WEST HAVEN, CONN. -- The Tagliatela College of Engineering at the University of New Haven has been ranked -- for the second year in a row -- in the top tier of undergraduate engineering programs nationwide in the 2013 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges.”
“This distinction is an indication of the dedication of our faculty and the success of our students,” says Ron Harichandran, dean of the Tagliatela College of Engineering. “Our professors are dedicated to providing real-world opportunities for our students and our students display the commitment and work ethic to take full advantage of the many outstanding educational, research and internship opportunities they receive here at the University of New Haven.”
The rankings are based on a survey of engineering deans and senior faculty members at programs accredited by the ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology). The best undergraduate engineering rankings are split into two categories: institutions whose highest engineering degree offered are a bachelor’s or master’s degree and those whose highest degree offered are a doctorate. UNH was ranked among those institutions who offer only bachelor’s or master’s degrees in engineering.
UNH’s engineering program emphasizes internships and research experiences and students regularly gain experience at companies such as Sikorsky, Covidien, Pioneer Aerospace, General Electric and others.
This year, the Tagliatela College received a $185,500, three-year grant from the Davis Educational Foundation to help engineering students improve their writing and communication skills.
The University of New Haven is a private, top-tier comprehensive institution recognized as a national leader in experiential education. Founded in 1920 on the campus of Yale University in cooperation with Northeastern University, UNH moved to its current West Haven campus in 1960. The University provides its students with a unique combination of a solid liberal arts education and real-world, hands-on career and research opportunities. UNH enrolls approximately 6,400 students, including nearly 1,800 graduate students and more than 4,600 undergraduates – the majority of whom reside in University housing. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, Tagliatela College of Engineering, and College of Lifelong & eLearning, UNH offers 75 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. UNH students have access to more than 50 study abroad programs worldwide and its student-athletes compete in 16 varsity sports in the NCAA Division II’s highly competitive Northeast-10 Conference.