Earth Sciences
Earth Sciences
Ranked in 2008
1 California Institute of Technology Pasadena, CA Score 4.9
2 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA Score 4.8
2 Stanford University NA, CA Score 4.8
4 University of California--Berkeley Berkeley, CA Score 4.6
5 Columbia University NA, NY Score 4.4
5 University of Michigan--Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI Score 4.4
7 Pennsylvania State University--University Park University Park, PA Score 4.3
8 University of Arizona Tucson, AZ Score 4.2
9 Harvard University Cambridge, MA Score 4.1
9 University of Texas--Austin Austin, TX Score 4.1
11 Princeton University Princeton, NJ Score 4.0
11 University of California--Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA Score 4.0
11 University of Washington NA, WA Score 4.0
11 Yale University New Haven, CT Score 4.0
15 Cornell University NA, NY Score 3.9
15 University of California--San Diego NA, CA Score 3.9
15 University of Chicago Chicago, IL Score 3.9
15 University of Wisconsin--Madison Madison, WI Score 3.9
19 Brown University Providence, RI Score 3.8
19 University of California--Santa Cruz NA, CA Score 3.8
21 Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD Score 3.7
21 University of California--Davis Davis, CA Score 3.7
21 University of California--Santa Barbara NA, CA Score 3.7
21 University of Minnesota--Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN Score 3.7
25 Rice University Houston, TX Score 3.6
25 University of Colorado--Boulder Boulder, CO Score 3.6
25 Washington University in St. Louis NA, MO Score 3.6
28 SUNY--Stony Brook NA, NY Score 3.5
28 University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA Score 3.5
28 Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA Score 3.5
31 Arizona State University Tempe, AZ Score 3.4
31 Colorado School of Mines Golden, CO Score 3.4
31 Northwestern University Evanston, IL Score 3.4
34 Duke University Durham, NC Score 3.3
34 Indiana University--Bloomington Bloomington, IN Score 3.3
34 Texas A&M University--College Station College Station, TX Score 3.3
34 University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL Score 3.3
38 Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey--New Brunswick Piscataway, NJ Score 3.2
38 University of Hawaii--Manoa Honolulu, HI Score 3.2
38 University of Maryland--College Park College Park, MD Score 3.2
38 University of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM Score 3.2
38 University of Oregon Eugene, OR Score 3.2
43 Ohio State University NA, OH Score 3.1
43 Oregon State University NA, OR Score 3.1
43 Purdue University--West Lafayette West Lafayette, IN Score 3.1
43 University of Miami Coral Gables, FL Score 3.1
43 University of Rhode Island Kingston, RI Score 3.1
43 University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT Score 3.1
49 Dartmouth College Hanover, NH Score 3.0
49 Lehigh University NA, PA Score 3.0
49 New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology Socorro, NM Score 3.0
49 University of Massachusetts--Amherst Amherst, MA Score 3.0
49 University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC Score 3.0
49 University of Wyoming NA, WY Score 3.0
55 Boston University NA, NA Score 2.9
55 Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, GA Score 2.9
55 University of Alaska--Fairbanks NA, AK Score 2.9
55 University of Kansas NA, KS Score 2.9
55 University of Oklahoma NA, OK Score 2.9
60 Louisiana State University--Baton Rouge Baton Rouge, LA Score 2.8
60 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, NY Score 2.8
60 SUNY--Binghamton Binghamton, NY Score 2.8
60 University of California--Riverside NA, CA Score 2.8
60 University of Florida Gainesville, FL Score 2.8
60 University of Nevada--Reno Reno, NV Score 2.8
60 University of Rochester Rochester, NY Score 2.8
67 University of Georgia NA, GA Score 2.7
67 University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA Score 2.7
67 University of South Carolina Columbia, SC Score 2.7
70 Colorado State University Fort Collins, CO Score 2.6
70 Florida State University Tallahassee, FL Score 2.6
70 Michigan State University NA, MI Score 2.6
70 University of Illinois--Chicago NA, NA Score 2.6
70 University of Iowa Iowa City, IA Score 2.6
70 University of Nebraska--Lincoln Lincoln, NE Score 2.6
70 University of Tennessee--Knoxville NA, TN Score 2.6
77 Michigan Technological University Houghton, MI Score 2.5
77 University of Cincinnati NA, OH Score 2.5
77 University of Missouri--Columbia Columbia, MO Score 2.5
77 University of New Hampshire Durham, NH Score 2.5
77 University of Notre Dame NA, IN Score 2.5
Baylor University Waco, TX Score N/A
CUNY Graduate School and University Center NA, NY Score N/A
Florida International University Miami, FL Score N/A
Iowa State University Ames, IA Score N/A
Kent State University Kent, OH Score N/A
Miami University--Oxford Oxford, OH Score N/A
Missouri University of Science & Technology Rolla, MO Score N/A
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry NA, NY Score N/A
SUNY--Albany NA, NY Score N/A
Southern Methodist University Dallas, TX Score N/A
Texas Tech University NA, TX Score N/A
University at Buffalo--SUNY Buffalo, NY Score N/A
University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL Score N/A
University of Connecticut Storrs, CT Score N/A
University of Houston NA, TX Score N/A
University of Idaho Moscow, ID Score N/A
University of Kentucky Lexington, KY Score N/A
University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA Score N/A
University of Texas--Dallas Richardson, TX Score N/A
 

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Earth Sciences (Ph.D.)
Ranked in 2006*
Rank/School Average assessment
score (5.0 = highest)
1. California Institute of Technology 4.9
2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology 4.8
  Stanford University (CA) 4.8
4. University of California–Berkeley 4.6
5. Columbia University (NY) 4.4
  University of Michigan–Ann Arbor 4.4
7. Pennsylvania State University–University Park 4.3
8. University of Arizona 4.2
9. Harvard University (MA) 4.1
  University of Texas–Austin 4.1
11. Princeton University (NJ) 4.0
  University of California–Los Angeles 4.0
  University of Washington 4.0
  Yale University (CT) 4.0
15. Cornell University (NY) 3.9
  University of California–San Diego 3.9
  University of Chicago 3.9
  University of Wisconsin–Madison 3.9
19. Brown University (RI) 3.8
  University of California–Santa Cruz 3.8
21. Johns Hopkins University (MD) 3.7
  University of California–Davis 3.7
  University of California–Santa Barbara 3.7
  University of Minnesota–Twin Cities 3.7
25. Rice University (TX) 3.6
  University of Colorado–Boulder 3.6
  Washington University in St. Louis 3.6
28. SUNY–Stony Brook 3.5
  University of Southern California 3.5
  Virginia Tech 3.5
31. Arizona State University 3.4
  Colorado School of Mines 3.4
  Northwestern University (IL) 3.4
34. Duke University (NC) 3.3
  Indiana University–Bloomington 3.3
  Texas A&M University–College Station 3.3
  University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign 3.3
38. Rutgers State University–New Brunswick (NJ) 3.2
  University of Hawaii–Manoa 3.2
  University of Maryland–College Park 3.2
  University of New Mexico 3.2
  University of Oregon 3.2
43. Ohio State University 3.1
  Oregon State University 3.1
  Purdue University–West Lafayette (IN) 3.1
  University of Miami (FL) 3.1
  University of Rhode Island 3.1
  University of Utah 3.1
49. Dartmouth College (NH) 3.0
  Lehigh University (PA) 3.0
  New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology 3.0
  University of Massachusetts–Amherst 3.0
  University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill 3.0
  University of Wyoming 3.0
55. Boston University 2.9
  Georgia Institute of Technology 2.9
  University of Alaska–Fairbanks 2.9
  University of Kansas 2.9
  University of Oklahoma 2.9
60. Louisiana State University–Baton Rouge 2.8
  Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY) 2.8
  SUNY–Binghamton 2.8
  University of California–Riverside 2.8
  University of Florida 2.8
  University of Nevada–Reno 2.8
  University of Rochester (NY) 2.8
67. University of Georgia 2.7
  University of Pennsylvania 2.7
  University of South Carolina 2.7
70. Colorado State University 2.6
  Florida State University 2.6
  Michigan State University 2.6
  University of Illinois–Chicago 2.6
  University of Iowa 2.6
  University of Nebraska–Lincoln 2.6
  University of Tennessee–Knoxville 2.6
77. Michigan Technological University 2.5
  University of Cincinnati 2.5
  University of Missouri–Columbia 2.5
  University of New Hampshire 2.5
  University of Notre Dame (IN) 2.5

*This ranking was computed in January of the year cited, based on data from a survey sent out in the fall of the previous year.