Top 20 engineering undergrad schools?

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By Akutenshi (Akutenshi) on Thursday, August 05, 2004 - 07:31 pm: Edit

Hi everyone.
I'm probably going to major in electrical/computer engineering, and I'm going to be a senior in high school next year, so I'm looking into colleges/universities.

So does anyone have a list of the top 20 or so electrical/computer engineering undergrad schools, or just the top 20 or so engineering undergrad schools in general?

If not, please write what you think are the top 10-20. Thanks!


By Im_Blue (Im_Blue) on Thursday, August 05, 2004 - 08:20 pm: Edit

US News Rankings:

Top 20 Electrical Engineering:
MIT, Stanford, Berkeley, Illinois, Michigan, Caltech, Georgia Tech, Purdue, Cornell, Carnegie Mellon, Texas, Princeton, UCLA, Washington, Rice / Virginia Tech, RPI / Texas A&M / UCSD, Northwestern

Top 20 Computer Engineering:
MIT, Stanford, Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon, Illinois, Georgia Tech / Michigan, Cornell, Caltech, Washington, Princeton, Texas, Purdue, Wisconsin, UCLA, UCSD, Northwestern, Duke / Johns Hopkins / Rice / Virginia Tech

Top 20 Engineering:
MIT, Stanford / Berkeley, Caltech, Georgia Tech / Illinois, Michigan, Carnegie Mellon, Cornell / Purdue, Princeton / Texas, Johns Hopkins / Northwestern / Wisconsin, Penn State, Texas A&M / Minnesota / Virginia Tech, Duke / RPI / Rice / UCLA / Washington

By Samadamz (Samadamz) on Thursday, August 05, 2004 - 08:57 pm: Edit

Im Blue: Do you happen to have the Chem-e US News Rankings?

By Sammywu (Sammywu) on Thursday, August 05, 2004 - 10:19 pm: Edit

---Im Blue

Where u get "top 20" ranking of each specific engineering major.

Because when I read the US News ranking, it only shows top 5 ranking of each engineering speciality.

By Im_Blue (Im_Blue) on Thursday, August 05, 2004 - 11:30 pm: Edit

Top Chemical Engineering:
MIT, Minnesota, Berkeley, Wisconsin, Caltech, Stanford / Texas, Delaware, Illinois, Princeton / Michigan, Georgia Tech / Purdue, Carnegie Mellon / Cornell, UCSB, Penn State, Northwestern / Penn, Iowa State, Johns Hopkins / North Carolina State / Rice / Virginia Tech

These are from the online US News rankings, which show the top 25 or so of each Engineering specialty.

By Sammywu (Sammywu) on Thursday, August 05, 2004 - 11:43 pm: Edit

that's cool

By Boomer01 (Boomer01) on Friday, August 06, 2004 - 03:19 am: Edit

do you have the list for biomedical too?

By Im_Blue (Im_Blue) on Friday, August 06, 2004 - 03:53 am: Edit

Johns Hopkins, Duke, UCSD, Case Western, MIT, Penn, Georgia Tech, Northwestern, BU / Michigan, Washington, Vanderbilt, Berkeley, Rice, Virginia, RPI, Tulane, Pittsburgh / Utah / Wisconsin

By 007 (007) on Friday, August 06, 2004 - 05:13 am: Edit

What about Computer Science??...... Please

By Alexandre (Alexandre) on Friday, August 06, 2004 - 06:08 am: Edit

Listen, let us make the list short and sweet:

007, I discuss Computer Science programs toward the end of this post.

Top undergrad Engineering:
Illinois-Urbana Champaign
Michigan-Ann Arbor
Canregie Mellon
Georgia Tech

There are some speciality schools. For example, if you are interested in:
Aerospace: Princeton, Texas-Austin and Maryland are excellent.

Biomedical Engineering: Johns Hopkins, Duke, UCSD, Penn, BU, Washington-Seattle and Case Western are awesome.

Chemical: Wisconsin-Madison, Minnesota-Twin Cities, Delaware, Princeton, UCSB and Texas-Austin are excellent.

Civil Engineering: Texas-Austin and Northwestern are amazing.

Computer Engineering: Princeton, Washington-Seattle and Texas-Austin are excellent.

Environmental: Johns Hopkins, UNC-Chapel Hill are excellent.

Industrial: Penn State-University Park, Northwestern, Virginia Tech and Texas A&M are good.

Materials: Northwestern and UCSB are amazing and Penn State and Florida are also good.

Electrical and Mechanical: The top 10 overall programs mentioned at the top are probably the best.

Then you have the small, LAC-style Engineering programs that are probably just as some way even better than the above mentioned schools. They are more limited in their offerings and resources, but they are incredible in teaching and theory:
Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo
Cooper Union
Harvey Mudd
Kettering (previously known as GMI)
Rose Hulman

For Computer Science, we are talking a completely different ball bame. The top 4 are pretty much in a league of their own.

Carnegie Mellon

After those, you have 5 more excellent programs:
Illinois-Urbana Champaign

And then you have a bunch of decent programs, including:
Cal-Los Angeles
Cal-San Diego
Georgia Tech
Maryland-College Park
Michigan-Ann Arbor
North Carolina-Chapell Hill
Purdue-West Lafayette

I hope this helps.

By Hhn3 (Hhn3) on Tuesday, August 17, 2004 - 12:16 am: Edit

Alexandre, thanks for the info. I have had trouble finding info on cmptr sci. Are these based on someone's rankings or gen'l knowledge? Any idea how Rose-Hulman would be for CS?

By Alexandre (Alexandre) on Tuesday, August 17, 2004 - 01:07 am: Edit

The rankings are based on the USNWR. As for Rose Hulman, they are indeed excellent in CS.

By Alan5 (Alan5) on Tuesday, August 17, 2004 - 06:58 am: Edit


By Flopsy (Flopsy) on Tuesday, August 17, 2004 - 10:35 am: Edit

For those too lazy to click:

S.No University/College
1 Massachusetts Inst of Technology
2 Stanford University
3 University of California-Berkeley
4 California Institute Technology
5 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
6 Georgia Institute of Technology
7 University of Michigan
8 Cornell University
9 Carnegie Mellon University
10 University of Texas at Austin
11 Purdue University
12 University of California- San Diego
13 University of California- Los Angeles
14 Texas A&M University
15 Princeton University
16 Pennsylvania State University
17 University of Wisconsin-Madison
18 University of Maryland College Park
19 Harvard University
20 University of California-Santa Barbara
21 University of Southern California
22 University of Minnesota
23 Northwestern University
24 Johns Hopkins University
25 Virginia Polytech Inst & State University
26 Ohio State University
27 University of Virginia
28 Columbia University (FU)
29 University of Pennsylvania
30 Duke University
31 Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst
32 North Carolina State University
33 Rice University
34 University of Washington
35 University of Florida
36 University of California-Davis
37 Washington University -St. Louis
38 Yale University
39 University of Massachusetts at Amherst
40 Michigan State University
41 Iowa State University
42 University of Arizona
43 University of California-Irvine
44 University of Colorado-Boulder
45 Case Western Reserve University
46 Rutgers State University-New Brunswick
47 University of Notre Dame
48 Lehigh university
49 Northeastern University
50 University of Rochester
51 University of Delaware
52 University of Iowa
53 Brown University
54 Arizona State University
55 Drexel University

By Toblin (Toblin) on Tuesday, August 17, 2004 - 12:10 pm: Edit

In most large research institutions undergrads are ignored and do not get to play with the neat toys. Check out this list:

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