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Excellence here. Impact everywhere.

Curiosity is woven into the very fabric of who we are. Challenges don’t daunt us. They intrigue us and fuel what we do.

And the world-class faculty, staff and students in our college find great meaning and satisfaction in finding solutions, developing technologies, building devices, and improving systems that enhance the lives of those around us.


A powerhouse in research, teaching and service, our college and its departments and programs enjoy consistently high rankings. That’s one aspect of our quality and the unique Wisconsin engineering experience you will have, regardless of whether you enroll here as a student or whether you join the College of Engineering faculty or staff.

Every year, approximately 4,500 undergraduates, 1,500 graduate students and thousands of practicing engineers benefit from the knowledge of our faculty—passionate educators who also are respected worldwide for their expertise and discoveries. They transform our classrooms and laboratories into interactive environments rich with discourse and blooming with new ideas. We don’t simply think, however. We do. And we are recognized worldwide for our discoveries and innovations. Here, you’ll find a sample of the many measures of our excellence.

An outstanding student experience

top-15
in all majors and programs
100Percent
students who get hands-on experience
50Plus
engineering student organizations

More facts and stats

60

Degrees and titles

65

educational labs for hands-on learning

65K

square feet of making space

37K

employers who recruit our students

69K

average undergrad starting salary

5

best places to live in the U.S.

50K

alumni worldwide

140

invention disclosures annually

93

job or grad school placement

Our overall rankings

8
undergraduate program among U.S. public universities
15
graduate program among U.S. public universities
9
online master’s programs

#9 ranked online master’s program

The program also ranked 7th for best online master of engineering programs for veterans.

Annual enrollment

4,500
undergraduate students
1,500
graduate students
11,000
professional engineering education students