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Earth Science Ranking

VinegarVinegar Posts: 19Registered User New Member
Hey,
Is there anyone who knows the rankings for colleges with the best Earth Science/Geology departments?
I've checked out the usnews site, but they only have the top 4 colleges; I'm really looking for a longer list.

Thanks
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Replies to: Earth Science Ranking

  • carolyncarolyn Posts: 7,435Registered User Senior Member
    I'd suggest that, instead of looking for a ranking, you instead focus on finding out what makes a quality program in geology/earth sciences. That will be the best way to evaluate and compare individual departments. Two good sources of information are:

    http://www.careercornerstone.org/geosciences/geosci.htm Sloan Career Cornerstones

    http://www.agiweb.org American Geological Institute

    These sites also have some lists of programs in these fields. Another resource to try isthe Environmental Education Directory:
    http://www.enviroeducation.com

    Next, contact the geology departments of a few schools that interest you, and talk with them about what to look for in a department. Finally, start comparing individual departments and programs, using your OWN ranking criteria based on your individual interests and goals.

    Of course, your ranking criteria should also include what you, individually, want/need in a college outside of the geology department -- big/small, location, etc. Majors can and do change, so it's always a good idea to make sure the school you attend is a "fit" in other ways.
  • collegehelpcollegehelp Posts: 6,375Registered User Senior Member
    Gourman undergraduate ranking for geology/geoscience

    Caltech
    MIT
    Princeton
    Columbia
    Stanford
    Harvard
    U Chicago
    UCLA
    Yale
    UC Berkeley
    Cornell
    Penn State UP
    U Texas Austin
    U Wisconsin Madison
    U Arizona
    UC Santa Barbara
    Brown
    Virginia Tech
    SUNY Stony Brook
    U Michigan Ann Arbor
    Johns Hopkins
    Northwestern
    U Washington
    Indiana U Bloomington
    U Minnesota
    UC Davis
    U Colorado Boulder
    U Illinois Champaign-Urbana
    USC
    Arizona State
    UC Santa Cruz
    U Miami
    U Utah
    U Mass Amherst
    UNC Chapel Hill
    U Oregon
    Texas A&M
    SUNY Albany
    Ohio State
    U Kansas
    U South Carolina Columbia
    U Wyoming
    U Cincinnati
    U New Mexico
    Rice
    U Iowa
    Louisiana State
    Oregon State Columbus
    U Hawaii Manoa
    Michigan State
  • collegehelpcollegehelp Posts: 6,375Registered User Senior Member
    Rugg’s Recommendations for geology

    Most selective:
    Amherst (MA) ……….
    Barnard (NY) …….
    Bates (ME) ……
    Bowdoin (ME) …..
    Brown (RI) ……
    Ryn Mawr (PA) …
    California Inst. Of Tech. …..
    California, U. of (Berkeley) ….
    Carleton (MN) ……..
    Chicago, U. of (IL) ……
    Colgate (NY) …..,
    Colorado Co\. …….
    Colorado School of Mines ……..
    Columbia (NY) …..
    Dartmouth (NH) ……
    Franklin & Marshall lPA) ………
    Furman (SC) ……….
    Geneseo (SUNY) (NY) .,
    Harvard (MA) ..,
    Lafayette (PA)….
    Lehigh (PA) …..
    MIT (MA) .,…
    Pennsylvania, U. of …..,
    Pomona (CA) ….
    Princeton (NJ) …….
    Rochester, U. of (NY) …..
    Skidmore (NY) ….
    Smith (MA) ……
    Vanderbilt (TN) …
    Washington & lee (VA) ,”
    Washington U. (MO) …..
    Whitman (WA) …..
    William & Mary (VA) ..

    Very selective:
    Albany (SUNY) (NY) …….
    Alabama, U. of …….
    Allegheny (PA) ….<
    Arizona, U. of ..
    Beloit (WI) ……
    California, U. of (Davis) ……
    California, U. of (Santa Barbara)
    Centenary College (LA) ……
    Colorado State ……….
    Colorado, U. of….
    Cornell Coll. (lA) ….
    Denison (OH) …….
    Earlham (IN)….
    Guilford (NC) .
    Hope (MI) …….
    Indiana U. …..
    Michigan Tech ..,….
    Millsaps (MS) ..,….
    Minnesota, U. of …..
    New Mexico Inst. Of Mining & Tech. ._
    Oklahoma, U. of ……….
    Oklahoma State …….,
    Purdue (IN) ..,…..
    St. Lawrence (NY) …..
    St. Thomas (MN) …..,
    South Dakota School of Mines ……
    Stony Brook (SUNY) (NY) ……
    Texas A&M ………….
    Texas Christian…….
    Texas, U. of (Austin) ….,
    Tulsa, U. of (OK) …..
    Vermont, U. of …….
    Washington, U. of ….,
    Wisconsin, U. of …..
    Wooster, College of (OH) ……
  • VinegarVinegar Posts: 19Registered User New Member
    Thanks everyone.

    Do anyone have the usnews ranking?
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