Top Engineering Schools for Financial Aid

Best engineering schools for financial aid

1 California Institute of Technology 9.500
2 Princeton University 9.225
3 University of California-Riverside 9.167
4 University of Colorado at Colorado Springs 8.800
5 Old Dominion University 8.750
6 Milwaukee School of Engineering 8.750
7 The University of Alabama at Birmingham 8.714
8 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 8.559
9 University of Georgia 8.500
10 University of Virginia 8.357
11 University of Southern California (USC) 8.333
12 University of Oklahoma Norman Campus 8.000
13 Rochester Institute of Technology 8.000
14 University of Maryland University College 8.000
15 Bradley University 7.833
16 The University of Texas at Arlington 7.800
17 University of Wisconsin-Madison 7.750
18 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 7.615
19 University of Kansas 7.600
20 Polytechnic Institute of New York University 7.500
21 Oregon State University 7.500
22 North Carolina State University 7.375
23 Binghamton University – SUNY 7.375
24 Arizona State University 7.357
25 Cornell University 7.333

In addition to rating their respective programs, students often post comments regarding their experiences. One Class of 2015 student earning her graduate degree from Lamar University online wrote: “My career as an international teacher takes me around the world, so being able to get my graduate degree while traveling is a complete blessing.”

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

METHODOLOGY 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 September 30, 2013. 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.