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
#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
Rank Not Published Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, FL

$370 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,025 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 336
#21 Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

$11,184 per year (in-state, full-time); $22,146 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 2,193
#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
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
#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
#6 Georgia Institute of Technology

Atlanta, GA

$11,324 per year (in-state, full-time); $27,330 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 4,576
#71 University of Connecticut

Storrs, CT

$11,456 per year (in-state, full-time); $29,740 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 873
#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
#124 Binghamton University—​SUNY (Watson)

Binghamton, NY

$11,474 per year (in-state, full-time); $19,954 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 823
Rank Not Published University of Rhode Island

Kingston, RI

$11,532 per year (in-state, full-time); $23,606 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 231
#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
#140 University of Alaska—​Fairbanks

Fairbanks, AK

$391 per credit (in-state, full-time); $799 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 126
#81 Washington State University

Pullman, WA

$11,746 per year (in-state, full-time); $25,178 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 662
#110 George Mason University (Volgenau)

Fairfax, VA

$11,750 per year (in-state, full-time); $25,754 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,599
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
#87 University of Nebraska—​Lincoln

Lincoln, NE

$394 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,022 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 606
#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
#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
#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
#129 University of Massachusetts—​Lowell (Francis)

Lowell, MA

$12,039 per year (in-state, full-time); $21,874 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 975
#102 Brigham Young University (Fulton)

Provo, UT

$6,130 per year (LDS member, full-time); $12,260 per year (Non-LDS member, full-time) 389
#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

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