The 2020 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges ranking has once again put the Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering at #2 in the nation for its undergraduate program.
The September 9 announcement prompted many smiles among the faculty, students, and staff of the AE School, but we were not alone.
All of the Georgia Institute of Technology’s engineering programs ranked in the top four for their respective fields of study, with the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering sitting atop its discipline for the 25th year in a row. The College of Engineering tied for 4th overall among engineering schools.
"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.
Here is the full list of Georgia Tech Undergraduate Engineering Program rankings, as determined by the US News & World Report survey:
- 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