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Top 20 Economics Programs In America (Undergraduate)

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Top 20 Economics Programs In America (undergrad). Listed by School, Selectivity, Undergraduate Enrollment and Acceptance Rate (arranged by acceptance rate, low to high).
 

Top 20 Economics Programs In America (Undergraduate)
 
 
School
Selectivity
Undergraduate Enrollment
Acceptance Rate
1
Harvard University
Most Selective
6,613
9%
2
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Most Selective
4,053
12%
3
Princeton University
Most Selective
4,761
10%
4
Stanford University
Most Selective
6,734
10%
5
University of CaliforniaBerkley
Most Selective
23, 482
24%
6
Columbia University
Most Selective
5,604
12%
7
California Institute of Technology
Most Selective
913
17%
8
University of CaliforniaLos Angeles
Most Selective
24,811
26%
9
Cornell University
Most Selective
13,684
21%
10
Brown University
Most Selective
6,176
14%
11
Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper)
Most Selective
5,623
28%
12
Duke University
Most Selective
6,534
23%
13
Yale University
Most Selectivity
5,409
9%
14
University of Chicago
Highly Selective
4,671
38%
15
Northwestern University
Highly Selective
17,793
39%
16
University of Minnesota—Twin Cities
Highly Selective
32,817
57%
17
New York University
Highly Selective
20,566
37%
18
University of MichiganAnn Arbor
Highly Selective
25,467
50%
19
University of CaliforniaSan Diego
Highly Selective
20,679
46%
20
University of WisconsinMadison
Selective
29,438
66%

 

  • Economics at Harvard University is learning the behavior of social systems, such as corporations, markets, legislatures and families. Students begin their freshman year with Economics 10; a full year introductory course in economics.
     
  • MIT aims to provide undergraduate students with a solid background in today’s economic theories. Students develop the skills necessary for quantitative research and learn the role of the United States within the world economy.
     
  • Considered one the finest economics department in the world, Princeton University offers a program that allows students to take on careers in many different fields. Students go on to work in areas such as investment banking, consulting and banking firms.
  •  The Economics major at Stanford University trains students in economic policy; it promotes an active learning approach. Students are taught to tackle problems in an analytical way and they learn to put the research skills acquired to use.
  • University of California—Berkley makes available a major in Economics that begins with courses in areas of microeconomics and macroeconomics. Other courses include Labor Economics, Public Economics, Political Economics, and Applications of Psychology and Economics.
  •  Columbia University offers an economics program that educates students on how resources are distributed; students learn how society is affected by the distribution of these resources. Other areas covered include the role of markets, the role of government in the economy, the acquisition and distribution of wealth; among others.
  •  Caltech allows an Economics Option through its Division of the Humanities and Sciences; program provides students with the principles that underlie the workings of economic institutions. Students may combine studies in economics with studies in science, mathematics and engineering.
  • University of California—Los Angeles provides students with many degree choices. Degrees offered include Economics (B.A), Business Economics (B.A.), Mathematics/Economics (B.S.). A Minor in Accounting is offered, as well as a Specialization in Computing.
  • Cornell University educates students in areas such as economic theory, money and banking, international economics, growth and development, industrial organization and economic history.
  •  Students at Brown University begin their study of economics with Economics 0110; course introduces students to the economic problems within society. Intermediate courses include econometrics, macroeconomics and microeconomics. Students must take a course in calculus.
  • Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper) educates students in all areas of economics. Students learn the inner workings of an economy and gain knowledge of individual, family, country and world economics.
  • Duke University offers numerous paths towards obtaining a degree in economics. It confers a Bachelor of Science (B.S.), as well as a Bachelor of Arts (A.B.); students may also Minor or declare a Finance Concentration with a Major in Economics.
  • Yale University takes a descriptive and analytical approach in educating students on issues of national and international economic policy; students examine the wealth of nations; its origins, its allocation, along with its contribution and decline. The study of economics is approached as a liberal education and not as a study for a particular vocation.
  • University of Chicago provides students with the tools necessary to understand today’s economy, the origins and role of prices are examined, along with markets, allocation of goods and services and all that contribute toward determining price, employment and income.
  • Considered one of the most popular majors, Northwestern University’s major in economics prepares students for different positions within government, industry or finance. Most students combine the study of economics with another major.
  • University of Minnesota—(Twin Cities) offers a Minor, Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts in Economics; it also offers a Quantitative Emphasis Bachelor’s degree in Economics. The quantitative emphasis adds basic training in linear algebra, calculus and econometrics.
  • New York University allows students to study a Joint Major in Economics & Mathematics; students may also elect to study a Joint Major in Economics & Computer Science. A minor and honors may also be elected.
  • University of Michigan—(Ann Arbor) teaches students ways to examine, analyze and understand economic problems. Students are given a foundation in theoretical and applied economics, which in-turn enables the evaluation of economic policy.
  • University of California—(San Diego) offers an Economics (B.A.), Management Science (B.S.), and a joint degree in Economics and Math (B.S.).  The Management Science Major focuses on applied economics and management.
  • The College of Letters and Science at the University of Wisconsin – (Madison) allows students to major in Economics, or in Economics with Mathematical Emphasis. The mathematical emphasis provides students the statistics and mathematics required for analytical economics. 

 

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