Best Engineering Schools in Massachusetts

This article features top engineering colleges in Massachusetts that offer master and doctoral degrees in the fields of biological engineering, chemical engineering, computer science, materials engineering, mechanical engineering, etc. Please be informed that each school receives national wide rank as the ranking compares all engineering schools in the United States. Some important ranking factors include average GRE scores, alumni surveys, current student interviews, institutional research publications, and peer college assessment. In the following list of best engineering schools in the state of Massachusetts, you can see tuition cost for both in-state and out-of-state students, acceptable rates and admissions statistics for each top ranked engineering college.

Best Engineering Schools in Massachusetts

National Ranking Massachusetts Top Engineering Programs
1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
Overall acceptance rate: 17.5%
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students): 783
Tuition: Full-time: $40,460 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 2,818
Research expenditures per faculty member: $900,981
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $332,462,000
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 13.2%
19 Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
Overall acceptance rate: 7.0%
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students): 787
Tuition: Full-time: $36,304 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 385
Research expenditures per faculty member: $775,287
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $49,618,395
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 18.2%
38 Boston University (Boston, MA)
Overall acceptance rate: 25.3%
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students): 763
Tuition: Full-time: $40,848 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 798
Research expenditures per faculty member: $633,610
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $74,766,086
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 6.0%
59 University of Massachusetts–Amherst (Amherst, MA)
Overall acceptance rate: 28.7%
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students): 754
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $2,640 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $9,937 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 825
Research expenditures per faculty member: $359,371
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $53,546,355
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 0.7%
62 Northeastern University (Boston, MA)
Overall acceptance rate: 46.7%
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students): 753
Tuition: Full-time: $1,230 per credit
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 1,893
Research expenditures per faculty member: $227,292
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $31,366,373
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 1.4%
76 Tufts University (Medford, MA)
Overall acceptance rate: 44.0%
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students): 742
Tuition: Full-time: $25,410 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 628
Research expenditures per faculty member: $262,859
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $18,137,276
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 2.8%
100 Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Worcester, MA)
Overall acceptance rate: 58.0%
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students): 757
Tuition: Full-time: $21,564 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 992
Research expenditures per faculty member: $127,640
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $13,785,220
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 0.9%
181 University of Massachusetts–Dartmouth (North Dartmouth, MA)
Overall acceptance rate: 77.5%
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students): 698
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $12,381 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $21,952 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 238
Research expenditures per faculty member: $61,865
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $2,660,231
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 0.0%
182 University of Massachusetts–Lowell (Francis) (Lowell, MA)
Overall acceptance rate: 65.2%
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students): 692
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $10,704 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $19,804 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 524
Research expenditures per faculty member: $155,512
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $11,352,424
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 0.0%

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