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
Rank Not Published Prairie View A&M University

Prairie View, TX

$656 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,012 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 138
#17 Princeton University

Princeton, NJ

$40,170 per year (full-time) 576
#8 Purdue University—​West Lafayette

West Lafayette, IN

$10,332 per year (in-state, full-time); $29,134 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 3,333
#38 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Troy, NY

$45,100 per year (full-time) 783
#33 Rice University (Brown)

Houston, TX

$38,260 per year (full-time) 760
#90 Rochester Institute of Technology (Gleason)

Rochester, NY

$37,236 per year (full-time) 649
Unranked Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences

Newark, NJ

N/A N/A
#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
#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
Rank Not Published Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA

$830 per credit (full-time) 710
Rank Not Published South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Rapid City, SD

$210 per credit (in-state, full-time); $470 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 251
Rank Not Published South Dakota State University

Brookings, SD

$210 per credit (in-state, full-time); $445 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 254
Rank Not Published Southern Illinois University—​Carbondale

Carbondale, IL

$394 per credit (in-state, full-time); $985 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 350
#116 Southern Methodist University

Dallas, TX

$1,130 per credit (full-time) 936
Rank Not Published St. Louis University (Parks)

St. Louis, MO

$1,010 per credit (full-time) 68
#2 Stanford University

Stanford, CA

$45,480 per year (full-time) 3,517
#71 Stevens Institute of Technology (Schaefer)

Hoboken, NJ

$30,200 per year (full-time) 1,861
#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
Unranked SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Syracuse, NY

N/A N/A
#77 Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY

$1,294 per credit (full-time) 996
#136 Temple University

Philadelphia, PA

$853 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,150 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 260
Rank Not Published Tennessee State University

Nashville, TN

$433 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,015 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 73
Rank Not Published Tennessee Technological University

Cookeville, TN

$8,700 per year (in-state, full-time); $20,800 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 147
#11 Texas A&M University—​College Station (Look)

College Station, TX

$227 per credit (in-state, full-time); $581 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 3,066
Rank Not Published Texas A&M University—​Kingsville (Dotterweich)

Kingsville, TX

$3,228 per year (in-state, full-time); $9,600 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 756

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