Systems Engineering

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#1

#1 Best College for Systems Engineering in the U.S.

Stevens Institute of Technology
Hoboken, NJ

At Stevens Institute of Technology, the most popular majors students pursue are Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Business Administration and Management, and General. In fact, Stevens Institute of Technology grants 159 degrees annually to graduating Mechanical Engineering students.At Stevens Institute of Technology, the most popular majors students pursue are Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Business Administration and Management, and General. In fact, Stevens Institute of Technology grants 159 degrees annually to graduating Mechanical Engineering students....view more

Acceptance Rate

46%

Annual Degrees Awarded

8

SAT Score

1,390–1,510

Est. Net Price *

$41,689

Median Starting Salary

$72,259

#2

#2 Best College for Systems Engineering in the U.S.

United States Military Academy
West Point, NY

Each year, United States Military Academy grants around 67 degrees to students majoring in Mechanical Engineering, the school’s most popular major. Other popular majors include Economics, General, Business Administration and Management, General, Military Applied Sciences, and Other.Each year, United States Military Academy grants around 67 degrees to students majoring in Mechanical Engineering, the school’s most popular major. Other popular majors include Economics, General, Business Administration and Management, General, Military Applied Sciences, and Other....view more

Acceptance Rate

12%

Annual Degrees Awarded

51

SAT Score

1,250–1,460

Est. Net Price *

$0

Median Starting Salary

$63,921

#3

#3 Best College for Systems Engineering in the U.S.

George Washington University
Washington, DC

At George Washington University, the most popular majors students pursue are International Relations and Affairs, Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse, Political Science and Government, and General.At George Washington University, the most popular majors students pursue are International Relations and Affairs, Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse, Political Science and Government, and General....view more

Acceptance Rate

49%

Annual Degrees Awarded

22

SAT Score

1,360–1,500

Est. Net Price *

$42,723

Median Starting Salary

$67,293

#4

#4 Best College for Systems Engineering in the U.S.

University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

At the University of Florida, the most popular majors students pursue are Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Psychology, General, Business Administration and Management, and General. In fact, the University of Florida grants 587 degrees per year to Biology/Biological Sciences, General majors.At the University of Florida, the most popular majors students pursue are Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Psychology, General, Business Administration and Management, and General. In fact, the University of Florida grants 587 degrees per year to Biology/Biological Sciences, General majors....view more

Acceptance Rate

23%

Annual Degrees Awarded

123

SAT Score

1,310–1,480

Est. Net Price *

$11,740

Median Starting Salary

$62,959

#5

#5 Best College for Systems Engineering in the U.S.

University of Virginia-Main Campus
Charlottesville, VA

All first year students have the ability to apply to either the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Architecture, School of Engineering, School of Nursing, or the Kinesiology program at the Curry School of Education.

All first year students have the ability to apply to either the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Architecture, School of Engineering, School of Nursing, or the Kinesiology program at the Curry School of Education....view more

Acceptance Rate

19%

Annual Degrees Awarded

81

SAT Score

1,410–1,530

Est. Net Price *

$19,469

Median Starting Salary

$68,091

#6

#6 Best College for Systems Engineering in the U.S.

United States Air Force Academy
USAF Academy, CO

Every year, United States Air Force Academy awards around 135 degrees to those studying Business Administration and Management, General, which is the institution’s most popular major.Every year, United States Air Force Academy awards around 135 degrees to those studying Business Administration and Management, General, which is the institution’s most popular major....view more

Acceptance Rate

16%

Annual Degrees Awarded

35

SAT Score

1,310–1,480

Est. Net Price *

$0

Median Starting Salary

$62,673

#7

#7 Best College for Systems Engineering in the U.S.

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

The University of Pennsylvania provides undergraduates with 89 choices for majors in four different schools: College of Arts and Sciences, Penn Engineering, School of Nursing, and The Wharton School for business.

The University of Pennsylvania provides undergraduates with 89 choices for majors in four different schools: College of Arts and Sciences, Penn Engineering, School of Nursing, and The Wharton School for business....view more

Acceptance Rate

6%

Annual Degrees Awarded

36

SAT Score

1,500–1,560

Est. Net Price *

$26,123

Median Starting Salary

$60,869

#8

#8 Best College for Systems Engineering in the U.S.

Washington University in St Louis
Saint Louis, MO

At Washington University in St Louis, the most popular majors students study are Computer Science, Experimental Psychology, Finance, and General. In fact, Washington University in St Louis grants 193 degrees annually to graduating Computer Science students.At Washington University in St Louis, the most popular majors students study are Computer Science, Experimental Psychology, Finance, and General. In fact, Washington University in St Louis grants 193 degrees annually to graduating Computer Science students....view more

Acceptance Rate

12%

Annual Degrees Awarded

23

SAT Score

1,480–1,560

Est. Net Price *

$23,432

Median Starting Salary

$68,744

#9

#9 Best College for Systems Engineering in the U.S.

University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ

Every year, the University of Arizona awards around 440 degrees to students majoring in Psychology, General, which is the institution’s most popular major. Other often-pursued majors include Physiology, General, Speech Communication and Rhetoric, Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, and General.Every year, the University of Arizona awards around 440 degrees to students majoring in Psychology, General, which is the institution’s most popular major. Other often-pursued majors include Physiology, General, Speech Communication and Rhetoric, Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, and General....view more

Acceptance Rate

87%

Annual Degrees Awarded

37

SAT Score

1,110–1,360

Est. Net Price *

$17,075

Median Starting Salary

$65,773

#10

#10 Best College for Systems Engineering in the U.S.

Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH

At Case Western Reserve University, the three most popular college majors students study are Computer Science, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, and Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.At Case Western Reserve University, the three most popular college majors students study are Computer Science, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, and Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse....view more

Acceptance Rate

27%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

1,420–1,540

Est. Net Price *

$38,279

Median Starting Salary

$69,280

#11

#11 Best College for Systems Engineering in the U.S.

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Champaign, IL

At the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, the three most popular college majors students pursue are Research and Experimental Psychology, Other, Accounting, Computer Engineering, and General.At the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, the three most popular college majors students pursue are Research and Experimental Psychology, Other, Accounting, Computer Engineering, and General....view more

Acceptance Rate

45%

Annual Degrees Awarded

92

SAT Score

1,330–1,510

Est. Net Price *

$14,544

Median Starting Salary

$66,495

#12

#12 Best College for Systems Engineering in the U.S.

George Mason University
Fairfax, VA

Annually, George Mason University awards around 398 degrees to those studying Information Technology, which is the school’s most popular major.Annually, George Mason University awards around 398 degrees to those studying Information Technology, which is the school’s most popular major....view more

Acceptance Rate

90%

Annual Degrees Awarded

25

SAT Score

1,150–1,360

Est. Net Price *

$18,479

Median Starting Salary

$65,827

#13

#13 Best College for Systems Engineering in the U.S.

Kennesaw State University
Kennesaw, GA

Every year, Kennesaw State University grants about 448 degrees to students studying Psychology, General, which is the institution’s most popular major.Every year, Kennesaw State University grants about 448 degrees to students studying Psychology, General, which is the institution’s most popular major....view more

Acceptance Rate

68%

Annual Degrees Awarded

45

SAT Score

1,030–1,210

Est. Net Price *

$18,079

Median Starting Salary

$66,264

#14

#14 Best College for Systems Engineering in the U.S.

United States Merchant Marine Academy
Kings Point, NY

At United States Merchant Marine Academy, only three majors are offered: Marine Science/Merchant Marine Officer, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, and Systems... At United States Merchant Marine Academy, only three majors are offered: Marine Science/Merchant Marine Officer, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, and Systems......view more

Acceptance Rate

27%

Annual Degrees Awarded

39

SAT Score

1,120–1,330

Est. Net Price *

$4,891

Median Starting Salary

$67,879

#15

#15 Best College for Systems Engineering in the U.S.

Maine Maritime Academy
Castine, ME

Every year, Maine Maritime Academy awards around 61 degrees to those studying Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, which is the institution’s most popular major.Every year, Maine Maritime Academy awards around 61 degrees to those studying Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, which is the institution’s most popular major....view more

Acceptance Rate

58%

Annual Degrees Awarded

11

SAT Score

1,090–1,290

Est. Net Price *

$19,964

Median Starting Salary

$71,677

#16

#16 Best College for Systems Engineering in the U.S.

Texas A&M International University
Laredo, TX

At Texas A&M International University, the most popular majors students pursue are Criminal Justice/Police Science, Psychology, General, Business Administration and Management, and General.At Texas A&M International University, the most popular majors students pursue are Criminal Justice/Police Science, Psychology, General, Business Administration and Management, and General....view more

Acceptance Rate

48%

Annual Degrees Awarded

45

SAT Score

910–1,110

Est. Net Price *

$5,383

Median Starting Salary

$66,004

#17

#17 Best College for Systems Engineering in the U.S.

University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Charlotte, NC

Every year, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte grants around 589 degrees to students majoring in Computer Science, the institution’s most popular major. Other popular majors include Psychology, General, Finance, General, and Health/Health Care Administration/Management.Every year, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte grants around 589 degrees to students majoring in Computer Science, the institution’s most popular major. Other popular majors include Psychology, General, Finance, General, and Health/Health Care Administration/Management....view more

Acceptance Rate

80%

Annual Degrees Awarded

27

SAT Score

1,060–1,290

Est. Net Price *

$13,951

Median Starting Salary

$65,998

#18

#18 Best College for Systems Engineering in the U.S.

Otterbein University
Westerville, OH

Annually, Otterbein University grants about 59 degrees to those majoring in Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse, the school’s most popular major.Annually, Otterbein University grants about 59 degrees to those majoring in Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse, the school’s most popular major....view more

Acceptance Rate

84%

Annual Degrees Awarded

6

SAT Score

1,040–1,280

Est. Net Price *

$22,661

Median Starting Salary

$72,332

#19

#19 Best College for Systems Engineering in the U.S.

DePaul University
Chicago, IL

At DePaul University, the three most popular college majors students study are Finance, General, Marketing/Marketing Management, General, and Cinematography and Film/Video Production. In fact, DePaul University grants 247 degrees every year to graduating Finance, General students.At DePaul University, the three most popular college majors students study are Finance, General, Marketing/Marketing Management, General, and Cinematography and Film/Video Production. In fact, DePaul University grants 247 degrees every year to graduating Finance, General students....view more

Acceptance Rate

70%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

1,110–1,330

Est. Net Price *

$32,151

Median Starting Salary

$68,645

#20

#20 Best College for Systems Engineering in the U.S.

Southeast Missouri State University
Cape Girardeau, MO

At Southeast Missouri State University, the most popular majors students pursue are General Studies, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Psychology, and General. In fact, Southeast Missouri State University grants 118 degrees per year to General Studies majors.At Southeast Missouri State University, the most popular majors students pursue are General Studies, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Psychology, and General. In fact, Southeast Missouri State University grants 118 degrees per year to General Studies majors....view more

Acceptance Rate

86%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

940–1,180

Est. Net Price *

$14,519

Median Starting Salary

$67,764

#21

#21 Best College for Systems Engineering in the U.S.

University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs, CO

Each year, the University of Colorado Colorado Springs grants about 315 degrees to those studying Business Administration and Management, General, the school’s most popular major. Other popular majors include Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse, Psychology, General, Communication, and General.Each year, the University of Colorado Colorado Springs grants about 315 degrees to those studying Business Administration and Management, General, the school’s most popular major. Other popular majors include Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse, Psychology, General, Communication, and General....view more

Acceptance Rate

85%

Annual Degrees Awarded

6

SAT Score

1,080–1,300

Est. Net Price *

$16,990

Median Starting Salary

$66,608

#22

#22 Best College for Systems Engineering in the U.S.

Weber State University
Ogden, UT

Annually, Weber State University awards around 441 degrees to students majoring in Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse, which is the institution’s most popular major. Other popular majors include Selling Skills and Sales Operations, Computer Science, and Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.Annually, Weber State University awards around 441 degrees to students majoring in Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse, which is the institution’s most popular major. Other popular majors include Selling Skills and Sales Operations, Computer Science, and Criminal Justice/Safety Studies....view more

Acceptance Rate

--

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$10,525

Median Starting Salary

$68,416

#23

#23 Best College for Systems Engineering in the U.S.

Metropolitan State University of Denver
Denver, CO

Annually, Metropolitan State University of Denver awards around 238 degrees to those majoring in Research and Experimental Psychology, Other, which is the institution’s most popular major.Annually, Metropolitan State University of Denver awards around 238 degrees to those majoring in Research and Experimental Psychology, Other, which is the institution’s most popular major....view more

Acceptance Rate

98%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

910–1,140

Est. Net Price *

$14,805

Median Starting Salary

$66,803

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About Systems Engineering

Systems Engineering programs prepare individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of total systems solutions to a wide variety of engineering problems, including the integration of human, physical, energy, communications, management, and information requirements as needed, and the application of requisite analytical methods to specific situations.

For all the 3,216 degrees granted in Systems Engineering per year, the majority of them are Masters degree. Of the 724 students graduating with degrees at the Bachelors degree level in the US, 31% percent identify as women and 69% percent identify as men. Though students at schools all over the country study Systems Engineering, Florida has the most graduates. The average starting salary for a graduate with a bachelor's degree in Systems Engineering is $66,400.

Popularity of Systems Engineering Degrees in the U.S.
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Careers

For Systems Engineering majors, some of the most in demand jobs include Industrial Engineers, Architectural and Engineering Managers and Engineers, All Other. Not only that, Systems Engineering graduates may find a high salary job, such as Architectural and Engineering Managers or Engineers, All Other.

Top Paying Careers

These are the highest paying careers for Systems Engineering majors.

Most In-Demand Careers

These are the careers in highest demand for Systems Engineering majors.

Student Demographics

Total Students
724
Female Students
228 (31%)
Male Students
496 (68%)

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