Maine Maritime Academy photo
Students at Maine Maritime Academy learn aboard training vessels .

25 Great Colleges for Good Science Students

Feb 08, 2016

Everybody knows that techies who go to MIT or Stanford have a great leg up in the job market. But what if you love math but didn't get a 5 on AP Calculus?

MONEY has scoured the data to find 25 great, accessible colleges for aspiring scientists and engineers. All of these schools accept more than two-thirds of their applicants and have good graduation rates. And, according to, recent alumni who majored in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) earn, on average, more than $50,000 a year. early-career median salary for STEM majorsAdmissions rateMoney ranking
Maine Maritime Academy$70,70079%8
Texas A&M University–
College Station
University of Washington–
Bothell Campus
Manhattan College$60,90067%41
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University$61,90073%48
Fairfield University$56,70072%56
James Madison University$57,00066%59
University of Delaware$58,00068%65
Citadel Military College of South Carolina$57,40076%67
Bryant University$63,20075%68
Grove City College$55,60088%89
John Carroll University$52,00083%93
Washington State University$55,80082%96
Michigan State University$57,10066%109
Gonzaga University$58,20068%109
University of New Hampshire–Main Campus$51,70080%116
University of Mary Washington$51,10077%119
CUNY College of Staten Island$69,10094%123
George Mason University$58,60067%127
University of Utah$59,10081%127
Michigan Technological University$62,80076%127
Wheaton College$50,80069%134
Missouri University of Science and Technology$62,10086%134
Lawrence University$51,50073%141
University of Arizona$60,20075%147

Sources: and U.S. Department of Education

All products and services featured are based solely on editorial selection. MONEY may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website.

Quotes delayed at least 15 minutes. Market data provided by Interactive Data. ETF and Mutual Fund data provided by Morningstar, Inc. Dow Jones Terms & Conditions: S&P Index data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved. Terms & Conditions. Powered and implemented by Interactive Data Managed Solutions