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Michigan Chemical Engineering undergraduate program enters top 5 in U.S. News rankings

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Consistently ranked among the nation’s best chemical engineering departments, U-M enters the top 5 in the latest U.S. News & World Report’s annual undergraduate program rankings.

U-M Chemical Engineering is ranked 4 in the U.S. News’s 2021 chemical engineering undergraduate program rankings, tied with the California Institute of Technology

“This ranking would not be possible without our brilliant and hardworking undergraduates and the exceptional teamwork of our faculty, graduate student instructors, instructional assistants and staff. Thank you all for the passion, professionalism and commitment to excellence that you all bring to the department,” said Sharon C. Glotzer, the Anthony C. Lembke Department Chair of Chemical Engineering.

Other U-M rankings of note include:

  • The University of Michigan remains among the nation’s best public colleges and universities, maintaining its ranking as the No. 3 public university in the 2021 U.S. News & World Report’s annual report of the nation’s best undergraduate colleges and universities.
  • Michigan Engineering maintained its No. 6 position on the overall list of undergraduate engineering programs.
  • Other lists on which U-M appeared included: best colleges for veterans (No. 8), most innovative schools (No. 13),  and best undergraduate teaching (16).
  • U-M also was recognized for a number of programs to look for, including first-year experience, learning communities, study abroad and undergraduate research.

Details on the ranking methodologies and additional rankings:

Hanna Quinlan, of the University of Michigan Office of Public Affairs, contributed to this story.

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