August 17, 2007
U.S. News & World Report magazine's annual survey of "America's Best Colleges" ranked Carnegie Mellon's undergraduate specialty area in computer engineering 2nd and electrical engineering 10th. The undergraduate engineering program placed 9th on the listing. Carnegie Mellon's undergraduate programs ranked 22nd overall.
In other specialty engineering programs, the university ranked 10th in environmental and mechanical engineering, 11th in materials/metallurgical engineering, 12th in civil engineering and 14th in chemical engineering.
Carnegie Mellon was listed 30th in the "Great Schools, Great Price" category and continued to be noted as a "program to look for" in undergraduate research and creative projects. The university was also recognized for its percentage of international students (13 percent) and its economic diversity, a category based on the percentage of students receiving Pell Grants (12 percent).
U.S. News & World Report compiles its rankings based on several measures: peer assessment (25 percent); graduation and retention rates (20 percent); faculty resources (20 percent); student selectivity (15 percent); financial resources (10 percent); alumni giving rate (5 percent); and graduation rate performance, the difference between actual and predicted graduation rates (5 percent). For a complete look at the rankings, visit www.usnews.com.
Source: Excerpted from the Carnegie Mellon News.