Top Engineering Schools for Financial Aid

Top engineering schools for financial aid

1 Yale University 9.63
2 Princeton University 9.50
3 Rice University 9.20
4 California Institute of Technology 9.19
5 The Ohio State University 9.00
6 The University of Alabama at Birmingham 8.85
7 University of Delaware 8.80
8 University at Buffalo, State University of New York 8.76
9 University of California-Riverside 8.75
10 The University of Texas at El Paso 8.63
11 University of Georgia 8.60
11 University of Virginia 8.60
13 University of California Santa Cruz 8.56
14 University of Minnesota Twin Cities 8.52
15 University of Colorado at Colorado Springs 8.50
16 Brown University 8.38
17 Old Dominion University 8.35
18 Virginia Commonwealth University 8.33
19 Bradley University 8.25
20 University of Wisconsin-Madison 8.19
21 Louisiana State University 8.17
22 Vanderbilt University 8.11
23 University of Utah 8.00
24 Virginia Tech 7.93
25 University of Arizona 7.83

In addition to rating their respective programs, students often post comments regarding their experiences. One Class of 2016 student earning his graduate engineering degree from Stanford University wrote: ‚ÄúStanford’s program offers many pros, two of the most prevalent are the quality and accessibility of professors and the opportunities the school provides both professionally and academically. The main con for the engineering program is that the workload is very significant and sometimes prevents students from being able to take advantage of everything that Stanford offers.”

Students can continue to review their programs at www.graduateprograms.com and qualify to win a $1,000 scholarship, awarded once per semester. Reviews will be incorporated into upcoming program rankings.

METHODOLOGY

Graduateprograms.com reaches current and recent graduate students through scholarship entries as well as social media platforms. These program rankings cover a period from September 1, 2012 to March 31, 2015. Graduateprograms.com assigns 15 ranking categories to each graduate program at each graduate school. Rankings cover a variety of student topics, such as academic competitiveness, career support, financial aid, and quality of network.

For a given graduate program, rankings are determined by calculating the average score for each program based on the 15 ranking categories. These scores are then compared across all ranked schools for that program and are translated into a final ranking for that graduate program, i.e., business and management. A given graduate program is not ranked until a minimum threshold of graduate student surveys is completed for that graduate program.