Looking to study engineering in the USA? We can help you look in the right direction! Here is a a look at some of the country's best engineering colleges
for the year 2013:
At First Place- Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The MIT campus is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. MIT charges $75 for international students and has an annual tuition fee of $41,770. MIT’s School of Engineering has more the 380 staff members and it is found that of all the graduate students enrolled in the School, 45% belong to the School of Engineering. The student-faculty ratio (for PhD study level) was found to be 5.5:1. The School offers 15 areas from which students can choose to specialise in within the field of engineering. The School covers numerous research areas across its nearly 20 research centres, which range from ocean engineering, soldier nanotechnologies to cancer research.
At Second Place- Stanford University
The School of Engineering has nearly 3,000 graduate students enrolled in it at present. Stanford charges $125 as application fees for international students and an annual tuition of $43,950. The student- faculty ratio (for PhD study level) was found to be 8.1:1 with 219 faculty members. Study options are offered across ten areas at the post graduate level; some areas include aeronautics, astronautics, material science and engineering. The application fee is $125 for U.S. residents and $125 for international students. There are more than 65 labs and research centers at the School which is based near Silicon Valley -Stanford, California. Students can choose to involve themselves in internship opportunities in various companies in the region.
Third Place (Runner-Up!): University of California–Berkeley
The UC-Berkeley College of Engineering, in Berkeley, California, charges international students the application fee of $100 and an annual tuition fee of $26,322. It has 247 full-time faculty members and a student faculty ratio of 5.9:1 (for PhD study level). Students can choose to complete an advanced degree in eight different areas including applied science and technology and industrial engineering. The UC-Berkeley College of Engineering has nearly 40 research centres. Generally, students take two years for the completion of master’s degrees, but the College offers the accelerated Berkeley Engineering Professional Master’s Program which has the duration of just one year.
Ranking Fourth: California Institute of Technology
California Institute of Technology’s Division of Engineering and Applied Science charges international students an application fee of $100 and an annual tuition fee of $38,084. The Division has 92 full-time faculty members and a student-faculty ratio of 6.1:1 (PhD study level). It has on-campus research centers that students can choose to get involved in; some include the Center for Neuromorphic Systems Engineering and the Center for the Science and Engineering of Materials. It has a residential campus based in Pasadena, California; students can choose to stay in this accommodation that is university-owned.
In the Fifth Spot: Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon University’s Institute of Technology charges international students for the application fee and an annual tuition fee of $38,900. The Institute of Technology has 237 full-time staff members and a student-faculty ratio of 5.2:1 (for PhD study level). Postgraduate students can choose from 10 interdisciplinary majors, in conjunction with Carnegie Mellon. The Institute has nearly 30 research centers located on campus and has many students and faculty members actively engaging themselves in research projects.
Sixth Place: Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia Institute of Technology’s College of Engineering charges international students $50 and an annual tuition rate of $26,860. It has 508 full-time faculty members and a student-faculty ratio of 4.4:1 (for PhD study level). Georgia Tech College of Engineering offers students extensive degree choices in nearly 20 areas from aerospace engineering to medical physics. The School’s biomedical engineering and industrial engineering programs are highly ranked. Students can also choose to study their master’s or doctorates and some dual programs in other universities abroad
Seventh Place: University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign
University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign’s College of Engineering charges international students an application fee of $75 and an annual tuition rate of $29,618. The College has nearly 2,700 postgraduate students; 386 full-time staff members and has a faculty-student ratio of 4.4:1 (PhD study level). The School has recently spent nearly $200 million on research and has more than 50 research centres. The College offers research degrees in more than 10 areas, from radiological engineering to financial engineering. On graduation, students are also offered career assistance.
Eighth Place: Purdue University–West Lafayette
Purdue University–West Lafayette’s College of Engineering charges international students an application fee of $75 and an annual tuition rate of $29,134. It has 339 full-time staff members and a student-faculty ratio is 4.9:1(PhD study level).The College is highly ranked in civil engineering, agricultural and biological engineering programs. Students have the choice of more than 70 programs and also more than 600 research related areas. They also have the option of on-campus housing areas to avail for accommodation. Some famous alumni from the College are: Reginald (father of radio broadcasting) and astronauts Neil Armstrong and Eugene Cernan!
Ninth Place: University of Michigan–Ann Arbor
University of Michigan--Ann Arbor’s College of Engineering charges international students an application fee of $75 and an annual tuition rate of $41,914. The College has 366 full-time faculty members and a student-faculty ratio is 4.3:1 (PhD study level). Students can choose between masters, doctoral, and interdisciplinary programs.
Tenth-Last But Not Least- University of Southern California (Viterbi)
University of Southern California’s Andrew and Erna Viterbi School of Engineering charges international students an application fee of $85 and an annual tuition rate of $1,569. The School has 177 full-time staff members and the student-faculty ratio is 5.6:1 (PhD study level). Nearly 30 out of 50 programs offered by the School are available online. It also offers about 10 PhD programs in areas like electrical and astronautical engineering. It is home to many famous research centers such as the Information Science Institute from where the Internet Domain Name System and other such related web technologies were founded! Students can opt to live in university-owned accommodation options located off-campus.
These are just a few of the best engineering colleges in the USA- to get you started. The early bird catches the worm- so make your pick and commence your applications to the US of A as far before the mentioned deadlines as possible!
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