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Ratings & Rankings

Rensselaer ranks among the top 50 national universities in U.S. News & World Report. Its undergraduate engineering program is ranked in the top 20 in the nation. Rensselaer also ranks 26th in the “best values” among national universities.

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U.S. News & World Report:
Best Graduate Schools Rankings - 2003 (Excel file)

US News & World Report:
National Research Universities - 2002 (Excel file)

1993 National Research Council Rankings


U.S. News & World Report Rankings

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Graduate Engineering (rankings published in March) 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
School of Engineering 17 19 25 31 33 33 34
Aerospace Engineering 21 - 19 - - -
Biomedical Engineering 14 16 19 18 - -
Chemical Engineering 23 - - - - -
Civil Engineering 19 22 - 23 - -
Computer and Systems Engineering 21 19 - - - -
Electrical Engineering 16 16 18 17 17 -
Environmental Engineering 19 - - - - -
Industrial Engineering 21 17 - - - -
Materials Science Engineering 16 18 19 19 19 -
Mechanical Engineering 18 16 17 18 20 -
Nuclear Engineering 12 12 12 - - -

Undergraduate Engineering (rankings published in September) 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
School of Engineering NA NA 14 17 15 20 16
Aerospace Engineering NA NA NA - - - -
Biomedical Engineering NA NA 15 16 - 16 21
Chemical Engineering NA NA NA - - - -
Civil Engineering NA NA NA - - 19 -
Computer and Systems Engineering NA NA NA - - 22 20
Electrical Engineering NA NA 13 14 19 17 17
Environmental Engineering NA NA NA - - - -
Industrial Engineering NA NA 18 18 - - -
Materials Science Engineering NA NA 13 16 - 15 14
Mechanical Engineering NA NA 16 17 16 16 20
Nuclear Engineering NA NA NA - - - -

Undergraduate Business Schools (rankings published in September) 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
Lally School of Management & Technology - - - 49 47 53 57
Entrepreneurship - - - 13 - - -
MIS - - - - 22 - -

Graduate Arts (rankings published in March) 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Multimedia/Visual Communications - - - - 8 8

Graduate Sciences (rankings published in March) 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Applied Mathematics - - - - 21 21
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