Top 10 Engineering Schools In USA 2016-17

Planning to study engineering in the US? No doubt that the USA has some of the best schools for engineering in the world. A degree in engineering from these schools in the US is the best thing that can happen to your academic career. With world class education, and industry ready coaching, these institutions have it all.

So, before you go country hopping to study in the US, it is important for you to know which of the schools in the US will help you build your skills set. You must also keep in mind the tuition fees, location, school size, student enrollments, and test scores. Here is a guide for graduate study in the US.


Education in USA is not easily available, it is expensive. Hence, before you narrow down your search, do think about your budget, so that you can have a stress free study experience. Here is a brief cost work plan for you, which gives you a basic idea about the cost of education in US.

Here, we are providing you with the Top 10 Engineering colleges in the US for the academic session 2017-18. This list is based on an elaborate methodology research done by the US News.

The methodology followed is something like below:

  • 215 engineering schools that grant doctoral degrees were surveyed
  • Data were collected in fall 2015 and early 2016
  • Rankings for the 194 schools that provided the data needed to be ranked were calculated based on a weighted average of the 10 indicators as below:
  1. Peer assessment score
  2. Recruiter assessment score
  3. Mean GRE quantitative scores
  4. Acceptance rate
  5. Student-faculty ratio
  6. Percentage of faculty in the National Academy of Engineering
  7. Doctoral degrees awarded
  8. Total research expenditures
  9. Average research expenditures per faculty member

The list below provides the names of the schools which are linked to their respective websites, the location of the institution, the tuition fees at the particular school for full-time graduation degree in engineering. It also has the number of the 'total graduate engineering enrollment'.

 Rank School Name Tuition Total graduate engineering enrollment
 #1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA
 $46,400 per year (full-time) 3,123
 #2 Stanford University
Stanford, CA
 $48,720 per year (full-time) 3,601
 #3 University of California-​Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
 $11,220 per year (in-state, full-time); $26,322 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,973  
 #4 California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA
  $43,710 per year (full-time)   545
 #5 Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA
 $42,000 per year (full-time)  3,648  
 #6 University of Michigan-​Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, MI
 $23,504 per year (in-state, full-time); $44,216 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 3,364
 #7 Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA
  $13,452 per year (in-state, full-time); $27,872 per year (out-of-state, full-time)
 #7 University of Illinois-​Urbana-​Champaign
Urbana, IL
 $19,643 per year (in-state, full-time); $31,626 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 3,421
 Purdue University-​West Lafayette
West Lafayette, IN
 $10,330 per year (in-state, full-time); $29,132 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 3,542  
 #10 University of Texas-​Austin (Cockrell)
Austin, TX
 $9,564 per year (in-state, full-time); $17,506 per year (out-of-state, full-time)

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