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Jacobs School Rankings

The UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering ranks 14th in the nation and 18th in the world, according to the 2014 Academic Rankings of World Universities conducted by Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China.

The Jacobs School of Engineering ranks 14th among the nation's top 198 engineering schools, and 8th in the nation among public universities according to the U.S. News ranking of graduate schools. (U.S. News, published March 2014)

The Jacobs School of Engineering ranks 7th in the nation and 20th in the world according to a US News best global universities ranking, published October 2014.

With $158 million in federal, state and industry research support in FY13, the Jacobs School of Engineering ranks 14th in the nation for research expenditures per faculty member, reflecting UC San Diego's leadership as a research university. (U.S. News, published March 2014)

The Department of Bioengineering ranks 1st in the nation for biomedical engineering, according to the 2010 National Research Council (NRC) rankings.

UC San Diego Rankings

UC San Diego ranks fifth among the top U.S. universities in federal research and development dollars, with $1,074,000,000 in expenditures for fiscal year 2012.

UC San Diego is ranked as the nation’s third best public university, 15th best university in the U.S., and 20th best university in the world by CWUR (Center for the World University Rankings) for 2014. According to CWUR, in the category of “influence,” which measures the number of research papers appearing in highly-influential journals, UC San Diego is ranked the 5th best university in the world in 2014.

Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine ranks the University of California, San Diego the 14th best value public university in the nation in 2014 based on its high four-year graduation rate, low average student debt at graduation, the availability of financial aid, low sticker price and overall great value.

UC San Diego has again been ranked among the nation's top best value colleges and universities for 2014 by The Princeton Review.

PayScale ranked UC San Diego as the 10th best public university for Alumni Salary-Earning Potential in 2013.

Jacobs School of Engineering Departmental Rankings

The Department of Bioengineering ranks 3rd in the nation for biomedical/bioengineering (U.S. News, published March 2014). Bioengineering has ranked among the top four programs in the nation every year for more than a decade.

The interdisciplinary Bioinformatics program, ranked 13th in the nation, is offered jointly by eight UC San Diego departments including the Jacobs School's Bioengineering, and Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) departments. (U.S. News, published March 2010)

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) ranks 7th in the USA and 11th in the world. (U.S. News best global universities, published October 2014).

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) ranks 11th in computer systems and 15th in computer science theory. (U.S. News, published March 2014).

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) ranks 11th in computer engineering, a program offered in both CSE and ECE (U.S. News, published March 2014).

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) ranks 15th for its programs in electrical engineering and communications, and 11th in computer engineering, a program offered in both ECE and CSE (U.S. News, published March 2014).

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering ranks 19th for aerospace engineering and 21st for mechanical engineering. (U.S. News, published March 2014).

The Jacobs School of Engineering ranks 35th for Materials Engineering and 54th for Chemical Engineering. Much of this work is performed within the Jacobs School's Department of NanoEngineering. (U.S. News, published March 2014).

The Department of Structural Engineering is ranked 17th for civil engineering (U.S. News, published March 2014).

The Department of Structural Engineering is ranked the 7th best civil / structural engineering department in the nation and 30th best in the world, according to the 2013 QS World Ranking of Civil and Structural Engineering Departments.

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