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
#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
#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
#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
#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
#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
#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
#45 Lehigh University (Rossin)

Bethlehem, PA

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

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