Graduate Programs at Top National Universities

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Graduate Programs Comparison at 25 Top National Universities

The next table lists the 25 best Graduate Programs at Top National Universities out of 405 schools. The average graduate tuition & fees of the schools is $52,508 for academic year 2021-2022. The average graduate student population is 10,251 and the schools offer 268 major programs (programs for master and doctorate) in average.
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Graduate Programs at Top National Universities Comparison
Rank*NameGraduate Tuition & FeesGraduate StudentsNumber of Graduate ProgramsNumber of Online Graduate ProgramsStudents to Faculty Ratio
1 Stanford UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsStanford, CA $55,011 9,587 217 programs 11 programs 4 to 1
2 Harvard UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsCambridge, MA $52,170 21,864 368 programs - 5 to 1
3 Princeton UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsPrinceton, NJ $58,790 3,079 125 programs - 4 to 1
4 Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyPrivate, 4 yearsCambridge, MA $58,967 6,893 118 programs - 3 to 1
5 Columbia University in the City of New YorkPrivate, 4 yearsNew York, NY $52,924 21,987 465 programs 18 programs 6 to 1
6 Yale UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsNew Haven, CT $45,700 7,357 296 programs - 4 to 1
7 California Institute of TechnologyPrivate, 4 yearsPasadena, CA $58,443 1,339 93 programs - 3 to 1
8 University of ChicagoPrivate, 4 yearsChicago, IL $63,936 10,778 206 programs - 5 to 1
9 University of PennsylvaniaPrivate, 4 yearsPhiladelphia, PA $42,932 15,397 348 programs 4 programs 6 to 1
10 Brown UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsProvidence, RI $62,083 3,156 261 programs - 6 to 1
11 Northwestern UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsEvanston, IL $56,567 14,044 387 programs 5 programs 6 to 1
12 Dartmouth CollegePrivate, 4 yearsHanover, NH $59,283 2,122 110 programs - 7 to 1
13 Duke UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsDurham, NC $59,141 9,455 233 programs 1 programs 6 to 1
14 Cornell UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsIthaca, NY $30,006 8,877 323 programs 2 programs 9 to 1
15 Rice UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsHouston, TX $49,941 3,567 147 programs 1 programs 6 to 1
16 Vanderbilt UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsNashville, TN $52,162 6,480 237 programs 1 programs 8 to 1
17 University of California-Los AngelesPublic, 4 yearsLos Angeles, CA $28,138
($13,036 Residents)
12,953 322 programs 1 programs 18 to 1
18 University of California-BerkeleyPublic, 4 yearsBerkeley, CA $29,262
($14,160 Residents)
11,528 297 programs 3 programs 19 to 1
19 Georgetown UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsWashington, DC $55,128 12,014 184 programs 8 programs 11 to 1
20 University of Southern CaliforniaPrivate, 4 yearsLos Angeles, CA $61,396 26,501 600 programs 75 programs 9 to 1
21 Johns Hopkins UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsBaltimore, MD $61,202 22,559 355 programs 70 programs 6 to 1
22 Washington University in St LouisPrivate, 4 yearsSaint Louis, MO $58,288 7,796 304 programs 2 programs 7 to 1
23 University of Notre DamePrivate, 4 yearsNotre Dame, IN $58,662 3,935 170 programs 1 programs 9 to 1
24 Tufts UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsMedford, MA $55,216 6,105 219 programs 9 programs 10 to 1
25 Carnegie Mellon UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsPittsburgh, PA $47,347 6,897 319 programs 10 programs 5 to 1
Average$45,125 Residents
$52,508 Out-of-State
10,251 268 programs13 programs 7.28 to 1
*The "rank" column indicates the overall school ranking including undergraduate Programs. Schools for discontinuous number do not have graduate programs.
**Ranking data provided by CollegeEvaluator.
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