Georgia Tech Ranks Seventh Globally for Engineering

2015 ARWU rankings rate Georgia Tech’s engineering, computer science, and science programs among the best in the world.

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The Georgia Institute of Technology ranks as the seventh best engineering university in the world, according to the 2015 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). The annual rankings have been compiled by Shanghai Jiao Tong University since 2003. The data used in calculating the rankings is primarily focused on the quality of research, quality of faculty, and academic performance in several broad academic subject matter areas. 

Georgia Tech’s #7 ranking places the Institute within the top 5 percent of global institutions in the field of engineering. Georgia Tech’s computer science program ranked 22nd globally.

Chemistry ranked 28th in the world and mathematics came in 38th. Georgia Tech’s overall science programs were ranked in the top 50 in the world, at 46. Georgia Tech’s business and economics program placed within the top 75 worldwide. Both social sciences and physics ranked within the top 50 percent of all universities evaluated.

Georgia Tech has ranked within the top 10 of ARWU’s global engineering programs since 2007. 

In describing the Institute, the ARWU says, “As a leading technological university, Georgia Tech has more than 100 centers focused on interdisciplinary research that consistently contribute vital research and innovation to American government, industry, and business.”

Complete information on the rankings and their methodology can be found on the Shanghai Jiao Tong website.

Last revised August 1, 2017