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
rankings).

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. 

  • Electrical was ranked 33 (in a tie with Arizona, Penn and Wash U.)
    This too was new this year. 

  • Computer Engineering was ranked 27 (in a tie with Harvard, Ohio
    State, Colorado-Boulder, Florida, Penn and Wash. U.) Again, this was a new
    ranking.


Pratt’s overall score this year was 48. Last year it was 46. No. 20
Northwestern’s score was 54 this year and No. 10 Cornell’s was 73.
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Our peer assessment was 3.6 (5.0 being the highest). It was 3.6 also last
year. Northwestern’s was 4.0 and Cornell’s was 4.3.

Our recruiter assessment also was 3.6 (3.7 last year). Northwestern’s was
3.8 and Cornell’s was 4.1.

Our ’03 average quantitative GRE score was 772 (762). Northwestern’s was
759; Cornell’s was 774.

Our ’03 average analytical GRE score was 741 (719). Northwestern’s was 719;
Cornell’s was 732.

Our ’03 acceptance rate was 15.9 % (21.0%). Northwestern’s was 19.5% and
Cornell’s was 24.8%.

Our ’03 Ph.D.students/faculty ratio was 3.7 (3.5). Northwestern’s was 3.9
and Cornell’s was 3.9.

Our ’03 faculty membership in NAE was 2.0% (2.1%). Northwestern’s was 5.5%;
Cornell’s was 9.2%.

Our ’03 research expenditures were $48.1 million ($32.2). Northwestern’s
were $55.3; Cornell’s were $105.8.

Our ’03 research expenditures per faculty member were $616,400 (423,700).
Northwestern’s were $379,000; Cornell’s $777,700.

Our Ph.D.’s granted in 2002-03 were 31 (27); Northwestern’s were 83;
Cornell’s were 98.

What we do not know at the time of this writing is the weight applied to
each criterion.

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