MIT Ranked as Nation's No. 7 University by U.S. News

Published in MIT News on September 9, 2015

Undergraduate engineering program is No. 1; undergraduate business program is No. 2.

For the third year in a row, MIT holds the No. 7 slot in U.S. News and World Report’s annual rankings of the United States’ best colleges and universities, which were released today.

The Institute continued its long run as the nation’s top undergraduate engineering program at a doctoral institution, tying this year with Stanford University in the No. 1 position. MIT was also rated as the top university in seven of the 12 individual engineering disciplines assessed by U.S. News and World Report, up from six last year; no other institution is No. 1 in more than one engineering discipline.

MIT tied with the University of California at Berkeley as the nation’s No. 2 undergraduate business program; its undergraduate programs were also ranked No. 1 in three business subfields.

MIT’s overall institutional ranking is unchanged from last year. Princeton University holds this year’s top slot, followed by Harvard University and Yale University. Columbia University, Stanford University, and the University of Chicago are tied at No. 4.

Among individual factors contributing to overall institutional standings, MIT shared top billing with Harvard and Stanford in assessments by presidents, provosts, and top admissions officials at peer institutions. MIT also tied Harvard for first place in the assessment of high school guidance counselors...

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