24, No. 4, Aug. 19, 2004
campus ranked ninth by U.S.News
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
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.