Best Colleges for Engineering

128,724

Graduates Per Year

$72K

Average Salary

#3

Most Popular Major

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TOP

5

Popularity

Very Popular

128,724

1991% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

674

251% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

2

Business Administration and Management

146,366

3

Engineering

128,724

4

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

126,493

Cost

Expensive

$48,030

50% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

53

Stringed Instruments

$48,305

54

Engineering

$48,030

55

Public Policy Analysis

$47,794

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25

Salary

Very High Salary

$65,881

71% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

18

Mechanical Engineering

$66,370

19

Engineering

$65,881

20

Architectural Engineering

$65,667

Professors

Very Bad

3.8/5

5% NATIONAL AVG

Median Student Rating

Highest Student Rated Professors

273

Accounting

274

Engineering

275

Computer and Information Sciences

Students

Very Diverse

4.2/5

16.02% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

74

Applied Mathematics

75

Engineering

76

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SUMMARY

Going to school for Engineering is a valuable choice and ordinarily a needed first step for undergrads hoping to pursue a career as a mechanical engineer, an electrical engineer, or a manufacturing systems engineer. In fact, engineering is an extremely popular degree choice, coming in at the 3rd most popular area of study. Last academic year, there were 128,724 engineering diplomas received. In-state tuition for engineering at private universities is, on average, 3.9 times more expensive than their public counterparts.

There are 674 institutions which offer engineering. This number of colleges is on par with other majors offered in the United States. If you're looking to immerse yourself with other engineering undergrads, look at institutions in California which have more students admitted to engineering than any other state. More generally, the best region to study engineering is in the Southeast region with Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus, North Carolina State University at Raleigh, and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University best representing the region. Interestingly, our pick of the best conference to major in engineering is the Big Ten Conference with University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus, and Purdue University-Main Campus representing the conference. From our extensive list on the best colleges, our selection for the best university for engineering is Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The 'best' school might not actually be the best school for you. There can be tons of facets to consider when selecting ​university. External stuff such as campus amenities, transportation services, and food could definitely change your inclinations of which school to attend. Here at authority.org, we weighed the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you want to know which engineering university is home to the top campus, the winner is Northeastern University. If, for example, you are very interested in which college is home to the top campus, we have an entire list dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through government databases, student reviews, professor reviews, and more so we can compare all U.S. majors in an unbiased and informative way. Here you can find our comprehensive list for the schools with the best student life and our selection for the university with the best student life for engineering is Cornell University. Are you curious why? Keep scrolling to learn more about our top recommendations. Many of our decisions might shock you.

If cost is a primary deciding factor in your decisions, you might be cautious about Columbia University in the City of New York. Columbia University in the City of New York is our most expensive college for engineering, at least regarding out of state attendance. That being said, we have a page for the most expensive schools that could put the price tag at Columbia University in the City of New York into perspective. For more context, you may care to know that engineering is the 54th most expensive program in America, with an average bill of $48,000. On a broader scale, the most expensive state for engineering in the country is Massachusetts with tuition and fees at the primary three institutions of $54,720 at Boston University, totalling $53,940 at Smith College, and tuition and fees amounting to $53,940 at Tufts University. To zoom out even further, the most costly region of the country for engineering is the New England region which is best demonstrated with Trinity College with a cost of $56,380, Tufts University with a cost of $57,324, and Brown University with a cost of $57,112.

Our cheapest region for engineering is the Rocky Mountains region which is represented by Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs with a cost of $11,896, Brigham Young University-Idaho with a cost of $4,208, and Brigham Young University-Provo with a cost of $5,790. In better news, the most affordable college for engineering is University of Florida. Authority.org's comprehensive list of the most affordable colleges can be found here.

In-state students can anticipate paying about $10,400 for a degree in engineering. The cost grows substantially to an average of $24,200 for an out-of-state public-school student. As such, you might be interested in our pick for the school with the best value for engineering: Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Here you can find our comprehensive list about the universities we see as being the best value overall. With that said, this idea is predicated on being an out-of-state student. The value proposition changes when it comes to in-state tuition, 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 engineering majors range widely, but within two-years of graduation graduates will typically earn around $72,100. There can be a lot of variation in pay; highest paid earners can bring in up to $108,400. Even straight out of university, the lowest earning opportunities within the engineering field make $48,900, which could be worse. The top earning grads for engineering have come from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and if you are looking for colleges with all of the highest earning graduates, Authority has that too.

The all-around diversity of engineering ranks pretty high, ranking within the 81st percentile of all majors. The college with the most composite diversity for engineering is Massachusetts Institute of Technology and here you can find our general list of the colleges with the most diversity. The overall financial diversity of the Engineering major is only within the 24th percentile of all majors. Racial diversity is greater than financial diversity, ranking in the 82nd percentile. White students make up the largest share at 46% of those studying engineering. Additionally, 74% of students pursuing an engineering degree are men.

The median rating for engineering's professors is 3.8 stars, a ranking that is 5% lower than the median for all majors; which is a subpar ranking. If you want to find the most popular engineering professor in the nation, take a look at Adam Reed from University of Nevada-Reno. It might surprise you, but the highest rated professors of engineering from student rankings come from New Jersey Institute of Technology. If we incorporate data beyond simply rankings it becomes clear that the university with comprehensively the best instructors for engineering is Massachusetts Institute of Technology. You can find an explanation of our evolving ranking methodology of the best overall professors here, as well as many of the top examples of professors in the U.S.

Finally, the most difficult school to get into for engineering is Stanford University. While we do not necessarily see the value in it, we have a general page for the hardest colleges to get into. That being said, here at Authority we do hope you understand that approaching the education process from context primarily built on superlatives might create problems. We at Authority hope you read our other pages on different topics and read a couple of our background pages on essential details to think about as your school search continues.

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Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus

#1 Best Colleges for 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

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

#2 Best Colleges for 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

Stanford University

#3 Best Colleges for 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

Colorado School of Mines

#4 Best Colleges for Engineering

Colorado School of Mines is a mid-sized public school of engineering and technology located in Golden, CO ranked 113th in the nation. It has a total of 5,116 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 53.08% acceptance rate. Colorado School of Mines offers 77 different majors and is best known for its Geological Engineering, Applied Physics, and Petroleum Engineering programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $16,650 for in-state students and $37,350 for those from out-of-state, Colorado School of Mines is quite costly. 78.76% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $84,900 per year, which is 104% greater than the national median.

Golden, CO

www.mines.edu

A

Rating

53%

Acceptance

6,639

Students

#113

Ranking

$37,350

Tuition

Purdue University-Main Campus

#5 Best Colleges for 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

Texas A & M University-College Station

#6 Best Colleges for 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

A

Rating

58%

Acceptance

73,267

Students

#124

Ranking

$34,981

Tuition

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

#7 Best Colleges for Engineering

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor is a very large public university located in Ann Arbor, MI ranked 37th in the nation. It has a total of 31,206 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, accepting more or less 2 in 9 applicants. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor offers 433 different majors and is best known for its Experimental Psychology, Data Modeling and Database Administration, and German Language and Literature programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $15,230 for students from Michigan and $50,872 for those from out-of-state, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor is exceptionally pricey. 86.28% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to take home more or less $63,400 per year, which is 53% greater than the national median.

Ann Arbor, MI

https://umich.edu/

A+

Rating

23%

Acceptance

48,218

Students

#37

Ranking

$50,872

Tuition

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

#8 Best Colleges for Engineering

Worcester Polytechnic Institute is a mid-sized private university located in Worcester, MA ranked 89th in the nation. It has a total of 4,879 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 49.37% acceptance rate. Worcester Polytechnic Institute offers 116 different majors and is best known for its Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering, Game and Interactive Media Design, and Engineering programs (nationally ranked 1st, 7th, and 8th respectively). With an annual tuition of $51,604 per year, Worcester Polytechnic Institute is very pricey. 85.88% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make more or less $84,900 per year, which is 104% over the national median.

Worcester, MA

https://www.wpi.edu/

A+

Rating

49%

Acceptance

7,505

Students

#89

Ranking

$51,604

Tuition

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

#9 Best Colleges for 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

Carnegie Mellon University

#10 Best Colleges for 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

North Carolina State University at Raleigh

#11 Best Colleges for 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

#12 Best Colleges for 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

Northeastern University

#13 Best Colleges for 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

Cornell University

#14 Best Colleges for 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

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

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

#16 Best Colleges for Engineering

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is a mid-sized private university located in Troy, NY ranked 70th in the United States. It has a total of 6,706 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 47.41% acceptance rate. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute offers 145 different majors and is best known for its Computer Engineering Technologies, Game and Interactive Media Design, and Nuclear Engineering programs (nationally ranked 1st, 4th, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $54,000 per year, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is exceptionally expensive. 82.28% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, joining the labor force. After graduation, alumni go on to take home about $82,000 per year, which is 97% greater than the national median.

Troy, NY

www.rpi.edu

A+

Rating

47%

Acceptance

8,156

Students

#70

Ranking

$54,000

Tuition

Missouri University of Science and Technology

#17 Best Colleges for 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

Johns Hopkins University

#18 Best Colleges for Engineering

Johns Hopkins University is a very large private university located in Baltimore, MD ranked 7th in the United States. It has a total of 8,185 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting more or less one in every ten applicants. Johns Hopkins University offers 362 different majors and is best known for its Public Health, Neuroscience, and Biophysics programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $55,350 per year, Johns Hopkins University is very expensive. 83.58% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, entering the labor force. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn more or less $73,200 per year, which is 76% over the national median.

Baltimore, MD

www.jhu.edu

A+

Rating

11%

Acceptance

33,543

Students

#7

Ranking

$55,350

Tuition

The University of Texas at Austin

#19 Best Colleges for 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

California Institute of Technology

#20 Best Colleges for Engineering

California Institute of Technology is a small private university located in Pasadena, CA ranked 19th in the United States. It has a total of 989 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting slightly north of 1 in 20 applicants. California Institute of Technology offers 93 different majors and is best known for its Computational Mathematics, Astrophysics, and Physics programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $52,506 per year, California Institute of Technology is very expensive. After college, alumni go on to take home near $85,900 per year, which is 107% over the national median.

Pasadena, CA

www.caltech.edu

A+

Rating

6%

Acceptance

2,334

Students

#19

Ranking

$52,506

Tuition

Columbia University in the City of New York

#21 Best Colleges for 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

University of California-Berkeley

#22 Best Colleges for 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

University of Florida

#23 Best Colleges for 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

University of Southern California

#24 Best Colleges for Engineering

University of Southern California is a very large private university located in Los Angeles, CA ranked 24th in the United States. It has a total of 21,909 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 11.42% of applicants. University of Southern California offers 527 different majors and is best known for its Communication and Media Studies, Film, and Gerontology programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $57,256 per year, University of Southern California is very high-priced. 87.78% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor market. After college, alumni go on to take home around $74,000 per year, which is 78% over the national median.

Los Angeles, CA

www.usc.edu/

A+

Rating

11%

Acceptance

53,186

Students

#24

Ranking

$57,256

Tuition

Princeton University

#25 Best Colleges for 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