Atomic physics ties with MIT for No. 1 in rankings


Graduate programs across the University of Colorado system continue to earn national prominence based on the latest annual rankings from U.S. News & World Report.

Schools and programs at the four CU campuses notch 37 mentions in the 2012 edition of Best Graduate Schools (U.S. News Media Group), including nine ranked in the top 10 of their fields.

CU-Boulder’s 2012 rankings are:

No. 1: CU-Boulder takes top honors for the atomic/molecular/optical physics program, tied with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Top 10: Other CU-Boulder programs ranking in the top 10 nationally are environmental sciences (fifth), quantum physics (fifth), environmental law (fifth) and physical chemistry (eighth).

Some 19 other CU-Boulder schools and programs land on the national rankings within their fields: aerospace/aeronautical/astronautical engineering (17), chemical engineering (19), physics (19), psychology (19), civil engineering (22), earth sciences (23), environmental/environmental health engineering (23), speech-language pathology (25), chemistry (26), biological sciences (30), audiology (33), electrical/electronic/communications engineering (35), mechanical engineering (35), Leeds School of Business (36 for part-time MBA schools; 69 overall), School of Engineering (36), computer engineering (36), computer science (39), School of Education (43) and School of Law (47).

March 15, 2011

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