Eight College of Engineering programs rise in U.S. News undergraduate rankings


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — In the recently released 2020 U.S. News & World Report Best Undergraduate Schools rankings, eight Penn State engineering specialty disciplines rose from last year’s rankings, with five of the eight disciplines making significant jumps.

Environmental engineering, ranked number 12 in the country, and electrical engineering, ranked number 18 in the country, both jumped up five spots from last year’s report.

Aerospace engineering, ranked number 12 in the country, and computer engineering, ranked 19 in the country, both climbed four spots from last year’s report. Mechanical engineering, ranked number 14 in the country, jumped up three spots.

Three programs — agricultural and biological engineering (remained the same at 10), industrial engineering (up one spot to eight), and materials engineering (up one spot to 10) — are ranked in the top 10 of their specialty categories.

In addition, civil engineering, ranked 13 in the country, jumped up one spot, while biomedical engineering is new to the rankings at number 29 in the country.

Overall, the College of Engineering was ranked 25th in the country.

For the entire breakdown of the College’s rankings in the 2020 Best Undergraduate Schools report, visit engr.psu.edu/facts/rankings.aspx.


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Megan Lakatos




The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science was created in the spring of 2015 to allow greater access to courses offered by both departments for undergraduate and graduate students in exciting collaborative research fields.

We offer B.S. degrees in electrical engineering, computer science, computer engineering and data science and graduate degrees (master's degrees and Ph.D.'s) in electrical engineering and computer science and engineering. EECS focuses on the convergence of technologies and disciplines to meet today’s industrial demands.

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