Earth Science Specialties
Earth Sciences Specialties: Geochemistry
Ranked in 2006*
1. California Institute of Technology
2. Pennsylvania State University–University Park
3. University of California–Berkeley
4. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
5. University of Michigan–Ann Arbor
6. Columbia University (NY)
7. Yale University (CT)
8. Harvard University (MA)
9. Stanford University (CA)
10. University of Maryland–College Park
11. University of Wisconsin–Madison
12. University of California–San Diego
13. University of California–Los Angeles
  Virginia Tech
  Washington University in St. Louis
16. University of Arizona
17. Princeton University (NJ)
  University of Chicago
19. Indiana University–Bloomington
  Johns Hopkins University (MD)
21. University of California–Santa Cruz
Earth Sciences Specialties: Geology
Ranked in 2006*
1. Stanford University (CA)
2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
3. California Institute of Technology
  Pennsylvania State University–University Park
5. University of Michigan–Ann Arbor
  University of Texas–Austin
7. University of Arizona
8. University of California–Berkeley
9. University of Wisconsin–Madison
10. University of Washington
11. Harvard University (MA)
12. Columbia University (NY)
  Cornell University (NY)
  Princeton University (NJ)
  University of California–Los Angeles
16. University of California–Santa Barbara
17. Yale University (CT)
18. University of California–Davis
  University of Colorado–Boulder
20. Brown University (RI)
  University of Minnesota–Twin Cities
22. Colorado School of Mines
23. Johns Hopkins University (MD)
  University of California–San Diego
  University of Southern California
  Virginia Tech
Earth Sciences Specialties: Geophysics and Seismology
Ranked in 2006*
1. California Institute of Technology
2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
3. Stanford University (CA)
4. University of California–Berkeley
5. University of California–San Diego
6. Columbia University (NY)
7. Harvard University (MA)
8. University of Texas–Austin
9. Princeton University (NJ)
10. Colorado School of Mines
  University of California–Los Angeles
12. Brown University (RI)
  University of Arizona
  University of Southern California
15. University of Washington
  Yale University (CT)
17. Cornell University (NY)
  Pennsylvania State University–University Park
19. Northwestern University (IL)
  University of California–Santa Cruz
  University of Michigan–Ann Arbor
  Washington University in St. Louis
Earth Sciences Specialties: Paleontology
Ranked in 2006*
1. University of Chicago
2. Harvard University (MA)
3. University of Michigan–Ann Arbor
  Yale University (CT)
5. University of California–Berkeley
6. University of Kansas
7. University of Cincinnati
8. University of Iowa
9. University of Texas–Austin
10. Ohio State University
11. Pennsylvania State University–University Park
  University of California–Davis
  University of Southern California

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Geology
(Ranked in 1999*)

Rank/School

Average reputation score
(5 = highest)

1. California Institute of Technology 4.9
2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology 4.8
3. Stanford University (CA) 4.5
   University of California-Berkeley 4.5
5. Columbia University (NY) 4.3
   University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 4.3
7. Harvard University (MA) 4.1
   Pennsylvania State University-University Park 4.1
   University of Arizona 4.1
10. University of Chicago 4.0
11. Cornell University (NY) 3.9
   Johns Hopkins University (MD) 3.9
   Princeton University (NJ) 3.9
   University of California-Los Angeles 3.9
   University of California-San Diego 3.9
   University of Texas-Austin 3.9
17. University of Wisconsin-Madison 3.8
18. Brown University (RI) 3.7
   University of Washington 3.7
20. Yale University (CT) 3.6
21. University of California-Santa Barbara 3.5
   University of Minnesota-Minneapolis 3.5
23. University of California-Santa Cruz 3.4
   Washington University in St. Louis 3.4
25. Arizona State University 3.3
   SUNY-Stony Brook 3.3
   University of California-Davis 3.3