U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 “America’s Best Colleges” rankings are out, and Iowa State’s College of Engineering held it’s position as 22nd among public universities’ undergraduate engineering schools whose highest degree is a doctorate.
Among all national universities, Iowa State’s undergraduate engineering program ranks 39th (a four-way tie with Brown University, Providence, R.I.; the University of California, Santa Barbara; Washington University in St. Louis; and Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa.). Last year, Iowa State was tied for 22nd among public programs and ranked 38th overall.
In biological/agricultural engineering, Iowa State is the 3rd ranked program among all national universities, and 3rd among public universities. In materials engineering, the university is ranked 10th among public universities and 17th among all national universities.
U.S. News ranks undergraduate engineering programs that are accredited by ABET (formerly known as the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology). The rankings are based solely on a survey of engineering deans and senior faculty at all accredited programs, conducted during spring 2012.