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September 29, 2010

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Religion

The National Research Council assessed programs according to 21 different criteria. Here are the NRC's five major ratings summarizing those criteria. For a detailed explanation, see our FAQ.

S-Rank: Programs are ranked highly if they are strong in the criteria that scholars say are most important.
Research: Derived from faculty publications, citation rates, grants, and awards.
Students: Derived from students' completion rates, financial aid, and other criteria.
Diversity: Reflects gender balance, ethnic diversity, and the proportion of international students.
R-Rank: Programs are ranked highly if they have similar features to programs viewed by faculty as top-notch.
Institution, program S-Rank High S-Rank Low Research High Research Low Students High Students Low Diversity High Diversity Low R-Rank High R-Rank Low
Baylor U.
Religion
13 26 5 16 8 26 38 39 7 26
Boston College
Theology
9 15 7 20 5 18 17 26 7 19
Boston College
Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry
13 25 31 40 1 13 1 2 12 39
Boston U.
Religious Studies
12 24 5 17 28 36 11 17 9 25
Brown U.
Religious Studies
3 9 5 17 1 10 14 24 1 16
Catholic U. of America
Biblical Studies
37 40 12 26 32 40 40 40 27 40
Catholic U. of America
Church History
14 25 13 23 20 33 14 25 9 37
Catholic U. of America
Historical and Systematic Theology
16 28 4 14 24 35 37 37 22 36
Catholic U. of America
Liturgical Studies and Sacramental Theology
32 38 29 39 10 32 32 36 26 40
Catholic U. of America
Religion and Culture
12 27 4 15 7 34 21 31 19 39
Catholic U. of America
Spirituality
20 30 19 30 17 31 23 34 12 40
Catholic U. of America
Moral Theology and Ethics
27 39 30 38 17 37 16 27 22 40
Claremont Graduate U.
Religion
27 35 24 35 36 40 5 11 27 39
Columbia U.
Religion
27 34 34 40 16 27 26 35 9 26
Drew U.
Religion
16 25 13 27 37 40 1 2 13 40
Duke U.
Religion
1 5 1 6 2 11 13 19 1 6
Emory U.
Graduate Division of Religion
4 9 7 21 1 8 3 8 2 12
Florida State U.
Religion
35 40 22 32 25 37 18 29 22 39
Fordham U.
Theology
24 32 25 35 14 24 28 36 13 27
Graduate Theological Union
Theology and Religious Studies
28 35 30 39 21 30 5 12 8 38
Harvard U.
The Study of Religion
4 9 13 25 6 16 14 22 1 12
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Central Office
Bible and Cognate Studies
37 40 34 40 23 33 38 39 17 36
Indiana U. at Blooming-
ton

Religious Studies
12 24 17 29 24 36 11 17 8 28
Loyola U. Chicago
Theology
28 35 34 40 8 18 20 30 18 33
Marquette U.
Religious Studies
28 36 14 28 19 30 31 36 20 35
Princeton U.
Religion
1 6 1 7 2 12 3 10 5 33
Rice U.
Religious Studies
21 34 27 36 2 26 3 7 25 40
Southern Methodist U.
Religious Studies
23 34 10 24 28 38 19 27 18 33
Stanford U.
Religious Studies
10 22 14 28 1 28 9 15 9 31
Syracuse U. Main Campus
Religion
9 16 7 21 7 21 6 13 6 23
Temple U.
Religion
22 34 16 30 28 38 4 11 23 37
U. of California at Santa Barbara
Religious Studies
11 18 21 31 11 21 4 12 12 26
U. of Chicago
Divinity
1 7 1 5 12 24 14 21 1 11
U. of Iowa
Religious Studies
36 40 33 40 36 40 18 29 29 40
U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Religious Studies
1 5 1 5 2 14 29 36 1 20
U. of Notre Dame
Theology
4 10 5 17 1 9 17 26 1 9
U. of Pennsyl-
vania

Religious Studies
10 20 3 12 13 27 28 34 5 24
U. of Virginia
Religious Studies
14 24 18 30 8 18 24 32 4 19
Vanderbilt U.
Religion
11 22 25 34 20 32 3 10 9 26
Yale U.
Religious Studies
4 9 5 16 2 12 26 33 2 13
Methodology: This interactive tool is based on rankings developed by the NRC. For a complete explanation of the methods the research council used, go to its site; registration may be required.