U.S. News & World Report will delay the release of its rankings of graduate schools by one week, to April 25.
The magazine announced, “As part of its normal graduate school ranking publication process every year, U.S. News gives schools an opportunity to review their data during an ‘embargo period.’ This year, we received an unprecedented number of inquiries from schools and are devoting additional time to comprehensively address these inquiries.”
This is the first year for U.S. News & World Report’s law school ranking since Yale University’s law school (and then many other top-ranked law schools, and also medical schools) announced a boycott of the rankings. U.S. News may continue to rank them, but they won’t participate.
On Tuesday, U.S. News released its tentative list of the top 14 law schools. Yale’s (which was every previous year’s No. 1) was tied for first with Stanford University. Most of the top 14 are the same (although some are a bit higher or lower than last year).