August 19, 2005
Carnegie Mellon University ranked 22nd and its undergraduate programs in engineering ranked among the 10 best in the country in U.S. News & World Report magazine's annual survey of "America's Best Colleges." Carnegie Mellon's undergraduate engineering program was ranked eighth. In engineering specialties within the discipline, Carnegie Mellon ranked third best in computer engineering, 10th in electrical engineering, 11th in materials science engineering, 13th in civil engineering, 13th in environmental engineering, 13th in mechanical engineering and 14th in chemical engineering.
"Carnegie Mellon's College of Engineering has consistently ranked in the top 10, and this latest ranking confirms the quality of our undergraduate programs and our goal of training tomorrow's leaders to be adept at developing engineering solutions to many of society's problems and challenges," said Pradeep Khosla, dean of Carnegie Mellon's College of Engineering.
The university continues to make a strong showing in another magazine "best" category—that of "undergraduate research/creative projects." The magazine lists, but does not rank, universities in this category. Carnegie Mellon has been listed among the "Programs to Look For" in undergraduate research and creative projects since the listing started four years ago. Carnegie Mellon ranked 35th in the nation in the category, "Great Schools, Great Prices." It also was included in the listings for Economic Diversity and International Students.
"Carnegie Mellon's showing in national rankings continues to be very strong. Surveys are just one measure of the overall excellence of our educational programs and confirm something we know—that Carnegie Mellon and its many graduate and undergraduate programs rank among the best in the nation, if not the world. And, we continue to be pleased that our outstanding efforts to provide undergraduate student research and creative student projects are being recognized," said Carnegie Mellon President Jared L. Cohon.
The overall rankings were determined by several measures including peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources (spending per student), graduation rate performance (the difference between actual and predicted graduation rates) and alumni giving rates.
Harvard and Princeton were tied for the top spot in the overall national university category.
Source: Teresa Thomas, Carnegie Mellon Today
Carnegie Mellon's undergraduate programs ranked 22nd in *U.S. News & World Report.*