University of Miami Drops in College Rankings, But Still Best In Florida

The University of Miami has dropped out of the top 40 of US News and Colleges Reports' widely cited college rankings, reversing years of slowly trudging up the rankings. The school dropped from 38th, its highest ranking ever, to 44 this year. Despite that, UM still remains the highest ranked school in Florida after having finally overtaken the University of Florida two years ago.

The Coral Gables schools is tied for the 44th position with the University of California Irvine.

The University of Florida is at 54th this year, up from 58th last year. Also, Florida State University has finally broken into the top 100 by coming in 97th this year. Those three schools are the only schools in the state in the top 100.

US News and World Reports also released rankings for individual grad school programs, none of which were particularly impressive at UM. However, the school does have the 9th best physical therapy program in the country. So there's that!

Otherwise the school had the 70th best business school, the 69th best law school (though, 9th overall in tax law), and the 48th best med school for primary care.

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