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Top 10 Aerospace Engineering Schools

Top 10 Aerospace Engineering Schools

Aerospace engineering is a field of engineering that focuses on the construction, design and technology of aircrafts and spacecrafts. Aerospace engineering can be studied at the bachelor, masters and Ph.D. level. For a start, here are the top 10 undergraduate aerospace engineering schools, as ranked by U.S. News and World Report.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, MIT is a research university that specializes in math, science and engineering. Students can get an undergraduate degree in aerospace, aeronautical and astronautical engineering. They can go on to pursue a doctorate in aerospace engineering at MIT. As of 2009, there were a little more than 4,000 undergraduate students.

 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 77 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02139

(617) 253-3400


Georgia Institute of Technology

Georgia Tech, located in Atlanta, offers a variety of degrees but has a focus on technology. According to U.S. News and World Report, the university has more than 100 research centers that contribute to U.S. research. There are nearly 13,000 undergraduates in the student body.

 Georgia Institute of Technology
 225 North Avenue NW
 Atlanta, GA 30332

(404) 894-4154


University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

This public university boasts a large range of undergraduate and graduate degrees and world-reknowned engineering faculty. Located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, it has nearly 26,000 undergraduates.

 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI 48109

(734) 764-7433


Purdue University-West Lafayette

Purdue is a large, public university in Indiana that has more than 200 areas of undergraduate studies. It has a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degrees that rank as the best in the country. According to U.S. News and World Report, 22 U.S. astronauts have degrees from Purdue.

 Purdue University-West Lafayette
 Schleman Hall, 475 Stadium Mall Drive

West Lafayette, IN 47907

(765) 494-1776


California Institute of Technology

Caltech is known to be among the best universities specializing in science and engineering. The institute is located in Pasadena, California. It has a 3:1 student/faculty ratio. There are 32 Nobel Prizes that have been won from Caltech alumni and faculty.

  California Institute of Technology
  1200 E. California Boulevard
  Pasadena, CA
  (626) 395-6341

University of Maryland-College Park

 UM is a top-ranked public university for its academics and affordability. There are 127 different undergraduate majors, including its high-ranked aerospace engineering program. Located in between Baltimore and Washington, D.C., there are many research opportunities with national institutes nearby.

 University of Maryland-College Park
 College Park, MD 20742
 (301) 314-8385

University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign

The flagship university in Illinois is high-ranked in research and education. The university has had 11 Nobel Prize winners as alumni. It also boasts the world’s large public university library.

  University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign
  601 E. John Street
 Champaign, IL 61820
 (217) 333-0302

Stanford University

Stanford University, a private university in Palo Alto, California, is known to be a research institution. Undergraduate participation in research is strongly encouraged. In addition to its undergraduate aerospace engineering program, it was ranked in 2009 to have the No. 3 graduate school for aerospace engineering.

 Stanford University
 Stanford, CA 94305

(650) 723-2091


University of Texas-Austin

The University of Texas at Austin boasts a diverse group of faculty and students. Many of its more than 300 degree programs are nationally ranked.

 University of Texas-Austin
 Austin, TX 78712

(512) 475-7440



Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech is a public university in Blacksburg, Virginia. It’s known as a research university with a wide range of studies, but has always been strong in technology and engineering. The university has a tradition of strong undergraduate studies.

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA 24061

(540) 231-6267

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