An MIT Alumni Association Publication

US News and World Report recently released its 2023 Best US Colleges rankings for undergraduate education, placing MIT second overall among the nation’s top colleges and universities.

The Institute ranked at or near the top in several categories, including garnering the first spot for undergraduate engineering, a position it has held for many years, and the first spot for computer science programs. The Institute also placed first in six out of 12 engineering disciplines.

MIT remains the number two undergraduate business program, a ranking it shares this year with the University of California at Berkeley.

MIT recently also topped two other prominent rankings, earning the first spot in Forbes’ top colleges list for the first time and first in the QS World University Rankings for the 11th consecutive year. MIT placed third overall in the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings 2022.

MIT’s top-10 placements in the 2023 US News undergraduate categories are listed below.

Ranked #1

Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering (tie)

Business Analytics

Chemical Engineering

Computer Engineering (tie)

Computer Science (tie)

Computer Science Theory

Cybersecurity (tie)

Electrical / Electronic / Communications Engineering

Materials Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Production / Operation Management

Undergraduate Research/Creative Projects

Ranked #2

Artificial Intelligence


Computer Systems

Data Analytics/Science


Management Information Systems

Mobile/Web Applications

Programming Languages

Quantitative Analysis

Software Engineering (tie)

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