Top Mechanical Engineering Schools


Mechanical engineers are engaged in researching, developing, designing, manufacturing, and testing mechanical devices like tools, engines, machines etc. Academically you need minimum bachelor’s degree BS or equivalent from a recognized institute to start career as mechanical engineer.  The following list gives the top ranking Mechanical Engineering schools in the USA.

Rankings of Top Mechanical Engineering Schools

Rank School name Score Tuition
#1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 4.9 $41,770 per year (full-time)
Cambridge, MA
#1 Stanford University 4.9 $43,950 per year (full-time)
Stanford, CA
#3 California Institute of Technology 4.7 $38,084 per year (full-time)
Pasadena, CA
#3 University of California–Berkeley 4.7 $11,220 per year (in-state, full-time); $26,322 per year (out-of-state, full-time)
Berkeley, CA
#5 Georgia Institute of Technology 4.6 $10,584 per year (in-state, full-time); $26,860 per year (out-of-state, full-time)
Atlanta, GA
#5 University of Michigan–Ann Arbor 4.6 $22,518 per year (in-state, full-time); $41,914 per year (out-of-state, full-time)
Ann Arbor, MI
#7 University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign 4.4 $16,352 per year (in-state, full-time); $29,618 per year (out-of-state, full-time)
Urbana, IL
#8 Purdue University–West Lafayette 4.2 $10,332 per year (in-state, full-time); $29,134 per year (out-of-state, full-time)
West Lafayette, IN
#9 Cornell University 4.1 $29,500 per year (full-time)
Ithaca, NY
#10 Princeton University 4 $38,650 per year (full-time)
Princeton, NJ
#10 University of Texas–Austin (Cockrell) 4 $9,564 per year (in-state, full-time); $17,506 per year (out-of-state, full-time)
Austin, TX
#12 Carnegie Mellon University 3.9 $38,900 per year (full-time)
Pittsburgh, PA
#12 Pennsylvania State University–University Park 3.9 $18,672 per year (in-state, full-time); $31,512 per year (out-of-state, full-time)
University Park, PA
#14 Johns Hopkins University (Whiting) 3.8 $43,930 per year (full-time)
Baltimore, MD
#14 Northwestern University (McCormick) 3.8 $43,380 per year (full-time)
Evanston, IL
#14 University of California–Los Angeles (Samueli) 3.8 $12,562 per year (in-state, full-time); $27,664 per year (out-of-state, full-time)
Los Angeles, CA
#17 Texas A&M University–College Station (Look) 3.7 $277 per credit (in-state, full-time); $577 per credit (out-of-state, full-time)
College Station, TX
#17 University of Wisconsin–Madison 3.7 $11,839 per year (in-state, full-time); $25,166 per year (out-of-state, full-time)
Madison, WI
#17 Virginia Tech 3.7 $10,677 per year (in-state, full-time); $20,926 per year (out-of-state, full-time)
Blacksburg, VA
#20 Rice University (Brown) 3.6 $36,610 per year (full-time)
Houston, TX
#20 University of California–San Diego (Jacobs) 3.6 $11,220 per year (in-state, full-time); $26,322 per year (out-of-state, full-time)
La Jolla, CA
#20 University of Maryland–College Park (Clark) 3.6 $11,020 per year (in-state, full-time); $23,760 per year (out-of-state, full-time)
College Park, MD
#20 University of Minnesota–Twin Cities 3.6 $14,570 per year (in-state, full-time); $22,320 per year (out-of-state, full-time)
Minneapolis, MN
#24 Ohio State University 3.5 $11,704 per year (in-state, full-time); $29,016 per year (out-of-state, full-time)
Columbus, OH
#24 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 3.5 $43,350 per year (full-time)
Troy, NY
Source: 2013 U.S.News & World Report
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