100 Best Systems Engineering schools in the United States

Below is the list of best universities in the United States ranked based on their research performance in Systems Engineering. A graph of 978K citations received by 34.2K academic papers made by 182 universities in the United States 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. California Institute of Technology

For Systems Engineering

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

2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

For Systems Engineering

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

3. Georgia Institute of Technology

For Systems Engineering

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

4. Carnegie Mellon University

For Systems Engineering

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

5. Purdue University

For Systems Engineering

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

6. University of Texas at Austin

For Systems Engineering

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

7. University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

For Systems Engineering

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

8. University of California - Berkeley

For Systems Engineering

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

9. Pennsylvania State University

For Systems Engineering

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

10. Texas A&M University - College Station

For Systems Engineering

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

11. University of Maryland - College Park

For Systems Engineering

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

12. Stanford University

For Systems Engineering

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

13. University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign

For Systems Engineering

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

14. University of Southern California

For Systems Engineering

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

15. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

For Systems Engineering

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

16. Ohio State University

For Systems Engineering

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

17. University of Washington - Seattle

For Systems Engineering

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

18. University of Wisconsin - Madison

For Systems Engineering

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

19. Arizona State University - Tempe

For Systems Engineering

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

20. Princeton University

For Systems Engineering

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

21. University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

For Systems Engineering

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

22. University of California - Irvine

For Systems Engineering

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

23. University of Florida

For Systems Engineering

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

24. North Carolina State University at Raleigh

For Systems Engineering

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

25. University of Virginia

For Systems Engineering

#98 in the World
Acceptance Rate
23%
Average SAT
1415
Average ACT
32
Receiving Aid
60%

26. George Mason University

For Systems Engineering

#101 in the World
Acceptance Rate
89%
Average SAT
1200
Average ACT
27
Receiving Aid
75%

27. University of Arizona

For Systems Engineering

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

28. University of Colorado Boulder

For Systems Engineering

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

29. University of Massachusetts - Amherst

For Systems Engineering

#115 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Average SAT
1295
Average ACT
30
Receiving Aid
90%

30. University of California-San Diego

For Systems Engineering

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

31. University of California - Los Angeles

For Systems Engineering

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

32. Rutgers University - New Brunswick

For Systems Engineering

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

33. University of Connecticut

For Systems Engineering

#129 in the World
Acceptance Rate
56%
Average SAT
1280
Average ACT
30
Receiving Aid
77%

34. Northwestern University

For Systems Engineering

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

35. Harvard University

For Systems Engineering

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

36. Cornell University

For Systems Engineering

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

37. Iowa State University

For Systems Engineering

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

38. University of Pennsylvania

For Systems Engineering

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

39. Michigan State University

For Systems Engineering

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

40. Missouri University of Science and Technology

For Systems Engineering

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

41. University of Pittsburgh

For Systems Engineering

#174 in the World
Acceptance Rate
64%
Average SAT
1332
Average ACT
30
Receiving Aid
78%

42. Lehigh University

For Systems Engineering

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

43. Colorado School of Mines

For Systems Engineering

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

44. Yale University

For Systems Engineering

#189 in the World
Acceptance Rate
7%
Average SAT
1520
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$17,511

45. Illinois Institute of Technology

For Systems Engineering

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

46. Colorado State University - Fort Collins

For Systems Engineering

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

47. Brigham Young University - Provo

For Systems Engineering

#197 in the World
Acceptance Rate
69%
Average SAT
1305
Average ACT
29
Net Price
$13,150

48. Northeastern University

For Systems Engineering

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

49. Washington State University

For Systems Engineering

#204 in the World
Acceptance Rate
80%
Average SAT
1115
Average ACT
23
Receiving Aid
92%

50. Stevens Institute of Technology

For Systems Engineering

#205 in the World
Acceptance Rate
53%
Average SAT
1400
Average ACT
33
Net Price
$40,303

51. University of California - Davis

For Systems Engineering

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

52. University of Tennessee - Knoxville

For Systems Engineering

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

53. Mississippi State University

For Systems Engineering

#219 in the World
Acceptance Rate
80%
Average SAT
1160
Average ACT
26
Receiving Aid
98%

54. University of Alabama

For Systems Engineering

#222 in the World
Acceptance Rate
80%
Average SAT
1200
Average ACT
27
Receiving Aid
85%

55. Clemson University

For Systems Engineering

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

56. University of Utah

For Systems Engineering

#225 in the World
Acceptance Rate
79%
Average SAT
1240
Average ACT
26
Receiving Aid
87%

57. Vanderbilt University

For Systems Engineering

#229 in the World
Acceptance Rate
12%
Average SAT
1520
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$25,804

58. University of Oklahoma - Norman

For Systems Engineering

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

59. Auburn University

For Systems Engineering

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

60. Johns Hopkins University

For Systems Engineering

#235 in the World
Acceptance Rate
11%
Average SAT
1515
Average ACT
35
Net Price
$25,241

61. Naval Postgraduate School

For Systems Engineering

#237 in the World
Enrollment
2,866
Male:Female
79:21
Founded
1909

62. University of California - Santa Barbara

For Systems Engineering

#244 in the World
Acceptance Rate
37%
Average SAT
1345
Average ACT
31
Receiving Aid
60%

63. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

For Systems Engineering

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

64. Columbia University

For Systems Engineering

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

65. University of Notre Dame

For Systems Engineering

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

66. University of Cincinnati

For Systems Engineering

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

67. University of Kentucky

For Systems Engineering

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

68. Drexel University

For Systems Engineering

#262 in the World
Acceptance Rate
77%
Average SAT
1280
Average ACT
28
Net Price
$39,463

69. San Jose State University

For Systems Engineering

#273 in the World
Acceptance Rate
67%
Average SAT
1125
Average ACT
23
Receiving Aid
72%

70. Wayne State University

For Systems Engineering

#282 in the World
Acceptance Rate
69%
Average SAT
1100
Average ACT
24
Receiving Aid
98%

71. Oregon State University

For Systems Engineering

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

72. University of Central Florida

For Systems Engineering

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

73. University of Illinois at Chicago

For Systems Engineering

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

74. Duke University

For Systems Engineering

#301 in the World
Acceptance Rate
8%
Average SAT
1520
Average ACT
35
Net Price
$26,932

75. University of South Florida

For Systems Engineering

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

76. Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College

For Systems Engineering

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

77. Michigan Technological University

For Systems Engineering

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

78. University of Rochester

For Systems Engineering

#314 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Average SAT
1420
Average ACT
32
Net Price
$36,254

79. George Washington University

For Systems Engineering

#330 in the World
Acceptance Rate
43%
Average SAT
1360
Average ACT
32
Net Price
$40,308

80. Air Force Institute of Technology - Graduate School of Engineering & Management

For Systems Engineering

#332 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
1,129
Male:Female
82:18
Founded
1919

81. University of Delaware

For Systems Engineering

#334 in the World
Acceptance Rate
66%
Average SAT
1240
Average ACT
28
Receiving Aid
89%

82. University of Houston

For Systems Engineering

#336 in the World
Acceptance Rate
63%
Average SAT
1215
Average ACT
25
Receiving Aid
94%

83. West Virginia University

For Systems Engineering

#339 in the World
Acceptance Rate
84%
Average SAT
1130
Average ACT
24
Receiving Aid
95%

84. Texas Tech University

For Systems Engineering

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

85. University of Iowa

For Systems Engineering

#349 in the World
Acceptance Rate
84%
Average SAT
1210
Average ACT
26
Receiving Aid
87%

86. New Mexico State University

For Systems Engineering

#357 in the World
Acceptance Rate
63%
Average SAT
1050
Average ACT
20
Receiving Aid
99%

87. New Jersey Institute of Technology

For Systems Engineering

#358 in the World
Acceptance Rate
66%
Average SAT
1295
Average ACT
28
Receiving Aid
93%

88. Worcester Polytechnic Institute

For Systems Engineering

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

89. Old Dominion University

For Systems Engineering

#372 in the World
Acceptance Rate
95%
Average SAT
1065
Average ACT
22
Receiving Aid
93%

90. Syracuse University

For Systems Engineering

#373 in the World
Acceptance Rate
69%
Net Price
$47,177
Receiving Aid
88%
Average Aid
$25,864

91. Washington University in St Louis

For Systems Engineering

#375 in the World
Acceptance Rate
16%
Average SAT
1520
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$27,233

92. Kansas State University

For Systems Engineering

#384 in the World
Acceptance Rate
94%
Receiving Aid
88%
Average Aid
$8,453
Enrollment
20,854

93. University of Nebraska - Lincoln

For Systems Engineering

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

94. University of South Carolina - Columbia

For Systems Engineering

#388 in the World
Acceptance Rate
68%
Average SAT
1240
Average ACT
28
Receiving Aid
94%

95. Florida International University

For Systems Engineering

#390 in the World
Acceptance Rate
58%
Average SAT
1185
Average ACT
26
Receiving Aid
94%

96. University at Buffalo

For Systems Engineering

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

97. United States Military Academy

For Systems Engineering

#396 in the World
Acceptance Rate
9%
Average SAT
1325
Average ACT
31
Enrollment
4,536

98. Oklahoma State University

For Systems Engineering

#399 in the World
Acceptance Rate
67%
Average SAT
1135
Average ACT
25
Receiving Aid
92%

99. University of Texas at Arlington

For Systems Engineering

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

100. University of Georgia

For Systems Engineering

#435 in the World
Acceptance Rate
48%
Average SAT
1355
Average ACT
31
Receiving Aid
92%

The best cities to study Systems Engineering in the United States based on the number of universities and their ranks are Pasadena, Cambridge, Atlanta, and Pittsburgh.