Mechanical Rankings

Tuition and fees:
$40,254 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,121
Setting:
suburban
#1

Founded in 1874, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is a private institution. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology follows a quarter-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$8,997 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$20,157 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
17,680
Setting:
suburban
#2

Just a 30-minute drive from the Pacific Ocean, California Polytechnic State University is located 200 miles from both Los Angeles and San Francisco. Although Cal Poly students can choose from nearly 70 degrees, engineering is the most popular major, with 50 student organizations dedicated specifically to that field.

Tuition and fees:
$33,946 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
1,724
Setting:
city
#3

Kettering University was established in 1919 as a private institution. Kettering University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

Tuition and fees:
$46,509 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
783
Setting:
suburban
#4

Harvey Mudd College

Claremont, CA

Harvey Mudd College is a private liberal arts school known for its strong programs in math, science, and engineering. Harvey Mudd is located in Claremont, Calif., about 35 miles from downtown Los Angeles.

Tuition and fees:
$41,400 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
880
Setting:
urban
#5

Cooper Union

New York, NY

Cooper Union has a total undergraduate enrollment of 880, with a gender distribution of 63.3 percent male students and 36.7 percent female students. At this school, 20 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 80 percent of students live off campus.

In-state tuition and fees:
$0 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$0 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
4,592
Setting:
suburban
#5

The United States Military Academy, also known as West Point, is the oldest of the country’s five federal service academies. The public school is located in West Point, N.Y., where graduates earn a bachelor of science degree and are commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army.

In-state tuition and fees:
$0 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$0 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
4,120
Setting:
suburban
#7

United States Air Force Academy is a public institution that was founded in 1954. The school has 72.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at United States Air Force Academy is 8:1.

In-state tuition and fees:
$0 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$0 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
4,536
Setting:
city
#8

The United States Naval Academy is a public school located in the waterfront town of Annapolis, Md. Students, known as midshipmen, are officers in training, and tuition is fully funded by the U.S. Navy in return for active-duty service after graduation.

Tuition and fees:
$46,902 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
3,536
Setting:
rural
#9

Bucknell University

Lewisburg, PA

A private institution, Bucknell University was founded in 1846. Bucknell University offers a Greek system, where 43 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 39 percent is involved in a fraternity.

Tuition and fees:
$42,500 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
355
Setting:
suburban
#10

Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering has a total undergraduate enrollment of 355, with a gender distribution of 53.2 percent male students and 46.8 percent female students. 100 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing.

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