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Cal Poly Engineering Ranks Among Tops in Nation

Student Kairo Phan writes code on the glass walls

Software engineering student Kairo Phan writes code on the glass walls of a study cube in the Kennedy Library. Also sharing the space are, from left, Erin Greenlee (computer science), Robert Mathews and Zack Cody (software engineering).

Cal Poly has two of the top engineering departments in the country, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report’s annual America’s Best Colleges guidebook.

The Computer Engineering and Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering programs were both ranked No. 1 among bachelors/masters-level universities nationwide, according to the guidebook. Meanwhile, four other CENG programs were ranked in the top ten, including the mechanical, electrical and aerospace engineering departments, which all ranked second, and the civil engineering program, which ranked third.

The College of Engineering as a whole was ranked the eight best undergraduate program in the nation.

Trian Georgeou (IME) and ME student Alec Bialek.

Trian Georgeou (IME) and ME student Alec Bialek.

Overall, Cal Poly was named the best public, master’s-level university in the West for the 26th consecutive year, and Cal Poly was ranked 12th overall in the West for all regional universities.

The CENG features roughly 6,500 students, more than 80 state-of-the-art classrooms laboratories and work spaces and roughly 80 student clubs, which offer project, leadership, service, conference and competition opportunities.

The median starting salary for graduates is $70,000.


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