MIT named No. 2 university by U.S. News for 2022

Undergraduate engineering and computer science programs are No. 1; undergraduate business program is No. 2.

MIT has placed second in U.S. News and World Report’s annual rankings of the nation’s best colleges and universities, announced today. The Institute shares the No. 2 spot with Columbia University and Harvard University.


As in past years, MIT’s engineering program continues to lead the list of undergraduate engineering programs at a doctoral institution. The Institute also placed first in six out of 12 engineering disciplines. No other institution is No. 1 in more than two disciplines.


MIT also remains the No. 2 undergraduate business program. Among business subfields, MIT is ranked first in three specialties.


U.S. News also evaluated undergraduate computer science programs, placing MIT first on the list, along with Carnegie Mellon University, Stanford University, and the University of California at Berkeley. The Institute ranks No. 1 in four disciplines in this area.


MIT ranks as the third most innovative national university, according to the U.S. News peer assessment survey of top academics. And it’s second on the magazine’s list of national universities that offer students the best value, based on the school’s ranking, the net cost of attendance for a student who received the average level of need-based financial aid, and other variables.


MIT placed first in six engineering specialties: aerospace/aeronautical/astronautical engineering; chemical engineering; computer engineering; electrical/electronic/communication engineering; materials engineering; and mechanical engineering. It placed second in bioengineering/biomedical engineering.


Other schools in the top five overall for undergraduate engineering programs are Stanford University, the University of California at Berkeley, Caltech, and Georgia Tech.


Among undergraduate business specialties, the MIT Sloan School of Management leads in business analytics, production/operations management, and quantitative analysis/methods. It ranks second in management information systems and in entrepreneurship (shared with Berkeley).


The No. 1-ranked undergraduate business program overall is at the University of Pennsylvania; other schools ranking in the top five include Berkeley, the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, New York University, and the University of Texas at Austin.


In computer science, MIT placed first in four specialties: biocomputing/bioinformatics/biotechnology (shared with the University of California at San Diego); computer systems; mobile/web applications; and theory. It ranks second in artificial intelligence; cybersecurity (shared with Georgia Tech); programming languages; and software engineering (shared with Berkeley).


Other top-ranking undergraduate computer science programs include Cornell University, Georgia Tech, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.