Engineering rankings

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By Benzinspeicher (Benzinspeicher) on Thursday, August 19, 2004 - 07:03 pm: Edit

Any body w/ premium edition: can you post the top 25 engineering rankings?

By Barrons (Barrons) on Thursday, August 19, 2004 - 07:39 pm: Edit

MIT, Stanford, Berk, CTech, UIUC,Gtech, Michy, CMU, Purdue, Cornell, Texas, Pton, Wisconsin, JHU, NU, PSU, TAMU, RPI, Rice, Vtech, Minn.,Duke, UCLA, UCSD, Maryland, USC, Uwash

By Alexandre (Alexandre) on Thursday, August 19, 2004 - 08:59 pm: Edit

Here's what I don't's where the USNWR loses me:

Aerospace Engineering:
Michigan #3
Caltech #5

Biomedical Engineering:
Michigan #8
Caltech N/A

Chemical Engineering:
Michigan #9
Caltech #10

Civil Engineering:
Michigan #8
Caltech #14

Computer Engineering:
Michigan #6
Caltech #11

Electrical Engineering:
Michigan #5
Caltech #7

Environmental Engineering:
Michigan #3
Caltech #9

Industrial Engineering:
Michigan #3
Caltech N/A

Michigan #4
Caltech N/A

Mechanical Engineering:
Michigan #2
Caltech #8

Nuclear Engineering:
Michigan #4
Caltech N/A

Overall Engineering ranking? Let us ring that up shall we? Katching:
Caltech #4
Michigan #7

What the!!! Weird huh?! I mean, if Caltech were at least considered better than Michigan in one of the ten specialties. Just one! I would understand.

By Arthurd (Arthurd) on Thursday, August 19, 2004 - 09:03 pm: Edit

Sounds like a rankings system by which I'd choose a school to attend.

By Im_Blue (Im_Blue) on Friday, August 20, 2004 - 12:54 am: Edit

You could make the same case that Caltech doesn't beat Illinois.

By Rtkysg (Rtkysg) on Friday, August 20, 2004 - 01:24 am: Edit

which USNEWS alexandre, graduate or undergrad 2005 ?

For graduate ranking (which actually represents schools specialty reputation):
Overall ranking in Engineering Caltech ranks #6
In Peer Assessment (by Academic) Caltech ranks #3
In Assessment (by Employer) Caltech ranks #2
For EE, I thought Caltech is #4
Don't you realize that excluding research money funding column Caltech in grad engineering will rank #1 or #2 ??

undergrad engineering specialty ranking is sucks & unreliable :). Undergrad student are not supposed to limit themselves in too specialized program in engineering.

And oh yes, let me share a secret with you, Michigan in a few engineering major ranks better than Caltech because the number of faculty is smaller. But when you compare one-to-one the faculty and the student body, Michigan is a light year away behind Caltech and that's why the ranking hehehe

p.s Alexandre, don't be worked-up ok, it's a jovial tease

By Stanfordrulez (Stanfordrulez) on Friday, August 20, 2004 - 02:29 am: Edit

Michigan beats Caltech?! What nonsense! Another pathetic year of USNews rankings.

By Alexandre (Alexandre) on Friday, August 20, 2004 - 03:08 am: Edit

Rtkysg, the rankings I provide above are the new, 2005 undergraduate rankings. And I agree with you. At the undergraduate level, they should not rank individual Engineering disciplines, and yet they do. All I am saying is that the way the USNWR does it simply makes no sense.

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