Top Engineering Universities & Colleges in USA

Engineering is the most popular field of study among international students in the US as per the latest Open Doors 2016 report – there were 2,16,932 international students studying in the U.S. in 2015 – 2016, which is a 10.3% increase from the 2014 – 2015 numbers. These increasing numbers are because of the presence of top-notch engineering colleges  USA  both at undergraduate and graduate levels. In fact, USA has the most number of universities that rank globally for their engineering programs. Here’s a look the top engineering graduate schools in the US as per various popular rankings systems like U.S. News Ranking:

Best 25 engineering colleges in the USA

The majority of the top engineering schools & universities in USA are concentrated in the state of California:

    1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge With more than 20 research centres in its campus, the MIT’s School of Engineering ranks right at the top for most of its engineering programs on offer – aerospace/ aeronautical/ astronautical engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, computer engineering, materials engineering, nuclear engineering etc. Established in 1861, MIT is the birthplace of world’s leading & most innovative engineers.
      Hamsa_Balakrishnan_professor_aeronautics_astronautics_MIT_engineering_USAHamsa Balakrishnan, associate professor at MIT is developing algorithms to reduce airport congestion. She has been working successfully with the FAA & major US airports to shorten delay and reduce the stress taken by ATCs as well & emissions! Image courtesy:
    2. Stanford University, Stanford, California The best part about studying engineering at Stanford is the proximity to Silicon Valley which is teeming with internships & learning opportunities. It’s ranked #1 for its mechanical & electrical/ electronics/ communications engineering programs and is equally renowned for its aerospace & computer engineering programs. The search engine, Google was founded by two Computer Science graduates at Stanford!
  1. stanford_engineering_quad_campus                                                    The “engineering quad” campus of Stanford

  2. University of California—Berkeley, California
  3. California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pasadena, California
  4. Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  5. University of Michigan—Ann Arbor, Michigan
  6. Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
  7. University of Illinois—Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois
  8. Purdue University—West Lafayette, West Lafayette, IN
  9. University of Texas—Austin (Cockrell), Austin, Texas
  10. Texas A&M University—College Station (Look), College Station, Texas
  11. Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
  12. University of Southern California (USC) (Viterbi School of Engineering), Los Angeles, California
  13. Columbia University (Fu Foundation), New York
  14. University of California—Los Angeles (Samueli), Los Angeles, California
  15. University of California—San Diego (Jacobs), La Jolla, California
  16. Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
  17. Northwestern University (McCormick), Evanston, Illinois
  18. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  19. Johns Hopkins University (Whiting), Baltimore, Maryland
  20. Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia
  21. University of California—Santa Barbara, California
  22. Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  23. University of Maryland—College Park (Clark), College Park, Maryland
  24. University of Washington, Seattle, WA