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Kiplinger's 2014-2015

  • Best values in private colleges: 28th

US News and World Report 2015

  • National universities: 33rd
  • Best value schools: 29th
  • Best graduate schools—physics (atomic, molecular, and optical): 6th
  • Best graduate schools—political science: 15th
  • Best graduate schools—economics: 22nd
  • Best graduate schools—Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences: 37th

Academic Ranking of World Universities (China) 2014

  • World universities: 90th
  • U.S. universities: 49th

Times Higher Education World Rankings (U.K.) 2014-2015

  • World universities: 121st

Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities 2014

Ranking released by the National Taiwan University; offers annual performance rankings for world universities based on the production and impact of their scientific papers.

  • Overall: 112th
  • Physics: 81st
  • Clinical Medicine: 83rd
  • Life Sciences: 98th

Center for World University Rankings (CWUR)  2015

Global university ranking that measures the quality of education and training of students as well as the prestige of the faculty members and the quality of their research without relying on surveys and university data submissions.

  • World ranking: 81st
  • U.S. ranking: 49th

Business Schools

US News and World Report 2015

  • U.S. business schools: 37th (Simon)
  • U.S. business schools—finance: 15th
  • U.S. business schools—accounting: 25th

Financial Times 2014

  • World business schools: 55th (Simon)
  • U.S. business schools: 29nd (Simon)
  • World business schools—economics: 3rd
  • World business schools—finance: 4th

Forbes 2014

  • Best business schools: 38th (Simon)

Medical Schools/Hospitals

US News and World Report 2015

  • Best graduate schools—medicine research: 34th
  • Best graduate schools—primary care: 21st

US News and World Report 2015-2016: Best Children's Hospitals

  • National—nephrology: 41st (Golisano Children's Hospital)
  • National—pediatric diabetes and endocrinology: 42nd (Golisano Children's Hospital)

US News and World Report 2015-2016: Best Hospitals

  • Rochester region: 1st (University of Rochester Medical Center)
  • New York State: 4th
  • National—gynecology: 22nd
  • National-diabetes and endocrinology: 34th
  • National—nephrology: 39th
  • National—neurology and neurosurgery: 41st

National Institutes of Health 2014

  • NIH funding: 34th

Music Schools

Kaplan's 2008 "How to Get Into College" guide lists the Eastman School of Music as the Hottest Music School

US News and World Report 2004

this was the last year that music programs were ranked independently

  • Music graduate programs: 1st (Eastman)

Nursing Schools

US News and World Report 2011-2012

  • Best graduate schools: 32nd

National Institutes of Health 2011

  • NIH funding: 18th