<p>Any good small private research/science universities?</p>

<p>How small is small?</p>

<p>The University of Rochester has about 5600 undergraduates. It is often recommended on CC as a possible “match” to posters gunning for the Ivies. If you want to go smaller, check out Brandeis (~3600 undergrads).</p>

<p>The 8 Ivy League schools have undergraduate enrollments of ~4200 (Dartmouth) to 14K (Cornell). They are all private research universities. Even Cornell is on the small side compared to the top 10 undergraduate enrollments (e.g. almost 60K at Arizona State).</p>

<p>The University of Chicago is a private research university with about 5400 undergraduates. Like the Ivies, it generally is considered pretty good.</p>

<p>Do you want really small, and really science-focused? Consider Caltech (< 1000 undergraduates).</p>

<p>It should be noted that Cornell’s CAS is one of the smallest in the Ivy League. The only reason why Cornell is large (relative to other Ivies) is because it is made up of several colleges that do not exist at other ivies, such as ILR, Agriculture, Human Ecology, Architecture and Hotel Management.</p>

<p>Rice University
Case Western</p>