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
#94 Texas Tech University (Whitacre)

Lubbock, TX

$253 per credit (in-state, full-time); $607 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 728
Rank Not Published The Catholic University of America

Washington, DC

$39,500 per year (full-time) 187
#71 Tufts University

Medford, MA

$27,472 per year (full-time) 592
#110 Tulane University

New Orleans, LA

$44,950 per year (full-time) 66
Rank Not Published Tuskegee University

Tuskegee, AL

$18,100 per year (full-time) 39
#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
#122 University of Akron

Akron, OH

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

Tuscaloosa, AL

$9,450 per year (in-state, full-time); $23,950 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 339
#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
#102 University of Alabama—​Huntsville

Huntsville, AL

$8,912 per year (in-state, full-time); $20,774 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 729
#140 University of Alaska—​Fairbanks

Fairbanks, AK

$391 per credit (in-state, full-time); $799 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 126
#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
#102 University of Arkansas—​Fayetteville

Fayetteville, AR

$362 per credit (in-state, full-time); $855 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 459
Unranked University of Arkansas—​Little Rock

Little Rock, AR

N/A N/A
Rank Not Published University of Bridgeport

Bridgeport, CT

$755 per credit (full-time) 479
#3 University of California—​Berkeley

Berkeley, CA

$11,220 per year (in-state, full-time); $26,322 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,936
#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
#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
#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
Rank Not Published University of California—​Merced

Merced, CA

$11,220 per year (in-state, full-time); $26,322 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 112
#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
#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
#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
#81 University of California—​Santa Cruz (Baskin)

Santa Cruz, CA

$11,220 per year (in-state, full-time); $26,322 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 388
#81 University of Central Florida

Orlando, FL

$357 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,182 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 1,264

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