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Which LACs are good on biology and chemistry subjects

tsegamamo8tsegamamo8 Registered User Posts: 14 New Member
edited October 2009 in Colby College
I'm an international student- Africa.

I've found out that LACs are good schools- in financial aids, packages and objectives, atleast for me. With so much to choose from, I really need advices on LACS that are very good in all of these three fields: Chemistry, Biology and Computer.
Is it true that Macalester are in need of black students?
I have very good scores in these three subjects (average for the other subjects).


Please help me I'm left with few days.
Thank you for those who replied-my deepest gratitude.
Post edited by tsegamamo8 on

Replies to: Which LACs are good on biology and chemistry subjects

  • charlie135charlie135 Registered User Posts: 145 Junior Member
    While I cannot comment on our Computer Sciences, I know that we (Colby) have amazing Biology and Chemistry departments.
  • tsegamamo8tsegamamo8 Registered User Posts: 14 New Member
    Ok charlie135. Thank you very much- Do you know other schools that are very good at the subjects I mentioned earlier?
  • dadx3dadx3 Registered User Posts: 1,559 Senior Member
    Liberal Arts Colleges generally have relatively small computer science departments, but often have quite strong basic science programs like biology and chemistry. Among those I know have excellent programs are Swarthmore, Haverford (bio is exclusively micro and cellular), Pomona and Carleton. Bowdoin also has a good reputation in the sciences, as does Reed. I'm sure Amherst and Williams and most of the other top rated LACs are quite good as well, but I am not as familiar with their departments. Harvey Mudd, of course, is a LAC exclusively focused on the sciences, and has a deservedly strong reputation.
  • vonlostvonlost Super Moderator Posts: 30,784 Super Moderator
    In that careers in biology and chemistry require advanced degrees (yes, I'm ignoring computer science due to its general absence from LACs), here are the top ten schools (alphabetically) producing the highest percentages of future PhDs in those two fields:

    Biology - Caltech, Earlham, Grinnell, Kalamazoo, MIT, Mudd, Princeton, Reed, Swarthmore, UChicago

    Chemistry - Bowdoin, Caltech, Carleton, Franklin & Marshall, Grinnell, Mudd, NM Inst. Mining & Tech, Reed, Wabash, Wooster

    Of those, Bowdoin, Carleton, F&M, Earlham, Grinnell, Kalamazoo, Reed, Swarthmore, Wabash and Wooster are LACs, and Mudd is LAC-like, but has few non-tech graduates.

    Source: REED COLLEGE PHD PRODUCTIVITY
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