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Soc sci grad programs earn top 25 rankings among public universities, top 50 rankings overall

A quick look at UCI's recent rankings on a number of scales provides evidence of what many of us already knew: UCI is an up-and-coming place to be. A snapshot:

  • #1 university that does most for low-income students in terms of access, affordability and student success, The New York Times College Access Index
  • #1 university for beach lovers, Money magazine
  • #7 best public university, Money magazine
  • #7 in the nation for awarding bachelor's degrees to minority students, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
  • #9 best public university in the U.S., U.S. News & World Report
  • Top 10 "Cool School" for sustainability, Sierra magazine
  • Top 10 best value college in terms of tuition, quality and graduation success rates and post-grad earnings, Forbes
  • #16 among U.S. four year universities delivering the most value, Money magazine

Within the School of Social Sciences, graduate programs are all highly ranked. The most recent programs to be evaluated (not all program rankings are done each year) are sociology, psychology, political science and economics by U.S. News & World Report. All four earned top 25 rankings among public U.S. universities and top 50 rankings overall:

  • Sociology, 12th among public universities, 23rd overall
  • Psychology, 19th among public universities, 36th overall (administered by both the Department of Cognitive Sciences in Social Sciences and the Department of Psychology and Social Behavior in Social Ecology)
  • Political science, 24th among public universities, 45th overall
  • Economics, 24th among public universities, 47th overall

Read on...


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up-coming events

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Apr 6

Environment, Health and Fengshui

Apr 20

Economic Interdependence and War Workshop

Apr 21-22

The Rule of Law in China
April 6

Normality and Actual Causal Strength
April 7

Financial Inclusion of the Poor
April 8

Exterritory and the Limits of Representation
April 11

Impediments to Claiming Justice: A Comparison of HIV/AIDS Carriers' and Pollution Victims' Legal Complaints
April 13

Articulating Space in Terms of Transformation Groups: Helmholtz and Cassirer
April 14

Mobile Money, Financial Inclusion and Development in Africa
April 19

Environment, Health and Fengshui
April 20

Critical Journalists and the Party: Reinventing Improvised Partnership
April 20

Wave Function Realism in a Relativistic Setting
April 21

Economic Interdependence and War Workshop
April 21-22

A Conversation Between Roxanne Varzi and Peter Sellars
April 25

Down Woodward: Seeing & Disrupting Racial Segregation Through a Youth Photovoice Project
April 26

in the media

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Why men still won't get their hands dirty at home

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Reality: The ultimate mind game
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Fewer Chinese join the job market, but that may be a good thing
Wang Feng, Bloomberg

Why President Trump has been very good for liberals
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Virgin America to disappear: What that says about airline travel
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Too much experience to be hired? Some older Americans face age bias
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Conservative Darrell Issa turns to the left
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UC Irvine professor Vicki Ruiz pioneered the study of Mexican-American women--and isn't done
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Why Warren Buffett is investing in an airline industry he once called a death trap
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Next week: Meet the researcher who believes Minecraft is an educational force of nature
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Sacramento International Airport hopes for service to Asia, Europe
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Age discrimination is real, especially for women, and new research shows how it's hurting everybody
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Former Obama officials become aggressive voices against Trump
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Flight school run by Taiwanese airline at Mather Airport trains next generation of pilots
Brueckner, The Sacramento Bee

Age discrimination is alive and well
Neumark, CBS News

Age discrimination prominent in companies' hiring practices, worse for women new study finds
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2017's best and worst cities at money management
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Why older women may have a hard time getting hired
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Same topic, different tongue: the American Academy of Arts and Sciences report on language learning
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Will China fill the rights vacuum left by the United States?
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