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CEE Ranked Number One by US News

9/12/2014 10:27:00 AM

Yeh Center
Yeh Center

a student works in the newmark lab crane bay
a student works in the newmark lab crane bay
A student works in the Newmark Lab crane bay.

U.S. News & World Report named the civil engineering undergraduate program at Illinois number one in their Best Colleges rankings in the category, Undergraduate Engineering Specialties: Civil. The University of Illinois ranked fifth in the category, Undergraduate Engineering Specialties: Environmental/Environmental Health.

In last year's rankings, the undergraduate civil engineering program was ranked at number two and U of I was ranked fifth for undergraduate students studying environmental engineering.

For the past 20 years, the department has hovered at or near the top spot in the civil engineering category. 

The College of Engineering was ranked sixth this year in the category, Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs

Graduate program rankings are announced in the spring.