Best Universities for Civil Engineering in North America

Below is the list of best universities in North America ranked based on their research performance in Civil Engineering. A graph of 143K citations received by 8.24K academic papers made by 84 universities in North America was used to calculate publications' ratings, which then were adjusted for release dates and added to final scores.

We don't distinguish between 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 the university website.

1. University of California - Berkeley

For Civil Engineering

#8 in the World
Acceptance Rate
17%
Average SAT
1420
Average ACT
33
Receiving Aid
63%

2. University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign

For Civil Engineering

#12 in the World
Acceptance Rate
63%
Average SAT
1330
Average ACT
30
Receiving Aid
70%

3. University of British Columbia

For Civil Engineering

#1 in Canada
#15 in the World
Acceptance Rate
53%
Enrollment
59,659
Founded
1908

4. Texas A&M University - College Station

For Civil Engineering

#19 in the World
Acceptance Rate
63%
Average SAT
1270
Average ACT
29
Receiving Aid
81%

5. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

For Civil Engineering

#20 in the World
Acceptance Rate
7%
Average SAT
1545
Average ACT
35
Net Price
$19,998

6. Stanford University

For Civil Engineering

#28 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Average SAT
1495
Average ACT
33
Net Price
$20,023

7. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

For Civil Engineering

#33 in the World
Acceptance Rate
66%
Average SAT
1270
Average ACT
28
Receiving Aid
66%

8. Georgia Institute of Technology

For Civil Engineering

#36 in the World
Acceptance Rate
21%
Average SAT
1450
Average ACT
33
Receiving Aid
73%

9. Pennsylvania State University

For Civil Engineering

#42 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Receiving Aid
73%
Average Aid
$8,719
Enrollment
40,363

10. University of Texas at Austin

For Civil Engineering

#44 in the World
Acceptance Rate
32%
Average SAT
1340
Average ACT
30
Receiving Aid
66%

11. Arizona State University - Tempe

For Civil Engineering

#51 in the World
Acceptance Rate
88%
Average SAT
1210
Average ACT
25
Receiving Aid
94%

12. Iowa State University

For Civil Engineering

#56 in the World
Acceptance Rate
88%
Average SAT
1160
Average ACT
25
Receiving Aid
93%

13. Purdue University

For Civil Engineering

#60 in the World
Acceptance Rate
67%
Average SAT
1295
Average ACT
29
Receiving Aid
61%

14. University of Wisconsin - Madison

For Civil Engineering

#84 in the World
Acceptance Rate
57%
Average SAT
1360
Average ACT
30
Receiving Aid
58%

15. Colorado State University - Fort Collins

For Civil Engineering

#85 in the World
Acceptance Rate
84%
Average SAT
1175
Average ACT
26
Receiving Aid
81%

16. University of Nevada - Las Vegas

For Civil Engineering

#93 in the World
Acceptance Rate
81%
Average SAT
1140
Average ACT
22
Receiving Aid
96%

17. Ohio State University

For Civil Engineering

#96 in the World
Acceptance Rate
68%
Average SAT
1320
Average ACT
29
Receiving Aid
84%

18. University of Southern California

For Civil Engineering

#99 in the World
Acceptance Rate
16%
Average SAT
1435
Average ACT
32
Net Price
$39,759

19. University of Alberta

For Civil Engineering

#2 in Canada
#101 in the World
Acceptance Rate
58%
Enrollment
37,500
Founded
1908

20. University of Colorado Boulder

For Civil Engineering

#104 in the World
Acceptance Rate
84%
Average SAT
1240
Average ACT
28
Receiving Aid
67%

21. Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College

For Civil Engineering

#112 in the World
Acceptance Rate
73%
Average SAT
1195
Average ACT
26
Receiving Aid
98%

22. University of Florida

For Civil Engineering

#113 in the World
Acceptance Rate
31%
Average SAT
1375
Average ACT
31
Receiving Aid
91%

23. University at Buffalo

For Civil Engineering

#114 in the World
Acceptance Rate
67%
Average SAT
1225
Average ACT
26
Receiving Aid
86%

24. University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

For Civil Engineering

#117 in the World
Acceptance Rate
26%
Average SAT
1430
Average ACT
33
Receiving Aid
66%

25. University of Toronto

For Civil Engineering

#3 in Canada
#118 in the World
Acceptance Rate
43%
Enrollment
95,055
Founded
1827

26. University of California-San Diego

For Civil Engineering

#121 in the World
Acceptance Rate
37%
Average SAT
1375
Average ACT
31
Receiving Aid
60%

27. Columbia University

For Civil Engineering

#124 in the World
Acceptance Rate
7%
Average SAT
1515
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$22,126

28. University of California - Irvine

For Civil Engineering

#129 in the World
Acceptance Rate
30%
Average SAT
1330
Average ACT
30
Receiving Aid
74%

29. University of Oklahoma - Norman

For Civil Engineering

#136 in the World
Acceptance Rate
83%
Average SAT
1200
Average ACT
26
Receiving Aid
95%

30. University of California - Davis

For Civil Engineering

#137 in the World
Acceptance Rate
46%
Average SAT
1280
Average ACT
29
Receiving Aid
74%

31. University of Waterloo

For Civil Engineering

#4 in Canada
#139 in the World
Acceptance Rate
53%
Enrollment
35,900
Founded
1957

32. University of Kansas

For Civil Engineering

#143 in the World
Acceptance Rate
91%
Average SAT
1195
Average ACT
26
Receiving Aid
85%

33. University of Maryland - College Park

For Civil Engineering

#145 in the World
Acceptance Rate
51%
Average SAT
1375
Average ACT
32
Receiving Aid
67%

34. University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

For Civil Engineering

#149 in the World
Acceptance Rate
70%
Average SAT
1350
Average ACT
28
Receiving Aid
80%

35. University of Washington - Seattle

For Civil Engineering

#153 in the World
Acceptance Rate
56%
Average SAT
1327
Average ACT
30
Receiving Aid
56%

36. Portland State University

For Civil Engineering

#155 in the World
Acceptance Rate
95%
Average SAT
1095
Average ACT
21
Receiving Aid
84%

37. University of Texas at Arlington

For Civil Engineering

#157 in the World
Acceptance Rate
88%
Average SAT
1150
Average ACT
24
Receiving Aid
90%

38. Missouri University of Science and Technology

For Civil Engineering

#159 in the World
Acceptance Rate
81%
Average SAT
1314
Average ACT
29
Receiving Aid
99%

39. Concordia University

For Civil Engineering

#5 in Canada
#168 in the World
Acceptance Rate
79%
Enrollment
43,752
Founded
1974

40. University of South Florida

For Civil Engineering

#175 in the World
Acceptance Rate
49%
Average SAT
1240
Average ACT
28
Receiving Aid
92%

41. Michigan State University

For Civil Engineering

#176 in the World
Acceptance Rate
76%
Average SAT
1200
Average ACT
26
Receiving Aid
71%

42. Clemson University

For Civil Engineering

#179 in the World
Acceptance Rate
62%
Average SAT
1300
Average ACT
30
Receiving Aid
89%

43. California Institute of Technology

For Civil Engineering

#184 in the World
Acceptance Rate
7%
Average SAT
1555
Average ACT
36
Net Price
$26,591

44. Queen's University

For Civil Engineering

#6 in Canada
#189 in the World
Acceptance Rate
42%
Enrollment
30,386
Founded
1841

45. North Carolina State University at Raleigh

For Civil Engineering

#197 in the World
Acceptance Rate
46%
Average SAT
1320
Average ACT
30
Receiving Aid
68%

46. Ryerson University

For Civil Engineering

#7 in Canada
#200 in the World
Acceptance Rate
80%
Enrollment
38,950
Founded
1948

47. University of Illinois at Chicago

For Civil Engineering

#204 in the World
Acceptance Rate
73%
Average SAT
1140
Average ACT
25
Receiving Aid
85%

48. University of California - Los Angeles

For Civil Engineering

#208 in the World
Acceptance Rate
14%
Receiving Aid
73%
Average Aid
$15,461
Enrollment
44,589

49. Oregon State University

For Civil Engineering

#209 in the World
Acceptance Rate
82%
Average SAT
1195
Average ACT
25
Receiving Aid
88%

50. McMaster University

For Civil Engineering

#8 in Canada
#210 in the World
Acceptance Rate
59%
Enrollment
30,117
Founded
1887

51. Texas Tech University

For Civil Engineering

#219 in the World
Acceptance Rate
70%
Average SAT
1155
Average ACT
25
Receiving Aid
86%

52. Harvard University

For Civil Engineering

#221 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Average SAT
1520
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$18,037

53. Michigan Technological University

For Civil Engineering

#222 in the World
Acceptance Rate
70%
Average SAT
1255
Average ACT
28
Receiving Aid
99%

54. Princeton University

For Civil Engineering

#223 in the World
Acceptance Rate
6%
Average SAT
1510
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$18,685

55. University of Notre Dame

For Civil Engineering

#227 in the World
Acceptance Rate
19%
Average SAT
1475
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$29,981

56. University of Arizona

For Civil Engineering

#229 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Average SAT
1220
Average ACT
25
Receiving Aid
95%

57. Carnegie Mellon University

For Civil Engineering

#231 in the World
Acceptance Rate
17%
Average SAT
1510
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$36,983

58. Rutgers University - New Brunswick

For Civil Engineering

#233 in the World
Acceptance Rate
67%
Average SAT
1295
Average ACT
29
Receiving Aid
66%

59. University of Cincinnati

For Civil Engineering

#237 in the World
Acceptance Rate
76%
Average SAT
1225
Average ACT
26
Receiving Aid
93%

60. University of Pennsylvania

For Civil Engineering

#241 in the World
Acceptance Rate
9%
Average SAT
1515
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$24,167

61. Western University

For Civil Engineering

#9 in Canada
#262 in the World
Acceptance Rate
58%
Enrollment
27,300
Founded
1878

62. Concordia University - Wisconsin

For Civil Engineering

#265 in the World
Acceptance Rate
71%
Average ACT
23
Net Price
$24,569
Receiving Aid
100%

63. Memorial University of Newfoundland

For Civil Engineering

#10 in Canada
#266 in the World
Acceptance Rate
67%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1925

64. University of Tennessee - Knoxville

For Civil Engineering

#268 in the World
Acceptance Rate
78%
Average SAT
1222
Average ACT
28
Receiving Aid
91%

65. University of Kentucky

For Civil Engineering

#270 in the World
Acceptance Rate
96%
Average SAT
1175
Average ACT
26
Receiving Aid
95%

66. University of Calgary

For Civil Engineering

#11 in Canada
#276 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
33,000
Founded
1966

67. University of Guelph

For Civil Engineering

#12 in Canada
#287 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1964

68. University of Central Florida

For Civil Engineering

#288 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Average SAT
1250
Average ACT
28
Receiving Aid
94%

69. Rice University

For Civil Engineering

#290 in the World
Acceptance Rate
11%
Average SAT
1515
Average ACT
35
Net Price
$19,215

70. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

For Civil Engineering

#291 in the World
Acceptance Rate
57%
Average SAT
1400
Average ACT
32
Net Price
$40,661

71. University of Nevada - Reno

For Civil Engineering

#292 in the World
Acceptance Rate
87%
Average SAT
1160
Average ACT
23
Receiving Aid
92%

72. Illinois Institute of Technology

For Civil Engineering

#301 in the World
Acceptance Rate
61%
Average SAT
1295
Average ACT
29
Net Price
$28,161

73. Lehigh University

For Civil Engineering

#306 in the World
Acceptance Rate
50%
Average SAT
1347
Average ACT
31
Net Price
$29,098

74. McGill University

For Civil Engineering

#13 in Canada
#317 in the World
Acceptance Rate
47%
Enrollment
40,036
Founded
1821

75. University of Nebraska - Lincoln

For Civil Engineering

#323 in the World
Acceptance Rate
78%
Average SAT
1215
Average ACT
25
Receiving Aid
93%

76. Auburn University

For Civil Engineering

#325 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Average SAT
1240
Average ACT
28
Receiving Aid
74%

77. Worcester Polytechnic Institute

For Civil Engineering

#326 in the World
Acceptance Rate
59%
Net Price
$45,834
Receiving Aid
100%
Average Aid
$23,536

78. University of Wyoming

For Civil Engineering

#327 in the World
Acceptance Rate
94%
Average SAT
1140
Average ACT
25
Receiving Aid
95%

79. Cornell University

For Civil Engineering

#330 in the World
Acceptance Rate
11%
Average SAT
1470
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$27,522

80. Northeastern University

For Civil Engineering

#339 in the World
Acceptance Rate
20%
Average SAT
1475
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$37,738

81. University of Manitoba

For Civil Engineering

#14 in Canada
#340 in the World
Acceptance Rate
52%
Enrollment
29,800
Founded
1877

82. Northwestern University

For Civil Engineering

#346 in the World
Acceptance Rate
9%
Average SAT
1490
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$28,344

83. University of North Carolina at Charlotte

For Civil Engineering

#347 in the World
Acceptance Rate
80%
Average SAT
1195
Average ACT
25
Receiving Aid
74%

84. Colorado School of Mines

For Civil Engineering

#350 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Average SAT
1355
Average ACT
31
Receiving Aid
90%