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Engineering School

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Engineering school can be a great place for networking, research and career mapping!

Engineers are in demand – and surveys suggest that’s not likely to change in the intermediate future. U.S. employers regularly host foreign engineers on employment visas in order to fill positions, as there are not nearly enough qualified U.S. professionals to meet demand. Engineering school is probably as safe an investment as any commitment to higher education can be. At the same time, graduate engineering school can help make careers more satisfying by updating your knowledge and skills, providing opportunities for research and providing you with the graduate degree that many large employers require for advancement.

The following table lists some of the top-ranked engineering schools in the U.S.

A Note on Deadlines – Application deadlines vary by engineering school. Check with the program you are applying to for current deadline information. In general, plan on submitting your application no later than nine months prior to the semester you want to start classes.

School Notes
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Graduate Admissions
77 Massachusetts Avenue – Room 35-338
Cambridge, MA 02139


Tuition: $46,400
Avg. GRE:
Quant 166
Verbal 160
Writing 4.5
Notable programs: Aerospace, Chemical, Comp Eng, Electrical, Materials, Mechanical, Nuclear
Stanford School of Engineering
Stanford University
School of Engineering
475 Via Ortega
Stanford, CA 9430

Email contact
Tel: (650) 725-1575

Tuition: $45,729
Avg. GRE:
Quant 166
Verbal 161
Writing 4.5
Notable programs: Aerospace, Civil, Comp Eng, Electrical, Enviro, Materials, Mechanical
Berkeley Engineering
Dean’s Office, 320 McLaughlin Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-1700

Tel: (510) 642-5771

Tuition: $51,165
Avg. GRE:
Quant 165
Verbal 159
Writing 4.5
Notable programs: Chemical, Civil, Computer Eng, Electrical, Environmental, Industrial, Mechanical
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
College of Engineering
306 Engineering Hall, MC-266
1308 W. Green Street
Urbana, IL 61018

Tel: (217) 333-2151

Tuition: $17,628 ($31,626 out of state)
Avg. GRE:
Quant 164
Verbal 159
Writing 4.5
Notable programs: Chemical, Civil, Comp Eng, Electrical, Environmental, Materials
The Georgia Institute of Technology
631 Cherry St., Room 318
Atlanta, GA 30332-0321

Tel: (404) 894-1610

Tuition: $15,954 ($36,628 out of state)
Avg. GRE:
Quant 164
Verbal 160
Writing 4.5
Notable programs: Aerospace, Biomedical, Civil, Industrial, Supply Chain
The California Institute of Technology
Dean of Graduate Studies
1200 E California Blvd. MC 155-44
Pasadena, CA 91125

Contact information

Tuition: $43,710
Avg. GRE:
Quant 167
Verbal 162
Writing 4.5
Notable programs: Aerospace, Chemical, Comp Eng, Electrical, Environmental, Mechanical
USC Viterbi School of Engineering
Olin Hall of Engineering (OHE)
Rm. 106
Los Angeles, CA 90089-1450

Tel: (213) 740-4488
Email contact

Tuition: $55,350
Avg. GRE:
Quant 160
Verbal 156
Writing 4.0
Notable programs: Aerospace and Mechanical, Astronautical, Civil, Green Technology, Nuclear
Purdue University
College of Engineering
Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering
Suite 3000
701 West Stadium Ave.
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2045

Tel: (765) 494-5345

Tuition: $10,002 ($28,804 out of state)
Avg. GRE:
Quant 164
Verbal 154
Writing 4.0
Notable programs: Aerospace, Civil, Computer, Industrial, Mechanical, Nuclear