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
#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
#5 Columbia University

New York, NY

4.1
#5 University of North Carolina—​Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC

4.1
#3 University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

4.2
#3 University of Washington

Seattle, WA

4.2
#1 University of Michigan—​Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI

4.4
#1 Washington University in St. Louis

St. Louis, MO

4.4

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