Inside Rensselaer
Volume 6, No. 14, September 28, 2012
Mark Century

Nikhil Koratkar

Photo by Scott Barrow

Rensselaer Named Among Nation’s Best by U.S. News & World Report

Rensselaer has been ranked 23rd on the 2012 list of Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs by U.S. News & World Report. Additionally, the Institute was named 47th on the publication’s 2012 list of Best Undergraduate Business Programs. These rankings were announced alongside the overall placement of Rensselaer as 41st on the annual U.S. News list of the nation’s top universities.

“The undergraduate engineering program at Rensselaer is known for the quality of its educational programs, the impact of its research, and the success of its graduates. We are the oldest technological university in the United States, yet our undergraduate engineering programs continue to be at the leading edge, innovative, and highly relevant. This latest ranking by U.S. News further affirms the high quality of our programs and the value proposition of an engineering degree from Rensselaer. We are tremendously pleased to be recognized as among the top 25 undergraduate engineering programs in the nation,” said David Rosowsky, dean of the School of Engineering.

The U.S. News ranking is the latest in a number of recent external surveys recognizing engineering at Rensselaer. In July, industry-focused website Business Insider ranked Rensselaer fourth on its list of “World’s Best Engineering Schools.” The rankings were based on surveys of engineers, professionals, and entrepreneurs working at technology companies.

“We are pleased to be ranked as one of the top 50 best undergraduate business schools by U.S. News & World Report, reinforcing a similar ranking we received from BusinessWeek earlier this year,” said Thomas Begley, dean of the Lally School of Management and Technology. “At the Lally School, we develop aspiring business leaders who have a passion for innovation with the ability to work across business functions. The many interdisciplinary resources and highly recognized international faculty at Rensselaer allow our students to network, learn, and position themselves to capitalize on the business opportunities of tomorrow,”

The Lally School has been ranked one of the nation’s top 50 undergraduate business programs by Bloomberg BusinessWeek for the past six consecutive years.


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Volume 6, Number 14, September 28, 2012
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