This article features top engineering colleges in Minnesota that offer master and doctoral degrees in the fields of biological engineering, chemical engineering, computer science, materials engineering, mechanical engineering, etc. Please be informed that each school receives national wide rank as the ranking compares all engineering schools in the United States. Some important ranking factors include average GRE scores, alumni surveys, current student interviews, institutional research publications, and peer college assessment. In the following list of best engineering schools in the state of Minnesota, you can see tuition cost for both in-state and out-of-state students, acceptable rates and admissions statistics for each top ranked engineering college.
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|National Ranking||Minnesota Top Engineering Programs|
|29||University of Minnesota–Twin Cities (Minneapolis, MN)
Overall acceptance rate: 32.4%
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students): 772
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $14,012 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $21,466 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 1,945
Research expenditures per faculty member: $504,903
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $104,010,186
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 3.8%
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