MIT Ranked Best Engineering School for 28th Consecutive Year

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Photo by Margaret Burdge

Photo by Margaret Burdge

MIT tops U.S. News & World Report newly released list of the best engineering schools in the country, marking the 28th consecutive year the school has taken top honors.

California’s Stanford University and UC Berkeley took the No. 2 and 3 spots, respectively. Harvard, MIT’s Cambridge rival, tied for 24th. Other Boston area schools on U.S. News’ list included Boston University (35), Northeastern University (42), and Tufts University (T-65).

Also representing New England in the top 100: Yale (38), UMass Amherst (T-57), Brown University (T-65), UConn (T-73), and Worcester Polytechnic Institute (T-87).

Broken down by field, MIT ranked first in aerospace/aeronautical/astronautical engineering, chemical engineering, computer engineering, material engineering, and mechanical engineering. MIT came in second in nuclear engineering and bioengineering, and seventh in civil engineering.

A third of MIT’s faculty teaches at the School of Engineering, while roughly 45 percent of its graduate students are enrolled there.

U.S. News compiled the list by studying 215 engineering schools using data collected between fall 2015 and early 2016. Criteria included acceptance rate, mean GRE qualitative scores, student-faculty ratio, doctoral degrees awarded, total research expenditure, and percentage of faculty in the National Academy of Engineering.

You can check out U.S. News’ full ranking here.


Kyle Scott Clauss Kyle Clauss, Digital News Writer at Boston Magazine bmagdigital+kclauss@gmail.com