The undergraduate engineering program at Rice University is ranked 18th in the nation, according to the 2019 U.S. News and World Report annual rating, while the university as a whole is ranked 16th.
Last year the undergraduate engineering program was ranked 20th.
“I am pleased to see that we continue to be regarded among the top undergraduate engineering programs in the country. This is a testament to the quality of our students, and the commitment of our faculty and staff,” said Reginald DesRoches, the William and Stephanie Sick Dean of the George R. Brown School of Engineering.
Rice tied at 18th with Columbia, Duke, the University of California at Los Angeles, the University of California at San Diego and the University of Washington. The ranking looked at 215 schools in the United States.
The undergraduate engineering program rankings are based on peer-assessment surveys. To be eligible, a school must have an undergraduate engineering program accredited by ABET. The programs are divided into two groups: schools where the highest engineering degree offered is a doctorate, and those where the highest degree offered is a bachelor’s or master’s.