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UCSD programs make list

UCSD’s School of Medicine, Jacobs School of Engineering and several graduate programs in the sciences are ranked in the top 20 by “America’s Best Graduate Schools, 2011 Edition,” released by U.S. News & World Report.

The Jacobs School is ranked 13th out of 192 engineering schools; the biomedical/bioengineering program within the school is ranked second in the nation.

The School of Medicine ranked 16th among research-intensive programs among medical schools, and its AIDS program in the primary care program ranked 10th.

Six UCSD programs moved up in the rankings, including physics plasma, up to fifth from seventh; drug/alcohol program, eighth from 10th; computer science at Jacobs, 14th from 16th; physics, also up two spots to 14th; biological sciences, to 15th from 18th; and mathematics, 20th from 24th.

Other UCSD programs in the top 20 include discrete mathematics and combinations program, sixth; neuroscience/neurobiology, seventh; biochemistry, 10th; and earth sciences, 17th.