Best Engineering Schools

Best Engineering Schools

Ranked in 2017 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 (2016 fiscal year)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA

$48,140 per year (full-time) 3,124
Stanford University

Stanford, CA

N/A 3,675
University of California—​Berkeley

Berkeley, CA

N/A 2,076
California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, CA

$45,846 per year (full-time) 543
Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

N/A 3,737
University of Michigan—​Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI

$24,444 per year (in-state, full-time); $45,974 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 3,570
Georgia Institute of Technology

Atlanta, GA

$13,452 per year (in-state, full-time); $27,872 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 8,850
Purdue University—​West Lafayette

West Lafayette, IN

$10,332 per year (in-state, full-time); $29,134 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 3,744
University of Illinois—​Urbana-​Champaign

Urbana, IL

$17,834 per year (in-state, full-time); $32,628 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 3,806
University of Texas—​Austin (Cockrell)

Austin, TX

$9,850 per year (in-state, full-time); $18,030 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 2,362
Texas A&M University—​College Station

College Station, TX

$258 per credit (in-state, full-time); $681 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 3,469
University of Southern California (Viterbi)

Los Angeles, CA

$29,520 per year (full-time) 5,497
Columbia University (Fu Foundation)

New York, NY

$44,592 per year (full-time) 3,350
Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

N/A 2,069
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) 2,635
University of California—​Los Angeles (Samueli)

Los Angeles, CA

N/A 2,187
Princeton University

Princeton, NJ

$45,320 per year (full-time) 615
University of Wisconsin—​Madison

Madison, WI

$11,942 per year (in-state, full-time); $25,269 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,821
Johns Hopkins University (Whiting)

Baltimore, MD

$50,410 per year (full-time) 3,692
Northwestern University (McCormick)

Evanston, IL

$50,424 per year (full-time) 2,088
University of California—​Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA

$12,294 per year (in-state, full-time); $27,396 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 721
University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

$32,286 per year (full-time) 1,674
Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

$43,296 per year (full-time) 478
University of Maryland—​College Park (Clark)

College Park, MD

$13,020 per year (in-state, full-time); $28,080 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 2,371
North Carolina State University

Raleigh, NC

$8,088 per year (in-state, full-time); $22,610 per year (out-of-state, full-time)

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