50 Best Private Grad Schools of 2021

When graduate students are looking for a more intimate campus experience, more personal attention from excellent professors, and more immediate access to support services, a private graduate college or university could be the perfect choice.

50 Best Private Grad Schools of 2021

A private university will on average be much smaller than a public university, the best of which are large state schools serving 30,000 to 40,000 students, or more. Small here doesn’t mean tiny, but it does mean more intimate, with readier access to mentors and research faculty. The best private grad schools also have an abundance of resources (often through large endowments), which they can make consistently available to students.

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Even the best and largest public grad schools may face budget crunches when state legislatures decide to cut costs. We’ve seen it happen at large public universities where, on account of budget cuts, teachers have to provide their own chalk and students their own exam booklets. Finally, especially for doctoral programs, both private and public grad schools will, depending on the field, offer tuition remission and a stipend, so the out of pocket cost for graduate students tends to be no different, and thus no higher, at private graduate schools.

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How can you choose the best graduate school for you? A good answer to this question looks to your personal and professional goals. Certain professions will require you to earn an advanced degree. In other cases, an advanced degree can make you eligible for leadership roles and higher pay. For instance, the best graduate schools for education can improve your earnings as a teacher, make you eligible for tenure, or help you meet the basic threshold for continued employment. On the other hand, the best graduate schools for business can simply make you a more competitive candidate for job openings and management roles.

The best graduate school for you should have a stellar reputation and employ highly influential professors across the board and especially in your area of study. Indeed, much exciting academic work these days is cross-disciplinary, and for such work to flourish it helps to be at a school that is strong across discipines. The following list is composed of only private graduate schools.

We’ve identified 715 private colleges and universities that meet our criteria. In order to be included in this list of best graduate schools, a university needs to satisfy the following four conditions:

  1. It must be a private non-profit institution.
  2. It must be fully accredited.
  3. It must offer doctoral degrees and a broad range of advanced degrees.
  4. It must have a student body of at least 2,000.

How do we determine the best private graduate colleges & universities?

The people affiliated with a school are ultimately what make it great. This is why influence gets at the heart of what is truly best in education. At the undergraduate level, the best colleges and universities are those with the highest concentration of influence. Our Concentrated Influence metric adjusts overall influence by size of undergraduate student body, thus allowing smaller schools to compete with larger schools so long as they have proportionately as strong influential faculty and alums.

But at the graduate level, the combined influence score of a college or university’s top academic influencers is the best indicator of academic excellence. Overall influence, and not influence controlled by other variables, thus becomes the best gauge of academic excellence at the graduate level. Where smaller size is an advantage at the undergraduate level (hence Concentrated Influence), graduate studies benefit from a large and vibrant community of graduate students, who promise to become the new generation of academic influencers.

If you are serious about finding the best graduate schools, you should be asking where the most influential professors are teaching, and whether their graduates themselves are advancing the school’s reputation for academic excellence. Most ranking sites rely on an opaque combination of reputation surveys and arbitrary performance metrics. Influence, as measured by our InfluenceRanking engine, provides a ranking that is free from bias, insulated from manipulation, and reflective of real-world educational outcomes.

Find out more about our methodology here.


50 Best Private Grad Schools in the US

  1. Harvard University
    #1

    Harvard University

    #1 institution's overall influence
    #2 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $50K

    Acceptance

    5%

    Graduation

    97%

    Student body

    25K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1520/34

    Cambridge, MA

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    What is Harvard University known for?

    Harvard University's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Biology
    • Literature
    • Law
    • Business
    • Economics
    • Education
    • Religious Studies
    • Philosophy
    • History
    • Psychology

    Most Influential Alumni

  2. Stanford University
    #2

    Stanford University

    #10 institution's overall influence
    #1 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $51K

    Acceptance

    4%

    Graduation

    94%

    Student body

    14K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1495/33

    Stanford, CA

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    What is Stanford University known for?

    Stanford University's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Computer Science
    • Earth Sciences
    • Engineering
    • Business
    • Communications
    • Biology
    • Education
    • Mathematics
    • Psychology
    • Economics

    Most Influential Alumni

  3. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    #3

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    #9 institution's overall influence
    #3 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $52K

    Acceptance

    7%

    Graduation

    93%

    Student body

    14K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1535/35

    Cambridge, MA

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    What is Massachusetts Institute of Technology known for?

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Engineering
    • Computer Science
    • Chemistry
    • Economics
    • Physics
    • Business
    • Earth Sciences
    • Communications
    • Mathematics
    • Biology

    Most Influential Alumni

  4. Columbia University
    #4

    Columbia University

    #3 institution's overall influence
    #6 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $53K

    Acceptance

    6%

    Graduation

    95%

    Student body

    28K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1505/34

    New York, NY

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    What is Columbia University known for?

    Columbia University's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Anthropology
    • Social Work
    • Nursing
    • Literature
    • Communications
    • Law
    • Business
    • Education
    • History
    • Philosophy

    Most Influential Alumni

  5. Yale University
    #5

    Yale University

    #7 institution's overall influence
    #4 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $53K

    Acceptance

    6%

    Graduation

    98%

    Student body

    15K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1515/34

    New Haven, CT

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    What is Yale University known for?

    Yale University's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Literature
    • Law
    • Religious Studies
    • History
    • Nursing
    • Anthropology
    • Psychology
    • Political Science
    • Medical
    • Sociology

    Most Influential Alumni

  6. Princeton University
    #6

    Princeton University

    #8 institution's overall influence
    #5 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $50K

    Acceptance

    5%

    Graduation

    97%

    Student body

    7K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1505/33

    Princeton, NJ

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    What is Princeton University known for?

    Princeton University's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Physics
    • Mathematics
    • Philosophy
    • History
    • Economics
    • Engineering
    • Earth Sciences
    • Literature
    • Computer Science
    • Religious Studies

    Most Influential Alumni

  7. University of Chicago
    #7

    University of Chicago

    #5 institution's overall influence
    #8 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $57K

    Acceptance

    7%

    Graduation

    94%

    Student body

    12K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1520/34

    Chicago, IL

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    What is University of Chicago known for?

    University of Chicago's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Economics
    • Religious Studies
    • Sociology
    • Anthropology
    • Philosophy
    • Political Science
    • Psychology
    • Social Work
    • Criminal Justice
    • Biology

    Most Influential Alumni

  8. New York University
    #8

    New York University

    #16 institution's overall influence
    #44 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $52K

    Acceptance

    20%

    Graduation

    85%

    Student body

    47K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1410/31

    New York, NY

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    What is New York University known for?

    New York University's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Literature
    • Medical
    • Business
    • Social Work
    • Law
    • Education
    • History
    • Philosophy
    • Nursing
    • Communications

    Most Influential Alumni

  9. Cornell University
    #9

    Cornell University

    #14 institution's overall influence
    #14 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $55K

    Acceptance

    11%

    Graduation

    94%

    Student body

    24K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1465/33

    Ithaca, NY

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    What is Cornell University known for?

    Cornell University's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Engineering
    • Physics
    • Anthropology
    • Biology
    • Literature
    • Computer Science
    • Medical
    • Mathematics
    • Psychology
    • Chemistry

    Most Influential Alumni

  10. University of Pennsylvania
    #10

    University of Pennsylvania

    #17 institution's overall influence
    #10 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $56K

    Acceptance

    8%

    Graduation

    95%

    Student body

    27K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1485/33

    Philadelphia, PA

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    What is University of Pennsylvania known for?

    University of Pennsylvania's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Medical
    • Nursing
    • Social Work
    • Business
    • Anthropology
    • Psychology
    • Sociology
    • Literature
    • Communications
    • Law

    Most Influential Alumni

  11. Johns Hopkins University
    #11

    Johns Hopkins University

    #20 institution's overall influence
    #21 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $54K

    Acceptance

    11%

    Graduation

    92%

    Student body

    24K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1505/34

    Baltimore, MD

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    What is Johns Hopkins University known for?

    Johns Hopkins University's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Medical
    • Nursing
    • Biology
    • Physics
    • Chemistry
    • Philosophy
    • Sociology
    • Economics
    • Education
    • Psychology

    Most Influential Alumni

  12. Northwestern University
    #12

    Northwestern University

    #28 institution's overall influence
    #24 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $55K

    Acceptance

    8%

    Graduation

    94%

    Student body

    19K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1490/34

    Evanston, IL

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    What is Northwestern University known for?

    Northwestern University's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Sociology
    • Communications
    • Business
    • Anthropology
    • Economics
    • Medical
    • Political Science
    • Chemistry
    • Philosophy
    • Law

    Most Influential Alumni

  13. Duke University
    #13

    Duke University

    #31 institution's overall influence
    #12 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $56K

    Acceptance

    9%

    Graduation

    95%

    Student body

    15K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1510/34

    Durham, NC

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    What is Duke University known for?

    Duke University's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Religious Studies
    • Nursing
    • Earth Sciences
    • Medical
    • Political Science
    • Psychology
    • Law
    • Philosophy
    • Biology
    • Business

    Most Influential Alumni

  14. University of Southern California
    #14

    University of Southern California

    #39 institution's overall influence
    #30 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $56K

    Acceptance

    13%

    Graduation

    92%

    Student body

    37K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1440/32

    Los Angeles, CA

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    What is University of Southern California known for?

    University of Southern California's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Social Work
    • Communications
    • Business
    • History
    • Engineering
    • Medical
    • Computer Science
    • Political Science
    • Education
    • Literature

    Most Influential Alumni

  15. California Institute of Technology
    #15

    California Institute of Technology

    #27 institution's overall influence
    #9 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $52K

    Acceptance

    7%

    Graduation

    94%

    Student body

    2K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1555/35

    Pasadena, CA

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    What is California Institute of Technology known for?

    California Institute of Technology's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Chemistry
    • Physics
    • Earth Sciences
    • Engineering
    • Biology
    • Computer Science
    • Mathematics
    • Economics
    • History
    • Philosophy

    Most Influential Alumni

  16. Boston University
    #16

    Boston University

    #37 institution's overall influence
    #56 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $54K

    Acceptance

    22%

    Graduation

    87%

    Student body

    30K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1415/31

    Boston, MA

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    What is Boston University known for?

    Boston University's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Social Work
    • Religious Studies
    • Earth Sciences
    • Criminal Justice
    • Education
    • Literature
    • Law
    • History
    • Medical
    • Political Science

    Most Influential Alumni

  17. Carnegie Mellon University
    #17

    Carnegie Mellon University

    #46 institution's overall influence
    #35 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $55K

    Acceptance

    17%

    Graduation

    90%

    Student body

    16K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1500/34

    Pittsburgh, PA

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    What is Carnegie Mellon University known for?

    Carnegie Mellon University's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Computer Science
    • Engineering
    • Business
    • Economics
    • Chemistry
    • Mathematics
    • Psychology
    • Physics
    • Sociology
    • Biology

    Most Influential Alumni

  18. Brown University
    #18

    Brown University

    #36 institution's overall influence
    #7 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $55K

    Acceptance

    8%

    Graduation

    96%

    Student body

    9K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1485/33

    Providence, RI

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    What is Brown University known for?

    Brown University's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Literature
    • Computer Science
    • Education
    • Mathematics
    • History
    • Business
    • Political Science
    • Biology
    • Communications
    • Economics

    Most Influential Alumni

  19. George Washington University
    #19

    George Washington University

    #62 institution's overall influence
    #76 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $53K

    Acceptance

    42%

    Graduation

    84%

    Student body

    21K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1370/30

    Washington, DC

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    What is George Washington University known for?

    George Washington University's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Nursing
    • Law
    • Communications
    • Business
    • Political Science
    • Medical
    • Education
    • Religious Studies
    • Criminal Justice
    • Engineering

    Most Influential Alumni

  20. Georgetown University
    #20

    Georgetown University

    #70 institution's overall influence
    #19 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $54K

    Acceptance

    15%

    Graduation

    94%

    Student body

    14K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1450/32

    Washington, DC

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    What is Georgetown University known for?

    Georgetown University's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Nursing
    • Law
    • Political Science
    • Communications
    • Business
    • Religious Studies
    • Education
    • Economics
    • Medical
    • Criminal Justice

    Most Influential Alumni

  21. Tufts University
    #21

    Tufts University

    #69 institution's overall influence
    #25 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $56K

    Acceptance

    15%

    Graduation

    92%

    Student body

    11K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1455/32

    Medford, MA

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    What is Tufts University known for?

    Tufts University's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Political Science
    • Medical
    • Biology
    • Engineering
    • Economics
    • Law
    • Philosophy
    • Computer Science
    • Business
    • Communications

    Most Influential Alumni

  22. Rice University
    #22

    Rice University

    #90 institution's overall influence
    #15 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $47K

    Acceptance

    11%

    Graduation

    93%

    Student body

    7K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1505/34

    Houston, TX

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    What is Rice University known for?

    Rice University's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Physics
    • Earth Sciences
    • Chemistry
    • Mathematics
    • Computer Science
    • Engineering
    • Biology
    • Economics
    • Religious Studies
    • Philosophy

    Most Influential Alumni

  23. Washington University in St. Louis
    #23

    Washington University in St. Louis

    #61 institution's overall influence
    #20 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $53K

    Acceptance

    15%

    Graduation

    94%

    Student body

    12K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1520/33

    Saint Louis, MO

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    What is Washington University in St. Louis known for?

    Washington University in St. Louis's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Social Work
    • Medical
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Physics
    • Anthropology
    • Political Science
    • Business
    • Economics
    • Engineering

    Most Influential Alumni

  24. Dartmouth College
    #24

    Dartmouth College

    #55 institution's overall influence
    #11 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $55K

    Acceptance

    9%

    Graduation

    97%

    Student body

    6K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1490/33

    Hanover, NH

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    What is Dartmouth College known for?

    Dartmouth College's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Computer Science
    • Medical
    • Literature
    • Earth Sciences
    • History
    • Economics
    • Chemistry
    • Political Science
    • Engineering
    • Mathematics

    Most Influential Alumni

  25. Syracuse University
    #25

    Syracuse University

    #87 institution's overall influence
    #1450 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $52K

    Acceptance

    50%

    Graduation

    82%

    Student body

    23K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1275/27

    Syracuse, NY

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    What is Syracuse University known for?

    Syracuse University's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Communications
    • Business
    • Political Science
    • History
    • Social Work
    • Literature
    • Physics
    • Religious Studies
    • Philosophy
    • Mathematics

    Most Influential Alumni

  26. Brandeis University
    #26

    Brandeis University

    #86 institution's overall influence
    #167 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $55K

    Acceptance

    31%

    Graduation

    90%

    Student body

    7K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1390/31

    Waltham, MA

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    What is Brandeis University known for?

    Brandeis University's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Psychology
    • Philosophy
    • Sociology
    • Anthropology
    • Mathematics
    • Biology
    • Literature
    • Political Science
    • Computer Science
    • Physics

    Most Influential Alumni

  27. Vanderbilt University
    #27

    Vanderbilt University

    #115 institution's overall influence
    #16 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $50K

    Acceptance

    10%

    Graduation

    92%

    Student body

    11K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1505/34

    Nashville, TN

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    What is Vanderbilt University known for?

    Vanderbilt University's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Nursing
    • Medical
    • Religious Studies
    • Business
    • Education
    • Economics
    • Biology
    • Political Science
    • Mathematics
    • Computer Science

    Most Influential Alumni

  28. Emory University
    #28

    Emory University

    #113 institution's overall influence
    #41 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $51K

    Acceptance

    19%

    Graduation

    91%

    Student body

    13K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1435/32

    Atlanta, GA

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    What is Emory University known for?

    Emory University's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Nursing
    • Religious Studies
    • Medical
    • Law
    • Literature
    • Political Science
    • Philosophy
    • Anthropology
    • Education
    • Psychology

    Most Influential Alumni

  29. The New School
    #29

    The New School

    #95 institution's overall influence
    #1438 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $49K

    Acceptance

    57%

    Graduation

    68%

    Student body

    10K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1255/27

    New York, NY

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    What is The New School known for?

    The New School's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Sociology
    • Anthropology
    • Literature
    • Philosophy
    • Education
    • History
    • Business
    • Economics
    • Psychology
    • Communications

    Most Influential Alumni

  30. University of Rochester
    #30

    University of Rochester

    #91 institution's overall influence
    #61 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $54K

    Acceptance

    29%

    Graduation

    85%

    Student body

    11K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1410/32

    Rochester, NY

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    What is University of Rochester known for?

    University of Rochester's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Physics
    • Economics
    • Biology
    • Political Science
    • Chemistry
    • Medical
    • Mathematics
    • Computer Science
    • Psychology
    • Philosophy

    Most Influential Alumni

  31. Brigham Young University
    #31

    Brigham Young University

    #111 institution's overall influence
    #102 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $6K

    Acceptance

    64%

    Graduation

    83%

    Student body

    34K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1305/28

    Provo, UT

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    What is Brigham Young University known for?

    Brigham Young University's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Religious Studies
    • History
    • Law
    • Education
    • Business
    • Communications
    • Literature
    • Political Science
    • Anthropology
    • Economics

    Most Influential Alumni

  32. University of Notre Dame
    #32

    University of Notre Dame

    #120 institution's overall influence
    #23 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $53K

    Acceptance

    18%

    Graduation

    95%

    Student body

    13K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1475/34

    Notre Dame, IN

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    What is University of Notre Dame known for?

    University of Notre Dame's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Mathematics
    • Religious Studies
    • Philosophy
    • Law
    • Sociology
    • Political Science
    • History
    • Physics
    • Computer Science
    • Chemistry

    Most Influential Alumni

  33. Wesleyan University
    #33

    Wesleyan University

    #96 institution's overall influence
    #34 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $55K

    Acceptance

    17%

    Graduation

    91%

    Student body

    3K

    Middletown, CT

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    What is Wesleyan University known for?

    Wesleyan University's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Philosophy
    • Literature
    • Psychology
    • Sociology
    • Religious Studies
    • History
    • Mathematics
    • Political Science
    • Biology
    • Anthropology

    Most Influential Alumni

  34. American University
    #34

    American University

    #205 institution's overall influence
    #113 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $48K

    Acceptance

    32%

    Graduation

    81%

    Student body

    11K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1300/29

    Washington, DC

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    What is American University known for?

    American University's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Political Science
    • Communications
    • Law
    • Business
    • Criminal Justice
    • Economics
    • Education
    • Religious Studies
    • Sociology
    • Anthropology

    Most Influential Alumni

  35. Case Western Reserve University
    #35

    Case Western Reserve University

    #134 institution's overall influence
    #110 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $49K

    Acceptance

    29%

    Graduation

    82%

    Student body

    9K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1435/32

    Cleveland, OH

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    What is Case Western Reserve University known for?

    Case Western Reserve University's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Social Work
    • Nursing
    • Computer Science
    • Medical
    • Physics
    • Mathematics
    • Engineering
    • Chemistry
    • Psychology
    • Business

    Most Influential Alumni

  36. Howard University
    #36

    Howard University

    #135 institution's overall influence
    #220 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $27K

    Acceptance

    32%

    Graduation

    60%

    Student body

    8K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1212/24

    Washington, DC

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    What is Howard University known for?

    Howard University's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Education
    • Social Work
    • Literature
    • Law
    • History
    • Anthropology
    • Political Science
    • Medical
    • Criminal Justice
    • Nursing

    Most Influential Alumni

  37. University of Miami
    #37

    University of Miami

    #210 institution's overall influence
    #106 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $50K

    Acceptance

    32%

    Graduation

    82%

    Student body

    14K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1340/30

    Coral Gables, FL

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    What is University of Miami known for?

    University of Miami's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Physics
    • Earth Sciences
    • Medical
    • Business
    • Mathematics
    • Communications
    • Law
    • Computer Science
    • Chemistry
    • History

    Most Influential Alumni

  38. Fordham University
    #38

    Fordham University

    #175 institution's overall influence
    #66 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $52K

    Acceptance

    46%

    Graduation

    80%

    Student body

    15K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1340/30

    Bronx, NY

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    What is Fordham University known for?

    Fordham University's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Social Work
    • Religious Studies
    • Communications
    • Law
    • Philosophy
    • Business
    • Literature
    • Sociology
    • Education
    • History

    Most Influential Alumni

  39. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    #39

    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

    #186 institution's overall influence
    #1177 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $54K

    Acceptance

    43%

    Graduation

    83%

    Student body

    8K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1415/31

    Troy, NY

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    What is Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute known for?

    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Engineering
    • Computer Science
    • Physics
    • Chemistry
    • Earth Sciences
    • Communications
    • Mathematics
    • Business
    • Biology
    • Economics

    Most Influential Alumni

  40. Drexel University
    #40

    Drexel University

    #264 institution's overall influence
    #54 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $53K

    Acceptance

    77%

    Graduation

    70%

    Student body

    23K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1275/27

    Philadelphia, PA

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    What is Drexel University known for?

    Drexel University's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Engineering
    • Nursing
    • Medical
    • Computer Science
    • Business
    • Biology
    • Communications
    • Education
    • Chemistry
    • Criminal Justice

    Most Influential Alumni

  41. Northeastern University
    #41

    Northeastern University

    #301 institution's overall influence

    Tuition + fees

    $52K

    Acceptance

    19%

    Graduation

    86%

    Student body

    23K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1450/33

    Boston, MA

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    What is Northeastern University known for?

    Northeastern University's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Criminal Justice
    • Computer Science
    • Engineering
    • Nursing
    • Mathematics
    • Business
    • Sociology
    • Physics
    • Education
    • Social Work

    Most Influential Alumni

  42. Yeshiva University
    #42

    Yeshiva University

    #212 institution's overall influence
    #136 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $44K

    Acceptance

    60%

    Graduation

    82%

    Student body

    4K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1270/26

    New York, NY

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    What is Yeshiva University known for?

    Yeshiva University's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Medical
    • Religious Studies
    • Social Work
    • Law
    • Physics
    • Biology
    • Philosophy
    • Mathematics
    • Psychology
    • Education

    Most Influential Alumni

  43. Boston College
    #43

    Boston College

    #272 institution's overall influence
    #49 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $55K

    Acceptance

    28%

    Graduation

    93%

    Student body

    12K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1405/32

    Chestnut Hill, MA

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    What is Boston College known for?

    Boston College's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Nursing
    • Social Work
    • Religious Studies
    • Political Science
    • Business
    • Philosophy
    • Communications
    • Sociology
    • History
    • Education

    Most Influential Alumni

  44. Tulane University
    #44

    Tulane University

    #211 institution's overall influence
    #107 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $55K

    Acceptance

    17%

    Graduation

    83%

    Student body

    11K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1420/31

    New Orleans, LA

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    What is Tulane University known for?

    Tulane University's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Medical
    • Social Work
    • Anthropology
    • Law
    • Business
    • Political Science
    • Engineering
    • Education
    • Mathematics
    • Communications

    Most Influential Alumni

  45. The Catholic University of America
    #45

    The Catholic University of America

    #206 institution's overall influence
    #261 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $46K

    Acceptance

    84%

    Graduation

    70%

    Student body

    5K

    Washington, DC

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    What is The Catholic University of America known for?

    The Catholic University of America's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Religious Studies
    • Nursing
    • Law
    • Physics
    • Social Work
    • Chemistry
    • Philosophy
    • Education
    • Communications
    • History

    Most Influential Alumni

  46. Southern Methodist University
    #46

    Southern Methodist University

    #303 institution's overall influence
    #1324 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $54K

    Acceptance

    51%

    Graduation

    79%

    Student body

    10K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1370/31

    Dallas, TX

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    What is Southern Methodist University known for?

    Southern Methodist University's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Law
    • Religious Studies
    • Anthropology
    • Earth Sciences
    • Business
    • Engineering
    • Communications
    • History
    • Education
    • Computer Science

    Most Influential Alumni

  47. Illinois Institute of Technology
    #47

    Illinois Institute of Technology

    #227 institution's overall influence
    #1135 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $47K

    Acceptance

    58%

    Graduation

    71%

    Student body

    5K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1310/28

    Chicago, IL

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    What is Illinois Institute of Technology known for?

    Illinois Institute of Technology's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Physics
    • Engineering
    • Mathematics
    • Communications
    • Computer Science
    • Economics
    • Chemistry
    • Business
    • Law
    • Biology

    Most Influential Alumni

  48. Pepperdine University
    #48

    Pepperdine University

    #476 institution's overall influence
    #903 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $54K

    Acceptance

    36%

    Graduation

    87%

    Student body

    7K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1320/29

    Malibu, CA

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    What is Pepperdine University known for?

    Pepperdine University's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Psychology
    • Religious Studies
    • Business
    • Political Science
    • Philosophy
    • Communications
    • Law
    • History
    • Economics
    • Biology

    Most Influential Alumni

  49. Santa Clara University
    #49

    Santa Clara University

    #399 institution's overall influence
    #1245 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $52K

    Acceptance

    50%

    Graduation

    89%

    Student body

    8K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1355/30

    Santa Clara, CA

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    What is Santa Clara University known for?

    Santa Clara University's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Religious Studies
    • Economics
    • Sociology
    • Philosophy
    • Psychology
    • Mathematics
    • Law
    • Computer Science
    • Business
    • Engineering

    Most Influential Alumni

  50. DePaul University
    #50

    DePaul University

    #447 institution's overall influence
    #308 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $40K

    Acceptance

    68%

    Graduation

    73%

    Student body

    19K

    Chicago, IL

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    What is DePaul University known for?

    DePaul University's faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Religious Studies
    • Law
    • Political Science
    • Psychology
    • Philosophy
    • Business
    • Computer Science
    • Education
    • Literature
    • Communications

    Most Influential Alumni

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