Top 7 Ivy League Colleges for Graduate Degrees

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Which are the top 7 Ivy League colleges for graduate degrees?

Graduate School applications are very high. Over half a million U.S. students took the GRE, the exam required for entrance to the majority of graduate programs–in 2016.  Those numbers are according to statistics provided by ETS the company that oversees the GRE testing, which is offered multiple times a month on computers located at testing centers.

Competition for graduate school spots is fierce. Applications coming from a reputable undergraduate school can certainly help. You also need to have a focused area of study, great letters of recommendation, experience in your area and a fantastic personal statement or statement of purpose. But how do you decide where to apply?

We’ve rounded up the Top 7 Ivy League colleges for graduate degrees which you will notice have much overlap from our previous article Top 7 Ivy League Colleges for Finance.

The term “Ivy League” is generally used to refer to the eight schools that make up the Ivy League athletic conference. However, none of these schools can hold a candle to other, much better, athletic conferences – especially in Football and Basketball. These schools are much better known as academic and intellectual powerhouses. If it is in the Ivy League, then the quality of education is in some respects assured.

The Ivy League colleges have guided and catalyzed many great minds over the years. It is quite apparent that this trend is going to continue in to the foreseeable future as well. Regardless of which specific university, being able to study in any of the Ivy League colleges is a matter of great pride. If you are considering an Ivy League college for your post-graduation studies, then this ranking will help to make up your mind.

The salary potential and the worldwide ranking of an Ivy League college is a pretty good indicator of its position among its peers. The CWUR started in 2012 and is the only global ranking of universities, by applying various criteria such as Quality of Education, Alumni Employment, Publications, Patents, Broad Impact, etc. More about their methodology, you can find it here.

We have added a separate layer by also considering salary ranges, as well as the noted quality of life advantages or disadvantages based directly on student anecdotes.  Here now are the top 7 Ivy League colleges for graduate degrees.


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