UB School of Social Work Ranked in Top 10% of Social Work Schools Nationwide

Published March 21, 2016


A message to alumni and friends of the UB School of Social Work:

I wanted to share some exciting news with you about the 2017 U.S. News & World Report rankings of social work programs that came out last week. The UB School of Social Work is now ranked in the top 10% of schools nationwide.

We believe this is, in part, a recognition of our commitment to admit exceptional students and to hire outstanding faculty who embrace a professional commitment to be actively engaged community-based researchers and practitioners.

This is a proud moment for all of us as our school is being recognized as one of the best in the nation. This ranking serves as one important validation of the decisions we have made about where to focus our time and energy. And while there is always more to do, I want to pause at this time to say thank you for the role you have played with this achievement as alumni and as friends of the school. Your generosity with your time, gifts, and community leadership has been recognized in this ranking. We could not have done this without you.

Thank you,

Nancy J. Smyth, PhD, LCSW
Dean of the UB School of Social Work

What our alumni are saying about this:

"Congratulations, Dr. Smyth and esteemed faculty! I am proud to be a UB School of Social Work graduate. You all work very hard to promote social work standards of excellence and this recognition is well-deserved!!" - Jean I. Dittman, MSW '87