Best Chemical Engineering Schools in the World in 2021

Chemical engineers are in high demand because many industries rely on their work and discoveries. Becoming a chemical engineer, however, is not easy. It’s an interdisciplinary area that includes principles of Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Biology, and Engineering.

The first step is enrolling in a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering. But which schools are the best for this type of studies?

1. QS Rankings 2021: Chemical Engineering

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2. World University Rankings 2021: Chemical Engineering

  • Harvard University, the US
  • University of Oxford, the UK
  • Stanford University, the US
  • MIT, the US
  • University of California, Berkeley, the US
  • University of Cambridge, the UK
  • Caltech, the US
  • Princeton University, the US
  • ETH Zurich, the US
  • Peking University, China

See other top-ranked universities on the official Times Higher Education website.

3. Shanghai Rankings 2020: Chemical Engineering

The complete ranking is available on

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Student reviews of the best chemical engineering schools in the world

Student reviews offer great insights about the academic environment, professors, social life and other aspects related to the study experience at a specific university.

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University of Cambridge

“The University of Cambridge is incredible in offering students an almost unique student experience, in terms of extra-curricular opportunities, a college community, the formals, the gowns and of course the intense and very personalised teaching. With one-to-one supervision and small teaching groups, the quality of education is very good.”

University of California, Berkeley

“UC Berkeley was an amazing academic experience. I was challenged by the faculty and students. The students were diverse. The rankings are consistently high. The professors were accessible. I feel like they want for you to succeed.”

National University of Singapore

“Excellent study experience. School has all the facilities and excellent environment which is conducive for studying. Resources are also readily available via the libraries as well as via online resources. Teaching staff are well knowledgeable and competent in their roles. Also, extremely helpful. The overall culture is positive and right for a school.”


“I spent 4 amazing years on the EPFL campus. The university offers remarkable study conditions and has given me the opportunity to meet people from all around the world. Join us!”

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