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
#116 University of Maryland—​Baltimore County

Baltimore, MD

$530 per credit (in-state, full-time); $878 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 634
#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
#129 University of Vermont

Burlington, VT

$572 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,444 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 123
#102 New Jersey Institute of Technology

Newark, NJ

$17,384 per year (in-state, full-time); $25,404 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,356
Rank Not Published Tuskegee University

Tuskegee, AL

$18,100 per year (full-time) 39
Rank Not Published Oakland University

Rochester, MI

$618 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,027 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 549
#55 Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

$621 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,220 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 897
#116 Wayne State University

Detroit, MI

$643 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,288 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 1,019
#25 Pennsylvania State University—​University Park

University Park, PA

$19,304 per year (in-state, full-time); $32,416 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,719
Rank Not Published Prairie View A&M University

Prairie View, TX

$656 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,012 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 138
Rank Not Published University of Michigan—​Dearborn

Dearborn, MI

$710 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,230 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 755
#8 University of Michigan—​Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI

$22,322 per year (in-state, full-time); $41,998 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 3,178
Rank Not Published Alfred University—​New York State College of Ceramics (Inamori)

Alfred, NY

$22,520 per year (in-state, full-time); $22,520 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 61
Rank Not Published University of Bridgeport

Bridgeport, CT

$755 per credit (full-time) 479
#43 University of Pittsburgh (Swanson)

Pittsburgh, PA

$22,916 per year (in-state, full-time); $37,528 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,067
#87 Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester, MA

$23,058 per year (full-time) 1,125
Rank Not Published Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA

$830 per credit (full-time) 710
#136 Temple University

Philadelphia, PA

$853 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,150 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 260
#63 University of Dayton

Dayton, OH

$888 per credit (full-time) 736
#99 Oregon Health and Science University

Portland, OR

$27,068 per year (in-state, full-time); $27,068 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 71
#71 Tufts University

Medford, MA

$27,472 per year (full-time) 592
#19 University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

$28,768 per year (full-time) 1,609
Rank Not Published Philadelphia University

Philadelphia, PA

$970 per credit (full-time) 12
#63 Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

$29,295 per year (full-time) 1,146
#11 University of Southern California (Viterbi)

Los Angeles, CA

$29,448 per year (full-time) 4,857

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