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
#13 Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

$29,530 per year (full-time) 1,812
#71 Stevens Institute of Technology (Schaefer)

Hoboken, NJ

$30,200 per year (full-time) 1,861
Rank Not Published St. Louis University (Parks)

St. Louis, MO

$1,010 per credit (full-time) 68
#140 Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI

$1,025 per credit (full-time) 181
#129 University of Tulsa

Tulsa, OK

$1,087 per credit (full-time) 209
Rank Not Published Florida Institute of Technology

Melbourne, FL

$1,123 per credit (full-time) 737
#116 Southern Methodist University

Dallas, TX

$1,130 per credit (full-time) 936
#71 Illinois Institute of Technology (Armour)

Chicago, IL

$1,204 per credit (full-time) 1,587
#34 Yale University

New Haven, CT

$36,500 per year (full-time) 196
#90 Rochester Institute of Technology (Gleason)

Rochester, NY

$37,236 per year (full-time) 649
#129 Embry-​Riddle Aeronautical University

Daytona Beach, FL

$1,255 per credit (full-time) 304
#33 Rice University (Brown)

Houston, TX

$38,260 per year (full-time) 760
#46 Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland, OH

$38,588 per year (full-time) 633
#77 Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY

$1,294 per credit (full-time) 996
#24 Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

$38,888 per year (full-time) 449
#45 Lehigh University (Rossin)

Bethlehem, PA

$1,300 per credit (full-time) 826
#14 Columbia University (Fu Foundation)

New York, NY

$39,360 per year (full-time) 2,827
#46 Northeastern University

Boston, MA

$1,315 per credit (full-time) 2,690
Rank Not Published The Catholic University of America

Washington, DC

$39,500 per year (full-time) 187
#124 Clarkson University

Potsdam, NY

$1,324 per credit (full-time) 204
Rank Not Published University of Denver

Denver, CO

$39,744 per year (full-time) 232
#4 California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, CA

$39,990 per year (full-time) 569
#5 Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

$40,000 per year (full-time) 3,157
#17 Princeton University

Princeton, NJ

$40,170 per year (full-time) 576
#46 New York University

Brooklyn, NY

$1,363 per credit (full-time) 2,365

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