Engineering, UCI Shine in Best Educational Value Rankings

July 20, 2015 —Anteater engineers can rest assured that their Samueli School education is valuable in many ways. Not only are they receiving top-notch tutelage from engineering experts while gaining hands-on experience, but now UCI’s engineering school has been publicly recognized for its value by Money magazine’s Best Colleges survey results. The engineering school ranked 13th overall nationwide for best value for tuition dollars and third among all U.S. public universities. The computer engineering major was ranked number one among public schools, and number three overall, while the aerospace engineering major gained a number one ranking among public universities and a number four ranking overall. Environmental engineering was ranked second in the nation for public universities, and fifth among public and private schools.

UC Irvine also placed high on the “best value” list, ranking 13th among the top 736 four-year colleges nationwide. Among public universities, UCI ranks third in the nation; it is ranked fifth among all (public and private) California universities and colleges.

Additionally, UCI received a grade of “A” in the “value added” category, which evaluates each college on how well its students perform compared to expectations for students with similar economic and academic backgrounds. It was one of only three California schools to receive that score.

Graduation rates, net price of a degree and average early career earnings for alumni were among the criteria used in scoring.

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