The Top 5 Engineering Schools in the Nation


College is a necessity in this day and age for each one of us because it is a stepping stone to success in life. But there are some schools that are more than just stepping stones; in fact, they’re the best bridges you can find to help you make the crossover from a raw adolescent to a mature and intelligent college graduate. These are our country’s best schools, the ones that feature top notch infrastructure and the crème de la crème of the pedagogical world.

engineer projectIf you’re looking for the best engineering schools in the nation as recognized by academia, read on:

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT): Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, this school is the most prestigious university in the USA and probably the world. It has five schools and one college. The MIT School of Engineering offers Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, Master of Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of Science degrees through its eight academic departments. It is the largest school at MIT.
  • Stanford University: Also known as the Leland Stanford Junior University, this school is located in Stanford, California. The Stanford School of Engineering is renowned the world over for its academic excellence and world famous alumni, most of whom have gone on to create well-known and successful brand names and companies.
  • University of California-Berkeley: This public research university located in Berkeley, California has the distinguished honor of being ranked third in the world by the Academic Ranking of World Universities. It offers as many as 300 graduate and undergraduate programs in a variety of disciplines and is ranked second for its undergraduate engineering programs.
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech): Although located at Georgia, Atlanta, this university has satellite campuses all over the world including Savannah in Georgia, Metz in France, Athlone in Ireland, Shanghai in China and in Singapore. Georgia Tech has six colleges and is renowned for its science and technology programs with special emphasis on engineering and computing.
  • University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign: Founded in Urbana, Illinois in 1867, this university has 18 colleges that offer over 150 courses of study. Some of the best engineering programs in the USA are offered at this university.

This guest article was written by Adrienne Carlson, who regularly writes on the topic of online engineering degrees. Adrienne welcomes your comments and questions at her email address:

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