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
#94 Louisiana State University—​Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge, LA

$6,631 per year (in-state, full-time); $24,706 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 667
Rank Not Published Portland State University (Maseeh)

Portland, OR

$10,557 per year (in-state, full-time); $15,741 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 682
#102 West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV

$8,280 per year (in-state, full-time); $21,906 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 698
Rank Not Published Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA

$830 per credit (full-time) 710
#67 Colorado State University

Fort Collins, CO

$10,450 per year (in-state, full-time); $23,240 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 726
#94 Texas Tech University (Whitacre)

Lubbock, TX

$253 per credit (in-state, full-time); $607 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 728
#102 University of Alabama—​Huntsville

Huntsville, AL

$8,912 per year (in-state, full-time); $20,774 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 729
#63 University of Dayton

Dayton, OH

$888 per credit (full-time) 736
Rank Not Published Florida Institute of Technology

Melbourne, FL

$1,123 per credit (full-time) 737
#116 Wichita State University

Wichita, KS

$253 per credit (in-state, full-time); $638 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 754
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
Rank Not Published Texas A&M University—​Kingsville (Dotterweich)

Kingsville, TX

$3,228 per year (in-state, full-time); $9,600 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 756
#33 Rice University (Brown)

Houston, TX

$38,260 per year (full-time) 760
#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
#38 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Troy, NY

$45,100 per year (full-time) 783
#87 University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM

$5,433 per year (in-state, full-time); $20,002 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 788
#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
#45 Lehigh University (Rossin)

Bethlehem, PA

$1,300 per credit (full-time) 826
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
Rank Not Published Florida International University

Miami, FL

$10,596 per year (in-state, full-time); $22,694 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 864
#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
#81 University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

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

Storrs, CT

$11,456 per year (in-state, full-time); $29,740 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 873
#46 Washington University in St. Louis

St. Louis, MO

$44,100 per year (full-time) 879
#60 University of Massachusetts—​Amherst

Amherst, MA

$2,640 per year (in-state, full-time); $9,937 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 882

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