Top 10 schools for Chemistry in the US

By Vidhya

Are you an international student interested in studying in science in the United States? You might want to consider studying chemistry in the US. Chemistry is considered as the "central science", where there are major advances being made in areas of medicine, nanotechnology and the environment. A firm understanding of chemistry is necessary for the full understanding most of the other areas of science.

Chemistry joins together other sciences and the knowledge of nature of chemicals and chemical processes provides valuable insight into a variety of physical and biological phenomena. Understanding chemistry provides the basis for understanding the world we live in.

While choosing between colleges for a programme in chemistry, you might have to consider factors like your field of study, research opportunities and your future plans. The quality of the chemistry department at your school will not only affect your college experience but also will have a huge impact on your future career.

Read further to know the best chemistry schools in the US:

California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

California Institute of Technology (Cal Tech)
Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Rank #1

Specialties

  • Biochemistry
  • Inorganic
  • Organic
  • Physical
  • Theoretical

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Department of Chemistry
Rank #1

Specialties

  • Biochemistry
  • Inorganic
  • Organic
  • Physical
  • Theoretical

University of California—Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

University of California - Berkeley
College of Chemistry
Rank #1

Specialties

  • Biochemistry
  • Inorganic
  • Organic
  • Physical
  • Theoretical

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Harvard University
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Rank #4

Specialties

  • Biochemistry
  • Inorganic
  • Organic
  • Physical
  • Theoretical

 

Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Stanford University
Department of Chemistry
Rank #4

Specialties

  • Biochemistry
  • Inorganic
  • Organic
  • Physical
  • Theoretical

University of Illinois—Urbana- Champaign, Urbana, IL

University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign
Department of Chemistry
Rank #6

Specialties

  • Analytical
  • Inorganic
  • Organic
  • Physical
  • Theoretical

 

Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Northwestern University
Department of Chemistry
Rank #7

Specialties

  • Inorganic
  • Physical
  • Theoretical

 

Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA

Scripps Research Institute
Kellogg School of Science and Technology
Rank #7

Specialties

  • Biochemistry
  • Organic

University of Wisconsin—Madison, Madison, WI

University of Wisconsin--Madison
Department of Chemistry
Rank #9

Specialties

  • Analytical
  • Inorganic
  • Organic
  • Physical
  • Theoretical

Columbia University, New York, NY

Columbia University
Department of Chemistry
Rank #10

Specialties

  • Organic
  • Physical
  • Theoretical

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