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Whats the best engineering college ranking list out there?

o0CrazyGlue0oo0CrazyGlue0o 554 replies185 threads Member
edited October 2005 in College Search & Selection
US news seems to do it by survey results which in my opinion, doesnt seem to be too reliable. Are there any rankings out there based on noble prize winners, salaries after graduation, etc.?
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  • vrumchevvrumchev 364 replies40 threads Member
    MIT has 60 nobel prize winners, the most of any other university and I'd look the majority of those are in the sciences so thats your best bet if you judge by novel lauriettes
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  • Sam LeeSam Lee 9273 replies176 threads Senior Member
    Nobel prizes are awarded in the fields of pure sciences, not engineering, if I am not mistaken.

    US News departmental rankings are actually not bad. The surveys were completed by department chairs who actually know a lot about their own fields.
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  • AlexandreAlexandre 24280 replies434 threads Senior Member
    I tend to agree with Sam Lee. The USNWR department rankings are generally quite accurate.
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  • vrumchevvrumchev 364 replies40 threads Member
    Sam Lee, I never said they were awarded in Engineering... but clearly if a university has Nobel award-winning Physicists and Chemists, they will have a very developed Engineering department as well.
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  • AlexandreAlexandre 24280 replies434 threads Senior Member
    Vrumchev, your assumption is actually incorrect. The most obvious example is the University of Chicago, which has produced over 30 Nobel Prize winners in Phsyics and Chemistry but does not even have an engineering program. Other pretty obvious examples are Columbia, Harvard and Yale, all three of which have very respected Physics programs and have produced many Nobel Prize winning physicists and Chemists and yet, have average Engineering programs.
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  • collegehelpcollegehelp 6322 replies275 threads Senior Member
    Incidently, many universities hire Nobel Prize winners AFTER they do their prize-winning work. I think Cornell and Columbia are among the top 4 universities for Physics Nobel laureates who actually did their prize-winning work while at those institutions. I can't recall the other 2...one might have been U Chicago.
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