Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College Ranked #16 in the Nation

The Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College ranks 16th among 206 social work graduate programs nationwide, according to the 2012 U.S. News and World Report edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools.” This places Hunter’s school of social work in the top eight percent of all programs. Rankings are based on surveys of experts in the field of social work education. In the previous 2008 report, Hunter was was ranked 26th among 168 MSW programs.

“This ranking reflects the respect people across the country have for our faculty and their scholarship. With the new building, our move to East Harlem, our highly selective admissions, and being named the Silberman School of Social Work in honor of our generous donors, there is no question we are having a banner year,” said Dean Jacqueline Mondros.

Social work program rankings are based on peer assessment surveys sent to deans and directors, and to other top administrators or faculty at accredited MSW degree programs. Respondents rated the academic quality of programs on a five-point scale: outstanding (5), strong (4), good (3), adequate (2) or marginal (1). Only fully accredited programs in good standing during the survey period are ranked.

To see the 2012 list of rankings, visit