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Best Colleges for Materials Science and Engineering

Quantum Mechanics, Vector Calculus, Thermodynamics, Nanotechnology, Microelectronics—sound like a rigorous enough undergraduate course menu for you? If so, you might just be up for tackling a Materials Science and Engineering degree at a top research university. There are presently over 300,000 materials in the world—from metals to polymers to composites—and the job of those entering this field is to understand the properties of the behavior patterns and properties of these material types well enough to invent new ones. In material science, the disciplines of physics, chemistry, and engineering all come together to help solve real-world problems. Our Best Colleges for Material Science and Engineering list highlights institutions that will successfully prepare graduates to land jobs in this competitive field that boasts a $92,000 median salary.

Click the links below for more information about each college's materials science and engineering program. Click here to read our methodology.

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