September 23, 2002
In specialty undergraduate engineering areas, Carnegie Mellon ranked second in computer engineering by engineering school deans and senior faculty in U.S. News & World Report magazine's annual survey of "America's Best Colleges."
The undergraduate engineering program at CMU retained its 7th overall ranking, tying for seventh place with Cornell University and the University of Michigan, placing ahead of Stanford University, the University of CaliforniaBerkeley, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Additionally, Carnegie Mellon ranked 9th in the Electrical Engineering specialty.
"Carnegie Mellon's engineering program has retained its undergraduate rank of 7th, a testament to our faculty, students and staff," said John Anderson, dean of the Carnegie Institute of Technology. "We're small but we produce excellent engineers who are entrepreneurial and enter the workforce ready and able to work beyond the boundaries of their disciplines. Computer engineering's second place rank reflects the impact of our innovative curriculum, the leadership of our faculty and the initiative of our students."
CMU's overall undergraduate programs rose to 21st from 23rd last year.