September 11, 2001
In U.S. News & World Report magazine's annual survey of "America's Best Colleges," Carnegie Mellon's undergraduate engineering program was ranked 7th by engineering school deans and senior faculty, up from ninth in 1999. Carnegie Mellon's program tied for seventh place with Cornell University, Purdue University, and the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.
In specialty undergraduate engineering areas, Carnegie Mellon ranked third in computer engineering, ahead of Stanford University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Additionally, Carnegie Mellon ranked 9th in the Electrical/Electronic/Communications area, ahead of Cornell University, which was in 10th place.
Carnegie Mellon University's overall undergraduate programs tied for 23rd with Georgetown University.