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Johns Hopkins Engineering ranked among nation’s best undergraduate engineering schools by ‘U.S. News’

September 12, 2017
Hutzler Reading Room

The iconic Hutzler Reading Room in Gilman Hall on Johns Hopkins University’s Homewood campus features 19 stained glass windows bearing the marks of Renaissance printers. (Image: Noah Scialom)

The Whiting School of Engineering continues to be one of the nation’s best colleges and universities, according to the 2018 edition of the U.S. News & World Report annual rankings, released Tuesday. Johns Hopkins Engineering ranks 14th in the top undergraduate engineering schools, while Johns Hopkins is ranked 11th overall as one of the nation’s premier universities. JHU is also recognized by the publication as a best value for students, for its stellar reputation among high school guidance counselors, and for its ethnic and economic diversity.

Also in this year’s undergraduate program rankings, the Johns Hopkins Department of Biomedical Engineering ranked 2nd in the nation while the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering ranked 9th.

JHU’s recognition by U.S. News follows its inclusion among the world’s top schools in several prominent global university rankings that focus on research and overall academic excellence. Last week, Times Higher Education ranked Johns Hopkins No. 9 among U.S. universities and No. 13 globally in its annual world university rankings.

Bolstering the undergraduate experience is a key aim of the Ten by Twenty, the university’s strategic vision through 2020. In it, Johns Hopkins pledged to expand the many ways it helps undergraduates build “stronger and deeper connections with each other, with their faculty, with the neighborhoods around our campuses, and with the rest of the university.”

The university is particularly focused on nurturing students’ ideas. Along with a vast array of hands-on research opportunities for students in all academic disciplines—from anthropology and biomedical engineering to international studies and physics—the university has fostered students’ engagement with and connection to Baltimore, and created a technology incubator that encourages entrepreneurship and helps student startups move to the marketplace.

Adapted from The Hub.

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