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 bachelor's or master's.

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.

Tuition and fees:
$46,509 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
783
Setting:
suburban
#2

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.

In-state tuition and fees:
$0 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$0 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
4,592
Setting:
suburban
#3

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.

Tuition and fees:
$42,500 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
355
Setting:
suburban
#4

A private institution, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering was founded in 1997.

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

United States Air Force Academy has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,120, with a gender distribution of 78.1 percent male students and 21.9 percent female students. 100 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing.

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

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:
$41,400 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
880
Setting:
urban
#7

Cooper Union

New York, NY

Cooper Union is a private institution that was founded in 1859. The school has 69.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students.

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

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:
$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:
$31,334 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
4,534
Setting:
city
#10

Situated in Daytona Beach, Fla., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is a private school designed for students who want to work in the world of aviation and aerospace. Embry-Riddle has graduated numerous airmen, astronauts, and engineers, including the first African-American female pilot to fly for a commercial airline.
 

Tuition and fees:
$34,020 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,378
Setting:
urban
#10

Founded in 1903, Milwaukee School of Engineering is a private institution. Milwaukee School of Engineering follows a quarter-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$42,156 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
5,250
Setting:
city
#10

Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA

Santa Clara University is a private institution that was founded in 1851. The school has 40.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Santa Clara University is 12:1.

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