MIT Named No. 5 University by U.S. News

Published in MIT News on September 12, 2017

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

U.S. News and World Report has placed MIT fifth in its annual rankings of the nation’s best colleges and universities, which were announced today. The Institute has moved up from the No. 7 spot it occupied previously; it now shares the No. 5 spot with Columbia University and Stanford University.

MIT’s engineering program maintained its standing at the top of the magazine’s list of undergraduate engineering programs at a doctoral institution. The Institute also placed first in six out of 12 engineering disciplines. No other institution is No. 1 in more than two disciplines.

MIT also remains the No. 2 undergraduate business program, this year standing alone in a spot it had previously shared with the University of California at Berkeley. Among business subfields, MIT is ranked No. 1 in three specialties.

In the overall institutional rankings, U.S. News placed Princeton University in the No. 1 spot, followed by Harvard University. The University of Chicago and Yale University are tied for No. 3...

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