MIT sweeps USNWR graduate science/engineering rankings

MIT took the top spot in nearly all science specialties and many engineering specialties in U.S. News and World Report’s recently-released 2012 graduate school rankings. MIT was ranked #1 in overall engineering and also took #3 in business, behind Stanford in first and Harvard in second.

Notably, MIT’s graduate programs ranked #1 (including ties for #1) in chemical engineering, aero/astro, computer engineering, electrical engineering, materials science and engineering, and mechanical engineering. MIT placed among the top 10 graduate programs in nearly every engineering specialty.

In science, MIT earned the top spot (counting ties) in chemistry, computer science, earth sciences, mathematics, and physics – every science specialty except biological science, where MIT was second to Stanford, and statistics.

In the humanities and social sciences, MIT tied Harvard, Princeton, and UChicago for first in economics, took ninth in political science (tied with Duke), and 11th in psychology (tied with UPenn). MIT was also ranked #28 in history.

The full rankings can be found on the USNWR website.

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