Compendium of Colleges for Grandparents and Parents

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Ivy League

About the Ivy League

Although the Ivy League colleges share certain policies, high academic standards, historic pedigrees, and compete in the same athletic conference, they differ from each other in many significant respects. They differ in their academic focus, the size of their undergraduate enrollment, the size of the overall campus, the feel and the location of the campus and Campus safety. To help you decide which of the Ivies may best match your selection criteria, listed below are some of the vital statistics for each of the eight Ivies:

Brown University

 

·  Providence, Rhode Island
·  Smallcity environment
·  Campus safety rating: Above average
·  5,800 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Social Sciences - 29%
Ethnic Studies 8%
Biology - 8%

·  SAT andSAT Subject Tests or ACT, essay

Harvard University**

 

·  Cambridge, Massachusetts
·  Smallcity environment
·  Campus safety rating: Average
·  6,700 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Social Sciences – 38%
History – 12%
Biology – 9%

·  SAT orACT, SAT Subject Tests, essay, interview

Columbia University: Columbia College

 

·  New York, NewYork
·  Large city environment
·  Campus safety rating: Below average
·  4,200 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Social Sciences - 29%
History – 12%
English – 9%

·  SAT orACT, SAT Subject Tests, essay

University of Pennsylvania**

 

·  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
·  Large city environment
·  Campus safety rating: Below average
·  9,500 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Social Sciences - 32%
Business/Marketing – 25%
Engineering – 7%

·  SAT andSAT Subject Tests or ACT, essay

Cornell University**

 

·  Ithaca, NewYork
·  Ruralsmall town environment
·  Campus safety rating: Above average
·  13,500 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Engineering – 18%
Business/Marketing – 13%
Biology - 12%

·  SAT orACT, SAT Subject Tests, essay

Princeton University**

 

·  Princeton, NewJersey
·  Smalltown environment
·  Campus safety rating: Above average
·  4,800 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Economics - 13%
History - 13%
Politics – 12%

·  SAT orACT, SAT Subject Tests, essay

Dartmouth College**

 

·  Hanover, NewHampshire
·  Ruralsmall town environment
·  Campus safety rating: Excellent
·  4,000 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Social Sciences - 30%
Psychology - 10%
History – 9%

·  SAT orACT, SAT Subject Tests, essay

Yale University**

 

·  New Haven, Connecticut
·  Smallcity environment
·  Campus safety rating: Below Average
·  5,300 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Social Sciences - 25%
History – 13%
Integrated studies – 10%

·  SAT andSAT Subject Tests or ACT, essay


* Indicates that the school accepts the Common Application
** Indicates that the school accepts the Common Application and a supplemental form is required

History of the Ivy League
The term Ivy League commonly refers to a group of eight, east-coast colleges and universities renowned for their high academic standards and significant history. These schools were some of the earliest American institutions founded: Harvard in 1636, Yale in 1701, Penn in 1740, Princeton in 1746, Columbia in 1754, Brown in 1764, Dartmouth in 1769 and Cornell in 1865.

Taken more literally, the Ivy League refers to the athletic conference in which the eight colleges' sports teams compete. The term 'Ivy League' was conceived in the 1930s by Stanley Woodward, a New York Herald Tribune sports writer. It was not until years later that an official coalition was actually formed by the universities.

In 1945, the presidents of each university created committees whose tasks were to establish athletic policies on issues like eligibility, budgets, and length of season play. These policies were (and still are) meant to balance scholarship and athletics. Although Ivy League sports teams compete in Division I athletics, the schools do not offer athletic scholarships and maintain the same academic standards for both athletes and non-athletes.


Top Small Northeastern Colleges

About top small northeastern colleges

Below is information about each NESCAC college's location, number of undergraduates, most popular majors, and admissions requirements:

Amherst College**

 

·  Amherst, Massachusetts
·  Large town environment
·  1,650 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Social Sciences –22%
Foreign Language – 11%
Psychology – 9%

·  SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT, essay

Middlebury College**

 

·  Middlebury, Vermont
·  Small town environment
·  2,400 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Social Sciences –23%
Integrated Studies – 12%
English – 10%

·  SAT or ACT or SAT Subject Tests or APs orIB, essay

Bates College**

 

·  Lewiston, Maine
·  Large town environment
·  1,750 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Social Sciences –29%
Biology – 11%
English – 11%

·  Standardized tests optional, essay required, interview recommended

Trinity College**

 

·  Hartford, Connecticut
·  Large city environment
·  2,200 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Social Sciences –30%
History - 9%
English – 8%

·  SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT, essay required, interview recommended

Bowdoin College**

 

·  Brunswick, Maine
·  Large town environment
·  1,700 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Social Sciences –34%
Biology – 9%
Foreign Language – 8%

·  Standardized tests optional, essay required

Tufts University**

 

·  Medford, Massachusetts
·  Small city environment
·  5,000 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Social Sciences –33%
Engineering – 14%
Psychology – 9%

·  SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT,essay, interview recommended

Colby College**

 

·  Waterville, Maine
·  Large town environment
·  1,775 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Social Sciences –22%
Area/Ethnic Studies – 13%
English – 10%

·  SAT or ACT, SAT Subject Tests optional, essay, interview encouraged

Wesleyan University**

 

·  Middletown, Connecticut
·  Large town environment
·  2,800 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Social Sciences –24%
Visual/Performing Arts–13%
English – 12%

·  SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT, essay

Connecticut College**

 

·  NewLondon, Connecticut
·  Large town environment
·  1,800 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Social Sciences –31%
Performing Arts – 10%
Biology – 8%

·  SAT Subject Tests or ACT,essay, interview recommended

Williams College**

 

·  Willamstown, Massachusetts
·  Small town environment
·  2,000 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Social Sciences –29%
Visual/Performing Arts–11%
Biology – 10%

·  SAT or ACT, SAT Subject Tests, essay

Hamilton College**

 

·  Clinton, New York
·  Small town environment
·  1,800 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Social Sciences –34%
Foreign Language – 11%
English – 9%

·  SAT or ACT or combo of SAT SubjectTests/APs/IBs, essay

 

* Indicates that theschool accepts the CommonApplication
** Indicates that the school accepts the Common Application and a supplemental form is required


Top Eastern Colleges

About top eastern colleges

Below is a link to each Eastern college's web site and information about each college's location, number of undergraduates, most popular majors, and admissions requirements:

Bard College**

 

·  Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
·  Small town environment
·  1,700 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Visual/PerformingArts-37%
Social Sciences - 17%
English - 12%

·  Standardized tests optional, campus visitrecommended, essay required

Manhattanville College*

 

·  Purchase, New York
·  Small town environment
·  1,800 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Business/Marketing– 22%
Social Sciences – 16%
Visual/Performing Arts-15%

·  SAT or ACT, essay required

Boston College**

 

·  ChestnutHill, Massachusetts
·  Small city environment
·  9,000 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Business/Marketing– 21%
Social Sciences – 17%
Communications – 10%

·  SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT, essay required

New York University**

 

·  NewYork, New York
·  Very large city environment
·  20,600 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Business/Marketing– 20%
Visual/Performing Arts-18%
Social Sciences – 16%

·  SAT or ACT, SAT Subject Tests recommended, essay required

Boston University*

 

·  Boston, Massachusetts
·  Very large city environment
·  16,500 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

SocialSciences/History–19%
Business/Marketing – 17%
Communications – 16%

·  SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT, essay required

Sarah Lawrence College**

 

·  Bronxville, New York
·  Small town environment
·  1,300 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Liberal Arts –100%

·  Standardized tests not considered, essay required

Brandeis University**

 

·  Waltham, Massachusetts
·  Small city environment
·  3,300 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Social Sciences –31%
Biology – 12%
Pstchology – 9%

·  SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT, essay required

The College of New Jersey**

 

·  Ewing, New Jersey
·  Large town environment
·  6,000 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Education – 25%
Business/Marketing – 16%
English – 11%

·  SAT or ACT, essay required

Carnegie Mellon University**

 

·  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
·  Vary large city environment
·  5,600 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Engineering – 25%
Business/Marketing-12%
Computer Sciences - 11%

·  SAT or ACT, SAT Subject Tests in math/physics, chemistry, essay required

United States Merchant MarineAcademy

 

·  KingsPoint, New York
·  Large town environment
·  950 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Trade &Industry – 57%
Engineering – 43%

·  SAT or ACT, physical aptitude exam (PAE),recommendation from congressional rep, essay required

College of William and Mary**

 

·  Williamsburg, Virginia
·  Large town environment
·  5,700 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

SocialSciences/History–30%
Business/Marketing – 14%
Biology – 9%

·  SAT or ACT, Sat Subject Tests optional, essay required

University of Maryland:College Park

 

·  CollegePark, Maryland
·  Large town environment
·  24,600 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Social Sciences –22%
Business/Marketing – 16%
Engineering – 10%

·  SAT or ACT, essay required

Georgetown University

 

·  Washington D.C.
·  Very large city environment
·  6,600 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Social Sciences –31%
Business/Marketing – 26%
English – 8%

·  SAT or ACT, SAT Subject Tests, interviewand essay required

Villanova University**

 

·  Villanova, Pennsylvania
·  Small town environment
·  6,900 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Business/Marketing– 33%
Social Sciences – 11%
Engineering – 11%

·  SAT or ACT, essay required

Grove City College

 

·  GroveCity, Pennsylvania
·  Small town environment
·  2,500 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Business/Marketing– 20%
Education – 12%
Biology – 10%

·  SAT or ACT, essay required, interview recommended

 

* Indicates that theschool accepts the CommonApplication
** Indicates that the school accepts the Common Application and a supplemental form is required


Top Small PA and MD Colleges (Centennial)

About small PA and MD colleges

Below is information about each Centennial League college's location, number of undergraduates, most popular majors, and admissions requirements:

Bryn Mawr College**

 

·  Women's liberal arts college
·  BrynMawr, Pennsylvania
·  Large city environment
·  1,300 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Social Sciences –24%
English – 13%
Foreign Language – 13%

·  SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT, essay

Muhlenberg College**

 

·  Private liberal arts college
·  Allentown, Pennsylvania
·  Small city environment
·  2,450 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Business/Marketing- 20%
Social Sciences – 15%
Visual/Performing Arts - 13%

·  SAT/ACT and SAT Subject Tests optional ifgraded paper and interview, essay

Dickinson College**

 

·  Private liberal arts college
·  Carlisle, Pennsylvania
·  Large town environment
·  2,400 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Social Sciences –25%
Business/Marketing – 9%
Biology – 9%

·  Standardized tests optional, essay, interview recommended

Swarthmore College**

 

·  Private liberal arts college
·  Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
·  Small town environment
·  1,500 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Social Sciences –23%
Biology – 13%
English – 8%

·  SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT, essay

Franklin and Marshall College**

 

·  Private liberal arts college
·  Lancaster, Pennsylvania
·  Small city environment
·  2,000 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Social Sciences –27%
Business/Marketing – 12%
Integrated Studies – 10%

·  SAT or ACT, SAT Subject Tests, essay, interview (tests optional if ranked in top 10% or GPA > 3.6/4.0),interview

Ursinus College**

 

·  Private liberal arts college
·  Collegeville, Pennsylvania
·  Small town environment
·  1,600 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Social Sciences -26%
Biology - 14%
Psychology - 13%

·  SAT or ACT, SAT Subject Tests, essay, interview (tests optional if ranked in top 10% or GPA > 3.5/4.0),interview, essay

Gettysburg College**

 

·  Private liberal arts college
·  Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
·  Large town environment
·  2,500 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Business/Marketing– 20%
Social Sciences – 17%
Psychology – 8%

·  SAT or ACT, essay

Washington College*

 

·  Private liberal arts college
·  Chestertown, Maryland
·  Small town environment
·  1,300 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Social Sciences -24%
Psychology - 12%
Business/Marketing - 10%

·  SAT or ACT, essay

Haverford College**

 

·  Private liberal arts college
·  Haverford, Pennsylvania
·  Large town environment
·  1,200 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Social Sciences –29%
Biology - 12%
Liberal Arts – 11%

·  SAT or ACT, SAT Subject Tests, essay, interview recommended

Johns Hopkins University**

 

·  Private university
·  Baltimore, Maryland
·  Large city environment
·  4,400 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Health Sciences –24%
Social Sciences – 17%
English – 15%

·  SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT,essay, interview recommended

 

* Indicates that theschool accepts the CommonApplication
** Indicates that the school accepts the Common Application and a supplemental form is required

About theCentennial Conference
The Centennial Conference was created in 1981 when Keith Spalding,then-president of Franklin and Marshall College,announced that eight private colleges in Pennsylvaniaand Marylandhad decided to establish a round-robin football schedule among institutionswith similar attitudes and practices. In 1992, all of the sports played atthe colleges were added to the conference, as well as, three additional colleges that were invited to join as charter members.


Top Small Massachusetts and Connecticut Colleges (NEWMAC)

About small MA and CT colleges

Below is information about each NEWMAC League college's location, number of undergraduates, most popular majors, and admissions requirements:

Babson College**

 

·  Private business college
·  BabsonPark, Massachusetts
·  Large town environment
·  1,800 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Business/Marketing– 100%

·  SAT or ACT, SAT Subject Tests recommended, essay

Springfield College

 

·  Private liberal arts & healthsciences college
·  Springfield, Massachusetts
·  Small city environment
·  2,200 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Not Available

·  SAT or ACT, essay, interview

Clark University**

 

·  Private liberal arts college
·  Worcester, Massachusetts
·  Small city environment
·  2,200 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Social Sciences –30%
Psychology – 12%
English – 9%

·  SAT or ACT, essay

United States Coast Guard Academy

 

·  Public military college
·  NewLondon, Connecticut
·  Small city environment
·  1,000 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Engineering – 36%
Social Sciences – 22%
Business/Marketing - 19%

·  SAT or ACT, essay, physical fitness evaluation

Massachusetts Institute ofTechnology (M.I.T.)

 

·  Private university
·  Cambridge, Massachusetts
·  Small city environment
·  4,100 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Engineering – 36%
Computer Sciences – 15%
Physical Sciences – 11%

·  SAT or ACT, two SAT Subject Tests in science/math, essay, interview recommended

Wellesley College**

 

·  Private women's liberal arts college
·  Wellesley, Massachusetts
·  Large town environment
·  2,200 Undergraduates

 

Social Sciences –27%
Area/Ethnic Studies – 10%
Foreign Language – 10%

·  SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT, essay required, interview recommended

Mount Holyoke College**

 

·  Private women's liberal arts college
·  SouthHadley, Massachusetts
·  Large town environment
·  2,100 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Social Sciences –27%
English – 11%
Integrated Studies – 8%

·  Standardized tests optional, essay, interview recommended

Wheaton College**

 

·  Private liberal arts college
·  Norton, Massachusetts
·  Large town environment
·  1,550 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Social Sciences -27%
English - 12%
Psychology - 11%

·  Standardized tests optional, essay, interview recommended

Smith College**

 

·  Private women's liberal arts college
·  Northampton, Massachusetts
·  Large town environment
·  2,600 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Social Sciences –23%
Foreign Languages – 13%
Visual/Performing Arts–10%

·  SAT or ACT, essay, SAT Subject Tests andinterview recommended

Worcester Polytechnic Institute(W.P.I.)**

 

·  Private engineering college
·  Worcester, Massachusetts
·  Large town environment
·  2,900 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Engineering – 64%
Computer Sciences – 14%
Biology – 9%

·  SAT or ACT, essay


* Indicates that the schoolaccepts the CommonApplication
** Indicates that the school accepts the Common Application and a supplemental form is required

Top Small Massachusettes & Connecticut Colleges
The conference currently known as The New England Women's and Men's AthleticConference (NEWMAC) consists of Massachusettsand Connecticut colleges. The conference, founded in 1985 by six women's institutions, was originally called The New England Woman's 6 Conference. After accepting twomore colleges in 1988, its name was changed to the NEW8. In 1999, two more colleges were added and the conference became known as the NEWMAC, the nameit uses today. Upon its last renaming, the conference began to sponsor conference play and championships for men's teams in addition to the women'steams that were already being sponsored.


Top Upstate New York Colleges

About upstate New York colleges

Below is a link to each Upstate New York college's website and information about each college's location, number of undergraduates, most popular majors, and admissions requirements:

Clarkson University**

 

·  Private University
·  Large town environment
·  Potsdam, New York
·  2,500 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Engineering – 55%
Business/Marketing – 21%
Biology – 7%

·  SAT or ACT, SAT Subject Tests optional, essay and interview recommended

St. Lawrence University**

 

·  Private liberal arts college
·  Small town environment
·  Canton, New York
·  2,150 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Social Sciences – 30%
English – 12%
Psychology – 12%

·  Standardized tests optional, essay required

Hamilton College**

 

·  Clinton, New York
·  Small town environment
·  1,800 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Social Sciences – 34%
Foreign Language – 11%
English – 9%

·  SAT or ACT or combo of SAT SubjectTests/APs/IBs, essay required

Union College**

 

·  Private liberal arts
·  Small city environment
·  Schenectady, New York
·  2,150 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Social Sciences – 29%
Engineering – 13%
Biology – 10%

·  SAT or SAT Subject Tests or ACT, essay required, interview recommended

Hobart and William SmithColleges**

 

·  Private liberal arts college
·  Large town environment
·  Geneva, New York
·  1,900 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Not available

·  SAT or ACT, SAT Subject Tests optional, essay required

University of Rochester**

 

·  Private University
·  Large city environment
·  Rochester, New York
·  4,700 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Social Sciences – 20%
Visual/Performing Arts – 12%
Biology – 11%

·  SAT or ACT, essay required

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute(R.P.I.)**

 

·  Private university
·  Troy, New York
·  Small city environment
·  5,150 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Engineering – 53%
Computer Sciences – 18%
Business/Marketing – 7%

·  SAT or ACT, essay required

Vassar College**

 

·  Private liberal arts college
·  Poughkeepsie, New York
·  Small city environment
·  2,400 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Social Sciences – 23%
Visual/Performing Arts–17%
English – 11%

·  SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT, essay required

Skidmore College**

 

·  Private liberal arts college
·  Saratoga Springs, New York
·  Most popular majors:
·  2,700 Undergraduates

 

Visual/Performing Arts–15%
Social Sciences – 15%
Business/Marketing – 13%

·  SAT or ACT, SAT Subject Tests strongly recommended, essay required

 

* Indicates that theschool accepts the CommonApplication
** Indicates that the school accepts the Common Application and a supplemental form is required


Patriot League

About the Patriot League

Below is information about each Patriot League college's location, number of undergraduates, most popular majors and admissions requirements:

American University*

 

·  Private, affiliated with United Methodist Church
·  Washington, District of Columbia
·  Very large city environment
·  5,900 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Social Sciences –41%
Business/Marketing – 15%
Communications – 10%

·  SAT or ACT, SAT Subject Tests usedfor placement, interview recommended, essay

Lafayette College**

 

·  Private engineering and liberal artscollege affiliated with Presbyterian Church
·  Easton, Pennsylvania
·  Large town environment
·  2,300 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Social Sciences –31%
Engineering – 18%
Psychology – 7%

·  SAT or ACT, SAT Subject Tests andinterview recommended, essay

Bucknell University**

 

·  Private University
·  Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
·  Small town environment
·  3,500 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Social Sciences –23%
Business/Marketing – 14%
Engineering – 13%

·  SAT or ACT, SAT Subject Tests optional, essay required

Lehigh University**

 

·  Private University
·  Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
·  Small city environment
·  4,700 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Business/Marketing-28%
Engineering – 25%
Social Sciences – 11%

·  SAT or ACT, essay

Colgate University**

 

·  Private liberal arts college
·  Hamilton, New York
·  Rural community environment
·  2,800 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Social Sciences –31%
English – 11%
Foreign Language – 8%

·  SAT or ACT, essay, interview/visit recommended

United States Military Academy:Westpoint

 

·  Public engineering college
·  WestPoint, New York
·  Small town environment
·  4,350 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Not available

·  SAT or ACT, physical aptitude exam (PAE), recommendation from congressional rep, essay required

College of the Holy Cross*

 

·  Private liberal arts college associatedwith Roman Catholic Church
·  Worcester, Massachusetts
·  Small city environment
·  2,800 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Social Sciences –33%
Psychology – 12%
History – 11%

·  Standardized testing optional, essay required, interview recommended

United States Naval Academy

 

·  Public military college
·  Annapolis, Maryland
·  Large city environment
·  4,500 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Engineering – 37%
Social Sciences – 29%
History – 9%

·  SAT or ACT, physical aptitude exam (PAE),recommendation from congressional rep, essay, interview required

* Indicates that theschool accepts the CommonApplication
** Indicates that the school accepts the Common Application and a supplemental form is required


Engineering Colleges

About the Top Engineering Colleges

More than one-third of the undergraduate degrees awarded annually by the following colleges are in engineering; the percentage for each college is listed below. To help you gage the breadth of the engineering research conducted and the undergraduate research opportunities, we provide the number of PhD degrees awarded in engineering, as well as, the percentage of engineering PhD's to bachelor degrees in engineering for each college. Universities that award no PhD's generally focus less on research and more on undergraduate teaching.

The colleges below are listed in descending order based on their percentage of PhD to BS degrees in engineering:

California Institute ofTechnology

 

·  Pasadena, California
·  Private
·  Small city environment
·  900 Undergraduates
·  52% Engineering majors
·  53 engineering PhD's awarded
·  50% PhD/BS engineering
·  SAT or ACT, two SAT Subject Tests in science/math

Massachusetts Institute ofTechnology

 

·  Cambridge, Massachusetts
·  Private
·  Small city environment
·  4,100 Undergraduates
·  53% Engineering majors
·  229 engineering PhD's awarded
·  34% PhD/BS engineering
·  SAT or ACT, two SAT Subject Tests in science/math, essay, interview recommended

Case Western Reserve University*

 

·  Cleveland, Ohio

·  Private

·  Very largeenvironment

·  3,500 Undergraduates

·  42% Engineeringmajors

·  51 engineeringPhD's awarded

·  17% PhD/BSengineering

·  SAT or ACT, SAT Subject Tests strongly recommended, essay required

Colorado School of Mines

 

·  Golden, Colorado
·  Public
·  Large town environment
·  2,500 Undergraduates
·  70% Engineering majors
·  53 engineering PhD's awarded
·  15% PhD/BS engineering
·  SAT or ACT

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute*

 

·  Troy, New York
·  Private
·  Small city environment
·  5,100 Undergraduates
·  58% Engineering majors
·  80 engineering PhD's awarded
·  14% PhD/BS engineering
·  SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT, essay

Georgia Institute of Technology

 

·  Atlanta, Georgia
·  Public
·  Very large city environment
·  11,200 Undergraduates
·  61% Engineering majors
·  172 engineering PhD's awarded
·  14% PhD/BS engineering
·  SAT or ACT, essay required

Stevens Institute ofTechnology

 

·  Hoboken, New Jersey
·  Private
·  Small city environment
·  1,700 Undergraduates
·  63% Engineering majors
·  13 engineering PhD's awarded
·  7% PhD/BS engineering
·  SAT or ACT, SAT Subject Tests for accelerated program, interview, essay required

Clarkson University*

 

·  Potsdam, New York
·  Private
·  Large town environment
·  2,700 Undergraduates
·  49% Engineering majors
·  16 engineering PhD's awarded
·  5% PhD/BS engineering
·  SAT or ACT, SAT Subject Tests optional, essay and interview recommended

Missouri University of Science and Technology ~ formerly University of Missouri: Rolla

 

·  Rolla, Missouri
·  Public
·  Large town environment
·  3,900 Undergraduates
·  83% Engineering majors
·  29 engineering PhD's awarded
·  5% PhD/BS engineering
·  SAT or ACT, essay required

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

 

·  Worcester, Massachusetts
·  Private
·  Small city environment
·  2,800 Undergraduates
·  75% Engineering majors
·  19 engineering PhD's awarded
·  4% PhD/BS engineering
·  SAT or ACT, essay

Rose-Hulman Institute ofTechnology

 

·  TerreHaute, Indiana
·  Private
·  Small city environment
·  1,600 Undergraduates
·  63% Engineering majors
·  No engineering PhD's awarded
·  SAT or ACT, SAT Subject Tests and essayoptional

Cooper Union

 

·  NewYork, New York
·  Private
·  Very large city environment
·  900 Undergraduates
·  63% Engineering majors
·  No engineering PhD's awarded
·  SAT or ACT (SAT Subject tests in math/Physics/Chemistry required for engineering)

Milwaukee School of Engineering

 

·  Milwaukee, Wisconsin
·  Private
·  Large city environment
·  2,300 Undergraduates
·  55% Engineering majors
·  No engineering PhD's awarded
·  SAT or ACT required

Harvey Mudd College**

 

·  Claremont, California
·  Private
·  Large town environment
·  700 Undergraduates
·  44% Engineering majors
·  No engineering PhD's awarded
·  SAT and SAT Subject Tests (includingMath-IIC), essay required

United States Naval Academy

 

·  Annapolis, Maryland
·  Public
·  Large town environment
·  4,300 Undergraduates
·  41% Engineering majors
·  No engineering PhD's awarded
·  SAT or ACT, physical aptitude exam (PAE),recommendation from congressional rep, essay, interview required

 


* Indicates that the school accepts the Common Application
** Indicates that the school accepts the Common Application and a supplemental form is required


Midwest Colleges

About Midwest Colleges

Below is information about each Midwest college's location, number of undergraduates, most popular majors, and admissions requirements:

Carleton College**

 

·  Northfield, Minnesota
·  Large town environment
·  2,000 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Social Sciences –25%
Physical Sciences - 13%
Biology – 10%

·  SAT or ACT, SAT Subject Tests recommended, essay required

Macalester College**

 

·  St.Paul, Minnesota
·  Large city environment
·  1,900 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Social Sciences –33%
Foreign Language – 9%
English – 8%

·  SAT or ACT, SAT Subject Tests optional, essay required, interview recommended

Case Western Reserve University**

 

·  Cleveland, Ohio
·  Very large city environment
·  4,000 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Engineering – 31%
Social Sciences - 11%
Business/Marketing – 10%

·  SAT or ACT, SAT Subject Tests strongly recommended, essay required

Northwestern University**

 

·  Evanston, Illinois
·  Small city environment
·  8,100 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Social Sciences –20%
Communication – 18%
Engineering – 14%

·  SAT or ACT, SAT Subject Tests, essay required

College of St. Benedict*

 

·  St.Joseph, Minnesota
·  Small town environment
·  2,000 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

English – 16%
Business/Marketing – 12%
Psychology - 11%

·  SAT or ACT, essay required

Oberlin College*

 

·  Oberlin, Ohio
·  Small town environment
·  2,800 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Visual/PerformingArts–26%
Social Sciences – 12%
Biology – 10%

·  SAT or ACT, essay required

DePaul University

 

·  Chicago, Illinois
·  Very large city environment
·  14,500 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Business/Marketing–33%
Liberal Arts – 12%
Social Sciences - 9%

·  SAT or ACT, essay required

St. John's University*

 

·  Collegeville, Minnesota
·  Small town environment
·  1,900 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Social Sciences –22%
Business/Marketing – 19%
English – 13%

·  SAT or ACT, essay required

Grinnell College**

 

·  Grinnell, Iowa
·  Small town environment
·  1,500 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Social Sciences –22%
Foreign Language – 13%
Biology – 11%

·  SAT or ACT, SAT Subject Tests optional, essay required

St. Olaf College**

 

·  Northfield, Minnesota
·  Large town environment
·  3,000 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Visual/PerformingArts–15%
Social Sciences – 12%
Biology – 11%

·  SAT or ACT, essay required

Illinois Wesleyan University**

 

·  Bloomington, Illinois

·  Small city environment

·  2,100 Undergraduates

·  Most popular majors:

 

Business/Marketing– 25%
Social Sciences – 10%
Visual/Performing Arts-14%

·  SAT or ACT, essay required

University of Chicago

 

·  Chicago, Illinois
·  Very large city environment
·  4,800 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Social Sciences –36%
Biology – 10%
Mathematics – 6%

·  SAT or ACT, essay required, interview recommended

Kalamazoo College**

 

·  Kalamazoo, Michigan
·  Small city environment
·  1,300 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Social Services –27%
Biology – 14%
English – 12%

·  SAT or ACT, essay required

University of Missouri: Rolla

 

·  Rolla, MO
·  Large town environment
·  4,500 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Engineering – 68%
Computer Science – 10%

·  SAT or ACT, essay required

Kenyon College**

 

·  Gambier, Ohio
·  Rural community environment
·  1,600 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Social Sciences –21%
English – 18%
Visual/Performing Arts–11%

·  SAT or ACT, essay required, campusinterview recommended

University of Notre Dame

 

·  Notre Dame, Indiana
·  Small city environment
·  8,300 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Business/Marketing– 21%
Social Sciences – 16%
Engineering – 8%

·  SAT or ACT, SAT Subject Tests optional, essay required

Lawrence University**

 

·  Appleton, Wisconsin
·  Small city environment
·  1,400 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Visual/PerformingArts–22%
Social Sciences – 16%
Biology – 9%

·  Standardized Testing optional, essay required

Washington University in St.Louis**

 

·  St.Louis, Missouri
·  Large city environment
·  6,600 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Social Sciences –17%
Engineering – 14%
Business/Marketing – 13%

·  SAT or ACT, SAT Subject Tests recommended, essay required


* Indicates that the school accepts the Common Application
** Indicates that the school accepts the Common Application and a supplemental form is required


Western Colleges

About Western Colleges

Below is information about each Western Region college's location, number of undergraduates, most popular majors, and admissions requirements:

Claremont McKennaCollege**

 

·  Claremont, California
·  Large town environment
·  1,150 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Social Sciences –44%
Business/Marketing – 11%
Psychology – 9%

·  SAT or ACT, SAT Subject Tests recommended, essay required

Stanford University**

 

·  PaloAlto, California
·  Small city environment
·  6,400 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Social Sciences –24%
Engineering – 16%
Integrated Studies – 13%

·  SAT or ACT, SAT Subject Tests recommended, essay required

Colorado College**

 

·  Colorado Springs, Colorado
·  Large city environment
·  1,900 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Social Sciences –32%
Biology – 10%
English – 10%

·  SAT or ACT, essay required

University of California:Berkeley

 

·  Berkeley, California
·  Small city environment
·  24,000 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Social Sciences –20%
Engineering– 13%
Biology – 10%

·  SAT or ACT and SAT Subject Tests, essay required

Harvey Mudd College**

 

·  Claremont, California
·  Large town environment
·  700 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Engineering – 35%
Computer Sciences - 29%
Physical Sciences – 22%

·  SAT and SAT Subject Tests (includingMath-IIC), essay required

University of California: LosAngeles (UCLA)

 

·  LosAngeles, California
·  Very large city environment
·  25,500 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Social Sciences –27%
Biology – 13%
Psychology – 13%

·  SAT or ACT and SAT Subject Tests, essay required

Pepperdine University

 

·  Malibu, California
·  Small city environment
·  3,300 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Business/Marketing–34%
Communications – 18%
Social Sciences – 10%

·  SAT or ACT, essay required

University of Puget Sound*

 

·  Tacoma, Washington
·  Small city environment
·  2,500 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Social Sciences –20%
Business/Marketing – 18%
Psychology – 9%

·  SAT or ACT, essay required

Pomona College**

 

·  Claremont, California
·  Large town environment
·  1,550 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Social Sciences –26%
Biology – 13%
Psychology – 9%

·  SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT, essay required, interview recommended

University of Southern California

 

·  LosAngeles, California
·  Very large city environment
·  16,500 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Business/Marketing– 26%
Social Sciences – 15%
Visual/Performing Arts–13%

·  SAT or ACT, essay required

Reed College**

 

·  Portland, Oregon
·  Large city environment
·  1,400 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Social Sciences –17%
English – 15%
Biology – 13%

·  SAT or ACT, essay required, SAT SubjectTests and interview recommended

United States Air Force Academy - Colorado Springs

 

·  Colorado Springs, Colorado
·  Large city environment
·  4,500 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Engineering - 39%
Social Sciences – 13%
Business/Marketing – 14%

·  SAT or ACT, essay, physical aptitude exam(PAE), recommendation from congressional rep, essay, interview required

Santa Clara University**

 

·  SantaClara, California
·  Small city environment
·  4,600 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Business/Marketing– 32%
Social Sciences – 13%
Psychology – 9%

·  SAT or ACT, essay required

Whitman College**

 

·  Walla Walla, Washington
·  Large town environment
·  1,400 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Social Sciences –24%
Biology – 12%
Physical Sciences – 9%

·  SAT or ACT, SAT Subject Tests recommended, essay required

Scripps College**

 

·  Claremont, California
·  Large town environment
·  860 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Visual/PerformingArts-18%
Area/Ethnic Studies - 15%
Social Sciences - 12%

·  SAT or ACT, SAT Subject Tests recommended, essay and graded paper required

 


* Indicates that the school accepts the Common Application
** Indicates that the school accepts the Common Application and a supplemental form is required


South/Southeastern Colleges

About South/Southeastern Colleges

Below is information about each Southern/Southeastern college's location, number of undergraduates, most popular majors and admissions requirements:

Davidson College**

 

·  Davidson, North Carolina
·  Small town environment
·  1,700 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Social Sciences –29%
English – 14%
History – 12%

·  SAT or ACT, SAT Subject Tests recommended, essay required

University of Florida

 

·  Gainsville, Florida
·  Small city environment
·  34,500 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Business/Marketing– 20%
Social Sciences – 14%
Engineering – 12%

·  SAT or ACT, essay required

Duke University**

 

·  Durham, North Carolina
·  Small city environment
·  6,200 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Social Sciences –34%
Engineering – 15%
Protective Services – 10%

·  SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT, essay required

University of North Carolina

 

·  Chapel Hill, North Carolina
·  Large town environment
·  16,700 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Communications -17%
Social Sciences – 14%
Biology – 10%

·  SAT or ACT, SAT Subject Tests optional, essay required

Emory University*

 

·  Atlanta, Georgia
·  Very large city environment
·  6,550 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Social Sciences –25%
Business/Marketing – 15%
Psychology – 10%

·  SAT or ACT, SAT Subject Tests recommended, essay required

University of Richmond**

 

·  Richmond, Virginia
·  Large city environment
·  2,800 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Business/Marketing– 25%
Social Sciences – 18%
English – 7%

·  SAT or ACT, essay required

Furman University*

 

·  Greenville, South Carolina
·  Small city environment
·  2,750 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Social Sciences –20%
Business/Marketing – 10%
History – 10%

·  SAT or ACT, essay required

University of Texas

 

·  Austin, Texas
·  Very large city environment
·  36,000 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Social Sciences –14%
Communications – 13%
Business/Marketing – 12%

·  SAT or ACT, essay required

Hendrix College**

 

·  Conway, Arkansas
·  Large town environment
·  1,100 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Psychology – 15%
Social Sciences – 14%
Philosophy/Religion – 13%

·  SAT or ACT, essay required

University of Virginia

 

·  Charlottesville, Virginia
·  Small city environment
·  13,500 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

SocialSciences/History-23%
Engineering – 9%
Business/Marketing – 8%

·  SAT or ACT, SAT Subject Tests, essay required

Rhodes College**

 

·  Memphis, Tennessee
·  Large city environment
·  1,700 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Social Sciences –29%
English – 11%
Biology – 11%

·  SAT or ACT, essay required

Vanderbilt University**

 

·  Nashville, Tennessee
·  Very large city environment
·  6,300 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Social Sciences –29%
Engineering – 15%
Psychology – 7%

·  SAT or ACT, SAT Subject Tests recommended, essay required

Rice University**

 

·  Houston, Texas
·  Very large city environment
·  3,000 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Social Sciences –20%
Engineering – 13%
Biology – 8%

·  SAT or ACT, SAT Subject Tests, essay required, interview recommended

Wake Forest University**

 

·  Winston-Salem, North Carolina
·  Small city environment
·  4,300 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Social Sciences –21%
Business/Marketing – 18%
Communications – 9%

·  SAT only (will not accept ACT), essay required

Trinity University**

 

·  San Antonio, Texas
·  Very large city environment
·  2,500 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Business/Marketing– 22%
Social Sciences – 17%
Foreign Language - 10%

·  SAT or ACT, essay required

Washington and Lee University**

 

·  Lexington, Virginia
·  Small town environment
·  1,700 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Social Sciences -24%
Arts – 14%
History – 9%

·  SAT or ACT, SAT Subject Tests, essay required


* Indicates that the school accepts the Common Application
** Indicates that the school accepts the Common Application and a supplemental form is required


Big Ten Colleges

About Big Ten Colleges

Below is a link to each Big Ten university's website and information about each college's location, number of undergraduates, most popular majors, and admissions requirements:

Indiana University: Bloomington

 

·  Bloomington, Indiana
·  Small city environment
·  29,300 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Business/Marketing– 18%
Education – 17%
Communications – 11%

·  SAT or ACT

University of Illinois

 

·  Urbana, Illinois
·  Small city environment
·  30,700 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Business/Marketing– 15%
Engineering – 15%
Social Sciences – 10%

·  SAT or ACT, essay required

Michigan State University

 

·  East Lansing, Michigan
·  Small city environment
·  35,500 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Business/Marketing– 19%
Communications – 12%
Social Sciences – 10%

·  SAT or ACT, essay required

University of Iowa

 

·  Iowa City, Iowa
·  Small city environment
·  20,000 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Business/Marketing– 18%
Social Sciences – 12%
Communications – 11%

·  ACT only

Northwestern University**

 

·  Evanston, Illinois
·  Small city environment
·  8,100 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Social Sciences –20%
Communication – 18%
Engineering – 14%

·  SAT or ACT, SAT Subject Tests, essay required

University of Michigan

 

·  Ann Arbor, Michigan
·  Small city environment
·  25,500 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Engineering – 17%
Social Sciences– 16%
Biology – 8%

·  SAT or ACT, essay required

Ohio State University

 

·  Columbus, Ohio
·  Large city environment
·  37,000 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Social Sciences –15%
Business/Marketing – 17%
Engineering – 9%

·  ACT only

University of Minnesota:Twin Cities

 

·  Minneapolis, Minnesota
·  Large city environment
·  28,700 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Social Sciences –13%
Business/Marketing – 12%
Engineering – 10%

·  SAT or ACT required

Pennsylvania State University

 

·  University Park, Pennsylvania
·  Large city environment
·  36,000 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Business/Marketing– 18%
Engineering – 13%
Communications – 10%

·  SAT or ACT required

University of Wisconsin

 

·  Madison, Wisconsin
·  Small city environment
·  40,000 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

SocialSciences/History–21%
Engineering – 15%
Business/Marketing – 10%

·  SAT or ACT required

Purdue University

 

·  West Lafayette, Indiana
·  Small city environment
·  31,000 Undergraduates
·  Most popular majors:

 

Engineering – 28%
Business/Marketing – 16%
Education – 7%

·  SAT or ACT

 


* Indicates that the school accepts the Common Application
** Indicates that the school accepts the Common Application and a supplemental form is required