Best Chemical Engineering Schools: List of Top Schools

Learn about three universities with leading chemical engineering programs. Find out about school rankings and degree offerings that make these schools among the best in the nation.

School Overviews

Students looking for the best schools to study chemical engineering have many options, including Arizona State University and the University of Florida. Both universities are large, public schools with undergraduate and graduate chemical engineering programs. Arizona State University is ranked as a top value school, and the University of Florida is ranked among the top 100 national universities.

1. Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ

School Highlight: The IRA A. Fulton Schools of Engineering rank in the top 50 in the nation in the 'U.S. News & World Report'.

The engineering department at ASU offers chemical engineering programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Process design, modern separations, chemical reactor design and organic chemistry are some of the undergraduate courses.

2. University of Florida in Gainesville, FL

School Highlight: The University of Florida houses 16 colleges, including 150 research centers.

This school offers chemical engineering programs at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels. Specializations are available at the graduate level in corrosion, polymer science, advanced materials, biochemical engineering and colloid science. Coursework includes cellular processes, cell mechanics, molecular basis of chemical engineering, continuum basis of chemical engineering, thermodynamics and interfacial phenomena.

Top Chemical Engineering Schools

School Name Distinction Location
Florida State University Non-chemical engineering majors entering graduate programs participate in a special transition program Tallahassee, FL
Rutgers University - New Brunswick Offers B.S., M.S., M.Eng. and Ph.D. programs in engineering New Brunswick, NJ
University of Arizona 5-year accelerated B.S./M.S. In Chemical Engineering program Tucson, AZ
University of California - Los Angeles Teaching undergraduates is core part of the graduate programs Los Angeles, CA
University of Houston Offers a non-thesis Master of Chemical Engineering program for working professionals Houston, TX
University of Maryland-College Park Ranked #11 among public schools offering graduate engineering programs by U.S. News and World Report in 2013 College Park, MD

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