Engineering is one of the most sought after and lucrative courses in the world with millions of students applying to their dream colleges and get the degree that will launch them into a successful and well paid careers. While all engineering colleges have something special to offer their students, some stand tower over others. This is because they manage to offer students a combination of history, faculty, academics, extra-curricular activities as well as respected alumni.
The following are the top 5 colleges for engineering from all across the globe.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Massachusetts, United States
Massachusetts Institute of technology or MIT, is a private research university that was established in 1861. It is traditionally known for Physical Sciences as well as for Engineering, although it has also known for Biology, Economics, Linguistics as well as Management. The institute is made up of various academic departments with an emphasis towards scientific, engineering and technological education and research. It has 5 schools and 1 college which has 32 departments. The Institute can proudly boast of have 81 Nobel laureates.
California Institute of Technology – California, United States
California Institute of Technology or Caltech was established in 1891 and the campus is spread over 124 acres. The university is known for being highly selective when it comes to its undergraduate students and is known for producing students that are highly competitive and research oriented. Caltech has produced 32 Nobel laureates who have won 33 Noble Prizes (Linus Pauling won 2). Caltech also has a strong focus on extra-curricular activities.
Leland Stanford Junior University – California, United States
Leland Stanford Junior University or Stanford University was established in 1891 and has the largest continuous campus that covers 8180 acres. The University is known for its academic reputation, alumni and its wealth that has made it one if the most prestigious universities in the world. The University boasts of 58 Nobel laureates and 17 living billionaires who have founded many hardware and software companies like Google, Hewlett-Packard, Nike, Sun Microsystems and Yahoo.
University of California, Berkeley – California, United States
University of California, Berkeley or UC Berkeley was established in 1868 and is spread over 1232 acres of land. It is one of the oldest colleges in the University of California and offers a plethora of course aside from engineering. The faculty, alumni and researches at UC Berkeley have won 72 Nobel prizes have been at the forefront of many breakthroughs in the world of physics, particularly nuclear physics.
University of Cambridge – Cambridge, England
The University of Cambridge or simply Cambridge was established way back in 1209 and is the third oldest surviving university. The campus is spread over 366444 sq. mt. and contains buildings that are of historical importance. The university consists of 31 constituent colleges with over a 100 departments, facilities and institutes that are organised into 6 schools. Cambridge has a notable list of alumni throughout its history with 90 Nobel laureates.