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
#67 Auburn University (Ginn)

Auburn University, AL

$8,262 per year (in-state, full-time); $24,786 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 883
#55 University of Delaware

Newark, DE

$1,578 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,578 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 887
#55 Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

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

Boston, MA

$43,970 per year (full-time) 907
#90 Michigan Technological University

Houghton, MI

$14,202 per year (in-state, full-time); $14,202 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 907
#78 Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR

$13,644 per year (in-state, full-time); $21,177 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 912
#110 Oklahoma State University

Stillwater, OK

$178 per credit (in-state, full-time); $728 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 928
#116 Southern Methodist University

Dallas, TX

$1,130 per credit (full-time) 936
#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
#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
#29 Duke University (Pratt)

Durham, NC

$47,100 per year (full-time) 981
#77 Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY

$1,294 per credit (full-time) 996
#116 Wayne State University

Detroit, MI

$643 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,288 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 1,019
#55 University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

$10,508 per year (in-state, full-time); $26,380 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,041
#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
#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
#87 Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester, MA

$23,058 per year (full-time) 1,125
#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
#63 Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

$29,295 per year (full-time) 1,146
#46 Iowa State University

Ames, IA

$9,046 per year (in-state, full-time); $21,304 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,161
#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
#53 University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT

$6,242 per year (in-state, full-time); $17,772 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,180
#81 Missouri University of Science & Technology

Rolla, MO

$6,661 per year (in-state, full-time); $17,199 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,196
#78 University of Houston (Cullen)

Houston, TX

$483 per credit (in-state, full-time); $837 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 1,208
#81 University of Central Florida

Orlando, FL

$357 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,182 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 1,264

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