List of Top 50 Engineering Universities in USA and their Tuition Fees 2017-2018



Engineering has been at the forefront of innovation for nearly a century, creating pivotal technologies in IT, communications, health care, energy and virtually ever Sector of human living Here is a list of Top 50 Engineering Universities and colleges. You can find information on admission requirements, tuition & fees etc. All these schools provide undergraduate, graduate and PhD degrees in engineering. For other recommended engineering programs please scroll at bottom to find more information.



Tuition fees

1Massachusetts Institute of Technology$42,000
2Stanford University$45,500
3University of California-Berkeley$12,000 (*in), 27,000 (*out)
4California Institute of Technology$39,000
5Georgia Institute of Technology$11,000 (*in), $27,000 (*out)
6University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign$17,000 (*in), $30,000 (*out)
7University of Michigan$23,000 (*in), $43,000 (*out)
8Cornell University$31,000
9Carnegie Mellon University$40,000
10University of Texas at Austin$10,000 (*in), $18,000 (*out)
11Purdue University$11,000 (*in), $30,000 (*out)
12University of California- San Diego$12,000 (*in), $27,000 (*out)
13University of California- Los Angeles$13,000 (*in), $28,000 (*out)
14Princeton University$40,000
15Texas A&M University$12,000 (*in), $24,000 (*out)
16University of Wisconsin-Madison$13,000 (*in), $26,000 (*out)
17University of Maryland College Park$12,000 (*in), $25,000 (*out)
18Harvard University$39,000
19Pennsylvania State University$20,000 (*in), $33,000 (*out)
20University of California-Santa Barbara$13,000 (*in), $28,000 (*out)
21University of Southern California$30,000
22University of Minnesota$16,000 (*in), $25,000 (*out)
23Northwestern University$45,000)
24Johns Hopkins University$46,000
25Virginia Polytech Inst & State University$11,000 (*in), $23,000 (*out)
26University of Virginia$14,000 (*in), $24,000 (*out)
27Columbia University (FU)$49,000
28University of Pennsylvania$29,000
29Ohio State University$13,000 (*in), $31,000 (*out)
30Duke University$44,000
31Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst$45,000
32North Carolina State University$8,000 (*in), $20,000 (*out)
33Rice University$38,000
34University of Washington$15,000 (*in), $28,000 (*out)
35University of Florida$14,000 (*in), $31,000 (*out)
36University of California-Davis$16,000 (*in), $31,000 (*out)
37Washington University -St. Louis$43,000 (*in)
38Yale University$37,000 (*in)
39Michigan State University$10,000 (*in), $20,000 (*out)
40Iowa State University$10,000 (*in), $22,000 (*out)
41University of California-Irvine$14,000 (*in), $29,000 (*out)
42University of Massachusetts at Amherst$9,000 (*in), $18,000 (*out)
43University of Arizona$11,000 (*in), $26,000 (*out)
44Brown University$37,000
45Rutgers University-New Brunswick$16,000 (*in), $25,000 (*out)
46University of Notre Dame$43,000
47Lehigh University$19,000
48University of Rochester$21,000
49University of Colorado-Boulder$14,000 (*in), $29,000 (*out)
50Case Western Reserve University$38,000 (*in)
51Vanderbilt University$27,000
52University of Iowa$9,000 (*in), $25,000 (*out)
53Northeastern University$20,000
54Arizona State University$11,000 (*in), $25,000 (*out)
55University of Delaware$29,000
56University of Utah$7,000 (*in), $17,000 (*out)
57Drexel University$29,000

*in : in state tuition fees/yr
*out : out of state tuition/yr (international students)

Stanford University

MS in Engineering (average scores for accepted students in Engineering)

  • ~18% acceptance rate
  • TOEFL 110/120.
  • GRE V score 159/170.
  • GRE Q 163/170.
  • GRE A 4.5/6.
  • undergrad GPA 3.78/4.00.

University of Texas – Austin : Petroleum Engineering

There are no minimum requirements. Having Petroleum engineering degree is not requirement but most students have that background. Majority of students get some sort of financial assistance. For fall 2016, acceptance rate was ~12%, Average GRE verbal score was 155 and average GRE Quant. score was 165, GPA was 3.7/4.

California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

Most graduate students at Caltech receive financial aid for their graduate education. 99% of doctoral students have full financial support. There is no minimum requirement of GPA but most students are in top 5-10% of the class. The Graduate Record Examination score is required by all Graduate Engineering Programs.

Brown University – PhD in CS

  • Min. TOEFL 105 in iBT or 7.0 in IELTS
  • Min. GRE Verbal – 155
  • All PhD students are admitted with Financial support.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (CS)

Graduate Admissions: Acceptance rate is ~10% (Around 1500 applicants and only 150 are accepted). GRE scores are required. GPA of admitted students is ~3.7/4. TOEFL is required for non native English speakers.

  • 900 Undergraduates, 450 Graduate (MS and PhD)
  • Average Starting Salaries: $69,000 (BS), $87,000 (MS), $103,000 (PhD)
  • #1 Most Wired College, PC Magazine
  • Top 25 best School for Entrepreneurs, Entrepreneur Magazine
  • #3 ranked University for recruiting, Wall Street Journal

University of Wisconsin (ECE)

Average scores are..

  • GRE Verbal: About 525
  • GRE Quantitative: About 780
  • GRE Analytical Writing: About 4.0
  • Average TOEFL (iBT): 100

Approximately 325 students are enrolled in our graduate program, with roughly 60 percent being doctoral candidates.

Student interns or co-ops earn, on average, 75 percent of a full-time engineering salary and gain valuable real-world experience.

Penn State: Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Top 20 Program, for admission to MS program most of the students (75%) have GPA >3.0, GER-Verbal score of 153+ , GRE-Q score of 163+ and GRE Analytical Writing : 3.5+.

Arizona State University

Fulton Schools of Engineering have one of the largest Engineering programs
Enrollment : ~7,800
5,200 Undergraduate
1,700 Master’s
835 Doctoral
Research Expenditures : $78 million

** These ranking have been compiled by graduateshotline using various resources available from internet like : NRC rankings, University websites etc. Importance has been given to acceptance rate (Engineering Programs with low acceptance rate are ranked higher), funding, placements, research and location. We also believe in average ranking in last 3-4 years (rather on yearly ranking).
Also check Average GRE scores for Engineering.

Top Undergraduate Engineering Schools (Where PhD is not offered)

These are great schools and have a high reputation. They do not offer PhD degrees (only MS and BS). Getting in these schools is as tough as getting in Ivy League!

  • Harvey Mudd College
  • Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  • Cooper – Union

Which is top paying engineering Major?

  • Petroleum engineering is highest paying Engineering degree.
  • Georgia Institute of Technology is the largest college of Engineering in the U.S.
  • MIT is World’s Best Engineering School : There is no cap on the number of graduate students admitted to MIT. Departments admit as many as they can support based on their research assistantship, teaching assistantship, and fellowship resources, as well as the number of faculty available to advise on research.
  • Most of the top schools (around 50%) are located in California and Tri-state region (New York ,New Jersey ,PA) we can add MA 🙂 also. Also most of the engineering jobs (especially related to Computers/finance/management/telecom/electronics) are in same region (other good areas are North Carolina (Research Triangle park), Chicago, Dallas/Austin/Houston and Seattle.

Is ranking important?

Ranking is important. It is important in getting better job, better chances of getting promotions (while you are working). Getting a degree from Ivy League or top college will always help in your entire career.


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