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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.

Tuition and fees:
$43,498 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
4,503
Setting:
urban
#1

Though the Massachusetts Institute of Technology may be best known for its math, science and engineering education, this private research university also offers architecture, humanities, management and social science programs. The school is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, just across the Charles River from downtown Boston.

In-state tuition and fees:
$10,650 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$29,954 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
14,527
Setting:
urban
#2

Georgia Institute of Technology is a public institution that was founded in 1885. The school has 41.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Georgia Institute of Technology is 18:1.

In-state tuition and fees:
$13,819 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$40,496 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
27,979
Setting:
city
#3

University of Michigan--Ann Arbor was established in 1817 as a public institution. University of Michigan--Ann Arbor follows a trimester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered most selective.

Tuition and fees:
$43,245 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
7,063
Setting:
suburban
#4

Stanford University

Stanford, CA

The sunny campus of Stanford University is located in California’s Bay Area, about 30 miles from San Francisco. The private institution stresses a multidisciplinary combination of teaching, learning, and research, and students have many opportunities to get involved in research projects.

In-state tuition and fees:
$15,258 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$29,640 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
32,281
Setting:
city
#5

University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign has a total undergraduate enrollment of 32,281, with a gender distribution of 55.7 percent male students and 44.3 percent female students. At this school, 37 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 63 percent of students live off campus.

In-state tuition and fees:
$9,992 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$28,794 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
30,147
Setting:
city
#6

Founded in 1869, Purdue University--West Lafayette is a public institution. Purdue University--West Lafayette follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$41,538 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
997
Setting:
suburban
#7

The California Institute of Technology focuses on science and engineering education and has a low student-to-faculty ratio of 3:1. This private institution in Pasadena, California, is actively involved in research projects with grants from NASA, the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

In-state tuition and fees:
$9,790 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$33,824 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
39,955
Setting:
city
#8

University of Texas--Austin was established in 1883 as a public institution. University of Texas--Austin follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

Tuition and fees:
$40,170 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
5,336
Setting:
suburban
#9

Princeton University

Princeton, NJ

The ivy-covered campus of Princeton University, a private institution, is located in the quiet town of Princeton, New Jersey. Princeton was the first university to offer a "no loan" policy to financially needy students, giving grants instead of loans to accepted students who need help paying tuition.

In-state tuition and fees:
$9,162 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$28,348 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
26,487
Setting:
suburban
#10

University of Maryland--College Park has a total undergraduate enrollment of 26,487, with a gender distribution of 52.9 percent male students and 47.1 percent female students. At this school, 47 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 53 percent of students live off campus.

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