The McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis has been ranked the No. 15 Engineering school in the U.S. by Niche, a company that connects higher education institutions with students and families. 

McKelvey Engineering was given a Niche grade of A+. It lists an acceptance rate of 14% and an SAT score range of 1480-1560.

The Best Colleges for Engineering ranking is based on analysis of academic, admissions, financial and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education as well as from reviews from students and alumni. Other factors include Engineering student SAT/ACT scores and a comparison of those scores with those of students in other majors at the university; the percentage of undergraduate students who major in engineering; the number of Niche users interested in the program; research expenditures per student and overall; and the percentage of engineering graduates in the U.S. who graduate from this program.

To be included, the school must confer at least five bachelor’s degrees in the field annually or have the major represent at least 20% of all bachelor’s degrees conferred by the school.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology ranked No. 1 on Niche’s list of 449 engineering schools. To see the full ranking, click here.

Overall, Washington University in St. Louis ranks No. 2 among Niche’s 1,408 Best College Campuses in America.  


The McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis promotes independent inquiry and education with an emphasis on scientific excellence, innovation and collaboration without boundaries. McKelvey Engineering has top-ranked research and graduate programs across departments, particularly in biomedical engineering, environmental engineering and computing, and has one of the most selective undergraduate programs in the country. With 140 full-time faculty, 1,387 undergraduate students, 1,448 graduate students and 21,000 living alumni, we are working to solve some of society’s greatest challenges; to prepare students to become leaders and innovate throughout their careers; and to be a catalyst of economic development for the St. Louis region and beyond.

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