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10 Best Undergrad Schools for Education Majors

Categories: Majors & Minors

For high school students whittling down their college wish-lists, its important to research schools based on their reputation for specific programs. While you don’t have to know for certain what your major will be, if you have a strong inclination to veer in one direction, follow your gut! If that direction happens to be education, take a look at the 10 best undergraduate schools for education programs in the United States, according to the U.S. News & World Report.

Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)

  • Students enrolled: 6,141
  • Application deadline: January 1st
  • Tuition: $41,736
  • Fun Fact: Dartmouth is home to the oldest and biggest collegiate Outing Club in the country. The Outing Club offers outdoor excursions and courses to adventure-seeking students.

Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)

  • Students enrolled: 7,724
  • Application deadline: January 1st
  • Tuition: $37,000
  • Fun Fact: All undergraduate students are required to write a senior thesis.

Miami University – Oxford (Oxford, OH)

  • Students enrolled: 17,472
  • Application deadline: February 1st
  • Tuition: $10,880 (in-state), $26,052 (out-of-state)
  • Fun Fact: 30% of the student body is involved with Greek Life and the school has been referred to as the “Mother of Fraternities”.

Brown University (Providence, RI)

  • Students enrolled: 8,705
  • Application deadline: January 1st
  • Tuition: $41,328
  • Fun Fact: All students are required to live on campus for their first six semesters.

Yale University (New Haven, CT)

  • Students enrolled: 11,701
  • Application deadline: December 31st
  • Tuition: $40,500
  • Fun Fact: Yale is also widely regarded for it’s drama and music programs. All students belong to one of twelve residential colleges.

College of William and Mary (Williamsburg, VA)

  • Students enrolled: 8,000
  • Application deadline: January 1st
  • Tuition: $8,270 (in-state), $30,547 (out-of-state)
  • Fun Fact: Located in the historic town of Williamsburg, this school is the second oldest in the country!

University of Michigan – Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)

  • Students enrolled: 41,924
  • Application deadline: February 1st
  • Tuition: $12,440 (in-state), $37,588 (out-of-state)
  • Fun Fact: Located in one of the best college towns in the country, this university offers more than 900 students clubs and a rich athletic history.

Duke University (Durham, NC)

  • Students enrolled: 15,016
  • Application deadline: January 2nd
  • Tuition: $40,665
  • Fun Fact: Home of one of the top five winningest basketball programs in the country. Get ready to become a basketball fan!

University of California – Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)

  • Students enrolled: 35,833
  • Application deadline: November 30th
  • Tuition: $11,220 (in-state), $34,098 (out-of-state)
  • Fun Fact: This university is known for it’s actively political student body – particularly for liberal student groups.

University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)

  • Students enrolled: 15,152
  • Application deadline: January 3rd
  • Tuition: $41,853
  • Fun Fact: Students who live on campus (roughly 60%) are put into houses within their dorms. These houses are like tiny communities where students support one another in academics and life.

If you’re on your way to graduating college now and are interested in attending graduate school for education, check out our list of the 10 Best Graduate Schools for Education!

Best Undergraduate Business Schools: The Top 3

Categories: Majors & Minors
University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business

University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business. Photo:

Majoring in business can be the road map to a great fulfilling career, and with many highly-ranked business schools in the country, you may be wondering which is right for you. U.S. News & World Report ranks undergraduate business programs every year based on a number of qualifying factors. As you are trying to figure out which business school is right for you, the most important thing you should consider is what majors are offered within the business school. Different universities offer different programs, and every track will not be offered at every university. The Top 3 business schools in the United States are in different settings across the country and offer distinctive feelings connected to the overall university.

#1: The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania

The Wharton School was the first business school in the United States and currently has the largest alumni network of business schools in the country. Wharton offers programs in accounting, actuarial science, e-commerce, entrepreneurship, finance, general management, health care administration, human resources management, insurance, international business, marketing, production/operations management, public policy, real estate and quantitative analysis/statistics ad operations research. With a bustling student body of over 9,000 undergraduate students, The Wharton School provides prestige with an exciting urban setting.

#2 The Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The Sloan School of Management courses have a global focus, offering business clubs in countries around the world. Students are global in nature and allow a number of opportunities for students to study abroad. Sloan offers programs in accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, health care administration human resources management, international business, leadership, manufacturing and technology management, marketing, management information systems, production/operations management, organizational behavior, supply chain management/logistics, quantitative analysis/statistics and operations research and technology. MIT shares a hometown with Harvard University, filling the city with exceptionally bright students from all over the world.

#3 Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley

UC Berkeley is a great option for business students who also want to get involved in other aspects of life on a large university campus. The school has more than 25,000 students, 700 organizations and 55 Greek chapters. Haas offers programs in accounting, consulting, e-commerce, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, general management, health care administration, human resources management, international business, leadership, manufacturing and technology management, marketing, management information systems, not-for-profit management, production/operations management, organizational behavior, portfolio management, public administration, public policy, real estate, supply chain management/logistics, quantitative analysis/statistics and operations research and technology

Check out the complete list of the top business schools in the country. Browse the college profiles at Cappex to learn more about each school and its program.

10 Most Un-ranked Colleges and Universities

We’ve been talking a ton about the value of college rankings, and also posting a bunch of different lists–which schools have the most active students? The best food? The best spirit? The happiest students? The most students likely to become politicians? The lists and rankings are endless.

Still, one of the key things we try to keep in mind while writing about rankings is that there is so much more to a college education than where it ranks on an arbitrary list. There are plenty of schools that never make a list, and it’s not because they’re bad schools!

So, thanks to the folks at Gawker, we have a list of the 10 most unranked–you heard us–unranked colleges in America:

1. Madonna University
Quick fact-
 Beginning in May 2009, Madonna will offered its first doctorate, the Doctorate of Nursing Practice

2. Sherman College of Chiropractic
Quick fact- 
Sherman college offers the doctor of chiropractic degree. Surprise, surprise.

3. Kent State University – Geauga
Quick fact-
Kent State’s Geauga Campus is at the heart of Ohio’s maple syrup country in Geauga County.

4. Divine Word College
Quick fact- 
Divine Word undergraduate Roman Catholic seminary that educates young men for missionary vocations as priests and Brothers in the Society of the Divine Word.

5. Oklahoma Panhandle State University
Quick fact-
The university is organized into six schools that offer associate degrees and bachelor’s degrees in such areas as history, education, business, and nursing.

6. Cogswell Polytechnical College
Quick fact-
Cogswell Poly tech is a private college located in Sunnyvale, California.

7. Maharishi University of Management
Quick fact-
Maharishi was founded in 1973 by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and features a “consciousness-based education” system.

8. Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science
Quick fact-
The leader is funeral and death education since 1882!

9. University of South Carolina – Aiken
Quick fact- Founded in 1961 in a historic mansion in downtown Aiken.

10. Sul Ross State University
Quick fact-
Sul Ross is named for former Texas governor, Civil War general Lawrence Sullivan Ross.

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