5. University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

Situated in Cambridge, England, the reknowned Cambridge University is a public and research university with 18,000 students spread out across its 31 colleges. The university focuses its engineering studies on Chemical Engineering, Computer Science, Engineering, and Manufacturing Engineering. As a very old university there are plenty of rumors and even more solid research that has come from the school and its alumi has won 61 Nobel Prizes and its affiliates between 85 and 88.

4. University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Berkeley

Similar to its sister university, UCLA, the University of California, Berkeley is public with a robust student body of 34,149 students and student to faculty ratio of 16:1. The admission rate is 21.6% and the university is considered a research university. The university currently employs 8 Nobel laureates and a total of 21 Nobel laureates have taught university students.

3. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, mit

A private, non-profit university, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has a full-time student body of 10,360 and an admission rate of a mere 10%. Classified as a research university, there is a diverse engineering program and courses available to its students. The university provides accommodation to only 1/3 of its graduate students and some grant opportunities.

2. Princeton University

Princeton University

As one of the most prestigious universities, Princeton University is located in New Jersey and is a private, non-profit organization. With a student to faculty ratio of 6:1, the University has a highly competitive admission rate of 8.8% with a full-time student body around 7,731. The university devotes its courses of study to chemical, civil, computer, electrical, mechanical, and operations research engineering.

1. California Institute of Technology

California Institute of Technology

A private, non-profit university, the California Institute of Technology has claimed the number 1 spot with its large amount of research and highly competitive criteria for admission, despite its slightly higher 12.5% admission rate. The university boasts a student to faculty ratio of 3:1. Located on an over 124 acre area in Pasadena, the university offers a generous 90% of its student merit based scholarships.

When choosing an engineering college or university, there are some criteria you should look at. However, choosing any one of these schools would put you toward the top in your field.