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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.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Tuition: $49,580
Est Cost of Attendance: $84,252

Est. Avg. GRE:
Quant 167
Verbal 161
Writing 4.5

Notable programs: Aerospace, Chemical, Comp Eng, Electrical, Materials, Mechanical, Nuclear

Tuition: $54,015
Est. Cost of Attendance: $100,815

Est. Avg. GRE:
Quant 166
Verbal 161
Writing 4.5

Notable programs: Aerospace, Civil, Comp Eng, Electrical, Enviro, Materials, Mechanical

Tuition: $52,761, ($57,206 out of state)
Est Cost of Attendance: $83,107 ($87,552 out of state)

Est. 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

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Tuition: $18,256 ($34,762 out of state)
Est. Cost of Attendance: $40,738 ($57,674 out of state)

Est. Avg. GRE:
Quant 164
Verbal 158
Writing 4.5

Notable programs: Chemical, Civil, Comp Eng, Electrical, Environmental, Materials

Tuition: $16,290 ($37,324 out of state)
Est Cost of Attendance: $35,026 ($56,060 out of state)

Est. Avg. GRE:
Quant 164
Verbal 158
Writing 4.5

Notable programs: Aerospace, Biomedical, Civil, Industrial, Supply Chain

Tuition: $50,487
Est. Cost of Attendance: $85,647

Est. Avg. GRE:
Quant 167
Verbal 160
Writing 4.5

Notable programs: Aerospace, Chemical, Comp Eng, Electrical, Environmental, Mechanical

Tuition: $61,805
Est. Cost of Attendance: $83,049
Est. Avg. GRE:
Quant 164
Verbal 156
Writing 4.0

Notable programs: Aerospace and Mechanical, Astronautical, Civil, Green Technology, Nuclear

Tuition: $11,116 ($29,918 out of state)
Est. Cost of Attendance: $23,936 ($42,898 out of state)
Est. Avg. GRE:
Quant 165
Verbal 154
Writing 4.0

Notable programs: Aerospace, Civil, Computer, Industrial, Mechanical, Nuclear

Note: The chart and graph were last updated in September 2018.