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Georgia Tech remains strong in U.S. News & World Report rankings

Atlanta, GA

The Georgia Institute of Technology continued its longstanding record for high marks in the 2016 Best Colleges undergraduate rankings by U.S. News and World Report. Georgia Tech ranked seventh among public universities and 36th among all national universities.

“For almost two decades Georgia Tech has ranked in the top 10 among public research universities. While we are well known for excellence in engineering and other STEM fields, word is also getting out about our other outstanding programs, such as our undergraduate business program, along with our focus on innovation,” said Georgia Tech President G.P. “Bud” Peterson. 

Georgia Tech’s College of Engineering maintained fifth place for undergraduate engineering programs at institutions that award doctoral degrees. The college also continued with solid rankings in its engineering programs, with all of its programs ranked in the top 10 of their disciplines and in the top five among public institutions.

Georgia Tech's Scheller College of Business ranked 29th among best undergraduate business programs. The college continued its fifth place ranking in Quantitative Analysis while its Management Information Systems program ranked No. 7.

U.S. News & World Report introduced a number of new categories this year. Georgia Tech ranked 13th in the Most Innovative Schools category and 30th in Best Colleges for Veterans.

“These rankings reaffirm our vision to ‘define the technological university of the 21st century.’ It is gratifying to get the recognition of our continuing excellence in all areas of engineering and to see that recognition expanding to many other areas like business,” said Georgia Tech Provost Rafael L. Bras. “It is indeed one of the most innovative schools in the nation, and we will not rest until all our programs are the very best in the world.” 


National Ranks

#7 ­­– Public Universities

#5 – Undergraduate Engineering Programs

#29 – Undergraduate Business Programs

Specialty Ranks - Engineering

#1 – Industrial Engineering

#2 – Aerospace Engineering

#2 – Mechanical Engineering

#3 – Biomedical Engineering

#3 – Civil Engineering

#4 – Electrical Engineering

#6 – Chemical Engineering

#6 – Computer Engineering

#6 - Environmental Engineering

#7 – Materials Science and Engineering

Specialty Ranks – Business

#5 – Quantitative Analysis

#7 – Management Information Systems

#12 – Production/Operations Management

#12 – Supply Chain Management/Logistics

Last revised May 15, 2020