Best Mechanical Engineering Colleges in Pennsylvania

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We have created a 2018 ranking of the best colleges in Pennsylvania that offer Mechanical Engineering degrees to help you find a school that fits your needs. Each school's ranking is based on the compilation of our data from reliable government sources, student surveys, college graduate interviews, and editorial review. In addition, you can view our entire list of all 20 Mechanical Engineering schools located within Pennsylvania. We also provide reviews, facts, and questions and answers for schools on our site and offer you access to get valuable information from colleges and universities today.

Best Mechanical Engineering Colleges in Pennsylvania for 2018

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA

Department of Mechanical Engineering

It may not be Silicon Valley yet, but the city of Pittsburgh is getting national attention for its transformation from a steel town to a tech haven. Much of the credit for this development must go to the exciting ideas coming out of Carnegie Mellon. Consider SolePower, for instance, which makes shoe insoles that harvest the energy taken with each step and stores it in an easily accessible battery. The start-up grew from a classroom project its CEO worked on during her senior year as a mechanical engineering student. Or step into one of the university’s many labs to witness the future, such as the possibility of creating electronics so thin and light that your next Fitbit could be a wearable sticker made on your home printer. To support such ground-breaking efforts, the university is in the midst of a $23 million renovation of its iconic Hamerschlag Hall. Its new MakerWing will include advanced manufacturing laboratories, collaborative research space, micro/nanosystems laboratories, and student-focused maker space. Not that Carnegie Mellon isn’t already dedicated to bringing people together. Its unique Integrated Innovation Institute – a joint initiative of the university’s College of Engineering, College of Fine Arts’ School of Design, and the Tepper School of Business – unites three disciplines to cross-train students to become elite innovators. One of its largest current projects is The Internet of Things, which researches not only how to deliver products that are functionally connected but that also excite the consumer and deliver emotional experiences.

Based on 16 Reviews
2 Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus University Park, PA

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus offers 3 Mechanical Engineering Degree programs. It's a large public university in a small city. In 2015, 387 students graduated in the study area of Mechanical Engineering with students earning 330 Bachelor's degrees, 29 Master's degrees, and 28 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 132 Reviews
3 University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA

University of Pennsylvania offers 4 Mechanical Engineering Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 132 students graduated in the study area of Mechanical Engineering with students earning 61 Bachelor's degrees, 59 Master's degrees, and 12 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 56 Reviews
4 Drexel University Philadelphia, PA

Drexel University offers 5 Mechanical Engineering Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 295 students graduated in the study area of Mechanical Engineering with students earning 226 Bachelor's degrees, 51 Master's degrees, and 18 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 32 Reviews
5 Lehigh University Bethlehem, PA

Lehigh University offers 4 Mechanical Engineering Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a small city. In 2015, 155 students graduated in the study area of Mechanical Engineering with students earning 100 Bachelor's degrees, 41 Master's degrees, and 14 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 8 Reviews
6 University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus Pittsburgh, PA

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus offers 3 Mechanical Engineering Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 199 students graduated in the study area of Mechanical Engineering with students earning 128 Bachelor's degrees, 62 Master's degrees, and 9 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 72 Reviews
7 Lafayette College Easton, PA

Lafayette College offers 1 Mechanical Engineering Degree program. It's a small private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 54 students graduated in the study area of Mechanical Engineering with students earning 54 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 8 Reviews
8 Villanova University Villanova, PA

Villanova University offers 3 Mechanical Engineering Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 101 students graduated in the study area of Mechanical Engineering with students earning 76 Bachelor's degrees, 19 Master's degrees, and 6 Certificates degrees.

Based on 12 Reviews
9 Bucknell University Lewisburg, PA

Bucknell University offers 2 Mechanical Engineering Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a far away town. In 2015, 41 students graduated in the study area of Mechanical Engineering with students earning 38 Bachelor's degrees, and 3 Master's degrees.

Based on 20 Reviews
10 Temple University Philadelphia, PA

Temple University offers 2 Mechanical Engineering Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 105 students graduated in the study area of Mechanical Engineering with students earning 102 Bachelor's degrees, and 3 Master's degrees.

Based on 36 Reviews

List of all Mechanical Engineering Colleges in Pennsylvania

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Carnegie Mellon University Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA
5/5
11 : 1 12,963
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus University Park, PA
4/5
16 : 1 47,307
University of Pennsylvania University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA
5/5
12 : 1 24,876
Drexel University Drexel University Philadelphia, PA
5/5
14 : 1 25,595
Lehigh University Lehigh University Bethlehem, PA
5/5
13 : 1 7,054
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus Pittsburgh, PA
4/5
7 : 1 28,649
Lafayette College Lafayette College Easton, PA
5/5
11 : 1 2,533
Villanova University Villanova University Villanova, PA
5/5
14 : 1 10,711
Bucknell University Bucknell University Lewisburg, PA
5/5
9 : 1 3,625
Temple University Temple University Philadelphia, PA
4/5
15 : 1 38,007
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College Erie, PA
3/5
15 : 1 4,327
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg Middletown, PA
3/5
17 : 1 4,678
Widener University-Main Campus Widener University-Main Campus Chester, PA
5/5
15 : 1 5,303
Grove City College Grove City College Grove City, PA
4/5
2,444
Gannon University Gannon University Erie, PA
5/5
16 : 1 4,416
York College Pennsylvania York College Pennsylvania York, PA
4/5
17 : 1 4,739
Philadelphia University Philadelphia University Philadelphia, PA
5/5
16 : 1 3,670
Saint Francis University Saint Francis University Loretto, PA
5/5
16 : 1 2,664
Wilkes University Wilkes University Wilkes-Barre, PA
5/5
22 : 1 5,053
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks Reading, PA
3/5
18 : 1 2,906

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Additional Mechanical Engineering Degree Facts for Pennsylvania Schools

Pennsylvania Schools offering online Mechanical Engineering degrees

Online Mechanical Engineering degrees are available at a variety of different schools with as many as 62 degrees earned at the most popular school. Read more below about all schools that have offered online Mechanical Engineering degrees. If you are interested learning more about getting a degree online, check out our page dedicated to online degree information.

Certificate
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
School Name Certificate Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus 0 0 0 62 0
Lehigh University 0 0 0 41 0
How many Pennsylvania schools offer online Mechanical Engineering degrees?
  • 2 Master's

What Mechanical Engineering degree programs were earned in Pennsylvania?

Degree Level Program Length Colleges Graduates
Bachelor's 4-year Length 20 Colleges 1,584 Graduates
Certificates < 1 year Length 1 Colleges 6 Graduates
Doctoral 1-2 year Length 6 Colleges 106 Graduates
Master's 1+ years Length 12 Colleges 445 Graduates
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