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 Wright State University

Dayton, OH

$12,514 per year (in-state, full-time); $21,258 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 831
#81 University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

$12,522 per year (in-state, full-time); $24,036 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 870
#124 University of Maine

Orono, ME

$418 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,284 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 155
#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
#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
#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 Tennessee State University

Nashville, TN

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

Durham, NH

$13,500 per year (in-state, full-time); $26,200 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 269
#78 Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR

$13,644 per year (in-state, full-time); $21,177 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 912
#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
#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
Rank Not Published Lawrence Technological University

Southfield, MI

$14,112 per year (full-time) 343
#90 Michigan Technological University

Houghton, MI

$14,202 per year (in-state, full-time); $14,202 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 907
#40 University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA

$14,358 per year (in-state, full-time); $23,682 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 655
#102 Florida A&M University -​ Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL

$479 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,110 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 269
#55 Colorado School of Mines

Golden, CO

$14,400 per year (in-state, full-time); $30,330 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,269
#78 University of Houston (Cullen)

Houston, TX

$483 per credit (in-state, full-time); $837 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 1,208
#28 University of Minnesota—​Twin Cities

Minneapolis, MN

$14,708 per year (in-state, full-time); $22,990 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,928
#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
Rank Not Published Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, MI

$497 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,052 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 460
#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
Rank Not Published Cleveland State University (Fenn)

Cleveland, OH

$521 per credit (in-state, full-time); $979 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 456

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