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2023 Best Colleges for Geological Engineering

There are about 1,489 students enrolled in Geological Engineering in the USA.

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popularity

Not Very Popular

Compared to national avg.

Diplomas received last year

423

Vs. National Avg.

-97%

popularity Rank

#343

cost

Somewhat Expensive

Compared to national avg.

Median degree cost

$32K

Vs. National Avg.

32%

cost Rank

#108

salary

High Paying

Compared to national avg.

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

$51K

Vs. National Avg.

28%

salary Rank

#34

professors

Very Good

Compared to national avg.

Professor Rating

B-

Vs. National Avg.

31%

professors Rank

#14

students

Average

Compared to national avg.

Diversity Rating

B-

Vs. National Avg.

5%

students Rank

#137

SUMMARY

Choosing to study Geological Engineering is a valuable choice and generally a necessary first step for students intending to enter a career as a geophysicist, a mine engineer, or a geological engineer. Interestingly, geological engineering is a very rare degree ranking as the 337th most popular degree. Last year alone, there were 248 geological engineering degrees conferred. In-state tuition at public schools is, on average, Infinity times more spendy than their private fellows.

With only 19 universities offering geological engineering there might be a smaller selection of institutions that will have an option for you. If you're looking to surround yourself with other geological engineering undergrads, consider schools in Colorado which have more undergrads admitted to geological engineering than any other state. More generally, the top region to major in geological engineering is in the Rocky Mountains region with Colorado School of Mines and Montana Technological University best representing the region. Interestingly, our selection of the best conference to major in geological engineering is the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference with Colorado School of Mines representing the conference. From our comprehensive list of the best colleges, our belief is that the best university for geological engineering is University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The best school is not necessarily the best school for every student. There might be a bunch more angels to consider when deciding on institution. Stuff like campus amenities, transportation services, and food would modify your inclinations on where to go to university. Here at Authority, we have examined the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you want to know which geological engineering university is home to the top campus, the answer is University of Wisconsin-Madison. If you are very interested in which school has the top campus, then we have an entire page dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through professor reviews, student reviews, government databases, and more so we can evaluate every major in an unbiased and informative way. Here you can explore our well researched list for the schools with the best student life&nbspand our choice for the school with the best student life for geological engineering is University of Wisconsin-Madison. Are you curious why? Continue reading to find out more about Authority's top choices. Many of our picks might surprise you.

If price is a primary deciding factor in your choice of where you attend university, you might consider avoiding Colorado School of Mines. Colorado School of Mines&nbspis our most expensive school for geological engineering, at least regarding out of state enrollment. We do have an entire list of the most expensive&nbspschools that might put the expense of Colorado School of Mines&nbspinto perspective. For more context, you might be interested to know that geological engineering is the 305th most expensive degree in the US, with an average associated cost of $23,500. On a broader scale, the most costly state for geological engineering nationally is Colorado demonstrated by a cost of $37,350 at the main college in the state Colorado School of Mines. Even more broadly, the most costly region for geological engineering is the Great Lakes region which is best demonstrated with Michigan Technological University with a cost of $36,688, and University of Wisconsin-Madison with a cost of $36,333.

Our cheapest region for geological engineering is the Plains region which is represented by Missouri University of Science and Technology with a cost of $27,921, University of North Dakota with a cost of $14,371, and South Dakota School of Mines and Technology with a cost of $11,920. In better news, the most affordable college for geological engineering is South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. Our comprehensive list of the most affordable universities can be found here.

In-state students can expect to pay in the neighborhood of $10,800 for a degree in geological engineering. The cost decreases intensely to an average of $26,300 for the out-of-state public-school student. On that note, our selection for the college with the best value for geological engineering: Colorado School of Mines. Through this link you will find our comprehensive list of the colleges we believe to be the best value&nbspoverall. That being said, this list is based on being an out-of-state student. A discussion of value changes when it comes to in-state tuition, as such, we are using out-of-state tuition as the baseline.

Earnings for geological engineering majors differ a lot, but within two-years of leaving college students will regularly make in the neighborhood of $89,400. While there can be a lot of variation in earnings potential; top earners can make up to $145,200. Right out of school, the minimum earning positions within the geological engineering field make $54,000, which could be worse. The highest earning grads from geological engineering graduated from Colorado School of Mines&nbspand if you are looking for colleges with all of the highest earning graduates, we have that too.

The general diversity of geological engineering ranks pretty bad, ranking in only the 20th percentile of all majors. The school with the highest composite diversity for geological engineering is University of Alaska Fairbanks&nbspand here you can find our general list for the colleges with the most diversity. The overall financial diversity of the Geological Engineering major only ranks in the 85th percentile compared to all other majors. Racial diversity is even lower in the 16th percentile. White students make up the largest proportion, 76%, of scholars studying geological engineering. Additionally, 71% of students pursuing a geological engineering degree are men.

The median rating for geological engineering professors is 3.5 stars, a score that is 12% worse than the median score across every major; this is a subpar ranking. If you are interested in the most popular geological engineering professor in the nation, take a look at J. David Rogers from Missouri University of Science and Technology. It might come as a shock, but the top rated geological engineering professors from student rankings are at Missouri University of Science and Technology. If we incorporate data other than simply rankings it becomes clear that the university with comprehensively the best professors for geological engineering is Colorado School of Mines. You can find more detail on our evolving ranking methodology for the best overall professors here, along with many of the top professors nationwide.

Finally, the most difficult school to get into for geological engineering is Colorado School of Mines. While we are unsure why you would be interested, we do have a detailed page for the hardest colleges to get into. But, we do hope you believe that looking at the education process from examples mainly built on superlatives might cause issues. We hope you read our more nuanced pages on different topics and explore a couple of our background articles on useful things to look out for as you continue your university search.

Top 25 Best Colleges for Geological Engineering

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Rating

#1 2023 Best Colleges for Geological Engineering

Stanford University

Stanford, CA | www.stanford.edu/

5%

Acceptance

20,961

Students

#2

Ranking

$56K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#2 2023 Best Colleges for Geological Engineering

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA | www.harvard.edu/

5%

Acceptance

41,024

Students

#3

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#3 2023 Best Colleges for Geological Engineering

Princeton University

Princeton, NJ | www.princeton.edu/

6%

Acceptance

8,532

Students

#5

Ranking

$49K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#4 2023 Best Colleges for Geological Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA | web.mit.edu/

7%

Acceptance

12,195

Students

#1

Ranking

$53K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#5 2023 Best Colleges for Geological Engineering

Yale University

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

7%

Acceptance

14,910

Students

#8

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#6 2023 Best Colleges for Geological Engineering

Rice University

Houston, TX | www.rice.edu/

11%

Acceptance

8,005

Students

#22

Ranking

$51K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#7 2023 Best Colleges for Geological Engineering

California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, CA | www.caltech.edu/

7%

Acceptance

2,319

Students

#9

Ranking

$57K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#8 2023 Best Colleges for Geological Engineering

Brown University

Providence, RI | www.brown.edu/

8%

Acceptance

10,807

Students

#13

Ranking

$61K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#9 2023 Best Colleges for Geological Engineering

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA | www.upenn.edu/

9%

Acceptance

30,688

Students

#7

Ranking

$60K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#10 2023 Best Colleges for Geological Engineering

Duke University

Durham, NC | www.duke.edu/

8%

Acceptance

17,855

Students

#6

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#11 2023 Best Colleges for Geological Engineering

Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH | www.dartmouth.edu/

9%

Acceptance

7,171

Students

#15

Ranking

$60K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#12 2023 Best Colleges for Geological Engineering

Columbia University in the City of New York

New York, NY | www.columbia.edu/

7%

Acceptance

33,882

Students

#10

Ranking

$62K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#13 2023 Best Colleges for Geological Engineering

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL | www.northwestern.edu/

9%

Acceptance

25,870

Students

#12

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#14 2023 Best Colleges for Geological Engineering

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL | www.uchicago.edu/

7%

Acceptance

20,413

Students

#11

Ranking

$61K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#15 2023 Best Colleges for Geological Engineering

Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus

Atlanta, GA | www.gatech.edu/

21%

Acceptance

43,217

Students

#42

Ranking

$34K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#16 2023 Best Colleges for Geological Engineering

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN | www.vanderbilt.edu/

12%

Acceptance

13,918

Students

#17

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#17 2023 Best Colleges for Geological Engineering

Washington University in St Louis

Saint Louis, MO | www.wustl.edu/

16%

Acceptance

17,893

Students

#18

Ranking

$57K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#18 2023 Best Colleges for Geological Engineering

Pomona College

Claremont, CA | www.pomona.edu/

9%

Acceptance

1,733

Students

#40

Ranking

$55K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#19 2023 Best Colleges for Geological Engineering

Claremont McKenna College

Claremont, CA | www.cmc.edu/

13%

Acceptance

1,361

Students

#26

Ranking

$56K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#20 2023 Best Colleges for Geological Engineering

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD | www.jhu.edu/

11%

Acceptance

34,250

Students

#4

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#21 2023 Best Colleges for Geological Engineering

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA | www.usc.edu/

16%

Acceptance

52,376

Students

#28

Ranking

$60K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#22 2023 Best Colleges for Geological Engineering

Bowdoin College

Brunswick, ME | https://www.bowdoin.edu/

9%

Acceptance

1,973

Students

#41

Ranking

$56K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#23 2023 Best Colleges for Geological Engineering

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

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

26%

Acceptance

49,530

Students

#33

Ranking

$52K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#24 2023 Best Colleges for Geological Engineering

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY | www.cornell.edu/

11%

Acceptance

24,594

Students

#14

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#25 2023 Best Colleges for Geological Engineering

University of California-Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA | www.ucla.edu/

14%

Acceptance

46,947

Students

#50

Ranking

$43K

Tuition

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