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
#87 Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester, MA

$23,058 per year (full-time) 1,125
#81 Missouri University of Science & Technology

Rolla, MO

$6,661 per year (in-state, full-time); $17,199 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,196
#81 University of California—​Santa Cruz (Baskin)

Santa Cruz, CA

$11,220 per year (in-state, full-time); $26,322 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 388
#81 University of Central Florida

Orlando, FL

$357 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,182 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 1,264
#81 University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

$12,522 per year (in-state, full-time); $24,036 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 870
#81 University of Missouri

Columbia, MO

$6,452 per year (in-state, full-time); $15,114 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 651
#81 Washington State University

Pullman, WA

$11,746 per year (in-state, full-time); $25,178 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 662
#78 Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR

$13,644 per year (in-state, full-time); $21,177 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 912
#78 University of Houston (Cullen)

Houston, TX

$483 per credit (in-state, full-time); $837 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 1,208
#78 University of North Carolina—​Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC

$9,209 per year (in-state, full-time); $25,663 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 117
#77 Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY

$1,294 per credit (full-time) 996
#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
#71 University of Texas—​Dallas (Jonsson)

Richardson, TX

$11,940 per year (in-state, full-time); $21,606 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 2,096
#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
#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
#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

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