Top schools offering geotechnical engineering programs:

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)
- Virginia Tech's Geotechnical Engineering Program offers studies in diverse areas including foundation engineering, landslide stabilization, environmental geotechnics, soil-structure interaction, earthquake engineering, engineering seismology, visualization, ground improvement, computational geomechanics, etc.
- The Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech has been ranked in the top 10 accredited civil and environmental engineering departments by the US News and World Report survey.

University of California, Berkeley
- UC Berkeley's GeoEngineering program offers graduate studies in Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering.
- The program in Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering provides a broad, integrated, state of the art course of studies to prepare graduates for leadership roles in practice and research.
- UC Berkeley's College of Engineering is rated third among the top schools nationwide, following MIT and Stanford (2010 U.S. News & World Report graduate rankings).

The University of Texas at Austin
- The Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering offers one of the best graduate programs in geotechnical engineering in the United States.
- The program is designed to offer a broad range of activities, with a solid basis in the core areas of geotechnical engineering and opportunities for candidates to participate in research at the forefront of developments in the field.

University of Idaho (UI)
- A student specializing in geotechnical engineering in the Department of Civil Engineering can work toward the degrees of Master of Science, Master of Engineering, or Doctor of Philosophy.
- In the Department of Geology and Geological Engineering, the student may work towards the degree of Master of Science.
- UI engineering students have historically scored higher than the national university average on the Fundamentals of Engineering national board examination.

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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