Top Chemical Engineering Schools in USA

A chemical engineer applies knowledge of chemistry, physics, mathematics, materials and engineering to solve a problem. Academically you need minimum bachelor’s degree- B.E/B. Tech/BS or equivalent degree from a recognized institute to start a career as chemical engineer. The following list gives the top ranking Chemical Engineering schools in the USA.

Chemical Engineering School Ranking


  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Cambridge, MA
    Score: 4.9
    Tuition: $41,770 per year (full-time)

  2. Pasadena, CA
    Score: 4.8
    Tuition: $38,084 per year (full-time)

  3. University of California–Berkeley
    Berkeley, CA
    Score: 4.7
    $11,220 per year (in-state, full-time); $26,322 per year (out-of-state, full-time)

  4. Stanford University
    Stanford, CA
    Score: 4.6
    Tuition: $43,950 per year (full-time)

  5. University of Minnesota–Twin Cities
    Minneapolis, MN
    Score: 4.6
    Tuition: $14,570 per year (in-state, full-time); $22,320 per year (out-of-state, full-time)

  6. Princeton University
    Princeton, NJ
    Score: 4.3
    Tuition: $38,650 per year (full-time)

  7. University of Texas–Austin (Cockrell)
    Austin, TX
    Score: 4.3
    Tuition: $9,564 per year (in-state, full-time); $17,506 per year (out-of-state, full-time)

  8. University of Wisconsin–Madison
    Madison, WI
    Score: 4.3
    Tuition: $11,839 per year (in-state, full-time); $25,166 per year (out-of-state, full-time)

  9. University of California–Santa Barbara
    Santa Barbara, CA
    Score: 4.2
    Tuition: $12,192 per year (in-state, full-time); $27,294 per year (out-of-state, full-time)

  10. Georgia Institute of Technology
    Atlanta, GA
    Score: 4.1
    Tuition: $10,584 per year (in-state, full-time); $26,860 per year (out-of-state, full-time)

  11. University of Delaware
    Newark, DE
    Score: 4.0
    Tuition: $27,240 per year (in-state, full-time); $27,240 per year (out-of-state, full-time)

  12. University of Michigan–Ann Arbor
    Ann Arbor, MI
    Score: 3.9
    Tuition: $22,518 per year (in-state, full-time); $41,914 per year (out-of-state, full-time)

  13. Carnegie Mellon University
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Score: 3.8
    Tuition: $38,900 per year (full-time)

  14. Purdue University - West Lafayette
    West Lafayette, IN
    Score: 3.8
    Tuition: $10,332 per year (in-state, full-time); $29,134 per year (out-of-state, full-time)

  15. University of Illinois–Urbana-?Champaign
    Urbana, IL
    Score: 3.8
    Tuition: $16,352 per year (in-state, full-time); $29,618 per year (out-of-state, full-time)

  16. Cornell University
    Ithaca, NY
    Score: 3.7
    Tuition: $29,500 per year (full-time)

  17. Northwestern University (McCormick)
    Evanston, IL
    Score: 3.6
    Tuition: $43,380 per year (full-time)

  18. University of Colorado–Boulder
    Boulder, CO
    Score: 3.5
    Tuition: $12,726 per year (in-state, full-time); $28,602 per year (out-of-state, full-time)

  19. University of Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, PA
    Score: 3.5
    Tuition: $27,700 per year (full-time)

  20. North Carolina State University
    Raleigh, NC
    Score: 3.4
    Tuition: $6,883 per year (in-state, full-time); $18,931 per year (out-of-state, full-time)

  21. Pennsylvania State University - University Park
    University Park, PA
    Score: 3.3
    Tuition: $18,672 per year (in-state, full-time); $31,512 per year (out-of-state, full-time)

  22. Johns Hopkins University (Whiting)
    Baltimore, MD
    Score: 3.2
    Tuition: $43,930 per year (full-time)

  23. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    Troy, NY
    Score: 3.2
    Tuition: $43,350 per year (full-time)

  24. Rice University (Brown)
    Houston, TX
    Score: 3.2
    Tuition: $36,610 per year (full-time)

  25. University of California–Los Angeles (Samueli)
    Los Angeles, CA
    Score: 3.2
    Tuition: $12,562 per year (in-state, full-time); $27,664 per year (out-of-state, full-time)
Source: 2013 U.S.News & World Report
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