Materials Rankings

Materials engineers study and work with plastics, ceramics, steel and more. These are the top undergraduate schools for materials engineering, 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
#4 Stanford University

Stanford, CA

$43,245 18,217 6.6% 98% 95%
#8 Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

$45,359 21,424 16.6% 96% 93%
#1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA

$43,498 11,189 9.0% 97% 93%
#4 Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

$45,527 20,439 15.3% 97% 93%
#3 University of California—​Berkeley

Berkeley, CA

in-state: $12,864, out-of-state: $35,742 35,899 18.0% 97% 91%
#7 University of Michigan—​Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI

in-state: $13,819, out-of-state: $40,496 43,426 36.6% 96% 91%
#9 Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

$46,962 12,569 27.8% 96% 87%
#10 Pennsylvania State University—​University Park

University Park, PA

in-state: $16,992, out-of-state: $29,566 45,783 54.2% 92% 86%
#10 University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

in-state: $6,263, out-of-state: $28,541 49,913 44.1% 96% 85%
#2 University of Illinois—​Urbana-​Champaign

Champaign, IL

in-state: $15,258, out-of-state: $29,640 44,520 63.3% 94% 84%
#4 Georgia Institute of Technology

Atlanta, GA

in-state: $10,650, out-of-state: $29,954 21,557 54.9% 94% 79%