The Best Colleges for Economics Schools/Colleges
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The Best Colleges for Economics

List Criteria: Top schools for econ majors

List of the best colleges for economics. Future economics majors -- or current economics majors looking to transfer to a more fitting school -- can use these rankings as a resource in the decision-making process. Economics schools of this caliber are rare and few and far between. However, these options should keep potential applicants busy in their research. Make sure to check out the list of enrollment requirements and get those letters of recommendation ready.

What are the best schools for economics majors? These universities are at the top of their field, and a degree from one of their economics programs will lead you to the top of your field as well. The best economics colleges are ranked here in order of excellence -- with academics, professors, and campus life all in mind. Any student of the economy would find a fitting home at one of these dormitories, as those student loans should eventually be paid off thanks to your job on Wall Street.
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    New York, New York
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    Philadelphia, Pennsylavnia
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    Stanford, California
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    New Haven, Connecticut
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    Cambridge, Massachusetts
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    Princeton, New Jersey
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    Washington, DC
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    Berkeley, California
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    East Lansing, Michigan
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    Baltimore, Maryland
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    Madison, Wisconsin
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    Purdue University -- West LafayetteWest Lafayette, Indiana
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    Carnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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    Austin, Texas
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    Evanston, Illinois
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    Chicago, Illinois
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    Ithaca, New York
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    Charlottesville, Virginia
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    University Park, Pennsylvania
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    St. Louis, Missouri
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    Medford, Massachusetts
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    Oxford, Ohio
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    College Park, Maryland
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    Tuscon, Arizona
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    Rochester, New York
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    Boston, Massachusetts
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    New York, New York
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    Columbus, Ohio
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    Providence, Rhode Island
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    Scranton, Pennsylvania
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    Scranton, Pennsylvania
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    Dayton, Ohio
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    Houston, Texas
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