3 years ago
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What are the best Meteorology/Atmospheric Science schools?

I've been looking around for a definite, credible ranking of schools in the United States/Midwest and their meteorology programs, anyone have any idea where I could find something like that? It's usually not listed as a major on most websites, so I am a bit lost.

[🎤 AUTHOR]@collegegordo153 years ago

Collegevine's rankings are great at this no doubt, but I'd like some other websites to compare them to.

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3 years ago

There are not many “extraordinary” or “outstanding” schools that offer something better over the other, except for a few, but a degree in this field anywhere is good. Here are some lists (though not ranked); I believe it will help.

“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.” (https://www.collegetransitions.com/dataverse/top-colleges-meteorology)

“Which colleges offer a major in Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology? Find out now” Click this button (https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/majors/physical-sciences-atmospheric-sciences-meteorology)

“Looking for colleges with a Meteorology Major? See a list of colleges with Meteorology here to evaluate admissions data, tuition, rankings and more.” (https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges/meteorology-major-4004)

“This list includes universities that offer a degree program in Meteorology or Atmospheric Sciences. Some universities listed offer a minor in Meteorology. While this list is fairly complete, it is not comprehensive. Other schools offering degree programs in meteorology, atmospheric science, or related fields may exist. Additionally, many schools offer courses in meteorology, but not degree or minor programs. Such schools are not listed here, but may be the focus of an expanded list in the future.” (https://nwas.org/membership/committees/education/colleges-universities/)

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