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
#94 University of South Carolina

Columbia, SC

$12,378 per year (in-state, full-time); $25,698 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 534
#110 University of South Florida

Tampa, FL

$10,428 per year (in-state, full-time); $21,126 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 865
#11 University of Southern California (Viterbi)

Los Angeles, CA

$29,448 per year (full-time) 4,857
#122 University of Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg, MS

$281 per credit (in-state, full-time); $626 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 68
Unranked University of Tennessee—​Chattanooga

Chattanooga, TN

N/A N/A
#63 University of Tennessee—​Knoxville

Knoxville, TN

$10,944 per year (in-state, full-time); $29,432 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 980
Unranked University of Texas Health Science Center—​San Antonio

San Antonio, TX

N/A N/A
Unranked University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center—​Dallas

Dallas, TX

N/A N/A
#102 University of Texas—​Arlington

Arlington, TX

$8,558 per year (in-state, full-time); $15,100 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,803
#10 University of Texas—​Austin (Cockrell)

Austin, TX

$9,564 per year (in-state, full-time); $17,506 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 2,397
#71 University of Texas—​Dallas (Jonsson)

Richardson, TX

$11,940 per year (in-state, full-time); $21,606 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 2,096
Rank Not Published University of Texas—​El Paso

El Paso, TX

N/A 498
Rank Not Published University of Texas—​San Antonio

San Antonio, TX

$260 per credit (in-state, full-time); $968 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 590
Rank Not Published University of Toledo

Toledo, OH

$13,035 per year (in-state, full-time); $23,269 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 372
#129 University of Tulsa

Tulsa, OK

$1,087 per credit (full-time) 209
#53 University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT

$6,242 per year (in-state, full-time); $17,772 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,180
#129 University of Vermont

Burlington, VT

$572 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,444 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 123
#40 University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA

$14,358 per year (in-state, full-time); $23,682 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 655
#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
#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
#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
#136 University of Wyoming

Laramie, WY

$210 per credit (in-state, full-time); $629 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 220
#116 Utah State University

Logan, UT

$6,678 per year (in-state, full-time); $20,276 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 420
#34 Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN

$1,747 per credit (full-time) 495

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