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

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Best Engineering Schools Information

Students interested in a career in engineering can pursue an associate's in engineering, but most choose to pursue a bachelor's degree or higher. Two of the top 100 engineering schools in the U.S. are Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge and the University of California - Berkeley. In 2019, U.S. News & World Report ranked both schools among the top three schools in the country for their undergraduate and graduate engineering programs. They 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, such as programs in network engineering or environmental engineering. Students can also take advantage of learning facilities like engineering labs, research centers, and libraries.

Top Colleges With Engineering Majors

MIT in Cambridge

As of 2019, 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 #3 top school for its undergraduate and graduate engineering programs in 2019.

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 Colleges

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 68,679 College Station, Texas
University of Central Florida 68,475 Orlando, Florida
Ohio State University - Main Campus 61,170 Columbus, Ohio
University of Texas at Austin 51,832 Austin, Texas
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities 50,734 Minneapolis, Minnesota
Arizona State University 51,585 Tempe, Arizona
Michigan State University 50,351 East Lansing, Michigan
University of Florida 52,218 Gainesville, Florida
New York University 51,847 New York, New York
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey 50,254 New Brunswick, New Jersey
Pennsylvania State University - Main Campus 46,810 University Park, Pennsylvania
University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign 49,702 Champaign, Illinois
University of Washington - Seattle Campus 47,400 Seattle, Washington
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor 46,716 Ann Arbor, Michigan
University of Wisconsin - Madison 43,463 Madison, Wisconsin
University of Southern California 47,310 Los Angeles, California
University of Arizona 44,097 Tucson, Arizona
University of California - Los Angeles 44,537 Los Angeles, California
Purdue University - Main Campus 44,474 West Lafayette, Indiana
University of Maryland - College Park 41,200 College Park, Maryland
University of Cincinnati - Main Campus 37,886 Cincinnati, Ohio
Texas Tech University 38,209 Lubbock, Texas
Iowa State University 34,992 Ames, Iowa
University of Colorado at Boulder 36,681 Boulder, Colorado
Boston University 34,657 Boston, Massachusetts
University of Utah 33,023 Salt Lake City, Utah
Brigham Young University 34,499 Provo, Utah
University of Tennessee 28,894 Knoxville, Tennessee
University at Buffalo 31,503 Buffalo, New York
University of Iowa 31,656 Iowa City, Iowa
University of Kentucky 29,182 Lexington, Kentucky
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 30,011 Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Oregon State University 30,986 Corvallis, Oregon
Harvard University 31,566 Cambridge, Massachusetts
Washington State University 31,478 Pullman, Washington
University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus 28,673 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Columbia University in the City of New York 31,077 New York, New York
University of Oklahoma - Norman Campus 28,564 Norman, Oklahoma
University of Kansas 27,690 Lawrence, Kansas
Drexel University 24,634 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
University of California - Berkeley 42,501 Berkeley, California
Oklahoma State University - Main Campus 24,690 Stillwater, Oklahoma
Auburn University Main Campus 30,440 Auburn, Alabama
George Washington University 28,172 Washington District of Columbia
University of Nebraska - Lincoln 25,820 Lincoln, Nebraska
University of Pennsylvania 25,860 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Kansas State University 22,221 Manhattan, Kansas
University of Virginia - Main Campus 24,639 Charlottesville, Virginia
Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus 32,723 Atlanta, Georgia
University of Delaware 24,120 Newark, Delaware
Clemson University 24,951 Clemson, South Carolina
Cornell University 23,600 Ithaca, New York
Northwestern University 22,127 Evanston, Illinois
Syracuse University 22,803 Syracuse, New York
Johns Hopkins University 26,152 Baltimore, Maryland
Northeastern University 21,627 Boston, Massachusetts
Rochester Institute of Technology 16,463 Rochester, New York
Duke University 16,606 Durham, North Carolina
Washington University in St. Louis 15,852 St. Louis, Missouri
Vanderbilt University 12,824 Nashville, Tennessee
Carnegie Mellon University 14,029 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Yale University 13,433 New Haven, Connecticut
University of Notre Dame 12,607 Notre Dame, Indiana
University of Rochester 11,817 Rochester, New York
Tufts University 11,586 Medford, Massachusetts
Case Western Reserve University 11,890 Cleveland, Ohio
New Jersey Institute of Technology 11,423 Newark, New Jersey
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 7,895 Troy, New York
Rice University 7,124 Houston, Texas
Dartmouth College 6,572 Hanover, New Hampshire
California Institute of Technology 2,233 Pasadena, California
Princeton University 8,374 Princeton, New Jersey
Virginia Tech 34,683 Blacksburg, Virginia
University of California - San Diego 37,887 La Jolla, California
North Carolina State University 35,479 Raleigh, North Carolina
University of California - Davis 38,167 Davis, California
University of California - Santa Barbara 25,976 Santa Barbara, California
Brown University 10,257 Providence, Rhode Island
Colorado School of Mines 6,325 Golden, Colorado
University of California - Irvine 36,032 Irvine, California
Lehigh University 6,849 Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
University of Massachusetts - Amherst 30,593 Amherst, Massachusetts
Worcester Polytechnic Institute 6,874 Worcester, Massachusetts
Colorado State University 33,478 Fort Collins, Colorado
Missouri University of Science & Technology 8,601 Rolla, Missouri
Stony Brook University - SUNY 26,256 Stony Brook, New York
University of Connecticut 27,412 Storrs, Connecticut
Illinois Institute of Technology 6,753 Chicago, Illinois
Michigan Technological University 7,172 Houghton, Michigan
Stevens Institute of Technology 6,929 Hoboken, New Jersey
University of Illinois - Chicago 31,683 Chicago, Illinois
University of Texas - Dallas 28,755 Richardson, Texas
Clarkson University 4,274 Potsdam, New York
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University 6,613 Daytona Beach, Florida
University of Alabama 38,390 Tuscaloosa, Alabama
University of California - Riverside 23,922 Riverside, California
University of Houston 46,324 Houston, Texas
University of Maryland - Baltimore County 13,767 Baltimore, Maryland
University of New Mexico 24,319 Albuquerque, New Mexico
University of North Carolina - Charlotte 29,710 Charlotte, North Carolina
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