U.S. News survey ranks Penn State undergraduate engineering 16th

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The latest U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges survey rated Penn State's undergraduate engineering program 16th in the country.

The report, released Sept. 12, ranked the University 46th overall in the U.S.

Under the publication's specialties categories, Penn State aerospace engineering was ranked 10th, chemical engineering 14th, civil engineering 17th, industrial engineering seventh, materials eighth and mechanical engineering 13th.

The University's undergraduate biological engineering, bioengineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering and engineering science and mechanics programs were not ranked.

According to U.S. News, the undergraduate results are based solely on the peer judgments of deans and senior faculty who rated each program using a scale of one to five in a mail survey.

U.S. News does not include the disciplines of architectural engineering, computer science and nuclear engineering as part of its survey.

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Last Updated February 07, 2013