Best Engineering Schools

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Engineering is one of the core competencies of many of the top universities. The best engineering schools typically offer majors in each of the significant disciplines, although a some colleges that specialize in a limited number of degree specialties also have made the rankings this year. We expect the best colleges for engineering to imbue their students with the skills of creativity and dispassionate inquiry into the real workings of nature and its material components. With these abilities societies in the modern era have applied engineering ingenuity to an increasing growth of technologies enhancing the human experience and quality of life.

Ranking the Best Colleges for Engineering Majors

In analyzing the top Engineering schools we have applied our RealRankTM methodologies, and also have considered the rankings for these schools in majors we have covered.  You can find a full listing of the major engineering degree fields along with our college rankings at the end of this article.

1Georgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaGA
2Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeMA
3Stanford UniversityPalo AltoCA
4Purdue UniversityWest LafayetteIN
5University of Illinois - Urbana-ChampaignChampaignIL
6Texas A&M UniversityCollege StationTX
7University of TexasAustinTX
8California Institute of TechnologyPasadenaCA
9University of MichiganAnn ArborMI
10Penn StateUniversity ParkPA
11Cornell UniversityIthacaNY
12Carnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburghPA
13University of California - BerkeleyBerkeleyCA
14Northwestern UniversityEvanstonIL
15North Carolina State UniversityRaleighNC
16University Of Wisconsin - MadisonMadisonWI
17The Ohio State UniversityColumbusOH
18University of WashingtonSeattleWA
19Virginia Polytechnic University (Virginia Tech)BlacksburgVA
20Columbia UniversityNew YorkNY
21University of California - Los AngelesLos AngelesCA
22University of FloridaGainesvilleFL
23Princeton UniversityPrinceton NJ
24University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaPA
25University of MarylandCollege ParkMD
26United States Military AcademyWest PointNY
27University of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesCA
28Rice UniversityHoustonTX
29Duke UniversityDurhamNC
30University of California - San DiegoSan DiegoCA
31United States Naval AcademyAnnapolisMD
32University of MinnesotaTwin CitiesMN
33University of Colorado - BoulderBoulderCO
34United States Air Force AcademyColorado SpringsCO
35Johns Hopkins University BaltimoreMD
36Harvard UniversityCambridgeMA
37University of California - DavisDavisCA
38Yale UniversityNew HavenCT
39Arizona State UniversityTempeAZ
40University of TennesseeKnoxvilleTN
41Iowa State UniversityAmesIA
42New York University New YorkNY
43University of Notre DameSouth BendIN
44University of ArizonaTusconAZ
45Rutgers UniversityPiscatawayNJ
46Michigan State UniversityEast LansingMI
47Vanderbilt UniversityNashvilleTN
48University of VirginiaCharlottesvilleVA
49University of UtahSalt Lake CityUT
50University of California - Santa BarbaraSanta BarbaraCA
51Colorado School of MinesGoldenCO
52University of Central Florida Orlando FL
53University of DelawareNewarkDE
54Brown UniversityProvidenceRI
55Case Western Reserve UniversityClevelandOH
56University of Massachusetts - AmherstAmherstMA
57University of ChicagoChicagoIL
58Boston UniversityBostonMA
59Northeastern UniversityBostonMA
60University of California - IrvineIrvineCA
61Colorado State UniversityFt. CollinsCO
62Rensselear Polytechnic InstituteTroyNY
63Clemson UniversityClemsonSC
64University of PittsburghPittsburghPA
65Washington State UniversityPullmanWA
66Oregon State UniversityCorvallisOR
67Lehigh UniversityBethlehemPA
68University of HoustonHoustonTX
69Stony Brook University - SUNYStony BrookNY
70Auburn UniversityAuburnAL
71University at Buffalo - SUNYBuffaloNY
72University of NebraskaLincolnNB
73Florida State UniversityTallahasseeFL
74Mississippi State UniversityStarkvilleMS
75University of South CarolinaColumbiaSC
76University of OklahomaNormanOK
77Stevens Institute of TechnologyHobokenNJ
78Texas Tech UniversityLubbockTX
79University of IowaIowa CityIA
80University of RochesterRochesterNY
81University of KentuckyLexingtonKY
82University of Nevada - Las Vegas (UNLV)Las VegasNV
83University of CincinnatiCincinnatiOH
84University of Texas at DallasDallasTX
85University of AlabamaTuscaloosaAL
86Louisiana State University (LSU)Baton RougeLA
87Oklahoma State UniversityStillwaterOK
88University of KansasLawrenceKS
89University of New MexicoAlbuquerqueNM
90Dartmouth CollegeHanoverNH
91Washington University in St. LouisSt. LouisMO
92Missouri University of Science and TechnologyRollaMO
93Wichita State UniversityWichitaKS
94University of South FloridaTampaFL
95University of ConnecticutStorrsCT
96Tufts UniversityMedfordMA
97Virginia Military InstituteLexingtonVA
98University of GeorgiaAthensGA
99University of Texas at ArlingtonArlingtonTX
100University of Illinois - ChicagoChicagoIL

More information on our RealRank analyses used in creating this ranking can be found on the About page. The underlined colleges link to our ranking profile specific to that institution. If your college is not profiled as yet, contact us using the contact form.

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What Majors Do Engineering Schools Cover?

Among the most popular majors that you find at Engineering schools are as follows:

  1. Chemical Engineering
  2. Civil Engineering
  3. Computer Science
  4. Industrial Engineering / Operations Research
  5. Materials Science and Engineering
  6. Aerospace Engineering
  7. Agricultural Engineering
  8. Architectural Engineering
  9. Bioengineering / Biomedical Engineering
  10. Construction Engineering
  11. Ceramics
  12. Electrical Engineering
  13. Mining Engineering
  14. Ocean Engineering
  15. Petroleum Engineering
  16. Software Engineering
  17. Structural Engineering
  18. Textile Engineering

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