Top 10 Engineering Colleges

While the rising cost of higher education is ballooning, there is no denying its necessity for some professions – engineering being one of them. Here is the top 10 Engineering colleges you can choose from.

10. Imperial College London

Imperial College London

A public college, the Imperial College London has 13,500 full-time students with a student to faculty of 12:1 and a competitive admission rate of 15-20%. The college offers a diverse range of engineering courses from aeronautics to mechanical engineering and also provides scholarships to its students. Considered a research university, its faculty and students have contributed a lot of time, effort, and findings to research.

9.  Georgia Institute of Technology

Georgia Institute of Technology

A similarly diverse engineering institute, the Georgia Institute of Technology is located in Atlanta, Georgia with a larger student body of 18,135 full-time students. While the university’s admission rate is 58.7%, its SAT score requirements are competitive. The Georgia Institute of Technology devotes time to extensive research and is also classified as a research institute, alongside its long list of engineering courses and areas of study.

8. ETH Zürich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich

ETH Zürich

Situated in Zürich, Switzerland, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich hosts a prestigious cast of professors and alumni who in total have claimed 21 Nobel prizes. The university is public and openly admits Swiss citizens, but also many foreign students attend the university. A majority of the undergraduate programs are in German and English and have a diverse range of engineering topics.

7. University of California, Los Angeles

University of California

Another public university, the University of California is located in Los Angeles with a full time student body of 38,500 students. With a competitive 21.8% admission rate, despite the student body size, the university student to faculty ratio is 16:1. Similarly classified as a research university, it awarded 52% of its students with financial aid between 2009 and 2010. There are also need based grants available for this highly competitive engineering program.

6. Stanford University

Stanford University

Also located in California, Stanford University is a private, but non-profit, university with a full-time student body of 14,793 and a student to faculty ratio of 10:1 and a highly competitive admission rate of only 7.31%. With high activity research being conducted regularly, the university is classified as a research university. Despite its competitive admission rate the admission is based on several factors including a statement of purpose, letters of recommendation, transcripts, and test scores.