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Top Engineering Colleges

List of best Colleges in Engineering
We have ranked Top 50 (US) Engineering schools and colleges. For other recommended engineering programs please scroll at bottom to find more information.

Rank

University/College

Tuition fees

1 Massachusetts Inst of Technology $42,000
2 Stanford University $45,500
3 University of California-Berkeley $12,000 (*in), 27,000 (*out)
4 California Institute of Technology $39,000
5 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign $17,000 (*in), $30,000 (*out)
6 Georgia Institute of Technology $11,000 (*in), $27,000 (*out)
7 University of Michigan $23,000 (*in), $43,000 (*out)
8 Cornell University $31,000
9 Carnegie Mellon University $40,000
10 University of Texas at Austin $10,000 (*in), $18,000 (*out)
11 Purdue University $11,000 (*in), $30,000 (*out)
12 University of California- San Diego $12,000 (*in), $27,000 (*out)
13 University of California- Los Angeles $13,000 (*in), $28,000 (*out)
14 Texas A&M University $12,000 (*in), $24,000 (*out)
15 Princeton University $40,000
16 University of Wisconsin-Madison $13,000 (*in), $26,000 (*out)
17 University of Maryland College Park $12,000 (*in), $25,000 (*out)
18 Harvard University $39,000
19 Pennsylvania State University $20,000 (*in), $33,000 (*out)
20 University of California-Santa Barbara $13,000 (*in), $28,000 (*out)
21 University of Southern California $30,000
22 University of Minnesota $16,000 (*in), $25,000 (*out)
23 Northwestern University $45,000)
24 Johns Hopkins University $46,000
25 Virginia Polytech Inst & State University $11,000 (*in), $23,000 (*out)
26 Ohio State University $13,000 (*in), $31,000 (*out)
27 University of Virginia $14,000 (*in), $24,000 (*out)
28 Columbia University (FU) $49,000
29 University of Pennsylvania $29,000
30 Duke University $44,000
31 Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst $45,000
32 North Carolina State University $8,000 (*in), $20,000 (*out)
33 Rice University $38,000
34 University of Washington $15,000 (*in), $28,000 (*out)
35 University of Florida $14,000 (*in), $31,000 (*out)
36 University of California-Davis $16,000 (*in), $31,000 (*out)
37 Washington University -St. Louis $43,000 (*in)
38 Yale University $37,000 (*in)
39 Michigan State University $10,000 (*in), $20,000 (*out)
40 Iowa State University $10,000 (*in), $22,000 (*out)
41 University of Arizona $11,000 (*in), $26,000 (*out)
42 University of California-Irvine $14,000 (*in), $29,000 (*out)
43 University of Colorado-Boulder $14,000 (*in), $29,000 (*out)
44 University of Massachusetts at Amherst $9,000 (*in), $18,000 (*out)
45 Case Western Reserve University $38,000 (*in)
46 Rutgers University-New Brunswick $16,000 (*in), $25,000 (*out)
47 University of Notre Dame $43,000
48 Lehigh University $19,000
49 University of Rochester $21,000
50 Brown University $37,000
51 Vanderbilt University $27,000
52 University of Iowa $9,000 (*in), $25,000 (*out)
53 Northeastern University $20,000
54 University of Delaware $29,000
55 University of Utah $7,000 (*in), $17,000 (*out)
56 Arizona State University $11,000 (*in), $25,000 (*out)
57 Drexel University $29,000
*in : in state tuition fees/yr
*out : out of state tuition/yr (international students)

California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

Most graduate students at Caltech receive financial aid for their graduate education. 99% of doctoral students have full financial support. There is no minimum requirement of GPA but most students are in top 5-10% of the class. The Graduate Record Examination score is required by all Graduate Engineering Programs.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (CS)

Graduate Admissions: Acceptance rate is ~10% (Around 1500 applicants and only 150 are accepted). GRE scores are required. GPA of admitted students is ~3.7/4. TOEFL is required for non native English speakers.
  • 900 Undergraduates, 450 Graduate (MS and PhD)
  • Average Starting Salaries: $69,000 (BS), $87,000 (MS), $103,000 (PhD)
  • #1 Most Wired College, PC Magazine
  • Top 25 best School for Entrepreneurs, Entrepreneur Magazine
  • #3 ranked University for recruiting, Wall Street Journal

    University of Wisconsin (ECE)

    Average scores are..
  • GRE Verbal: About 525
  • GRE Quantitative: About 780
  • GRE Analytical Writing: About 4.0
  • Average TOEFL (iBT): 100
    Approximately 325 students are enrolled in our graduate program, with roughly 60 percent being doctoral candidates.

    Student interns or co-ops earn, on average, 75 percent of a full-time engineering salary and gain valuable real-world experience.

    Carnegie Mellon University

    CIT is the second smallest school in top 20 Colleges. Students entering Carnegie Mellon (Carnegie Institute of Technology) in Fall 2011 had average SAT scores of 740-800 in math, 670-750 in critical reading, and 670-760 in writing. They represent the top 7% of their high school graduating class, with an average GPA of 3.75. Around 7,500 students apply each year and acceptance rate is ~6-7%. About half undergrad students pursue graduate studies.

    Arizona State University

    Fulton Schools of Engineering have one of the largest Engineering programs
    Enrollment, 7,791 (Fall 2011)
    5,205 Undergraduate
    1,676 Master's
    831 Doctoral
    Research Expenditures : $77.8 million (2011)

    ** These ranking have been compiled by graduateshotline using various resources available from internet like : NRC rankings, University websites etc. Importance has been given to acceptance rate (Engineering Programs with low acceptance rate are ranked higher), funding, placements, research and location. We also believe in average ranking in last 3-4 years (rather on yearly ranking).
    Also check Average GRE scores for Engineering.

    Top Undergraduate Engineering Schools (Where PhD is not offered)

    These are great schools and have a high reputation. They do not offer PhD degrees (only MS and BS). Getting in these schools is as tough as getting in Ivy League!
    • Harvey Mudd College
    • Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
    • Cooper - Union

    Which is top paying engineering Major?

    • Petroleum engineering is highest paying Engineering degree.
    • Georgia Institute of Technology is the largest college of Engineering in the U.S.
    • MIT is World's Best Engineering School : There is no cap on the number of graduate students admitted to MIT. Departments admit as many as they can support based on their research assistantship, teaching assistantship, and fellowship resources, as well as the number of faculty available to advise on research.
    • Most of the top schools (around 50%) are located in California and Tri-state region (New York ,New Jersey ,PA) we can add MA :) also. Also most of the engineering jobs (especially related to Computers/finance/management/telecom/electronics) are in same region (other good areas are North Carolina (Research Triangle park), Chicago, Dallas/Austin/Houston and Seattle.

    Is ranking important?

    Ranking is important. It is important in getting better job, better chances of getting promotions (while you are working). Getting a degree from Ivy League or top college will always help in your entire career.