Georgia Tech Rises in U.S. News & World Report Rankings

Atlanta, GA
Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering Georgia Institute of Technology

Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology 

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The Georgia Institute of Technology moved up two places from 36 to 34 in the 2017 Best Colleges undergraduate rankings of national universities by U.S. News and World Report. Georgia Tech once again ranked seventh among public universities and individual undergraduate programs.

“Georgia Tech consistently strives for excellence in all areas, and we are delighted to see so many of our programs move up in U.S. News and World Report rankings this year,” said Georgia Tech President G.P. “Bud” Peterson. “Our Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering is a stellar example of the power of collaboration, innovation, and private and public support helping to create the No. 1 program in the nation.”

Georgia Tech’s College of Engineering moved up one position to fourth for undergraduate engineering programs at institutions that award doctoral degrees. The college also continued with solid rankings in its engineering programs, with all of its programs ranked in the top 10 of their disciplines and in the top five among public institutions.

The undergraduate biomedical engineering degree program moved up from No. 3 to No. 1. Biomedical Engineering joins the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering as No. 1 ranked programs within the College of Engineering.

Georgia Tech’s Scheller College of Business ranked 32nd among best undergraduate business programs.

Among other relatively new specialized categories, Georgia Tech moved up from 13 to 7 in “Most Innovative,” from 30 to 21 in “Best Colleges for Veterans,” and from 27 to 23 in “High School Guidance Counselor Ranking.”

“We are exceedingly proud of the outstanding dedication to education and research by our Georgia Tech faculty, some of the nation’s best and brightest minds,” said Georgia Tech Provost Rafael L. Bras. “They are committed to providing an exceptional educational experience to all Georgia Tech students, be they our traditional, residential learners or graduate, digital, or professional. It is the extraordinary faculty and exceptional staff that care deeply about our students that make Georgia Tech such a progressive and well recognized institution. ” 

National Ranks 

#7 – Public Universities

#4 – Undergraduate Engineering Programs

#32 – Undergraduate Business Programs 

Specialty Ranks - Engineering

#1 – Industrial Engineering

#1 – Biomedical Engineering (up two from No. 3 last year)

#2 – Aerospace Engineering

#2 – Mechanical Engineering

#2 – Civil Engineering (up one from No. 3 last year)

#4 – Electrical Engineering

#4 – Chemical Engineering (up from No. 6 last year)

#4 - Environmental Engineering (up from No. 6 last year)

#6 – Computer Engineering

#6 – Materials Science and Engineering

Specialty Ranks – Business

#6 – Quantitative Analysis

#9 – Management Information Systems

#12 – Production/Operations Management

#16 – Supply Chain Management/Logistics

Last revised August 1, 2017