In the recently-released U.S. News and World Report "2014 Guide to America’s Best Colleges,” the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science undergraduate engineering program was ranked 35th among national research universities whose highest degree is a Ph.D. Last year, the engineering college was ranked 39th. Its 2014 result tied with several institutions such as Brown, Case Western, Vanderbilt, and Virginia.
"These and other rankings can certainly be used as a starting point for families searching for the best academic value for their investment," says S. David Wu, Dean and Iacocca Professor. "However, many other factors typically figure into such an important a decision. We always suggest that students seek the college or university that meets their needs through a more holistic approach: visiting campus, talking to students and faculty, learning about our departments and programs, making a campus visit in person or online.
"Through an integration of experiential learning, independent research endeavors and creative teaching," he continues, "we provide one of the most innovative engineering programs in the country. We look at what drives our students, learn what they're compassionate about and seek out their unique perspectives in order to develop a program that addresses the needs and interests of the whole student. We're also proud to support one of the most research-intensive undergraduate programs in the nation, but our students are not locked in labs. They are also leaders on campus -- in theater and music groups, in athletics and student government, and in fraternities and sororities -- prepared to succeed generations of Lehigh engineers who have earned renown for their contributions not just to engineering, but also to business, law, medicine and education. While it is gratifying to be recognized among the most prestigious engineering programs in the country, we remain committed to the idea that Lehigh excels in educating the whole student."
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