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
#21 Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

$11,184 per year (in-state, full-time); $22,146 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 2,193
#46 New York University

Brooklyn, NY

$1,363 per credit (full-time) 2,365
#10 University of Texas—​Austin (Cockrell)

Austin, TX

$9,564 per year (in-state, full-time); $17,506 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 2,397
#46 Northeastern University

Boston, MA

$1,315 per credit (full-time) 2,690
#42 University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

$12,642 per year (in-state, full-time); $30,035 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 2,739
#14 Columbia University (Fu Foundation)

New York, NY

$39,360 per year (full-time) 2,827
#29 North Carolina State University

Raleigh, NC

$7,173 per year (in-state, full-time); $19,511 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 2,929
#11 Texas A&M University—​College Station (Look)

College Station, TX

$227 per credit (in-state, full-time); $581 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 3,066
#43 Arizona State University (Fulton)

Tempe, AZ

$10,300 per year (in-state, full-time); $25,286 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 3,136
#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
#5 Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

$40,000 per year (full-time) 3,157
#1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA

$43,210 per year (full-time) 3,174
#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
#27 Johns Hopkins University (Whiting)

Baltimore, MD

$45,470 per year (full-time) 3,296
#8 Purdue University—​West Lafayette

West Lafayette, IN

$10,332 per year (in-state, full-time); $29,134 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 3,333
#2 Stanford University

Stanford, CA

$45,480 per year (full-time) 3,517
#6 Georgia Institute of Technology

Atlanta, GA

$11,324 per year (in-state, full-time); $27,330 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 4,576
#11 University of Southern California (Viterbi)

Los Angeles, CA

$29,448 per year (full-time) 4,857
Unranked Air Force Institute of Technology

Wright Patterson AFB, OH

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Unranked Boise State University

Boise, ID

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Unranked Howard University

Washington, DC

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Unranked Idaho State University

Pocatello, ID

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Unranked Mayo Graduate School

Rochester, MN

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Unranked Naval Postgraduate School

Monterey, CA

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Unranked Northwestern Polytechnic University

Fremont, CA

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