College Admissions 101: Introducing 10 of the Top Undergraduate Engineering Programs (+ Acceptance Rates for Class of 2023)

 

Are you thinking about studying engineering? From mechanical engineering to computer engineering, there are plenty of paths to explore. Plus, the field of engineering is expected to continue growing in the next decade, so you’d be looking at a strong job outlook for the future.

To help you start your exploration process, we’ve put together a list of quick facts about the top 10 engineering schools. For colleges who’ve published their acceptance rates, we’ve included their Class of 2023 admissions profile.

Source: MIT

Source: MIT

MIT

Engineering Program Highlights

Here are the acceptance rates published by MIT:

  • Applications: 21,312

  • Admits: 1,410

Source: Stanford

Source: Stanford

Stanford

Engineering Program Highlights

Source: The Daily Californian

Source: The Daily Californian

UC Berkeley

Engineering Program Highlights

Source: Georgia Tech

Source: Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech

Engineering Program Highlights

Acceptance Rates

  • Applications: 36,936

  • Admits: 7,000

Source:  Dataversity

Source: Dataversity

Carnegie Mellon

Engineering Program Highlights

Acceptance Rates

  • Engineering Applications: 10,374

  • Engineering Admits: 411

Source:  US News

Source: US News

Cal Tech

Engineering Program Highlights

Source: US NEWS

Source: US NEWS

University of Michigan

Engineering Program Highlights

Cornell

Engineering Program Highlights

Acceptance Rates

  • 54.9% of students admitted to Cornell this year identify as women

  • Applications: 49,118

  • 10.6% acceptance rate

  • 670 first generation students

Purdue University

Engineering Program Highlights

Keep researching

Whether you know exactly what you want to study or you’re torn between different fields of engineering, keep looking through different colleges and their unique program offerings. As you explore, take note of any summer programs colleges have. Summer programs are a great way to get your feet wet in the study of engineering and help you narrow down where you want to apply your senior year!