ChBE Rises to Second in U.S. News Undergrad Rankings

ChBE Rises to Second in U.S. News Undergrad Rankings

Georgia Tech’s School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering rose to 2nd in the nation for its undergraduate program in the latest rankings of U.S. News & World Report. Last year, the school was ranked 3rd.

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 & World Report, with the College of Engineering tied for 4th overall among engineering schools. 

“We are very pleased that all our schools are ranked in the top five nationally since this is one indication of the breadth and depth of our undergraduate programs,” says Steve McLaughlin, dean of the College of Engineering. “Since these rankings are based upon how our peers across the country perceive the quality of our programs, it is also gratifying to know that they think very highly of Georgia Tech’s engineering programs. The rankings also demonstrate the commitment to excellence shown by our students, faculty and staff.”

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 a superb outcome," says ChBE School Chair David Sholl. "We are in excellent company at Georgia Tech, since all of the undergraduate programs in the College of Engineering have been ranked in the top 5."

Engineering Programs at Tech

#1 Industrial/Manufacturing 

#2 Aerospace

#2 Chemical 

#2 Civil 

#2 Mechanical

#3 Biomedical

#3 Materials 

#4 Environmental

#4 Electrical

#5 Computer Engineering