The Charles V. Schaefer Jr. School of Engineering & Science at Stevens Institute of Technology is ranked among the nation’s “Best Graduate Schools” in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report annual rankings, climbing six spots to No. 75 out of 199 eligible engineering schools.
Stevens’ ranking comes at a time when many U.S. graduate programs in engineering are seeing a significant drop in the number of applications from international students. However, applications to Stevens from international students are steady. Students are also locking in to their decision to come to Stevens early, as indicated by the 76.7 percent increase in the number of those who have accepted admission and made their deposits compared to this time last year. Enrollment in the graduate engineering school is also up 7.5 percent from last year.
Several engineering program specialty areas within the School of Engineering & Science also climbed in the rankings:
- Computer Engineering, tied for 73rd, 13 spots since 2018
- Materials Engineering, tied for 69th, 11 spots since 2018
Stevens’ systems engineering program is ranked among the top fifty in its specialty area, while the biomedical, chemical, civil, electrical, environmental and mechanical engineering specialty programs fall within the top 100.
Under U.S. News’ “Best Science Schools,” Stevens’ computer science program also ranked within the top 100 science program specialty areas. The computer science program is part of the School of Engineering & Science, but different from computer engineering.
Methodology: Rankings are based on two types of data: expert opinion on program excellence and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research and students. Its periodic rankings of additional disciplines and specialties in the sciences, social sciences, humanities and other areas are based solely on the ratings of peer academic experts, including deans, program directors and faculty.
Data come from statistical surveys sent to administrators at more than 1,970 graduate programs and from reputation surveys sent to more than 16,500 academics and professionals in the disciplines. Surveys for the 2019 rankings were conducted during the fall of 2017 and in early 2018.
Learn more about graduate programs in the Schaefer School of Engineering & Science.
About Stevens Institute of Technology
Stevens Institute of Technology is a premier, private research university situated in Hoboken, New Jersey overlooking the Manhattan skyline. Since our founding in 1870, technological innovation has always been the hallmark and legacy of Stevens’ education and research. Within the university’s three schools and one college, 6,900 undergraduate and graduate students collaborate closely with faculty in an interdisciplinary, student-centric, entrepreneurial environment. A range of academic and research programming spanning business, computing, engineering, the arts and other fields actively advances the frontiers of science and leverages technology to confront our most pressing global challenges. The university is consistently ranked among the nation’s elite for return on tuition investment, career services and the mid-career salaries of alumni.