When it comes to colleges with strong engineering programs, you probably know the big ones like Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Carnegie Mellon University.

You may even know some smaller, but ultra competitive, schools like Harvey Mudd College, Olin College and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. But there are other great engineering schools that should be on your radar for merits other than a top ranking.

If you’re considering an engineering major, take a look at the following five schools. They’ll prepare you for your field while also going the extra mile to support underrepresented groups and entrepreneurship among undergraduates, steering large numbers of students to engineering jobs.

1. University of California, Davis (UC Davis) in Davis, California

If you’re searching for a school dedicated to providing opportunities to women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields, you can’t do much better than the University of California, Davis. In fact, Forbes put UC Davis at the top of its list of the most important STEM colleges for women. More than half of its STEM students are female, and it ranks third among the top 50 engineering schools in the country for its percentage of women faculty. Its Center for the Advancement of Multicultural Perspectives is geared to promoting underrepresented groups, particularly Latina women, in STEM majors offering mentorship, networking opportunities and other assistance.

2. Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) in Atlanta

With 15 undergraduate engineering majors to choose from and a number four spot on U.S. News & World Report’s undergraduate engineering rankings, Georgia Tech has everything you’d expect from a top-tier program. It also offers something many top-tier schools do not: a startup incubator focused on undergraduates. CREATE-X allows undergrads to earn credit while learning about entrepreneurship by launching their own business. Those who develop ideas that are ready for the market receive funding and legal services as well as business coaching to make their idea a reality. And while CREATE-X is not limited to engineering majors, 69 percent of its students are from the College of Engineering.

3. Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

Bucknell University distinguishes itself from its highly ranked engineering school peers through its Engineering Success Alliance. The program is designed for a select number of incoming freshmen from under-resourced high schools and kicks off with a pre-orientation before the official start of classes. Students accepted to the program are offered tutoring and study groups to address gaps in math and science education — a common hindrance to success in engineering — as well as one-on-one mentorship with a member of ESA’s advisory board, which includes industry leaders at companies like Microsoft, IBM and General Electric. As students approach graduation, they can leverage these connections to secure internships and jobs from companies represented on the board.

4. San Jose State University (SJSU) in San Jose, California

Located in the middle of Silicon Valley, San Jose State University’s Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering offers some of the best opportunities for students ready to jump feet first into tech. In fact, a 2017 survey by HiringSolved ranked SJSU in the top 10 for schools sending its graduates to jobs in the tech industry, beating out many brand name private schools. While on campus, students have the opportunity to interact with Silicon Valley leaders through the Silicon Valley Leaders Symposium — an ongoing speakers series featuring executives from companies like Tesla, Oracle and Facebook. Undergraduates can also join research projects through SJSU’s Engineering Advisory Council, which is comprised of industry leaders from companies like NASA and Google.

5. Manhattan College in Riverdale, New York

Students discouraged by the competition at top-tier engineering programs would be wise to check out Manhattan College. U.S. News & World Report includes the program on its list of best non-doctorate engineering schools, and the average GPA for incoming freshmen is 3.4. With its location just outside Manhattan, students are well placed to arrange internships at engineering firms like AECOM and Thornton Tomasetti, and with city agencies like FDNY and the Department of Environmental Protection. It’s an exciting time at Manhattan College, which is in the process of building a state-of-the-art science and engineering center, set to open in 2020, that will house collaborative learning spaces and 14 ultramodern labs.