Thinking about applying to graduate school? Whether you're interested in pursuing a graduate degree in engineering, or attending law school or business school, there are some big decisions to make. To help students find the right school for them, U.S. News & World Report surveys nearly 1,900 graduate schools and programs and ranks them according to our methodology. Here, we offer a sneak peek of the 2016 Best Graduate Schools rankings. U.S. News surveyed 215 schools granting doctoral degrees in engineering. In alphabetical order, here are the top 10 highest-ranked engineering schools. School (name) (state) California Institute of Technology Carnegie Mellon University (PA) Georgia Institute of Technology Massachusetts Institute of Technology Purdue University—West Lafayette (IN) Stanford University (CA) University of California—Berkeley University of Illinois—Urbana-Champaign University of Michigan—Ann Arbor University of Southern California (Viterbi) University of Texas—Austin (Cockrell) Note: More than 10 schools appear on this list due to ties. The actual ranking and score of these and other graduate schools will be available March 10, 2015, on usnews.com. Use the #BestGradSchools hashtag to continue the conversation on Twitter and Facebook. >> View article.