Social Work

Ranked in 2012 | Social Work Rankings Methodology

In an advanced social work curriculum, students will take courses in social welfare policy, human behavior and ethics, balanced with hands-on experience in clinical settings. These are the top social work programs.

Rank School name Score
#26 Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

3.4
#26 Ohio State University

Columbus, OH

3.4
#26 Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey—​New Brunswick

New Brunswick, NJ

3.4
#26 University at Buffalo—​SUNY

Buffalo, NY

3.4
#26 University of Denver

Denver, CO

3.4
#26 University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS

3.4
#24 University at Albany—​SUNY

Albany, NY

3.5
#24 University of Illinois—​Chicago

Chicago, IL

3.5
#16 Boston University

Boston, MA

3.6
#16 CUNY—​Hunter College

New York, NY

3.6
#16 New York University

New York, NY

3.6
#16 Smith College

Northampton, MA

3.6
#16 University of California—​Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

3.6
#16 University of Illinois—​Urbana-​Champaign

Urbana, IL

3.6
#16 University of Maryland—​Baltimore

Baltimore, MD

3.6
#16 University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

3.6
#11 Fordham University

New York, NY

3.7
#11 University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA

3.7
#11 University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA

3.7
#11 University of Wisconsin—​Madison

Madison, WI

3.7
#11 Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA

3.7
#10 Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA

3.8
#9 Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland, OH

3.9
#7 University of California—​Berkeley

Berkeley, CA

4.0
#7 University of Texas—​Austin

Austin, TX

4.0

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