East-Coast Universities On The Rise

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By Flopsy (Flopsy) on Wednesday, August 11, 2004 - 12:24 am: Edit

Can anyone tell me which universities on the east/northeast coast are gaining in prestige, particularly for graduate school in the sciences? MIT and the Ivy League are probably out of the question for me, so I'm just looking for a school with a solid reputation and some private-sector industry connections. I'm thinking of moving from the West Coast to the East coast after I finish my undergrad, and a change of lifestyle would be nice for the sake of variety.

Any good recommendations?

By Alexandre (Alexandre) on Wednesday, August 11, 2004 - 12:35 am: Edit

University of Maryland-College Park is definitely excellent in the sciences. They are top 15 in Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics. Rutgers and Brandeis are also respected at the graduate level. SUNY-Stony Brook is also good in the sciences. I am sure I am missing a few, but that's a good start.

By Tero771 (Tero771) on Wednesday, August 11, 2004 - 09:34 am: Edit

I would recommend BU and Brandeis. Both are very strong in science.

By Rogracer (Rogracer) on Wednesday, August 11, 2004 - 10:50 am: Edit


By Alan5 (Alan5) on Wednesday, August 11, 2004 - 11:10 am: Edit

Take a look at the Carnegie Foundation Classifications for Research. Any school that is classified as "Research Extensive"(highest rating) would be an excellent choice:


By Collegeparent (Collegeparent) on Wednesday, August 11, 2004 - 11:14 am: Edit

Carnegie Mellon
Johns Hopkins
Penn State
U Rochester
Georgia Tech
Virginia Tech

By Barrons (Barrons) on Wednesday, August 11, 2004 - 12:47 pm: Edit


By Benzo415 (Benzo415) on Thursday, August 12, 2004 - 03:03 pm: Edit

Well when a school has both the men's and women's national basketball champions then of course it will gain prestige!

By Barrons (Barrons) on Thursday, August 12, 2004 - 04:28 pm: Edit

Not to mention the Billion dollars in campus construction and other efforts.

By Thekev (Thekev) on Friday, August 13, 2004 - 05:07 pm: Edit

On the rise:
Northeatern U(Im surprised Alan hasn't mentioned it)
U of Delaware
UM-Baltimore County
U of SCarolina
Boston University
College of NJ

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