Register to reply

Academic and Research Programs in Science, Math and Engineering

by Gokul43201
Tags: academic, engineering, math, programs, research, science
Share this thread:
May18-05, 01:15 AM
Sci Advisor
PF Gold
Gokul43201's Avatar
P: 11,155
High Energy and Particle Physics programs around the world (courtesy Cern)

High Energy and Particle Physics programs in the US

(thanks to Astronuc for the above two links)

National Labs in the US :

Sandia, NM
Lawrence Berkeley, CA
Argonne, IL
Oak Ridge, TN
Lawrence Livermore, CA
Brookhaven, NY
Fermilab, IL
Los Alamos, NM
Pacific Northwest, WA
Jefferson Accelerator Facility, VA
Phys.Org News Partner Science news on
'Office life' of bacteria may be their weak spot
Lunar explorers will walk at higher speeds than thought
Philips introduces BlueTouch, PulseRelief control for pain relief
May18-05, 01:46 AM
Sci Advisor
PF Gold
Gokul43201's Avatar
P: 11,155
These are graduate program rankings provided by the National Research Council. Look at this list ONLY if you are applying to grad school. This means little to you if you are applying to college. Please use the following lists merely as rough guides for your decision-making process, when applying to graduate programs in the US.

NRC Rankings in Physics

1 Harvard 4.91
2 Princeton 4.89
3 MIT 4.87
4 Cal Berkeley 4.87
5 Cal Tech 4.81
6 Cornell 4.75
7 Chicago 4.69
8 Illinois 4.66
9 Stanford 4.53
10 Cal Santa Barbara 4.43
11 Texas 4.33
12 Columbia 4.25
13 Yale 4.21
14 Washington 4.20
15 UCLA 4.18
16 Cal San Diego 4.10
17 Penn 4.09
18 Maryland 4.02
19 Michigan 3.96
20 Rutgers 3.82
21 Wisconsin 3.79
22 SUNY Stony Brook 3.76
23 Minnesota 3.76
24 Ohio State 3.75
25 Rochester 3.65
May18-05, 01:49 AM
Sci Advisor
PF Gold
Gokul43201's Avatar
P: 11,155
NRC Rankings in Chemistry

1 Cal Berkeley 4.96
2 Cal Tech 4.94
3 Stanford 4.87
4 Harvard 4.87
5 MIT 4.86
6 Cornell 4.55
7 Columbia 4.54
8 Illinois 4.48
9 Wisconsin 4.46
10 UCLA 4.46
11 Chicago 4.46
12 Yale 4.38
13 Texas 4.28
14 Northwestern 4.23
15 Texas A&M 4.11
16 Indiana 3.99
17 North Carolina 3.97
18 Penn State 3.95
19 Cal San Diego 3.95
20 Princeton 3.92
21 Minnesota 3.89
22 Ohio State 3.87
23 Cal San Francisco 3.86
24 Purdue 3.83
25 Penn 3.78

May18-05, 01:56 AM
Sci Advisor
PF Gold
Gokul43201's Avatar
P: 11,155
Academic and Research Programs in Science, Math and Engineering

NRC Rankings in Mathematics

1 Princeton 4.94
2 Cal Berkeley 4.94
3 MIT 4.92
4 Harvard 4.90
5 Chicago 4.69
6 Stanford 4.68
7 Yale 4.55
8 NYU 4.49
9 Michigan 4.23
10 Columbia 4.23
11 Cal Tech 4.19
12 UCLA 4.14
13 Wisconsin 4.10
14 Minnesota 4.08
15 Cornell 4.05
16 Brown 4.04
17 Cal San Diego 4.02
18 Maryland 3.97
19 Rutgers 3.96
20 SUNY Stony Brook 3.94
21 Illinois 3.93
22 Penn 3.87
23 Texas 3.85
24 Rice 3.82
25 Purdue 3.82
26 Washington 3.76
27 Northwestern 3.71
28 Ohio State 3.66
29 Johns Hopkins 3.65
30 CUNY 3.65
May18-05, 02:18 AM
Sci Advisor
PF Gold
Monique's Avatar
P: 4,642
May18-05, 02:35 AM
Sci Advisor
PF Gold
Gokul43201's Avatar
P: 11,155
NRC Rankings hosted by the Texas A&M University


Biochem/Mol Bio

Cell Bio



May24-05, 11:50 AM
Sci Advisor
PF Gold
Gokul43201's Avatar
P: 11,155
Engineering : what they didn't teach you in school.
Jun13-05, 10:05 AM
P: 58
in connection with the math rankings...what's the basis of these rankings?? also wouldn't the rankings vary when you look at specific areas in mathematics(pure or applied)?
Jun13-05, 10:21 AM
PF Gold
cronxeh's Avatar
P: 1,236 A good source if you wanted to know some info on a particular school or a program. Information about salary of any particular field, as well as description of jobs and academic requirements to get into them. A very good resource contributed by the alumni of any school you are interested in. Find out if the graduates were successful in finding a job and what they thought about their schools, professors, classes, etc Thinking of registering for a class? Make sure you read what those who walked the road before you have to say! Some professors are a lifetrap and will kill you with boredom - make sure not to become a victim.
Jul8-05, 05:39 AM
marlon's Avatar
P: 4,006
People who wanna do research in micro-electronics and nanotechnology :

Apr13-06, 05:51 AM
P: 1,157
A bit of league table fun:
Jun12-06, 01:48 PM
Sci Advisor
HW Helper
mathwonk's Avatar
P: 9,499
to mansi in post #8: obviously there are many different criteria to use, ans you should make your own criteria and researech these places by thoise to get a good fit for yourself.

an often used criterion is: numbers of phd grads per year (favors big places and places which attract good students).

also reputation amongst iother mathematicians as revealed by poll placement taken by AMS survey, but only every so many years, also favors places which are already famous, and fgreatly lags actual improvement or decline.

you should look i think for who is there in the area you favor, and how much money they have to support you in your work, and how much free time they give you to work as opposed to spending your time teaching (also faviors big rich places).

but you also need to know how many years they give you to graduate, how good and how friendly the other students are, for interaction. (obviously changes yearly but is influenced by tenor of the place as established by the department - are there student run seminars, do students have a say in things, do students get adequate, or ANY! training in teaching before being thrown in th classroom?)

I never got a single bit of teacher training before beginning to teach over 30 years ago.

if you can find it out you want to know how successful schools are at placing grads. that can depend on fame of school but also on energy and commitment of advisor. Phillip Griffiths now head of the IAS, used to be indefatigable in helping his (excellent) students get jobs after Berkeley grad school, phoning on their behalf, etc...

In the present day climate of declining american enrollments in math and attempts to increase them, there are sopecial programs like VIGRE that favor us citizens. some of these are at smaller places like may Iowa or Kansas, I forget, as well as UGA (until last year). These things affect support levels and also change yearly. ask what the commitment is for support, and how renewal is decided.

ask how many faculty have NSF or other grants to suport grad students? and what the university's own level of commitment is.
Jun12-06, 01:59 PM
Sci Advisor
PF Gold
brewnog's Avatar
P: 2,793
Quote Quote by J77

It's a giggle to read, but don't base any decisions on it because the facts are at best dubious; and at worst outdated.
Sep18-06, 06:37 AM
P: 1,157
Quote Quote by brewnog
It's a giggle to read, but don't base any decisions on it because the facts are at best dubious; and at worst outdated.
OK - RAE 2001:

Physics: 5*A's: Cambridge, Imperial, Lancaster, Oxford

Pure Maths: 5*A's: Cambridge, Edinbugh

Applied Maths: 5*A's: Bristol, Cambridge, Warwick

The next bout is in 2008...
May27-07, 08:23 PM
P: 17
CUNY is rank 30 in math, nice
Jun2-07, 12:16 AM
P: 1,705
what does it take to get into a top 25 school?
Jun2-07, 01:20 AM
P: 69
^ A rich parent?
Jun2-07, 09:14 PM
P: 1,705
Quote Quote by momentum_waves View Post
^ A rich parent?
grad school

Register to reply

Related Discussions
Measuring Science and Engineering Programs at Universities Academic Guidance 3
Academic Career decision: Physics or Engineering Career Guidance 12
Please participate in a non-profit academic research General Discussion 3
SUmmer Research Opportunities/Science Programs Academic Guidance 10
Beginning Research Topics. Academic Help? Astronomy & Astrophysics 0