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2023 Best Colleges for Engineering Science

There are about 7,129 students enrolled in Engineering Science in the USA.

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popularity

Below Average

Compared to national avg.

Diplomas received last year

1,577

Vs. National Avg.

-90%

popularity Rank

#247

cost

Average

Compared to national avg.

Median degree cost

$29K

Vs. National Avg.

18%

cost Rank

#161

salary

Average

Compared to national avg.

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

$45K

Vs. National Avg.

12%

salary Rank

#133

professors

Average

Compared to national avg.

Professor Rating

B-

Vs. National Avg.

11%

professors Rank

#127

students

Above Average

Compared to national avg.

Diversity Rating

B-

Vs. National Avg.

6%

students Rank

#117

SUMMARY

Going to school for Engineering Science is a valuable choice and typically a mandatory first step for undergraduates desiring to enter a career as a principal engineer, a senior process engineer, or a manufacturing engineer. In fact, engineering science is an uncommon major coming in at the 257th most popular degree. In the last year, there were 599 engineering science degrees conferred. In-state tuition for engineering science at private institutions is, on average, 3.9 times more spendy than their public equivalents.

With just 47 schools having programs for engineering science you may have a smaller selection of institutions that will have an option for you. If you are looking to surround yourself with other engineering science undergraduates, consider institutions in New Hampshire which have more undergraduates admitted to engineering science than any other state. Zooming out, the top region to get a degree in engineering science is in the New England region with Yale University, Harvard University, and Dartmouth College best representing the region. Interestingly, our pick of the best conference to major in engineering science is the Ivy League with Yale University, Harvard University, and Dartmouth College representing the conference. That being said, our choice for the best university for engineering science is Harvard University. You might also want to check out our list of best colleges.

The best school does not have to be the best school for every student. There might be many more perspectives to consider when selecting ​university. Things such as campus amenities, transportation services, and food could definitely alter your thoughts on where to go to university. At authority.org, we've examined the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you are interested in which engineering science college boasts the best campus, the winner is Harvard University. If you are very interested in which university boasts the best campus, then we have a whole page dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through student reviews, professor reviews, government databases, and more to compare each major in an unbiased and informative way. Here you can explore our comprehensive list for the universities with the best student life&nbspand, from that list, our pick for the university with the best student life for engineering science is Vanderbilt University. Curious why? Continue scrolling to find out more about Authority's top recommendations. Many of our conclusions will probably shock you.

If expense is a major deciding factor in your decisions, you might consider avoiding Dartmouth College. Dartmouth College&nbspappears to be the most expensive school for engineering science, at least for out of state students. That being said, we have an entire page for the most expensive&nbspcolleges that might put the expense at Dartmouth College&nbspinto perspective. You may also be interested to know that engineering science is the 176th most expensive program in the United States, with an average expense of $32,000. On a broader scale, the most expensive state for engineering science in the nation is New Hampshire with tuition and fees at the main school, Dartmouth College, of $55,605. To zoom out even further, the most costly region of the U.S. for engineering science is the New England region which is best demonstrated with Yale University with a cost of $55,500, Harvard University with a cost of $47,730, and Dartmouth College with a cost of $55,605.

Our cheapest region for engineering science is the Far West region which is represented by California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo with a cost of $17,622, California State University-Bakersfield with a cost of $17,622, and University of California-Berkeley with a cost of $41,196. More optimistically, the most affordable school for engineering science is California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo. Authority.org's comprehensive list of the most affordable colleges can be found here.

In-state attendees can anticipate paying around $11,700 for a degree in engineering science. That price grows substantially to a median of $28,300 for the out-of-state public-school student. On that note, our pick for the college representing the best value for engineering science: Harvard University. Through this link you can see our comprehensive list on the universities we believe to be the best value&nbspin general. Do know, this list is predicated on out-of-state tuition costs. A discussion of value changes when in-state tuition is considered, but we do not know in which states any one student has residency.

Earnings for engineering science students range widely, but within two years graduation students will typically earn around $70,100. There is much variation in earnings potential; top positions can experience pay up to $120,500. Straight out of college, the lowest earning positions within the engineering science space make $40,100, which isn't that bad. The top earning graduates from engineering science have come from Harvard University&nbspand if you want to find the colleges with all of the highest earning graduates, we have that too.

The prevailing diversity of engineering science sits very highly, coming within the 94th percentile of all majors. The university with the most composite diversity for engineering science is Yale University&nbspand here you can find our comprehensive list of the schools which have the most diversity. The financial diversity of Engineering Science is only in the 35th percentile of all majors. Racial diversity is actually greater, ranking in the 94th percentile. White undergraduates make up the largest proportion at 46% of students studying engineering science. Additionally, 68% of students seeking an engineering science degree are men.

The median ranking of engineering science professors is 4.3 stars, a score that is 8% greater than the median for all majors; which is a pretty good score. If you want to find the most popular engineering science professor nationally, look no further than Molly Weinburgh at Texas Christian University. This may be surprising, but the highest rated instructors of engineering science by student are found at California State University-Long Beach. As we consider information other than just rankings we find that the university with the best instructors for engineering science is Harvard University. You will find an explanation of our evolving ranking methodology for the best overall professors here, along with many of the top professors in the U.S.

Finally, the most difficult college to get into for engineering science is Harvard University. While we do not necessarily see the value in it, we have an extensive list of the hardest colleges to get into. With that said, here at Authority we hope you understand that considering university with context primarily derived from superlatives could be said to be the root of many of higher education's fundamental issues. We at Authority hope you read our other pages on different colleges and explore a few of our helpful background 'blog posts' on important things to look for as your college search continues.

Top 25 Best Colleges for Engineering Science

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Rating

#1 2023 Best Colleges for Engineering Science

Yale University

New Haven, CT | https://www.yale.edu/

7%

Acceptance

14,910

Students

#8

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#2 2023 Best Colleges for Engineering Science

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA | www.harvard.edu/

5%

Acceptance

41,024

Students

#3

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#3 2023 Best Colleges for Engineering Science

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN | www.vanderbilt.edu/

12%

Acceptance

13,918

Students

#17

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#4 2023 Best Colleges for Engineering Science

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI | https://umich.edu/

26%

Acceptance

49,530

Students

#33

Ranking

$52K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#5 2023 Best Colleges for Engineering Science

Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH | www.dartmouth.edu/

9%

Acceptance

7,171

Students

#15

Ranking

$60K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#6 2023 Best Colleges for Engineering Science

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

University Park, PA |

0%

Acceptance

0

Students

#0

Ranking

$0

Tuition

A+

Rating

#7 2023 Best Colleges for Engineering Science

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL | www.northwestern.edu/

9%

Acceptance

25,870

Students

#12

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#8 2023 Best Colleges for Engineering Science

Tufts University

Medford, MA | https://www.tufts.edu/

16%

Acceptance

13,458

Students

#37

Ranking

$61K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#9 2023 Best Colleges for Engineering Science

Washington and Lee University

Lexington, VA | www.wlu.edu/

25%

Acceptance

2,269

Students

#43

Ranking

$57K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#10 2023 Best Colleges for Engineering Science

University of California-Berkeley

Berkeley, CA | www.berkeley.edu/

17%

Acceptance

45,878

Students

#55

Ranking

$44K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#11 2023 Best Colleges for Engineering Science

University of Rochester

Rochester, NY | https://www.rochester.edu/

35%

Acceptance

14,171

Students

#53

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#12 2023 Best Colleges for Engineering Science

Trinity University

San Antonio, TX | https://new.trinity.edu/

34%

Acceptance

2,843

Students

#126

Ranking

$46K

Tuition

A

Rating

#13 2023 Best Colleges for Engineering Science

Arizona State University Campus Immersion

Tempe, AZ | www.asu.edu/

88%

Acceptance

82,880

Students

#332

Ranking

$29K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#14 2023 Best Colleges for Engineering Science

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus

Pittsburgh, PA | www.pitt.edu/

64%

Acceptance

35,563

Students

#155

Ranking

$34K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#15 2023 Best Colleges for Engineering Science

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

New Brunswick, NJ | https://newbrunswick.rutgers.edu/

67%

Acceptance

56,178

Students

#152

Ranking

$32K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#16 2023 Best Colleges for Engineering Science

Dordt University

Sioux Center, IA | www.dordt.edu/

72%

Acceptance

1,769

Students

#505

Ranking

$33K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#17 2023 Best Colleges for Engineering Science

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo, CA | calpoly.edu/

38%

Acceptance

22,817

Students

#114

Ranking

$26K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#18 2023 Best Colleges for Engineering Science

Colorado State University-Fort Collins

Fort Collins, CO | colostate.edu/

84%

Acceptance

37,806

Students

#426

Ranking

$31K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#19 2023 Best Colleges for Engineering Science

University of California-San Diego

La Jolla, CA | www.ucsd.edu/

37%

Acceptance

40,547

Students

#61

Ranking

$44K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#20 2023 Best Colleges for Engineering Science

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Troy, NY | www.rpi.edu/

57%

Acceptance

8,256

Students

#72

Ranking

$57K

Tuition

C+

Rating

#21 2023 Best Colleges for Engineering Science

St. Mary's University

San Antonio, TX | www.stmarytx.edu/

85%

Acceptance

3,757

Students

#1280

Ranking

$34K

Tuition

A

Rating

#22 2023 Best Colleges for Engineering Science

New Jersey Institute of Technology

Newark, NJ | www.njit.edu/

66%

Acceptance

13,619

Students

#254

Ranking

$33K

Tuition

C

Rating

#23 2023 Best Colleges for Engineering Science

Wheeling University

Wheeling, WV | www.wju.edu/

77%

Acceptance

880

Students

#1375

Ranking

$29K

Tuition

B

Rating

#24 2023 Best Colleges for Engineering Science

Bethany Lutheran College

Mankato, MN | https://www.blc.edu/

65%

Acceptance

884

Students

#859

Ranking

$28K

Tuition

A

Rating

#25 2023 Best Colleges for Engineering Science

The College of New Jersey

Ewing, NJ | https://www.tcnj.edu/

51%

Acceptance

8,943

Students

#173

Ranking

$28K

Tuition

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