Best Universities for Aviation in the World

Below is the list of best universities in the World ranked based on their research performance in Aviation. A graph of 391K citations received by 28.1K academic papers made by 390 universities in the World was used to calculate publications' ratings, which then were adjusted for release dates and added to final scores.

We don't distinguish undergraduate and graduate programs nor do we adjust for current majors offered. You can find information about granted degrees on a university page but always double-check with an official site as it's constantly changing data.

  1. For Aviation

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    7%
    Average SAT
    1540
    Average ACT
    35
    Net Price
    $20,465
  2. For Aviation

    Georgia Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    21%
    Average SAT
    1405
    Average ACT
    32
    Receiving Aid
    69%
  3. For Aviation

    University of California - Berkeley logo
    Acceptance Rate
    16%
    Average SAT
    1430
    Average ACT
    33
    Receiving Aid
    63%
  4. For Aviation

    Delft University of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    24,703
    Founded
    1842
  5. For Aviation

    Purdue University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    60%
    Average SAT
    1315
    Average ACT
    29
    Receiving Aid
    65%
  6. For Aviation

    Beihang University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    50%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1952
  7. For Aviation

    University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign logo
    Acceptance Rate
    59%
    Average SAT
    1340
    Average ACT
    29
    Receiving Aid
    64%
  8. For Aviation

    Arizona State University - Tempe logo
    Acceptance Rate
    86%
    Average SAT
    1240
    Average ACT
    25
    Receiving Aid
    96%
  9. For Aviation

    Stanford University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    4%
    Average SAT
    1505
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $16,779
  10. For Aviation

    Cranfield University logo
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1993
  11. For Aviation

    Civil Aviation University of China logo
    Enrollment
    28,000
    Founded
    1951
  12. For Aviation

    Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    29,000
    Founded
    1952
  13. For Aviation

    Imperial College London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    17,565
    Founded
    1907
  14. For Aviation

    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    70%
    Average SAT
    1285
    Average ACT
    28
    Receiving Aid
    65%
  15. For Aviation

    National School of Civil Aviation logo
    Enrollment
    3,000
    Founded
    1949
  16. For Aviation

    Ohio State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    54%
    Average SAT
    1355
    Average ACT
    30
    Receiving Aid
    79%
  17. For Aviation

    University of Maryland - College Park logo
    Acceptance Rate
    44%
    Average SAT
    1375
    Average ACT
    32
    Receiving Aid
    66%
  18. For Aviation

    University of Cambridge logo
    Acceptance Rate
    21%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1209
  19. For Aviation

    George Mason University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    87%
    Average SAT
    1215
    Average ACT
    27
    Receiving Aid
    74%
  20. For Aviation

    Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach logo
    Acceptance Rate
    61%
    Net Price
    $36,063
    Receiving Aid
    95%
    Average Aid
    $16,890
  21. For Aviation

    San Jose State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    64%
    Average SAT
    1140
    Average ACT
    23
    Receiving Aid
    73%
  22. For Aviation

    University of Texas at Austin logo
    Acceptance Rate
    32%
    Average SAT
    1355
    Average ACT
    30
    Receiving Aid
    67%
  23. For Aviation

    University of Michigan - Ann Arbor logo
    Acceptance Rate
    23%
    Average SAT
    1435
    Average ACT
    33
    Receiving Aid
    65%
  24. For Aviation

    Loughborough University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    68%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1966
  25. For Aviation

    University of New South Wales logo
    Acceptance Rate
    30%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1949
  26. For Aviation

    Harvard University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Average SAT
    1515
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $18,030
  27. For Aviation

    Northwestern Polytechnical University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    29,000
    Founded
    1938
  28. For Aviation

    University of Central Florida logo
    Acceptance Rate
    44%
    Average SAT
    1255
    Average ACT
    28
    Receiving Aid
    92%
  29. For Aviation

    University of Washington - Seattle logo
    Acceptance Rate
    52%
    Average SAT
    1345
    Average ACT
    30
    Receiving Aid
    57%
  30. For Aviation

    University of Southampton logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    21,335
    Founded
    1952
  31. For Aviation

    University of California - Santa Cruz logo
    Acceptance Rate
    51%
    Average SAT
    1290
    Average ACT
    29
    Receiving Aid
    70%
  32. For Aviation

    • #32 in the World
    • #8 in Europe
    • #1 in Serbia
    University of Belgrade logo
    Enrollment
    75,047
  33. For Aviation

    University of British Columbia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    53%
    Enrollment
    59,659
    Founded
    1908
  34. For Aviation

    Carnegie Mellon University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Average SAT
    1510
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $30,618
  35. For Aviation

    Northwestern University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    9%
    Average SAT
    1495
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $26,196
  36. For Aviation

    University of Southern California logo
    Acceptance Rate
    11%
    Average SAT
    1445
    Average ACT
    33
    Net Price
    $37,521
  37. For Aviation

    Free University Amsterdam logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1880
  38. For Aviation

    Nanyang Technological University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    33,000
    Founded
    1955
  39. For Aviation

    RMIT University logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1887
  40. For Aviation

    University of Tokyo logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    28,253
    Founded
    1877
  41. For Aviation

    University of Oxford logo
    Acceptance Rate
    18%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1096
  42. For Aviation

    Johns Hopkins University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    11%
    Average SAT
    1510
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $28,999
  43. For Aviation

    University of Amsterdam logo
    Acceptance Rate
    4%
    Enrollment
    31,123
    Founded
    1632
  44. For Aviation

    Texas A&M University - College Station logo
    Acceptance Rate
    58%
    Average SAT
    1275
    Average ACT
    29
    Receiving Aid
    76%
  45. For Aviation

    University of Manchester logo
    Acceptance Rate
    59%
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    1824
  46. For Aviation

    California State University - Long Beach logo
    Acceptance Rate
    39%
    Average SAT
    1145
    Average ACT
    23
    Receiving Aid
    81%
  47. For Aviation

    Sapienza University of Rome logo
    Enrollment
    100,155
    Founded
    1303
  48. For Aviation

    Tsinghua University logo
    Enrollment
    48,739
    Founded
    1911
  49. For Aviation

    University of Nottingham logo
    Acceptance Rate
    11%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1948
  50. For Aviation

    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich logo
    Acceptance Rate
    27%
    Enrollment
    19,233
  51. For Aviation

    Hong Kong Polytechnic University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    2%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1937
  52. For Aviation

    National Aviation University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    50,000
    Founded
    1933
  53. For Aviation

    Technical University of Madrid logo
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1971
  54. For Aviation

    Brigham Young University - Provo logo
    Acceptance Rate
    67%
    Average SAT
    1315
    Average ACT
    29
    Net Price
    $13,340
  55. For Aviation

    Case Western Reserve University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    27%
    Average SAT
    1425
    Average ACT
    32
    Net Price
    $35,890
  56. For Aviation

    George Washington University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    41%
    Average SAT
    1375
    Average ACT
    32
    Net Price
    $38,829
  57. For Aviation

    National Cheng Kung University logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1931
  58. For Aviation

    Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    82%
    Net Price
    $39,340
    Receiving Aid
    92%
    Average Aid
    $7,658
  59. For Aviation

    University of Birmingham logo
    Acceptance Rate
    74%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1900
  60. For Aviation

    University of Miami logo
    Acceptance Rate
    27%
    Average SAT
    1355
    Average ACT
    31
    Net Price
    $33,102
  61. For Aviation

    Cornell University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    11%
    Average SAT
    1480
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $28,921
  62. For Aviation

    National University of Defense Technology logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1953
  63. For Aviation

    Trinity College Dublin, University of Dublin logo
    Acceptance Rate
    34%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1592
  64. For Aviation

    University of Pennsylvania logo
    Acceptance Rate
    8%
    Average SAT
    1505
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $24,771
  65. For Aviation

    University of Colorado Boulder logo
    Acceptance Rate
    78%
    Average SAT
    1250
    Average ACT
    28
    Receiving Aid
    66%
  66. For Aviation

    University of Minnesota - Twin Cities logo
    Acceptance Rate
    57%
    Average SAT
    1370
    Average ACT
    29
    Receiving Aid
    81%
  67. For Aviation

    National University of Singapore logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    35,263
    Founded
    1905
  68. For Aviation

    University College London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    63%
    Enrollment
    42,000
    Founded
    1826
  69. For Aviation

    Lancaster University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    64%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1964
  70. For Aviation

    Columbia University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Average SAT
    1505
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $21,828
  71. For Aviation

    Air Force Institute of Technology - Graduate School of Engineering & Management logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    995
    Male:Female
    84:16
    Founded
    1919
  72. For Aviation

    Manchester Metropolitan University logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1992
  73. For Aviation

    Tohoku University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    41%
    Enrollment
    17,831
    Founded
    1907
  74. For Aviation

    Naval Postgraduate School logo
    Enrollment
    2,841
    Male:Female
    79:21
    Founded
    1909
  75. For Aviation

    McGill University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    47%
    Enrollment
    40,036
    Founded
    1821
  76. For Aviation

    University of Sheffield logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1905
  77. For Aviation

    University of California - Irvine logo
    Acceptance Rate
    27%
    Average SAT
    1295
    Average ACT
    29
    Receiving Aid
    63%
  78. For Aviation

    Pennsylvania State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    76%
    Average SAT
    1190
    Average ACT
    27
    Receiving Aid
    73%
  79. For Aviation

    University of Sydney logo
    Acceptance Rate
    30%
    Enrollment
    52,789
    Founded
    1850
  80. For Aviation

    University of California - Davis logo
    Acceptance Rate
    39%
    Average SAT
    1290
    Average ACT
    28
    Receiving Aid
    66%
  81. For Aviation

    Linkoping University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    32,000
    Founded
    1975
  82. For Aviation

    University of Aberdeen logo
    Acceptance Rate
    78%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1495
  83. For Aviation

    Warsaw University of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    27,072
    Founded
    1826
  84. For Aviation

    University of Queensland logo
    Acceptance Rate
    40%
    Enrollment
    48,771
    Founded
    1909
  85. For Aviation

    University of Virginia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    24%
    Average SAT
    1430
    Average ACT
    32
    Receiving Aid
    57%
  86. For Aviation

    University of Toronto logo
    Acceptance Rate
    43%
    Enrollment
    84,556
    Founded
    1827
  87. For Aviation

    Technical University of Catalonia logo
    Enrollment
    27,966
  88. For Aviation

    California Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    6%
    Average SAT
    1545
    Average ACT
    36
    Net Price
    $27,438
  89. For Aviation

    Rutgers University - New Brunswick logo
    Acceptance Rate
    61%
    Average SAT
    1320
    Average ACT
    29
    Receiving Aid
    71%
  90. For Aviation

    University of Bristol logo
    Acceptance Rate
    68%
    Enrollment
    23,590
    Founded
    1909
  91. For Aviation

    Shanghai Jiao Tong University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    32%
    Enrollment
    47,000
    Founded
    1896
  92. For Aviation

    Lund University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    34%
    Enrollment
    40,000
    Founded
    1666
  93. For Aviation

    Czech Technical University in Prague logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    17,229
    Male:Female
    75:25
    Founded
    1707
  94. For Aviation

    Civil Aviation Flight University of China logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1956
  95. For Aviation

    Indiana University - Bloomington logo
    Acceptance Rate
    78%
    Average SAT
    1255
    Average ACT
    28
    Receiving Aid
    84%
  96. For Aviation

    University of Oklahoma - Norman logo
    Acceptance Rate
    80%
    Average SAT
    1210
    Average ACT
    26
    Receiving Aid
    96%
  97. For Aviation

    University of Florida logo
    Acceptance Rate
    37%
    Average SAT
    1390
    Average ACT
    31
    Receiving Aid
    92%
  98. For Aviation

    University of Westminster logo
    Acceptance Rate
    18%
    Enrollment
    19,000
    Founded
    1838
  99. For Aviation

    Technion - Israel Institute of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1924
  100. For Aviation

    Moscow Aviation Institute logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1930