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TOP colleges in the USThis is the list of the best Engineering Colleges in North America. Amongst these colleges and universities are the reverred schools such as the MIT, Stanford, Carnegie Mellon. The order in which the colleges are listed on the site are quite representative of their rankings. However, the order should not be strictly construed to be rankings assigned to these schools. The order may vary from that listed by other ranking services.

  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. AN intellectual powerhouse, MIT is well known for its research prowess. Graduate Programs offered at MIT include a range of Engineering programs like Aeronautics and Astronautics, Biological Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computation for Design and Optimization, Computational and Systems Biology, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Engineering Systems, Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology, Leaders for Manufacturing Program (Engineering/Management), Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Science and Engineering, Polymer Science and Technology, System Design and Management.

  2. Stanford University
    Located in Palo Alto, California Stanford is a peer school of MIT. Stanford is not only known for its research capabilities, but also for its close ties with the industry (bay area – Silicon Valley). Stanford enjoys about 360 days of sunshine – great weather. The School of Engineering is home to nine departments - Aeronautics and Astronautics, Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Management Science and Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering & Mechanical Engineering. In addition to Stanford Engineering departmental programs, several engineering-related interdisciplinary programs are available.

  3. University of California, Berkeley
    A neighbor of Stanford, UCB produces several top researchers and scientists. The late UC Berkeley Physics Professor Robert J. Oppenheimer successfully conducted the detonation of the first atom bomb during World War II. Berkeley Engineering offers programs in Applied Science & Technology, Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences, Industrial Engineering & Operations Research, Materials Science & Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Nuclear Engineering.

  4. Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)
    Located in Atlanta, Georgia, GA Tech or simply Tech is one of the best core engineering schools. Georgia Tech is currently classified by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a university with very high research activity. Georgia Institute of Technology's Engineering graduate programs include Aerospace Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Engineering Science & Mechanics, Environmental Engineering, Health Systems, Industrial & Systems Engineering, Interdisciplinary Bioengineering Program, International Logistics (Executive Masters), Operations Research, Materials Science & Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Physics, Nuclear & Radiological Engineering and Polymer, Textile & Fiber Engineering.

  5. University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
    The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC, or simply Illinois) is a public research university in the state of Illinois. The presence of a steam engine on the University's seal indicates the importance of the engineering program in the University. Engineering at Illinois consistently ranks amongst the top five such engineering colleges in the United States by the U.S. News and World Report. The College of Engineering at Illinois offers Graduate Programs in Engineering divided within 12 specialized departments. The departments include Aerospace Engineering, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Bioengineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Industrial & Enterprise Systems Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Science and Engineering, Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering and Physics.

  6. California Institute of Technology
    The California Institute of Technology (commonly referred to as Caltech) is a private research university located in Pasadena, California. The Institute maintains a strong emphasis on engineering, and manages NASA's neighboring Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Caltech is ranked in the top ten universities worldwide by metrics such as citation index, Nobel Prizes, and general university rankings. The Division of Engineering and Applied Science at Caltech offers programs in Aeronautics (GALCIT), Applied & Computational Mathematics, Applied Mechanics, Applied Physics, Bioengineering, Civil Engineering, Computation & Neural Systems, Computer Science, Control & Dynamical Systems, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Science & Engineering, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering.

  7. Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh
    Carnegie Mellon University (also known as CMU or simply Carnegie Mellon) is a private research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Known for its academic rigor, CMU spent a whopping $315 million on research in the fiscal year 2006. The primary recipients of this funding were the School of Computer Science, the Software Engineering Institute, the Carnegie Institute of Technology and the Mellon College of Science. The Carnegie Institute of Technology (College of Engineering) offers master's and doctor's degrees in Biomechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Engineering and Public Policy, Information Networking, Materials Science Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.

  8. University of Southern California (Viterbi)
    The Viterbi School of Engineering (formerly the USC School of Engineering) is located at the University of Southern California. It was renamed following a $52 million donation by Andrew Viterbi. With over $135 million in external funding support, the school is among the nation's highest in volume of research activity. The Viterbi School of Engineering is currently ranked No. 7 nationally by U.S. News and World Report. The USC Viterbi School of Engineering offers over 60 different graduate degree options across Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Astronautics & Space Technology, Industrial & Systems Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Industrial & Systems Engineering, Computer science and Materials Science. The University also offers Special Masters Degree Programs in Biomedical Engineering, Medical Device & Diagnostic Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Product Development Engineering and System Safety & Security.

  9. Cornell University
    Cornell is a private university located in Ithaca, New York. Cornell's College of Engineering is very highly regarded in the engineering community, and has been ranked as being one of the top engineering programs in the nation by several rankings. The engineering physics program at Cornell was ranked #1 by U.S. News and World Report in 2008. At Cornell University's College of Engineering, there are seventeen engineering-related graduate fields namely Aerospace Engineering, Biological and Environmental Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Applied Physics, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Geological Sciences, Information Science, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Operations Research, Statistics and Theoretical and Applied Mechanics.

  10. University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI
    The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (U of M, UMich, or simply Michigan) is a public research university located in the state of Michigan. Since its founding, the College of Engineering established some of the earliest programs in various fields. Biomedical engineering is one of the newest programs established at the College of Engineering. University of Michigan’s College of Engineering offers Masters, Doctoral and interdisciplinary programs in Aerospace Engineering, Atmospheric, Oceanic & Space Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Industrial & Operations Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering, Nuclear Engineering & Radiological Sciences, Applied Physics, Macromolecular Science & Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Financial Engineering, Pharmaceutical Engineering, Plastics Engineering, Program in Manufacturing and Integrated Microsystems.

  11. University of California--San Diego (Jacobs) La Jolla, CA
    The University of California, San Diego (also UCSD) is a public research university in San Diego, California. In 2007, UC San Diego became the first university in the western region to top $1 billion in its fundraising campaign. To date, more than $1.01 billion dollars in private support has been designated to the university. The Jacobs School of Engineering offers the following programs leading to a Master's of Science (M.S.) or Master's of Engineering (M.Eng.) in Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, NanoEngineering, Structural Engineering and Electrical Engineering with Specialization in Applied Ocean Sciences, Applied Optics and Photonics, Communication Theory and Systems, Computer Engineering, Electronic Circuits and Systems, Electronic Devices and Materials, Intelligent Systems, Robotics and Control, Signal and Image Processing.

  12. University of Texas--Austin (Cockrell) Austin, TX
    The University of Texas at Austin (also referred to as the University of Texas, UT Austin, UT, or Texas) is a public research university located in Austin, Texas. The Cockrell School of Engineering is ranked 6th in the world according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities and 11th by U.S. News Report. The Cockrell School of Engineering at UT Austin offers Masters programs in Engineering in Aerospace Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Energy & Mineral Resources, Engineering Management, Engineering Mechanics, Environmental & Water Resources, Materials Science & Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Operations Research and in Petroleum Engineering. It also offers Doctoral programs in Aerospace Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Operations Research and in Petroleum Engineering.

  13. Texas A&M University--College Station (Look) College Station, TX
    Texas A&M University, often called A&M or TAMU, is a public research university located in College Station, Texas. The Dwight Look College of Engineering is 12th nationally for the number of doctoral degrees granted. The Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M Engineering offers graduate programs in Computer Engineering, Safety Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Ocean Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Distribution, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Health Physics, Nuclear Engineering and Petroleum Engineering.

  14. University of California--Los Angeles (Samueli) Los Angeles, CA
    The University of California, Los Angeles (generally known as UCLA) is a public research university located in Westwood, Los Angeles, California. The Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science is credited as the birthplace of the Internet, where the first message was sent to a computer at Stanford on October 29, 1969 by Professor Leonard Kleinrock and his research team at UCLA. UCLA’s Henry Samuel School of Engineering and Applied Science offers programs in Biomedical Engineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering and Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering. The school also offers an Online Masters of Science program in Engineering.

  15. Purdue University--West Lafayette West Lafayette, IN
    Purdue University is located in West Lafayette, Indiana. The Purdue University College of Engineering was one of the first universities that specialized in aerospace engineering. Purdue's engineering program has also educated 22 of America’s astronauts from its School of Aeronautics and Astronautics' engineering program, including Neil Armstrong and Eugene Cernan who were the first and last astronauts to have walked on the moon. The programs of graduate study that are administered at Purdue University are in Aeronautics and Astronautics, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering and Management, Engineering Education, Engineering Professional Education, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Nuclear Engineering.

  16. University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI
    The University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison, Madison, or Wisconsin) is a public research university located in Madison, Wisconsin. The UW is categorized as an RU/VH Research University (very high research activity) in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. In 2007, it had research expenditures of $913 million, making it the third largest in science and engineering and the largest in non-science expenditures in the nation. The University of Wisconsin - Madison, offers MS and Phd Programs in Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, Environmental Chemistry & Technology, Geological Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Limnology & Marine Science, Materials Engineering, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering & Engineering Physics.

  17. University of Maryland-College Park, MD
    The University of Maryland, College Park (UMD or simply Maryland) is a public research university located in the city of College Park, Maryland outside Washington, D.C. The A. James Clark School of Engineering is nationally ranked and consistently considered to have one of the top 20 Engineering programs in the country. The Princeton Review’s 2007 rankings placed the Clark school at 6th in the nation. The 2007 U.S. News and World Report placed the Clark School at 10th in the nation among public engineering schools and 16th among all engineering schools. The Clark School of Engineering offers students the chance to participate in graduate study in the following areas - Aerospace Engineering, Bioengineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Fire Protection Engineering, Master's Program in Telecommunications, Master of Engineering and Public Policy, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Professional Master of Engineering, Project Management, Reliability Engineering, Systems Engineering.

  18. Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
    Princeton University is a private research university located in Princeton, New Jersey. The School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) offers programs of graduate study and research in each of its departments: chemical engineering, civil and environmental engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical and aerospace engineering, and operations research and financial engineering.

  19. University of California-Santa Barbara, CA
    The University of California, Santa Barbara, commonly known as UCSB or UC Santa Barbara, is a public research university in Santa Barbara, California. UC Santa Barbara is a "very high activity" research university and spent $191.2 million on research expenditures. The College of Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara, offers graduate degrees (M.S. and Ph.D.) in the following areas - Chemical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Materials & Mechanical Engineering.

  20. Northwestern University (McCormick) Evanston, IL
    Northwestern University (NU) is a private research university located in Evanston, Illinois. The Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science is one of schools at Northwestern University. In October 2005, a new state-of-the-art facility named the Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center opened, giving students opportunities for learning about design and teamwork. The Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science at the Northwestern University is divided into eight departments, each of which offer masters and PhD Programs. The departments are Biomedical Engineering, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics, Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences, Materials Science and Engineering & Mechanical Engineering.

  21. Columbia University (Fu Foundation) New York, NY
    Columbia University is a private university in New York and a member of the Ivy League. The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science (popularly known as SEAS) is a school of Columbia University which awards degrees in engineering, applied physics and applied mathematics. The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) is offering graduate programs in an expanding host of fields: from financial engineering to corrosion control, and nanotechnology to biomedical engineering and also includes Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Earth and Environmental Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Operations Research and Mechanical Engineering.

  22. Harvard University Cambridge, MA
    Harvard University is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a member of the Ivy League. The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) offers doctoral and master’s degree programs that lie at the interfaces of engineering, the applied sciences (from biology to physics), and technology. Particular areas of academic focus include applied mathematics, applied physics, bioengineering, computer science, electrical engineering, environmental sciences and engineering, mechanical engineering, and engineering and physical biology.

  23. Pennsylvania State University- University Park, PA
    The Pennsylvania State University (commonly known as Penn State) is a public research university located in State College, Pennsylvania. The Penn State offers graduate programs in Acoustics, Computational Science, Aerospace Engineering, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Science and Mechanics, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering and Quality & Manufacturing Management.

  24. University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
    The University of Florida (Florida or UF) is a public research university in Gainesville, Florida. The University of Florida, College of Engineering, offers graduate programs in 11 Engineering disciplines including Agricultural & Biological Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil & Coastal Engineering, Computer & Information Science & Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Environmental Engineering Sciences, Industrial Systems Engineering, Materials Science Engineering, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Nuclear & Radiological Engineering.

  25. University of Minnesota--Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN
    The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities is a public research university located in Minneapolis. Apart from offering Dual and Integrated Degree Programs, The University of Minnesota, Institute of Technology offers graduate programs in Aerospace engineering and mechanics, Astrophysics, Biomedical engineering, Biosystems and agricultural engineering, Chemical engineering and materials science and engineering, Chemical physics, Chemistry, Civil engineering, Computer science, Control science and dynamical systems, Electrical engineering, Geological engineering, Geology, Geophysics, Industrial engineering, Infrastructure systems engineering, Management of technology, Mathematics, Mechanical engineering, Physics, Scientific computation and Software engineering.

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