GT Civil Engineering Ranked No. 1

Monday, September 14, 2020

Civil Engineering at Georgia Tech is now the top-ranked program of its kind in the nation.

U.S. News and World Report has released its 2021 list of the country’s best undergraduate engineering programs, featuring Georgia Tech civil engineering at No. 1 and environmental engineering at No. 4.

Civil engineering was ranked No. 1 for the first time, up from the No. 2 spot over the past four years. Environmental engineering maintained the No. 4 ranking for the third year in a row.

“This recognition is well-deserved and reflective of the students, faculty and staff that we have long felt are the best in the nation,” said Karen and John Huff School Chair Don Webster. “While this is welcome news, it does not come as a surprise. We in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering have dedicated ourselves to continually improving our educational programs, which is reflected in our steady rise through the rankings over the past 10 years. We are thrilled to be recognized as the top civil engineering program in the nation.”

For the past two decades, civil engineering has ranked among the nation’s top five programs, and environmental engineering has been listed in the top 10 since the program was established at Georgia Tech in 2006.

The 2021 rankings were favorable for Georgia Tech all around. Each of the College of Engineering’s undergraduate programs was ranked in the top five overall. In addition, Georgia Tech was listed as No. 8 among public universities nationwide, and the No. 4 most innovative university.

"The No. 1 ranking of the Civil Engineering program at Georgia Tech can be attributed not only to the outstanding faculty, staff and students in the school, but also to their innovative teaching and passion for solving global problems," Steve McLaughlin, dean of the College of Engineering stated. "This ranking is indicative of their solution-driven research and their work in helping students become leaders in their field."


 
2020
Ranking
   
2020
Ranking
1.
GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
#1
 
1.
University of California—Berkeley
#1
2.
University of California—Berkeley
#2
  2.
Stanford University
#2
3.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
#3
 
2.
University of Michigan—Ann Arbor
#2
3.
Purdue University—West Lafayette
#3
 
4.
GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
#4
5.
University of Texas at Austin
#5
 
4.
University of Texas—Austin
#4
6.
University of Illinois—Urbana-Champaign
#6
 
6.
University of Illinois—Urbana-Champaign
#6
6. 
University of Michigan—Ann Arbor
#6
 
7. 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
#7
8. 
Stanford University
#8
  8.
Carnegie Mellon
#8
8.
Virginia Tech
#8
 
9.
Cornell University
#9
10.
Texas A&M University
#10
 
10.
Virginia Tech
#10
             

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