Best Engineering Schools in the United States - University Rankings 2021

If you want to study Engineering in the United States, there are many universities and colleges you can choose from. On our portals alone, there are over 3,600 Bachelors and 2,900 Masters in Engineering in the US.

But which academic institutions are the best for future engineers? Well, based on the rankings created by Times Higher Education, TopUniversities, U.S. News, and Niche, these are the top engineering schools in the US:

1. Best engineering schools in the US – Times Higher Education Subject Rankings 2021

Check out the full ranking on the Times Higher Education website.

2. Best engineering schools in the US – TopUniversities Subject Rankings 2021

See the complete ranking on the TopUniversities website.

3. Best engineering schools in the US – U.S. News Rankings 2021

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • Stanford University
  • University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Harvard University
  • University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
  • University of Texas - Austin
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Purdue University - West Lafayette

View other ranked engineering schools on the U.S. News website.

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4. Best engineering schools in the US – Niche Rankings 2021

The rankings created by Niche are based on data from the US Department of Education and reviews from students and alumni. The main criteria taken into consideration are SAT/ACT scores of students, demand of Engineering programme(s), research expenditures per student, percentage of US graduates, and others.

See the full list of top engineering schools on the Niche website.

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Student reviews of the best engineering schools in the USA

In addition to the rankings listed above, we've decided to include several reviews from Engineering alumni to give you a better idea about what's it like to study at one of the best American engineering schools.

Yale University

“Yale is a great place to study because it fosters the interdepartmental exchange between scholars of different fields. The opportunities at Yale are immense. Support exists in every fashion. Facilities and resources are unparalleled. Definitely recommend.”

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

“The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign was a giant university for someone from rural downstate Illinois. Right from day one the university sought to make everyone feel welcomed. The campus may be huge, and the number of students enrolled may have been a lot to some, but I think it added to the school dynamic for the most part.

At times class sizes can be overwhelming and hard for first and second years to feel they can stay afloat. Besides a complaint about some class sizes, my experience was nothing short of amazing. The professors were always willing to help, especially the TA's. There were so many programs and extracurricular activities that you never felt bored or that you didn't have something to do.”

University of California, Los Angeles

“Studying at UCLA was one of the greatest experiences of my life. The academics are rigorous and challenging without the pretentiousness of an Ivy League or private school. I always had quality professors, many of which are making great advances in their respective fields. As the leading research institute in the country, there are many opportunities to get involved with those kinds of opportunities.

The social life is also great. It's the largest UC school in terms of population. There are many social/academic clubs and societies. Definitely a great school. And the location in West LA is perfect. You're only 10 minutes from Santa Monica, 1 minute from Beverly Hills, and 20 minutes from West Hollywood.”

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