Top Electrical Engineering Colleges

As an electrical engineering major, you’ll learn the advanced scientific and design principles behind the development of electrical equipment. To do so, you will take courses in physics, applied mathematics, analog electronics, microprocessor systems, and circuits and systems, as well as many other specialized courses within the field.

Earning a degree in electrical engineering will prepare students for careers creating, testing and manufacturing products such as: communication systems, motors, sonar, navigation tools, robotics, power devices and entertainment systems.

What do you need to make it in an Electrical Engineering program?

Future electrical engineers need to be extremely strong students of advanced mathematics and advanced science. Additionally, because many electrical engineers work in collaborative teams, problem-solving and interpersonal skills are essential.

Your Electrical Engineering College Checklist:

  • How is your prospective college viewed by employers in the field?
  • What is the professional background of the faculty? Do they have direct connections to industry?
  • How many students are in each class?
  • Does the school offer a combined Bachelor's/Master's program in electrical engineering?
  • What internship opportunities are available to undergraduates?
  • Do they have the most up-to-date computers and technology that help prepare students for the cutting edge aspects of the field?
  • Do undergraduate students have access to the premier laboratories or are they reserved for graduate/Ph.D. students?
  • What independent project(s) or independent research are required as part of the degree?
  • Since many electrical engineers hold advanced degrees, how do graduate schools view the undergraduate institutions you are considering?

The Top Electrical Engineering Colleges & Universities

Electrical Engineering is a competitive field and finding the right college and program is often key to landing a good job. Schools that are held in particularly high regard by professionals, employers and students include: Harvard University, Caltech, and the University of Michigan. For a complete list of College Transitions Top Electrical Engineering Colleges and Universities, click here.

*College lists are compiled on the basis of counselor interviews, guide books, exhaustive internet searches (of college and departmental websites), and data provided by The College Board and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).


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