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UT is in the top 30 on the Times Higher Education world university rankings: http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/world-university-ranki...

They are #13 on the list of world rankings of engineering schools: http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/world-university-ranki...

By saying "Texas college", it makes it sound like some random second or third tier school did it. That's much more sensationalistic as it can easily give the casual reader the impression that pretty much anyone can easily hack these drones. If they said a team from a top engineering school did it, it would not frighten people because that's the kind of thing you EXPECT people from top engineering schools to be able to do.




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