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Best Colleges for Economics

While some who major in this highly-rigorous discipline will go on to obtain graduate degrees and earn the title of “economist,” most economics majors will parlay their skills into employment opportunities in government, finance, and the business world. Job-seekers and future academicians alike will be in better position to thrive if they attend one of the schools from the list below. Graduates from these institutions on our list of the Best Colleges for Economics emerge from their four years of study with a deep understanding of market forces, regulations, trade, finance, and the principles of economic theory.

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

Amherst College

Boston College

Bowdoin College

Brandeis University

Brown University

Carleton College

Claremont McKenna College

Colby College

Colgate University

College of William and Mary

Columbia University

Cornell University

Dartmouth College

Davidson College

Duke University

Georgetown University

Grinnell College

Harvard University

Lafayette College

Macalester College

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Middlebury College

New York University

Northwestern University

Occidental College

Penn State University

Pomona College

Princeton University

Stanford University

Swarthmore College

Tufts University

University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Los Angeles

University of California, San Diego

University of Chicago

University of Michigan

University of Pennsylvania

University of Rochester

University of Wisconsin – Madison

Vanderbilt University

Vassar College

Washington and Lee University

Wellesley College

Wesleyan University

Whitman College

Williams College

Yale University

Colleges Worth Your Money

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