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UC San Diego engineering ranks #10 in U.S. News and World Report best engineering schools rankings

The University of California San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering has ranked #10 in the nation in the influential U.S. News & World Report Rankings of Best Engineering Schools. This #10 ranking is up from #17 six years ago, and it's the third year in a row the Jacobs School of Engineering ranked within the top ten. 

"Our top-ten ranking is a tribute to the hard work, grit and excellence of our students, staff, faculty, industry partners, collaborators and friends," said Albert P. Pisano, Dean of the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering. "I look at rankings as recognition rather than definition, and this world-class ranking is well deserved recognition of the excellence, hard work, and creativity of our entire community."

The newest venue for this community of innovators is Franklin Antonio Hall, which is opening now, in Spring 2022. Franklin Antonio Hall has been designed to facilitate innovation. The research facilities are organized around 13 collaborative research facilities called "collaboratories." Each collaboratory is home to multiple professor-led research groups working in complementary areas of relevant research. This design allows students from different labs to work in the same shared laboratories, increasing opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaborations and innovations to emerge.

Franklin Antonio Hall's research collaboratories will include researchers from across the UC San Diego campus and the Torrey Pines Mesa. This is yet another way that engineers and computer scientists at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering bring their expertise and creativity to UC San Diego's $1.54 billion dollar research enterprise.

Jacobs School rankings

In the same US News & World Report Rankings, the Department of Bioengineering at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering ranked #4 in the nation. Bioengineering at UC San Diego has ranked among the top four programs in the nation every year for more than a decade.

We are especially pleased to note our highly ranked doctoral programs in engineering and computer science at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering: 

Bioengineering #4
Computer Science, Systems: #8
Computer Science #11
Computer Science, Programming Languages: #11 
Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence: #11
Computer Science, Theory: #12   
Computer Engineering #13
Electrical Engineering #14 
Aerospace Engineering #17 
Civil Engineering #17
Mechanical Engineering #23  

The full listing of Jacobs School rankings are here.

2023 US News & World Report Rankings of Best Engineering Schools are here.

Media Contacts

Daniel Kane
Jacobs School of Engineering
858-534-3262
dbkane@ucsd.edu