Top US Engineering Schools for 2019

Did You Attend One of the Top 20 US Engineering Schools? Check out the top 20 engineering schools ranked for 2019.
  • engineering schools, top schools

    The following list of the 2019 Best Colleges for Engineering comes from Niche. Niche ranked engineering schools based on an analysis of academic, admissions, financial, and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education along with millions of reviews from students and alumni. 

    Factors that were considered included: student ACT/SAT scores, percent of students majoring in engineering, percentage of US engineering graduates, engineering test scores, and other factors.

  • engineering schools, top schools, MIT

    1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    MIT is an elite private college located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,510 undergraduate students. Admissions is extremely competitive as the MIT acceptance rate is only 7%. Popular majors include Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, and Mathematics. Graduating 94% of students, MIT alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $79,800. (Source: Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

  • engineering schools, top schools, Stanford

    2. Stanford University

    Stanford is an elite private university located in Stanford, California in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 7,064 undergraduate students. Admissions is extremely competitive as the Stanford acceptance rate is only 5%. Popular majors include Computer Science, Biology, and Engineering. Graduating 94% of students, Stanford alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $71,800. (Source: Stanford University)

  • engineering schools, top schools, CalTech, California Institute of Technology

    3. California Institute of Technology

    Caltech is an elite private college located in Pasadena, California in the Los Angeles Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 961 undergraduate students. Admissions is extremely competitive as the Caltech acceptance rate is only 8%. Popular majors include Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, and Physics. Graduating 89% of students, Caltech alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $65,100. (Source: California Institute of Technology)

  • engineering schools, top schools, Yale University

    4. Yale University

    Located in New Haven, Connecticut, Yale is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 5,743 undergraduate students. Admissions is extremely competitive. Yale’s acceptance rate is only 7%. Popular majors include Engineering, Economics, Political Science and Government, and History. Graduating 97% of students, Yale alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $60,700. (Source: Yale University)

  • engineering schools, top schools, Rice University

    5. Rice University

    Rice is a highly rated private university located in Houston, Texas. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,916 undergraduate students. Admissions is competitive as the Rice acceptance rate is 16%. Popular majors include Economics, Information Science, and Chemical Engineering. Graduating 91% of students, Rice alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $54,200. (Source: Rice University)

  • engineering schools, top schools, Harvard University

    6. Harvard University

    Harvard is an elite private university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts in the Boston Area. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 7,147 undergraduate students. Admissions is extremely competitive as the Harvard acceptance rate is only 5%. Popular majors include Engineering, Economics, Computer Science, and History. Graduating 96% of students, Harvard alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $69,700. (Source: Harvard University)

  • engineering schools, top schools, Princeton University

    7. Princeton University

    Princeton is an elite private university located in Princeton, New Jersey. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 5,260 undergraduate students. Admissions is extremely competitive as the Princeton acceptance rate is only 6%. Popular majors include Computer Hardware Engineering, Economics, and Public Policy Analysis. Graduating 97% of students, Princeton alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $58,300. (Source: Princeton University)

  • engineering schools, top schools, Duke University

    8. Duke University

    Duke is an elite private university located in Durham, North Carolina in the Raleigh Area. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 6,669 undergraduate students. Admissions is extremely competitive as the Duke acceptance rate is only 10%. Popular majors include Engineering, Economics, Computer Science, and Public Policy Analysis. Graduating 95% of students, Duke alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $68,800. (Source: Duke University)

  • engineering schools, top schools, Columbia University

    9. Columbia University

    Columbia is an elite private university located in Manhattan, New York in the New York City Area. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 7,592 undergraduate students. Admissions is extremely competitive as the Columbia acceptance rate is only 7%. Popular majors include Engineering, Economics, Computer Science, and Political Science and Government. Graduating 95% of students, Columbia alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $65,100. (Source: Columbia University)

  • engineering schools, top schools, Vanderbilt University

    10. Vanderbilt University

    Vanderbilt University includes four undergraduate schools and six graduate schools situated on a beautiful 330-acre campus located in the heart of Nashville, TN. Vanderbilt consistently earns a top-20 ranking from U.S. News & World Report. Vanderbilt's 6,900 undergraduate and 5,700 graduate students from more than 90 countries are immersed in interdisciplinary research, teaching, and experiential learning that are at the heart of the Vanderbilt community. (Source: Vanderbilt University)

  • engineering schools, top schools, University of Pennsylvania

    11. University of Pennsylvania

    Penn is an elite private university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 10,496 undergraduate students. Admissions is extremely competitive as the Penn acceptance rate is only 9%. Popular majors include Engineering, Finance, Nursing, and Economics. Graduating 96% of students, Penn alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $67,500. (Source: University of Pennsylvania)

  • engineering schools, top schools, Cornell University

    12. Cornell University

    Cornell is a highly rated private university located in Ithaca, New York. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 14,898 undergraduate students. Admissions is extremely competitive as the Cornell acceptance rate is 13%. Popular majors include Engineering, Biology, Computer Science, and Business. Graduating 93% of students, Cornell alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $60,000. (Source Cornell University)

  • engineering schools, top schools, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

    13. Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

    Olin College is a highly rated private college located in Needham, Massachusetts in the Boston Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 351 undergraduate students. Admissions is extremely competitive as the Olin College acceptance rate is 13%. Popular majors include Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. Olin College graduates 91% of its students. (Source: Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering)

  • Engineering schools, schools, top engineering schools, Georgia Institute of Technology

    14. Georgia Institute of Technology

    Georgia Tech is a highly rated public college located in Atlanta, Georgia. It is a big institution with an enrollment of 13,974 undergraduate students. Admissions is competitive as the Georgia Tech acceptance rate is 23%. Popular majors include Mechanical Engineering, Information Science, and Industrial Engineering. Graduating 85% of students, Georgia Tech alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $61,800. (Source: Georgia Institute of Technology)

  • engineering schools, top schools, Johns Hopkins University

    15. Johns Hopkins University

    Johns Hopkins is a highly rated private university located in Baltimore, Maryland. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 5,668 undergraduate students. Admissions is extremely competitive as the Johns Hopkins acceptance rate is 13%. Popular majors include Engineering, Public Health, Nursing, and International Relations. Graduating 93% of students, Johns Hopkins alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $62,700. (Source: Johns Hopkins University)

  • engineering schools, top schools, Washington University at St. Louis

    16. Washington University at St. Louis

    The School of Engineering and Applied Science at Washington University in St. Louis has an application deadline of Dec. 15. The application fee is $75 for U.S. residents and $75 for international students. Its tuition is full-time: $52,400 per year and part-time: $1,856 per credit. The 2018 Ph.D. student-faculty ratio is 4.4:1. The School of Engineering and Applied Science at Washington University in St. Louis has 96 full-time faculty on staff. (Source: Washington University at St. Louis)

  • engineering schools, top schools, Northwestern University

    17. Northwestern University

    Northwestern is an elite private university located in Evanston, Illinois in the Chicago Area. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 8,205 undergraduate students. Admissions is extremely competitive as the Northwestern acceptance rate is only 9%. Popular majors include Engineering, Economics, Communications, and Psychology. Graduating 94% of students, Northwestern alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $57,300. (Source: Northwestern University)

  • engineering schools, top schools, University of Notre Dame

    18. University of Notre Dame

    Notre Dame is a highly rated private, Catholic university located in Portage Township, Indiana in the South Bend Area. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 8,557 undergraduate students. Admissions is competitive as the Notre Dame acceptance rate is 19%. Popular majors include Engineering, Finance, Accounting, and Economics. Graduating 95% of students, Notre Dame alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $56,800. (Source: University of Notre Dame)

  • engineering schools, top schools, University of Michigan -- Ann Arbor

    19. University of Michigan – Ann Arbor

    Michigan is a highly rated public university located in Ann Arbor, Michigan in the Detroit Area. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 28,702 undergraduate students. Admissions is competitive as the Michigan acceptance rate is 27%. Popular majors include Engineering, Information Science, Business, and Research and Experimental Psychology. Graduating 92% of students, Michigan alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $49,600. (Source: University of Michigan)

  • engineering schools, top schools, University of California -- Berkeley

    20. University of California – Berkeley

    UC Berkeley is a highly rated public university located in Berkeley, California in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 29,351 undergraduate students. Admissions is competitive as the UC Berkeley acceptance rate is 17%. Popular majors include Economics, Cellular Biology, and Computer Science. Graduating 91% of students, UC Berkeley alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $46,000. (Source: University of California – Berkeley)

Rob Spiegel has covered automation and control for 19 years, 17 of them for Design News . Other topics he has covered include supply chain technology, alternative energy, and cyber security. For 10 years, he was owner and publisher of the food magazine Chile Pepper.

 

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