Georgia Tech’s U.S. News Rankings Remain Strong

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Georgia Institute of Technology ranks 7th among public universities in the 2011 edition of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report.  Georgia Tech has ranked in the top 10 of public universities for more than a decade.

“The continued excellence and improvement in the U.S. News & World Report rankings is a testament to Georgia Tech’s commitment to providing our students with a world-class education,” said Georgia Tech President G.P. “Bud” Peterson.  

Georgia Tech’s College of Engineering moved up one spot in the undergraduate rankings to fourth for engineering programs at universities where the highest degree is a Ph.D.

The School of Industrial and Systems Engineering maintained its top ranking and Aerospace Engineering ranked second in its discipline.  Mechanical Engineering moved up one spot to join Biomedical Engineering, and Civil Engineering with all ranked third.  Electrical and Environmental Engineering both ranked 5th among their peers.

Georgia Tech’s College of Management rose from 31st last year to 28th this year.

For the first time, U.S. News & World Report polled high school guidance counselors.  Georgia Tech ranked 2nd among public institutions, tied with the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and the University of Michigan. In rankings including both public and private universities, Georgia Tech tied for 22nd with Boston College, Emory University, Rice University, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, University of Southern California, University of Michigan and Washington University-St. Louis.

Tech was also highlighted in “Programs to Look For” for its co-op, internship, senior capstone, undergraduate research and study abroad programs.

“In addition to offering Tech students top-ranked programs of study, many benefit from real-world experiences in the U.S. and abroad, as well as opportunities for innovation that better prepare them for leadership in addressing some of society’s most challenging issues,” said Peterson.



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