Civil Engineering

Ranked in 2013, part of Best Engineering Schools

Civil engineers design bridges, roads, buildings, and other structures. Students may specialize in one area of civil engineering, such as construction or transportation engineering. These are the top schools for a master's in civil engineering.

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Rankings Overall Engineering School Program Data
Rank School name Score Tuition Total graduate engineering enrollment Average GRE quantitative score (master's and Ph.D. students) (new test) Engineering school research expenditures (2011-2012 fiscal year) Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering Peer assessment score (out of 5) Ph.D.s granted Recruiter assessment score (out of 5) Research expenditures per faculty member
#26 Columbia University (Fu Foundation)

New York, NY

3.3 $47,340 per year (full-time) 2,525
#26 North Carolina State University

Raleigh, NC

3.3 $6,883 per year (in-state, full-time); $18,931 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 2,918
#26 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Troy, NY

3.3 $43,350 per year (full-time) 831
#26 University of California–​Los Angeles (Samueli)

Los Angeles, CA

3.3 $12,562 per year (in-state, full-time); $27,664 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,776
#26 University of Maryland–​College Park (Clark)

College Park, MD

3.3 $11,020 per year (in-state, full-time); $23,760 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 2,254
#26 University of Southern California (Viterbi)

Los Angeles, CA

3.3 $28,242 per year (full-time) 4,398
#32 Duke University (Pratt)

Durham, NC

3.2 $42,350 per year (full-time) 944
#32 Iowa State University

Ames, IA

3.2 $8,940 per year (in-state, full-time); $20,814 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,013
#32 University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

3.2 $12,589 per year (in-state, full-time); $29,983 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 2,967
#35 Arizona State University (Fulton)

Tempe, AZ

3.1 $10,001 per year (in-state, full-time); $24,549 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 2,692
#35 Colorado State University

Fort Collins, CO

3.1 $10,372 per year (in-state, full-time); $22,552 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 660
#35 Ohio State University

Columbus, OH

3.1 $11,704 per year (in-state, full-time); $29,016 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,738
#35 Rice University (Brown)

Houston, TX

3.1 $36,610 per year (full-time) 716
#35 University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN

3.1 $42,350 per year (full-time) 501
#40 Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

3.0 $597 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,173 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 858
#40 University of California–​Irvine (Samueli)

Irvine, CA

3.0 $13,308 per year (in-state, full-time); $28,410 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,276
#42 Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR

2.9 $13,347 per year (in-state, full-time); $20,259 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 834
#42 University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

2.9 $10,202 per year (in-state, full-time); $25,612 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 993
#42 University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA

2.9 $7,900 per year (in-state, full-time); $24,064 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 418
#45 Northeastern University

Boston, MA

2.8 $1,270 per credit (full-time) 2,295
#45 Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey–​New Brunswick

Piscataway, NJ

2.8 $15,024 per year (in-state, full-time); $24,600 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1,004
#45 University of Massachusetts–​Amherst

Amherst, MA

2.8 $2,640 per year (in-state, full-time); $9,937 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 862
#45 University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA

2.8 $13,806 per year (in-state, full-time); $23,130 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 667
#45 Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN

2.8 $1,712 per credit (full-time) 457
#50 Auburn University (Ginn)

Auburn University, AL

2.7 $7,866 per year (in-state, full-time); $23,598 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 851

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