Best Engineering Schools in US

By Vidhya

Best Engineering Schools in US


Obtaining admission to a postgraduate engineering programme in the US, an undergraduate degree in engineering is required by most of the schools. A math or science degree may be accepted by some universities.

Some postgraduate programmes in the US asks students to be familiar with basic core engineering theories. If you are not comfortable with them, you could complete remedial courses along with your postgraduate programme.

If you are planning to continue engineering studies by earning a postgraduate degree in the US, you have to prove that your undergraduate degree is an equivalent degree to an accredited institution in the US.

Applicants to the postgraduate engineering programme require an official record of past studies, a letter of reference, a personal essay. The candidate should also have passed English language proficiency test like TOEFL and some programmes may require qualifications in GRE.

To make your mark as an engineer, you need to find the graduate school that can help you build your skills. According to the U.S. News, we give you the list of top 25 engineering schools rankings, with tuition fee and total enrollment in the university, to help you narrow down your search to pursue your dreams in the US.


School name  Tuition Fee Total graduate engineering enrollment


Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA 
 $43,210 per year (full-time)3,174 

 Stanford University
Stanford, CA
$45,480 per year (full-time) 3,517  

 University of California- Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
 $11,220 per year (in-state, full-time); $26,322 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,936

 California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA
 $39,990 per year (full-time)569  


 Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA
 $40,000 per year (full-time)3,157 


Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA 
$11,324 per year (in-state, full-time); $27,330 per year (out-of-state, full-time)  4,576


University of Illinois- Urbana - Champaign
Urbana, IL 
 $16,754 per year (in-state, full-time); $30,246 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 3,154


 Purdue University- West Lafayette
West Lafayette, IN
 $10,332 per year (in-state, full-time); $29,134 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 3,333


University of Michigan- Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, MI 
 $22,322 per year (in-state, full-time); $41,998 per year (out-of-state, full-time)3,178 


University of Texas- Austin (Cockrell)
Austin, TX 
$9,564 per year (in-state, full-time); $17,506 per year (out-of-state, full-time)  2,397


 Texas A&M University- College Station (Look)
College Station, TX
 $227 per credit (in-state, full-time); $581 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 3,066


University of Southern California (Viterbi)
Los Angeles, CA 
 $29,448 per year (full-time)4,857 


Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 
 $29,530 per year (full-time)1,812 


Columbia University (Fu Foundation)
New York, NY 
 $39,360 per year (full-time)2,827 


 University of California- San Diego (Jacobs)
La Jolla, CA
 $11,220 per year (in-state, full-time); $26,322 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,715


University of California- Los Angeles (Samueli)
Los Angeles, CA 
 $12,562 per year (in-state, full-time); $27,664 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,854

Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 
$40,170 per year (full-time)  576


University of Wisconsin- Madison
Madison, WI 
 $11,858 per year (in-state, full-time); $25,184 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,940

 University of California- Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
$12,991 per year (in-state, full-time); $28,093 per year (out-of-state, full-time)   765


University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 
 $28,768 per year (full-time)1,609 

 Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA
$11,184 per year (in-state, full-time); $22,146 per year (out-of-state, full-time)   2,193

 Northwestern University (McCormick)
Evanston, IL
$45,120 per year (full-time) 1,799 


University of Maryland- College Park (Clark)
College Park, MD 
 $11,460 per year (in-state, full-time); $24,720 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 2,150


 Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
 $38,888 per year (full-time) 449


 Pennsylvania State University - University Park
University Park, PA
 $19,304 per year (in-state, full-time); $32,416 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,719

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