Top Aerospace Engineering Universities in USA

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Question: Can you give me a list of universities for aeronautical engineering in the USA? I will be applying for the next Fall semester.

Here’s a list of the top aeronautical and aerospace engineering universities in the U.S. that offer bachelor’s, master’s (M.S.) and PhD programs.

You can also find specializations within aeronautical programs at end of the article.

Top Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering Universities

  1. California Institute of Technology
  2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  3. Stanford University
  4. University of Michigan — Ann Arbor
  5. Georgia Institute of Technology
  6. Embry—Riddle Aeronautical University — Florida
  7. United States Air Force Academy — Colorado
  8. Embry—Riddle Aeronautical University — Arizona
  9. United States Naval Academy — Maryland
  10. Cal Poly — San Luis Obispo, California

List of Aeronautical Schools

If you don’t have a good profile to get into the top schools in aeronautical / aerospace engineering, you can consider the following schools:

  1. North Carolina State University
  2. Everglades University (aviation science)
  3. University of Michigan (aerospace engineering)
  4. Purdue University (aviation management)
  5. Florida Institute Of Technology (aeronautics)
  6. Illinois Institute Of Technology (mechanical and aerospace engineering0

There are many more schools in the U.S. that offer master’s degrees (M.S.) in aerospace and aeronautical engineering with major in aerodynamics or computational fluid dynamics, finite element analysis and many other majors.

So please check those schools and see which one best fits your needs.

About Embry—Riddle Aeronautical University

At Embry—Riddle Aeronautical University, what we do — and do best — is teach the science, practice, and business of the world of aviation and aerospace.

Since it was founded just 22 years after the Wright Brothers’ first flight, the University and its graduates have built an enviable record of achievement in every aspect of aviation and aerospace.

The curriculum at Embry—Riddle covers the operation, engineering, research, manufacturing, marketing, and management of modern aircraft and the systems that support them.


  • Aeronautics
  • Aerospace engineering
  • Aviation science
  • Business administration
  • Human factors and systems
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Safety science
  • Software engineering
  • Business administration in aviation management
  • Electrical and computer engineering
  • Engineering physics
  • Unmanned and autonomous systems engineering.

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