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Best college with neuroscience major for undergrads

iceuhhhiceuhhh Posts: 16Registered User New Member
hey. I'm currently a junior, and I'm really interested in pursuing a major in neuroscience as well as being in the pre med program. I want to become a neurologist. Does anyone know what college would best suit that? I heard that UCSD, Johns Hopkins, and the University of Pittsburgh are good choices. What do you guys think? Are there any other colleges you suggest? Also, a college that has more diversity would be nice.
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  • jessiehljessiehl Posts: 3,328Registered User Senior Member
    The ones you have are really good for the neuroscience/premed combo. I would also suggest Rice and Duke, and maybe also Emory. Any Ivy would probably do okay as well. Oh yeah, and Brandeis is top-notch for neuroscience - I have no idea about whether it's premed-friendly.
  • ilovebagelsilovebagels Posts: 3,499Registered User Senior Member
    Yale and Penn
  • iceuhhhiceuhhh Posts: 16Registered User New Member
    i agree that an ivy would be really good, but i'm leaning more toward a non ivy since an ivy is so competitive to get into.
  • iceuhhhiceuhhh Posts: 16Registered User New Member
    also, if you had to pick one of the three colleges i listed, which one would you pick?
  • noobcakenoobcake Posts: 1,736Registered User Senior Member
    Depending on your stat; JHU if you have competitive stats, Pitts if not.
  • kyledavid80kyledavid80 Posts: 8,093Registered User Senior Member
    UCLA comes to mind.
  • iceuhhhiceuhhh Posts: 16Registered User New Member
    and in picking a college with a good neuroscience major to go with premed, why would u pick that one as opposed to other colleges?
  • tina_digs_ironytina_digs_irony Posts: 130Registered User Junior Member
    The Neuro department at Brown is pretty amazing.
  • jerzgrlmomjerzgrlmom Posts: 1,245Registered User Senior Member
    Colgate, U Rochester, U Miami
  • collegehelpcollegehelp Posts: 6,367Registered User Senior Member
    Rugg’s Recommendations

    NEUROSCIENCE
    Claremont McKenna
    Pitzer
    Pomona
    Scripps
    UC Berkeley
    UCLA
    UCSD
    Colorado College
    Northwestern
    Bates
    Bowdoin
    Colby
    Johns Hopkins
    Amherst
    Boston U
    Brandeis
    Harvard
    Mt Holyoke
    Wellesley
    Colgate
    Columbia
    Cornell
    Hamilton
    NYU
    Duke
    Franklin and Marshall
    Lehigh
    Brown
    Rice
    Washington and Lee

    BIOPSYCHOLOGY
    Earlham
    U Michigan
    Washington U St Louis
    Barnard
    Hamilton
    Vassar
    Bucknell
    Carnegie Mellon
    Franklin and Marshall
    William and Mary
  • collegehelpcollegehelp Posts: 6,367Registered User Senior Member
    Gourman Report ranking for neuroscience GRADUATE programs

    YALE UNIVERSITY 1 4.93
    HARVARD UNIVERSITY 2 4.92
    UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-SAN FRANCISCO 3 4.91
    UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-SAN DIEGO 4 4.90
    UMBIA UNIVERSITY 5 4.87
    COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY 5 4.87
    JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY 6 4.83
    STANFORD UNIVERSITY 7 4.83
    UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-BERKELEY 8 4.81
    CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 9 4.78
    UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA 10 4.75
    WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY 11 4.73
    ROCKEFELLER UNIVERSI1Y 12 4.72
    DUKE UNIVERSITY 13 4.68
    UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON 14 4.67
    CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY 15 4.64
    UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-LOS ANGELES 16 4.62
    MASSACHUSETIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOlOGY 17 4.61
    UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN-ANN ARBOR 18 4.57
    UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO 19 4.53
    BAYLOR COLLEGE OF MEDICINE 20 4.51
    UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-IRVINE 21 4.48
    CORNELL UNIVERSITY 22 4.45
    NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY 23 4.40
    UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON 24 4.36
    UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA-CHAPEL HILL 25 4.33
    VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY 26 4.31
    ALBERT EINSTEIN COLLEGE OF MEDICINE OF YESHIVA UNIVERSITY 27. 4.30
    UNIVERSITY OF IOWA 28 4.24
    STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT STONY BROOK 29 4.22
    UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA 30 4.19
    MAYO MEDICAL SCHOOL 31 4,17
    BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY 32 4.14
    EMORY UNIVERSITY 33 4.13
    UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA-TWIN CITIES 34 4.11
    UNIVERSITY OF OREGON 35 4.10
  • PEAMomPEAMom Posts: 10Registered User New Member
    If you would consider Ivy, I would be sure to look at Dartmouth, which has a functional MRI just for the use of undergrads.
  • d'smomd'smom Posts: 1,761Registered User Member
    Grinnell is an excellent LAC and started a Neuroscience Concentration in 2006 and it is supposed to be wonderful. It is a very diverse college. Not sure if you have ever considered a LAC, but they have an incredible science department and top notch facilities as well.

    They have great need based aid and excellent merit scholarships as well. They have a very high acceptance rate into med school. There are no TA's and have one of the best endowments per capita around.

    Grinnell also has a lot of opportunities for research and projects. Because they have not TA's you will work very closely with your professors. Nice bonus going to a small LAC that is so well endowed. TA's do not teach anything there.
  • Phead128Phead128 Posts: 2,091Registered User Senior Member
    Neuroscience / Neurobiology - Biological Sciences - Graduate Schools - Education - US News and World Report

    I would say Harvard or Johns Hopkins (not sure about Stanford) as having the best undergraduate Neuroscience program.

    USNews: Neurobiology/Neuroscience (graduate)

    1 Harvard University
    2 Stanford University
    3 Johns Hopkins University
    4 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    5 University of California--San Diego
    6 University of California--San Francisco
    7 Rockefeller University
    Yale University
    9 Washington University in St. Louis
    10 California Institute of Technology
    Columbia University
  • CollegeXC1993CollegeXC1993 Posts: 226Registered User Junior Member
    If ur interested in LACs: the big 3 are Oberlin, Amherst and Pomona (but there are alot of other less selective options)
    If you have a good shot at these schools, a good safety would be Franklin and Marshall: they offer Neuroscience, Scientific and Philosophical Studies of the Mind, and Animal Behavior majors

    Some other ones to consider Brown, UC Davis/UCSD, Carnegie Mellon, U of R

    Wash U and Emory offer some really interesting interdisciplinary nuero/cog sci programs
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