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2022 Best Colleges for Neuroscience

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7,395

Graduates Per Year

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$46K

Average Salary

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#65

Most Popular Major

Popularity

Popular

7,395

20% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

234

22% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

64

Environmental Studies

7,421

65

Neuroscience

7,395

66

Environmental Science

7,289

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TOP

25

Cost

Very Expensive

$54,318

70% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

12

Art History

$54,340

13

Neuroscience

$54,318

Salary

Low Salary

$30,672

21% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

292

Fitness Administration

$30,674

293

Neuroscience

$30,672

294

History

$30,473

Professors

Very Bad

3.5/5

12.5% NATIONAL AVG

Median Student Rating

Highest Student Rated Professors

327

Geological Engineering

328

Neuroscience

Students

Very Diverse

4.3/5

17.53% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

58

Computer Graphics

59

Neuroscience

60

Culinary Arts

SUMMARY

Choosing to study Neuroscience is a valuable choice and generally an obligatory first step for students coveting to begin a career as a neurologist, a neurosurgeon, or a mri technologist. Interestingly, neuroscience is a fairly common choice ranking as the 65th most popular major. Last year, there were 7,395 neuroscience degrees conferred. In-state tuition for neuroscience at private schools is, on average, 3.9 times more costly than their public rivals.

There are 234 colleges that offer neuroscience. This number of universities is fairly average in terms of the number of institutions which offer each degree. If you are looking to immerse yourself with other neuroscience majors, consider looking at schools in Pennsylvania which have the most undergrads admitted to neuroscience annually. More generally, the top region to get a degree in neuroscience is in the Great Lakes region with University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Michigan State University, and Ohio State University-Main Campus best representing the region. Interestingly, our pick of the top conference to major in neuroscience is the Big Ten Conference with University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Michigan State University, and Ohio State University-Main Campus representing the conference. That said, our choice for the best college for neuroscience is Massachusetts Institute of Technology. You might also want to check out our list of the best colleges.

The objectively best school does not mean it is the best school for you. There might be tons more factors to weigh when selecting school. Features like campus amenities, transportation services, and food would sway one's inclinations of where to go to college. Here at Authority, we've weighed the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you are interested in which neuroscience university is home to the top college campus, the answer is Northeastern University. If, for example, you are very interested in which university is home to the finest campus, we have an entire page dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through government databases, student reviews, professor reviews, and more in order to compare all U.S. majors in an unbiased and informative way. You can explore our comprehensive list for the schools with the best student life here and, from that list, our selection for the university with the best student life for neuroscience is University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Curious why? Keep scrolling to learn more about Authority's top recommendations. Many of our picks might surprise you.

If cost is a major factor in your decisions, you might be cautious about Columbia University in the City of New York. Columbia University in the City of New York appears to be the most expensive school for neuroscience, at least regarding out of state attendance. We have a list of the most expensive schools that could put the price tag at Columbia University in the City of New York into perspective. Additionally, you may be interested to know that neuroscience is the 13th most expensive degree in the United States, with an average associated cost of $54,300. On a broader scale, the most costly state for neuroscience on our list is Oregon demonstrated by a tuition of $58,130 at the main university in Oregon Reed College. To zoom out even further, the most costly region for neuroscience is the New England region which is best demonstrated with Connecticut College with a cost of $56,540, Amherst College with a cost of $57,640, and Brown University with a cost of $57,112.

Our cheapest region for neuroscience is the Rocky Mountains region which is represented by Colorado State University-Fort Collins with a cost of $28,147, The University of Montana with a cost of $24,144, and Brigham Young University-Provo with a cost of $5,790. On the bright side, the most affordable university for neuroscience is Binghamton University. Authority's full list of the most affordable schools can be found here.

In-state attendees can expect to pay around $12,500 for a degree in neuroscience. The cost increases by a lot to a median of $30,700 for the out-of-state public-school student. Our pick for the college with the best value for neuroscience: Massachusetts Institute of Technology. On this page you will see our comprehensive list on the schools we see as being the best value overall. That being said, this section is predicated on out-of-state tuition costs. The value proposition changes when it comes to in-state tuition, but as we do not know what state(s) you might qualify for in-state tuition, we are approaching this discussion through out-of-state tuition costs.

Earnings for neuroscience students can cover a wide range, but two years after leaving college students will typically earn around $46,100. There is much variation in pay; top positions can experience pay up to $80,700. Even right out of school, the minimum earning positions within the neuroscience field earn $26,100, which could be worse. The top earning grads from neuroscience graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and if you are looking for colleges with all of the highest earning graduates, Authority has that too.

The prevailing diversity of neuroscience sits quite high, being within the 85th percentile of all majors. The school with the most composite diversity for neuroscience is Massachusetts Institute of Technology and here you can find our general list of the colleges which have the most diversity. The overall financial diversity of the Neuroscience major only is in the 14th percentile of all majors. Racial diversity is greater than financial diversity, ranking in the 77th percentile. White students make up the largest proportion at 53% of those studying neuroscience. Additionally, 64% of scholars pursuing a neuroscience degree are women.

The median rating for neuroscience professors is 3.5 stars, which is 12% below the average across all majors; this is a subpar ranking. If you are looking for the most popular neuroscience professor in the country, take a look at Bradley Cooke from Georgia State University. This might come as a shock, but the best ranked neuroscience instructors according to students are at Georgia State University. As we consider data beyond just rankings it becomes clear that the college possessing the best professors for neuroscience is Massachusetts Institute of Technology. You can find more detail on our evolving ranking methodology of the best overall professors here, as well as some of the top instructors in the country.

Finally, the hardest school to get into for neuroscience is Columbia University in the City of New York. While we do not necessarily see the value in it, we have a detailed page for the hardest colleges to get into. Although, here at Authority we hope you understand that approaching university through a lens only shaped by superlatives can cause problems. We encourage you to explore our more nuanced pages on individual topics and explore some of our insightful background pages on important details to think about as you continue your university search.

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Johns Hopkins University

#1 Best Colleges for Neuroscience

Johns Hopkins University is a very large private university located in Baltimore, MD ranked 7th in the United States. It has a total of 8,185 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting more or less one in every ten applicants. Johns Hopkins University offers 362 different majors and is best known for its Public Health, Neuroscience, and Biophysics programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $55,350 per year, Johns Hopkins University is very expensive. 83.58% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, entering the labor force. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn more or less $73,200 per year, which is 76% over the national median.

Baltimore, MD

www.jhu.edu

A+

Rating

11%

Acceptance

33,543

Students

#7

Ranking

$55,350

Tuition

Vanderbilt University

#2 Best Colleges for Neuroscience

Vanderbilt University is a large private university located in Nashville, TN ranked 17th in America. It has a total of 6,974 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, with a 9.12% acceptance rate. Vanderbilt University offers 245 different majors and is best known for its Teacher Education and Professional Development, Secondary Education and Teaching, and Social Sciences programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $50,800 per year, Vanderbilt University is exceptionally high-priced. 86.73% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to make approximately $69,000 per year, which is 66% greater than the national median.

Nashville, TN

www.vanderbilt.edu

A+

Rating

9%

Acceptance

13,634

Students

#17

Ranking

$50,800

Tuition

Northwestern University

#3 Best Colleges for Neuroscience

Northwestern University is a very large private university located in Evanston, IL ranked 18th in the US. It has a total of 9,906 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting 9.05% of applicants. Northwestern University offers 406 different majors and is best known for its Manufacturing Engineering, Journalism, and Drama programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $56,232 per year, Northwestern University is exceptionally expensive. 76.5% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to generate roughly $69,000 per year, which is 66% above the national median.

Evanston, IL

www.northwestern.edu

A+

Rating

9%

Acceptance

25,614

Students

#18

Ranking

$56,232

Tuition

University of Pennsylvania

#4 Best Colleges for Neuroscience

University of Pennsylvania is a very large private university located in Philadelphia, PA ranked 8th in the US. It has a total of 14,000 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, with a 7.66% acceptance rate. University of Pennsylvania offers 355 different majors and is best known for its Finance, Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, and Philosophy programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $51,156 per year, University of Pennsylvania is exceptionally pricey. 81.13% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor force. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn more or less $85,900 per year, which is 107% greater than the national median.

Philadelphia, PA

www.upenn.edu

A+

Rating

8%

Acceptance

29,813

Students

#8

Ranking

$51,156

Tuition

Binghamton University

#5 Best Colleges for Neuroscience

Binghamton University is a large public university located in Vestal, NY ranked 139th in the United States. It has a total of 15,300 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 40.53% acceptance rate. Binghamton University offers 208 different majors and is best known for its Applied Economics, Jewish Studies, and Asian-American Studies programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,070 for in-state students and $24,660 for those from out-of-state, Binghamton University is somewhat moderately high-priced. 74.07% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn close to $61,600 per year, which is 48% above the national median.

Vestal, NY

www.binghamton.edu

A

Rating

41%

Acceptance

19,454

Students

#139

Ranking

$24,660

Tuition

Duke University

#6 Best Colleges for Neuroscience

Duke University is a large private university located in Durham, NC ranked 6th in America. It has a total of 7,338 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, with a 7.6% acceptance rate. Duke University offers 242 different majors and is best known for its Public Policy Analysis, Computer Engineering, and Education programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $55,880 per year, Duke University is very expensive. 94.41% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn close to $84,400 per year, which is 103% above the national median.

Durham, NC

WWW.DUKE.EDU

A+

Rating

8%

Acceptance

18,159

Students

#6

Ranking

$55,880

Tuition

Emory University

#7 Best Colleges for Neuroscience

Emory University is a large private university located in Atlanta, GA ranked 23rd in the United States. It has a total of 8,026 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, with a 15.6% acceptance rate. Emory University offers 205 different majors and is best known for its Biology, French Studies, and Radiation Therapy programs, which are all nationally ranked 2nd. With an annual tuition of $53,070 per year, Emory University is exceptionally costly. 88.39% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to make roughly $66,000 per year, which is 59% greater than the national median.

Atlanta, GA

www.emory.edu

A+

Rating

16%

Acceptance

16,024

Students

#23

Ranking

$53,070

Tuition

Brandeis University

#8 Best Colleges for Neuroscience

Brandeis University is a mid-sized private university located in Waltham, MA ranked 61st in the United States. It has a total of 3,871 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, with a 29.9% acceptance rate. Brandeis University offers 111 different majors and is best known for its Near and Middle Eastern Studies, Experimental Psychology, and Public Policy Analysis programs (nationally ranked 1st, 4th, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $55,340 per year, Brandeis University is exceptionally expensive. 87.1% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to bring in roughly $57,900 per year, which is 39% greater than the national median.

Waltham, MA

www.brandeis.edu/

A+

Rating

30%

Acceptance

6,400

Students

#61

Ranking

$55,340

Tuition

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

#9 Best Colleges for Neuroscience

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor is a very large public university located in Ann Arbor, MI ranked 37th in the nation. It has a total of 31,206 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, accepting more or less 2 in 9 applicants. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor offers 433 different majors and is best known for its Experimental Psychology, Data Modeling and Database Administration, and German Language and Literature programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $15,230 for students from Michigan and $50,872 for those from out-of-state, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor is exceptionally pricey. 86.28% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to take home more or less $63,400 per year, which is 53% greater than the national median.

Ann Arbor, MI

https://umich.edu/

A+

Rating

23%

Acceptance

48,218

Students

#37

Ranking

$50,872

Tuition

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

#10 Best Colleges for Neuroscience

Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a large private university located in Cambridge, MA ranked 1st in the US. It has a total of 4,698 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting 6.7% of applicants. Massachusetts Institute of Technology offers 114 different majors and is best known for its Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $53,450 per year, Massachusetts Institute of Technology is extremely expensive. 90% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to generate near $104,700 per year, which is 152% greater than the national median.

Cambridge, MA

web.mit.edu/

A+

Rating

7%

Acceptance

12,321

Students

#1

Ranking

$53,450

Tuition

Columbia University in the City of New York

#11 Best Colleges for Neuroscience

Columbia University in the City of New York is a very large private university located in New York, NY ranked 9th in the United States. It has a total of 8,628 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, with a 5.45% acceptance rate. Columbia University in the City of New York offers 467 different majors and is best known for its Sustainability Studies, Art History, and Slavic, Baltic and Albanian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $58,920 per year, Columbia University in the City of New York is exceptionally high-priced. 78.72% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to bring home around $83,300 per year, which is 101% greater than the national median.

New York, NY

www.columbia.edu

A+

Rating

5%

Acceptance

33,301

Students

#9

Ranking

$58,920

Tuition

Tulane University of Louisiana

#12 Best Colleges for Neuroscience

Tulane University of Louisiana is a large private university located in New Orleans, LA ranked 82nd in the nation. It has a total of 9,125 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 12.87% of applicants. Tulane University of Louisiana offers 261 different majors and is best known for its Preschool Education and Teaching, Legal Support Services, and Computer Programming programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $52,760 per year, Tulane University of Louisiana is very expensive. 59.85% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to take home around $61,700 per year, which is 49% greater than the national median.

New Orleans, LA

tulane.edu

A+

Rating

13%

Acceptance

14,768

Students

#82

Ranking

$52,760

Tuition

Yale University

#13 Best Colleges for Neuroscience

Yale University is a large private university located in New Haven, CT ranked 4th in the United States. It has a total of 6,748 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting 6.08% of applicants. Yale University offers 297 different majors and is best known for its American Studies, Religious Studies, and History programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $55,500 per year, Yale University is very pricey. 89.63% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to generate about $83,200 per year, which is 100% greater than the national median.

New Haven, CT

https://www.yale.edu

A+

Rating

6%

Acceptance

14,389

Students

#4

Ranking

$55,500

Tuition

Pomona College

#14 Best Colleges for Neuroscience

Pomona College is a small private liberal arts college located in Claremont, CA ranked 20th in the United States. It has a total of 1,680 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, with a 7.4% acceptance rate. Pomona College offers 52 different majors and is best known for its Molecular Biology, Public Policy Analysis, and Environmental Science programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 7th, and 8th respectively). With an annual tuition of $54,380 per year, Pomona College is very high-priced. 89.39% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn roughly $58,100 per year, which is 40% above the national median.

Claremont, CA

www.pomona.edu

A+

Rating

7%

Acceptance

1,680

Students

#20

Ranking

$54,380

Tuition

University of Notre Dame

#15 Best Colleges for Neuroscience

University of Notre Dame is a large private university located in Notre Dame, IN ranked 16th in the United States. It has a total of 8,803 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, with a 15.83% acceptance rate. University of Notre Dame offers 173 different majors and is best known for its Pre-Medical Studies, Theological and Ministerial Studies, and Italian Language and Literature programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $55,046 per year, University of Notre Dame is exceptionally expensive. 94.34% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to earn around $78,400 per year, which is 89% greater than the national median.

Notre Dame, IN

www.nd.edu

A+

Rating

16%

Acceptance

13,221

Students

#16

Ranking

$55,046

Tuition

Dartmouth College

#16 Best Colleges for Neuroscience

Dartmouth College is a mid-sized private university located in Hanover, NH ranked 14th in the US. It has a total of 4,797 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, with a 7.93% acceptance rate. Dartmouth College offers 113 different majors and is best known for its Engineering Science, Latin American Studies, and Native American Studies programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $55,605 per year, Dartmouth College is extremely expensive. 90.38% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, entering the workforce. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to take home more or less $75,500 per year, which is 82% greater than the national median.

Hanover, NH

www.dartmouth.edu

A+

Rating

8%

Acceptance

7,081

Students

#14

Ranking

$55,605

Tuition

Princeton University

#17 Best Colleges for Neuroscience

Princeton University is a mid-sized private university located in Princeton, NJ ranked 5th in the nation. It has a total of 5,535 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting 5.78% of applicants. Princeton University offers 125 different majors and is best known for its Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Molecular Biology, and Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $51,870 per year, Princeton University is extremely costly. 88.56% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, entering the labor force. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn more or less $74,700 per year, which is 80% greater than the national median.

Princeton, NJ

www.princeton.edu

A+

Rating

6%

Acceptance

8,720

Students

#5

Ranking

$51,870

Tuition

University of Wisconsin-Madison

#18 Best Colleges for Neuroscience

University of Wisconsin-Madison is a very large public university located in Madison, WI ranked 106th in the nation. It has a total of 34,640 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 54.41% of applicants. University of Wisconsin-Madison offers 492 different majors and is best known for its Spanish Language and Literature, Genetics, and French Language and Literature programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $9,273 for in-state students and $36,333 for those from out-of-state, University of Wisconsin-Madison is rather pricey. 81.28% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to make approximately $56,200 per year, which is 35% greater than the national median.

Madison, WI

www.wisc.edu

A

Rating

54%

Acceptance

47,392

Students

#106

Ranking

$36,333

Tuition

University of California-Los Angeles

#19 Best Colleges for Neuroscience

University of California-Los Angeles is a very large public university located in Los Angeles, CA ranked 33rd in America. It has a total of 33,703 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 12.32% of applicants. University of California-Los Angeles offers 333 different majors and is best known for its Psychology, Sociology, and Political Science and Government programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $11,442 for students from California and $41,196 for those from out-of-state, University of California-Los Angeles is quite expensive. 80.62% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn more or less $60,700 per year, which is 46% above the national median.

Los Angeles, CA

www.ucla.edu/

A+

Rating

12%

Acceptance

47,103

Students

#33

Ranking

$41,196

Tuition

Brown University

#20 Best Colleges for Neuroscience

Brown University is a large private university located in Providence, RI ranked 12th in the US. It has a total of 7,428 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting 7.07% of applicants. Brown University offers 265 different majors and is best known for its Entrepreneurship, African Studies, and Latin American and Caribbean Studies programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $57,112 per year, Brown University is very high-priced. 87.69% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, joining the labor force. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn about $67,500 per year, which is 63% greater than the national median.

Providence, RI

www.brown.edu

A+

Rating

7%

Acceptance

10,760

Students

#12

Ranking

$57,112

Tuition

Boston University

#21 Best Colleges for Neuroscience

Boston University is a very large private university located in Boston, MA ranked 35th in the US. It has a total of 23,235 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting about one in five applicants. Boston University offers 433 different majors and is best known for its Counseling Psychology, Athletic Training, and Archeology programs, which are all nationally ranked 2nd. With an annual tuition of $54,720 per year, Boston University is extremely high-priced. 77.85% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, joining the labor force. Open graduating, alumni go on to draw about $65,300 per year, which is 57% above the national median.

Boston, MA

www.bu.edu

A+

Rating

19%

Acceptance

42,779

Students

#35

Ranking

$54,720

Tuition

Northeastern University

#22 Best Colleges for Neuroscience

Northeastern University is a very large private university located in Boston, MA ranked 36th in the United States. It has a total of 18,753 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, with a 18.05% acceptance rate. Northeastern University offers 186 different majors and is best known for its Human Services, Physical Therapy, and Data Modeling and Database Administration programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $52,420 per year, Northeastern University is very expensive. 73.11% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to take in approximately $67,400 per year, which is 62% greater than the national median.

Boston, MA

www.northeastern.edu

A+

Rating

18%

Acceptance

28,374

Students

#36

Ranking

$52,420

Tuition

University of Southern California

#23 Best Colleges for Neuroscience

University of Southern California is a very large private university located in Los Angeles, CA ranked 24th in the United States. It has a total of 21,909 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 11.42% of applicants. University of Southern California offers 527 different majors and is best known for its Communication and Media Studies, Film, and Gerontology programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $57,256 per year, University of Southern California is very high-priced. 87.78% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor market. After college, alumni go on to take home around $74,000 per year, which is 78% over the national median.

Los Angeles, CA

www.usc.edu/

A+

Rating

11%

Acceptance

53,186

Students

#24

Ranking

$57,256

Tuition

Middlebury College

#24 Best Colleges for Neuroscience

Middlebury College is a small private liberal arts college located in Middlebury, VT ranked 39th in the United States. It has a total of 3,931 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting practically 1 out of every 7 applicants. Middlebury College offers 65 different majors and is best known for its European Studies, Spanish Language and Literature, and Chinese Language and Literature programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $55,790 per year, Middlebury College is exceptionally pricey. 85.77% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to make close to $58,200 per year, which is 40% greater than the national median.

Middlebury, VT

www.middlebury.edu

A+

Rating

15%

Acceptance

4,751

Students

#39

Ranking

$55,790

Tuition

Barnard College

#25 Best Colleges for Neuroscience

Barnard College is a small private liberal arts college located in New York, NY ranked 31st in the US. It has a total of 2,723 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, with a 11.77% acceptance rate. Barnard College offers 69 different majors and is best known for its Urban Studies, Asian Studies, and American Studies programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 6th respectively). With an annual tuition of $55,781 per year, Barnard College is very costly. 90.3% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to draw around $57,900 per year, which is 39% above the national median.

New York, NY

www.barnard.edu

A+

Rating

12%

Acceptance

2,723

Students

#31

Ranking

$55,781

Tuition