Ranking of Chemical Engineering PhD Programs

  Rank Program Regres Quality Survey Quality Research Product Faculty Grants Faculty Awards Student Outcomes Grad 6 years Profes Devel Stats Instruct Orient Intl Orient
  1-2 California Institute of Technology Chemical Engineering 1-6 1-2 1-3 100% 6.0 2-42 59% 12 No Yes Yes
  1-4 University of California-Santa Barbara Chemical Engineering 1-6 1-4 1-3 100% 3.8 9-69 48% 18 Yes Yes Yes
  2-7 University of California-Berkeley Chemical Engineering 2-5 2-5 2-5 94% 2.3 10-65 56% 18 Yes Yes Yes
  3-8 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Chemical Engineering 1-4 3-8 4-17 77% 2.6 11-65 76% 17 No Yes Yes
  3-11 The University of Texas at Austin Chemical Engineering 1-5 3-9 3-16 100% 1.1 10-66 67% 18 Yes Yes Yes
  3-13 Princeton University Chemical Engineering 6-12 3-10 3-11 83% 3.4 12-69 57% 15 No Yes Yes
  4-22 Stanford University Chemical Engineering 6-13 5-19 5-26 88% 1.7 52-97 58% 18 Yes Yes Yes
  5-23 University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Chemical Engineering 5-11 4-15 4-22 93% 0.7 39-92 66% 18 Yes Yes Yes
  6-28 Purdue University-Main Campus Chemical Engineering 10-22 12-43 19-65 100% 0.7 3-45 81% 18 Yes Yes Yes
  6-29 University of Colorado at Boulder Chemical Engineering 10-23 8-29 6-31 100% 1.0 42-91 64% 17 Yes Yes Yes
  6-28 Carnegie Mellon University Chemical Engineering 7-18 7-28 10-42 90% 0.4 3-46 87% 16 Yes Yes Yes
  6-32 Northwestern University Chemical and Biological Engineering 8-20 7-27 6-36 99% 1.5 12-69 61% 15 No Yes Yes
  6-34 University of Houston Chemical Engineering 15-34 8-35 6-34 96% 2.3 62-97 47% 15 Yes Yes Yes
  6-30 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 11-24 6-25 6-36 100% 1.0 7-58 51% 15 Yes Yes Yes
  7-31 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Chemical Engineering 7-16 7-26 9-40 84% 0.7 7-60 61% 18 Yes Yes Yes
  7-33 Cornell University Chemical Engineering 17-34 11-40 9-45 100% 0.5 4-50 70% 17 Yes Yes Yes
  7-30 Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus Chemical Engineering 7-22 10-37 15-53 90% 0.9 8-60 72% 18 Yes Yes Yes
  7-32 University of Delaware Chemical Engineering 10-21 8-31 12-47 95% 0.4 9-60 73% 18 Yes Yes Yes
  8-35 University of Wisconsin-Madison Chemical Engineering 6-13 7-29 6-31 100% 0.1 14-68 69% 17 No Yes Yes
  10-39 University of California-Davis Chemical Engineering 24-44 13-41 14-50 89% 1.2 18-79 62% 18 Yes Yes Yes
  11-40 Johns Hopkins University Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 14-30 16-44 11-38 78% 0.9 6-66 66% 17 Yes Yes Yes
  10-42 Ohio State University-Main Campus Chemical Engineering 17-40 18-53 17-56 96% 0.3 61-94 86% 18 Yes Yes Yes
  11-45 Lehigh University Chemical Engineering 14-34 17-54 13-45 92% 0.1 22-83 62% 18 Yes Yes Yes
  11-44 North Carolina State University at Raleigh Chemical Engineering 11-25 13-45 8-37 90% 0.9 50-95 28% 18 Yes Yes Yes
  16-49 University at Buffalo Chemical Engineering 19-41 23-55 19-49 66% 1.8 6-55 65% 17 No Yes Yes
  14-57 University of Rochester Chemical Engineering 28-55 8-28 6-33 90% 0.5 2-57 25% 15 Yes Yes Yes
  17-51 University of Pennsylvania Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 11-23 9-29 11-40 72% 0.1 3-44 69% 17 No Yes Yes
  16-54 CUNY Graduate School and University Center Chemical Engineering 43-76 28-60 28-66 78% 1.5 3-48 51% 18 Yes Yes Yes
  16-53 University of Washington-Seattle Campus Chemical Engineering 19-36 19-51 23-61 83% 0.0 4-55 69% 18 Yes Yes Yes
  12-64 University of California-Riverside Chemical and Environmental Engineering 23-55 11-52 5-30 100% 0.1 53-101 36% 18 Yes Yes Yes
  19-55 Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus Chemical Engineering 19-41 14-37 25-58 71% 0.3 3-47 62% 18 Yes Yes Yes
  17-61 Yale University Chemical Engineering 23-53 12-47 10-47 100% 0.3 16-76 16% 18 Yes Yes Yes
  18-61 University of Virginia-Main Campus Chemical Engineering 22-38 23-56 16-56 91% 0.1 6-58 74% 16 No Yes Yes
  20-62 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Chemical Engineering 30-56 27-64 31-78 87% 0.1 2-27 76% 16 Yes Yes Yes
  17-72 Stanford University Energy Resources Engineering 40-77 34-78 25-72 100% 1.8 65-100 73% 14 No Yes Yes
  16-76 Brown University ENGINEERING: Fluids, Thermal, and Chemical Processing 41-74 26-67 35-83 100% 0.1 8-83 46% 18 Yes Yes Yes
  22-65 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Chemical Engineering 23-42 12-39 14-48 87% 0.4 25-79 73% 10 No Yes Yes
  22-68 Rice University Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 33-57 31-67 33-78 89% 0.1 7-57 81% 17 No Yes Yes
  20-73 University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus Chemical Engineering 41-65 43-82 29-73 94% 0.2 25-82 66% 18 Yes Yes Yes
  19-69 University of South Carolina-Columbia Chemical Engineering 30-53 14-52 12-50 100% 0.0 26-81 60% 15 No Yes Yes
  25-69 University of Notre Dame Chemical Engineering 22-43 29-63 27-65 79% 0.0 4-54 70% 17 No Yes Yes
  23-73 University of California-Los Angeles Chemical Engineering 20-41 25-62 19-60 91% 0.6 18-77 45% 13 No Yes Yes
  26-73 Arizona State University Chemical Engineering 46-71 34-70 32-78 90% 0.0 30-86 56% 18 Yes Yes Yes
  23-74 Tufts University Chemical Engineering 43-69 30-65 32-68 75% 0.1 7-79 57% 18 Yes Yes Yes
  25-76 Michigan State University Chemical Engineering 42-67 44-81 41-85 93% 0.1 23-82 59% 17 Yes Yes Yes
  27-74 University of Massachusetts Amherst Chemical Engineering 24-43 32-65 25-72 86% 0.0 22-79 61% 16 No Yes Yes
  25-75 University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Chemical Engineering 45-74 21-55 24-66 91% 0.1 5-63 59% 17 No Yes Yes
  26-79 Columbia University in the City of New York Chemical Engineering 27-53 18-54 9-43 86% 0.5 55-101 48% 14 No Yes Yes
  26-77 University of New Mexico-Main Campus Chemical Engineering 30-56 17-50 10-47 89% 0.1 40-96 46% 16 No Yes Yes
  30-76 Texas A & M University Petroleum Engineering 51-84 66-96 77-100 79% 0.2 5-54 90% 18 Yes Yes Yes
  29-81 Rutgers University-New Brunswick Chemical and Biochemical Engineering 41-68 52-88 30-72 92% 0.5 46-95 39% 15 Yes Yes Yes
  30-80 Iowa State University Chemical Engineering 44-69 36-70 42-86 90% 0.0 3-39 73% 14 No Yes Yes
  33-76 Texas A & M University Chemical Engineering 26-51 29-61 46-83 76% 0.3 12-72 71% 15 No Yes Yes
  29-82 University of Iowa Chemical and Biochemical Engineering 44-72 46-82 28-70 84% 0.0 45-96 48% 18 Yes Yes Yes
  33-78 University of Florida Chemical Engineering 23-43 40-74 36-76 72% 0.0 15-71 73% 16 No Yes Yes
  30-84 Washington University in St Louis Chemical Engineering 40-65 38-79 24-76 100% 0.0 53-97 57% 16 No Yes Yes
  31-85 Virginia Commonwealth University Chemical and Life Science Engineering 49-92 48-91 34-81 100% 0.0 69-99 50% 18 Yes Yes Yes
  34-84 Case Western Reserve University Chemical Engineering 32-54 45-81 40-82 86% 0.3 70-100 51% 17 No Yes Yes
  36-82 University of Southern California Chemical Engineering 25-49 22-54 9-34 76% 0.0 65-99 29% 16 No Yes Yes
  37-87 The University of Tennessee Chemical Engineering 57-85 57-92 60-95 82% 0.1 3-41 73% 13 Yes Yes Yes
  33-88 Tulane University of Louisiana Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 50-74 32-72 31-79 100% 0.0 7-67 50% 13 No Yes Yes
  37-84 Mississippi State University Chemical Engineering (degree: PhD in Engineering) 78-100 30-65 65-99 82% 0.0 1-1 100% 12 No No Yes
  41-84 University of Connecticut Chemical Engineering PhD 33-60 38-67 48-82 64% 0.2 2-37 74% 13 No Yes Yes
  40-85 Drexel University Chemical Engineering 43-65 56-87 62-93 72% 0.0 19-78 92% 17 No Yes Yes
  35-89 University of Cincinnati-Main Campus Chemical Engineering 47-79 63-97 43-87 90% 0.0 96-103 71% 18 Yes Yes Yes
  36-85 University of Maryland-College Park Chemical Engineering 38-63 33-70 47-86 82% 0.1 3-48 51% 16 No Yes Yes
  37-86 Vanderbilt University Chemical Engineering 30-56 35-67 35-70 71% 0.1 30-94 51% 17 No Yes Yes
  39-87 University of Utah Chemical Engineering 48-84 72-101 73-102 83% 0.2 43-97 57% 18 Yes Yes Yes
  40-90 Colorado State University Chemical and Biological Engineering 55-86 72-100 57-96 83% 0.0 8-70 55% 18 Yes Yes Yes
  35-91 Texas Tech University Chemical Engineering 61-95 51-92 34-83 100% 0.0 62-100 51% 16 Yes Yes Yes
  48-85 Clarkson University Chemical Engineering 64-89 59-84 65-93 56% 0.1 3-41 96% 14 Yes Yes Yes
  38-93 University of Kansas Chemical and Petroleum Engineering 67-94 52-87 53-97 94% 0.0 31-84 75% 17 No Yes Yes
  40-92 University of California-Irvine Chemical and Biochemical Engineering 56-87 32-64 46-81 76% 0.5 26-93 43% 15 No Yes Yes
  39-95 Clemson University Chemical Engineering 48-78 46-85 34-84 91% 0.0 25-85 37% 17 No Yes Yes
  45-90 Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus Energy and Mineral Engineering-Environmental Engineering (Energy and Geo-Environmental Engineering) 68-92 65-95 59-95 86% 0.0 55-90 64% 18 Yes Yes Yes
  39-95 University of Arizona Environmental Engineering 80-103 12-47 14-58 100% 0.0 89-103 40% 16 No Yes Yes
  45-94 University of Arizona Chemical Engineering 50-78 51-88 49-92 87% 0.0 21-78 41% 17 No Yes Yes
  52-94 Kansas State University Chemical Engineering 71-95 56-86 78-101 67% 0.0 2-41 70% 15 Yes Yes Yes
  52-97 University of South Florida-Main Campus Chemical Engineering 73-95 62-96 45-90 88% 0.0 45-94 64% 12 NA Yes Yes
  56-97 Illinois Institute of Technology Chemical Engineering 56-92 28-61 44-82 77% 0.7 75-101 42% 10 No Yes Yes
  52-98 Wayne State University Chemical Engineering 56-81 49-82 47-84 78% 0.1 29-90 49% 14 No Yes Yes
  60-98 Washington State University School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering 54-81 80-102 79-100 57% 0.1 13-83 62% 18 Yes Yes Yes
  59-97 New Jersey Institute of Technology Chemical Engineering 78-100 78-102 58-94 77% 0.0 54-95 69% 17 No Yes Yes
  59-98 The University of Alabama Chemical Engineering 75-100 60-91 58-94 80% 0.0 8-61 53% 15 No Yes Yes
  65-100 Auburn University Main Campus Chemical Engineering 70-95 80-103 67-99 88% 0.0 26-84 41% 17 No Yes Yes
  61-101 Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus Energy and Mineral Engineering 89-105 70-98 87-105 75% 0.0 7-67 52% 18 Yes Yes Yes
  63-101 University of Maryland-Baltimore County Chemical and Biochemical Engineering 67-100 64-96 39-85 87% 0.0 94-103 29% 16 NA Yes Yes
  70-100 Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College Chemical Engineering 71-91 79-100 83-101 61% 0.1 24-83 50% 16 Yes Yes Yes
  66-101 University of Kentucky Chemical Engineering 73-96 62-93 53-91 80% 0.0 51-96 47% 17 No Yes Yes
  64-103 University of Akron Main Campus Chemical Engineering 75-99 63-98 53-93 89% 0.0 49-98 45% 11 No Yes Yes
  67-102 University of Illinois at Chicago Chemical Engineering 64-90 69-99 56-93 86% 0.0 80-101 33% 17 No Yes Yes
  73-102 University of Toledo Chemical Engineering 85-101 77-101 86-103 67% 0.0 16-80 68% 16 No Yes Yes
  73-103 Syracuse University Chemical Engineering 62-87 83-102 80-98 50% 0.0 47-97 40% 18 Yes Yes Yes
  70-103 Wayne State University Materials Science and Engineering 97-105 60-99 4-25 100% 0.3 106-106 22% 16 No Yes Yes
  69-103 Missouri University of Science and Technology Chemical Engineering 77-99 86-104 93-105 68% 0.0 4-70 70% 17 No Yes Yes
  73-103 Northeastern University Chemical Engineering 62-91 60-91 63-97 73% 0.0 76-101 22% 17 Yes Yes Yes
  68-104 University of Louisville Chemical Engineering 78-101 82-103 77-101 68% 0.0 65-101 60% 15 Yes Yes Yes
  69-104 Michigan Technological University Chemical Engineering 59-105 69-104 81-102 71% 0.0 24-87 45% 16 Yes Yes Yes
  82-103 Oklahoma State University-Main Campus Chemical Engineering 79-98 90-104 95-106 60% 0.0 21-77 44% 17 Yes Yes Yes
  70-104 University of Arkansas Chemical Engineering 90-103 64-99 62-99 100% 0.0 42-93 12% 13 No Yes Yes
  70-105 Oregon State University Chemical Engineering 73-102 94-105 59-98 87% 0.0 103-105 44% 13 Yes Yes Yes
  88-104 Ohio University-Main Campus Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 87-102 88-103 98-105 43% 0.0 5-57 57% 16 Yes Yes Yes
  77-105 Western Michigan University Paper and Imaging Science and Engineering 105-106 79-103 67-103 100% 0.0 97-104 19% 18 Yes Yes Yes
  96-105 University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Petroleum Engineering 75-99 95-104 97-105 44% 0.0 21-81 41% 16 No Yes Yes
  100-105 University of Missouri-Columbia Chemical Engineering 99-105 103-105 100-106 40% 0.1 41-99 50% 16 No Yes Yes
               

 

 

Best Engineering Schools Specialty Rankings: Chemical 
Ranked in 2009

1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA 4.9
2 University of California--Berkeley Berkeley, CA 4.8
3 California Institute of Technology Pasadena, CA 4.7
University of Minnesota--Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN 4.7
5 Stanford University Stanford, CA 4.5
University of Wisconsin--Madison Madison, WI 4.5
7 University of Texas--Austin (Cockrell) Austin, TX 4.4
8 Princeton University Princeton, NJ 4.3
9 University of California--Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA 4.2
University of Delaware Newark, DE 4.2

 

Engineering Specialty Rankings: Chemical
Ranked in 2008

1 California Institute of Technology Pasadena, CA 4.8
  Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA 4.8
  University of California--Berkeley Berkeley, CA 4.8
4 University of Minnesota--Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN 4.7
5 Stanford University Stanford, CA 4.5
  University of Wisconsin--Madison Madison, WI 4.5
7 Princeton University Princeton, NJ 4.4
8 University of Texas--Austin (Cockrell) Austin, TX 4.3
9 University of California--Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA 4.2
10 University of Delaware Newark, DE 4.1
  University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign Urbana, IL 4.1
12 University of Michigan--Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI 4.0
13 Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA 3.9
  Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, GA 3.9
15 Cornell University Ithaca, NY 3.8
  Northwestern University (McCormick) Evanston, IL 3.8
  Purdue University--West Lafayette West Lafayette, IN 3.8
18 University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA 3.7
19 University of Colorado--Boulder Boulder, CO 3.5
20 North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC 3.4
  Pennsylvania State University--University Park University Park, PA 3.4
  University of California--Davis Davis, CA 3.4
  University of Florida Gainesville, FL 3.4
  University of Washington Seattle, WA 3.4
25 Rice University (Brown) Houston, TX 3.3
  University of California--Los Angeles (Samueli) Los Angeles, CA 3.3
27 Johns Hopkins University (Whiting) Baltimore, MD 3.2
  Ohio State University Columbus, OH 3.2
  University of Massachusetts--Amherst Amherst, MA 3.2
30 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, NY 3.1
  Texas A&M University--College Station (Look) College Station, TX 3.1
  University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, IN 3.1
33 Iowa State University Ames, IA 3.0
  University of Houston (Cullen) Houston, TX 3.0
  University of Virginia Charlottesville, VA 3.0
36 University of Maryland--College Park (Clark) College Park, MD 2.9
  University of Southern California (Viterbi) Los Angeles, CA 2.9
  Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA 2.9
39 Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH 2.8
  Columbia University (Fu Foundation) New York, NY 2.8
  Lehigh University (Rossin) Bethlehem, PA 2.8
  Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey--New Brunswick Piscataway, NJ 2.8
  University at Buffalo--SUNY Buffalo, NY 2.8
  University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA 2.8
  Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN 2.8
46 Arizona State University (Fulton) Tempe, AZ 2.7
  Michigan State University East Lansing, MI 2.7
  University of Arizona Tucson, AZ 2.7
  Washington University in St. Louis (Sever) St. Louis, MO 2.7
  Yale University New Haven, CT 2.7
51 Auburn University (Ginn) Auburn University, AL 2.6
  University of California--San Diego (Jacobs) La Jolla, CA 2.6
53 Clemson University Clemson, SC 2.5
  Colorado School of Mines Golden, CO 2.5
  Louisiana State University--Baton Rouge Baton Rouge, LA 2.5
  University of California--Irvine (Samueli) Irvine, CA 2.5
  University of California--Riverside (Bourns) Riverside, CA 2.5
  University of South Carolina Columbia, SC 2.5

 

Engineering Specialties: Chemical
New! Ranked in 2006
*

Rank/School

Average assessment
score (5.0=highest)

1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology 4.8
2. California Institute of Technology 4.7
  University of California–Berkeley 4.7
  University of Minnesota–Twin Cities 4.7
5. University of Wisconsin–Madison 4.6
6. Stanford University (CA) 4.4
7. Princeton University (NJ) 4.3
  University of Texas–Austin 4.3
9. University of California–Santa Barbara 4.2
  University of Delaware 4.2
11. Georgia Institute of Technology 4.1
12. University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign 4.0
13. Carnegie Mellon University (PA) 3.9
  Cornell University (NY) 3.9
  University of Michigan–Ann Arbor 3.9
16. Northwestern University (McCormick) (IL) 3.8
  Purdue University–West Lafayette (IN) 3.8
18. North Carolina State University 3.7
  University of Colorado–Boulder 3.7
  University of Pennsylvania 3.7
21. Pennsylvania State University–University Park 3.5
  University of Florida 3.5
  University of Washington 3.5
24. Rice University (Brown) (TX) 3.4
  Texas A&M University–College Station (Look) 3.4
  University of California–Los Angeles (Samueli) 3.4
27. University of California–Davis 3.3
  University of Notre Dame (IN) 3.3
29. Johns Hopkins University (Whiting) (MD) 3.2
  Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY) 3.2
  University of Massachusetts–Amherst 3.2
32. Ohio State University 3.1
  University of Virginia 3.1
  Washington University in St. Louis (Sever) 3.1
35. Iowa State University 3.0
  University of Houston (Cullen) 3.0
  University of Maryland–College Park (Clark) 3.0
  University of Southern California (Viterbi) 3.0
  Virginia Tech 3.0
40. Case Western Reserve University (OH) 2.9
  Lehigh University (Rossin) (PA) 2.9
  University at Buffalo–SUNY 2.9
  University of Pittsburgh 2.9
  Vanderbilt University (TN) 2.9
45. Arizona State University (Fulton) 2.8
  Columbia University (Fu Foundation) (NY) 2.8
  CUNY–City College 2.8
  Illinois Institute of Technology (Armour) 2.8
  Michigan State University 2.8
  Rutgers State University–New Brunswick (NJ) 2.8
51. Auburn University (Ginn) (AL) 2.7
  University of Arizona 2.7
  University of California–San Diego (Jacobs) 2.7
54. Clemson University (SC) 2.6
  Colorado School of Mines 2.6
  Louisiana State University–Baton Rouge 2.6
  University of California–Irvine (Samueli) 2.6
  University of Connecticut 2.6
  University of Iowa 2.6
  University of Oklahoma 2.6
  Yale University (CT) 2.6
62. Colorado State University 2.5
  Tulane University (LA) 2.5
  University of Illinois–Chicago 2.5
  University of South Carolina 2.5
* This ranking was computed in January of the year cited, based on data from a survey sent out in the fall of the previous year.
Engineering Specialties: Chemical
Ranked in 2005*
Rank/School Average assessment
score (5.0=highest)
1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology 4.8
  University of Minnesota–Twin Cities 4.8
3. California Institute of Technology 4.7
  University of California–Berkeley 4.7
5. Stanford University (CA) 4.5
  University of Wisconsin–Madison 4.5
7. University of Texas–Austin 4.4
8. Princeton University (NJ) 4.3
  University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign 4.3
10. University of California–Santa Barbara 4.2
  University of Delaware 4.2
12. Georgia Institute of Technology 4.0
  Northwestern University (IL) 4.0
  Purdue University–West Lafayette (IN) 4.0
  University of Michigan–Ann Arbor 4.0
16. Carnegie Mellon University (PA) 3.9
  University of Pennsylvania 3.9
18. Cornell University (NY) 3.8
19. North Carolina State University 3.6
  Pennsylvania State University–University Park 3.6
  University of Colorado–Boulder 3.6
22. University of Washington 3.5
23. Rice University (Brown) (TX) 3.4
  University of California–Los Angeles (Samueli) 3.4
25. Johns Hopkins University (Whiting) (MD) 3.3
  Texas A&M University–College Station (Look) 3.3
  University of California–Davis 3.3
  University of Florida 3.3
29. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY) 3.2
  University of Massachusetts–Amherst 3.2
  University of Notre Dame (IN) 3.2
32. Iowa State University 3.1
  Ohio State University 3.1
  Washington University in St. Louis (Sever) 3.1
35. University at Buffalo–SUNY 3.0
  University of Houston (Cullen) 3.0
  University of Maryland–College Park (Clark) 3.0
  University of Virginia 3.0
  Virginia Tech 3.0
40. Case Western Reserve University (OH) 2.9
  University of Pittsburgh 2.9
  Yale University (CT) 2.9
43. Columbia University (Fu Foundation) (NY) 2.8
  Lehigh University (Rossin) (PA) 2.8
  Michigan State University 2.8
  Rutgers State University–New Brunswick (NJ) 2.8
  University of Southern California (Andrew and Erna Viterbi) 2.8
48. Arizona State University (Fulton) 2.7
  Colorado School of Mines 2.7
  CUNY–City College 2.7
  Illinois Institute of Technology (Armour) 2.7
  University of Arizona 2.7
  University of Connecticut 2.7
  Vanderbilt University (TN) 2.7
55. Auburn University (Ginn) (AL) 2.6
  Colorado State University 2.6
  Louisiana State University–Baton Rouge 2.6
  University of California–Irvine (Samueli) 2.6
  University of Illinois–Chicago 2.6
  University of Iowa 2.6
61. Clemson University (SC) 2.5
  Tufts University (MA) 2.5
  University of California–San Diego (Jacobs) 2.5
  University of Missouri–Rolla 2.5
  University of Oklahoma 2.5
  University of South Carolina 2.5
  University of Utah
Engineering Specialties: Chemical
Ranked in 2004*

Rank/School

Average assessment
score (5.0=highest)

1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology 4.8
  University of California–Berkeley 4.8
  University of Minnesota–Twin Cities 4.8
4. California Institute of Technology 4.7
5. University of Wisconsin–Madison 4.6
6. Stanford University (CA) 4.5
  University of Texas–Austin 4.5
8. Princeton University (NJ) 4.3
9. University of California–Santa Barbara 4.2
  University of Delaware 4.2
  University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign 4.2
12. Carnegie Mellon University (PA) 4.1
13. Georgia Institute of Technology 4.0
  Northwestern University (IL) 4.0
  University of Michigan–Ann Arbor 4.0
16. Purdue University–West Lafayette (IN) 3.9
  University of Pennsylvania 3.9
18. Cornell University (NY) 3.7
  University of Colorado–Boulder 3.7
20. North Carolina State University 3.6
21. University of Washington 3.5
22. Penn State University–University Park 3.4
  Rice University (TX) 3.4
  University of California–Davis 3.4
  University of California–Los Angeles 3.4
  University of Notre Dame (IN) 3.4
27. Texas A&M University–College Station 3.3
  University of Florida 3.3
29. Iowa State University 3.2
  Johns Hopkins University (MD) 3.2
  Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY) 3.2
  University of Massachusetts–Amherst 3.2
  University of Virginia 3.2
34. Ohio State University 3.1
  University of Pittsburgh 3.1
  Virginia Tech 3.1
37. Lehigh University (PA) 3.0
  University of Houston 3.0
  University of Maryland–College Park 3.0
  Washington University in St. Louis 3.0
41. University of Southern California (Andrew and Erna Viterbi) 2.9
42. Case Western Reserve University (OH) 2.8
  Colorado School of Mines 2.8
  Illinois Institute of Technology 2.8
  Rutgers State University–New Brunswick (NJ) 2.8
  University at Buffalo–SUNY 2.8
  University of Arizona 2.8
  Yale University (CT) 2.8
49. Vanderbilt University (TN) 2.7
50. Arizona State University 2.6
  Louisiana State University–Baton Rouge 2.6
  Michigan State University 2.6
  University of California–Irvine 2.6
  University of Connecticut 2.6
  University of Iowa 2.6
56. Auburn University (AL) 2.5
  Colorado State University 2.5
  University of Oklahoma 2.5
Engineering Specialties: Chemical
Ranked in 2003
*

1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2. University of California–Berkeley
3. University of Minnesota–Twin Cities
4. University of Wisconsin–Madison
5. California Institute of Technology
6. University of Texas–Austin
7. Stanford University (CA)
8. University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign
9. University of Delaware
10. Princeton University (NJ)
11. University of California–Santa Barbara
12. University of Michigan–Ann Arbor
13. Carnegie Mellon University (PA)
14. Georgia Institute of Technology
15. Northwestern University (IL)
16. Purdue University–West Lafayette (IN)
17. Cornell University (NY)
  University of Pennsylvania
19. North Carolina State University
20. Texas A&M University–College Station
21. University of California–Los Angeles

*This ranking was computed in January of the year cited, based on data from a survey sent out in the fall of the previous year.