13 Best Mechanical Engineering schools in California, US

Below is the list of best universities in California ranked based on their research performance in Mechanical Engineering. A graph of 112K citations received by 3.32K academic papers made by 13 universities in California 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 Mechanical Engineering

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

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

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

    University of California - Los Angeles logo
    Acceptance Rate
    12%
    Average SAT
    1415
    Average ACT
    32
    Receiving Aid
    61%
  5. For Mechanical Engineering

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

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

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

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

    University of California-San Diego logo
    Acceptance Rate
    31%
    Average SAT
    1370
    Average ACT
    30
    Receiving Aid
    63%
  10. For Mechanical Engineering

    University of California - Santa Barbara logo
    Acceptance Rate
    30%
    Average SAT
    1355
    Average ACT
    31
    Receiving Aid
    63%
  11. For Mechanical Engineering

    Naval Postgraduate School logo
    Enrollment
    2,841
    Male:Female
    79:21
    Founded
    1909
  12. For Mechanical Engineering

    Pomona College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    7%
    Average SAT
    1465
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $18,500
  13. For Mechanical Engineering

    San Diego State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    34%
    Average SAT
    1215
    Average ACT
    26
    Receiving Aid
    60%

Closest to California states to learn Mechanical Engineering