The University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Jacobs School of Engineering is consistently ranked among the top engineering schools in the United States. It has the following academic departments: Bioengineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, NanoEngineering, and Structural Engineering.

Jacobs School offers a range of undergraduate majors leading to a bachelor’s degree, including Aerospace Engineering; Bioengineering; Bioengineering: Biotechnology; Bioengineering: Bioinformatics; Computer Science; and more.


- Jacobs is ranked 13th among the Best Engineering Schools; the biomedical/bioengineering program within the engineering school is ranked 2nd in the nation (US News America’s Best Graduate Schools, 2011 Edition).

- Jacobs School of Engineering is the 9th best in the world for engineering/technology and 15th in the world for computer sciences, according to the 2009 Academic Rankings of World Universities conducted by Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China.

- 43rd among the world top universities in Engineering & IT (QS World University Rankings™ 2009).

- Jacobs School is placed 8th in the nation for research expenditures per faculty member, reflecting UCSD's leadership as a research university (USNWR 2009). In addition UC San Diego is one of only four universities to have both a medical school and an engineering school ranked among the nation’s top 15 graduate schools.

- In the 2009 rankings by the Washington Monthly measuring “what colleges are doing for the country”, the University of California, San Diego was ranked 2nd in the nation.

* Suggested Reading: Top 20 Engineering Schools

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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