Best Engineering Schools in Virginia

This article features top engineering colleges in Virginia 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 Virginia, 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 Virginia

National Ranking Virginia Top Engineering Programs
24 Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, VA)
Overall acceptance rate: 20.3%
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students): 755
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $10,048 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $19,497 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 2,336
Research expenditures per faculty member: $471,162
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $152,656,772
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 3.9%
40 University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)
Overall acceptance rate: 16.9%
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students): 761
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $12,762 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $22,086 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 685
Research expenditures per faculty member: $478,011
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $62,141,496
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 4.6%
115 George Mason University (Volgenau) (Fairfax, VA)
Overall acceptance rate: 60.1%
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students): 716
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $13,464 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $26,406 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 1,595
Research expenditures per faculty member: $194,763
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $18,502,564
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 1.0%
150 Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA)
Overall acceptance rate: 66.2%
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students): 711
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $7,535 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $16,063 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 246
Research expenditures per faculty member: $90,543
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $4,617,704
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 0.0%
163 Old Dominion University (Batten) (Norfolk, VA)
Overall acceptance rate: 77.1%
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students): 700
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $379 per credit, Out-of-state, full-time: $961 per credit
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 799
Research expenditures per faculty member: $89,233
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $9,369,496
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 0.0%

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