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
#34 Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN

$1,747 per credit (full-time) 495
Rank Not Published University of Texas—​El Paso

El Paso, TX

N/A 498
#140 University of North Carolina—​Charlotte (Lee)

Charlotte, NC

$5,808 per year (in-state, full-time); $18,095 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 500
#94 University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

$10,772 per year (in-state, full-time); $22,838 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 518
#94 University of South Carolina

Columbia, SC

$12,378 per year (in-state, full-time); $25,698 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 534
Rank Not Published Oakland University

Rochester, MI

$618 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,027 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 549
#99 University of Oklahoma

Norman, OK

$175 per credit (in-state, full-time); $675 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 555
#4 California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, CA

$39,990 per year (full-time) 569
#17 Princeton University

Princeton, NJ

$40,170 per year (full-time) 576
#90 Mississippi State University (Bagley)

Mississippi State, MS

$6,672 per year (in-state, full-time); $16,860 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 590
Rank Not Published University of Texas—​San Antonio

San Antonio, TX

$260 per credit (in-state, full-time); $968 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 590
#71 Tufts University

Medford, MA

$27,472 per year (full-time) 592
#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
#37 University of Rochester

Rochester, NY

$1,395 per credit (full-time) 605
#87 University of Nebraska—​Lincoln

Lincoln, NE

$394 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,022 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 606
#110 CUNY—​City College (Grove)

New York, NY

$10,740 per year (in-state, full-time); $790 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 613
#124 University of Louisville (Speed)

Louisville, KY

$10,778 per year (in-state, full-time); $22,446 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 615
#46 Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland, OH

$38,588 per year (full-time) 633
#116 University of Maryland—​Baltimore County

Baltimore, MD

$530 per credit (in-state, full-time); $878 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 634
#94 University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS

$346 per credit (in-state, full-time); $810 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 637
Rank Not Published California State University—​Long Beach

Long Beach, CA

$7,686 per year (in-state, full-time); $14,382 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 638
#90 Rochester Institute of Technology (Gleason)

Rochester, NY

$37,236 per year (full-time) 649
#81 University of Missouri

Columbia, MO

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

Charlottesville, VA

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

Pullman, WA

$11,746 per year (in-state, full-time); $25,178 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 662

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