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2020 Best Colleges for Engineering in New York

Engineering is a popular major and New York is the 3rd most popular state for students studying this major. 13,165 of the 197,582 Engineering diplomas earned last year were given by schools in New York. With so many options it can be a daunting task finding the best choice. This year's Best Colleges for Engineering in New York ranking analyzed 19 colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in engineering. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 2 schools for Engineering students in New York.

Choosing a Great Engineering School

Best Colleges for Engineering in New York The engineering program you select can have a big impact on your future. This section explores some of the factors we include in our ranking and how much they vary depending on the school you select. When choosing a school we recommend considering some of the following factors:

A Great Overall School

A school that excels in educating for a particular major must be a great school overall as well. To make it into this list a school must rank well in our overall Best Colleges ranking. This ranking considered factors such as graduation rates, overall graduate earnings and other educational resources to identify great colleges and universities.

Above Average Earnings After Graduation

A engineering degree from colleges on this list typically results in higher than average wages following graduation. Recent engineering graduates from New York colleges with a bachelors degree earned an average of $62,962 in 2017-2018.

Other Factors We Consider

In addition to the above, you should consider some of the following factors:

  • Major Focus - How much a school focuses on Engineering students vs. other majors.
  • Major Popularity - How many other engineering students choose this school.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or a recognized engineering related accrediting body.

Our full ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for Engineering students in New York.

Best Schools to Study Engineering in New York

Explore the top ranked colleges and universities for engineering majors.

Top 10 Best Engineering Colleges in New York

It is difficult to beat Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute if you want to pursue engineering as a major. Located in the city Troy, RPI is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population.More…

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Clarkson University

Potsdam, NY

Any student who is interested in engineering has to take a look at Clarkson University. Clarkson is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of Potsdam.More…

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Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

Cornell University is a good decision for students pursuing a Engineering degree. Cornell is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Ithaca.More…

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Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is among your best bets if you're planning on studying engineering. Located in the large city New York, Cooper Union is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.More…

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Columbia is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of New York.More…

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Manhattan College

Riverdale, NY

Manhattan is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Riverdale.More…

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Located in the suburb Rochester, RIT is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.More…

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University of Rochester

Rochester, NY

Located in the city Rochester, University of Rochester is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population.More…

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Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY

Located in the medium-sized city Syracuse, Syracuse is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population.More…

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SUNY Maritime College

Throggs Neck, NY

Located in the large city Throggs Neck, SUNY Maritime is a public college with a small student population.More…

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Best Engineering Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region

Explore all the Best Engineering Schools in the Middle Atlantic Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
New Jersey 38 5,223
Maryland 38 4,375
Pennsylvania 38 11,282
Delaware 35 646
District of Columbia 33 801

Engineering Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 46,014
Electrical Engineering 31,993
Civil Engineering 21,299
Computer Engineering 15,329
Chemical Engineering 14,729

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Majors Similar to Engineering

Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer & Information Sciences 209,723
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 157,997
Engineering Technologies 92,253
Physical Sciences 53,768
Mathematics & Statistics 47,138

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Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Petty Officer 3rd Class Declan Barnes.

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