Best Electrical Engineering Schools in the United States in 2021

With a history that includes names like Nikola Tesla, Alexander Graham Bell, or Jack Kilby, you could argue that America knows a thing or two about electronics and engineering. The country is also home to prestigious academic institutions – many of them known all over the world.

But if you want to study a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, which are the best schools in the US? Here’s what the latest university rankings say:

1. U.S. News Rankings 2021: Electrical Engineering

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2. QS Rankings 2021: Electrical Engineering

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3. World University Rankings 2021: Electrical Engineering

  • Harvard University
  • Stanford University
  • MIT
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • Caltech
  • Princeton University
  • UCLA
  • Georgia Tech
  • Yale University
  • Carnegie Mellon University

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Student reviews of the best electrical engineering schools in the US

We’ve listed a few reviews from alumni of these top electrical engineering schools in America. You can find other student reviews on many university pages on our portals.

Student reviews of universities on Studyportals' websites

University of Texas at Austin

“UT Austin is a great school to get a degree from. Austin is a wonderful city, and the university’s engineering department is among the highest-ranked within the United States. The classes are rigorous – in some classes, I wish there had been more of an emphasis on learning rather than completing an overwhelming amount of homework and assignments.

The engineering school offers a variety of resources, including a study abroad office, a career assistance center, and permanent organizations dedicated to recruiting and retaining minorities and women. These very resources are what made my undergraduate career so fulfilling, and I can’t wait to embark on my journey as a global engineer.”

New York University

“My experience at NYUAD was very rewarding and fulfilling. I learned a lot about the world’s development challenges from an international student body and eye-opening classroom conversations. I had a chance to study abroad in France, Argentina, and New York to explore different cultures and learn from diverse opinions.”

University of California, Los Angeles

“Studying abroad is the best opportunity a student may experience! It allows you to have a broader view of the world. It gets you in touch with any other cultures, and you learn so many things. What I most enjoyed from UCLA was its social life.

Campus activities are very common, and students are always involved in them. I do not see any aspects that could be improved. I have experienced one of my best years in my academic life. It is a new experience, and I have enjoyed all of it.”

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