Top 100 Engineering Schools & Colleges in the U.S.

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Two of the top 100 engineering schools in the U.S. are Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge and University of California, Berkeley. These two schools offer engineering programs accredited by ABET, Inc., formerly known as the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. Multiple areas of engineering specialization are offered at these schools; students can also take advantage of learning facilities like engineering labs, research centers and libraries.

Top Engineering Schools and Colleges in the U.S.

1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge

As of 2010, MIT's undergraduate and graduate engineering programs were rated the best in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report. This private research college offers Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, Doctor of Science and Doctor of Philosophy programs in engineering. The engineering school's departments include electrical engineering and computer science, materials science and engineering, civil and environmental engineering, nuclear science and engineering, chemical engineering, biological engineering and mechanical engineering. Students can join one of several on-campus clubs, including the Student Engineering Association, or take part in undergraduate and graduate research opportunities in one of the nearly 20 research centers and laboratories.

2. University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley is listed as a 2010 'Best Western College,' as well as a 2010 'Best Value Public College,' by the Princeton Review. The engineering school at Berkeley is home to Kresge Engineering Library, which catalogs thousands of engineering documents and industry journals. Additionally, there are over 30 engineering-related research centers, as well as seven educational departments, including industrial engineering and operations research, nuclear engineering and ocean engineering. At this highly ranked U.S. university, engineering students can earn a Bachelor of Science, Master of Science or Ph.D. in Engineering, as well as a Master of Engineering or Doctor of Engineering; dual undergraduate degrees are also available.

List of 100 Good Engineering Schools and Colleges in the U.S.

College/University Name Student Population Phone Number
Arizona State University 67,082 (480) 965-9011
Ohio State University - Main Campus 53,715 (614) 292-6446
University of Florida 51,474 (352) 392-3261
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities 51,140 (612) 625-5000
University of Central Florida 50,121 (407) 823-2000
University of Texas at Austin 49,984 (512) 471-3434
Texas A & M University 48,039 (979) 845-3211
Michigan State University 46,510 (517) 355-1855
Pennsylvania State University - Main Campus 44,406 (814) 865-4700
University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign 43,246 (217) 333-1000
New York University 42,189 (212) 998-1212
University of Wisconsin - Madison 41,620 (608) 262-1234
Purdue University - Main Campus 41,433 (765) 494-4600
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor 41,028 (734) 764-1817
University of Washington - Seattle Campus 39,675 (206) 543-2100
Florida State University 38,682 (850) 644-2525
University of California - Los Angeles 38,220 (310) 825-4321
University of Arizona 38,057 (520) 621-2211
University of Maryland - College Park 37,000 (301) 405-1000
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey 36,041 (732) 932-1766
Temple University 35,490 (215) 204-7000
University of California - Berkeley 35,396 (510) 642-6000
Brigham Young University 34,244 (801) 422-4636
University of Georgia 34,180 (706) 542-3000
University of Southern California 33,747 (213) 740-2311
University of Colorado at Boulder 32,469 (303) 492-1411
Boston University 31,766 (617) 353-2000
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 30,739 (540) 231-6000
University of Tennessee 30,410 (865) 974-1000
University of Missouri - Columbia 30,130 (573) 882-2121
University of Cincinnati - Main Campus 29,617 (513) 556-6000
University of Kansas 29,365 (785) 864-2700
University of Iowa 29,152 (319) 335-3500
West Virginia University 28,840 (304) 293-0111
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 28,567 (919) 962-2211
Texas Tech University 28,422 (806) 742-2011
University of Utah 28,211 (801) 581-7200
University at Buffalo 28,192 (716) 645-2000
East Carolina University 27,677 (252) 328-6131
University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus 27,562 (412) 624-4141
University of South Carolina - Columbia 27,488 (803) 777-7000
University of Alabama 27,014 (205) 348-6010
Iowa State University 26,856 (515) 294-5836
Harvard University 26,496 (617) 495-1000
University of Oklahoma - Norman Campus 26,140 (405) 325-0311
University of Kentucky 26,054 (859) 257-9000
Northeastern University 25,837 (617) 373-2000
Washington State University 25,352 (509) 335-3564
George Washington University 25,116 (202) 994-1000
University of Virginia - Main Campus 24,541 (434) 924-0311
Auburn University Main Campus 24,530 (334) 844-4000
University of Pennsylvania 24,107 (215) 898-5000
University of Nebraska - Lincoln 23,573 (402) 472-7211
Kansas State University 23,520 (785) 532-6250
Columbia University in the City of New York 23,196 (212) 854-1754
Oklahoma State University - Main Campus 22,995 (405) 744-5000
Drexel University 21,537 (215) 895-2000
Ohio University - Main Campus 21,369 (740) 593-1000
Southern Illinois University Carbondale 20,673 (618) 453-2121
University of Delaware 20,500 (302) 831-2000
Oregon State University 20,305 (541) 737-0123
Cornell University 20,273 (607) 255-2000
Johns Hopkins University 19,758 (410) 516-8000
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo 19,471 (805) 756-1111
Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus 19,413 (404) 894-2000
Syracuse University 19,366 (315) 443-1870
Northwestern University 19,291 (847) 491-3741
University of Arkansas 19,194 (479) 575-2000
Clemson University 18,317 (864) 656-4636
University at Albany, State University of New York 18,204 (518) 442-3300
Stanford University 17,833 (650) 723-2300
Baruch College, The City University of New York 16,321 (646) 312-1000
University of Alabama at Birmingham 16,149 (205) 934-4011
University of Missouri - St. Louis 15,741 (314) 516-5000
University of Miami 15,323 (305) 284-2211
Utah State University 15,099 (435) 797-1000
Rochester Institute of Technology 15,055 (585) 475-2411
Fordham University 14,666 (718) 817-1000
Duke University 14,060 (919) 684-2813
Marshall University 13,573 (800) 642-3463
Washington University in St. Louis 13,339 (314) 935-5000
Emory University 12,755 (404) 727-6123
Pace University 12,704 (212) 346-1200
Vanderbilt University 12,093 (615) 322-7311
University of Notre Dame 11,731 (574) 631-5000
Carnegie Mellon University 10,875 (412) 268-2000
Tulane University of Louisiana 10,737 (504) 865-5000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 10,299 (617) 253-1000
Villanova University 10,274 (610) 519-4500
Yale University 10,192 (203) 432-1333
Tufts University 10,030 (617) 628-5000
Case Western Reserve University 9,814 (216) 368-2000
University of Rochester 9,735 (585) 275-8063
New Jersey Institute of Technology 8,398 (973) 596-3000
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 6,777 (518) 276-6000
Dartmouth College 5,848 (603) 646-1110
Rice University 5,357 (713) 348-0000
Bucknell University 3,759 (570) 577-2000
California Institute of Technology 2,126 (626) 395-6811
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art 972 (212) 353-4000
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