Aerospace / Aeronautical / Astronautical Rankings

These programs train students in the science of flight, both for aircraft and spacecraft vehicles. These are the top undergraduate schools where the highest engineering degree offered is a doctorate.

Rankings Overall College Data
Rank School Tuition and Fees Total enrollment Fall 2012 acceptance rate Average freshman retention rate 6-year graduation rate Classes with fewer than 20 students SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile
#5 University of Illinois—​Urbana-​Champaign

Champaign, IL

in-state: $15,258, out-of-state: $29,640 44,520 63.3% 94% 84%
#6 Purdue University—​West Lafayette

West Lafayette, IN

in-state: $9,992, out-of-state: $28,794 39,256 61.3% 89% 70%
#2 Georgia Institute of Technology

Atlanta, GA

in-state: $10,650, out-of-state: $29,954 21,557 54.9% 94% 79%
#10 University of Maryland—​College Park

College Park, MD

in-state: $9,162, out-of-state: $28,348 37,197 46.8% 94% 82%
#8 University of Texas—​Austin

Austin, TX

in-state: $9,790, out-of-state: $33,824 52,186 46.8% 92% 79%
#3 University of Michigan—​Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI

in-state: $13,819, out-of-state: $40,496 43,426 36.6% 96% 91%
#7 California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, CA

$41,538 2,243 11.8% 98% 92%
#1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA

$43,498 11,189 9.0% 97% 93%
#9 Princeton University

Princeton, NJ

$40,170 8,010 7.9% 98% 96%
#4 Stanford University

Stanford, CA

$43,245 18,217 6.6% 98% 95%