The U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs was ranked among the top universities in the country for engineering and liberal arts courses, according to the U.S. News & World Report.

The latest U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 Best Colleges list ranked the Academy No. 5 in “Best Undergraduate Engineering Program” and No. 29 in “Best Liberal Arts College” (tied with Barnard College in New York and Scripps College in California).

USAFA was also ranked for several specific engineering programs, including:

  • No. 2 in “Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering” (for the 15th consecutive year);
  • No. 3 in “Top Public Schools,” for which it tied with Williams College in Massachusetts;
  • No. 3 in “High School Counselor” (for the third consecutive year);
  • No. 4 in “Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engineering,” for which it tied with Harvey Mudd College in California; and
  • No. 5 in “Mechanical Engineering,” for which it also tied with Harvey Mudd College.

USAFA also placed No. 61 among undergraduate business programs and was tied with Baylor University in Texas, Temple University in Pennsylvania, Rensselaer Polytechnic University in New York and several other universities.

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