Biological, Agricultural Engineering Programs Ranked Among Best in U.S.

The 2018 U.S. News & World Report rankings are out, and Cornell has again landed in the top 10 for its biological/agricultural engineering programs.

The graduate program jumped two spots from last year’s ranking to a tie at No. 4 in the nation. The undergraduate biological engineering program is ranked No. 7.

The Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering (BEE) in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is one of the largest of its kind in the country, and serves three integrated functions: teaching of undergraduate and graduate students; research on problems in biology and the environment; and public outreach to help implement new knowledge.

“It’s an exciting time to be in this department and this college.  Our faculty is going to grow in new areas to reflect the many global challenges that we all face," said John March, professor and department chair. 

BEE also offers a bachelor degree program in Environmental Engineering (EnvE) that is tied at No. 13 in the U.S. News & World Report rankings.

Overall, Cornell’s graduate engineering program ranked 13th among U.S. universities, down one spot from last year.

“We are pleased that our commitment to providing an outstanding graduate experience continues to earn recognition,” said Barbara A. Knuth, senior vice provost and dean of the Graduate School. “This honor is a testament to the dedication and hard work of Cornell’s extraordinary faculty, students and staff.”

A version of this story appeared in the Cornell Chronicle.