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MIT Rises in 2022 US News Rankings

  • Julie Fox
  • Slice of MIT

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US News and World Report released its 2022 Best US Colleges rankings for undergraduate education and MIT was ranked at or near the top in several categories, including the first spot for undergraduate engineering and computer science programs. The Institute placed second overall in US News and World Report’s annual rankings of the nation’s best colleges and universities (up from the fourth spot last year), sharing the spot with Columbia University and Harvard University.

The Institute placed first in six out of 10 engineering disciplines. According to MIT News, no other institution is first in more than two disciplines. MIT also ranked second in best value schools and third in most innovative schools.

MIT has also ranked high in other prominent 2022 rankings, including first in the QS World University Rankings for the 10th consecutive year, third overall in the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings, and fifth in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

MIT’s top-10 placements in the 2022 US News undergraduate categories are listed below.

Ranked #1

Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering


Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs

Biocomputing/Bioinformatics/Biotechnology (tie)

Chemical Engineering

Computer Engineering

Computer Science (tie)

Computer Science Theory

Computer Systems

Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engineering

Materials Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Mobile/Web Applications

Production/Operation Management

Quantitative Analysis

Undergraduate Research/Creative Projects


Ranked #2

Artificial Intelligence

Best Value Schools

Biomedical Engineering

Business Programs

Cybersecurity (tie)

Entrepreneurship (tie)

Management Information Systems

National Universities (tie)

Programming Languages

Software Engineering (tie)


Top-10 Rankings

Civil Engineering (4)

Co-ops/Internships (7)

Data Analytics/Science (3)

Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering (4)

Finance (4)

Game/Simulation Development (3, tie)

Management (10)

Most Innovative Schools (3)

Senior Capstone (7)

Supply Chain Management/Logistics (5)


Photo (top): Gretchen Ertl.

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