There is now an article in First Things, that conservative periodical, about the rating of seminaries. It is an interesting article, even though it only reflects one person's opinion. Here is the link--
What is especially interesting about this article is that the author thinks Duke Divinity School is at the top of the orthodox heap even ahead of Notre Dame-- and provides a list of their faculty which are all, including the Dean, John Wesley Fellows with one exception. John Wesley Fellows are Evangelical United Methodists who were funded in their doctoral work by A Fund for Theological Education and now are making a big impact on the UM Church and its educational institutions.
What is also interesting is that the only free-standing Evangelical seminary mentioned is Trinity Evangelical, apparently mainly because of Kevin Vanhoozer-- who is indeed a fine scholar (see his Is There a Meaning in this Text?). While this is not a scientific sampling of opinions about seminaries, what it does give clear witness to is the rebirth and resurgence of orthodoxy in the United Methodist Church in various places, ways, and venues. As one who once taught at Duke, I have to say I pleased to see that someone outside of my Methodist circles has finally noticed.