Graduateprograms.com Announces Best Education Grad Programs for Social Life

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Students name University of Kansas top education program for social life, UC Berkeley second.

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Teachers spend long hours in the classroom during graduate school. So when a program can offer students a healthy social life, they deserve recognition.

To that end, Graduateprograms.com, the online guide to graduate schools for future graduate students, has released a new set of student-based rankings that highlights the best education programs for social life. The rankings are based solely on surveys submitted by 4,900 students representing more than 550 accredited education programs across the United States between Sept. 1, 2012 and April 1, 2013.

1.) University of Kansas (9.83stars)
2.) University of California-Berkeley (9.5 stars)
3.) University of South Carolina at Columbia (9.43 stars)
4.) University of Miami (9.125 stars)
5.) Vanderbilt University (8.875 stars)
6.) Harvard University (8.75 stars)
7.) Boston University (8.67 stars)
     Stanford University (8.67 stars)
8.) Iowa State University (8.50 stars)
9.) Texas A & M University-Commerce (8.38 stars)
10.) Michigan State University (8.33 stars)
        Florida State University (8.33)

In addition to posting a review, students often shared their thoughts and feelings regarding their respective programs. One Class of 2014 University of South Carolina at Columbia student wrote: “The 5th Year Masters Degree program at USC is a great way for students to earn their degree and certification in a timely manner. This also boosts the average pay scale by nearly 6,000 dollars/year. The faculty is very supportive and the University is top-notch. The education along with a great atmosphere, diverse student body and wonderful athletic venues makes South Carolina the place to be for school in today's society.”

Please visit http://www.graduateprograms.com for the full rankings of Top 25 Education Grad Programs in the country. Additionally, students may continue to review their programs and qualify to win a $1,000 scholarship, awarded once per semester. Reviews will be incorporated into upcoming program rankings.

METHODOLOGY

Graduateprograms.com reaches current and recent graduate students through scholarship entries as well as social media platforms. All business school rankings cover a period from September 1, 2012 to April 1, 2013. Graduateprograms.com assigns 15 ranking categories to each graduate program at each graduate school. Rankings cover a variety of student topics, such as academic competitiveness, career support, financial aid, and quality of network.

For a given graduate program, rankings are determined by calculating the average score for each program based on the 15 ranking categories. These scores are then compared across all ranked schools for that program and are translated into a final ranking for that graduate program, i.e., business and management. A given graduate program is not ranked until a minimum threshold of graduate student surveys is completed for that graduate program.

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