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MIT's School of Engineering continued its unbroken record since 1987 as the best engineering school in the nation, topping second-ranked Stanford by a wide margin of ten points (100-90) in US News and World Report's 12th year of graduate school rankings.
In all, 21 graduate areas -- ten departments and eleven graduate programs -- were ranked number one in MIT's Schools of Engineering, Humanities and Social Science, Management, and Science.
MIT's Sloan School of Management placed a close fourth among business schools, with a rating of 98 compared to 100 for Harvard and Stanford, and 99 for the University of Pennsylvania.
The seven #1 departments in the School of Engineering were Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering; Chemical Engineering; Computer Engineering; Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engineering; Materials Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; and Nuclear Engineering. MIT was #2 in Civil Engineering and #4 in Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering.
In the School of Humanities and Social Science, the Department of Economics again tied for #1 with Harvard and Stanford. MIT ranked 8th in Political Science and 12th in Psychology.
In the School of Science, the Department of Mathematics was first in the nation. MIT also ranked #1 in Computer Science, as well as in computer engineering. In addition, MIT departments finished in the top three in all the rated areas: Biological Sciences, #3; Chemistry, #2; Geology, #2; Physics, #3.
In School of Architecture and Planning, the Department of Architecture was ranked #2, with a 4.4 rating (on a scale of 5) compared to Harvard's first place 4.6 rating.
In graduate specialty programs within MIT's School of Humanities and Social Science, MIT was #1 in Economics: Industrial Organization and in International Economics. #2 in Microeconomics, #3 in Macroeconomics and in Public Finance.
In graduate programs within the School of Management, MIT ranked #1 in Management Information Systems, Production/Operations Management and Quantitative Analysis. MIT ranked 6th in Entrepreneurship and 7th in Finance.
In graduate programs within the US News category of sciences, MIT ranked first in Inorganic Chemistry; Computer Science Hardware; Computer Science Artificial Intelligence; Geological Tectonics/Structure; Atomic/Molecular Physics; and Nuclear Physics. MIT ranked #2 in Biochemistry/Molecular; #5 in Neurosciences; #6 in Genetics and #7 in Cell Biology/Developmental.
No specialty programs were listed in engineering.