US News and World Report released its 2020 Best US Colleges rankings last month, and as in previous years, MIT was highly ranked in several categories, including its top-ranked undergraduate engineering program.
The Institute tied for the third-ranked national university in the United States for the second consecutive year (it placed fifth in 2018), and placed first in 10 categories (including engineering, as noted above), second in four categories, and in the top 10 in 10 more.
The Institute’s undergraduate US News rankings is consistent with its placement in the publication’s graduate school rankings that were released in March 2019. MIT was ranked first in 24 graduate categories, and 43 more MIT schools, departments, and disciplines finished in that list’s top 10.
MIT was placed similarly high in other recently released 2020 lists. It was named the world’s top university in the QS World University Rankings, placed second overall in the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings (behind login), and placed fifth in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
MIT’s top-10 placements in the 2020 US News undergraduate categories are listed below. Visit MIT News for more details on US News’s rankings and methodologies.
- Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering
- Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs
- Chemical Engineering
- Computer Engineering
- Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engineering
- Materials Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Production/Operations Management
- Quantitative Analysis/Methods
- Undergraduate Research/Creative Projects