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NEWS RELEASE

March 28, 2001

Contact: Denine Hagen, (858) 534-2920, dhagen@ucsd.edu

JACOBS SCHOOL AND DEPARTMENTS RANKED AMONG NATION'S BEST IN ANNUAL U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT SURVEY

In a new survey of graduate programs released by U.S. News & World Report, the UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering and its five departments were all ranked among the top 20 in the country. The survey results appear on-line at www.usnews.com.

The Jacobs School was ranked 10th among public universities and second, behind UC Berkeley, in the University of California system. In the overall national rankings, the Jacobs School came in at 16. The School's Department of Bioengineering ranked 3rd in the nation, Computer Science & Engineering was ranked 16th in the specialty area of computer engineering; Electrical and Computer Engineering was ranked 16th, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering was ranked 19th in the area of mechanical engineering, and Structural Engineering was ranked 21st in the area of civil engineering.

U.S. News & World Report's rankings of graduate schools and programs are based on surveys among deans and faculty members in specific fields who judged each institution's reputation; surveys from professionals in the field outside of academe; and objective criteria, such as research activity, faculty resources and an institution's student selectivity.


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