Needham, Mass. (PRWEB) September 13, 2012
U.S. News & World Report has ranked Olin College of Engineering as number six in the nation—a jump upward of two ranks from last year’s position—among engineering institutions where a bachelor's or master's is the highest degree. The ranking was included in the U.S. News 2013 Best Colleges edition, which was published online September 12.
Olin is listed among the top ranks of institutions widely recognized as the leading undergraduate engineering programs in the nation. Other institutions among the top 10 in the rankings include the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy and Cooper Union, with which Olin is tied for 6th place.
Olin is also listed in the “Best Specialties” ranking, where it holds a #4 position in the Electrical/Electronic/Communications category.
"We are very pleased that U.S. News has once again recognized the quality of Olin's innovative engineering program," said Richard K. Miller, president of Olin College. "As we celebrate the tenth anniversary of our opening, it seems clear from these rankings that the reputation of our groundbreaking program and unique learning culture is on the rise as we become more and more recognized as a national leader in engineering education."
U.S. News ranks undergraduate engineering programs accredited by ABET. The rankings are based solely on a survey of engineering deans and senior faculty at all accredited programs, conducted during the spring of 2012. Surveys sent to the dean and a faculty member at each accredited program asked them to rate programs with which they're familiar on a scale from 1 (marginal) to 5 (distinguished).
Since its inception in the mid-1980s, the U.S. News college ranking, which groups schools based on categories created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, has grown to be one of the most comprehensive research tools for students and parents considering higher education opportunities. The rankings may be viewed HERE.