Economics
Ranked in 2009

Rank

College name

Score

1

Harvard University Cambridge, MA

5.0

1

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA

5.0

1

Princeton University Princeton , NJ

5.0

1

University of Chicago Chicago, IL

5.0

5

Stanford University Stanford, CA

4.9

6

University of California--Berkeley Berkeley, CA

4.8

6

Yale University New Haven, CT

4.8

8

Northwestern University Evanston, IL

4.7

9

University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA

4.4

10

Columbia University New York, NY

4.3

10

University of Minnesota--Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN

4.3

12

New York University New York, NY

4.2

12

University of Michigan--Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI

4.2

14

California Institute of Technology Pasadena, CA

4.1

14

University of California--Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA

4.1

14

University of California--San Diego La Jolla, CA

4.1

14

University of Wisconsin--Madison Madison, WI

4.1

18

Cornell University Ithaca, NY

3.9

19

Brown University Providence, RI

3.8

19

Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper) Pittsburgh, PA

3.8

19

Duke University Durham, NC

3.8

22

University of Maryland--College Park College Park, MD

3.7

22

University of Rochester Rochester, NY

3.7

24

Boston University Boston, MA

3.6

25

Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD

3.5

25 University of Texas--Austin Austin, TX 3.5
27 Pennsylvania State University--University Park University Park, PA 3.4
28 Ohio State University Columbus, OH 3.3
28 University of Virginia Charlottesville, VA 3.3
28 Washington University in St. Louis St. Louis , MO 3.3
31 Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA 3.2
31 Michigan State University East Lansing, MI 3.2
31 University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign Urbana, IL 3.2
34 University of California--Davis Davis, CA 3.1
34 University of Iowa (Tippie) Iowa City, IA 3.1
34 University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC 3.1
34 University of Washington Seattle, WA 3.1
34 Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN 3.1
39 Arizona State University Tempe, AZ 3.0
39 University of Arizona Tucson, AZ 3.0
39 University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA 3.0
42 Purdue University--West Lafayette (Krannert) West Lafayette, IN 2.9
42 Texas A&M University--College Station College Station, TX 2.9
42 University of California--Irvine Irvine, CA 2.9
42 University of California--Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA 2.9
46 Georgetown University Washington, DC 2.8
46 Indiana University--Bloomington Bloomington, IN 2.8
48 Rice University Houston, TX 2.7
48 University of Florida Gainesville, FL 2.7
50 North Carolina State University--Raleigh Raleigh, NC 2.6
50 Rutgers, the State U of New Jersey--New Brunswick New Brunswick, NJ 2.6
50 University of Colorado--Boulder Boulder, CO 2.6
50 University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA 2.6
54 Iowa State University Ames, IA 2.5
54 Syracuse University Syracuse, NY 2.5

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Economics
Ranked in 2008
1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA Score 5.0
1 University of Chicago Chicago, IL Score 5.0
3 Harvard University Cambridge, MA Score 4.9
3 Princeton University Princeton, NJ Score 4.9
3 Stanford University Stanford, CA Score 4.9
3 University of California--Berkeley Berkeley, CA Score 4.9
7 Yale University New Haven, CT Score 4.8
8 Northwestern University Evanston, IL Score 4.6
9 University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA Score 4.5
10 University of California--San Diego La Jolla, CA Score 4.3
11 Columbia University New York, NY Score 4.2
11 University of California--Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA Score 4.2
11 University of Michigan--Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI Score 4.2
11 University of Wisconsin--Madison Madison, WI Score 4.2
15 New York University New York, NY Score 4.1
15 University of Minnesota--Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN Score 4.1
17 California Institute of Technology NA, CA Score 4.0
17 Cornell University Ithaca, NY Score 4.0
19 University of Rochester Rochester, NY Score 3.9
20 Carnegie Mellon University NA, PA Score 3.8
21 Brown University Providence, RI Score 3.7
21 Duke University NA, NC Score 3.7
21 University of Maryland--College Park College Park, MD Score 3.7
24 Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD Score 3.6
25 Boston University Boston, MA Score 3.5
25 University of Texas--Austin Austin, TX Score 3.5
27 University of Virginia Charlottesville, VA Score 3.3
28 Ohio State University Columbus, OH Score 3.2
28 Pennsylvania State University--University Park NA, PA Score 3.2
28 University of California--Davis Davis, CA Score 3.2
28 University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign Urbana, IL Score 3.2
28 University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC Score 3.2
28 University of Washington Seattle, WA Score 3.2
34 Michigan State University East Lansing, MI Score 3.1
34 University of Iowa Iowa City, IA Score 3.1
36 Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA Score 3.0
36 Indiana University--Bloomington Bloomington, IN Score 3.0
36 Purdue University--West Lafayette West Lafayette, IN Score 3.0
36 University of California--Santa Barbara NA, CA Score 3.0
36 Washington University in St. Louis St. Louis, MO Score 3.0
41 University of Arizona Tucson, AZ Score 2.9
41 University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA Score 2.9
41 Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN Score 2.9
44 Arizona State University Tempe, AZ Score 2.8
44 Texas A&M University--College Station College Station, TX Score 2.8
44 University of Florida Gainesville, FL Score 2.8
44 University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA Score 2.8
48 Georgetown University NA, DC Score 2.7
48 North Carolina State University--Raleigh Raleigh, NC Score 2.7
48 Rice University Houston, TX Score 2.7
กก Rutgers, the State U of New Jersey--New Brunswick New Brunswick, NJ Score 2.7
48 University of California--Irvine Irvine, CA Score 2.7
48 University of Colorado--Boulder Boulder, CO Score 2.7
54 Claremont Graduate University Claremont, CA Score 2.6
55 Iowa State University NA, IA Score 2.5
55 Syracuse University Syracuse, NY Score 2.5
American University Washington, DC Score N/A
Auburn University--Main Campus Auburn University, AL Score N/A
Binghamton University Binghamton, NY Score N/A
Brandeis University NA, MA Score N/A
CUNY Graduate School and University Center New York, NY Score N/A
Clark University Worcester, MA Score N/A
Clemson University Clemson, SC Score N/A
Colorado School of Mines NA, CO Score N/A
Colorado State University Fort Collins, CO Score N/A
Drexel University NA, PA Score N/A
Emory University NA, GA Score N/A
Florida International University NA, FL Score N/A
Florida State University NA, FL Score N/A
Fordham University NA, NY Score N/A
George Mason University NA, VA Score N/A
George Washington University NA, DC Score N/A
Georgia State University NA, GA Score N/A
Howard University Washington, DC Score N/A
Kansas State University Manhattan, KS Score N/A

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Economics (Ph.D.)
New! Ranked in 2005*
Rank/School Average assessment
score (5.0 = highest)
1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology 5.0
  University of Chicago 5.0
3. Harvard University (MA) 4.9
  Princeton University (NJ) 4.9
  Stanford University (CA) 4.9
  University of California–Berkeley 4.9
7. Yale University (CT) 4.8
8. Northwestern University (IL) 4.6
9. University of Pennsylvania 4.5
10. University of California–San Diego 4.3
11. Columbia University (NY) 4.2
  University of California–Los Angeles 4.2
  University of Michigan–Ann Arbor 4.2
  University of Wisconsin–Madison 4.2
15. New York University 4.1
  University of Minnesota–Twin Cities 4.1
17. California Institute of Technology 4.0
  Cornell University (NY) 4.0
19. University of Rochester (NY) 3.9
20. Carnegie Mellon University (PA) 3.8
21. Brown University (RI) 3.7
  Duke University (NC) 3.7
  University of Maryland–College Park 3.7
24. Johns Hopkins University (MD) 3.6
25. Boston University 3.5
  University of Texas–Austin 3.5
27. University of Virginia 3.3
28. Ohio State University 3.2
  Pennsylvania State University–University Park 3.2
  University of California–Davis 3.2
  University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign 3.2
  University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill 3.2
  University of Washington 3.2
34. Michigan State University 3.1
  University of Iowa 3.1
36. Boston College 3.0
  Indiana University–Bloomington 3.0
  Purdue University–West Lafayette (IN) 3.0
  University of California–Santa Barbara 3.0
  Washington University in St. Louis 3.0
41. University of Arizona 2.9
  University of Southern California 2.9
  Vanderbilt University (TN) 2.9
44. Arizona State University 2.8
  Texas A&M University–College Station 2.8
  University of Florida 2.8
  University of Pittsburgh 2.8
48. Georgetown University (DC) 2.7
  North Carolina State University–Raleigh 2.7
  Rice University (TX) 2.7
  Rutgers State University–New Brunswick (NJ) 2.7
  University of California–Irvine 2.7
  University of Colorado–Boulder 2.7
54. Claremont Graduate School (CA) 2.6
55. Iowa State University 2.5
  Syracuse University (NY) 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.


Economics
(Ranked in 2001*)

Rank/School Average
reputation score
(5 = highest)
1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology 5.0
2. Harvard University (MA) 4.9
   Princeton University (NJ) 4.9
   Stanford University (CA) 4.9
   University of Chicago 4.9
6. University of California--Berkeley 4.8
7. Yale University (CT) 4.7
8. Northwestern University (IL) 4.6
9. University of Pennsylvania 4.4
10. University of Wisconsin--Madison 4.2
11. University of California--Los Angeles 4.1
   University of Michigan--Ann Arbor 4.1
   University of Minnesota--Twin Cities 4.1
14. California Institute of Technology 4.0
   Columbia University (NY) 4.0
   University of Rochester (NY) 4.0
17. Cornell University (NY) 3.9
   University of California--San Diego 3.9
19. Carnegie Mellon University (PA) 3.7
   New York University 3.7
21. Brown University (RI) 3.6
   Duke University (NC) 3.6
   University of Texas--Austin 3.6
24. Johns Hopkins University (MD) 3.5
   University of Maryland--College Park 3.5
26. Boston University 3.4
   University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign 3.4
   University of Virginia 3.4
29. Ohio State University--Columbus 3.3
30. University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill 3.2
31. Michigan State University 3.1
   Pennsylvania State University--University Park 3.1
   University of California--Davis 3.1
   University of Iowa 3.1
   University of Washington 3.1
   Washington University in St. Louis 3.1
37. Texas A&M University--College Station 3.0
   University of Arizona 3.0
39. Purdue University--West Lafayette (IN) 2.9
40. Boston College 2.8
   Indiana University--Bloomington 2.8
   University of California--Santa Barbara 2.8
   University of Florida 2.8
   University of Southern California 2.8
   Vanderbilt University (TN) 2.8
46. Iowa State University 2.7
   University of Pittsburgh 2.7
48. North Carolina State University--Raleigh 2.6
   Rice University (TX) 2.6
   Rutgers State University--New Brunswick (NJ) 2.6
51. Claremont Graduate School (CA) 2.5
   Georgetown University (DC) 2.5
   University of Colorado--Boulder 2.5