2018 Best Schools for a Master's in Engineering

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This list ranks the top 25 schools that offer master's degrees in engineering, based on student ratings. The list includes well-known Ivy League schools like Harvard, Brown, and Princeton alongside popular public schools like Virginia Tech, West Virginia University, The University of Tennessee, and Texas A & M. The annual out-of-state tuition for the Massachusetts Institute for Technology is $49,272 while the annual out-of-state tuition for The University of Texas - Austin is $20,762. Annual out-of-state tuition for Georgia Institute of Technology is $30,064 and for University of Michigan - Ann Arbor it is $42,016.

A student from University of Michigan's program commented on the uniqueness of their space science classes, writing "[The] AOSS program in the University of Michigan provides great... opportunities for studying Space Science and applications. The department is a great community, where you can learn and do research." Another student commented on the helpfulness of the faculty and administration, saying, "I will simply say that if you have a question, there is someone with an answer or at the very least willing to help." To read more reviews from engineering masters' students and graduates, click on the names of the colleges listed below.

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Rank College Campus Location 2018 Student Score
#1 #1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Campus Location Cambridge (MA) 2018 Student Score 96.80
#2 #2 Harvard University Campus Location Cambridge (MA) 2018 Student Score 96.67
#3 #3 University of Georgia Campus Location Athens (GA) 2018 Student Score 93.13
#4 #4 West Virginia University Campus Location Morgantown (WV) 2018 Student Score 92.14
#5 #5 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Campus Location Blacksburg (VA) 2018 Student Score 91.85
#6 #6 Princeton University Campus Location Princeton (NJ) 2018 Student Score 90.94
#7 #7 Brigham Young University Campus Location Provo (UT) 2018 Student Score 89.64
#8 #8 Drexel University Campus Location Philadelphia (PA) 2018 Student Score 89.23
#9 #9 Brown University Campus Location Providence (RI) 2018 Student Score 88.85
#10 #10 The University of Texas at Austin Campus Location Austin (TX) 2018 Student Score 88.83
#11 #11 Johns Hopkins University Campus Location Baltimore (MD) 2018 Student Score 87.19
#12 #12 Stanford University Campus Location Stanford (CA) 2018 Student Score 86.53
#13 #13 University of Utah Campus Location Salt Lake City (UT) 2018 Student Score 86.19
#14 #14 Duke University Campus Location Durham (NC) 2018 Student Score 85.88
#15 #15 Texas A & M University-College Station Campus Location College Station (TX) 2018 Student Score 85.40
#16 #16 New York University Campus Location New York (NY) 2018 Student Score 85.00
#17 #17 University of Wisconsin - Madison Campus Location Madison (WI) 2018 Student Score 85.00
#18 #18 Iowa State University Campus Location Ames (IA) 2018 Student Score 84.44
#19 #19 University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Campus Location Ann Arbor (MI) 2018 Student Score 84.03
#20 #20 Carnegie Mellon University Campus Location Pittsburgh (PA) 2018 Student Score 83.96
#21 #21 University of California-San Diego Campus Location La Jolla (CA) 2018 Student Score 83.48
#22 #22 University of California - Los Angeles Campus Location Los Angeles (CA) 2018 Student Score 83.45
#23 #23 Georgia Institute of Technology Campus Location Atlanta (GA) 2018 Student Score 83.25
#24 #24 The University of Tennessee - Knoxville Campus Location Knoxville (TN) 2018 Student Score 83.20
#25 #25 Cornell University Campus Location Ithaca (NY) 2018 Student Score 83.18


Our goal in presenting this school data is to create a standardized and trustworthy method to assess institutions based on reliable statistics. In order for a school to be eligible to be featured on a 2018 Top Programs List, at least five students from that particular degree program must have submitted feedback on their institution. Graduate Programs only considers regionally or nationally accredited, non-profit institutions for our rankings. Aggregated student rating values were multiplied by 20 to create a Student Score out of 100; in the event of a tie, schools were awarded the same rank value.

Together with our internal recommend rate data, which is calculated based on tens of thousands of student reviews submitted to our site, the data used in the school listings were gathered in 2016-2017 from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). This site is the primary governmental entity for gathering and presenting data related to education. NCES data is updated annually. However, in many cases the most recently available data will not be for the current academic year. Additionally, tuition rates may vary by program, so prospective students should contact a representative from their institution of choice for more details.

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This indicates that a school has an annual tuition of $15,000 or less as reported to the National Center for Education Statistics or based on the school's website.