Posted August 18, 2006 Atlanta
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Contact Lisa Grovenstein
Georgia Tech ranks eighth among public universities for undergraduates
For the eighth consecutive year and the ninth time in the past decade, U.S. News and World Report has ranked the Georgia Institute of Technology as one of the top 10 public universities in the nation. Tech moved up to the eighth spot from ninth last year among the nation's top public universities for undergraduates. Georgia Tech was ranked 38th among all of the national universities, down one slot from last year when Tech jumped up four slots from the previous year.
"Our desire to excel has consistently placed Georgia Tech among the top national universities over the last decade," said President Wayne Clough. "This recognition reflects the high quality of our programs, faculty and students. In particular I'm proud that our undergraduate research program was named as an outstanding example of academic programs that lead to student success."
Georgia Tech's nationally prominent College of Engineering, which is the nation's largest, held steady with a ranking of 6th. The College of Engineering had four of its programs ranked in the top five among specialty areas. Aerospace ranked second, biomedical placed fourth, civil ranked third, and industrial engineering ranked first.
"Our engineering programs continue to be recognized as the best," said Clough. "The consistency of the rankings of the individual engineering programs bodes well for our continued success."
Georgia Tech's internships and cooperative education programs were ranked one of 12 'Academic Programs to Look For' under internships and co-ops. Also Tech was selected as one of 35 outstanding examples of undergraduate research opportunities among 'Academic Programs to Look For' under undergraduate research/creative projects.
Georgia Tech alumni continue to be some of the most generous. The percentage of Tech graduates contributing to the Institute is the highest among any public university ranked in the top 50.