100 Best Engineering schools in the United States

Below is the list of best universities in the United States ranked based on their research performance in Engineering. A graph of 78.7M citations received by 2.28M academic papers made by 781 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 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 Engineering

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Princeton University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    6%
    Average SAT
    1515
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $18,712
  20. For Engineering

    University of Wisconsin - Madison logo
    Acceptance Rate
    54%
    Average SAT
    1390
    Average ACT
    30
    Receiving Aid
    61%
  21. For Engineering

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

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

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

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

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

    North Carolina State University at Raleigh logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Average SAT
    1335
    Average ACT
    30
    Receiving Aid
    68%
  27. For Engineering

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

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

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

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

    University of Arizona logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Average SAT
    1235
    Average ACT
    25
    Receiving Aid
    91%
  32. For Engineering

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

    Iowa State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    92%
    Average SAT
    1220
    Average ACT
    25
    Receiving Aid
    90%
  34. For Engineering

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

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

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

    University of Rochester logo
    Acceptance Rate
    30%
    Average SAT
    1405
    Average ACT
    32
    Net Price
    $32,939
  38. For Engineering

    Rice University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    9%
    Average SAT
    1520
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $20,335
  39. For Engineering

    Duke University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    8%
    Average SAT
    1525
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $24,386
  40. For Engineering

    Michigan State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    71%
    Average SAT
    1210
    Average ACT
    26
    Receiving Aid
    70%
  41. For Engineering

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

    University of Utah logo
    Acceptance Rate
    62%
    Average SAT
    1262
    Average ACT
    26
    Receiving Aid
    85%
  43. For Engineering

    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute logo
    Acceptance Rate
    47%
    Average SAT
    1390
    Average ACT
    31
    Net Price
    $41,006
  44. For Engineering

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

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

    University of Pittsburgh logo
    Acceptance Rate
    57%
    Average SAT
    1350
    Average ACT
    31
    Receiving Aid
    77%
  47. For Engineering

    University of Massachusetts - Amherst logo
    Acceptance Rate
    64%
    Average SAT
    1290
    Average ACT
    29
    Receiving Aid
    90%
  48. For Engineering

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

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

    Northeastern University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    18%
    Average SAT
    1465
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $36,479
  51. For Engineering

    Yale University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    6%
    Average SAT
    1515
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $18,073
  52. For Engineering

    University of Delaware logo
    Acceptance Rate
    71%
    Average SAT
    1255
    Average ACT
    27
    Receiving Aid
    88%
  53. For Engineering

    University of Connecticut logo
    Acceptance Rate
    49%
    Average SAT
    1305
    Average ACT
    29
    Receiving Aid
    75%
  54. For Engineering

    University of Tennessee - Knoxville logo
    Acceptance Rate
    79%
    Average SAT
    1240
    Average ACT
    27
    Receiving Aid
    91%
  55. For Engineering

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill logo
    Acceptance Rate
    23%
    Average SAT
    1405
    Average ACT
    31
    Receiving Aid
    65%
  56. For Engineering

    University of Akron logo
    Acceptance Rate
    73%
    Average SAT
    1110
    Average ACT
    22
    Receiving Aid
    96%
  57. For Engineering

    Clemson University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    51%
    Average SAT
    1315
    Average ACT
    30
    Receiving Aid
    92%
  58. For Engineering

    University of Cincinnati logo
    Acceptance Rate
    77%
    Average SAT
    1235
    Average ACT
    26
    Receiving Aid
    75%
  59. For Engineering

    Washington University in St Louis logo
    Acceptance Rate
    14%
    Average SAT
    1520
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $27,108
  60. For Engineering

    Boston University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    19%
    Average SAT
    1425
    Average ACT
    32
    Net Price
    $29,479
  61. For Engineering

    New York University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    16%
    Average SAT
    1440
    Average ACT
    32
    Net Price
    $37,739
  62. For Engineering

    Brown University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    7%
    Average SAT
    1505
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $27,218
  63. For Engineering

    Drexel University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Average SAT
    1290
    Average ACT
    28
    Net Price
    $38,025
  64. For Engineering

    University of Nebraska - Lincoln logo
    Acceptance Rate
    78%
    Average SAT
    1240
    Average ACT
    25
    Receiving Aid
    91%
  65. For Engineering

    University of Notre Dame logo
    Acceptance Rate
    16%
    Average SAT
    1475
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $30,536
  66. For Engineering

    University of Houston logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Average SAT
    1225
    Average ACT
    25
    Receiving Aid
    87%
  67. For Engineering

    Missouri University of Science and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    79%
    Average SAT
    1325
    Average ACT
    29
    Receiving Aid
    96%
  68. For Engineering

    Oregon State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    82%
    Average SAT
    1200
    Average ACT
    25
    Receiving Aid
    85%
  69. For Engineering

    University of South Carolina - Columbia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    69%
    Average SAT
    1275
    Average ACT
    28
    Receiving Aid
    95%
  70. For Engineering

    University of Chicago logo
    Acceptance Rate
    6%
    Average SAT
    1535
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $34,719
  71. For Engineering

    University of Illinois at Chicago logo
    Acceptance Rate
    73%
    Average SAT
    1145
    Average ACT
    25
    Receiving Aid
    78%
  72. For Engineering

    Lehigh University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    32%
    Average SAT
    1365
    Average ACT
    31
    Net Price
    $26,631
  73. For Engineering

    University of Kentucky logo
    Acceptance Rate
    96%
    Average SAT
    1195
    Average ACT
    26
    Receiving Aid
    94%
  74. For Engineering

    Colorado State University - Fort Collins logo
    Acceptance Rate
    81%
    Average SAT
    1180
    Average ACT
    26
    Receiving Aid
    79%
  75. For Engineering

    Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Average SAT
    1195
    Average ACT
    26
    Receiving Aid
    96%
  76. For Engineering

    University of Iowa logo
    Acceptance Rate
    83%
    Average SAT
    1235
    Average ACT
    26
    Receiving Aid
    85%
  77. For Engineering

    Washington State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    76%
    Average SAT
    1125
    Average ACT
    23
    Receiving Aid
    89%
  78. For Engineering

    University of New Mexico logo
    Acceptance Rate
    94%
    Average SAT
    1130
    Average ACT
    22
    Receiving Aid
    94%
  79. For Engineering

    University of California - Riverside logo
    Acceptance Rate
    57%
    Average SAT
    1230
    Average ACT
    27
    Receiving Aid
    85%
  80. For Engineering

    Colorado School of Mines logo
    Acceptance Rate
    53%
    Average SAT
    1310
    Average ACT
    30
    Receiving Aid
    88%
  81. For Engineering

    Vanderbilt University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    9%
    Average SAT
    1510
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $25,855
  82. For Engineering

    University at Buffalo logo
    Acceptance Rate
    61%
    Average SAT
    1250
    Average ACT
    27
    Receiving Aid
    84%
  83. For Engineering

    University of Missouri - Columbia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    81%
    Average SAT
    1230
    Average ACT
    26
    Receiving Aid
    89%
  84. For Engineering

    Auburn University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    81%
    Average SAT
    1235
    Average ACT
    28
    Receiving Aid
    72%
  85. For Engineering

    University of South Florida logo
    Acceptance Rate
    48%
    Average SAT
    1250
    Average ACT
    28
    Receiving Aid
    93%
  86. For Engineering

    Stony Brook University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    44%
    Average SAT
    1335
    Average ACT
    29
    Receiving Aid
    79%
  87. For Engineering

    University of Texas at Dallas logo
    Acceptance Rate
    79%
    Average SAT
    1350
    Average ACT
    30
    Receiving Aid
    78%
  88. For Engineering

    Syracuse University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    44%
    Average SAT
    1280
    Average ACT
    28
    Net Price
    $43,111
  89. For Engineering

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

    University of Texas at Arlington logo
    Acceptance Rate
    83%
    Average SAT
    1145
    Average ACT
    24
    Receiving Aid
    90%
  91. For Engineering

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

    Illinois Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    60%
    Average SAT
    1295
    Average ACT
    29
    Net Price
    $26,708
  93. For Engineering

    University of Alabama logo
    Acceptance Rate
    83%
    Average SAT
    1210
    Average ACT
    27
    Receiving Aid
    79%
  94. For Engineering

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

    Tufts University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Average SAT
    1465
    Average ACT
    33
    Net Price
    $26,280
  96. For Engineering

    University of California - San Francisco logo
    Acceptance Rate
    64%
    Enrollment
    3,180
    Male:Female
    36:64
    Founded
    1864
  97. For Engineering

    Dartmouth College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    8%
    Average SAT
    1500
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $23,869
  98. For Engineering

    Michigan Technological University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    74%
    Average SAT
    1270
    Average ACT
    28
    Receiving Aid
    96%
  99. For Engineering

    Wayne State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    73%
    Average SAT
    1120
    Average ACT
    24
    Receiving Aid
    98%
  100. For Engineering

    University of Kansas logo
    Acceptance Rate
    93%
    Average ACT
    26
    Receiving Aid
    85%
    Average Aid
    $10,073

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