Pratt Climbs in 2005 Rankings
The U.S News & World Report has issued their rankings of graduate schools for 2005, and this year Pratt placed 30th in a tie with Rice for top graduate schools of engineering in the United States. Last year (2004 rankings), Pratt was ranked 33 in a tie with RPI. Pratt was ranked No. 34 in 2002 (2003
The magazine also ranks engineering specialties. For this year, Pratt ranked as follows:
- BME was tied for 6th with Case Western Reserve (No. 2 last year)
- Civil Engineering was ranked 23rd. This is a new ranking.
- Mechanical Engineering was ranked No. 27 (in a tie with Rice, Florida
and Washington). This also is new for this year.Â
- Electrical was ranked 33 (in a tie with Arizona, Penn and Wash U.)
This too was new this year.Â
- Computer Engineering was ranked 27 (in a tie with Harvard, Ohio
State, Colorado-Boulder, Florida, Penn and Wash. U.) Again, this was a new
Pratts overall score this year was 48. Last year it was 46. No. 20
Northwesterns score was 54 this year and No. 10 Cornells was 73.
Our peer assessment was 3.6 (5.0 being the highest). It was 3.6 also last
year. Northwesterns was 4.0 and Cornells was 4.3.
Our recruiter assessment also was 3.6 (3.7 last year). Northwesterns was
3.8 and Cornells was 4.1.
Our 03 average quantitative GRE score was 772 (762). Northwesterns was
759; Cornells was 774.
Our 03 average analytical GRE score was 741 (719). Northwesterns was 719;
Cornells was 732.
Our 03 acceptance rate was 15.9 % (21.0%). Northwesterns was 19.5% and
Cornells was 24.8%.
Our 03 Ph.D.students/faculty ratio was 3.7 (3.5). Northwesterns was 3.9
and Cornells was 3.9.
Our 03 faculty membership in NAE was 2.0% (2.1%). Northwesterns was 5.5%;
Cornells was 9.2%.
Our 03 research expenditures were $48.1 million ($32.2). Northwesterns
were $55.3; Cornells were $105.8.
Our 03 research expenditures per faculty member were $616,400 (423,700).
Northwesterns were $379,000; Cornells $777,700.
Our Ph.D.s granted in 2002-03 were 31 (27); Northwesterns were 83;
Cornells were 98.
What we do not know at the time of this writing is the weight applied to