Best Colleges for Chemistry

One might expect to find only large research universities on a list of best colleges for chemistry majors, yet this is far from the case. While many big schools boast high-end laboratories and instructors, access to both can be limited for undergraduates, as graduate students often get first dibs. At many of the liberal arts schools listed below, such as Pomona, Grinnell, Kalamazoo, and Carleton, the main focus is on teaching undergraduates and thus it is freshman chemistry students occupying the premier lab space, not doctoral students. All of the institutions on our list produce well-trained chemists who are welcomed by employers and top Master’s and Ph.D. programs alike.

Click the links below for more information about each college's chemistry program. Click here to read our methodology.

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