The Urbana campus was ranked ninth among public national universities in the U.S.News & World Report rankings released Aug. 20.
The UI’s undergraduate engineering program was ranked fourth among all schools offering doctoral degrees, and the business college was ranked 11th among all schools offering undergraduate business programs. (As is its custom, the magazine provided rankings only for these two disciplines.)
Within the UI engineering college, a number of specialties were highly ranked, including agricultural engineering (2), aeronautical (7), biomedical (25), chemical (7), civil (1), computer (4), electrical (4), environmental (4), industrial (12), materials (1), mechanical (6), nuclear (8).
In the business college, the undergraduate accounting program was ranked second in the nation. Other top-ranked business program specialties: finance (16), insurance (6), international business (25), management (15), marketing (12), quantitative analysis (10), real estate (5).
The magazine’s rankings methodology and the complete rankings are on the USNews.com Web site and will be published in the magazine’s “America’s Best Colleges” issue as well as the weekly edition of the magazine, both of which go on sale Aug. 23.