bangalore

America Best Colleges

In the United States there are some rankings of America Best Colleges and Universities compiled by magazines such as Forbes and the U.S. News & World Report.

According to the U.S. News & World Report America's Best Colleges 2010 guidebook, both Harvard University and Princeton University are ranked joint 1st among the best national universities in the country, followed by Yale University in third place. U.S. News ranks all accredited universities and colleges in the nation by several key measures of quality, with the greatest weight given to the opinions of college leaders in positions to judge other schools' undergraduate academic excellence. Some other key measures also include faculty resources, student selectivity, alumni giving, etc. The magazine ranks institutions within classifications developed by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.

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Forbes Best Colleges 2011
According to the Forbes magazine's annual ranking of America's best colleges for 2011, Williams College took the top spot and ahead of Princeton University (2nd place)...

Princeton Review Best Colleges 2012
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American Top National Universities
List of top 20 National Universities for 2010...

Best Master's Universities
Rollins College is rated Number One among regional universities in the South in the annual rankings of "America's Best Colleges"...

Best Baccalaureate Colleges
Cooper Union is ranked Number One among baccalaureate colleges (Northern region), Number One in graduation rates among baccalaureate colleges in the region and Number 3 nationally among all undergraduate engineering colleges...

Top Liberal Arts Colleges (US)
Amherst College is a private and highly selective liberal arts college in the US, ranked 1st among liberal arts colleges in the nation...

Risk Management & Insurance Degree

Top schools offering Risk Management and Insurance degree courses:

Florida State University
- It offers the online Master of Science in Management degree with a major in Risk Management/Insurance (MSM in RMI).
- The program can be completed in less than 2 years.
- Recognized as one of the nation’s oldest and largest insurance programs.

Colorado Technical University
- It offers the Master of Business Administration with concentration in Insurance and Risk Management.
- The program is available to students who have earned the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation of the American Institute for CPCU (AICPCU) and Insurance Institute of America (IIA).
- Colorado Technical University's authorization to award degrees has been granted by the State of Colorado, Department of Higher Education, Colorado Commission on Higher Education.

University of North Texas
- It offers a a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a professional field/major in Risk Management and Insurance.
- The College of Business is accredited by AACSB International — the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

Cass Business School (UK)
- It offers the MSc in Insurance and Risk Management.
- Cass Business School has the largest concentration of insurance and risk specialists of any university in Europe. Its research in insurance had been ranked 2nd in the world (in a study on behalf of the Journal of Risk and Insurance).
- Exemptions are given from some examinations of the Institute of Risk Management (IRM).

MIB School of Management, Italy
- The Master in Insurance & Risk Management degree provides the competencies to work in the financial services.
- MIB School of Management is founded in 1988 as a consortium between academia and the world of research, and the economic and entrepreneurial systems.

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Reclaiming Your Cast Iron

get a lot of emails asking for a video showing how we clean and season
our cast iron pans. One of these days, when I burn whatever I was
supposed to be filming, I may do that demo, but in the meantime, check
out this great article by Noel Christmas from Allrecipes. This is pretty much the exact system I use, and I've never had a problem with rust or food sticking. Enjoy!

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