Berkeley Engineering lands No. 3 spot in latest U.S. News & World Report rankings
The latest U.S. News & World Report rankings have placed UC Berkeley’s College of Engineering third among all undergraduate engineering programs in the nation. MIT is ranked No. 1, followed by Stanford University. Berkeley Engineering continues to be the top-ranked public undergraduate engineering program in the country.
The rankings for engineering programs are based on peer assessment surveys. Nearly all of Berkeley Engineering’s individual undergraduate programs ranked in the top 7 nationwide. The exception is Berkeley’s newly launched aerospace engineering program for undergraduates, which debuts at No. 16. Civil and environmental engineering retained their No. 1 rankings from last year, as did computer science.
This year, Berkeley tied UCLA for the right to claim the title of top public university in the country. To calculate its overall rankings, U.S. News & World Report evaluated 17 indicators of academic quality among 1,500 institutions granting bachelor’s degrees, an all-time high for the publication. More details about the methodology are available online.