rank schools by engineering programs:

<p>this is NOT by major, just by overall impressions/what you have heard</p>

<p>URochester
Case Western Reserve
John's Hopkins
Rice
North western</p>

<p>plus any other similar schools you know about in this range (smaller schools, but not super competitive like cornell or berkley or stanford etc.)</p>

<p>I can tell you that both Rice and Hopkins are VERY competitive, almost on the level of Stanford. Northwestern and Case aren't far behind either.</p>

<p>thanks! just to make a small note, when ranking, please keep in mind RESEARCH. To me, this is a huge factor. Also, how well funded and such. </p>

<p>Bonehead, you would say that Rice and Hopkins are on par with each other, as are Case and Northwestern? </p>

<p>I know that a place like Rochester has a great optics program, which may be 'outstanding' compared to the rest of its programs. For everyone else, can you point out if a listed school has an 'outstanding' program? </p>

<p>thanks so much!</p>

<p>While I agree that Hopkins has a good engineering program, know that its program is mostly carried by its superb bioengineering program due to its medical focus</p>

<p>Based on number of engineering programs ranked in the top-25:
NU/JHU
Rice
Case Western</p>

<h1>National Academy of Engineering members:</h1>

<p>Northwestern 19
Rice 12
Case Western 8
JHU 7</p>

<p>NU has a unique first-year curriculum that emphasizes hands-on design (by working on real project for real industry clients) and integrated approach (look up "Engineering First" on its website). It also got one of the oldest and most well-established engineering co-op programs in the country.</p>

<p>School - Research Expenditure in Engineering (National Ranking)</p>

<p>Johns Hopkins - $535,222,000 (#1)
Rochester - $97,183,000 (#16)
Northwestern - $66,181,000 (#28)
Case Western - $36,685,000 (#53)
Rice - $28,054,000 (#75)</p>

<p>^The majority of JHU's amount may go to APL, which is mostly a quasi-govt research organization working primarily on military contracts (e.g. weaponary systems...etc); it's located near Laurel, MD and has very little to do with what goes on at JHU's campus.</p>

<p>where do you find these numbers? what is the $ amount for Duke Prat?</p>

<p>Duke is #51 at $39,903,000</p>

<p>The report for 2007 (latest data available) is here. Go to the Data Tables tab to get rankings. </p>

<p>nsf.gov</a> - SRS Academic Research and Development Expenditures: Fiscal Year 2007 - US National Science Foundation (NSF)</p>

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The majority of JHU's amount may go to APL, which is mostly a quasi-govt research organization working primarily on military contracts (e.g. weaponary systems...etc); it's located near Laurel, MD and has very little to do with what goes on at JHU's campus.

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<p>I know, I'm just reporting the data as they report it. Interestingly, APL's research is factored into Hopkins, but JPL's research is not factored into Caltech.</p>

<p>Overall impressions:
Rice/JHU
I'll add CMU and Harvey Mudd here
NU?
CWRU
Rochester</p>