Syracuse University (Maxwell) is ranked 1st in the U.S. News & World Report rankings of the 'Top Public Affairs Schools' (2013 edition). Indiana University--Bloomington is ranked 2nd, followed by Harvard University (Kennedy) in 3rd place. The University of Georgia MPA program has retained its ranking as the 4th best in the nation.

The University of Washington Evans School of Public Affairs broke into the top 10, at 9th, and its graduate non-profit management specialty training program ranked 3rd. The school rose five spots over its 2008 ranking and 17 spots from the prior ranking of 26th in 2004.

Texas A&M University is ranked 33rd in the public affairs category overall, which is three places higher than when the most recent previous rankings were posted by the magazine.

Cornell University's public affairs graduate program is ranked 37th, down one spot from 2008. Within public affairs disciplines, the public-policy analysis program moved up 8 spots from 2008 to 24th.

Baruch College's School of Public Affairs is ranked 46th, up 11 spots from the 2008 ranking of 57th. In addition, the SPA received high marks in the specialty area of Nonprofit Management debuting on the ranking at 21st.

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek