Top Civil Engineering Schools

University of California--Berkeley is ranked 1st for its graduate programs in Civil Engineering in the U.S. News & World Report graduate school rankings 2011. UC Berkeley’ Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) is widely acknowledged to be a national and international leader. CEE is organized into six program areas including: Engineering and Project Management; Environmental Engineering; GeoEngineering; Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials; Transportation Engineering; Civil Systems.

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is one of the best in the country. It offers the top-ranked Civil Engineering graduate program in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report. Both MS and PhD degrees are available in a variety of specialized areas. Emphasis is placed on advanced study and participation in creative research. The department also offers joint degree programs: the master of architecture and master of science in civil engineering (Structures), and a joint master of business administration and construction engineering and management.

Purdue's School of Civil Engineering is rated #3, tied with UT-Austin, Georgia Tech, and Stanford.

Top 10 Civil Engineering Schools:
1 University of California--Berkeley
2 University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign
3 Georgia Institute of Technology
   Purdue University--West Lafayette
   Stanford University
   University of Texas--Austin (Cockrell)
7 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
8 University of Michigan--Ann Arbor
9 Virginia Tech
10 Carnegie Mellon University
     Cornell University

Source: US News & World Report 2011

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American Civil Engineering Ranking

US News Engineering School Rank 2011