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 defines Financial Aid as: if you received Financial Aid from your school, how pleased are you with your package (grants, scholarships, etc.) and the application process?

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 Rice University wrote: “A lot of engineering programs are focused of energy and oil industries. This could be a advantage or a disadvantage, depends on individual needs. The tuition and the living cost are lower than most of the universities in this ranking.”

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 March 31, 2015. 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.