Posted August 17, 2010 Atlanta, GA
Georgia Tech Media Relations
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.
The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the world's premier research universities. Ranked seventh among U.S. News & World Report's top public universities and the eighth best engineering and information technology university in the world by Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities, Georgia Tech’s more than 20,000 students are enrolled in its Colleges of Architecture, Computing, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Management and Sciences. Tech is among the nation's top producers of women and minority engineers. The Institute offers research opportunities to both undergraduate and graduate students and is home to more than 100 interdisciplinary units plus the Georgia Tech Research Institute.