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September 30, 2010

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Neuroscience and Neurobiology

The National Research Council assessed programs according to 21 different criteria. Here are the NRC's five major ratings summarizing those criteria. For a detailed explanation, see our FAQ.

S-Rank: Programs are ranked highly if they are strong in the criteria that scholars say are most important.
Research: Derived from faculty publications, citation rates, grants, and awards.
Students: Derived from students' completion rates, financial aid, and other criteria.
Diversity: Reflects gender balance, ethnic diversity, and the proportion of international students.
R-Rank: Programs are ranked highly if they have similar features to programs viewed by faculty as top-notch.
Institution, program S-Rank High S-Rank Low Research High Research Low Students High Students Low Diversity High Diversity Low R-Rank High R-Rank Low
Baylor College of Medicine
Neuroscience
22 58 32 79 7 47 58 85 24 42
Boston U.
Neuroscience & Neurobiology, School of Medicine
46 85 20 80 76 93 10 38 45 71
Boston U.
Neuroscience, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
18 56 29 78 17 60 76 88 18 37
Brandeis U.
Neuroscience
2 15 2 22 10 57 4 18 9 28
Brown U.
Neuroscience
16 58 14 62 12 68 58 85 15 30
California Institute of Technology
Computation and Neural Systems
5 27 2 18 27 85 90 94 8 19
Case Western Reserve U.
Neuroscience
11 47 10 57 16 66 3 12 22 43
Colorado State U.
Biomedical Sciences/ Neurosciences
52 85 37 85 13 67 22 75 51 77
Columbia U.
Neurobiology and Behavior
5 25 2 24 56 93 38 75 4 13
Cornell U.
Neurobiology and Behavior
26 66 21 71 45 84 25 59 16 30
Cornell U.
Weill Grad School of Medical Sci - Neuroscience
19 61 13 59 4 42 23 59 33 60
Drexel U.
Neuroscience
35 81 23 80 34 79 20 61 68 88
Duke U.
Neurobiology
16 59 16 68 33 82 6 23 16 31
Emory U.
Neuroscience (NS)
13 49 9 48 11 55 17 53 20 36
Florida Atlantic U.
Complex Systems and Brain Sciences
89 93 88 93 37 80 59 84 83 93
Florida State U.
Neuroscience
62 86 48 85 14 61 13 43 63 79
George Washing-
ton U.

Molecular Medicine
31 74 24 76 17 74 21 62 55 75
Georgetown U.
Neuroscience
14 50 21 75 4 51 3 14 25 50
Georgia State U.
Biology- Neuroscience & Neurobiology
30 70 41 83 3 53 8 29 70 88
Harvard U.
DMS- Neuroscience
1 10 1 15 17 62 55 83 1 2
Indiana U. at Blooming-
ton

Neural Science
79 93 59 90 63 92 85 90 66 84
Indiana U.-Purdue U. Indianapolis
Medical Neurobiology
58 88 29 74 87 94 78 92 41 73
Iowa State U.
Neuroscience
76 91 68 90 71 93 15 48 71 91
Johns Hopkins U.
Neuroscience
2 14 3 27 4 36 70 87 2 11
Kent State U. Main Campus
Biomedical Sciences - Neurosciences
94 94 94 94 8 69 62 90 85 94
Loyola U. Chicago
Neuroscience
71 90 47 88 15 78 10 39 87 94
Massachu-
setts Institute of Technology

Neuroscience
1 7 1 8 3 46 15 46 2 6
Michigan State U.
Neuroscience
59 87 28 83 60 91 5 20 72 89
New York U.
Neural Science
15 44 12 52 41 81 27 65 16 33
New York U.
Neuroscience and Physiology/ Sackler
15 51 9 47 15 62 90 94 29 54
North-
western U.

NU Inter- departmental Neuroscience Program (NUIN)
35 78 16 66 59 88 17 49 16 30
Ohio State U. Main Campus
Neuroscience Graduate Studies Program
67 90 65 91 43 90 8 30 59 81
Oregon Health and Science U.
Behavioral Neuroscience
22 69 11 54 26 68 41 80 39 63
Oregon Health and Science U.
Neuroscience
33 77 12 62 73 91 59 85 9 18
Pennsyl-
vania State U.

Neuroscience
44 79 42 84 6 40 57 86 49 69
Purdue U. Main Campus
Neurobiology and Physiology
30 76 65 91 27 88 1 3 61 85
Stanford U.
Neurosciences
1 10 1 12 32 78 35 74 2 4
State U. of New York at Stony Brook
Neuroscience
14 50 8 50 25 67 28 74 31 57
State U. of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn
Neural & Behavioral Science
52 83 45 85 7 53 47 80 59 81
State U. of New York Upstate Medical U.
Neuroscience
58 87 47 86 16 67 49 86 73 89
Tufts U.
Neuroscience
24 69 15 59 11 79 14 52 48 72
Tulane U.
Neuroscience Program
45 79 36 81 12 56 59 85 41 61
U. at Buffalo (SUNY)
Neuroscience
40 79 52 88 2 22 31 76 74 91
U. of Alabama at Birmingham
Neurobiology
53 86 28 80 84 94 26 63 42 74
U. of Alabama at Birmingham
Vision Science
85 92 84 93 50 86 15 44 68 88
U. of Arizona
Neuroscience
20 62 18 73 4 48 61 87 34 59
U. of California at Berkeley
Neuroscience
4 17 8 37 3 37 73 89 7 14
U. of California at Davis
Neuroscience
23 69 28 81 8 51 16 48 28 53
U. of California at Irvine
Anatomy and Neurobiology
8 34 14 66 1 25 2 6 37 62
U. of California at Irvine
Neurobiology and Behavior
2 14 2 23 18 70 6 27 12 24
U. of California at Los Angeles
Neuroscience & Neurobiology [combined programs]
6 31 4 36 33 74 21 59 7 15
U. of California at San Diego
Neurosciences
2 12 1 15 21 64 44 80 3 8
U. of California at San Francisco
Neuroscience
2 16 2 18 38 78 34 69 2 9
U. of Chicago
Neurobiology
31 73 36 83 2 64 18 50 32 50
U. of Chicago
Neurobiology, Pharmacology, Physiology
28 73 34 83 3 60 91 94 25 52
U. of Cincinnati Main Campus
Neuroscience
25 68 17 67 3 57 49 83 32 69
U. of Colorado at Boulder
Neuroscience
15 55 24 78 3 37 1 3 48 91
U. of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center
Neuroscience
38 81 25 80 41 79 39 79 33 54
U. of Connec-
ticut

Biomedical Science Ph.D. Neurosciences
19 60 24 79 2 26 15 47 64 86
U. of Connec-
ticut

Comm Sci: Speech, Language Hearing
88 93 88 93 49 90 8 35 92 94
U. of Connec-
ticut

Physiology Neurobiology Ph.D.
29 67 70 91 1 10 29 72 54 85
U. of Florida
Medical Sciences: Neuroscience
26 68 24 76 2 25 52 84 36 66
U. of Houston main campus
Vision Science/ Physiological Optics
40 83 51 88 2 91 5 19 57 85
U. of Illinois at Urbana-
Champaign

Neuroscience
51 82 34 80 67 91 16 45 39 65
U. of Iowa
Neuroscience
16 58 10 55 13 55 67 87 42 68
U. of Kentucky
Anatomy & Neurobiology
43 79 36 83 43 89 32 65 45 70
U. of Louisville
Anatomical Sciences & Neurobiology
65 88 78 92 2 57 50 80 75 91
U. of Maryland at College Park
Neurosciences and Cognitive Sciences
34 69 37 75 8 77 6 21 42 72
U. of Massachu-
setts at Amherst

Neuroscience and Behavior
67 87 61 88 22 77 4 16 63 83
U. of Massachu-
setts at Worcester

Neuroscience
64 89 29 84 87 94 17 47 52 78
U. of Miami
Neuroscience
30 75 19 72 58 89 32 66 36 63
U. of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Neuroscience
12 42 10 50 41 80 20 56 16 30
U. of Minnesota-
Twin Cities

Neuroscience
17 58 21 72 6 48 35 74 17 36
U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Neurobiology
16 53 17 71 11 55 4 20 21 41
U. of Pennsyl-
vania

Biomed Grad Studies-Neuroscience
9 37 7 40 35 79 49 81 8 14
U. of Pittsburgh Main Campus
Neuroscience
14 48 10 47 69 90 33 70 15 34
U. of Rochester
Neuroscience
18 58 17 68 36 89 32 72 28 45
U. of Southern California
Neuroscience
28 68 30 78 22 68 19 52 37 62
U. of Texas at Austin
Neuroscience
44 81 21 70 59 90 18 57 31 59
U. of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and U. of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Neuroscience
61 87 38 83 78 93 43 80 52 73
U. of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Neuroscience
4 20 2 23 4 75 28 67 15 37
U. of Toledo
Cellular & Molecular Neurobiology
47 82 81 93 26 86 24 68 69 91
U. of Utah
Neuroscience
72 90 52 88 53 87 49 84 40 64
U. of Vermont
Neuroscience
63 90 30 82 32 87 68 89 63 86
U. of Virginia
Neuroscience
18 62 22 81 15 57 15 46 17 39
U. of Washing-
ton

Neurobiology and Behavior
14 53 13 62 60 91 89 93 15 34
U. of Wisconsin at Madison
Neuroscience
19 58 19 71 3 30 37 73 26 47
Uniformed Services U. of the Health Sciences
Neurosciences
87 93 68 91 45 86 35 75 85 93
Vanderbilt U.
Neuroscience
15 48 8 48 9 63 39 78 27 54
Wake Forest U.
Neurobiology and Anatomy
35 80 34 83 1 42 41 74 78 93
Wake Forest U.
Neuroscience
13 51 31 83 3 52 5 20 30 60
Washing-
ton State U.

Graduate Program in Neuroscience
54 85 30 77 34 81 19 51 73 92
Washing-
ton U. in St. Louis

Neurosciences
8 34 7 47 11 66 88 93 4 15
Yale U.
Neuroscience Track of Bio & Biomed Sci
2 18 5 35 15 57 52 84 5 11
Methodology: This interactive tool is based on rankings developed by the NRC. For a complete explanation of the methods the research council used, go to its site; registration may be required.