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Best Mechanical Engineering Schools

Academic Overview Key Fact

Institutional Characteristics

Next table compares basic academic information between best Mechanical Engineering schools. By school type, There are 6 public and 6 private schools in best Mechanical Engineering schools. By school level, all 12 best Mechanical Engineering schools are 4 years or high institutes.

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Academic Comparison - Mechanical Engineering
NameLocationType/LevelHighest DegreeOffered Degree
California Institute of Technology Pasadena, CA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of California-Berkeley Berkeley, CA Public, 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus Atlanta, GA Public, 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Bachelor, Master, Doctorate
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL Public, 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Bachelor, Master, Doctorate
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI Public, 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Princeton University Princeton, NJ Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Bachelor, Master, Doctorate
Cornell University Ithaca, NY Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Bachelor, Master, Doctorate
Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
The University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX Public, 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Stanford University Stanford, CA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Purdue University-Main Campus West Lafayette, IN Public, 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate

Key Facts Comparison

The average tuition & fees of best Mechanical Engineering schools is $31,946 for in-state students and $43,993 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance ratio is 24.33% and graduation rate is 89.42%. Next table compares key facts for each schools including acceptance rate, graduation rate, tuition, student to faculty ratio, and student population.

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Key Facts Comparison - Mechanical Engineering
NameTuition & FeesAcceptance RateGraduation RateStudent Faculty RatioStudent Population
California Institute of Technology$49,9088%94%3%2,240
University of California-Berkeley$14,170 / $42,18417%92%18%40,154
Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus$12,418 / $33,01426%86%20%26,839
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign$17,293 / $34,71960%85%20%46,951
Massachusetts Institute of Technology$49,8928%93%3%11,376
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor$15,761 / $49,14229%91%12%44,718
Princeton University$47,1407%97%5%8,181
Cornell University$52,85314%94%9%22,319
Carnegie Mellon University$53,91022%90%10%13,258
The University of Texas at Austin$10,398 / $36,74440%81%18%51,331
Stanford University$49,6175%94%10%17,184
Purdue University-Main Campus$9,992 / $28,79456%76%12%41,513
Average$2,662 / $3,6662.03%7.45%0.97%2,264
***All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education. Tuition and costs are based on 2017-2018 data and other data is from 2016-2017 data.