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
#1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA

$43,210 per year (full-time) 3,174
#2 Stanford University

Stanford, CA

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

Pasadena, CA

$39,990 per year (full-time) 569
#5 Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

$40,000 per year (full-time) 3,157
#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
#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
#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
#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
#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
#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
#11 University of Southern California (Viterbi)

Los Angeles, CA

$29,448 per year (full-time) 4,857
#13 Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

$29,530 per year (full-time) 1,812
#14 Columbia University (Fu Foundation)

New York, NY

$39,360 per year (full-time) 2,827
#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
#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
#17 Princeton University

Princeton, NJ

$40,170 per year (full-time) 576
#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
#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
#19 University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

$28,768 per year (full-time) 1,609
#21 Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

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

Evanston, IL

$45,120 per year (full-time) 1,799
#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
#24 Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

$38,888 per year (full-time) 449
#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

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