Top 30 American Universities for Biomedical
See below for detailed description of each university
|1||Harvard University||NE||$ 59,550||4.04||SAT: 1540|
|2||Massachusetts Institute of Technology||NE||$45,016||4.13||SAT: 1520|
|3||Stanford University||W||$45,729||4.18||SAT: 1520|
|4||Yale University||NE||$45,800||4.19||SAT: 1540|
|5||California Institute of Technology||W||$45,846||4.23||SAT: 1560|
|6||Columbia University||NE||$51,008||4.13||SAT: 1520|
|7||University of Pennsylvania||NE||$47,668||3.9||SAT: 1500|
|8||Duke University||SE||$51,510||4.17||SAT: 1540|
|9||Dartmouth College||NE||$46,764||4.1||SAT: 1510|
|10||Rice University||SE||$40,566||4.08||SAT: 1460|
|11||Brown University||NE||$48,272||4.05||SAT: 1490|
|12||University of Notre Dame||MW||$47,929||4.02||SAT: 1480|
|13||Vanderbilt University||SE||$42,768||3.76||SAT: 1520|
|14||Cornell University||NE||$50,953||4.01||SAT: 1480|
|15||Northwestern University||MW||$50,424||4.07||SAT: 1500|
|16||Johns Hopkins University||SE||$50,410||3.74||SAT: 1470|
|17||University of California – Berkeley||W||$40,167||3.86||SAT: 1440|
|18||Washington University in St. Louis||MW||$46,467||4.13||SAT: 1520|
|19||Tufts University||NE||$48,643||4.06||SAT: 1490|
|20||University of California – Los Angeles||W||$40,182||4.29||SAT: 1370|
|21||University of Michigan – Ann Arbor||NW||3.82||SAT: 1430|
|22||University of North Carolina||SE||$33,648||4.56||SAT: 1370|
|23||University of Virginia||SE||$40,248||4.22||SAT: 1400|
|24||Georgia Institute of Technology||SE||$30,904||3.95||SAT: 1430|
|25||University of Southern California||W||$49,464||3.73||SAT: 1450|
|26||Carnegie Mellon University||NE||$51,196||3.72||SAT: 1470|
|27||Emory University||SE||$45,008||3.75||SAT: 1430|
|28||University of California – San Diego||W||$40,255||4.0||SAT: 1350|
|29||Lehigh University||NE||$44,890||3.83||SAT: 1370|
|30||Case Western Reserve University||NE||$45,592||3.91||SAT: 1430|
1.) Harvard University
Founded in 1636 Harvard University is America’s oldest and most prestigious university. In its long history the University has produced 8 American presidents, 47 Noble Laureates, and over 40 Pulitzer Prize winners.
The University is located in historic Cambridge, Massachusetts, separated from Boston by the Charles River, and just a few miles from MIT. Today 20,000 students attend the university, and one fourth of them come from abroad. The school stresses the importance of small class sizes, with half of all classes having fewer than 10 students. Although tuition at Harvard is high, its large endowment allows the university to provide financial aid to 70% of its students.
2.) Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MIT is a private research university located in historic Cambridge, Massachusetts, across the Charles River from Boston, MA. Since its founding in 1861 the school has become one of the most selective universities in the country, accepting just 8% of all applicants.
Today the school is most well-known for its top-ranked engineering and computer science programs. 33% of the university’s students are international, and they come from over 150 different countries. Some famous alumni of the university include Buzz Aldrin, Kofi Annan, Ben Bernanke and Richard Feynman.
3.) Stanford University
Located just south of San Francisco in Silicon Valley; Stanford has a reputation of one of the top tech schools in the US. Alumni of Stanford have gone on to start tech companies such as Google, Snapchat, and Netflix.
The university has over 15,000 students, 20% of whom are international and is one of the most selective universities in the United States, with an admission rate of just 5%. The university has a student-faculty ratio of 3:1 and over 70% of its classes have fewer than twenty students. Some of the most popular majors at Stanford include engineering, computer science, and mathematics.
4.) Yale University
Located in Connecticut, Yale University has a prestigious history that stretches back over 300 years. The university is dominant in a wide variety of subjects, and has an alumni network that spreads around the world, including three of the last four US presidents.
The university offers small class sizes and lots of individual attention. 75% of courses enroll fewer than twenty students, and 30% of them enroll fewer than ten.
5.) California Institute of Technology
Despite enrolling only 2,300 students, CalTech has developed an international reputation as one of the best colleges for studying science and engineering. Located in sunny Pasadena, California, the university has produced 34 Noble winners, 6 Turing Award winners, and a long list of other national awards. Caltech is also ranked number one in the US for the percentage of its graduates that go on to earn a PhD.
The student-faculty ratio at CalTech is 3:1, which is one of the lowest in the country. Over 60% of the classes at CalTech have fewer than twenty students, and the most popular majors include engineering, mathematics, and computer science.
6.) Columbia University
Located in New York City Columbia University is the 5th oldest school in the United States. Columbia is the leading school in New York City, and its location there allows the students the unique opportunities of working on Wall Street, Broadway, and with the UN.
The university has an admissions rate of just 6% and an endowment of over nine billion dollars. Undergraduate classes at Columbia typically allow fewer than 20 students enroll, and upper level courses usually allow fewer than 10.
7.) University of Pennsylvania
The University of Pennsylvania, or U Penn, is a private Ivy League university located in Philadelphia. The school was founded in 1757 by Benjamin Franklin, making it the 6th oldest universities in the United States. The University is located on a large urban campus, separated from downtown Philadelphia but still close enough to allow easy access to the city’s amenities.
Upenn has a student-faculty ratio of 6:1 and 70% of its classes have fewer than twenty students. The university’s business school is the oldest business school in the US, and its alumni include business titans such as Warren Buffet, Elon Musk, and Donald Trump.
8.) Duke University
Duke University a private university located in suburban North Carolina. The university has a wide variety of programs including very successful business and engineering schools. The university currently has 6,000 undergraduate students, along with another 6,000 graduate students.
Duke is ranked 8th in the national overall and is tied for 14th nationally for its undergraduate teaching. Duke believes in small class sizes and maintains a student-faculty ratio of 6:1, one of the lowest undergraduate ratios in the country.
9.) Dartmouth College
Dartmouth College is a private Ivy League university located in rural Hanover, New Hampshire. The university was founded in 1769 and is one of the nine US universities that predate the American Revolution. The school has an enrollment of 4,300 students and offers 57 different academic majors.
The school has a very active campus with 25% of its students participating in varsity sports and 60% of its students participating in Greek life on campus. The school has a student-faculty ratio of 7:1 and 60% of the classes at Dartmouth have fewer than twenty students The school strong alumni network which has produced 164 congressman, 22 US governors, and 13 Pulitzer Prize winners.
10.) Rice University
Rice University is a private university located in Houston, Texas. The university was founded in 1912 and has an undergraduate enrollment of 6,000. The school’s location near downtown Houston allows students to enjoy all the amenities of living in America’s 4th largest city, while still being able to reside on the private, scenic campus.
The university values individual attention and maintains a student-faculty ratio of 6:1, one of the lowest ratios in the country. The university is ranked fifth in the country for its undergraduate teaching, and 66% of its classes have fewer than twenty students.
11.) Brown University
Brown University is a private Ivy League university in Providence, Rhode Island. The school was founded in 1764, and is the 7th oldest university in the United States. The university has a long history of excellence, and has produced eight Noble Prize laureates along with Rhodes Scholars, Pulitzer Prize winners, and several US Secretaries of State.
Brown University is ranked fourth in the country for best undergraduate teaching and has a student-faculty ratio of 7:1. 70% of the classes at brown have fewer than twenty students, and the school has a freshman retention rate of 98%.
12.) University of Notre Dame
The University of Notre Dame is a private university located in South Bend, Indiana, 100 miles from Chicago. The school is highly regarded for its undergraduate education, and enrolls 8,500 students in its programs. The school’s business and law schools are nationally ranked, and its athletic program has fans across the country.
The University of Notre Dame is ranked 7th in the United States for undergraduate teaching. The school has a student-faculty ratio of 10:1, and 60% of its classes have fewer than twenty students. The school has a popular study abroad program, and over half of the students at Notre Dame spend a semester in a foreign country.
13.) Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt University is a private university located in Nashville, Tennessee. It was name for Cornelius Vanderbilt, the shipping tycoon who originally funded the school. Today the university enrolls 7,000 undergraduate students from over 90 countries, and despite its urban surroundings the school is well-known for its beautiful campus, which is a national arboretum.
Students at Vanderbilt can participate in a wide range of activities in Nashville, a center for music and culture. One third of Vanderbilt’s students study abroad, and 40% of them participate in Greek life. The university is tied for 10th nationally in undergraduate teaching, and its student-faculty ratio is 8:1.
14.) Cornell University
Cornell University is a private Ivy League university located in Ithaca, New York. The school offers over 100 different majors and has 14,000 undergraduate students. Today the diverse student body includes students from over 120 countries and all 50 American states.
Cornell has top ranked programs in several fields of study, and both their engineering and business programs are in the top 10 nationally. The school has a student-faculty ratio of 9:1, and 55% of its classes have fewer than twenty students.
15.) Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a private research university located on the shores of Lake Michigan in Evanston, Illinois. The school was founded in 1851 to serve the Northwest Territory and has grown into one of the country’s top schools. Today the school enrolls 21,000 undergraduate students and has the 8th largest university endowment in the United States.
Northwestern University has a very low student-faculty ratio of 7:1, and 77% of its classes have fewer than twenty students. The school has a high freshman retention rate, with 97% of Northwestern students continuing there after their first year.
16.) Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins University is a private university with campuses in Baltimore, Maryland and Washington DC. The school was founded in 1876 and has grown into one of the United State’s top universities for studying medicine, education, and engineering.
Today the university has an undergraduate enrollment of 6,500, and is ranked in the top 10 for national universities overall. The student-faculty ratio is 8:1 and 70% of its classes have fewer than twenty students. The most popular majors include public health, biomedical engineering, and international affairs.
17.) University of California – Berkeley
Founded in 1868 as the flagship campus of the University of California, UC Berkeley is one of most prestigious public universities in the country. The university is located in Berkeley, California, overlooking the San Francisco Bay. The university’s proximity to the tech hub of Silicon Valley has allowed it to become one of the premier universities for computer science and engineering studies.
Today the university has an undergraduate enrollment of 28,000 and offers a student-faculty ratio of 17:1. 60% of the courses at Berkeley have fewer than twenty students, and the university has over 1,000 student organizations for the students to participate in outside of the classroom.
18.) Washington University in St. Louis
Washington University is a private university located in St. Louis, Missouri. The university’s undergraduate program is ranked in the top 20 nationally and attracts students from more than 120 countries. St. Louis provides students with a lot of opportunities for entertainment and dining, and the university maintains over 200 student clubs.
The university is ranked 14th for undergraduate teaching, due to its small class sizes and highly trained faculty. The student-teacher ratio at Washington is 8:1, and 60% of its classes have fewer than twenty students.
19.) Tufts University
Tufts University is a private university located in the town of Medford, Massachusetts, twenty minutes north of Boston. The university has 5,200 undergraduate students and offers over 100 degree programs. The school is typically ranked in the top 30 nationally for all universities, with strong programs in a variety of subjects.
The university has a popular study abroad program, which of its students participate in. The school has a student-faculty ratio of 9:1, and 65% of the classes at Tufts have fewer than twenty students. The most popular majors at Tufts include biological science, engineering, and the performing arts.
20.)University of California – Los Angeles
UCLA is a public university located in Los Angeles, California, just five miles from the Pacific Ocean. The school has an undergraduate enrollment of 30,000 and is considered to be a one of the Public Ivy schools. The university is consistently ranked as one of the top public schools in the country, and has produced 14 Noble prize winners and over 250 Olympic medalists.
The university has a student-faculty ratio of 17:1 and 50% of its classes have fewer than twenty students. The most popular majors at UCLA are psychology, biomedical sciences, and social sciences.
21.) University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
The University of Michigan is a public university that was founded in 1817. It is has developed a strong reputation for its strong business and engineering schools, as well as for its athletic programs that provide on campus entertainment options for students.
Located 35 miles west of Detroit, Ann Arbor allows students to enjoy all of the benefits of the large city while still being able to live in a quieter town. The university has a student-faculty ratio of 15:1, and 57% of its classes have fewer than 20 students. The university spends more than $1 billion a year on a research, allowing students from all programs to collaborate on these initiatives.
22.) University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, or UNC, is a public university that was founded in 1789, making it the oldest public university in the country. The university offers degrees in over 70 different areas of study and has an undergraduate enrollment of 29,000 students. The school is a located in the downtown area of Chapel Hill, where students can enjoy a wide range of activities.
UNC is ranked in the top 30 for nationally universities and in the top 15 for best value schools. The university offers over 500 student clubs and programs, and has a student-faculty ratio of 14:1. The school has a long running athletic rivalry with nearby Duke University, and the two schools frequently conduct research together and share facilities.
23.) University of Virginia
The University of Virginia is a public university that was founded in 1819 by former president Thomas Jefferson. The school is located in Charlottesville, Virginia, a city two hours south from Washington DC. The university offers over 120 majors and students compete in 26 collegiate sports. The campus is very diverse, and students come to UVA from all 50 states and over 140 countries.
The school has an undergraduate enrollment of 16,000 and is considered one of the top public universities in the country. The student-faculty ratio is 15:1 and 47% of students have fewer than twenty students.
24.) Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia Institute is a public university located in Atlanta, Georgia. The school’s location in downtown Atlanta allows students to enjoy a wide range of cultural and academic activities in the city. The school stresses the importance of a global education, and maintains campuses in France, Ireland, Costa Rica, Singapore, and China.
The university offers a wide variety of top-ranked programs, including nationally ranked programs for business and engineering. The student-faculty ratio is 19:1, and 40% of the classes have fewer than 20 students.
25.) University of Southern California
The University of Southern California is a private university located in Los Angeles, California. The university has 18,000 undergraduate students and a strong tradition of innovation among its alumni. Former students have gone on to start a variety of tech companies, and the school has produced the fourth largest number of billionaire alumni in the world.
Students at USC can participate in over 700 on-campus organizations and the school’s athletes have won over 300 Olympic medals, the most of any American university. The university has a student-faculty ratio of 9:1 and its average class has just 23 students.
26.) Carnegie Mellon
Carnegie Mellon University is a private university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The university was founded by American philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1900, and has grown into one of the top universities in the country. Today the university has an undergraduate enrollment of 6,300 and has top ranked programs in computer science, engineering, and drama.
The university has a student-faculty ratio of 13:1 and 65% of its classes have fewer than twenty students. The most popular majors at Carnegie Mellon are engineering, business, and computer science.
27.) Emory University
Emory University is a private university in Druid Hills, Georgia, just outside of Atlanta. The school was founded in 1836 and is one of the 50 oldest schools in the United States. The university has one of the highest endowments in the country and has been recognized by the Carnegie institute for its high scientific research.
The school has an undergraduate enrollment of 7,000 students and has nationally ranked programs in engineering, law, and medicine. The student-faculty ratio at Emory is 8:1, and 60% of its classes have fewer than twenty students.
28.) University of California – San Diego
The University of California, Sand Diego is a public university in San Diego, California. The main campus is located near the Pacific Ocean and enrolls 23,000 undergraduate students. The university has been recognized as a Public Ivy and is consistently ranked as one of the top schools in the country for research and as a best-value school.
UC San Diego has a thriving campus life, with lots of entertainment options, including hundreds of student organizations and an aquarium. The university has a student-faculty ratio of 19:1 and 35% of its classes have fewer than twenty students.
29.) Lehigh University
Lehigh University is a private university located in the small town of Bethlehem Pennsylvania, one hour north of Philadelphia. The university has 4,500 undergraduate students and is ranked the top 50 for US universities overall. The school has especially strong education and engineering programs.
The university has a student-faculty ratio of 10:1 and the average class has 27 students. The most popular majors at Lehigh include engineering, finance, and accounting.
30.) Case Western Reserve University
Case Western Reserve University is a private university located in Cleveland, Ohio. The university was founded in 1967 and has quickly become one of the top universities in the country. The university has nationally ranked engineering, medicine, law, and business programs.
The university has 5,000 undergraduate students who come from all 50 states and over 100 different countries. The school has over 150 student organizations and the campus is just twenty minutes away from downtown Cleveland, where students have free access to several museums. The school has a student-faculty ratio of 11:1 and 60% of its classes have fewer than twenty students.