Best Engineering Schools

Ranked in 2014 | Best Engineering Schools Rankings Methodology

Before you can make your mark as an engineer, you need to find the graduate school that can best help you build your skills. With the U.S. News rankings of the top engineering schools, narrow your search by location, tuition, school size and test scores.

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Rank School name 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) Overall acceptance rate 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
#26 University of Washington

Seattle, WA

$14,904 per year (in-state, full-time); $27,594 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 2,139
#27 Johns Hopkins University (Whiting)

Baltimore, MD

$45,470 per year (full-time) 3,296
#28 University of Minnesota—​Twin Cities

Minneapolis, MN

$14,708 per year (in-state, full-time); $22,990 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,928
#29 Duke University (Pratt)

Durham, NC

$47,100 per year (full-time) 981
#29 North Carolina State University

Raleigh, NC

$7,173 per year (in-state, full-time); $19,511 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 2,929
#31 Ohio State University

Columbus, OH

$11,928 per year (in-state, full-time); $29,592 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,680
#31 University of California—​Davis

Davis, CA

$13,109 per year (in-state, full-time); $28,211 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,130
#33 Rice University (Brown)

Houston, TX

$38,260 per year (full-time) 760
#34 University of Colorado—​Boulder

Boulder, CO

$12,960 per year (in-state, full-time); $29,142 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,623
#34 Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN

$1,747 per credit (full-time) 495
#34 Yale University

New Haven, CT

$36,500 per year (full-time) 196
#37 University of Rochester

Rochester, NY

$1,395 per credit (full-time) 605
#38 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Troy, NY

$45,100 per year (full-time) 783
#38 University of California—​Irvine (Samueli)

Irvine, CA

$13,812 per year (in-state, full-time); $28,914 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,325
#40 Boston University

Boston, MA

$43,970 per year (full-time) 907
#40 University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA

$14,358 per year (in-state, full-time); $23,682 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 655
#42 University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

$12,642 per year (in-state, full-time); $30,035 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 2,739
#43 Arizona State University (Fulton)

Tempe, AZ

$10,300 per year (in-state, full-time); $25,286 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 3,136
#43 University of Pittsburgh (Swanson)

Pittsburgh, PA

$22,916 per year (in-state, full-time); $37,528 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,067
#45 Lehigh University (Rossin)

Bethlehem, PA

$1,300 per credit (full-time) 826
#46 Brown University

Providence, RI

$44,608 per year (full-time) 321
#46 Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland, OH

$38,588 per year (full-time) 633
#46 Iowa State University

Ames, IA

$9,046 per year (in-state, full-time); $21,304 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,161
#46 New York University

Brooklyn, NY

$1,363 per credit (full-time) 2,365
#46 Northeastern University

Boston, MA

$1,315 per credit (full-time) 2,690

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