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Admission Comparison Between Best Engineering Schools

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Acceptance Rate and Application Statistics

The following table compares the admission related statistics including number of applicants, admitted, and enrolled between best Engineering schools. The average acceptance rate of best Engineering schools is 25.02% and the average admission yield (enrollment rate) is 36.95%.
California Institute of Technology has the tighest (lowest) acceptance rate of 4.00% and Massachusetts Institute of Technology has the highest yield (enrollment rate) of 85.94% among best Engineering schools. The numbers in parenthesis() in below table represent the number and rate by gender (men/women). The statistics is based on the latest data from IPEDS, U.S. Department of Education for academic year 2021-2022.
Admission Stats Comparison Between Best Engineering Schools
RankName ApplicantsAdmittedEnrolledAcceptance RateEnrollment Rate
1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology33,240 (21,672/11,568) 1,330 (650/694) 1,143 (592/569) 4% (3%/6%) 86% (91%/5%)
2 Stanford University55,471 (28,332/27,139) 2,219 (1,133/1,086) 1,775 (918/868) 4% (4%/4%) 80% (81%/3%)
3 University of California-Berkeley112,843 (53,561/59,282) 15,798 (6,427/10,078) 6,793 (3,021/4,031) 14% (12%/17%) 43% (47%/7%)
4 California Institute of Technology13,026 (9,059/3,967) 521 (272/238) 276 (155/114) 4% (3%/6%) 53% (57%/3%)
5 Carnegie Mellon University32,896 (19,878/13,018) 4,605 (2,187/2,343) 1,980 (940/984) 14% (11%/18%) 43% (43%/8%)
6 Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus44,048 (29,768/14,280) 7,048 (3,870/2,999) 3,453 (1,935/1,439) 16% (13%/21%) 49% (50%/10%)
6 University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign47,593 (26,955/20,638) 28,556 (14,556/13,827) 8,281 (4,512/3,872) 60% (54%/67%) 29% (31%/19%)
8 Purdue University-Main Campus59,436 (36,163/23,273) 41,011 (22,783/18,153) 10,253 (5,923/4,357) 69% (63%/78%) 25% (26%/19%)
8 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor79,743 (40,378/39,365) 15,949 (7,268/8,660) 7,177 (3,271/3,897) 20% (18%/22%) 45% (45%/10%)
10 The University of Texas at Austin66,077 (31,417/34,626) 19,162 (7,854/11,080) 9,198 (3,770/5,319) 29% (25%/32%) 48% (48%/15%)
Average54,437 (29,718/29,718)13,620 (6,700/6,916)5,033 (2,504/2,545)25.02% (22.5%/23.3%)36.95% (37.4%/36.8%)

SAT Scores Comparison

The average SAT score of 25th percentile is 1,333 and 75th percentile is 1,512 for best Engineering schools. By subject, the average score of the SAT Evidence-based Reading and Writing is 693 and the average SAT Math score is 729.
has the highest SAT scores of -1 and has the lowest SAT scores of 1,000,000 among best Engineering schools. The following table compares SAT Scores between best Engineering schools for academic year 2021-2022.
SAT Score Comparison Between Best Engineering Schools
RankNameSubmit%*
(Submit#**)
Evidence-Based Reading and WritingMath
25th 175th 225th 175th 2
1Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyTest Scores are recommended to submit for applying to the school, but no data is available/reported.
2Stanford University13%
(271)
720770750800
3University of California-BerkeleyTest Scores Neither required nor recommended for applying to the school.
4California Institute of TechnologyTest Scores are required to submit for applying to the school, but no data is available/reported.
5Carnegie Mellon University48%
(905)
710760770800
6Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus53%
(1,824)
630730680770
6University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign43%
(3,583)
640730680780
8Purdue University-Main Campus62%
(6,405)
590690600740
8University of Michigan-Ann ArborTest Scores are recommended to submit for applying to the school, but no data is available/reported.
10The University of Texas at Austin56%
(5,059)
620730610770
Average45.83% 651.67735.00 681.67776.67

*Number of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting SAT scores.

**Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting SAT scores.

125th Percentile: 25% of students scored at or below.

275th Percentile: 25% of students scored above.

ACT Scores Comparison

The average ACT score of 25th percentile is 88 and 75th percentile is 103 for best Engineering schools. By subject, the average ACT Composite score is 32, the average ACT English score is 32, and the average ACT Math score is 31.
has the highest ACT scores of -1 and has the lowest ACT scores of 1,000,000 among best Engineering schools. The following table compares ACT Scores between best Engineering schools for academic year 2021-2022.
ACT Score Comparison Between Best Engineering Schools
RankNameSubmit%*
(Submit#**)
CompositeEnglishMath
25th 175th 225th 175th 2 25th 175th 2
1Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyTest Scores are recommended to submit for applying to the school, but no data is available/reported.
2Stanford University9%
(186)
3435 35363133
3University of California-BerkeleyTest Scores Neither required nor recommended for applying to the school.
4California Institute of TechnologyTest Scores are required to submit for applying to the school, but no data is available/reported.
5Carnegie Mellon University22%
(416)
3335 34363336
6Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus36%
(1,235)
3034 30352934
6University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign24%
(1,985)
2934 29352834
8Purdue University-Main Campus31%
(3,149)
2633 25342633
8University of Michigan-Ann ArborTest Scores are recommended to submit for applying to the school, but no data is available/reported.
10The University of Texas at Austin26%
(2,366)
2733 25352633
Average24.67% 29.8334.00 29.6735.17 28.8333.83

*Number of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting SAT scores.

**Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting SAT scores.

125th Percentile: 25% of students scored at or below.

275th Percentile: 25% of students scored above.

Application Requirements

The following table list and compare the requirements when applying best Engineering schools based on academic year 2021-2022 data.
Application Requirements Comparison Between Best Engineering Schools
Rank NameHS GPAHS RankHS Record Prep. ProgramRec.Compe.SAT/ACTTOEFL
1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2 Stanford University
3 University of California-Berkeley
4 California Institute of Technology
5 Carnegie Mellon University
6 Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus
6 University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
8 Purdue University-Main Campus
8 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
10 The University of Texas at Austin

: Required : Considered but not Required : Recommended : Neither Required nor Recommended

  • HS GPA: High School or Secondary School GPA
  • HS Rank: High School or Secondary School Rank
  • HS Record: High School or Secondary School Record
  • Prep. Program: Completion of College Preparatory Program
  • Rec.: Recommendations
  • Comp.: Formal demonstration of competencies (e.g., portfolios, certificates of mastery, assessment instruments)
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