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
#140 Louisiana Tech University

Ruston, LA

$7,452 per year (in-state, full-time); $8,128 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 359
#140 Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI

$1,025 per credit (full-time) 181
#140 San Diego State University

San Diego, CA

$6,766 per year (in-state, full-time); $372 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 328
#140 University of Alabama—​Birmingham

Birmingham, AL

$6,390 per year (in-state, full-time); $15,030 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 451
#140 University of Alaska—​Fairbanks

Fairbanks, AK

$391 per credit (in-state, full-time); $799 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 126
#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
#136 New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

Socorro, NM

$5,270 per year (in-state, full-time); $16,883 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 191
#136 Ohio University (Russ)

Athens, OH

$8,474 per year (in-state, full-time); $16,466 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 424
#136 Temple University

Philadelphia, PA

$853 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,150 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 260
#136 University of Wyoming

Laramie, WY

$210 per credit (in-state, full-time); $629 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 220
#129 Embry-​Riddle Aeronautical University

Daytona Beach, FL

$1,255 per credit (full-time) 304
#129 New Mexico State University

Las Cruces, NM

$5,398 per year (in-state, full-time); $18,821 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 471
#129 University of Georgia

Athens, GA

$321 per credit (in-state, full-time); $959 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 73
#129 University of Massachusetts—​Lowell (Francis)

Lowell, MA

$12,039 per year (in-state, full-time); $21,874 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 975
#129 University of Nevada—​Reno

Reno, NV

$364 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,163 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 255
#129 University of Tulsa

Tulsa, OK

$1,087 per credit (full-time) 209
#129 University of Vermont

Burlington, VT

$572 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,444 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 123
#124 Binghamton University—​SUNY (Watson)

Binghamton, NY

$11,474 per year (in-state, full-time); $19,954 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 823
#124 Clarkson University

Potsdam, NY

$1,324 per credit (full-time) 204
#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
#124 University of Maine

Orono, ME

$418 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,284 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 155
#124 University of Wisconsin—​Milwaukee

Milwaukee, WI

$11,596 per year (in-state, full-time); $24,061 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 397
#122 University of Akron

Akron, OH

$7,430 per year (in-state, full-time); $12,722 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 414
#122 University of Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg, MS

$281 per credit (in-state, full-time); $626 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 68
#116 Southern Methodist University

Dallas, TX

$1,130 per credit (full-time) 936

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