The undergraduate program of the Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering has once again been ranked as the the #2 in the nation, according to the U.S. News & World Report 2018 ranking survey.
The Guggenheim School has maintained the #2 position for several years, and has been ranked in the top five for more than a dozen years. But, for the College of Engineering at Tech, the September 10 announcement marked a new benchmark: for the first time in Institute history, all of Georgia Tech's undergraduate engineering programs were ranked in the top five for their respective disciplines, with the College of Engineering tied for 4th overall among engineering schools.
Among publicly funded aerospace engineering schools, the Daniel Guggenheim School maintains its status as the top-ranked.
“We are very pleased that all our schools are ranked in the top five nationally since 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 included improved standings for Georgia Tech's chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, and computer engineering schools, all of which rose one spot; the school of and materials science and engineering climbed two spots to be ranked third in the nation. The College of Engineering now has seven undergraduate programs ranked third or higher, including industrial and systems engineering which has been in the top spot for 24 straight years.
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 sixth 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,