Environmental Engineering's Undergraduate Program Places High in Latest Rankings

Its graduate program has been listed among the top 10 in U.S. News & World Report for several consecutive years, and now Environmental Engineering’s undergraduate program is also getting some notable recognition in the annual rankings.  

This year - the first time that U.S. News & World Report has expanded its rankings for this category beyond the top 5 - Environmental Engineering places at an impressive No. 11.

Jaehong Kim, the Henry P. Becton Sr. Professor and Chair of Chemical & Environmental Engineering, noted that the placement is all the more significant given the program’s size.

“I am very proud of where our program is ranked, considering that our program is much smaller than most other top-ranked environmental engineering programs,” Kim said. “When normalized by the size, we would be ranked much higher, which would more accurately reflect our reputation in the field. This undergraduate ranking, as well as our steady top 10 ranking of graduate program, is the result of the leadership role of our faculty in their respective research fields and the placement of our excellent program graduates in top universities and leading industries.”

Marlena Hinkle ’21, who majors in Environmental Engineering, credits the program’s faculty for its quality. 

“One of the most notable aspects of Yale’s environmental engineering program is our amazing professors whose passion for the field is contagious and whose dedication to student mentorship is outstanding,” she said. “It is such an incredible opportunity to learn from and work with these professors who are constantly challenging us students to think creatively about solving environmental problems.”