The US is home to several top notch engineering schools. The following ranking lists down some of the best engineering schools in the country, as per rankings and data from US News. The highest engineering degree these institutes offer is a doctorate.
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology ranks at number 3 in National Universities. It provides an extensive academic focus on science and technology with its five schools, including the School of Engineering and Sloan School of Management. In 2018, more than 5,700 of the university’s total enrollment of 11,500 students were in the engineering school, followed by the School of Science and the Sloan School of Management.
- Stanford University
The Stanford University comes in at number 6 in National Universities and has stellar engineering degree options. Graduates of the university are able to find jobs in computer and information sciences, engineering, physical sciences and social sciences etc. The median starting salary of alumni was $73,800, with three years of post-graduation work experience and a bachelor’s degree.
- University of California – Berkeley
The University of California – Berkeley ranks at number 22 among National Universities. The university has 14 schools and colleges, including its School of Optometry, Haas School of Business, College of Engineering, School of Law and Graduate School of Engineering. The median starting salary of alumni from the University of California – Berkeley is $66,600, with students opting for careers in biological and biomedical sciences, engineering and social sciences.
- California Institute of Technology
The California Institute of Technology ranks at number 12 in National Universities and has a campus spread over 124 acres. Also referred to as Caltech, the university is recognized for its engineering and science programs at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Programs are offered in areas such as engineering, biology, computer science, math, physics and earth sciences. Caltech also conducts a significant amount of research with grants from institutes like NASA.
- Georgia Institute of Technology
The Georgia Institute of Technology ranks at number 29 among National Universities. It has six colleges, including the highly ranked College of Engineering and Scheller College of Business. The institute is also very active in research and plays an instrumental role in the functions of the Georgia Research Alliance.
- Carnegie Mellon University
Located in Pittsburgh, the Carnegie Melon University ranks at number 25 in the list for National Universities. It is recognized for its programs in science and technology, even though it has seven diverse schools. The graduate programs offered under the Tepper School of Business, School of Computer Science and the Carnegie Institute of Technology are all highly ranked.
- University of Illinois – Urbana – Champaign
The University of Illinois ranks at number 48 in the list for National Universities and has 15 colleges and schools. Some of its most sought-after schools include the School of Information Sciences, College of Engineering and the Department of Psychology. Notable alumni from the University of Illinois include the Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic Roger Ebert and YouTube co-founder Steve Chen.
- University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
The University of Michigan – Ann Arbor ranks at number 25 in the 2020 edition of the Best Colleges, National Universities. It is considered one of the best colleges near Detroit. It provides highly ranked programs through its Stephen M. Ross School of Business, College of Engineering, Medical School and Law School.
- Cornell University
Located in Ithaca, New York, the Cornell University ranks at number 17 among the top National Universities in the US. It has seven undergraduate colleges and schools, including the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Among the graduate schools, Cornell has a College of Engineering, Law School and a Weill Cornell Medical College.
- Purdue University – West Lafayette
The Purdue University ranks at number 57 in the list for National Universities and is made up of 13 schools and colleges, for both graduate and undergraduate programs. It is recognized for its College of Engineering, College of Education and College of Pharmacy.
- University of Texas – Austin
The University of Texas in Austin ranks at number 48 among the top National Universities and is one of the largest schools in the country. It has 18 schools and colleges including the popular Cockrell School of Engineering and School of Nursing. It is also home to 1,300 clubs and organizations.
- Princeton University
The Princeton University tops the list of National Universities, coming in at number one, with an overall score of 100/100. It is one of the oldest educational institutes in the US and has several highly ranked programs offered through its Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and School of Engineering and Applied Science.
- Northwestern University
The Northwestern University ranks at number 9 among the top National Universities and has nine undergraduate programs. The university also offers 10 graduate programs under its School of Education and Social Policy, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Interdepartmental Biological Sciences Program.
- Virginia Tech
Coming in at number 74 in the ranking for National Universities, Virginia Tech is a premier sciences institute. It offers several highly ranked programs through its College of Engineering and is known for its various sports teams as well.
- Columbia University
The Columbia University ranks at number 3 in the list for National Universities and is comprised of three undergraduate schools – Columbia College, School of General Studies and The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science. Distinguished alum include John Jay and the former President Barack Obama.
- Johns Hopkins University
The Johns Hopkins University comes in at number 10 among National Universities and is divided into nine schools. The university offers several top ranked graduate programs under its Bloomberg School of Public Health, Whiting School of Engineering and the School of Medicine.
- Texas A&M University – College Station
The Texas A&M University ranks at number 70 among National Universities, and has some of the most sought after engineering and sciences programs. It offers programs under the Dwight Look College of Engineering, Mays Business School and the College of Education and Human Development.
- University of California – Los Angeles
The University of California in Los Angeles comes in at number 20 among National Universities and has an extensive list of programs offered under various schools. It has a highly ranked David Geffen School of Medicine and the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science.
- University of Wisconsin – Madison
The University of Wisconsin comes in at number 46 among National Universities and offers several programs through its highly ranked graduate schools. These include the College of Engineering, School of Business, School of Medicine and Public Health and Law School. Notable alumni include former Vice President Dick Cheney, architect Frank Lloyd Wright and aviator Charles Lindbergh.
- Duke University
The Duke University comes in at number 10 in National Universities with an overall score of 91/100. It has 10 schools, many of which offer both graduate and undergraduate programs. The university has a highly ranked Fuqua School of Business, Pratt School of Engineering and the Sanford School of Public Policy.