Pratt Climbs to 20th in Magazine Rankings

The September issue of the U.S. News and World Report listed Duke's Pratt School of Engineering as tied for No. 20 in its ratings of the best undergraduate engineering programs in doctoral universities nationwide. That’s up four notches from last year.

This year Pratt tied with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Rice, University of California in Los Angeles and the University of Washington. Last year, Pratt was tied for 24th with the University of Maryland and the University of California - San Diego. In 2001, the school was in a three-way tie for 26th.

Pratt's undergraduate biomedical engineering program was ranked second among schools whose highest degree is a doctorate. Johns Hopkins was ranked first in that area.

The magazine's Web site also ranked Pratt computer engineering tied for 18th with Johns Hopkins, Rice and Virginia Tech; and civil engineering tied for 19th with Princeton and RPI.