We have ranked top 50 best engineering universities, colleges and schools. This list is compiled by our team of experts, professors and engineers using various resources available on internet, comments by students and recent graduates. Another important factor in this ranking is the “acceptance rate” for admission in engineering courses. Engineering Programs with low acceptance rate are ranked higher. Funding, placements, research and location were other deciding factors in compiling this list of top 50 engineering universities, colleges and schools.
We have tried our best to present these rankings very carefully based on facts and figures without any discrimination or favors. All visitors are advised to check details about engineering programs in these universities by visiting website of each college. We have judged all these world class universities across all of their core missions - teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.
1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology- United States
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is one of the best engineering and technical universities in the world. MIT is ranked # 1 by all ranking providing institutes and organizations since last many years. The institute has earned a name due to highly valuable research findings and projects carried out at this institute. Another reason for its staying at the top is the highly capable and world’s best faculty and teaching staff at the institute. In 150 years, MIT has produced more than 70 Nobel laureates, eight of whom are members of its current faculty. From its 168-acre Charles River campus, more than 10,000 students are instructed in architecture and planning; engineering; humanities, arts and social sciences; management; science; and health sciences and technology.
2. California Institute of Technology- United States
California Institute of Technology (Caltech) is 2nd best engineering institute in the world. On average, more than 98% of graduate students offered admission at Caltech are offered a package of merit-based financial support that pays all tuition charges and provides them with a stipend. Institute has earned its name due to research, citations and teaching staff. Caltech alumni include movie director Frank Capra, who graduated in 1918, but its 124-acre campus predates nearby Hollywood. More than 30 Caltech students have won Nobel prizes, and one alumnus - Harrison Schmitt - has walked on the Moon. Home to Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, it has a faculty of about 300 teaching around 2,000 students.
3. Princeton University- United States
Who does not know about Princeton University of United States? Princeton University has one of the lowest acceptance rate in country. Recently admitted students had over 550 on the GRE verbal portion and over 700 on the GRE quantitative portion with scores varying across departments and programs. At the heart of American academic life since its charter in 1746, Princeton is one of the smallest of the private Ivy Leaguers, but can boast more than 30 Nobel laureates among its past faculty and alumni. Its 500-acre campus accommodates around 5,000 undergraduates and 2,500 postgraduates overseen by more than 1,100 academics. University has earned its name by industry income, teaching staff and citations.
4. University of California, Berkeley- United States
UC Berkley goes at number 4th ranking in top best engineering colleges in the world. Over the past decade (2000-2009), the National Science Foundation awarded more Graduate Research Fellowships to UC Berkeley students than to those of any other university (MIT was 2nd; Stanford 3rd; Harvard 4th). Vitamin E was identified here, a lost Scarlatti opera found, the flu virus identified and America's first no-fault divorce law drafted. A gold-rush by-product, the university by San Francisco Bay was chartered in 1868. To date, more than 20 faculty members have become Nobel laureates. Today's student body consists of about 36,000 members, more than 10,000 of them postgraduates.
5. Stanford University- United States
Next on the list of best engineering universities, colleges and schools is Stanford University. For Mechanical Engineers..The pay ranges for recent graduates from the undergraduate program in Mechanical Engineering is between $60,000 and $98,000, with a median salary of $74,483. Founded in 1891 by railway tycoon Leland Stanford in remembrance of his son, who died aged 16, Stanford is said to be, after Harvard, the US' most selective university, accepting around 7 per cent of applicants. Its alumni founded corporate giants including Hewlett-Packard and Google. The world's third-richest university, it teaches about 7,000 undergraduate and around 4,000 graduate students.
6. University of Cambridge- United Kingdom
University of Cambridge is ranked number 6 in the world and is situated in United Kingdom. Cambridge alumni loom large in the making of the modern world: Newton on laws and motion; Rutherford splitting the atom; Darwin on evolution; Turing's prototypical computer; Crick and Watson with DNA. Founded in 1209 by Oxford scholars who quit after a dispute with the local citizenry, Cambridge now employs more than 8,500 staff and has over 18,300 students.
7. University of Oxford- United Kingdom
If we ask someone anywhere in the world to say the names of some best universities in the world. He will probably never forget to mention Oxford University. This is the name which has fixed in every mind. Twenty-six British prime ministers, at least 30 other world leaders, 12 saints and 20 archbishops of Canterbury have been Oxonians. Oxford virtually invented college life in the 13th century. The world's third-oldest surviving university offers approximately 12,000 undergraduates a choice of 38 colleges and six permanent private-residence halls.
8. University of California, Los Angeles- United States
University of California is ranked at position 8 among Top 50 Engineering Universities, Colleges, Schools. During the 2009-10 academic year, 52% of UCLA undergraduates received financial aid (including student and parent loans); average award was $17,008. Close to Hollywood and with a celebrated film and television school, UCLA is a cinematic magnet. Established in 1919, it has about 26,000 staff and around 38,500 students. A leader in college athletics, the institution comprises five undergraduate colleges, seven professional schools and five health science schools.
9. ETH Zürich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich– Switzerland
You don't have to be Albert Einstein to study here - every Swiss citizen who has sat the Matura (matriculation) is eligible - but it doesn't hurt. ETH Zurich (heir to the Federal Polytechnic Institute, set up in 1855) now teaches around 15,000 students in 16 faculties. Einstein received his diploma here in 1901. ETH Zürich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich is ranked among top 10 best engineering and technology institutes since last many years. It has maintained this rank due to high profile teaching staff, students, research projects and citations. It has one of the best international outlooks compared to other top 10 universities.
10. Imperial College London- United Kingdom
With an emphasis on research, Imperial has four faculties - medicine, natural science, engineering and business. Founded in 1907 as a constituent college of the University of London, it became independent in 2007. Its main campus in London's museum quarter and seven others house more than 1,200 scholars and around 13,000 students.
Other institutes in the list of top 50 best Engineering Universities, Colleges and Schools are as follows:
11. Georgia Institute of Technology - United States
12. Carnegie Mellon University - United States
13. University of Texas at Austin - United States
14. University of Michigan - United States
15. Cornell University - United States
16. University of California, Santa Barbara - United States
17. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign - United States
18. University of Toronto - Canada
19. National University of Singapore - Singapore
20. École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne - Switzerland
21. University of Tokyo - Japan
22. University of Wisconsin-Madison - United States
23. Delft University of Technology - Netherlands
24. University of California, San Diego - United States
25. University of Melbourne - Australia
26. University of Manchester - United Kingdom
27. University College London - United Kingdom
28. Hong Kong University of Science and Technology - Hong Kong
29. University of Minnesota - United States
30. École Polytechnique - France
31. Tsinghua University - China
32. University of California, Davis - United States
33. University of British Columbia - Canada
34. Pohang University of Science and Technology - Republic of Korea
35. University of Sydney - Australia
36. Pennsylvania State University - United States
37. The University of Hong Kong - Hong Kong
38. KU Leuven - Belgium
39. Purdue University - United States
40. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology - Republic of Korea
41. Rice University - United States
42. Ohio State University - United States
43. Technische Universität München - Germany
44. Peking University - China
45. Brown University - United States
46. University of Queensland Australia - Australia
47. McGill University - Canada
48. Kyoto University - Japan
49. University of Waterloo - Canada
50. Nanyang Technological University - Singapore