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
#81 University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

$12,522 per year (in-state, full-time); $24,036 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 870
#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
Rank Not Published University of Colorado—​Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs, CO

$7,341 per year (in-state, full-time); $13,041 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 294
Rank Not Published University of Colorado—​Denver

Denver, CO

$4,375 per year (in-state, full-time); $11,950 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 410
#71 University of Connecticut

Storrs, CT

$11,456 per year (in-state, full-time); $29,740 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 873
#63 University of Dayton

Dayton, OH

$888 per credit (full-time) 736
#55 University of Delaware

Newark, DE

$1,578 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,578 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 887
Rank Not Published University of Denver

Denver, CO

$39,744 per year (full-time) 232
Unranked University of Detroit Mercy

Detroit, MI

N/A N/A
#42 University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

$12,642 per year (in-state, full-time); $30,035 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 2,739
#129 University of Georgia

Athens, GA

$321 per credit (in-state, full-time); $959 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 73
Unranked University of Hawaii—​Manoa

Honolulu, HI

N/A N/A
#78 University of Houston (Cullen)

Houston, TX

$483 per credit (in-state, full-time); $837 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 1,208
Unranked University of Idaho

Moscow, ID

N/A N/A
#63 University of Illinois—​Chicago

Chicago, IL

$13,966 per year (in-state, full-time); $25,964 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,117
#6 University of Illinois—​Urbana-​Champaign

Urbana, IL

$16,754 per year (in-state, full-time); $30,246 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 3,154
#62 University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA

$8,106 per year (in-state, full-time); $24,690 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 412
#94 University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS

$346 per credit (in-state, full-time); $810 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 637
#94 University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

$10,772 per year (in-state, full-time); $22,838 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 518
Rank Not Published University of Louisiana—​Lafayette

Lafayette, LA

$4,554 per year (in-state, full-time); $14,104 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 296
#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
#116 University of Maryland—​Baltimore County

Baltimore, MD

$530 per credit (in-state, full-time); $878 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 634
#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
#60 University of Massachusetts—​Amherst

Amherst, MA

$2,640 per year (in-state, full-time); $9,937 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 882

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