Tech Receives Highest <em>U.S. News</em> Ranking Ever
Georgia Tech ranks 35th among all universities for undergraduates
Posted August 17, 2007 | Atlanta, GA
Georgia Tech ranks seventh among the nation's public universities for undergraduates - the highest ranking in the Institute's history - and is among the top ten public universities for the ninth consecutive year. According to U.S. News and World Report, Tech moved up to the seventh spot from eighth last year (among public universities) and moved up two spots to 35th among all national universities.
"Georgia Tech continues to distinguish itself as one of the top national universities over the last decade," said President Wayne Clough. "This recognition reflects the high quality of our programs, faculty and students, and our growing momentum."
Georgia Tech's nationally prominent College of Engineering, which is the nation's largest, moved up in the rankings to fifth compared to sixth last year. The College of Engineering had four of its programs ranked in the top five among specialty areas. Industrial Engineering ranked first, Aerospace ranked second, Biomedical placed third (up from fourth last year), and Civil Engineering ranked fifth.
Georgia Tech's internship and cooperative education programs were ranked among the 14 "Academic Programs to Look For" under internships for the second consecutive year. Tech was also selected as one of 35 outstanding examples of undergraduate research opportunities among undergraduate research/creative projects for the second consecutive year.
"I am especially pleased to see Georgia Tech among the leaders in internship and co-op opportunities as well as undergraduate research," said Clough. "Georgia Tech consistently seeks to offer our students the best academic experience possible, and that includes real-world and research opportunities."
Georgia Tech alumni continue to be among of the most generous. The percentage of Tech graduates contributing to the Institute is the highest for any public university ranked in the top 50.