The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory is ranked No.3 in U.S. News and World Report’s latest ranking of the nation’s top undergraduate biomedical engineering programs. The department is a partnership between Georgia Tech’s College of Engineering, Emory University’s School of Medicine, and Emory’s Laney Graduate School.
For the first time in school history, all of Georgia Tech's undergraduate engineering programs are ranked in the top five of their respective disciplines by U.S. News and World Report, with the College of Engineering tied for 4th overall among engineering schools.
The rankings, which were released on September 10, 2018, included improved standings for chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, and computer engineering, which all rose one spot, and materials science and engineering, which climbed two spots to third. With those changes the College of Engineering has seven undergraduate programs ranked third or higher, including industrial and systems engineering which has been in the top spot for 24 straight years.
Program scores are based on surveys of deans and faculty members at other universities. The U.S. News rankings are one indicator of the quality of an institution and can influence undergraduates, professors, prospective students, peer institutions and the media. Prospective students should also consider other factors such as overall cost, ROI, opportunities for research and studying abroad, internship and co-op options, the size and location of a school, and campus culture.
This is the sixth time the College of Engineering has placed fourth in the U.S. News rankings, and it is once again tied with the California Institute of Technology's engineering program. Among public universities, Georgia Tech's engineering program ranks second behind the University of California, Berkeley.
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