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Top Materials Engineering Schools in the U.S. - 2015

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1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
Tuition: Full-time: $40,460 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 2,818
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 783
Research expenditures per faculty member: $900,981
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $332,462,000
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 13.2%

2 Northwestern University (McCormick) (Evanston, IL)
Tuition: Full-time: $41,592 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 1,531
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 772
Research expenditures per faculty member: $622,433
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $107,681,040
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 3.9%

3 University of California: Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA)
Tuition: Out-of-state, full-time: $15,102 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 753
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 775
Research expenditures per faculty member: $783,203
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $102,599,610
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 12.8%

4 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Urbana, IL)
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $15,732 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $28,998 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 2,773
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 774
Research expenditures per faculty member: $571,122
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $220,453,475
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 4.3%

5 Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
Tuition: Full-time: $42,660 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 3,564
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 785
Research expenditures per faculty member: $909,720
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $197,409,327
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 17.6%

6 University of California: Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $11,220 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $26,322 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 1,882
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 782
Research expenditures per faculty member: $759,699
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $186,886,000
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 16.7%

7 Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA)
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $9,986 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $26,860 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 4,624
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 771
Research expenditures per faculty member: $485,600
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $241,829,000
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 4.2%

8 California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, CA)
Tuition: Full-time: $36,387 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 577
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 800
Research expenditures per faculty member: $918,113
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $84,466,405
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 14.3%

9 University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $21,260 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $40,006 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 3,233
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 778
Research expenditures per faculty member: $534,104
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $188,538,900
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 3.9%

10 Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
Tuition: Full-time: $29,500 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 1,705
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 774
Research expenditures per faculty member: $679,587
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $134,558,287
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 11.6%

11 Penn State University Park (University Park, PA)
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $18,146 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $30,768 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 1,953
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 763
Research expenditures per faculty member: $416,140
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $137,742,570
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 0.8%

12 University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $11,954 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $29,347 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 2,905
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 760
Research expenditures per faculty member: $252,977
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $66,280,000
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 0.4%

13 University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
Tuition: Full-time: $26,660 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 1,665
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 779
Research expenditures per faculty member: $955,666
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $102,256,326
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 8.3%

14 Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA)
Tuition: Full-time: $37,800 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 2,517
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 777
Research expenditures per faculty member: $811,403
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $185,000,000
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 11.2%

15 Purdue University--West Lafayette (West Lafayette, IN)
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $9,979 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $28,147 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 2,965
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 763
Research expenditures per faculty member: $587,522
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $219,733,287
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 4.7%

16 Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
Tuition: Full-time: $36,304 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 385
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 787
Research expenditures per faculty member: $775,287
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $49,618,395
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 18.2%

17 Ohio State University: Columbus Campus (Columbus, OH)
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $11,325 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $28,050 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 1,748
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 764
Research expenditures per faculty member: $528,675
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $126,882,145
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 2.4%

18 University of Wisconsin-Madison (Madison, WI)
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $11,376 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $25,134 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 1,751
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 780
Research expenditures per faculty member: $658,597
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $148,842,969
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 3.5%

19 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, NY)
Tuition: Full-time: $41,600 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 818
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 752
Research expenditures per faculty member: $330,519
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $50,900,000
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 2.0%

20 University of Minnesota: Twin Cities (Minneapolis, MN)
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $14,012 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $21,466 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 1,945
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 772
Research expenditures per faculty member: $504,903
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $104,010,186
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 3.8%

21 Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH)
Tuition: Full-time: $35,690 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 606
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 743
Research expenditures per faculty member: $368,295
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $38,671,000
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 1.9%

22 North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC)
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $7,834 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $19,882 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 2,899
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 755
Research expenditures per faculty member: $486,626
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $148,421,098
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 3.1%

23 University of Texas at Austin (Cockrell) (Austin, TX)
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $9,232 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $16,898 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 2,428
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 774
Research expenditures per faculty member: $650,548
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $192,562,316
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 7.6%

24 Iowa State University (Ames, IA)
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $8,616 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $20,280 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 997
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 756
Research expenditures per faculty member: $366,205
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $78,368,000
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 1.9%

25 Johns Hopkins University (Whiting) (Baltimore, MD)
Tuition: Full-time: $42,280 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 3,293
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 773
Research expenditures per faculty member: $497,524
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $72,141,000
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 1.4%

26 University of California: Davis (Davis, CA)
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $15,271 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $30,373 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 1,252
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 758
Research expenditures per faculty member: $422,710
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $79,469,487
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 6.7%

27 University of California: Los Angeles (Samueli) (Los Angeles, CA)
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $12,562 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $27,664 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 1,845
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 771
Research expenditures per faculty member: $648,254
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $100,479,387
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 14.9%

28 University of Maryland: College Park (Clark) (College Park, MD)
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $9,450 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $20,358 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 2,259
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 767
Research expenditures per faculty member: $776,575
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $179,388,838
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 3.0%

29 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Blacksburg, VA)
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $10,048 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $19,497 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 2,336
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 755
Research expenditures per faculty member: $471,162
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $152,656,772
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 3.9%

30 Arizona State University (Fulton) (Tempe, AZ)
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $9,709 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $23,833 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 2,445
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 758
Research expenditures per faculty member: $380,518
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $76,103,663
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 2.0%

31 Lehigh University (Rossin) (Bethlehem, PA)
Tuition: Full-time: $1,220 per credit
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 727
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 766
Research expenditures per faculty member: $216,028
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $22,899,021
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 9.5%

32 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey: New Brunswick/Piscataway Campus (Piscataway, NJ)
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $14,664 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $23,664 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 931
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 756
Research expenditures per faculty member: $334,337
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $55,500,101
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 5.1%

33 University of Massachusetts Amherst (Amherst, MA)
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $2,640 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $9,937 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 825
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 754
Research expenditures per faculty member: $359,371
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $53,546,355
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 0.7%

34 University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $12,762 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $22,086 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 685
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 761
Research expenditures per faculty member: $478,011
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $62,141,496
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 4.6%

35 Colorado School of Mines (Golden, CO)
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $12,585 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $27,270 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 1,343
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 718
Research expenditures per faculty member: $282,946
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $48,383,820
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 1.8%

36 Columbia University (Fu Foundation) (New York, NY)
Tuition: Full-time: $44,160 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 2,272
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 787
Research expenditures per faculty member: $858,609
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $125,357,000
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 13.4%

37 Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA)
Tuition: Full-time: $27,000 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 1,079
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 730
Research expenditures per faculty member: $276,361
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $38,967,000
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 2.2%

38 Rice University (Brown) (Houston, TX)
Tuition: Full-time: $34,900 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 651
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 774
Research expenditures per faculty member: $458,833
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $50,012,901
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 6.1%

39 University of California: Irvine (Samueli) (Irvine, CA)
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $13,321 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $28,423 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 1,200
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 766
Research expenditures per faculty member: $471,511
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $82,986,000
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 3.3%

40 University of Southern California (Viterbi) (Los Angeles, CA)
Tuition: Full-time: $27,234 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 4,251
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 765
Research expenditures per faculty member: $990,839
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $168,442,795
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 10.3%

41 University of Washington (Seattle, WA)
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $13,140 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $26,010 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 1,787
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 760
Research expenditures per faculty member: $518,447
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $113,021,542
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 7.0%

42 Brown University (Providence, RI)
Tuition: Full-time: $41,328 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 291
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 780
Research expenditures per faculty member: $338,102
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $21,976,691
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 4.5%

43 University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $10,839 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $25,801 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 957
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 756
Research expenditures per faculty member: $326,723
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $57,503,293
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 3.5%

44 University of California: San Diego (Jacobs) (La Jolla, CA)
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $0 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $14,694 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 1,493
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 775
Research expenditures per faculty member: $804,533
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $146,425,021
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 11.0%

45 University of Delaware (Newark, DE)
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $25,940 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $25,940 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 823
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 748
Research expenditures per faculty member: $386,268
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $51,760,000
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 2.2%

46 Alfred University--New York State College of Ceramics (Inamori) (Alfred, NY)
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $21,022 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $21,022 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 56
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): N/A
Research expenditures per faculty member: $113,321
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $2,379,756
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 0.0%

47 Dartmouth College (Thayer) (Hanover, NH)
Tuition: Full-time: $41,736 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 267
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 763
Research expenditures per faculty member: $413,742
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $18,618,404
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 2.1%

48 State University of New York at Stony Brook (Stony Brook, NY)
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $8,870 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $15,160 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 1,292
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 770
Research expenditures per faculty member: $228,768
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $28,596,070
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 2.4%

49 University of Connecticut (Storrs, CT)
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $10,224 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $26,532 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 745
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 756
Research expenditures per faculty member: $333,992
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $41,749,000
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 1.6%

50 University of Pittsburgh (Swanson) (Pittsburgh, PA)
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $21,550 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $35,290 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 942
Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students): 734
Research expenditures per faculty member: $612,114
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $80,799,078
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 0.7%

   


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