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University of California Engineering school comparison

(if you cannot see a table click the Header of the article)

School

Berkeley

San Diego

LA

Santa Barbara

Davis

Irvine

Size (FT/PT)

1,300 / 394 

1,147 / 0 

1,256 / 0 

N/A 

1,044 / 72 

868 / 97 

Acceptance rate

17.5% 

21.8% 

34.5% 

20.8% 

31.5% 

24.0% 

Number of applicants

5,102 

4,193 

2,735 

2,183 

2,351 

2,814 

Number accepted

891 

912 

947 

453 

740 

677 

Number enrolled

424 

324 

330 

154 

282 

267 

Average undergraduate GPA

3.7 

3.5 

3.7 

3.7 

3.4 

3.5 

Average GRE verbal score

559 

542 

499 

548 

519 

471 

Average GRE quantitative score

773 

764 

766 

762 

756 

751 

Analytical writing GRE score

4.7 

4.6 

4.3 

4.63 

4.45 

4.2 

Minimum computer TOEFL score

230 

213 

220 

250 

213 

213 

out-of-state tuition

$14,961

$14,694  

$23,065  

$14,961  

$23,921

$21,858

Required fees

$8,440

$7,866

N/A 

$7,491 pa

N/A 

$503 pa 

Room/board

$13,610 

$9,421 

$12,381 

$8,704 

$9,555 

$8,604 

Books/supplies

$1,266 

$1,436 

$1,800 

$1,437 

$1,102 

$2,527 

Miscellaneous expenses

$2,898 

$2,574 

$4,872 

$432 

$2,767 

$5,660 

Total fellowships / assistantships

1,867 

1,150 

2,899 

729 

1,050 

1,895 

Percent international

36.9% 

36.8% 

38.7% 

46.3% 

37.3% 

54.9% 

Research expenditures 2004-2005 (in millions)

$118.0 

$128.8 

$88.3 

$69.1 

$60.0 

$44.5 

Students specializing in chemical

105 

13 

65 

81 

62 

44 

Students specializing in civil

352 

90 

111 

N/A 

189 

60 

Students specializing in computer

N/A 

45 

N/A 

N/A 

194 

119 

Students specializing in electrical

227 

338 

397 

250 

194 

195 

Students specializing in mechanical

298 

98 

176 

89 

157 

79 

 

Civil Engineering Deadlines

Fall

January

University of Pennsylvania  2

University of Texas-Austin 15

Brighamton University 15

Oregon State University 15
 

February

University of Notre Dame 1

Rice University

Brigham Young University 15
 

March

UIUC 1
 

April

Temple University 15
 

May

IIT 1

San Diego State University 1

San Jose State University 1
 

June

Drexel University 13

University of  Nevada -Las Vegas 15

UMR 15

USC 15

Michigan Technology 15
 

December

MIT 15

UC-Berkeley 15
 

SPRING

Civil Engineering

Safe Universities

Alphabetically

Apply to these Universities if you are an average student with reasonable GPA, TOEFL and GRE scores.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – AL
BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY – ID
BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY – UT
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FRESNO – CA
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FULLERTON – CA
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LONG BEACH – CA
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LOS ANGELES – CA
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, NORHTRIDGE – CA
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, SACRAMENTO – CA
CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY – OH
CITY COLLEG, CUNY – NY
CLARKSON UNIVERSITY – NY
CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY – OH
FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY – FL
FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY – FL
FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY – FL
FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY – FL
GRADUATE SCHOOL & UNIVERSITY CENTER, CUNY – NY
HOWARD UNIVERSITY – DC
IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY – IA
KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY – KS
LAMAR UNIVERSITY – TX
LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY AND A&M COLLEGE – LA
MCNEESE STATE UNIVERSITY – LA
MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY – MS
MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY – MT
OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY – OK
OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY
PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY – OR
SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY – CA
SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY – CA
SOTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY, CARBONDALE – IL
SOTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY, EDWARDSVILLE – IL
SOUTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY – SD
STEVENS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY – NJ
TENNESSEE TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY – TN
UNIVERSITY OF AKRON – OH
UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA – AL
UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA, BIRMINGHAM – AL
UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA, HUNTSVILLE – AL
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS – AR
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA – FL
UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON – TX
UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO – ID
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS, CHICAGO – IL
UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS – KS
UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA, LAFAYETTE – LA
UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE – KY
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI, COLUMBIA – MO
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI, ROLLA – MO
UNIVERSITY OF NEVEDA, RENO – NV
UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO – NM
UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS – LA
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, CHARLOTTE – NC
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA – ND
UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA – OK
UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO, MAYAGUEZ – PR
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA – FL
UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE, MEMPHIS – TN
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO – TX
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT SAN ANTONIO – TX
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, ARLINGTON – TX
UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO – OH
UNIVERSITY OF UTAH – UT
UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING – WY
UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY – UT
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY – WA
WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY – MI
WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY – WV
YOUNGSTOWN STATE UNIVERSITY – OH

Difficult Universities

Apply to these Universities if you are in the top 10% of your class with high GPA and above average scores of TOEFL and GRE.

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, TEMPE – AZ

BROWN UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA – BERKELEY
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS – URBANA CHAMPAIGN
CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
STANFORD UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS – AUSTIN
CORNELL UNIVERSITY
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
PURDUE UNIVERSITY – WEST LAFAYETTE
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN – ANN ARBOR
PRINCETON UNIVERSITY
JOHN HOPKINS UNIVERSITY
COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON – SEATTLE
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN – MADISON
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA – LOS ANGELES
LEHIGH UNIVERSITY
GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY
TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY – COLLEGE STATION
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA – DAVIS
UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO – BOULDER
NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY – RALEIGH
OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY – COLUMBUS
IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY – AMES
UNIVERSITY OF IOWA – IOWA CITY
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE & STATE UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS – AMHERST
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA – MINNEAPOLIS
RICE UNIVERSITY
RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE
WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY – ST. LOUIS
DUKE UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA – AZ
PENNSYL. STATE UNIVERSITY – UNIVERSITY PARK
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND – COLLEGE PARK
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK – BUFFALO
UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURG
UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT – STORRS

A New Approach to Rankings of Engineering and Computer Science Programs

University

CS

Aerospace Eng

Chemical Eng

Civil Eng

Electrical Eng

Mechanical Eng

Industrial Eng

MIT

2, 1, 1

2, 1, 2

2, 1, 2

1, 3, 2

2, 1, 2

2, 1, 1

*, *, *

Stanford

1, 1, 2

3, 2, 3

7, 6, 5

3, 8, 5

1, 3, 1

8, 4, 2

7, 9, 7

Univ of CA Berkeley

3, 1, 4

*, *, *

3, 3, 4

2, 1, 1

4, 2, 4

3, 3, 3

2, 4, 2

Urbana Champaign

8, 5, 8

14, 8, 14

5, 9, 8

5, 2, 3

3, 3, 3

9, 5, 9

13, *, 13

GATECH

32, 12, 33

9, 3, 9

31, *, 31

*, 5, 17

13, 7, 13

18, 6, 17

1, 1, 1

Ann Arbor

21, 14, 20

5, 3, 5

18, *, 16

10, 6, 10

6, 5, 7

5, 2, 5

4, 2, 4

CALTECH

12, 10, 12

1, 3, 1

6, 4, 3

7, *, 4

5, 6, 5

4, 8, 4

*, *, *

USC

20, 27, 21

*, *, *

57, *, *

*, *, *

11, 20, 10

57, *, *

22, *, 21

Purdue West Lafayette

26, 20, 26

7, 6, 7

16, *, 15

11, 7, 11

8, 9, 8

11, 7, 10

3, 3, 3

Austin

7, 7, 7

8, 7, 8

10, 7, 10

4, 4, 6

14, 11, 14

15, 11, 15

*, *, *

Carnegie Mellon

4, 1, 3

*, *, *

12, *, 12

12, *, 12

12, 10, 12

19, 13, 19

*, *, *

Cornell

5, 6, 5

6, 10, 6

13, *, 13

6, 9, 7

7, 8, 6

7, 10, 7

*, *, *

Univ of CA, San Diego

23, 20, 25

11, *, 10

*, *, *

*, *, *

20, 14, 20

10, 17, 11

*, *, *

TAMU

63, 49, *

18, *, 17

37, *, 36

*, *, 19

32, 17, 32

28, 18, 28

*, 6, 5

Univ of WI Madison

10, 10, 11

*, *, *

4, 5, 7

*, *, 21

16, 14, 16

21, 15, 21

10, 10, 9

Univ of MD College Park

16, 12, 16

20, *, 20

52, *, *

*, *, 36

17, 20, 17

34, *, 32

*, *, *

Harvard

11, *, 10

*, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

Princeton

6, 9, 6

4, 8, 4

9, 10, 9

8, *, 9

9, 12, 9

6, 12, 6

*, *, *

Northwestern

38, 35, 38

*, *, *

15, *, 14

9, 10, 8

39, *, *

12, 16, 13

6, 7, 6

UCLA

15, 14, 14

11, *, 11

39, *, *

*, *, 20

11, 13, 11

14, 22, 16

*, *, *

Penn State Univ Park

55, 35, *

18, *, 18

23, *, 24

*, *, 29

29, 20, 28

17, 14, 18

9, 4, 8

Johns Hopkins

37, 28, 36

*, *, *

36, *, 35

*, *, 15

34, *, 34

48, *, *

*, *, *

Unive of MN Twin Cities

47, 35, 22

12, *, 12

*, 2, 1

13, *, 13

18, *, 18

8, 9, 8

*, *, 10*

Ohio State

39, 35, 39

24, *, 25

41, *, *

*, *, 38

22, *, 22

25, 18, 25

12, *, 12

Univ of CA Santa Barbara

49, 49, *

*, *, *

14, *, 18

*, *, *

19, *, 19

40, *, *

*, *, *

Columbia (Fu Foundation)

23, 20, 22

*, *, *

56, *, *

*, *, 17

15, *, 15

30, 29, 29

*, *, *

Univ of Fl

46, 47, *

27, *, 27

34, *, 33

*, *, 35

31, *, 31

52, *, *

19, *, 19

VTECH

66, 35, *

15, *, 15

42, *, *

*, *, 39

27, *, 27

30, 21, 30

8, 8, 10

Univ of Pennsylvania

25, 17, 24

*, *, *

11, *, 11

*, *, *

41, *, *

22, *, 22

*, *, *

Univ of WA Seattle

9, 7, 9

19, *, 19

20, *, 19

14, *, 14

25, 19, 25

8, *, 33

*, *, *

Rice Univ

19, 17, 19

*, *, *

22, *, 22

*, *, 22

26, 20, 26

28, *, 27

*, *, *

NC State Univ

60, 49, *

16, *, 16

25, *, 26

*, *, 40

21, 17, 21

24, 22, 24

11, *, 11

Duke Univ

28, 20, 28

*, *, *

84, *, *

*, *, 16

55, *, *

41, *, *

*, *, *

Rensselaer Polytehnic

49, 49, *

22, *, 22

36, *, 34

*, *, 33

23, 17, 23

16, 18, 14

14, *, 14

Washington Univ in St. Louis

52, 35, *

*, *, *

38, *, *

*, *, *

37, *, *

55, *, *

*, *, *

Univ of CA Davis

58, 35, *

*, *, *

28, *, 27

*, *, 16

33, *, 33

26, *, 26

*, *, *

Univ of CO Boulder

41, 35, 40

13, *, 13

26, *, 25

*, *, 23

37, *, *

51, *, *

*, *, *

Case Western Reserve

68, 67, *

*, *, *

46, *, *

*, *, *

42, *, *

21, *, 20

*, *, *

Iowa State

78, 60, *

22, *, 21

33, *, 32

*, *, *

52, *, *

46, *, *

21, *, 22

Univ of Virginia

35, 27, 35

*, *, *

31, *, 37

*, *, 37

55, *, *

40, *, *

*, *, *

Lehigh

96, *, *

*, *, *

27, *, 29

*, *, 18

67, *, *

23, *, 23

15, *, 15

Yale

15, 25, 15

*, *, *

33, *, 30

*, *, *

31, *, 30

*, *, *

*, *, *

Rutgers, New Brunswick

27, 28, 27

*, *, *

43, *, *

*, *, *

50, *, *

31, *, 31

*, *, *

Dartmouth

56, 47, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

Univ of Delaware

*, 60, *

*, *, *

8, 8, 6

*, *, *

79, *, *

48, *, *

*, *, *

Univ of Rochester

30, 35, 29

*, *, *

40, *, *

*, *, *

47, *, *

58, *, *

*, *, *

Brown

13, 14, 13

*, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

35, *, 35

13, 12, 12

*, *, *

Univ of CA Irvine

34, 28, 34

*, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, 32

47, *, *

34, *, 36

*, *, *

Univ of MA Amherst

18, 25, 17

*, *, *

22, *, 21

*, *, *

29, 29, 29

61, *, *

25, *, 27

Boston Univ

58, 60, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

83, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

Univ of Arizona

33, 35, 32

*, *, *

79, *, *

*, *, 31

40, *, *

34, *, 35

*, *, *

Univ of Iowa

62, 60, *

*, *, *

67, *, *

*, *, 28

53, *, *

54, *, *

24, *, 24

Univ of Notre Dame

*, *, *

25, *, 24

24, *, 17

*, *, 34

45, *, *

37, *, 34

*, *, *

Univ of Pitts

43, 49, *

*, *, *

44, *, *

*, *, *

63, *, *

69, *, *

23, *, 23

Vanderbilt

73, 60, *

*, *, *

76, *, *

*, *, *

71, *, *

73, *, *

*, *, *

Arizona State

61, 55, *

*, *, *

64, *, *

*, *, *

37, *, *

37, *, *

17, *, 17

Colorado State

*, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, 14

61, *, *

65, *, *

*, *, *

Michigan State

53, 49, *

*, *, *

45, *, *

*, *, *

44, *, *

43, *, *

*, *, *

Drexel

*, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

48, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

Ill Inst of Tech

91, *, *

*, *, *

48, *, *

*, *, *

84, *, *

44, *, *

*, *, *

Univ at Buffalo

58, 55, 30

29, *, 28

29, *, 28

*, *, 30

61, *, *

40, *, *

18, *, 18

Univ of Illinois

51, 55, *

*, *, *

61, *, *

*, *, *

65, *, *

45, *, *

*, *, *

Northeastern

*, 67, *

*, *, *

89, *, *

*, *, *

66, *, *

89, *, *

30, *, *

Stony Brook

31, 28, 31

*, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

58, *, *

54, *, *

*, *, *

Syracuse

44, 55, *

*, *, *

48, *, *

*, *, *

49, *, *

89, *, *

*, *, *

Univ of Utah

41, 28, 41

*, *, *

53, *, *

*, *, *

43, *, *

61, *, *

*, *, *

Co School of Mines

*, *, *

*, *, *

65, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

Univ of Cincinnati

*, *, *

23, *, 23

74, *, *

*, *, *

87, *, *

59, *, *

*, *, *

Univ of New Mexico

*, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

Oklahoma State

108, *, *

*, *, *

70, *, *

*, *, *

104, *, *

78, *, *

16, *, 16

Univ of Connecticut

92, *, *

*, *, *

51, *, *

*, *, *

79, *, *

72, *, *

*, *, *

Univ of NC

29, 17, 30

*, *, *

*, *, *

15, *, 15

*, *, *

8, *, *

*, *, *

MI Tech

*, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

67, *, *

*, *, *

Univ of Missouri, Rolla

106, *, *

*, *, *

58, *, *

*, *, *

81, *, *

50, *, *

*, *, *

Clemson

*, *, *

*, *, *

81, *, *

*, *, *

73, *, *

63, *, *

32, *, 30

Mississippi State

99, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

102, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

Polytechnic Univ

*, *, *

*, *, *

63, *, *

*, *, *

25, *, 24

106, *, *

*, *, *

Univ of Central Fl

83, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

77, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

Auburn

*, *, *

32, *, 30

72, *, *

*, *, *

59, *, *

75, *, *

20, *, 20

NJIT

*, *, *

*, *, *

80, *, *

*, *, *

103, *, *

99, *, *

*, *, *

Univ of CA Riverside

*, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

Univ of Houston

75, *, *

*, *, *

17, *, 20

*, *, *

90, *, *

37, *, *

36, *, *

Oregon State

71, 67, *

*, *, *

77, *, *

*, *, *

63, *, *

82, *, *

37, *, *

Tufts

*, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *

*, *, *


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