Best Colleges for Meteorology

When you tell your friends that you want to study meteorology and atmospheric science in college, they’ll instantly envision you on the local news, donning a wacky bowtie, predicting the next snowstorm about as well as coin flip. Believe it or not, the majority of meteorology grads are actually employed by the government within agencies like the National Weather Service, NASA, the Department of Defense, and the Department of Agriculture. Many other graduates go on to work in private industry or further their education in order to teach at the university level. If courses like Synoptic Meteorology and Atmospheric Thermodynamics sound invigorating rather than sleep-inducing, then meteorology may be the major for you, and the schools on our best meteorology programs list are the best places in the country in which to complete your studies.

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

Cornell University

Embry Riddle Aeronautical University

Florida State University

Iowa State University

Millersville University

North Carolina State University

Ohio State University

Penn State University

Purdue University

Rutgers University

Texas A&M University

University at Albany (SUNY)

University of California, Davis

University of California, Los Angeles

University of Colorado Boulder

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Maryland 

University of Michigan

University of Missouri

University of North Carolina at Asheville

University of Oklahoma

University of Washington

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Virginia Tech

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