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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.

California Institute of Technology

Carnegie Mellon University

Colorado School of Mines

Columbia University

Cornell University

Georgia Institute of Technology

Johns Hopkins University

Lehigh University

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

North Carolina State University

Northwestern University

Ohio State University

Penn State University

Purdue University

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Rice University

Stanford University

University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Los Angeles

University of California, Santa Barbara

University of Florida

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Maryland

University of Michigan

University of Minnesota

University of Pennsylvania

University of Texas at Austin

University of Washington

University of Wisconsin – Madison

Virginia Tech

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