Read more here. US News and World Report Ranking of Best Engineering Schools (published March 2020) The Jacobs School of Engineering ranks 9th among the nation's top engineering schools, and 5th in the nation among public universities according to the US News and World Report Ranking of Best Engineering Schools (published March 2020). UNIVERSITY-WIDE RANKINGS. University of California--San Diego (Jacobs) is ranked No. Physics & Astronomy; Historical Data Score Rank ; ... Engineering - Civil and Structural; Historical Data Score Rank ; University Subject Rankings 2020: 101-150 : Pharmacy & Pharmacology; Historical Data Score Rank ; University Subject Rankings 2020: 85.7: 12 : University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Rankings. Schools are ranked according to their performance across a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence. Structural Engineering The Department of Structural Engineering is ranked 21st for civil engineering (US News and World Report Ranking of Best Engineering Schools, published March 2020). SCHOOL-WIDE RANKINGS. Biotechnology at UC San Diego ranks 6th in the USA and 9th in the world, and Biomedical Engineering at UC San Diego ranks 11th in the USA, according to the 2020 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects from Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) from ShanghaiRanking. 9 in Best Engineering Schools.