Top 100 Engineering Schools & Colleges in the U.S.

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  • 0:04 School Information
  • 0:42 MIT in Cambridge
  • 1:27 UC - Berkeley
  • 2:15 Top 100 Engineering Schools

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School Information

Two of the top 100 engineering schools in the U.S. are Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge and University of California - Berkeley. In 2017, U.S. News & World Report ranked both schools among the top 3 schools in the country for their undergraduate and graduate engineering programs. They also offer engineering programs accredited by ABET, Inc., formerly known as the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. Multiple areas of engineering specialization are offered at these schools, and students can also take advantage of learning facilities like engineering labs, research centers, and libraries.

MIT in Cambridge

As of 2017, Massachusetts Institute of Technology's undergraduate and graduate engineering programs were rated the best in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report. This private research college offers Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, Doctor of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy programs in engineering.

The engineering school's departments include electrical engineering and computer science, materials science and engineering, civil and environmental engineering, nuclear science and engineering, chemical engineering, biological engineering, and mechanical engineering. Students can join one of the several on-campus clubs, including the Student Engineering Association, or take part in undergraduate and graduate research opportunities in one of the nearly 20 research centers and laboratories.

UC - Berkeley

The University of California - Berkeley is listed as the #1 top public school in the country by U.S. News & World Report for 2017, and its undergraduate and graduate engineering programs were both ranked #3.

The engineering school at Berkeley is home to Kresge Engineering Library, which catalogs thousands of engineering documents and industry journals. Additionally, there are over 30 engineering-related research centers, as well as seven educational departments, including industrial engineering and operations research, nuclear engineering, and ocean engineering. At this highly-ranked U.S. university, engineering students can earn a Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, or Ph.D. in Engineering, as well as a Master of Engineering or Doctor of Engineering; dual undergraduate degrees are also available.

Top 100 Engineering Schools

Let's take a look at the full list of the top 100 engineering programs in the country:

College/University Name Student Population Location
Texas A & M University 61,642 College Station, Texas
University of Central Florida 60,767 Orlando, Florida
Ohio State University - Main Campus 58,322 Columbus, Ohio
University of Texas at Austin 51,313 Austin, Texas
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities 51,147 Minneapolis, Minnesota
Arizona State University 50,320 Tempe, Arizona
Michigan State University 50,081 East Lansing, Michigan
University of Florida 49,459 Gainesville, Florida
New York University 49,274 (212) New York, New York
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey 48,378 New Brunswick, New Jersey
Pennsylvania State University - Main Campus 47,040 University Park, Pennsylvania
University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign 45,140 Champaign, Illinois
University of Washington - Seattle Campus 44,784 Seattle, Washington
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor 43,625 Ann Arbor, Michigan
University of Wisconsin - Madison 42,598 Madison, Wisconsin
University of Southern California 42,453 Los Angeles, California
University of Arizona 42,236 Tucson, Arizona
University of California - Los Angeles 41,845 Los Angeles, California
Florida State University 41,226 Tallassee, Florida
Purdue University - Main Campus 39,752 West Lafayette, Indiana
University of Maryland - College Park 37,610 College Park, Maryland
University of California - Berkeley 37,565 Berkeley, California
Temple University 37,458 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
University of Alabama 36,040 Tuscaloosa, Alabama
University of Missouri - Columbia 35,425 Columbia, Missouri
University of Cincinnati - Main Campus 35,313 Cincinnati, Ohio
University of Georgia 35,197 Athens, Georgia
Texas Tech University 35,158 Lubbock, Texas
Iowa State University 34,435 Ames, Iowa
University of South Carolina - Columbia 32,971 Columbia, South Carolina
University of Colorado at Boulder 32,432 Boulder, Colorado
Boston University 32,112 Boston, Massachusetts
University of Utah 31,515 Salt Lake City, Utah
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 31,224 Blacksburg, Virginia
Brigham Young University 30,484 Provo, Utah
University of Tennessee 30,386 Knoxville, Tennessee
University at Buffalo 29,995 Buffalo, New York
University of Iowa 29,970 Iowa City, Iowa
Ohio University - Main Campus 29,212 Athens, Ohio
University of Kentucky 29,203 Lexington, Kentucky
West Virginia University 29,175 Morgantown, West Virginia
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 29,135 Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Oregon State University 28,886 Corvallis, Oregon
Harvard University 28,791 Cambridge, Massachusetts
Washington State University 28,686 Pullman, Washington
University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus 28,617 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Utah State University 27,662 Logan, Utah
Columbia University in the City of New York 27,589 New York, New York
East Carolina University 27,511 Greenville, North Carolina
University of Oklahoma - Norman Campus 27,261 Norman, Oklahoma
University of Kansas 27,180 Lawrence, Kansas
Drexel University 26,359 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
University of Arkansas 26,237 Fayetteville, Arkansas
Oklahoma State University - Main Campus 25,962 Stillwater, Oklahoma
Auburn University Main Campus 25,912 Auburn, Alabama
George Washington University 25,613 Washington District of Columbia
University of Nebraska - Lincoln 25,006 Lincoln, Nebraska
University of Pennsylvania 24,806 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Kansas State University 24,766 Manhattan, Kansas
University of Virginia - Main Campus 23,732 Charlottesville, Virginia
Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus 23,109 Atlanta, Georgia
University of Delaware 22,680 Newark, Deleware
Clemson University 21,857 Clemson, South Carolina
Cornell University 21,679 Ithaca, New York
Northwestern University 21,554 Evanston, Illinois
Syracuse University 21,492 Syracuse, New York
Johns Hopkins University 21,372 Baltimore, Maryland
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo 20,186 San Luis Obispo, California
Northeastern University 19,798 Boston, Massachusetts
University of Alabama at Birmingham 18,698 Birmingham, Alabama
Baruch College, The City University of New York 18,090 New York, New York
Southern Illinois University Carbondale 17,989 Carbondale, Illinois
University at Albany, State University of New York 17,273 Albany, New York
University of Missouri - St. Louis 17,072 St. Louis, Missouri
Stanford University 16,963 Stanford, California
University of Miami 16,674 Coral Gables, Florida
Rochester Institute of Technology 16,310 Rochester, New York
Duke University 15,856 Durham, North Carolina
Fordham University 15,231 Bronx, New York
Emory University 14,769 Atlanta, Georgia
Washington University in St. Louis 14,348 St. Louis, Missouri
Marshall University 13,381 Huntington, West Virginia
Pace University 12,857 New York, New York
Vanderbilt University 12, 686 Nashville, Tennessee
Tulane University of Louisiana 12,603 New Orleans, Louisiana
Carnegie Mellon University 12,587 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Yale University 12,336 New Haven, Connecticut
University of Notre Dame 12,179 Notre Dame, Indiana
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 11,319 Cambridge, Massachusetts
University of Rochester 11,060 Rochester, New York
Tufts University 10,907 Medford, Massachusetts
Case Western Reserve University 10,771 Cleveland, Ohio
Villanova University 10,735 Villanova, Pennsylvania
New Jersey Institute of Technology 10,646 Newark, New Jersey
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 6,835 Troy, New York
Rice University 6,621 Houston, Texas
Dartmouth College 6,298 Hanover, New Hampshire
Bucknell University 3,624 Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
California Institute of Technology 2,209 Pasadena, California
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art 966 New York, New York

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