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
#37 University of Rochester

Rochester, NY

$1,395 per credit (full-time) 605
#34 University of Colorado—​Boulder

Boulder, CO

$12,960 per year (in-state, full-time); $29,142 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,623
#34 Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN

$1,747 per credit (full-time) 495
#34 Yale University

New Haven, CT

$36,500 per year (full-time) 196
#33 Rice University (Brown)

Houston, TX

$38,260 per year (full-time) 760
#31 Ohio State University

Columbus, OH

$11,928 per year (in-state, full-time); $29,592 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,680
#31 University of California—​Davis

Davis, CA

$13,109 per year (in-state, full-time); $28,211 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,130
#29 Duke University (Pratt)

Durham, NC

$47,100 per year (full-time) 981
#29 North Carolina State University

Raleigh, NC

$7,173 per year (in-state, full-time); $19,511 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 2,929
#28 University of Minnesota—​Twin Cities

Minneapolis, MN

$14,708 per year (in-state, full-time); $22,990 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,928
#27 Johns Hopkins University (Whiting)

Baltimore, MD

$45,470 per year (full-time) 3,296
#26 University of Washington

Seattle, WA

$14,904 per year (in-state, full-time); $27,594 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 2,139
#25 Pennsylvania State University—​University Park

University Park, PA

$19,304 per year (in-state, full-time); $32,416 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,719
#24 Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

$38,888 per year (full-time) 449
#22 Northwestern University (McCormick)

Evanston, IL

$45,120 per year (full-time) 1,799
#22 University of Maryland—​College Park (Clark)

College Park, MD

$11,460 per year (in-state, full-time); $24,720 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 2,150
#21 Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

$11,184 per year (in-state, full-time); $22,146 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 2,193
#19 University of California—​Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA

$12,991 per year (in-state, full-time); $28,093 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 765
#19 University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

$28,768 per year (full-time) 1,609
#17 Princeton University

Princeton, NJ

$40,170 per year (full-time) 576
#17 University of Wisconsin—​Madison

Madison, WI

$11,858 per year (in-state, full-time); $25,184 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,940
#16 University of California—​Los Angeles (Samueli)

Los Angeles, CA

$12,562 per year (in-state, full-time); $27,664 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,854
#14 Columbia University (Fu Foundation)

New York, NY

$39,360 per year (full-time) 2,827
#14 University of California—​San Diego (Jacobs)

La Jolla, CA

$11,220 per year (in-state, full-time); $26,322 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,715
#13 Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

$29,530 per year (full-time) 1,812

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