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Teresa Thomas

For immediate release:
August 19, 2005

Carnegie Mellon University Maintains Top 25 Standing In 2006 U.S. News & World Report Survey

PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University ranked 22nd and its undergraduate programs in engineering and business ranked among the 10 best in the country in U.S. News & World Report magazine's annual survey of "America's Best Colleges." The 2006 edition becomes available on newsstands Aug. 22.

"Carnegie Mellon's showing in national rankings continues to be very strong. Surveys are just one measure of the overall excellence of our educational programs and confirm something we know—that Carnegie Mellon and its many graduate and undergraduate programs rank among the best in the nation, if not the world. And, we continue to be pleased that our outstanding efforts to provide undergraduate student research and creative student projects are being recognized," said Carnegie Mellon President Jared L. Cohon.

Carnegie Mellon's undergraduate business and engineering programs were ranked fifth and eighth, respectively. U.S. News & World Report annually ranks engineering and business programs, as well as specialty areas within those disciplines.

In business specialty offerings, Carnegie Mellon ranked second in management information systems, quantitative analysis, and production and operations management and fifth in supply chain management. In engineering specialties, Carnegie Mellon ranked third best in computer engineering.

Carnegie Mellon continues to make a strong showing in another magazine "best" category—that of "undergraduate research/creative projects." The magazine lists, but does not rank, universities in this category. Carnegie Mellon has been listed among the "Programs to Look For" in undergraduate research and creative projects since the listing started four years ago. Carnegie Mellon ranked 35th in the nation in the category, "Great Schools, Great Prices." It also was included in the listings for Economic Diversity and International Students.

The overall rankings were determined by several measures including peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources (spending per student), graduation rate performance (the difference between actual and predicted graduation rates) and alumni giving rates.

Harvard and Princeton were tied for the top spot for in the overall national university category.

For a complete look at the rankings, visit Information about Carnegie Mellon can be found at


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