NEW YORK (MARCH 31) – Fordham University was well represented in U.S. News & World Report’s “2001 Guide to Best Graduate Schools,” which is considered by academics and prospective students alike the most comprehensive comparative resource for rating schools nationwide. Fordham’s Graduate School of Social Service ranked 13th nationally, second only to Columbia University among New York City schools, and first among Catholic universities nationwide. The School of Law ranked 32nd nationwide, with two of its “Specialty Programs” highlighted for excellence. The school ranked 20th nationwide for Intellectual Property Law – tying with Harvard University and Wayne State University, and ranked 21st for International Law, tying with Emory and Tulane Universities. The Law School also ranked second in the country for the highest median starting salary among graduates ($85,000), tying with New York University and the University of Virginia. Fordham Law also placed in the top 25 for highest LSAT scores and has the ninth largest part-time enrollment. Fordham’s Graduate School of Business Administration’s part-time MBA program is ranked as 14th out of 317 in the nation. The report also noted that Fordham’s full-time graduate business students have on average seven years of work experience, which brings additional depth to the school’s program. Fordham’s doctoral program in psychology ranked 107th out of 215 schools examined in the survey and appears on the “Top Schools” list, tied with nine other universities including Boston College, Loyola University – Chicago, George Washington University and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. The program consists of clinical, psychometrics and developmental psychology specialties with an emphasis on developing skills that students can use to influence public policy.