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The Best Engineering Undergraduate Programs: Official Ranking

Here’s some information on rankings of engineering undergrad programs…

Lists of majors offering the most opportunities and the best pay in the job market invariably include engineering. For students who are strong in the sciences and math, what are the best engineering programs in the country? US News and World Report’s peer assessment survey using deans and senior faculty at institutions with accredited engineering programs provides an answer. Schools were ranked on a scale of marginal (1) to distinguished (5). Rankings for undergraduate engineering programs where the doctorate is the highest degree and where a bachelor or master is the highest degree follow. Schools with a doctorate often include a wider range of undergraduate engineering courses.

Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs Where Doctorate Degree is Highest Degree
1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 4.8
2. Stanford, Stanford, CA 4.7
2. University of California/Berkeley, CA 4.7
4. California Institute of Technology, Pasadena 4.5
4. Georgia Institute of Technology, Athens 4.5
4. University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign 4.5
7. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 4.4
8. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 4.3
8. Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 4.2

Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs Where Doctorate Is Not Offered
1. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, IN 4.5
2. Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA 4.4
3. Cooper Union, New York, NY 4.1
4. California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, CA 4.0
5. US Military Academy, West Point, NY 3.9
6. Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, Needham, MA 3.8
6. US Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD 3.8
8. Bucknell University, Lewiston, PA 3.7
8. US Air Force Academy, CO 3.7
10. Villanova University, Villanova, PA 3.6

Conclusion
The payoffs of an engineering degree are high, but competition for the strongest programs is stiff. Top Test Prep offers private tutoring and test preparation with admissions experts who will help you gain admission to these programs.

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