MIT tops engineering grad school ranking by US News & World Report

Stanford, UC Berkeley among other usual suspects in the line-up

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A familiar three schools are atop this year's US News & World Report rankings of the Best Graduate Engineering Schools.

MIT, which has total graduate engineering enrollment of more than 3,100 students, came in at #1, according to the US News & World Report rankings, which are based on expert opinion and statistical indicators, including standardized test scores and acceptance rates. With tuition listed at about $45K a year, it better be good of course.

MIT boasts that it has had the #1 ranking since 1990, which US News began issuing its list.

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Following MIT are Stanford and UC Berkeley. (You need to register for a premium subscription at US News to access further details on the school rankings, including GRE scores and research expenditures.). MIT reports that it is tied with Stanford and UC Berkeley on the computer engineering graduate program list.

Interestingly, MIT, Stanford and UC Berkeley also ranked as the top three schools in salary watcher PayScale's recently released list of best values among computer science schools (Stanford ranked #1).

Rounding out the Top 10 list for best engineering grad schools by US News are: Carnegie Mellon, California Institute of Technology, Georgia Institute of Technology, Purdue University, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, University of Michigan, University of Southern California and University of Texas Austin (11 schools listed because last 2 tied).

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