Graduateprograms.com Announces its Top Student Rated Graduate Engineering Programs

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Graduate Programs, the premier online graduate guide to graduate schools featuring student ratings and reviews for a wide variety of programs and schools, has released its top graduate engineering programs according to students who visited the site.

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A Massachusetts Institute of Technology student wrote: “MIT has a competitive and somewhat stressful environment, but the academics and research happening here is exciting and top-notch. MIT opens you up to a whole network of future employers..."

Graduate Programs, the premier online graduate guide to graduate schools featuring student ratings and reviews for a wide variety of programs and schools, has released its top graduate engineering programs according to students who visited the site.

The engineering ranking, the first published by graduateprograms.com, will be followed by student rankings for a number of other programs, including education, medicine, science, communications, law, and more.

Ranking are based on a 10 star system. The Top 10 graduate engineering schools in the United States, according to students who visited graduateprograms.com, (with a three-way tie for 10th place) are:
1.    Cornell University (8.8 stars)
2.    Brown University (8.7 stars)
3.    Stanford University (8.6 stars)
4.    University of California-Berkeley (8.5 stars)
5.    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (8.4 stars)
6.    University of California-Davis (8.3 stars)
7.    Carnegie Mellon University (8.2 stars)
8.    University of Illinois at Urbana Champagne (8.1 stars)
9.    Princeton University (7.8 stars)
10.    Purdue University-West Lafayette (7.7 stars)
10.    University of California-Irvine (7.7 stars)
10.    Northwestern University (7.7 stars)

Results were based on student ratings as of November 30, 2012. More than 500 graduate engineering programs are included on the graduateprograms.com site and were rated in various categories. The top rankings by category are as follows:

Program Rating: Cornell University
Academic Competitiveness: MIT
Affordability of Living: Cornell University
Campus Safety: UC Davis
Career Support: Stanford University
Education Quality: Tie between MIT and Stanford University
Faculty Accessibility and Support: UC Davis
School Use of Technology: Tie between Stanford University and Cornell University
Social Life: Stanford University
Student Diversity: Tie between UC Berkeley and Brown University
Surrounding Area: MIT
Transportation: Northwestern University
Quality of Network: Stanford University
Financial Aid: MIT
Grad Program Value: Tie between Stanford University and MIT
Workload: Tie between Carnegie Mellon University and Cornell University

Graduate students often included comments about their program with their reviews. A student from second-ranked Brown University wrote the following: “I really wish I could have received more financial aid from Brown, but I am more than confident that the advanced degree I am earning will more than pay for itself in a very short amount of time, so I can't complain too much. I think that my program at Brown is very unique and I would not want to be anywhere else. I am very pleased with the value of the education, as well as the quality of the teaching, professor interaction, and the material being covered.”

A Massachusetts Institute of Technology student wrote: “MIT has a competitive and somewhat stressful environment, but the academics and research happening here is exciting and top-notch. MIT opens you up to a whole network of future employers. Don't expect to have much of a social life, but when you do get out, Boston and Cambridge are fun to explore.”

Whatever their field of study, students can rate and review their graduate programs at http://www.graduateprograms.com. Ratings will be taken into account in upcoming rankings. Additionally, students who review their program will be entered to win one of Graduate Programs’ $1,000 scholarships, awarded quarterly.

For more information, please visit http://www.graduateprograms.com. For any questions, please email info(at)graduateprograms(dot)com. Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/graduateprograms.

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