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The List of All U.S Colleges With an Electrical Engineering Major

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With the increased interest in STEM disciplines, more students are considering engineering as their college major. But how do you know if you should study electrical engineering in college, and which colleges offer it as a major?

 

Why Study Electrical Engineering in College?

 

If you have strong math and science skills (especially physics) then electrical engineering might be the major for you. Engineering is a discipline where students apply science and technology to design better machines and structures (yes, engines too). Electrical engineering focuses specifically on technology involving electricity—you can imagine how much our society relies on electrical engineers!

 

In general, there is a high demand for engineers across all disciplines; according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for electrical engineers is keeping pace with the general job growth in the U.S. You can choose to work in a variety of settings once you have completed your electrical engineering degree, whether it’s in a fast-paced technology company, research, telecommunications, or even the government.

 

Electrical engineers usually work on projects in teams, and you can expect your undergraduate experience to reflect this workplace trend. Electrical engineering students will first learn the mathematical and scientific foundations they need to then design and develop solutions. In their junior and senior years, you’ll start to take the more specialized engineering courses and many of your assignments will be group projects.

 

If you have had poor experiences with group projects in the past (many high school students do) you should feel a little better knowing that your electrical engineering classmates will often have a similar work style, and your assignments tend to be genuinely interesting and will encourage you and your classmates to work together. No matter your group project history, you’ll need strong teamwork skills to succeed as an electrical engineer after college.

 

To sum it all up, electrical engineering is the perfect major for you if:

 

  • You enjoy your math and science classes;
  • You prefer practical solutions over abstract theories;
  • You enjoy (or at least tolerate) team-based work;
  • You have an interest in technology using electricity.

 

How Can You Increase Your Chances of Acceptance?

 

With any major that you choose, it’s important to understand what your chances of being accepted to a school are and to create a strong college list based on a variety of factors. Here are some quick tips to help you pick the perfect school list:

 

  • Look at the freshman profile. Most colleges include something called the freshman profile, or the Class of ____ Profile, which highlights the qualities of the admitted students at that school. Compare your own GPA and test scores to those of the admitted students to get a quick idea of how likely you are to be admitted. The closer you are to their averages, or if you are above the average, the better your chances are.

 

  • Location and type of institution. Beyond your rough chances of getting in, you want to make sure that it’s the type of institution you want to attend. Do you want to stay in-state or go out-of-state? Do you want to attend a large research university or would you prefer a small liberal arts college? Make sure you’re looking at schools that genuinely interest you.

 

  • Additional school factors. Outside of the basic category that a school falls into, consider what additional resources and opportunities are offered to students, especially those within your major. Are there plenty of research, study abroad, and internship options, or is it difficult to find these resources? Are there any clubs or major-specific organizations that you could join?

 

Using the above tips will help you create a school list where you’ll be excited to attend any one of the schools. That said, working with a company like CollegeVine can help you improve your chances of admissions by diving deeper into important admissions factors.

 

We focus our efforts on the specific needs of each student based on where they’re at in their academic journey. For 9th and 10th graders, we help them strengthen their profile by identifying the classes and extracurriculars they should consider. For 11th and 12th graders, we show them what their exact chances are of getting into any school is and guide them through the application process.

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Which Colleges Have an Electrical Engineering Major?

 

As promised, here is the list of all the colleges that have an electrical engineering major:

 

Alabama A&M | AAMU

Alabama A&M University | AAMU

Alfred State College

Anderson University (Indiana)

Anderson University (South Carolina)

Andrews University

Arkansas State University | A–State

Arkansas Tech University | ATU

Auburn University

Austin Peay State University | APSU

Baker College

Bellevue College

Benedict College

Benedictine College

Bethel University (Minnesota)

Bluefield State College | BSC

Boise State University | BSU

Boston University | BU

Bradley University

Brigham Young University | BYU

Brigham Young University–Idaho | BYU–Idaho

Brown University

Bucknell University

California Baptist University | CBU

California Institute of Technology | Caltech

California Polytechnic State University | Cal Poly

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona | Cal Poly Pomona

California State University San Marcos | CSUSM

California State University, Bakersfield | CSU Bakersfield

California State University, Chico | CSU Chico

California State University, Dominguez Hills | CSUDH

California State University, Fresno | CSU Fresno

California State University, Fullerton | CSU Fullerton

California State University, Long Beach | Long Beach State

California State University, Los Angeles | Cal State LA

California State University, Northridge | CSUN

California State University, Sacramento | Sacramento State

California University of Pennsylvania | Cal U

Calvin College

Carnegie Mellon University | CMU

Case Western Reserve University

Catholic University of America | CUA

Cedarville University

Central Michigan University | CMU

Christian Brothers University | CBU

Christopher Newport University | CNU

City College of New York | CCNY

Clarkson University

Clemson University

Cleveland State University | CSU

College of Staten Island | CUNY CSI

Colorado School of Mines | Mines

Colorado State University | CSU

Columbia University

Cooper Union

Cornell University

Delaware State University | Del State

Drexel University

Duke University

Dunwoody College of Technology

Eastern Michigan University | EMU

Eastern Nazarene College | ENC

Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University

Fairleigh Dickinson University | FDU

Farmingdale State College | SUNY Farmingdale

Fitchburg State University

Florida A&M University | FAMU

Florida Atlantic University | FAU

Florida Institute of Technology | Florida Tech

Florida International University | FIU

Florida State University | FSU

Francis Marion University

Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering | Olin

Frostburg State University

Gannon University

Geneva College

George Fox University | GFU

George Mason University

George Washington University | GW

Georgia Institute of Technology | Georgia Tech

Georgia Southern University

Gonzaga University

Grand Canyon University | GCU

Grand Valley State University | GVSU

Gulf Coast State College | GCSC

Harding University

Harvard University

Houston Baptist University | HBU

Howard University

Illinois Institute of Technology | Illinois Tech

Indiana State University | ISU

Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis | IUPUI

Iowa State University

Jackson College

Jacksonville State University | JSU

Jacksonville University

John Brown University | JBU

Johns Hopkins University | JHU

Kennesaw State University | KSU

Kettering University

Lafayette College

Lake Superior State University | LSSU

Lawrence Technological University | LTU

Lehigh University

LeTourneau University | LETU

Liberty University

Louisiana State University | LSU

Louisiana Tech University | La. Tech

Loyola Marymount University | LMU

Loyola University Maryland

Manhattan College

Marquette University

Marshall University

Massachusetts Institute of Technology | MIT

Mercer University

Merrimack College

Messiah College

Metropolitan State University of Denver | MSU Denver

Miami Dade College | MDC

Miami University

Michigan State University

Michigan Technological University | Michigan Tech

Milligan College

Milwaukee School of Engineering | MSOE

Minnesota State University, Mankato | MNSU

Mississippi College

Mississippi State University | MSU

Missouri University of Science & Technology | Missouri S&T

Missouri Western State University

Montana State University | MSU

Montana Tech of the University of Montana | Montana Tech

Morgan State University

Murray State University | MSU

New Jersey Institute of Technology | NJIT

New York Institute of Technology | NYIT

New York University | NYU

Newberry College

Norfolk State University | NSU

North Carolina A&T State University | N.C. A&T

North Carolina State University | NC State

North Carolina Wesleyan College

North Dakota State University | NDSU

North Seattle College | NSC

Northeastern University

Northern Arizona University | NAU

Northern Michigan University | NMU

Northern Vermont University | NVU

Northwest University

Northwestern College

Nova Southeastern University | NSU

Oberlin College

Ohio Northern University | ONU

Oklahoma Baptist University | OBU

Oklahoma Christian University | OC

Oklahoma State University–Oklahoma City | OSU–OKC

Oregon State University | OSU

Ottawa University | OU

Pace University

Pennsylvania College of Technology | Penn Tech

Pennsylvania State University | PSU

Pensacola State College

Pittsburg State University | PSU

Point Park University

Portland State University | PSU

Prairie View A&M University | PVAMU

Princeton University

Purdue University

Purdue University Fort Wayne | PFW

Purdue University Northwest | PNW

Ranken Technical College

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute | RPI

Rice University

Rochester Institute of Technology | RIT

Rockhurst University

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology | RHIT

Rutgers University–New Brunswick | Rutgers

Saginaw Valley State University | SVSU

Saint Louis University | SLU

Sam Houston State University | SHSU

San Diego State University | SDSU

San Francisco State University | SF State

San Jose State University | SJSU

Santa Clara University

Savannah State University

Seattle Pacific University | SPU

Seminole State College of Florida

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

South Carolina State University | SCSU

South Dakota State University

Southern Methodist University | SMU

Southern University and A&M College | SUBR

St. Cloud State University | SCSU

St. Mary’s University, Texas

Stanford University

State University of New York at Canton | SUNY Canton

State University of New York at New Paltz | SUNY New Paltz

State University of New York at Oswego | SUNY Oswego

State University of New York Maritime College | SUNY Maritime

Stevens Institute of Technology

Syracuse University

Tarleton State University

Tennessee State University | TSU

Tennessee Technological University | Tennessee Tech

Texas A&M University

Texas A&M University–Commerce

Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi

Texas A&M University–Kingsville

Texas A&M University–Texarkana

Texas Southern University | TSU

Texas State University

Texas Tech University | TTU

The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina | The Citadel

The College of New Jersey | TCNJ

The Ohio State University | OSU

The State University of New York at Binghamton | SUNY Binghamton

The State University of New York at Buffalo | SUNY Buffalo

The State University of New York at Stony Brook | SUNY Stony Brook

The State University of New York Polytechnic Institute | SUNY Poly

Trevecca Nazarene University

Trine University

Troy University (Alabama)

Tufts University

Tuskegee University

Union College (New York)

United States Air Force Academy | Air Force

United States Coast Guard Academy | Coast Guard

United States Military Academy | Army

United States Naval Academy | Navy

University of Akron

University of Alabama

University of Alabama at Birmingham | UAB

University of Alabama in Huntsville | UAH

University of Alaska Anchorage | UAA

University of Alaska Fairbanks | UAF

University of Arkansas

University of Arkansas–Fort Smith | UAFS

University of Bridgeport

University of California, Berkeley | UC Berkeley

University of California, Davis | UC Davis

University of California, Irvine | UC Irvine

University of California, Los Angeles | UCLA

University of California, Riverside | UC Riverside

University of California, San Diego | UCSD

University of California, Santa Barbara | UCSB

University of California, Santa Cruz | UCSC

University of Central Florida | UCF

University of Central Oklahoma | UCO

University of Cincinnati

University of Colorado Boulder | CU Boulder

University of Colorado Colorado Springs | UCCS

University of Colorado Denver | CU Denver

University of Connecticut | UConn

University of Dallas

University of Dayton

University of Delaware

University of Denver

University of Detroit Mercy

University of Evansville

University of Florida

University of Georgia

University of Hartford

University of Hawaii at Manoa | UH Manoa

University of Houston

University of Idaho

University of Illinois at Chicago | UIC

University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign | UIUC

University of Iowa

University of Kansas

University of Kentucky

University of Louisiana at Lafayette | UL Lafayette

University of Louisville

University of Maine

University of Mary | UMary

University of Maryland Eastern Shore | UMES

University of Maryland, College Park | Maryland

University of Massachusetts Amherst | UMass Amherst

University of Massachusetts Boston | UMass Boston

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth | UMass Dartmouth

University of Massachusetts Lowell | UMass Lowell

University of Memphis

University of Miami

University of Michigan

University of Michigan–Dearborn | UM-D

University of Minnesota Duluth | UMD

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities | Minnesota

University of Mississippi | Ole Miss

University of Missouri | Mizzou

University of Missouri–Kansas City | UMKC

University of Missouri–St. Louis | UMSL

University of Mount Union

University of Nebraska Omaha | UNO

University of Nebraska–Lincoln | UNL

University of Nevada, Las Vegas | UNLV

University of Nevada, Reno

University of New Hampshire | UNH

University of New Haven | UNH

University of New Mexico | UNM

University of New Orleans | UNO

University of North Carolina at Charlotte | UNC Charlotte

University of North Dakota | UND

University of North Florida | UNF

University of North Texas | UNT

University of Notre Dame

University of Pennsylvania | UPenn

University of Pittsburgh | Pitt

University of Portland

University of Rhode Island | URI

University of Rochester

University of San Diego | USD

University of Scranton

University of South Alabama | South

University of South Carolina | USC

University of South Florida | USF

University of Southern California | USC

University of Southern Indiana | USI

University of Southern Maine | USM

University of Tennessee

University of Texas at Arlington | UT Arlington

University of Texas at Austin | UT Austin

University of Texas at El Paso | UTEP

University of Texas at San Antonio | UTSA

University of Texas at Tyler | UT Tyler

University of Texas of the Permian Basin | UT Permian Basin

University of the District of Columbia | UDC

University of the Incarnate Word | UIW

University of the Pacific

University of Toledo

University of Tulsa

University of Utah

University of Virginia | UVA

University of Washington

University of West Florida | UWF

University of Wisconsin-Madison | Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee | UWM

University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh | UW Oshkosh

University of Wisconsin–Platteville | UW–Platteville

University of Wisconsin–Stout | UW–Stout

University of Wyoming

Utah State University

Utah Valley University | UVU

Valencia College

Vanderbilt University

Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology | Vaugn College

Vermont Technical College

Villanova University

Virginia Commonwealth University | VCU

Virginia Military Institute | VMI

Virginia State University | VSU

Virginia Tech

Walla Walla University

Washington State University | WSU

Washington University in St. Louis | WashU

Wayne State University | WSU

Waynesburg University

Weber State University

Wentworth Institute of Technology | WIT

West Texas A&M University | WTAMU

West Virginia University | WVU

West Virginia University at Parkersburg

Western Carolina University | WCU

Western Illinois University | WIU

Western Kentucky University | WKU

Western Michigan University | WMU

Western New England University | WNE

Western Washington University | WWU

Wichita State University | WSU

Widener University

Wilberforce University

Worcester Polytechnic Institute | WPI

Wright State University

Yale University

York College of Pennsylvania

Youngstown State University

 

How We Help Students Improve Their Chances

 

For students who are looking to study electrical engineering in college, you have plenty of options to choose from. You’ll find that the above list contains both large universities and small liberal arts colleges, public institutions and private schools. Your dream electrical engineering school is bound to be on this list!

 

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Gianna Cifredo
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Gianna Cifredo is a graduate of the University of Central Florida, where she majored in Philosophy. She has six years of higher education and test prep experience, and now works as a freelance writer specializing in education. She currently lives in Orlando, Florida and is a proud cat mom.