chemical eng
The field of chemical engineering involves a bunch of diverse but inter-related topics such as chemistry, physics, math and biology. In Pakistan, chemical engineers are highly sought after by pharmaceutical companies, FMCG’s and the oil and gas sector. As with all other programs the highest degree offered in the field of chemical engineering in Pakistan is the doctorate. However several students plan to pursue higher studies in top global universities after doing their undergraduate. The time period to obtain a graduate degree varies greatly – depending on the program it can take anywhere from 3-6 years to obtain a PhD and 1-3 years to get a Masters degree.

Those of you who are planning to go to U.S. for further studies in the field of Chemical engineering can use this comprehensive guide that lists the top 25 chemical engineering universities in the US.

University Name Rank Tuition Fee Number of Graduate Students Admitted Every Year GRE Scores Required
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1 $41,770 per year (full-time) 3163 Yes
California Institute of Technology 2 $38,084 per year (full-time) 587 Yes
University of California—Berkeley 3 $11,220 per year (in-state, full-time); $26,322 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1837 Yes
Stanford University 4 $43,950 per year (full-time) 3548 Yes
University of Minnesota—Twin Cities 5 $14,570 per year (in-state, full-time); $22,320 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1920 Yes
Princeton University 6 $38,650 per year (full-time) 574 Yes
University of Texas—Austin (Cockrell) 7 $9,564 per year (in-state, full-time); $17,506 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 2425 Yes
University of Wisconsin—Madison 8 $11,839 per year (in-state, full-time); $25,166 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1903 Yes
University of California—Santa Barbara 9 $12,192 per year (in-state, full-time); $27,294 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 760 Yes
Georgia Institute of Technology 10 $10,584 per year (in-state, full-time); $26,860 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 4651 Yes
University of Delaware 11 $27,240 per year (in-state, full-time); $27,240 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 862 Yes
University of Michigan—Ann Arbor 12 $22,518 per year (in-state, full-time); $41,914 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 3184 Yes
Carnegie Mellon University 13 $38,900 per year (full-time) 2857 Yes
Purdue University—West Lafayette 14 $10,332 per year (in-state, full-time); $29,134 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 3070 Yes
University of Illinois—Urbana-Champaign 15 $16,352 per year (in-state, full-time); $29,618 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 2975 Yes
Cornell University 16 $29,500 per year (full-time) 1768 Yes
Northwestern University (McCormick) 17 $43,380 per year (full-time) 1669 Yes
University of Colorado—Boulder 18 $12,726 per year (in-state, full-time); $28,602 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1613 Yes
University of Pennsylvania 19 $27,700 per year (full-time) 1704 Yes
North Carolina State University 20 $6,883 per year (in-state, full-time); $18,931 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 2918 Yes
Pennsylvania State University—University Park 21 $18,672 per year (in-state, full-time); $31,512 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1863 Yes
Johns Hopkins University (Whiting) 22 $43,930 per year (full-time) 3434 Yes
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 23 $43,350 per year (full-time) 831 Yes
Rice University (Brown) 24 $36,610 per year (full-time) 716 Yes
University of California—Los Angeles (Samueli) 25 $12,562 per year (in-state, full-time); $27,664 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1776 Yes

Before choosing your pool of universities from this list, please make sure that the admissions committee considers multiple factors while giving out admissions to successful candidates. The selection criteria will be based on GRE scores, academic scores, letters of recommendation given by faculties and overall interest expressed in the subject.

A successful graduate has the opportunity to become an inventor, designer or a professional supervisor with the chance to work with nanotechnology among others. The diverse studies has potential career growth. The universities offer graduate, post-graduate and doctorate programs which will have varying completion periods. Research and choose a suitable university for a promising future.