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Olin Ranked #3 in Latest U.S. News and World Report Rankings

Olin College of Engineering is ranked #3 in the nation among undergraduate engineering programs, according to the just-released 2020 U.S. News college rankings. Additionally, Olin’s Electrical Engineering program holds the #5 spot nationally, according to U.S. News.

“This ranking and other recognitions we’ve received over the years are continuing evidence that the value of an Olin education is widely known and understood,” said Richard K. Miller, president of Olin College. “This is an exciting time for Olin. Twenty years ago, we set out to become a leader in transforming engineering education and to graduate engineers who will contribute to making the world a better place. We know there is more work to do, but we are very proud of our achievements to date.”

The U.S. News ranking is just the latest among a number of recent indicators confirming that Olin has become recognized as a leading institution nationally and globally. 

An MIT study released last year named Olin, along with MIT, as the top leaders globally in engineering education, even as more and more top programs are acknowledging Olin’s influence in their curricular reforms. Last month, Princeton Review named Olin a top college in the nation in the 2020 edition of its college guide, The Best 385 colleges, recognizing Olin for the high quality of its faculty and classroom experience.

“As we move into our third decade, we are looking forward to continuing to offer transformative educational experiences for our students and taking on new and different challenges,” said Miller.

The U.S. News rankings of undergraduate engineering programs are based on the judgments of deans and senior faculty at peer institutions. U.S. News surveyed engineering school deans and faculty members in spring 2019 and asked them to rate each program they were familiar with on a scale from 1 (marginal) to 5 (distinguished) for these rankings. U.S. News has separate rankings for undergraduate engineering programs at colleges that offer doctoral degrees in engineering.