U.S. News Ranks University of San Diego Among Nation’s 100 Best National Universities

Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering Rises to 14th in Undergraduate Engineering Programs

Once again, U.S. News and World Report (USN&WR) has ranked the University of San Diego among the nation’s top 100 Best National Universities. Out of a pool of nearly 1,600 four-year colleges and universities, USD ranked 95th along with four other universities on the list of the best national doctoral granting universities.

The Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering moved a record eight spots from 22nd in 2014 to 14th on USN&WR’s 2015 Best College Rankings list of Best Undergraduate Engineering programs.

“We are elated to be recognized as the 14th undergraduate engineering program in the country. With our outstanding faculty, students and alumni, our goal for the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering is to become one of the nation’s top 10 programs for undergraduate engineering education,” said Founding Dean Chell Roberts. “For more than 25 years, the students and faculty have built an exceptional department. We are now on the forward trajectory to use the leverage of being a school of engineering to attract the best students we can and bridge the gap between theory and practice.”

About the University of San Diego

The University of San Diego sets the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative Changemakers confront humanity’s urgent challenges. With more than 9,000 students from 69 countries and 50 states, USD is the youngest independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States. The university's eight academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. USD's Envisioning 2024 strategic plan capitalizes on the university’s recent progress and aligns new strategic goals with current strengths to help shape a vision for the future as the university looks ahead to its 75th anniversary in the year 2024.


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