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OU Law, Medical Schools Rise to Impressive Standings in Latest U.S. News & World Report Rankings


OU Law, Medical Schools Rise to Impressive Standings in Latest U.S. News & World Report Rankings

May 16, 2023

NORMAN, OKLA. – The University of Oklahoma College of Law and College of Medicine are among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report.

OU Law secured its highest spot ever in the rankings, rising to No. 24 among public law schools and No. 51 overall out of nearly 200 law schools nationwide. The OU College of Medicine placed 34th in the nation out of more than 120 schools for graduates practicing in primary care, up from No. 47 last year. The College of Medicine also ranked No. 76 nationally for research. 

“Preparing our students to become the next generation of leaders in a world-class learning environment has always been our proudest tradition at the University of Oklahoma, and is something our law and medical schools have upheld for well over a century,” said OU President Joseph Harroz Jr. “Although rankings are just one way to measure a program’s excellence, we take great pride in our advanced standings, which directly reflect our strategy to enhance OU’s strengths for the betterment of people and places everywhere.”

The 2023-2024 law school rankings evaluate schools across key employment and bar passage indicators, factoring additional metrics that include peer and lawyer/judge reputation, LSAT or GRE scores, undergraduate performance and student/faculty ratios. OU Law’s historic U.S. News ranking comes on the heels of several other recent accolades for the College of Law, recognizing the college for value and innovation. 

For the two categories of best medical school rankings, U.S. News evaluated schools on faculty resources, the academic achievements of entering students and qualitative assessments by schools and residency directors. The research rankings include four measures of research productivity, while the primary care rankings incorporate two metrics for graduates going into primary care. Also, for the second year in a row, U.S. News focused on underserved populations, including which schools have the most graduates practicing in primary care, in rural areas and in health professional shortage areas.

Additional OU graduate programs earned impressive placements in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate School rankings, including:

  • No. 59 Best Science Doctoral Programs: Earth Sciences 
  • No. 60 Best Health Master’s Programs: Healthcare Management
  • No. 72 Best Public Affairs Programs
  • No. 78 Best Science Doctoral Programs: Physics 
  • No. 85 Best Business Schools: Full-Time MBA Programs 
  • No. 89 Best Business Schools: Part-Time MBA Programs

A full list of programs that ranked in the 2023-2024 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools is available at

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