Materials Engineering

Ranked in 2014, part of Best Engineering Schools

Materials engineers creatively find new ways to use products and may specialize in a specific material, such as plastics, ceramics or steel. These are the top graduate schools for materials engineering.

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Rankings Overall Engineering School Program Data
Rank School name Score 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) 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
#10 University of Michigan—​Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI

3.8 $22,322 per year (in-state, full-time); $41,998 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 3,178
#9 Georgia Institute of Technology

Atlanta, GA

3.9 $11,324 per year (in-state, full-time); $27,330 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 4,576
#6 California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, CA

4.0 $39,990 per year (full-time) 569
#6 Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

4.0 $29,530 per year (full-time) 1,812
#6 University of California—​Berkeley

Berkeley, CA

4.0 $11,220 per year (in-state, full-time); $26,322 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,936
#5 Stanford University

Stanford, CA

4.4 $45,480 per year (full-time) 3,517
#2 Northwestern University (McCormick)

Evanston, IL

4.6 $45,120 per year (full-time) 1,799
#2 University of California—​Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA

4.6 $12,991 per year (in-state, full-time); $28,093 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 765
#2 University of Illinois—​Urbana-​Champaign

Urbana, IL

4.6 $16,754 per year (in-state, full-time); $30,246 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 3,154
#1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA

4.8 $43,210 per year (full-time) 3,174