Nuclear Engineering

Ranked in 2014, part of Best Engineering Schools

Nuclear engineers work with nuclear energy, nuclear waste, medical physics and more. They may also be active in design and nuclear research. These are the top graduate schools for nuclear engineering programs.

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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 Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR

3.3 $13,644 per year (in-state, full-time); $21,177 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 912
#5 University of Tennessee—​Knoxville

Knoxville, TN

3.9 $10,944 per year (in-state, full-time); $29,432 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 980
#5 Pennsylvania State University—​University Park

University Park, PA

3.9 $19,304 per year (in-state, full-time); $32,416 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,719
#7 University of California—​Berkeley

Berkeley, CA

3.7 $11,220 per year (in-state, full-time); $26,322 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,936
#3 University of Wisconsin—​Madison

Madison, WI

4.4 $11,858 per year (in-state, full-time); $25,184 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,940
#8 North Carolina State University

Raleigh, NC

3.6 $7,173 per year (in-state, full-time); $19,511 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 2,929
#3 Texas A&M University—​College Station (Look)

College Station, TX

4.4 $227 per credit (in-state, full-time); $581 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 3,066
#10 University of Illinois—​Urbana-​Champaign

Urbana, IL

3.3 $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

4.7 $43,210 per year (full-time) 3,174
#1 University of Michigan—​Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI

4.7 $22,322 per year (in-state, full-time); $41,998 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 3,178
#8 Georgia Institute of Technology

Atlanta, GA

3.6 $11,324 per year (in-state, full-time); $27,330 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 4,576