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
#46 Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland, OH

$38,588 per year (full-time) 633
#124 University of Louisville (Speed)

Louisville, KY

$10,778 per year (in-state, full-time); $22,446 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 615
#110 CUNY—​City College (Grove)

New York, NY

$10,740 per year (in-state, full-time); $790 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 613
#87 University of Nebraska—​Lincoln

Lincoln, NE

$394 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,022 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 606
#37 University of Rochester

Rochester, NY

$1,395 per credit (full-time) 605
#69 University of California—​Riverside (Bourns)

Riverside, CA

$11,220 per year (in-state, full-time); $26,332 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 594
#71 Tufts University

Medford, MA

$27,472 per year (full-time) 592
#90 Mississippi State University (Bagley)

Mississippi State, MS

$6,672 per year (in-state, full-time); $16,860 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 590
Rank Not Published University of Texas—​San Antonio

San Antonio, TX

$260 per credit (in-state, full-time); $968 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 590
#17 Princeton University

Princeton, NJ

$40,170 per year (full-time) 576
#4 California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, CA

$39,990 per year (full-time) 569
#99 University of Oklahoma

Norman, OK

$175 per credit (in-state, full-time); $675 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 555
Rank Not Published Oakland University

Rochester, MI

$618 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,027 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 549
#94 University of South Carolina

Columbia, SC

$12,378 per year (in-state, full-time); $25,698 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 534
#94 University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

$10,772 per year (in-state, full-time); $22,838 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 518
#140 University of North Carolina—​Charlotte (Lee)

Charlotte, NC

$5,808 per year (in-state, full-time); $18,095 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 500
Rank Not Published University of Texas—​El Paso

El Paso, TX

N/A 498
#34 Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN

$1,747 per credit (full-time) 495
#46 University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN

$43,980 per year (full-time) 484
Rank Not Published University of Bridgeport

Bridgeport, CT

$755 per credit (full-time) 479
#129 New Mexico State University

Las Cruces, NM

$5,398 per year (in-state, full-time); $18,821 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 471
Rank Not Published University of North Texas

Denton, TX

$228 per credit (in-state, full-time); $582 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 470
#99 Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS

$350 per credit (in-state, full-time); $790 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 468
Rank Not Published Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, MI

$497 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,052 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 460
#102 University of Arkansas—​Fayetteville

Fayetteville, AR

$362 per credit (in-state, full-time); $855 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 459

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