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U.S. News & World Report has ranked Olin College of Engineering as the number eight in the nation among engineering institutions where a bachelor's or master's is the highest degree. The ranking was included in the 2012 rankings, which were published online September 13.
Olin is listed among the top ranks of national institutions widely recognized as the leading undergraduate engineering programs. Other programs among the top 10 in the rankings include Cooper Union, the U.S. Military Academy and the U.S. Naval Academy.
"We are very pleased that U.S. News continues to recognize the quality of Olin's engineering program," said Richard K. Miller, president of Olin College. "Olin has been open less than a decade, and to be included among much older and more established institutions of such recognized excellence is a sign that our trajectory as an institutions has been, and continues to be, quite steep. We look forward to continuing our climb in the top ranks of engineering schools."
U.S. News ranks undergraduate engineering programs accredited by ABET. The rankings are based solely on a survey of engineering deans and senior faculty at all accredited programs, conducted during the spring of 2011. Surveys sent to the dean and a faculty member at each accredited program asked them to rate programs with which they're familiar on a scale from 1 (marginal) to 5 (distinguished).
Since its inception in the mid-1980s, the U.S. News college ranking, which groups schools based on categories created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, has grown to be one of the most comprehensive research tools for students and parents considering higher education opportunities. The rankings may be viewed HERE.