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
#46 University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN

$43,980 per year (full-time) 484
#46 Washington University in St. Louis

St. Louis, MO

$44,100 per year (full-time) 879
#53 Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey—​New Brunswick

Piscataway, NJ

$15,552 per year (in-state, full-time); $25,704 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,162
#53 University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT

$6,242 per year (in-state, full-time); $17,772 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,180
#55 Colorado School of Mines

Golden, CO

$14,400 per year (in-state, full-time); $30,330 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,269
#55 Dartmouth College (Thayer)

Hanover, NH

$45,445 per year (full-time) 291
#55 Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

$621 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,220 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 897
#55 University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

$10,508 per year (in-state, full-time); $26,380 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,041
#55 University of Delaware

Newark, DE

$1,578 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,578 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 887
#60 University at Buffalo—​SUNY

Buffalo, NY

$9,870 per year (in-state, full-time); $18,350 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,801
#60 University of Massachusetts—​Amherst

Amherst, MA

$2,640 per year (in-state, full-time); $9,937 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 882
#62 University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA

$8,106 per year (in-state, full-time); $24,690 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 412
#63 Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

$29,295 per year (full-time) 1,146
#63 University of Dayton

Dayton, OH

$888 per credit (full-time) 736
#63 University of Illinois—​Chicago

Chicago, IL

$13,966 per year (in-state, full-time); $25,964 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,117
#63 University of Tennessee—​Knoxville

Knoxville, TN

$10,944 per year (in-state, full-time); $29,432 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 980
#67 Auburn University (Ginn)

Auburn University, AL

$8,262 per year (in-state, full-time); $24,786 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 883
#67 Colorado State University

Fort Collins, CO

$10,450 per year (in-state, full-time); $23,240 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 726
#69 Stony Brook University—​SUNY

Stony Brook, NY

$9,870 per year (in-state, full-time); $18,350 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,393
#69 University of California—​Riverside (Bourns)

Riverside, CA

$11,220 per year (in-state, full-time); $26,332 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 594
#71 Clemson University

Clemson, SC

$9,392 per year (in-state, full-time); $19,536 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,427
#71 Illinois Institute of Technology (Armour)

Chicago, IL

$1,204 per credit (full-time) 1,587
#71 Stevens Institute of Technology (Schaefer)

Hoboken, NJ

$30,200 per year (full-time) 1,861
#71 Tufts University

Medford, MA

$27,472 per year (full-time) 592
#71 University of Connecticut

Storrs, CT

$11,456 per year (in-state, full-time); $29,740 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 873

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