For the seventh consecutive year, the College of Engineering has been ranked among the top 10 “Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs” in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report. The publication has recognized the College, which ranks number 10 this year, for distinction among colleges and universities that award primarily bachelor’s and/or master’s degrees. The annual ranking lists undergraduate programs accredited by ABET, the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, based on the offerings and academic rigor of the program.
During the time in which the College of Engineering has been ranked among the top 10 schools, there has been a growing national recognition of Villanova’s undergraduate engineering curriculum, which benefits from a number of innovations as well as from a robust research program. “Villanova Engineering’s undergraduate students study with the same faculty who also conduct advanced research and teach graduate students. The kind of faculty who come to Villanova are attracted by the teacher/scholar model. They are dedicated to their students, providing in-depth support in classes and labs,” said Dr. Gary Gabriele, Drosdick Endowed Dean of Engineering. “These same teachers also publish in peer reviewed journals and present at major conferences. As a result our students are in tune with the latest developments in the field. This ranking honors the dedication of the students and faculty.”
In addition to the recognition for the College of Engineering, Villanova University has again earned the #1 placement in the Regional University–North category in U.S. News & World Report’s annual “America’s Best Colleges” rankings – marking the University’s 20th consecutive year in the top spot of that category.
Villanova is also once again ranked among the best value schools in the Regional University–North category for “Great Schools, Great Prices,” earning the #2 spot in that category. This ranking is determined by a school’s academic quality in relation to the net cost of attendance for a student who receives the average level of need-based financial aid. According to U.S. News, “the higher the quality of the program and the lower the cost, the better the deal.”