Chemical Engineering

Ranked in 2014, part of Best Engineering Schools

Chemical engineering involves chemistry, biology, math and physics. Graduates may become designers and inventors, potentially working with everything from nanotechnology to new energy. These are the top graduate chemical engineering programs.

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Rankings Overall Engineering School Program Data
Rank School name Score Tuition Total graduate engineering enrollment Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students) (new test) Engineering school research expenditures (2012-2013 fiscal year) Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering Peer assessment score (out of 5) Ph.D.s granted Recruiter assessment score (out of 5) Research expenditures per faculty member
#1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA

4.9 $43,210 per year (full-time) 3,174
#2 California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, CA

4.7 $39,990 per year (full-time) 569
#3 Stanford University

Stanford, CA

4.6 $45,480 per year (full-time) 3,517
#3 University of California—​Berkeley

Berkeley, CA

4.6 $11,220 per year (in-state, full-time); $26,322 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,936
#3 University of Minnesota—​Twin Cities

Minneapolis, MN

4.6 $14,708 per year (in-state, full-time); $22,990 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,928
#6 University of Texas—​Austin (Cockrell)

Austin, TX

4.4 $9,564 per year (in-state, full-time); $17,506 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 2,397
#7 Princeton University

Princeton, NJ

4.3 $40,170 per year (full-time) 576
#8 University of California—​Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA

4.2 $12,991 per year (in-state, full-time); $28,093 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 765
#8 University of Wisconsin—​Madison

Madison, WI

4.2 $11,858 per year (in-state, full-time); $25,184 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,940
#10 Georgia Institute of Technology

Atlanta, GA

4.1 $11,324 per year (in-state, full-time); $27,330 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 4,576
#10 University of Delaware

Newark, DE

4.1 $1,578 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,578 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 887