Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs Rankings

Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs Methodology

These undergrad engineering programs were ranked solely on a peer assessment survey conducted in spring 2013. To appear on an undergraduate engineering survey, a school must have an undergraduate engineering program accredited by ABET. The programs below are schools whose highest engineering degree offered is a doctorate.

Rank School Score Tuition and Fees Total enrollment Average freshman retention rate 6-year graduation rate Classes with fewer than 20 students SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile
#10 Purdue University—​West Lafayette

West Lafayette, IN

4.2 in-state: $9,992, out-of-state: $28,794 39,256 89% 70%
#5 University of Illinois—​Urbana-​Champaign

Champaign, IL

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

Atlanta, GA

4.5 in-state: $10,650, out-of-state: $29,954 21,557 94% 79%
#10 University of Texas—​Austin

Austin, TX

4.2 in-state: $9,790, out-of-state: $33,824 52,186 92% 79%
#3 University of California—​Berkeley

Berkeley, CA

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

Ann Arbor, MI

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

Pasadena, CA

4.6 $41,538 2,243 98% 92%
#2 Stanford University

Stanford, CA

4.8 $43,245 18,217 98% 95%
#1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA

4.9 $43,498 11,189 97% 93%
#7 Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

4.3 $45,359 21,424 96% 93%
#7 Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

4.3 $46,962 12,569 96% 87%