For 12th Straight Year, Cal Poly Is Best in the West in U.S. News Rankings
For the 12th year in a row, Cal Poly has been rated the best public largely undergraduate university in the West by U.S. News & World Report, in its 2005 America’s Best Colleges guidebook.
Cal Poly retained its No. 5 position overall in the magazine’s list of the West’s best universities, including private institutions, that “provide a full range of undergraduate and master's-level programs but few, if any, doctoral programs.” (U.S. News ranks colleges which grant doctoral degrees, such as those in the University of California system, in a separate category.)
“It is very gratifying to receive national recognition, such
as our placement in the U.S. News rankings,” said President Warren
J. Baker. “For over a decade, Cal Poly has been ranked at the
top of Western public institutions of higher learning. Of course, the
success of our alumni and the quality of our faculty and programs are
the real proof that this recognition of Cal Poly’s academic excellence
is well deserved.”
A number of College of Engineering programs also ranked high in the Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs in their individual specialty categories. Cal Poly’s computer, electrical, industrial/manufacturing were each ranked as the top program at a public university in their respective specialty categories. The aerospace program ranked No.3.
The U.S. News rankings will be available at www.usnews.com starting
Aug. 20 and will be in the U.S. News & World Report magazine that
goes on sale Monday, Aug. 23.
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