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.

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50 Best Private Grad Schools in the US

  1. #1

    Harvard University

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

    Tuition + fees

    $54K

    Acceptance

    5%

    Graduation

    98%

    Student body

    25K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1515/34

    Cambridge, MA

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

    • Biology
    • Literature
    • Philosophy
    • Law
    • Mathematics
    • Medical
    • Business
    • Political Science
    • Economics
    • Psychology

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  2. #2

    Stanford University

    #9 institution's historical influence
    #1 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $56K

    Acceptance

    5%

    Graduation

    95%

    Student body

    15K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1505/33

    Stanford, CA

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    What is Stanford University known for?

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

    • Computer Science
    • Biology
    • Engineering
    • Business
    • Mathematics
    • Psychology
    • Economics
    • Law
    • Medical
    • Literature

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  3. #3

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    #10 institution's historical influence
    #3 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $53K

    Acceptance

    7%

    Graduation

    96%

    Student body

    14K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1540/35

    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:

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

    Most Influential Alumni

  4. #4

    Columbia University

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

    Tuition + fees

    $61K

    Acceptance

    7%

    Graduation

    96%

    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:

    • Literature
    • Biology
    • Law
    • Mathematics
    • Philosophy
    • Business
    • Political Science
    • Medical
    • Economics
    • Communications

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  5. #5

    Yale University

    #5 institution's historical influence
    #4 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $58K

    Acceptance

    7%

    Graduation

    96%

    Student body

    16K

    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:

    • Law
    • Biology
    • Literature
    • Philosophy
    • Mathematics
    • Political Science
    • Economics
    • Medical
    • Psychology
    • History

    Most Influential Alumni

  6. #6

    Princeton University

    #11 institution's historical influence
    #5 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $49K

    Acceptance

    6%

    Graduation

    98%

    Student body

    7K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1515/34

    Princeton, NJ

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    What is Princeton University known for?

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

    • Mathematics
    • Philosophy
    • Physics
    • Computer Science
    • Literature
    • Economics
    • Political Science
    • Engineering
    • History
    • Psychology

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  7. #7

    University of Chicago

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

    Tuition + fees

    $59K

    Acceptance

    7%

    Graduation

    96%

    Student body

    13K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1535/34

    Chicago, IL

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    What is University of Chicago known for?

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

    • Mathematics
    • Economics
    • Philosophy
    • Biology
    • Physics
    • Literature
    • Political Science
    • Psychology
    • Law
    • Business

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  8. #8

    New York University

    #17 institution's historical influence
    #44 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $55K

    Acceptance

    21%

    Graduation

    88%

    Student body

    49K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1440/32

    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
    • Mathematics
    • Business
    • Law
    • Philosophy
    • Biology
    • Medical
    • Economics
    • Psychology
    • Computer Science

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  9. #9

    Cornell University

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

    Tuition + fees

    $59K

    Acceptance

    11%

    Graduation

    95%

    Student body

    26K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1480/33

    Ithaca, NY

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    What is Cornell University known for?

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

    • Biology
    • Mathematics
    • Physics
    • Engineering
    • Literature
    • Computer Science
    • Business
    • Philosophy
    • Psychology
    • Medical

    Most Influential Alumni

  10. #10

    University of Pennsylvania

    #15 institution's historical influence
    #10 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $60K

    Acceptance

    9%

    Graduation

    96%

    Student body

    28K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1505/34

    Philadelphia, PA

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    What is University of Pennsylvania known for?

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

    • Business
    • Biology
    • Medical
    • Literature
    • Computer Science
    • Engineering
    • Psychology
    • Law
    • Mathematics
    • Economics

    Most Influential Alumni

  11. #11

    Johns Hopkins University

    #22 institution's historical influence
    #21 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $54K

    Acceptance

    11%

    Graduation

    94%

    Student body

    26K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1510/34

    Baltimore, MD

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    What is Johns Hopkins University known for?

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

    • Biology
    • Medical
    • Mathematics
    • Philosophy
    • Literature
    • Psychology
    • Physics
    • Political Science
    • Engineering
    • Education

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  12. #12

    Northwestern University

    #29 institution's historical influence
    #24 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $59K

    Acceptance

    9%

    Graduation

    95%

    Student body

    19K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1495/34

    Evanston, IL

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    What is Northwestern University known for?

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

    • Business
    • Medical
    • Mathematics
    • Law
    • Literature
    • Philosophy
    • Economics
    • Communications
    • Engineering
    • Biology

    Most Influential Alumni

  13. #13

    Duke University

    #28 institution's historical influence
    #12 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $58K

    Acceptance

    8%

    Graduation

    96%

    Student body

    15K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1525/34

    Durham, NC

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    What is Duke University known for?

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

    • Biology
    • Medical
    • Philosophy
    • Literature
    • Business
    • Law
    • Psychology
    • Political Science
    • Computer Science
    • Mathematics

    Most Influential Alumni

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  14. #14

    University of Southern California

    #31 institution's historical influence
    #30 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $60K

    Acceptance

    16%

    Graduation

    92%

    Student body

    40K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1445/32

    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:

    • Business
    • Engineering
    • Medical
    • Computer Science
    • Literature
    • Biology
    • Education
    • Law
    • Political Science
    • Communications

    Most Influential Alumni

  15. #15

    California Institute of Technology

    #30 institution's historical influence
    #9 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $57K

    Acceptance

    7%

    Graduation

    92%

    Student body

    2K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1545/35

    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:

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

    Most Influential Alumni

  16. #16

    Boston University

    #47 institution's historical influence
    #56 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $58K

    Acceptance

    20%

    Graduation

    89%

    Student body

    32K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1425/32

    Boston, MA

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    What is Boston University known for?

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

    • Literature
    • Medical
    • Business
    • Biology
    • Philosophy
    • Political Science
    • Education
    • Communications
    • Psychology
    • History

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  17. #17

    Carnegie Mellon University

    #37 institution's historical influence
    #35 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $58K

    Acceptance

    17%

    Graduation

    93%

    Student body

    17K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1510/34

    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
    • Mathematics
    • Economics
    • Business
    • Psychology
    • Chemistry
    • Physics
    • Political Science
    • Education

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  18. #18

    Brown University

    #34 institution's historical influence
    #7 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $61K

    Acceptance

    8%

    Graduation

    95%

    Student body

    10K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1505/34

    Providence, RI

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    What is Brown University known for?

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

    • Mathematics
    • Literature
    • Computer Science
    • Business
    • Biology
    • Engineering
    • Philosophy
    • Medical
    • Education
    • History

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  19. #19

    George Washington University

    #60 institution's historical influence
    #76 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $56K

    Acceptance

    43%

    Graduation

    85%

    Student body

    21K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1375/31

    Washington, DC

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    What is George Washington University known for?

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

    • Law
    • Political Science
    • Business
    • Medical
    • Biology
    • Literature
    • Communications
    • Education
    • Engineering
    • Mathematics

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  20. #20

    Georgetown University

    #40 institution's historical influence
    #19 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $58K

    Acceptance

    17%

    Graduation

    94%

    Student body

    14K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1465/33

    Washington, DC

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    What is Georgetown University known for?

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

    • Law
    • Political Science
    • Business
    • Medical
    • Education
    • Philosophy
    • Biology
    • Literature
    • Communications
    • History

    Most Influential Alumni

  21. #21

    Tufts University

    #90 institution's historical influence
    #25 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $61K

    Acceptance

    16%

    Graduation

    94%

    Student body

    10K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1465/33

    Medford, MA

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    What is Tufts University known for?

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

    • Medical
    • Business
    • Biology
    • Political Science
    • Engineering
    • Economics
    • Philosophy
    • Literature
    • Psychology
    • Computer Science

    Most Influential Alumni

  22. #22

    Rice University

    #119 institution's historical influence
    #15 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $51K

    Acceptance

    11%

    Graduation

    94%

    Student body

    8K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1520/34

    Houston, TX

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    What is Rice University known for?

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

    • Mathematics
    • Engineering
    • Computer Science
    • Physics
    • Chemistry
    • Biology
    • Business
    • Philosophy
    • Literature
    • Education

    Most Influential Alumni

  23. #23

    Washington University in St. Louis

    #66 institution's historical influence
    #20 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $57K

    Acceptance

    16%

    Graduation

    94%

    Student body

    13K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1520/34

    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:

    • Biology
    • Medical
    • Engineering
    • Business
    • Literature
    • Law
    • Psychology
    • Chemistry
    • Mathematics
    • Physics

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  24. #24

    Dartmouth College

    #68 institution's historical influence
    #11 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $59K

    Acceptance

    9%

    Graduation

    95%

    Student body

    7K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1500/33

    Hanover, NH

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    What is Dartmouth College known for?

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

    • Business
    • Literature
    • Computer Science
    • Biology
    • Medical
    • Mathematics
    • Political Science
    • Engineering
    • History
    • Philosophy

    Most Influential Alumni

  25. #25

    Syracuse University

    #81 institution's historical influence
    #1450 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $55K

    Acceptance

    69%

    Graduation

    83%

    Student body

    23K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1280/28

    Syracuse, NY

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    What is Syracuse University known for?

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

    • Literature
    • Business
    • Political Science
    • Communications
    • Mathematics
    • Philosophy
    • Education
    • Engineering
    • Law
    • Psychology

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  26. #26

    Brandeis University

    #97 institution's historical influence
    #167 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $57K

    Acceptance

    33%

    Graduation

    89%

    Student body

    7K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1435/31

    Waltham, MA

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    What is Brandeis University known for?

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

    • Mathematics
    • Philosophy
    • Psychology
    • Literature
    • Biology
    • Computer Science
    • Political Science
    • Business
    • History
    • Physics

    Most Influential Alumni

  27. #27

    Vanderbilt University

    #93 institution's historical influence
    #16 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $54K

    Acceptance

    12%

    Graduation

    93%

    Student body

    11K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1510/34

    Nashville, TN

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    What is Vanderbilt University known for?

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

    • Medical
    • Biology
    • Business
    • Literature
    • Law
    • Philosophy
    • Education
    • Psychology
    • Mathematics
    • History

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  28. #28

    Emory University

    #108 institution's historical influence
    #41 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $54K

    Acceptance

    19%

    Graduation

    90%

    Student body

    13K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1445/32

    Atlanta, GA

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    What is Emory University known for?

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

    • Medical
    • Biology
    • Literature
    • Religious Studies
    • Law
    • Psychology
    • Philosophy
    • Business
    • Education
    • Political Science
  29. #29

    The New School

    #128 institution's historical influence
    #1438 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $50K

    Acceptance

    69%

    Graduation

    69%

    Student body

    10K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1265/27

    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:

    • Literature
    • Engineering
    • Philosophy
    • Economics
    • Psychology
    • Political Science
    • Business
    • Education
    • Communications
    • Sociology

    Most Influential Alumni

  30. #30

    University of Rochester

    #83 institution's historical influence
    #61 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $58K

    Acceptance

    35%

    Graduation

    86%

    Student body

    12K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1405/32

    Rochester, NY

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    What is University of Rochester known for?

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

    • Biology
    • Medical
    • Physics
    • Computer Science
    • Economics
    • Literature
    • Psychology
    • Mathematics
    • Engineering
    • Business

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  31. #31

    Brigham Young University

    #147 institution's historical influence
    #102 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $6K

    Acceptance

    69%

    Graduation

    75%

    Student body

    35K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1315/28

    Provo, UT

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    What is Brigham Young University known for?

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

    • Business
    • Literature
    • Law
    • Education
    • History
    • Computer Science
    • Political Science
    • Biology
    • Medical
    • Engineering

    Most Influential Alumni

  32. #32

    University of Notre Dame

    #87 institution's historical influence
    #23 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $58K

    Acceptance

    19%

    Graduation

    97%

    Student body

    13K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1475/33

    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:

    • Philosophy
    • Mathematics
    • Business
    • Law
    • Engineering
    • History
    • Education
    • Religious Studies
    • Literature
    • Political Science

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  33. #33

    Wesleyan University

    #109 institution's historical influence
    #34 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $59K

    Acceptance

    21%

    Graduation

    91%

    Student body

    4K

    Middletown, CT

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    What is Wesleyan University known for?

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

    • Literature
    • Philosophy
    • Psychology
    • Biology
    • Mathematics
    • History
    • Political Science
    • Computer Science
    • Economics
    • Physics
  34. #34

    American University

    #181 institution's historical influence
    #113 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $51K

    Acceptance

    39%

    Graduation

    79%

    Student body

    12K

    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
    • Law
    • Business
    • Education
    • Communications
    • Literature
    • Economics
    • History
    • Philosophy
    • Computer Science

    Most Influential Alumni

  35. #35

    Case Western Reserve University

    #111 institution's historical influence
    #110 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $53K

    Acceptance

    30%

    Graduation

    85%

    Student body

    9K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1425/32

    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:

    • Medical
    • Biology
    • Engineering
    • Business
    • Computer Science
    • Psychology
    • Physics
    • Chemistry
    • Mathematics
    • Education

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  36. #36

    Howard University

    #131 institution's historical influence
    #220 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $28K

    Acceptance

    39%

    Graduation

    64%

    Student body

    8K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1205/24

    Washington, DC

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    What is Howard University known for?

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

    • Law
    • Education
    • Political Science
    • Medical
    • Literature
    • History
    • Business
    • Biology
    • Mathematics
    • Communications

    Most Influential Alumni

  37. #37

    University of Miami

    #141 institution's historical influence
    #106 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $54K

    Acceptance

    33%

    Graduation

    83%

    Student body

    15K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1355/30

    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:

    • Business
    • Medical
    • Biology
    • Mathematics
    • Law
    • Engineering
    • Philosophy
    • Literature
    • History
    • Education

    Most Influential Alumni

  38. #38

    Fordham University

    #172 institution's historical influence
    #66 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $56K

    Acceptance

    53%

    Graduation

    83%

    Student body

    16K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1345/30

    Bronx, NY

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    What is Fordham University known for?

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

    • Law
    • Business
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  39. #39

    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

    #203 institution's historical influence
    #1177 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $57K

    Acceptance

    57%

    Graduation

    87%

    Student body

    9K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1390/31

    Troy, NY

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

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  40. #40

    Drexel University

    #317 institution's historical influence
    #54 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $56K

    Acceptance

    77%

    Graduation

    71%

    Student body

    23K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1290/28

    Philadelphia, PA

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    What is Drexel University known for?

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

    • Engineering
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  41. #41

    Northeastern University

    #284 institution's historical influence

    Tuition + fees

    $55K

    Acceptance

    20%

    Graduation

    90%

    Student body

    23K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1465/33

    Boston, MA

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    What is Northeastern University known for?

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

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  42. #42

    Yeshiva University

    #154 institution's historical influence
    #136 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $46K

    Acceptance

    67%

    Graduation

    77%

    Student body

    4K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1270/27

    New York, NY

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

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  43. #43

    Boston College

    #204 institution's historical influence
    #49 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $60K

    Acceptance

    26%

    Graduation

    92%

    Student body

    13K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1420/32

    Chestnut Hill, MA

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

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    • Medical
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  44. #44

    Tulane University

    #145 institution's historical influence
    #107 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $59K

    Acceptance

    11%

    Graduation

    86%

    Student body

    12K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1440/32

    New Orleans, LA

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    What is Tulane University known for?

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

    • Medical
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  45. #45

    The Catholic University of America

    #274 institution's historical influence
    #261 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $49K

    Acceptance

    82%

    Graduation

    74%

    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:

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  46. #46

    Southern Methodist University

    #273 institution's historical influence
    #1324 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $59K

    Acceptance

    53%

    Graduation

    81%

    Student body

    10K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1390/31

    Dallas, TX

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    What is Southern Methodist University known for?

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

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  47. #47

    Illinois Institute of Technology

    #207 institution's historical influence
    #1135 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $50K

    Acceptance

    61%

    Graduation

    72%

    Student body

    5K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1295/29

    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:

    • Engineering
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    • Mathematics
    • Law
    • Business
    • Physics
    • Chemistry
    • Economics
    • Education
    • Political Science

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  48. #48

    Pepperdine University

    #484 institution's historical influence
    #903 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $58K

    Acceptance

    42%

    Graduation

    89%

    Student body

    9K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1340/29

    Malibu, CA

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    What is Pepperdine University known for?

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

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  49. #49

    Santa Clara University

    #359 institution's historical influence
    #1245 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $53K

    Acceptance

    51%

    Graduation

    92%

    Student body

    8K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1360/30

    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:

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  50. #50

    DePaul University

    #456 institution's historical influence
    #308 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $41K

    Acceptance

    70%

    Graduation

    71%

    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:

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