Top 10 Universities to Study Engineering in the United States

Top 10 Universities to Study Engineering in the United States

Thinking of studying in the US? Do you consider doing an engineering career? This grade stands out as one of the two most studied by young Spaniards in the US. Business and engineering are the two most chosen careers by students when they leave for the USA. That is why it is so important to know the rankings of the best universities to make a good decision.

According to the Best Colleges US News Rankings, this is the TOP 10 engineering universities in the US:

10. University of Texas

University of Texas at Austin  (UT) is the main institution of the public university system of the state of Texas. It is nationally recognized for the quality of its research production. It is located in the city of Austin, capital of Texas. It was founded in 1883 under the motto “Discipline Praesidium Civitatis“.

UT is considered one of the best public universities in the United States and has one of the largest enrollment fees in the United States, with 50,000 students and 20,000 workers. The UT campus has several faculties, research centers, churches, parking lots, shopping centers, etc. It is in itself a small city within Austin, with an architectural style that remotely resembles Europe when visiting.

Among his former students are several winners of Nobel PrizesPulitzer PrizesWolf Prizes   and the National Medal of Science  of the United States.

  • It has a heritage of 6,000 million dollars
  • The urban campus located in the city of Austin has an area of ​​1,714 km 2
  • The UT annually receives an endowment known as Permanent University Fund, which with about 11,600 million dollars, is the 4th largest in the United States.
  • The Texas Longhorns compete in 18 sports of the Big 12 Conference of the NCAA DI.

9. Cornell University 

Cornell University is in Ithaca (New York) and is an academic institution that belongs to the Ivy League. It has two more campuses, one in New York and another in Doha (Qatar).

With more than 23,000 students, it is the Ivy League university with the highest number of students enrolled in. It is considered one of the best universities in the world since it usually appears in the Top 15 in the most prestigious international academic rankings.

This university has more than 255,000 alumni, 30 winners of the Rhodes scholarship and 56 Laureates with the Nobel Prize affiliated to the university as students or teacher

Highlights CMU:

  • The university has 23,600 students this year 2018-2019
  • Every year in March the university celebrates Dragon Day. A tradition that takes more than 100 years.
  • There is a list of 161 things that all Cornellian should do.

8. University of Michigan 

University of Michigan  (UM) is an American public university. Located in Michigan, its main campus is in Ann Arbor and has other smaller campuses in Flint and Dearborn. It is one of the most prestigious public universities in the United States.

Founded in 1817 as a public university, its motto is “Arts, Scientia, Veritas “. (“Arts, Knowledge, Truth”). It is one of the leading universities in research in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Its campus of more than 84 km  is composed of 584 buildings and sports facilities of the highest level as the Michigan Stadium and its 111,000 spectators, which makes it the third largest stadium in the world).

  • More than 40,000 students in its classrooms (28,000 university students and 15,000 postgraduate students).
  • The university has a net worth of 9,500 million dollars, which places it as the third public university with the greatest heritage in history.
  • The Michigan Wolverines compete in the Big Ten Conference of the NCAA DI in 27 different sports.
  • The ex-president of the United States, Gerald Ford, was captain of the American football team of the Michigan Wolverines in the 1930s.

7. University of Illinois 

University of Illinois is a public university located in the state of Illinois. It was founded in 1867 under the slogan “Learning and Labor”. It is the second oldest public university in the state of Illinois.

Its library is the fifth largest in the country after the Library of Congress, Boston Public Library, Harvard University Library, and the New York Public Library.

Its campus has an area of ​​1,842 hectares (which makes it one of the largest in the country) and consists of 647 buildings in which 150 academic programs are developed.

  • University of Illinois was the founder of the Big Ten Conference (sports conference of the NCAA DI).
  • More than 44,000 students go through their classrooms every year
  • The heritage of the university amounts to more than 1,900 million dollars
  • The university is recognized as part of the Top 25 American Research Universities.
  • The Fighting Illini compete in 21 sports of the Big Ten Conference of the NCAA DI.

6. Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) is located in the city of Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) and is one of the most outstanding centers of higher research in the United States in the area of ​​computer science and robotics.

CMU has seven independent schools: the Carnegie Institute of Technology (Ingeneria), the College of Fine Arts, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Mellon College of Science, the Tepper School of Business, the School of Computer Science, and the H John Heinz III College. Currently the institution has another campus in Qatar and several in the state of California.

CMU was founded in 1900 under the motto of ” My heart is in the work “. In 2010, the Wall Street Journal ranked it as the best university in the world in Computer Science, the fourth in Finance and the seventh in Economics.

  • CMU has a net worth of more than 1,300 million dollars.
  • The campus located in Pittsburgh covers an area of ​​58 hectares.
  • The Carnegie Mellon Tartans have 17 teams participating in the NCAA DIII.

5. Georgia Institute of Technology

Georgia Institute of Technology is a public university in the city of Atlanta, Georgia. It was founded in 1888 under the motto “Progress and Service”. The university is specialized in engineering education, but also has prestigious programs in architecture, science, computer science, political science and international relations.

The most important university careers at Georgia Tech are Computing, Engineering, Business Administration Sciences, Architecture and Liberal Arts.

  • In 1996 it was one of the venues of the Atlanta Olympics
  • The campus, located in the metropolitan area of ​​Atlanta, has an area of ​​161 hectares.
  • The 17 sports teams of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets compete in the Atlantic Coast Conference of the NCAA DI.

4. California Institute of Technology

California Institute of Technology is a private university located in Pasadena (United States). It is famous for the quality of its natural science and engineering studies and because it is considered in numerous listings as one of the best universities in the world.

It is famous for the quality of its natural science and engineering studies and because it is considered in numerous listings as one of the best universities in the world.

  • Among the students, professors and researchers of Caltech have left 72 Nobel prizes, 4 Fields medals and 6 Turing awards.
  • The main campus has an area of ​​50 hectares
  • Freshmen are required to live within the campus
  • The university’s sports team, Caltech Beavers, competes in thirteen intercollegiate sports in Division III of the NCAA, which encompasses the universities of Southern California.

3. University of California 

UC Berkeley (also known as Cal, University of California or simply Berkeley) is a public coeducational university located in Berkeley, California. It was founded in 1866 under the motto ” Fiat Lux “. It is the matrix and the oldest campus of the University of California. It is recognized as the number one public university in the United States and among the top five universities in the world.

Each year, more than 8,500 students receive a certificate, be it 5,500 bachelor’s degrees, 2,000 master’s degrees or 1,000 doctorates. The impact of this university is so great that its students and researchers have won 72  Nobel Prizes , 9  Wolf Prizes , 7  Fields Medals , 15  Turing Awards , 45  MacArthur Fellowships , 20  Academy Awards , and 11  Pulitzer Prizes .

It has the fourth largest academic library in the world after the Library of Congress of the United States, the Harvard Library and the Yale Library. The Berkeley library contains more than 10 million volumes and 70,000 private books. It is the largest part of the campus and comprises four underground floors.

  • The university has an area of ​​2,700 hectares, of which 500 are located on its urban campus in Berkeley, California.
  • Currently, the university has more than 36,000 students in its classrooms, of which 26,000 are university students and 10,000 are postgraduate students.
  • The heritage of the university amounts to 3,300 million dollars
  • The UC Berkeley Golden Bears compete in 27 sports disciplines of the Pac-12 division of the NCAA DI

2. Stanford University 

Stanford University is a private university located in Palo Alto, California.

It is located about 56 km southeast of San Francisco , on  Santa Clara County land  adjacent to the city of  Palo Alto . The university is therefore in the geographical and historical heart of Silicon Valley.

It was founded in 1890 under the motto “The wind of freedom”. Currently the university is the largest private owner of land in San Francisco Bay thanks to the Stanford legacy.

Throughout its history Stanford has had 27 Nobel Laureates among its professors, in areas such as Economics and Medicine. In addition, Stanford stands out globally in the fields of electrical engineering, computer engineering, economics, business studies and law.

  • The patrimony of Stanford ascends to 18,700 million dollars
  • The campus of the university covers an area of ​​3,300 hectares
  • Despite having only 16,000 students, the university has more than 11,000 professors and researchers.
  • Stanford is considered one of the ten best universities in the world by all international rankings.
  • The Stanford Cardinals compete in 36 NCAA DI Pac-12 conference sports. Stanford maintains a healthy and cordial rivalry with neighboring UC Berkeley. This rivalry reaches its peak every year with the “Big Game” or football game between the teams of the two universities.

1. MIT – Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MIT is a private university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It was founded in 1861 under the motto “Mens et manus” (“Mind and hands”). MIT’s initial emphasis on applied technology at the undergraduate and graduate levels led to close cooperation with the industry.

Among the nearly 1,000 members of its faculty there are or have been 78 Nobel Laureates, 52 National Medal of Science, 45  Rhodes Scholars and 38  MacArthur Fellows . MIT has a strong business culture. The aggregate income of companies founded by former MIT students would rank it as the eleventh largest economy in the world.

Admission to MIT is very competitive and has been classified by The Atlantic Monthly and other publications as the most selective university in the United States.

  • The MIT has The Tech, a prestigious newspaper created in the university.
  • The urban campus located in Cambridge has an area of ​​68 hectares.
  • The university has 11,000 students distributed as follows: 4,500 university students and 6,500 postgraduate students. It is not common for a university to have more postgraduate students than grade.
  • The heritage of the university is valued at 11,000 million dollars.
  • The MIT Engineers compete in 31 NCAA DIII sports.

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