Best Colleges for Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineers are tasked with taking something from an idea to a product that is functional, durable, and aesthetically pleasing. To accomplish this monumental task, students must become well-versed in physics, engineering, and materials science, and attending an elite undergraduate institution will give you an edge in both knowledge acquisition and in the subsequent career-launching phase. The schools on our best colleges for mechanical engineering list all offer undergraduates access to laboratories stocked with the latest technologies, opportunities to participate in research, and array of real-world experiences that will prepare students for a competitive job market.

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Bucknell University

California Institute of Technology

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Carnegie Mellon University

Case Western Reserve University

Clarkson University

Clemson University

Colorado School of Mines

Columbia University

Cornell University

Duke University

Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Georgia Institute of Technology

Illinois Institute of Technology

Iowa State University

Johns Hopkins University

Lafayette College

Lehigh University

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Michigan Technological University

Northwestern University

Ohio State University

Penn State University

Princeton University

Purdue University

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Rice University

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Stanford University

Stevens Institute of Technology

Texas A&M University

Union College

United States Naval Academy

University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Los Angeles

University of California, San Diego

University of Colorado Boulder

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Maryland

University of Michigan

University of Minnesota

University of Pennsylvania

University of Rochester

University of Texas at Austin

University of Washington

University of Wisconsin

Vanderbilt University

Virginia Tech

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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