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
#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
#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
#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
#69 Stony Brook University—​SUNY

Stony Brook, NY

$9,870 per year (in-state, full-time); $18,350 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,393
#71 Clemson University

Clemson, SC

$9,392 per year (in-state, full-time); $19,536 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,427
#71 Illinois Institute of Technology (Armour)

Chicago, IL

$1,204 per credit (full-time) 1,587
#110 George Mason University (Volgenau)

Fairfax, VA

$11,750 per year (in-state, full-time); $25,754 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,599
#19 University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

$28,768 per year (full-time) 1,609
#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
#31 Ohio State University

Columbus, OH

$11,928 per year (in-state, full-time); $29,592 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,680
#90 George Washington University

Washington, DC

$1,440 per credit (full-time) 1,701
#14 University of California—​San Diego (Jacobs)

La Jolla, CA

$11,220 per year (in-state, full-time); $26,322 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,715
#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
#22 Northwestern University (McCormick)

Evanston, IL

$45,120 per year (full-time) 1,799
#60 University at Buffalo—​SUNY

Buffalo, NY

$9,870 per year (in-state, full-time); $18,350 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,801
#102 University of Texas—​Arlington

Arlington, TX

$8,558 per year (in-state, full-time); $15,100 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,803
#13 Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

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

Hoboken, NJ

$30,200 per year (full-time) 1,861
#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
#3 University of California—​Berkeley

Berkeley, CA

$11,220 per year (in-state, full-time); $26,322 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,936
#17 University of Wisconsin—​Madison

Madison, WI

$11,858 per year (in-state, full-time); $25,184 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,940
#71 University of Texas—​Dallas (Jonsson)

Richardson, TX

$11,940 per year (in-state, full-time); $21,606 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 2,096
#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
#22 University of Maryland—​College Park (Clark)

College Park, MD

$11,460 per year (in-state, full-time); $24,720 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 2,150

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