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Graduate Program Ranked in National Top 25!

Spring 2014 rating based on student Top 25 Seal


Our department is delighted to share the following message:

No one knows more about the graduate school experience than current or recent graduate students. Prospective candidates compile pamphlets, information from school websites and traditional rankings to help them in their decision making process, though few reach a final decision before speaking with a friend, a family member, or someone who has been there.

Understanding this need for an inside scoop, Graduate Programs is pleased to announce its Spring 2014 Rankings of Top Graduate Programs according to students, enumerating the best graduate programs in the country in a variety of fields based solely on ratings and reviews from current or recent graduate students posted on

Program rankings, compiled using data gathered between September 1, 2012 and April 15, 2014, encompass reviews posted by more than 60,000 students participating in over 1,500 graduate programs nationwide. Ratings are based on a 10 star system (with 1 being the worst and 10 being the best).

For specific rankings, please click on the Chemistry Rankings page.

The Top 25 Chemistry Programs are listed below:

  1. Rice University
  2. California Institute of Technology
  3. Texas A&M University
  4. University of Rochester
  5. Penn State University Park
  6. Yale University
  7. Columbia University, NY
  8. University of Wisconsin-Madison
  9. University of Colorado at Boulder
  10. University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  11. Auburn University Main Campus
  12. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  13. University of Pennsylvania
  14. University of California-Berkeley
  15. Dartmouth College
  16. University of California – Los Angeles
  17. Rutgers University-New Brunswick
  18. The University of Iowa
  19. Case Western Reserve University
  20. University of Georgia
  21. New York University
  22. Baylor University
  23. Harvard University
  24. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  25. University of Pittsburgh

METHODOLOGY reaches current and recent graduate students through scholarship entries as well as social media platforms. These program rankings cover a period from September 1, 2012 to April 15, 2014. assigns 15 ranking categories to each graduate program at each graduate school. Rankings cover a variety of student topics such as academic competitiveness, career support, financial aid and quality of network.

For a given graduate program, rankings are determined by calculating the average score for each program based on the 15 ranking categories. These scores are then compared across all ranked schools for that program and are translated into a final ranking for that graduate program, i.e., “business and management”. A given graduate program is not ranked until a minimum threshold of graduate student surveys is completed for that program.

John Karageorge


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