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2016 Ranking of US Graduate Materials Engineering Programs: What are the Changes between the 2015 and 2016 Rankings?

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Highlights by comparing the 2016 and 2015 rankings.

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  • MIT remained at the top spot.  
  • The names on the top 5 list did not change.  MIT, UCSB, Northwestern, Stanford and UIUC are still the best ranked 5 programs.  
  • Interesting enough, the names on the top 11 (including ties) were still the same, with Georgia Tech moved up the most from #9 to #6.  
  • RPI dropped from #18 to #24, while NCSU rose up from #21 to #18.
  • In the #20-30 range, Iowa State climbed to #24 from #29.   In contrast, U Washington slipped from #22 to #28.
  • Rutgers had the most decline in ranking, and was at #47 as compared to #35 on last year's list.
  • U Conn was at #43 this year versus last year's ranking of #49.
  • Missouri Univ. of Science and Tech rose to #47 this year from #61 a year ago. 
  • Texas A&M was new to the list this year at #39.
  • Univ. of S. California was only at #39 on the 2015 list, but was at #33 on this year's list.  

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2016 Best US Graduate Materials Engineering Programs Ranked by US News & World Report 

Rank

School Name

Score

#1

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

4.7

Cambridge, MA

#2

University of California—​Santa Barbara

4.6

Santa Barbara, CA

#3

Northwestern University (McCormick)

4.5

Evanston, IL

#4Tie

Stanford University

4.4

Stanford, CA

#4Tie

University of Illinois—​Urbana-​Champaign

4.4

Urbana, IL

#6Tie

Georgia Institute of Technology

4.1

Atlanta, GA

#6Tie

University of California—​Berkeley

4.1

Berkeley, CA

#8Tie

California Institute of Technology

3.9

Pasadena, CA

#8Tie

Cornell University

3.9

Ithaca, NY

#10Tie

Carnegie Mellon University

3.8

Pittsburgh, PA

#10Tie

University of Michigan—​Ann Arbor

3.8

Ann Arbor, MI

#12

University of Pennsylvania

3.6

Philadelphia, PA

#13Tie

Harvard University

3.5

Cambridge, MA

#13Tie

Pennsylvania State University—​University Park

3.5

University Park, PA

#15Tie

Purdue University—​West Lafayette

3.4

West Lafayette, IN

#15Tie

University of Florida

3.4

Gainesville, FL

#15Tie

University of Wisconsin—​Madison

3.4

Madison, WI

#18Tie

North Carolina State University

3.3

Raleigh, NC

#18Tie

University of Minnesota—​Twin Cities

3.3

Minneapolis, MN

#20

Ohio State University

3.2

Columbus, OH

#21Tie

Johns Hopkins University (Whiting)

3.1

Baltimore, MD

#21Tie

University of California—​Los Angeles (Samueli)

3.1

Los Angeles, CA

#21Tie

Virginia Tech

3.1

Blacksburg, VA

#24Tie

Iowa State University

3.0

Ames, IA

#24Tie

Lehigh University (Rossin)

3.0

Bethlehem, PA

#24Tie

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

3.0

Troy, NY

#24Tie

University of Texas—​Austin (Cockrell)

3.0

Austin, TX

#28Tie

Case Western Reserve University

2.9

Cleveland, OH

#28Tie

University of California—​Davis

2.9

Davis, CA

#28Tie

University of California—​San Diego (Jacobs)

2.9

La Jolla, CA

#28Tie

University of Maryland—​College Park (Clark)

2.9

College Park, MD

#28Tie

University of Washington

2.9

Seattle, WA

#33Tie

Arizona State University (Fulton)

2.8

Tempe, AZ

#33Tie

Colorado School of Mines

2.8

Golden, CO

#33Tie

Drexel University

2.8

Philadelphia, PA

#33Tie

Rice University (Brown)

2.8

Houston, TX

#33Tie

University of Southern California (Viterbi)

2.8

Los Angeles, CA

#33Tie

University of Virginia

2.8

Charlottesville, VA

#39Tie

Brown University

2.7

Providence, RI

#39Tie

Texas A&M University—​College Station (Look)

2.7

College Station, TX

#39Tie

University of California—​Irvine (Samueli)

2.7

Irvine, CA

#39Tie

University of Massachusetts—​Amherst

2.7

Amherst, MA

#43Tie

Columbia University (Fu Foundation)

2.6

New York, NY

#43Tie

University of Arizona

2.6

Tucson, AZ

#43Tie

University of Connecticut

2.6

Storrs, CT

#43Tie

Washington State University

2.6

Pullman, WA

#47Tie

Alfred University—​New York State College of Ceramics (Inamori)

2.5

Alfred, NY

#47Tie

Michigan State University

2.5

East Lansing, MI

#47Tie

Missouri University of Science & Technology

2.5

Rolla, MO

#47Tie

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey—​New Brunswick

2.5

Piscataway, NJ

#47Tie

University of Delaware

2.5

Newark, DE

#47Tie

Vanderbilt University

2.5

Nashville, TN

#53Tie

Boston University

2.4

Boston, MA

#53Tie

Clemson University

2.4

Clemson, SC

#53Tie

Michigan Technological University

2.4

Houghton, MI

#53Tie

Stony Brook University—​SUNY

2.4

Stony Brook, NY

#53Tie

University of Pittsburgh (Swanson)

2.4

Pittsburgh, PA

#53Tie

University of Utah

2.4

Salt Lake City, UT

#59Tie

Binghamton University—​SUNY (Watson)

2.3

Binghamton, NY

#59Tie

Dartmouth College (Thayer)

2.3

Hanover, NH

#59Tie

University of Rochester

2.3

Rochester, NY

#59Tie

University of Texas—​Dallas (Jonsson)

2.3

Richardson, TX

#63Tie

University of Alabama

2.2

Tuscaloosa, AL

#63Tie

University of Tennessee—​Knoxville

2.2

Knoxville, TN

#65Tie

Oregon State University

2.1

Corvallis, OR

#65Tie

University of California—​Riverside (Bourns)

2.1

Riverside, CA

#65Tie

University of Kentucky

2.1

Lexington, KY

#65Tie

University of North Texas

2.1

Denton, TX

#65Tie

University of Texas—​Arlington

2.1

Arlington, TX

#70Tie

Air Force Institute of Technology

2.0

Wright Patterson AFB, OH

#70Tie

Clarkson University

2.0

Potsdam, NY

#70Tie

Illinois Institute of Technology (Armour)

2.0

Chicago, IL

#70Tie

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

2.0

Socorro, NM

#70Tie

Stevens Institute of Technology (Schaefer)

2.0

Hoboken, NJ

#70Tie

University of Cincinnati

2.0

Cincinnati, OH

#70Tie

University of Houston (Cullen)

2.0

Houston, TX

#70Tie

University of Illinois—​Chicago

2.0

Chicago, IL

#70Tie

University of Nebraska—​Lincoln

2.0

Lincoln, NE

#70Tie

University of Texas—​El Paso

2.0

El Paso, TX

 

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