ECE and College of Engineering do well in recent rankings

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  • The ECE undergraduate programs have been ranked fifth for computer engineering and fourth for electrical engineering by US News and World Report.
  • The College of Engineering was also ranked fifth in the US News listing.
  • In the Academic Ranking of World Universities, the College of Engineering was ranked fourth in the world.

ECE and the College of Engineering both did extremely well in recent rankings of their programs.
ECE and the College of Engineering both did extremely well in recent rankings of their programs.

ECE ILLINOIS and the College of Engineering have both done extremely well in some recent rankings of the College and the ECE Department.

US News and World Report

The ECE ILLINOIS undergraduate programs have both been ranked in the top five in the nation in the recently published 2013 America's Best Colleges edition of U.S. News and World Report.

For undergraduate computer engineering, ECE is ranked fifth, behind MIT, Stanford, the University of California-Berkeley, and Carnegie Mellon, respectively.

For undergraduate electrical engineering, ECE is ranked fourth, behind MIT, the University of California-Berkeley, and Stanford, respectively.

The College of Engineering’s undergraduate engineering program ranked fifth this year. Ten Illinois engineering programs are ranked in the top ten. Both Agricultural Engineering and Civil Engineering are ranked first in their fields.

Rankings for individual College of Engineering departments:

  • Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical – 8th
  • Agricultural – 1st 
  • Chemical – 9th 
  • Civil – 1st 
  • Computer – 5th 
  • Electrical/Electronic/Communications – 4th
  • Engineering Science/Engineering Physics – 2nd 
  • Environmental – 4th 
  • Materials – 2nd
  • Mechanical – 5th

Academic Ranking of World Universities

The Center for World-Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University recently issued the 10th edition of its annual global university ranking. The University of Illinois as a whole came in 25th in the world. In the Category of Engineering/Technology and Computer Science, the University placed 4th in the world.

“We are happy that our commitment to excellence in engineering education is not going unnoticed,” said ECE Department Head Andreas C Cangellaris. “Over the past few years, we have noticed a growing interest in our programs by outstanding students both domestic and international. With around 1,800 students in our undergraduate program, we are one of the largest ECE programs in the country. Being ranked among the best makes all the difference in our efforts to attracting top talent and graduating a sizable fraction of the best electrical and computer engineers in the world.”

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