Engineering Science / Engineering Physics Rankings

Engineering science and engineering physics combine multidisciplinary principles including math and physics. These are the top undergraduate schools where the highest engineering degree offered is a doctorate.

In-state tuition and fees:
$15,258 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$29,640 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
32,281
Setting:
city
#1

Founded in 1867, University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign is a public institution. University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

Tuition and fees:
$45,359 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
14,261
Setting:
rural
#2

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

Cornell University, a private school in Ithaca, N.Y., started the country’s first colleges for hotel administration, industrial and labor relations, and veterinary medicine. Cornell now offers a wide variety of undergraduate programs and runs interdisciplinary research centers for nanotechnology, supercomputing, and more.

Tuition and fees:
$43,498 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
4,503
Setting:
urban
#3

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, Mass., just across the Charles River from downtown Boston.

Tuition and fees:
$43,245 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
7,063
Setting:
suburban
#3

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:
$12,864 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$35,742 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
25,774
Setting:
urban
#3

The University of California—Berkeley overlooks the San Francisco Bay in Berkeley, Calif. Students at this public school have more than 700 organizations to get involved in, including more than 55 fraternity and sorority chapters.

Tuition and fees:
$41,538 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
997
Setting:
suburban
#6

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, Calif. is actively involved in research projects with grants from NASA, the National Science Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Tuition and fees:
$42,292 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
6,658
Setting:
city
#7

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

Harvard University is a private institution in Cambridge, Mass., just outside of Boston. This Ivy League school is the oldest higher education institution in the country and has the largest endowment of any school in the world.

In-state tuition and fees:
$13,819 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$40,496 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
27,979
Setting:
city
#8

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.

In-state tuition and fees:
$10,930 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$25,320 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
23,859
Setting:
rural
#8

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

A public institution, Virginia Tech was founded in 1872.

In-state tuition and fees:
$16,992 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$29,566 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
39,192
Setting:
city
#10

Pennsylvania State University--University Park has a total undergraduate enrollment of 39,192, with a gender distribution of 53.8 percent male students and 46.2 percent female students. At this school, 36 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 64 percent of students live off campus.

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