U.S. News & World Report "Best Grad Schools 2020" BadgeWe are ranked the top public school of public health in the nation by U.S. News & World Report (2020 edition) and placed second among all public health schools. Several of our departments and programs have been recognized as among the best in the country. Please see our national rankings below to find out more.

Our faculty and staff also receive frequent recognition for their excellence in education, research and leadership in public health. While it would be impossible to list every award and honor, our Recognitions and Awards page highlights some of the most recent. Recognition often comes from the news media too. Our News page lists some of the more recent media coverage of our school or its research, faculty, staff and students.

Gillings School of Global Public Health Rankings

Schools of public health are ranked by U.S. News & World Report about every three or four years. The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health has been ranked in the top three since graduate school rankings began.

Rank
Year
Category
Department
Organization
#1
2020 edition
School of public health, public school
U.S. News & World Report
#2 (tie)
2020 edition
School of public health, overall
U.S. News & World Report
#3 (tie)
2020 edition
Healthcare management, master’s program
Health Policy and Management
U.S. News & World Report
#8 (tie)
2018 edition
Biostatistics/statistics programs
Biostatistics
U.S. News & World Report
#18
2020 edition
Engineering, environmental/environmental health
Environmental Sciences and Engineering
U.S. News & World Report

UNC-Chapel Hill Rankings

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill consistently ranks among the top public universities.

Rank
Year
Category
Organization
#1
2018
Best overall value, public colleges
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine
#1
2018
Best out-of-state value, public colleges
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine
#5
2019
Top public schools
U.S. News & World Report, “Best Colleges”
#8
2019
Best value schools
U.S. News & World Report, “Best Colleges”
#8
2019
Best value among all colleges, without aid
The Princeton Review
#15
2017
Best value among all colleges
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine
#16
2019
Best value among all colleges
The Princeton Review
#32
2019
Best global universities
U.S. News & World Report, “Best Colleges”

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