Undergraduate Engineering Program Ranked 4th by U.S.News

September 9, 2019

The College of Engineering tied for 4th overall among engineering schools latest college rankings show. All of the Georgia Institute of Technology’s engineering programs ranked in the top four for schools offering that field of study, with the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering sitting atop its discipline, according to the 2020 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings. Undergraduate degrees in aerospace, civil, and materials engineering programs were all ranked No. 2 in their respective fields. This is the 25th year in a row that the industrial engineering program claimed the number one spot.

"This is one indication of the breadth and depth of our undergraduate programs,” Steve McLaughlin, dean of the College of Engineering, said. “Since these rankings are based upon how our peers across the country perceive the quality of our programs, it is also gratifying to know that they think very highly of Georgia Tech’s engineering programs. The rankings also demonstrate the commitment to excellence shown by our students, faculty and staff.”

The rankings demonstrate the commitment to excellence shown by our students, faculty and staff.

Program scores are based on surveys of deans and faculty members at other universities. The U.S. News rankings are one indicator of the quality of an institution and can influence undergraduates, professors, prospective students, peer institutions and the media. Prospective students should also consider other factors such as overall cost, ROI, opportunities for research and studying abroad, internship and co-op options, the size and location of a school, and campus culture.

This is the seventh time the College of Engineering has placed fourth in the U.S. News rankings, and it is once again tied with the California Institute of Technology's engineering program. Among public universities, Georgia Tech's engineering program ranks second behind the University of California, Berkeley.

2020 Undergraduate Program Rankings

Aerospace Engineering: 2nd

Biomedical Engineering: 4th

Chemical Engineering: 3rd

Civil Engineering: 2nd

Computer Engineering: 4th

Electrical Engineering: 4th

Environmental Engineering: 4th

Industrial Engineering: 1st

Materials Engineering: 2nd

Mechanical Engineering: 3rd

“We are very proud of the rankings Georgia Tech has earned in all areas. I am particularly pleased that we have been recognized among the very best public universities in the nation, a testament to our commitment to providing lifetime educational opportunities, serving as an engine of innovation and economic growth, and helping find solutions to the most pressing challenges in the world.”

The Georgia Institute of Technology ranks among the top public universities in the nation and its five engineering programs are among the best in the country, according to the annual U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings, which also listed the Institute as one of the most innovative.

In its newest report, Georgia Tech climbed three spots to claim the No. 5 spot with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the best public university category. Among national universities – public and private – Georgia Tech moved up six spots to No. 29. Tech shares the spot with New York University, Tufts University, UNC-Chapel Hill, and the University of Rochester. In other categories highlighting academic strength, Georgia Tech ranked No. 5 for co-op/internship programs, No. 8 for undergraduate research/creative projects, No. 12 for senior capstone projects and No. 20 for learning communities.

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