Best Colleges for Chemical Engineering

With the exception of Lafayette College, the schools on our list of best colleges chemical engineering are universities or institutes of technology with a heavy focus on STEM fields of study. Chemical engineering is a rigorous major that immediately immerses undergraduate students in high-level math and science classes, and typically on minimal exposure to outside disciplines. For example, a freshman Chemical Engineering major at Berkeley, which cracks our list of top schools, takes courses in Physics, Calculus, Computer Programming, and Chemistry right off the bat. All of the schools below churn out future employees of major corporations such as Dow Chemical, DuPont, ExxonMobil, and BASF.

Click the links below for more information about each college’s chemical engineering program. Click here to read our methodology.

Bucknell University

California Institute of Technology

Carnegie Mellon University

Case Western Reserve University

Colorado School of Mines

Cornell University

Georgia Institute of Technology

Johns Hopkins University

Lafayette College

Lehigh University

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

North Carolina State University

Northwestern University

Penn State University

Princeton University

Purdue University

Rensselaer Polytechnic University

Rice University

Rose Hulman Institute of Technology

Stanford University

University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Santa Barbara

University of California, San Diego

University of Colorado Boulder

University of Delaware

University of Florida

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Michigan

University of Minnesota

University of Notre Dame

University of Pennsylvania

University of Texas at Austin

University of Tulsa

University of Wisconsin – Madison

Washington University

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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