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Booth moves ahead of Kellogg in U.S. News business school ranking

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The University of Chicago Booth School of Business has pulled ahead of chief rival Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in the latest U.S. News & World Report ranking of the top U.S. business schools.

Booth moved up to No. 4 from sixth place, while Kellogg at Northwestern University fell from fourth to sixth place.

The top spot in the 2015 rankings, which were just released, was a three-way tie among Harvard University, Stanford University and the Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania, which moved up from third place last year to share the No. 1 ranking.

The Sloan School of Management at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which tied for fourth last year, is now ranked No. 5.

The University of Notre Dame ranked No. 23 while the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ranked 35th. DePaul's Kellstadt business school came in at No. 85.

Among part-time MBA programs, the Haas School of Business at University of California-Berkeley, Chicago's Booth School of Business and Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management again came in at Nos. 1, 2 and 3, respectively.

The Anderson School of Management at the University of California—Los Angeles moved up one spot and is now tied with the Stern School of Business at New York University for fourth place. The Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech had one of the more significant drops, going from a tie at No. 34 to a five-way tie at No. 46.

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