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March 11, 2014 – Penn Graduate School of Education (Penn GSE) continues its rise in the U.S. News & World Report graduate school rankings, taking the number 5 spot for 2015. Moving up four notches in the last two years, the School continues to build on its reputation for excellence. Faculty members are widely recognized for their cutting-edge research that shapes education policy and practice. Two of Penn GSE's programs were also ranked in the top 10 nationally. The Higher Education program held its 6th-place ranking, and the Education Policy program moved up to 7th in the nation.
Known for a deep commitment to research, innovative teacher training, and preparation of talented leaders, Penn GSE attracts some of the brightest students in the nation and the world to its Ivy League campus in Philadelphia.
“Our steady climb in the rankings reflects our faculty and students’ relentless pursuit of excellence through innovation, coupled with their uncompromising commitment to diversity and social justice,” says Dean Andy Porter.
Incoming students are top performers on the GRE, and Penn GSE’s doctoral programs boast some of the most competitive acceptance rates in the country. These rigorous acceptance criteria earn students the opportunity to work closely with the school’s highly respected faculty, who are known for giving each of their students personalized attention.
Penn GSE graduates are known as educational leaders making an outsized impact in the world’s changing educational landscape.