Ever felt like you were losing the race against Time?
You may have felt that you don't have enough on your college resume, studied the wrong major, or mistakenly closed doors.
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See what time it is and compare it with your day-to-day.
What time is it actually for you?
The above calculates what time it is in your life on a 24-hour scale based on the US human life expectancy of 80 years.
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It's 5:24AM and you're just applying to college
As an 18 year old, fresh out of high school, college may be the decision you took to begin shaping an adult life and a professional career. It is only 5:24AM. What do you normally do in the early hours of the day? You are most likely waking up or preparing yourself for the day. Likewise, choosing the college fit for you is a good start towards your first door of opportunity in your academic and professional career. Although you should consider many different factors in determining the university of your choice, EconTime is a website geared towards providing a narrow selction of the top university for studying Economics.
Below is a list of the Top 10 US universities for Economics*:
|Rank | University||Background | Economics Department|
|1. Harvard University||Established in 1636, Harvard University is the US' oldest institution of higher learning. Harvard has an illustrious history, influence and wealth, and is considered to be one of the most prestigious universities in the world. Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the institution boasts more than 360,000 alumni worldwide. Economics is the largest concentration at Harvard because of its many strenghts, such as small class size. The Economics department has roughly 200-250 concentrators per class. Harvard emphasizes that Economics is not a substitute for business, a concentration that Harvard does not have. After graduation, 85% of Economics concentrators have entered professional fields with a large portion going into consulting and finance.
Harvard Economics Department
|2. Stanford University||Leland Stanford Junior University, more commonly known as Stanford University, is a private research university located in Stanford, California. Established in 1891, it has become one of the world's most prestigious institutions across the globe, with top positions in various ranking in the US. The Economics major provides an excellent background for those who plan careers in governemnet and private enterprise as well as those pursuing graduate degrees in professional schools or in the field of economics. Stanford offers a Summer Research Assistant (RA) Program, which provides opportunities for undergraduates to be employed by the Department of Economics as RAs on the Stanford campus during a ten-week period.
Stanford Economics Department
|3. Massachusetts Institute of Technology||The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), is a private research university with five schools and one college, with a total of 32 departments. The institution is was founded in 1861 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in response to the increasing industrialization of the United States. In the years following WW II, the institution's economics department has expanded significantly, and had become one of the world's leaders in the field by the 1950s. About 20% of Economics undergraduates enter a graduate program in Economics or finance. This is among the highest yielf of PhD candidates for an undergraduate economics program. MIT's Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) fosters close ties between undergraduates and faculty members. The Department also offers the Cambridge-MIT Exchange (CME) program to undergraduates to broaden their experience.
MIT Economics Department
|4. University of Pennsylvania||The University of Pennsylvania, not to be confused with Pennsylvania State University, was established in 1740 by Benjamin Franklin as one of the nine original Colonial Colleges. The university was home to several educational innovations, such as being home to the first schools of medicine and business (Perelman School of Medicine, 1765, and Wharton School of Business, 1881 respectively). The economics undergraduate program is one of the largest in UPenn's School of Arts and Sciences, and is the home to the International Economic Review, a leading journal in economics. The Department also offers research opportunities, but undergraduates face strong competition from graduate students. Rather than pursuing a second degree right after gradduation, the majority of Econ/Math-Econ majors join the workforce.
UPenn Economics Department
|5. University of Chicago||The University of Chicago is home to approximately 5,000 undergraduate students in downtown Chicago, Illinois. The establishment was founded by John D. Rockefeller in 1890, and has since taken top ten positions in various fields of study. The economics department has fielded the most Nobel Prize laureates in economics more than any other university - MIT is second at 6, as of January 2016. The Economics major is intended to equip sutdents wit the basic tools to understand the operation of a modern economy. At the University of Chicago, the Department recommends students in their third year to consider independent research projects.
UChicago Economics Department
|6. University of California - Berkeley||As the flagship campus of the University of California system, UC Berkeley is one of the nation's leading public universities. The institution was established in 1868 as the College of California and Agricultural, Mining and Mechanical Arts College were merged. The Berkeley campus is the oldest in the UC System, and currently offers about 350 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The economics department at UC Berkeley is well known for its creativity and innovation in the field, perhaps stemming from its inception in 1903 - one of the first economics departments in the United States. The Department also has a great student services office and a weekly economics announcement e-newsletter keeps students up to date with pertinent department information, internship opportunities and more.
UC Berkeley Economics Department
|7. New York University||With its main campus located in the Greenwich Village in downtown Manhattan, NYU is organized into more than twenty schools, colleges and institutes, throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn, as well as Global Academic Centers in major cities such as Abu Dhabi, Shanghai, London and Madrid. The economics department at NYU has risen to national prominence recently, with faculty including 12 members of the Fellows of the Econometric Society, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, 2011 Nobel Prize Winner Tom Sargent and 2004 Nemmers Prize Winner Ariel Rubinstein. Students can major in Economics in one of two concentrations, a Theory concentration, mostly pursued by students planning on post-graduate studies, or a Policy concentration.
NYU Economics Department
|8. Columbia University||Colombia University is a private research university located in Upper Manhattan, New York City. The university was first established in 1754 as King's College, one of the nine Colonial Colleges, and is the oldest college in the state of New York. The university annually administers the Pulitzer Prize, and was the first institution in the US to grant M.D. degrees. The economics department at Columbia offers a general economics major, as well as five interdisciplinary majors to suit specific interests and professional goals of the student body. Founded in 2003, the Program for Economic Research is an opportunity for students to fully utilize the research environment provided by the university.
Columbia Economics Department
|9. University of Michigan - Ann Arbor||An interesting fact about the University of Michigan is that it was founded in 1817, 20 years before the Michigan Territory had become a state. While excelling in academics in fields such as the humanities, social sciences and STEM, the institution is also renowned for its athletics teams, the Wolverines. Throughout its long and distinguished history, Department of Economics at UMich has counted many eminent scholars and public servants within its alumni and current faculty members. One of the Department's featured alumni is former US President Gerald R. Ford. Many of the students studying Economics at UMich continue their education in graduate or professional schools.
UMich Economics Department
|10. Northwestern University||With one of the nation's largest university endowments (valued at $9.78 billion), Northwestern University is a private research university located in Evanston and Chicago, Illinois. The institution also has an international campus in Doha, Qatar, and offers 124 undergraduate degrees.The Department of Economics at Northwestern is one of the largest fields of study in the College of Arts and Sciences, especially renowned for its PhD program. More than half of their students complete a double major, with more of the popular other majors being Industrial Engineering and Political Science. After graduation, the majority, 44% of those employed full time, of graduates were in consulting.
Northwestern Economics Department
Based on: [US News]