By: Hannah Paczkowski
When it came to choosing a law school, Brian Fahey said he couldn't help but choose Nebraska.
"One thing that really attracted me to Nebraska, it was just obvious how much they had invested in the school," he said.
Which is something U.S. News and World Report might have noticed as well. Last year, UNL's College of Law shot up 28 points in the "Best Law Schools" ranking.
This year, they're ranked at 54 out of 194 U.S. institutions, seven points higher than last year.
U.S. News examined peer assessment, as well as lawyers and judges, students' grade-point averages, law school entrance exam scores, acceptance rates, student to faculty ratio and recent graduate employment.
"I think the University of Nebraska for a variety of reasons is on a great trajectory and it's not just the basketball team," Dean of the College of Law Susan Poser said.
Several other of UNL's graduate schools made the list. The College of Business Administration's part-time MBA program ranked 39th out of 127 in the country.
The College of Education and Human Sciences jumped three spots to 48th out of 116.
The College of Engineering also ranked 87th out of 193.
Even with the recent numbers, Brian said the list doesn't change his appreciation for UNL.
"Rankings like that don't change the education you're getting or your experience, but it really does confirm what I already know, which is that this is a really great place and I'm really glad to be a part of it," he said.
For a complete list of the rankings, go to http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools