Hofstra’s Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science is 55th among the Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs, according to the 2017 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings.
“Our school offers the optimal educational experience,” said Dean Sina Rabbany, “because faculty here are passionate about teaching undergraduates, and they offer many opportunities for the most highly motivated to do advanced research as undergraduates that is equivalent to graduate work elsewhere, leading to the students presenting work at professional conferences or being co-authors on journal publications.”
U.S. News’ ranking is for undergraduate engineering programs at schools that do not grant doctoral degrees in the field. The magazine surveyed engineering school deans and faculty members in the spring of 2016 and asked them to rate each program they were familiar with on a scale from 1 to 5 for these rankings. Two peer assessment surveys were sent to each ABET-accredited engineering program. ABET, the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, is the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology.
Now in its fifth year, the DeMatteis School is currently undergoing a $12 million facilities renovation which began in 2012.