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2022 Best Colleges for Civil Engineering

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14,832

Graduates Per Year

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$66K

Average Salary

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#35

Most Popular Major

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TOP

50

Popularity

Very Popular

14,832

141% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

280

46% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

34

Chemistry

15,395

35

Civil Engineering

14,832

36

General Studies

14,691

Cost

Somewhat Expensive

$38,326

20% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

109

Chinese Language and Literature

$38,419

110

Civil Engineering

$38,326

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50

Salary

Very High Salary

$60,779

57% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

28

Engineering Science

$61,380

29

Civil Engineering

$60,779

30

Computer and Information Sciences

$60,523

Professors

Average

4/5

Median Student Rating

Highest Student Rated Professors

176

Natural Resources and Conservation

177

Civil Engineering

178

Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication

Students

Diverse

4.2/5

14.82% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

85

Accounting and Business Management

86

Civil Engineering

87

Systems Science and Theory

SUMMARY

A degree in Civil Engineering is not only a valuable choice, but commonly a necessary first step for pupils endeavoring to pursue a career as a senior civil engineer, a senior structural engineer, or a water resources engineer. Interestingly, civil engineering is pretty common coming in at the 35th most popular degree. Last academic year alone, there were 14,832 civil engineering degrees conferred. In-state tuition for civil engineering at private universities is, on average, 4.2 times more expensive than their public fellows.

There are 280 universities that offer civil engineering. This number of schools is fairly average in terms of the number of institutions which offer each degree. If you're looking to surround yourself with other civil engineering majors, look at institutions in California which have the most undergraduates admitted to civil engineering annually. More generally, the top region to study civil engineering is in the Southeast region with Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College, North Carolina State University at Raleigh, and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University best representing the region. Interestingly, our pick for the best conference to study civil engineering is the Southeastern Conference with University of Florida, Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College, and Texas A & M University-College Station representing the conference. From our extensive list on the best colleges, our selection for the best school for civil engineering is Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The 'best' school does not have to be the best school for you. There are tons of factors to weigh when choosing institution. Features such as campus amenities, transportation services, and food would definitely alter your choice of where to go to school. Here at Authority, we weighed the pros and cons for you. If, as an example, you are intrigued by which civil engineering university has the top campus, the winner is Northeastern University. If, for example, you are very interested in which university boasts the top campus, we have an entire list dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through student reviews, professor reviews, government databases, and more in order to compare every U.S. major in an unbiased and informative way. Here you can find our well researched list for the schools with the best student life and from that list, our pick of the university with the best student life for civil engineering is Cornell University. Curious why? Keep scrolling to discover more about our top selections. Some of our picks will probably shock you.

If price is a significant deciding factor in your decisions, you might consider avoiding Cornell University. Cornell University appears to be the most expensive university for civil engineering, at least regarding out of state enrollment. We have an entire list of the most expensive universities that might put the cost at Cornell University into perspective. Additionally, you may want to know that civil engineering is the 110th most expensive program in the US, with an average cost of $38,300. To zoom out a little, the most expensive state for civil engineering on our list is Pennsylvania with costs at the primary three colleges Bucknell University at $57,882, Carnegie Mellon University at $55,816, and expenses at Lehigh University of $55,816. Even more broadly, the most expensive region for civil engineering is the Mid East region which is best demonstrated with George Washington University with a cost of $54,453, Columbia University in the City of New York with a cost of $57,763, and Bucknell University with a cost of $57,882.

Our cheapest region for civil engineering is the Rocky Mountains region which is represented by Brigham Young University-Idaho with a cost of $4,208, Brigham Young University-Provo with a cost of $5,790, and University of Wyoming with a cost of $13,392. In better news, the most affordable university for civil engineering is South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. Our full list of the most affordable universities can be explored here.

In-state learners can expect to pay about $10,600 for a degree in civil engineering. The price inflates intensely to a median of $25,900 for the out-of-state public-school student. On that note, our choice for the school representing the best value for civil engineering: Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Through this link you will see our comprehensive list for the universities we believe to be the best value in general. With that said, this list is based on out-of-state tuition costs. The value proposition changes when in-state tuition costs are considered, but as we do not know what state(s) you might qualify for in-state tuition, we are approaching this discussion through out-of-state tuition costs.

Earnings for civil engineering majors range widely, but within two years graduation students will often make around $66,100. While there can be much variation in earnings potential; top positions can experience pay up to $100,600. Straight out of school, the minimum earning jobs within the civil engineering field earn $43,200, which isn't that bad. The top earning graduates for civil engineering attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology and if you want to find the colleges with all of the highest earning graduates, Authority has that too.

The prevailing diversity of civil engineering is high, falling in the 78th percentile of all majors. The university with the most composite diversity for civil engineering is Massachusetts Institute of Technology and here you can find our general list of the schools with the most diversity. The financial diversity of the Civil Engineering major only is within the 44th percentile compared to all other majors. Racial diversity is actually greater, ranking in the 78th percentile. White collegians compose the largest share, 49%, of students studying civil engineering. Additionally, 72% of undergrads seeking a civil engineering major are men.

The median ranking of civil engineering's professors is 4 stars, a score which is actually the average for every major; which is a fine. If you are curious about the most popular civil engineering instructor in the nation, look no further than Daniel Abbott from Missouri University of Science and Technology. It may surprise you, but the top rated instructors of civil engineering according to students are found at Missouri University of Science and Technology. As we including data beyond simply rankings it becomes clear that the school possessing the overall best professors for civil engineering is Massachusetts Institute of Technology. One can find more detail on our evolving ranking methodology for the best overall professors here, as well as many of the best examples of professors nationwide.

Finally, the most difficult college to get into for civil engineering is Stanford University. While we do not necessarily see the value in it, we have an extensive page for the hardest colleges to get into. That being said, we do hope you believe that considering academics from examples primarily built on superlatives might cause problems. We at Authority encourage you to look at some of our other pages on different topics and read a few of Authority's helpful background pages on beneficial details to consider as your school search continues.

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

#1 Best Colleges for Civil Engineering

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a very large public university located in Champaign, IL ranked 117th in the US. It has a total of 35,883 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting nearly three out of every five applicants. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign offers 372 different majors and is best known for its Civil Engineering, Food Science, and Architectural Technology programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $12,036 for in-state students and $29,178 for those from out-of-state, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is reasonably costly. 80.23% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to draw about $61,500 per year, which is 48% greater than the national median.

Champaign, IL

www.illinois.edu/

A

Rating

59%

Acceptance

54,985

Students

#117

Ranking

$29,178

Tuition

Texas A & M University-College Station

#2 Best Colleges for Civil Engineering

Texas A & M University-College Station is a very large public university located in College Station, TX ranked 124th in America. It has a total of 56,527 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting something like four sevenths of applicants. Texas A & M University-College Station offers 409 different majors and is best known for its Construction Engineering Technology, Fitness Administration, and Petroleum Engineering programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $8,532 for students from Texas and $34,981 for those from out-of-state, Texas A & M University-College Station is somewhat moderately pricey. 76.91% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to bring in about $58,000 per year, which is 40% over the national median.

College Station, TX

https://www.tamu.edu

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Rating

58%

Acceptance

73,267

Students

#124

Ranking

$34,981

Tuition

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

#3 Best Colleges for Civil Engineering

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is a very large public university located in Blacksburg, VA ranked 136th in the nation. It has a total of 28,939 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting roughly 7 out of every 10 applicants. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University offers 242 different majors and is best known for its Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services, Foreign Languages and Literatures, and Management Science programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $11,420 for in-state students and $29,960 for those from out-of-state, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is somewhat moderately expensive. 80.79% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to take in more or less $62,500 per year, which is 50% greater than the national median.

Blacksburg, VA

WWW.VT.EDU

A

Rating

70%

Acceptance

36,882

Students

#136

Ranking

$29,960

Tuition

Stanford University

#4 Best Colleges for Civil Engineering

Stanford University is a large private university located in Stanford, CA ranked 2nd in the nation. It has a total of 8,290 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting 4.34% of applicants. Stanford University offers 227 different majors and is best known for its Human Biology, Industrial Management, and Earth Sciences programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $52,857 per year, Stanford University is exceptionally pricey. 89.2% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to make roughly $94,000 per year, which is 126% above the national median.

Stanford, CA

www.stanford.edu/

A+

Rating

4%

Acceptance

20,993

Students

#2

Ranking

$52,857

Tuition

Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus

#5 Best Colleges for Civil Engineering

Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus is a very large public university located in Atlanta, GA ranked 49th in the US. It has a total of 17,400 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, accepting 20.58% of applicants. Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus offers 127 different majors and is best known for its Engineering, Computer and Information Sciences, and Mechanical Engineering programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $10,258 for in-state students and $31,370 for those from out-of-state, Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus is reasonably high-priced. 78.03% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to take in approximately $79,100 per year, which is 90% greater than the national median.

Atlanta, GA

www.gatech.edu

A+

Rating

21%

Acceptance

38,951

Students

#49

Ranking

$31,370

Tuition

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

#6 Best Colleges for Civil Engineering

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is a very small private school of engineering and technology located in New York, NY ranked 58th in America. It has a total of 893 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, with a 15.45% acceptance rate. Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers 12 different majors and is best known for its Civil Engineering, Fine Art, and Electrical and Electronics Engineering programs (nationally ranked 6th, 8th, and 16th respectively). With an annual tuition of $44,550 per year, Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is quite high-priced. 72% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to take home more or less $64,900 per year, which is 56% above the national median.

New York, NY

www.cooper.edu

A+

Rating

15%

Acceptance

1,000

Students

#58

Ranking

$44,550

Tuition

The University of Texas at Austin

#7 Best Colleges for Civil Engineering

The University of Texas at Austin is a very large public university located in Austin, TX ranked 81st in America. It has a total of 43,132 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting barely below 1 out of every 3 applicants. The University of Texas at Austin offers 339 different majors and is best known for its Communication Sciences and Disorders, Writing, and Accounting programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $10,824 for students from Texas and $38,326 for those from out-of-state, The University of Texas at Austin is quite expensive. 77.77% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to earn more or less $58,200 per year, which is 40% above the national median.

Austin, TX

www.utexas.edu

A+

Rating

32%

Acceptance

55,128

Students

#81

Ranking

$38,326

Tuition

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

#8 Best Colleges for Civil Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a large private university located in Cambridge, MA ranked 1st in the US. It has a total of 4,698 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting 6.7% of applicants. Massachusetts Institute of Technology offers 114 different majors and is best known for its Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $53,450 per year, Massachusetts Institute of Technology is extremely expensive. 90% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to generate near $104,700 per year, which is 152% greater than the national median.

Cambridge, MA

web.mit.edu/

A+

Rating

7%

Acceptance

12,321

Students

#1

Ranking

$53,450

Tuition

University of California-Berkeley

#9 Best Colleges for Civil Engineering

University of California-Berkeley is a very large public university located in Berkeley, CA ranked 68th in the United States. It has a total of 32,700 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 16.25% of applicants. University of California-Berkeley offers 315 different majors and is best known for its Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Natural Resources and Conservation, and Environmental Studies programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $11,442 for students from California and $41,196 for those from out-of-state, University of California-Berkeley is rather costly. 58.68% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, entering the workforce. After finishing college, alumni go on to take home roughly $64,700 per year, which is 56% above the national median.

Berkeley, CA

www.berkeley.edu

A+

Rating

16%

Acceptance

45,183

Students

#68

Ranking

$41,196

Tuition

Manhattan College

#10 Best Colleges for Civil Engineering

Manhattan College is a small private institution located in Riverdale, NY ranked 245th in the United States. It has a total of 3,834 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 73.62% acceptance rate. Manhattan College offers 75 different majors and is best known for its Sales and Merchandising, Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, and Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services programs (nationally ranked 4th, 4th, and 6th respectively). With an annual tuition of $40,400 per year, Manhattan College is quite pricey. 73.57% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, employment. Open graduating, alumni go on to make approximately $65,000 per year, which is 56% above the national median.

Riverdale, NY

www.manhattan.edu

A-

Rating

74%

Acceptance

4,599

Students

#245

Ranking

$40,400

Tuition

Purdue University-Main Campus

#11 Best Colleges for Civil Engineering

Purdue University-Main Campus is a very large public university located in West Lafayette, IN ranked 133rd in America. It has a total of 35,481 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 59.83% acceptance rate. Purdue University-Main Campus offers 382 different majors and is best known for its Engineering Technologies, Mechanical Engineering Technology, and Computer Graphics programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $9,208 for students from Indiana and $28,010 for those from out-of-state, Purdue University-Main Campus is reasonably expensive. 69.04% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to take in more or less $55,100 per year, which is 33% greater than the national median.

West Lafayette, IN

https://www.purdue.edu

A

Rating

60%

Acceptance

47,412

Students

#133

Ranking

$28,010

Tuition

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

#12 Best Colleges for Civil Engineering

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is a small public school of engineering and technology located in Rapid City, SD ranked 2nd in South Dakota. It has a total of 2,652 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 76.6% acceptance rate. South Dakota School of Mines and Technology offers 52 different majors and is best known for its Geological Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Biotechnology programs (nationally ranked 4th, 12th, and 17th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,610 for students from South Dakota and $11,920 for those from out-of-state, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is pretty low-priced. 44.02% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to make around $56,500 per year, which is 36% over the national median.

Rapid City, SD

www.sdsmt.edu

C+

Rating

77%

Acceptance

3,076

Students

#645

Ranking

$11,920

Tuition

University of California-Davis

#13 Best Colleges for Civil Engineering

University of California-Davis is a very large public university located in Davis, CA ranked 86th in the nation. It has a total of 32,863 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, with a 38.87% acceptance rate. University of California-Davis offers 311 different majors and is best known for its Design and Visual Communications, Nutrition Sciences, and Biotechnology programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $11,442 for in-state students and $41,196 for those from out-of-state, University of California-Davis is rather costly. 80.59% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to draw more or less $58,200 per year, which is 40% over the national median.

Davis, CA

ucdavis.edu

A+

Rating

39%

Acceptance

40,623

Students

#86

Ranking

$41,196

Tuition

New Jersey Institute of Technology

#14 Best Colleges for Civil Engineering

New Jersey Institute of Technology is a large public university located in Newark, NJ ranked 229th in America. It has a total of 9,769 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 72.81% acceptance rate. New Jersey Institute of Technology offers 110 different majors and is best known for its Engineering Technologies, Information Technology, and Architectural Technology programs (nationally ranked 10th, 11th, and 11th respectively). With an annual tuition of $14,448 for students from New Jersey and $30,160 for those from out-of-state, New Jersey Institute of Technology is somewhat moderately high-priced. 64.27% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to make roughly $68,500 per year, which is 65% greater than the national median.

Newark, NJ

www.njit.edu/

A-

Rating

73%

Acceptance

13,236

Students

#229

Ranking

$30,160

Tuition

University of Washington-Seattle Campus

#15 Best Colleges for Civil Engineering

University of Washington-Seattle Campus is a very large public university located in Seattle, WA ranked 110th in the US. It has a total of 39,443 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 51.76% acceptance rate. University of Washington-Seattle Campus offers 687 different majors and is best known for its Informatics, Environmental Science, and Physician Assistant Studies programs, which are all nationally ranked 2nd. With an annual tuition of $10,370 for in-state students and $37,071 for those from out-of-state, University of Washington-Seattle Campus is quite costly. 77.21% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to make more or less $57,700 per year, which is 39% greater than the national median.

Seattle, WA

www.washington.edu

A

Rating

52%

Acceptance

56,315

Students

#110

Ranking

$37,071

Tuition

Missouri University of Science and Technology

#16 Best Colleges for Civil Engineering

Missouri University of Science and Technology is a mid-sized public university located in Rolla, MO ranked 7th in Missouri. It has a total of 7,040 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting in the neighborhood of 7/9ths of applicants. Missouri University of Science and Technology offers 118 different majors and is best known for its Geological Engineering, Industrial Management, and Nuclear Engineering programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 3rd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $8,512 for students from Missouri and $26,060 for those from out-of-state, Missouri University of Science and Technology is somewhat moderately pricey. 61.41% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to draw more or less $71,200 per year, which is 71% over the national median.

Rolla, MO

https://www.mst.edu/

B+

Rating

79%

Acceptance

9,265

Students

#390

Ranking

$26,060

Tuition

Princeton University

#17 Best Colleges for Civil Engineering

Princeton University is a mid-sized private university located in Princeton, NJ ranked 5th in the nation. It has a total of 5,535 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting 5.78% of applicants. Princeton University offers 125 different majors and is best known for its Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Molecular Biology, and Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $51,870 per year, Princeton University is extremely costly. 88.56% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, entering the labor force. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn more or less $74,700 per year, which is 80% greater than the national median.

Princeton, NJ

www.princeton.edu

A+

Rating

6%

Acceptance

8,720

Students

#5

Ranking

$51,870

Tuition

University of Florida

#18 Best Colleges for Civil Engineering

University of Florida is a very large public university located in Gainesville, FL ranked 78th in America. It has a total of 38,645 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting just under 3 in every 8 applicants. University of Florida offers 433 different majors and is best known for its Exercise Physiology, Microbiological Sciences and Immunology, and Family and Community Services programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $4,477 for in-state students and $25,694 for those from out-of-state, University of Florida is somewhat moderately pricey. 85.38% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make more or less $56,000 per year, which is 35% above the national median.

Gainesville, FL

www.ufl.edu/

A+

Rating

37%

Acceptance

58,749

Students

#78

Ranking

$25,694

Tuition

Virginia Military Institute

#19 Best Colleges for Civil Engineering

Virginia Military Institute is a small public liberal arts college located in Lexington, VA ranked 219th in the US. It has a total of 1,738 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 59.54% of applicants. Virginia Military Institute offers 14 different majors and is best known for its Foreign Languages and Literatures, Civil Engineering, and International Relations and Affairs programs (nationally ranked 7th, 19th, and 23rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $9,284 for in-state students and $36,128 for those from out-of-state, Virginia Military Institute is somewhat moderately expensive. 70.7% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to take in roughly $65,700 per year, which is 58% greater than the national median.

Lexington, VA

www.vmi.edu

A

Rating

60%

Acceptance

1,738

Students

#219

Ranking

$36,128

Tuition

Carnegie Mellon University

#20 Best Colleges for Civil Engineering

Carnegie Mellon University is a large private university located in Pittsburgh, PA ranked 21st in the nation. It has a total of 7,068 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting hardly above 1/7 of applicants. Carnegie Mellon University offers 321 different majors and is best known for its Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Statistics, and Information Technology programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $55,816 per year, Carnegie Mellon University is extremely high-priced. 78.26% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to earn around $83,600 per year, which is 101% over the national median.

Pittsburgh, PA

www.cmu.edu/

A+

Rating

15%

Acceptance

15,143

Students

#21

Ranking

$55,816

Tuition

Northeastern University

#21 Best Colleges for Civil Engineering

Northeastern University is a very large private university located in Boston, MA ranked 36th in the United States. It has a total of 18,753 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, with a 18.05% acceptance rate. Northeastern University offers 186 different majors and is best known for its Human Services, Physical Therapy, and Data Modeling and Database Administration programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $52,420 per year, Northeastern University is very expensive. 73.11% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to take in approximately $67,400 per year, which is 62% greater than the national median.

Boston, MA

www.northeastern.edu

A+

Rating

18%

Acceptance

28,374

Students

#36

Ranking

$52,420

Tuition

North Carolina State University at Raleigh

#22 Best Colleges for Civil Engineering

North Carolina State University at Raleigh is a very large public university located in Raleigh, NC ranked 134th in the nation. It has a total of 28,147 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 45.13% of applicants. North Carolina State University at Raleigh offers 294 different majors and is best known for its Animal Sciences, Forestry, and Botany programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $6,535 for students from North Carolina and $26,654 for those from out-of-state, North Carolina State University at Raleigh is somewhat moderately high-priced. 73.33% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn near $52,500 per year, which is 26% over the national median.

Raleigh, NC

www.ncsu.edu

A

Rating

45%

Acceptance

39,822

Students

#134

Ranking

$26,654

Tuition

Stevens Institute of Technology

#23 Best Colleges for Civil Engineering

Stevens Institute of Technology is a mid-sized private university located in Hoboken, NJ ranked 65th in the nation. It has a total of 3,462 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting 39.96% of applicants. Stevens Institute of Technology offers 133 different majors and is best known for its Computer Engineering, Financial Mathematics, and Music Technology programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $52,134 per year, Stevens Institute of Technology is extremely pricey. 77.16% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor force. After graduation, alumni go on to make near $89,200 per year, which is 115% over the national median.

Hoboken, NJ

www.stevens.edu

A+

Rating

40%

Acceptance

7,990

Students

#65

Ranking

$52,134

Tuition

Cornell University

#24 Best Colleges for Civil Engineering

Cornell University is a very large private university located in Ithaca, NY ranked 11th in America. It has a total of 15,464 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 10.85% of applicants. Cornell University offers 323 different majors and is best known for its Human Resources, Agricultural Business and Management, and Agriculture programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $56,550 per year, Cornell University is very high-priced. 89.35% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to take home roughly $77,200 per year, which is 86% above the national median.

Ithaca, NY

www.cornell.edu

A+

Rating

11%

Acceptance

24,189

Students

#11

Ranking

$56,550

Tuition

Columbia University in the City of New York

#25 Best Colleges for Civil Engineering

Columbia University in the City of New York is a very large private university located in New York, NY ranked 9th in the United States. It has a total of 8,628 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, with a 5.45% acceptance rate. Columbia University in the City of New York offers 467 different majors and is best known for its Sustainability Studies, Art History, and Slavic, Baltic and Albanian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $58,920 per year, Columbia University in the City of New York is exceptionally high-priced. 78.72% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to bring home around $83,300 per year, which is 101% greater than the national median.

New York, NY

www.columbia.edu

A+

Rating

5%

Acceptance

33,301

Students

#9

Ranking

$58,920

Tuition