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MAKING THE GRADE: Bioengineering, Bioinformatics, and Computer Systems Rank in Top 10

Just months after Newsweek rated UCSD the “hottest” campus for science, U.S. News & World Report ranked three of the Jacobs School’s Ph.D. programs in the top 10. Overall, the Jacobs School ranked 11th among 187 engineering schools in the annual U.S. News survey of graduate programs released March 31.

Among the engineering specialties, the Department of Bioengineering ranked 2nd in the nation. The department has consistently ranked among the top five for the past decade, and is considered an international model for biomedical engineering education. UCSD also ranked 6th for its interdisciplinary bioinformatics program.

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering was ranked 9th in the nation for computer systems, and rose significantly in the overall computer science ranking to 13th, a leap of seven places since computer science programs were last surveyed in 2002. Over the past several years, the department has hired nearly 30 new faculty members, established leadership positions in fields ranging from networking to cryptography, and launched programs in areas such as embedded systems and computer vision.

All of the Jacobs School departments had Ph.D. programs ranked among the top 20 including mechanical engineering (16), aerospace engineering (19), electrical engineering (16), computer engineering (17), and civil engineering (17).