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Rank School name US News
Application deadline
1 Iowa State University 01- Feb
2 Purdue University—​West Lafayette rolling
2 Texas A&M University—​College Station rolling
4 Cornell University rolling
4 University of Florida 01-Jun
4 University of Illinois—​Urbana-​Champaign N/A
7 University of Nebraska—​Lincoln rolling
8 University of California—​Davis N/A
9 Pennsylvania State University—​University Park rolling
10 North Carolina State University 01-Mar
11 Ohio State University rolling
11 University of Wisconsin—​Madison N/A
11 Virginia Tech rolling
14 Michigan State University 31-Dec
15 Oklahoma State University 01-Feb
15 University of Kentucky 15-Mar
17 Kansas State University 08-Jan
18 Washington State University 10-Jan
19 University of Arkansas—​Fayetteville 01-Jun
20 Mississippi State University (Bagley) 01-May
20 University of Georgia 15-April
22 Auburn University (Ginn) rolling
22 University of Tennessee—​Knoxville (Tickle) 01-Feb
24 North Dakota State University rolling
24 Oregon State University 15-Jan
24 South Dakota State University 15-April
24 University of Arizona 01-Jun
28 Utah State University rolling
29 University of Hawaii—​Manoa rolling
30 University of Idaho N/A
Rank School name US News
Application deadline
1 Johns Hopkins University (Whiting) N/A
1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A
3 Georgia Institute of Technology rolling
3 Stanford University N/A
3 University of California—​San Diego (Jacobs) N/A
6 Duke University (Pratt) 08-Dec
6 University of California—​Berkeley 06-Jan
8 University of Pennsylvania 15-Dec
9 Rice University (Brown) N/A
10 University of Michigan—​Ann Arbor rolling
10 University of Washington N/A
12 Boston University 15-Dec
12 Columbia University (Fu Foundation) 15-Feb
12 Northwestern University (McCormick) N/A
12 University of Pittsburgh (Swanson) 01-Mar
12 Washington University in St. Louis 15-Jan
17 Cornell University rolling
18 Case Western Reserve University rolling
18 University of Texas—​Austin (Cockrell) rolling
20 California Institute of Technology 01-Dec
20 University of Minnesota—​Twin Cities 15-Dec
22 Harvard University 15-Dec
22 University of Illinois—​Urbana-​Champaign N/A
22 University of Wisconsin—​Madison N/A
25 Purdue University—​West Lafayette rolling
25 University of California—​Davis N/A
25 Vanderbilt University 15-Dec
28 University of Southern California (Viterbi) 15-Jan
28 University of Virginia 15-Jan
30 Carnegie Mellon University 31-Jan
30 University of California—​Los Angeles (Samueli) 01-Dec
30 University of Utah 01-Jan
30 Yale University 01-Jan
Rank School name US News
Application deadline
1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A
2 California Institute of Technology 01-Dec
2 University of California—​Berkeley 06-Jan
4 Stanford University N/A
5 University of Minnesota—​Twin Cities 15-Dec
6 Georgia Institute of Technology rolling
6 Princeton University N/A
6 University of Delaware N/A
6 University of Texas—​Austin (Cockrell) rolling
6 University of Wisconsin—​Madison N/A
11 University of California—​Santa Barbara N/A
12 University of Illinois—​Urbana-​Champaign N/A
12 University of Michigan—​Ann Arbor rolling
14 Carnegie Mellon University 31-Jan
15 Northwestern University (McCormick) N/A
15 Purdue University—​West Lafayette rolling
15 University of Pennsylvania 15-Dec
18 University of Colorado—​Boulder N/A
19 Cornell University rolling
19 Johns Hopkins University (Whiting) N/A
21 North Carolina State University 01-Mar
21 Pennsylvania State University—​University Park rolling
23 Ohio State University rolling
23 University of California—​Los Angeles (Samueli) 01-Dec
25 University of California—​Davis N/A
25 University of Notre Dame rolling
27 Columbia University (Fu Foundation) 15-Feb
27 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 01-Jan
27 Rice University (Brown) N/A
27 Texas A&M University—​College Station rolling
27 University of Washington N/A
Rank School name US News
Application deadline
1 University of California—​Berkeley 06-Jan
2 Georgia Institute of Technology rolling
2 University of Illinois—​Urbana-​Champaign N/A
4 Stanford University N/A
4 University of Texas—​Austin (Cockrell) rolling
6 Purdue University—​West Lafayette rolling
7 Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A
7 Virginia Tech rolling
9 University of Michigan—​Ann Arbor rolling
10 Carnegie Mellon University 31-Jan
10 Cornell University rolling
12 California Institute of Technology 01-Dec
12 Northwestern University (McCormick) N/A
12 Texas A&M University—​College Station rolling
12 University of California—​Davis N/A
16 University of Washington N/A
17 North Carolina State University 01-Mar
17 University of California—​Los Angeles (Samueli) 01-Dec
17 University of California—​San Diego (Jacobs) N/A
17 University of Wisconsin—​Madison N/A
21 Pennsylvania State University—​University Park rolling
21 Princeton University N/A
21 University of Colorado—​Boulder N/A
21 University of Minnesota—​Twin Cities 15-Dec
25 Lehigh University (Rossin) 15-Jan
25 Rice University (Brown) N/A
25 University of Florida 01-Jun
25 University of Maryland—​College Park (Clark) N/A
25 University of Southern California (Viterbi) 15-Jan
30 Columbia University (Fu Foundation) 15-Feb
30 Johns Hopkins University (Whiting) N/A
30 University at Buffalo—​SUNY rolling
Rank School name US News
Application deadline
1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A
2 Carnegie Mellon University 31-Jan
2 University of California—​Berkeley  06-Jan
2 University of Illinois—​Urbana-​Champaign N/A
5 Georgia Institute of Technology rolling
6 University of Michigan—​Ann Arbor rolling
7 Cornell University rolling
7 University of Texas—​Austin (Cockrell) rolling
9 California Institute of Technology 01-Dec
9 Princeton University N/A
9 Purdue University—​West Lafayette rolling
9 University of Washington N/A
9 University of Wisconsin—​Madison N/A
14 University of California—​San Diego (Jacobs) N/A
14 University of Southern California (Viterbi) 15-Jan
16 Columbia University (Fu Foundation) 15-Feb
17 Harvard University 15-Dec
17 Rice University (Brown) N/A
17 University of Pennsylvania 15-Dec
17 Virginia Tech rolling
21 Ohio State University rolling
21 Pennsylvania State University—​University Park rolling
21 Texas A&M University—​College Station rolling
24 Duke University (Pratt) 08-Dec
24 Johns Hopkins University (Whiting) N/A
24 North Carolina State University 01-Mar
24 Northwestern University (McCormick) N/A
24 University of Minnesota—​Twin Cities 15-Dec
29 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 02-Jan
29 University of California—​Irvine (Samueli) 01-Dec
29 University of Florida 01-Jun
Rank School name US News
Application deadline
1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A
2 Stanford University N/A
3 University of California—​Berkeley 06-Jan
4 California Institute of Technology 01-Dec
4 University of Illinois—​Urbana-​Champaign N/A
6 Georgia Institute of Technology rolling
7 University of Michigan—​Ann Arbor rolling
8 University of Texas—​Austin (Cockrell) rolling
9 Carnegie Mellon University 31-Jan
9 Purdue University—​West Lafayette rolling
11 Cornell University rolling
11 Princeton University N/A
13 Columbia University (Fu Foundation) 15-Feb
13 University of California—​Los Angeles (Samueli) 01-Dec
13 University of Southern California (Viterbi) 15-Jan
16 University of California—​San Diego (Jacobs N/A
16 University of Pennsylvania 15-Dec
18 Ohio State University rolling
18 University of Maryland—​College Park (Clark)/td> N/A
18 University of Wisconsin—​Madison N/A
18 Virginia Tech rolling
22 Rice University (Brown) N/A
22 Texas A&M University—​College Station rolling
22 University of California—​Santa Barbara N/A
22 University of Minnesota—​Twin Cities 15-Dec
26 Duke University (Pratt) 08-Dec
26 Johns Hopkins University (Whiting) N/A
26 Northwestern University (McCormick) N/A
26 Pennsylvania State University—​University Park rolling
26 University of Washington N/A
Rank School name US News
Application deadline
1 Georgia Institute of Technology rolling
2 University of Michigan—​Ann Arbor rolling
3 Northwestern University (McCormick) N/A
3 University of California—​Berkeley 06-Jan
5 Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A
6 Purdue University—​West Lafayette rolling
6 Virginia Tech rolling
8 Columbia University (Fu Foundation) 15-Feb
8 Cornell University rolling
8 Pennsylvania State University—​University Park rolling
8 University of Wisconsin—​Madison N/A
12 University of Illinois—​Urbana-​Champaign N/A
13 Texas A&M University—​College Station rolling
13 University of Southern California (Viterbi) 15-Jan
15 North Carolina State University 01-Mar
15 Ohio State University rolling
17 Lehigh University (Rossin) 15-Jan
17 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 01-Jan
17 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey—​New Brunswick rolling
17 University of Florida 01-Jun
17 University of Pittsburgh (Swanson) 01-Mar
17 University of Texas—​Austin (Cockrell) rolling
17 University of Washington N/A
24 Arizona State University (Fulton) rolling
24 Iowa State University  01- Feb
24 University of Arizona 01-Jun
27 Clemson University rolling
27 George Mason University (Volgenau) 13-Mar
27 Naval Postgraduate School N/A
27 University at Buffalo—​SUNY rolling
27 University of Minnesota—​Twin Cities 15-Dec
Rank School name US News
Application deadline
1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A
2 Northwestern University (McCormick) N/A
3 University of California—​Santa Barbara N/A
4 Stanford University N/A
5 California Institute of Technology 01-Dec
5 University of California—​Berkeley  06-Jan
5 University of Illinois—​Urbana-​Champaign N/A
8 Georgia Institute of Technology rolling
9 Cornell University rolling
9 University of Michigan—​Ann Arbor rolling
11 Carnegie Mellon University 31-Jan
11 University of Pennsylvania 15-Dec
13 Pennsylvania State University—​University Park rolling
14 Harvard University 15-Dec
14 Purdue University—​West Lafayette rolling
14 University of Wisconsin—​Madison N/A
17 North Carolina State University 01-Mar
17 University of Florida 01-Jun
19 Ohio State University rolling
20 Columbia University (Fu Foundation) 15-Feb
20 Johns Hopkins University (Whiting) N/A
22 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 01-Jan
22 University of California—​Los Angeles (Samueli) 01-Dec
22 University of Minnesota—​Twin Cities 15-Dec
22 University of Washington N/A
22 Virginia Tech rolling
27 Drexel University 13-Jun
27 Iowa State University  01- Feb
27 University of California—​San Diego (Jacobs) N/A
27 University of Maryland—​College Park (Clark) N/A
Rank School name US News
Application deadline
1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A
1 Stanford University N/A
3 University of California—​Berkeley 06-Jan
4 California Institute of Technology 01-Dec
4 University of Illinois—​Urbana-​Champaign N/A
6 Georgia Institute of Technology rolling
6 University of Michigan—​Ann Arbor rolling
8 Cornell University rolling
8 Princeton University N/A
8 Purdue University—​West Lafayette rolling
11 Carnegie Mellon University 31-Jan
11 University of Texas—​Austin (Cockrell) rolling
13 Johns Hopkins University (Whiting) N/A
14 Northwestern University (McCormick) N/A
15 Harvard University 15-Dec
15 Pennsylvania State University—​University Park rolling
17 Texas A&M University—​College Station rolling
17 University of California—​Los Angeles (Samueli) 01-Dec
17 University of Maryland—​College Park (Clark) N/A
17 University of Pennsylvania 15-Dec
17 University of Wisconsin—​Madison N/A
22 University of California—​San Diego (Jacobs) N/A
22 Virginia Tech rolling
24 Brown University rolling
24 Columbia University (Fu Foundation) 15-Feb
24 Ohio State University rolling
24 University of California—​Santa Barbara N/A
24 University of Florida 01-Jun
24 University of Minnesota—​Twin Cities 15-Dec
24 University of Southern California (Viterbi) 15-Jan
Rank School name Homepage
M.A Deadline Ph.D. Deadline
1 Harvard University X 01-Dec
1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology X 01-Dec
1 Stanford University X 01-Dec
4 University of California—​Berkeley X 01-Dec
5 California Institute of Technology
5 Johns Hopkins University X
7 University of California—​San Francisco
7 Yale University X 01-Dec
9 Princeton University X 01-Dec
9 Scripps Research Institute X 01-Dec
11 Cornell University X 01-Dec
11 Duke University 31-Mar 15-Dec
11 Washington University in St. Louis X 01-Dec
14 Columbia University X 05-Jan
14 Rockefeller University X 01-Dec
14 University of California—​San Diego
14 University of Chicago X 01-Dec
18 University of Wisconsin—​Madison
19 University of California—​Davis
19 University of California—​Los Angeles
19 University of Michigan—​Ann Arbor
19 University of Pennsylvania X 15-Dec
19 University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center—​Dallas X 01-Jan
19 University of Washington
25 Baylor College of Medicine 15-Jan 15-Jan
26 Cornell University (Weill)
26 Northwestern University
26 University of North Carolina—​Chapel Hill
26 Vanderbilt University 01-Dec 01-Dec
30 Emory University X 01-Dec
30 University of Colorado—​Boulder X 01-Dec
30 University of Illinois—​Urbana-​Champaign 15-Nov
30 University of Texas—​Austin X 01-Dec
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M.A Deadline Ph.D. Deadline
1 California Institute of Technology
1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology X 01-Dec
1 University of California—​Berkeley X 01-Dec
4 Harvard University X 01-Dec
4 Stanford University X 05-Dec
6 University of Illinois—​Urbana-​Champaign X 01-Dec
7 Northwestern University
7 Scripps Research Institute X 01-Dec
9 University of Wisconsin—​Madison
10 Columbia University X 15-Dec
10 Cornell University X 01-Dec
12 University of Chicago X 01-Dec
12 University of Texas—​Austin X 01-Dec
12 Yale University X 15-Dec
15 Princeton University X 01-Dec
15 University of California—​Los Angeles
15 University of Michigan—​Ann Arbor
15 University of North Carolina—​Chapel Hill
19 Texas A&M University—​College Station
19 University of Pennsylvania X 01-Dec
21 Pennsylvania State University—​University Park
21 Purdue University—​West Lafayette
21 University of California—​San Diego
24 Georgia Institute of Technology
24 Indiana University—​Bloomington
24 Johns Hopkins University X 15-Jan
24 University of California—​Irvine
24 University of Colorado—​Boulder X 01-Dec
24 University of Minnesota—​Twin Cities
24 University of Washington
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M.A Deadline Ph.D. Deadline
1 Carnegie Mellon University
1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology X 15-Dec
1 Stanford University 05-Dec 05-Dec
1 University of California—​Berkeley 15-Dec 15-Dec
5 University of Illinois—​Urbana-​Champaign 15-Dec 15-Dec
6 Cornell University 01-Jan 15-Dec
6 University of Washington
8 Princeton University X 15-Dec
9
9 Georgia Institute of Technology
9 University of Texas—​Austin X 15-Dec
11 California Institute of Technology
11 University of Wisconsin—​Madison
13 University of California—​Los Angeles
13 University of Michigan—​Ann Arbor
15 Columbia University
15 University of California—​San Diego
15 University of Maryland—​College Park
18 Harvard University X 01-Dec
19 University of Pennsylvania 15-Nov/15-Mar 15-Dec
20 Brown University
20 Purdue University—​West Lafayette
20 Rice University
20 University of Southern California
20 Yale University X 02-Jan
25 Duke University 31-Jan 15-Dec
25 University of Massachusetts—​Amherst
25 University of North Carolina—​Chapel Hill
28 Johns Hopkins University
29 New York University
29 Pennsylvania State University—​University Park
29 University of California—​Irvine
29 University of Minnesota—​Twin Cities
29 University of Virginia
Rank School name Homepage
M.A Deadline Ph.D. Deadline
1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology X 15-Dec
1 Princeton University X 15-Dec
3 Harvard University X 15-Dec
3 University of California—​Berkeley 15-Dec 15-Dec
5 Stanford University X 12-Dec
5 University of Chicago X 15-Dec
7 California Institute of Technology
7 University of California—​Los Angeles
9 Columbia University X 15-Dec
9 New York University
9 University of Michigan—​Ann Arbor
9 Yale University X 02-Jan
13 Cornell University X 04-Jan
14 Brown University
14 University of Texas—​Austin 15-Dec 15-Dec
14 University of Wisconsin—​Madison
17 Duke University X 19-Dec
17 Northwestern University
17 University of Illinois—​Urbana-​Champaign
17 University of Maryland—​College Park
17 University of Minnesota—​Twin Cities
17 University of Pennsylvania 15-Dec 15-Dec
23 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey—​New Brunswick
23 University of California—​San Diego
25 Johns Hopkins University X 15-Jan
25 Stony Brook University—​SUNY
25 University of Washington
28 Georgia Institute of Technology
28 Ohio State University
28 Pennsylvania State University—​University Park
28 Purdue University—​West Lafayette
28 Rice University
28 University of North Carolina—​Chapel Hill
Rank School name Homepage
M.A Deadline Ph.D. Deadline
1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology X 15-Dec
2 California Institute of Technology
2 Harvard University X 15-Dec
2 Princeton University X 15-Dec
2 Stanford University X 15-Dec
2 University of California—​Berkeley X 15-Dec
7 Cornell University X 15-Dec
7 University of Chicago X
9 University of Illinois—​Urbana-​Champaign X 15-Jan
10 University of California—​Santa Barbara
11 Columbia University X 05-Jan
11 University of Michigan—​Ann Arbor
11 Yale University X 02-Jan
14 University of Maryland—​College Park
14 University of Texas—​Austin 01-Dec 01-Dec
16 University of California—​San Diego
16 University of Pennsylvania x 15-Dec
18 Johns Hopkins University (Rowland)
18 University of California—​Los Angeles
18 University of Colorado—​Boulder X 10-Jan
18 University of Wisconsin—​Madison
22 University of Washington
23 Ohio State University
23 Pennsylvania State University—​University Park
23 Stony Brook University—​SUNY
26 Northwestern University
26 Rice University
26 University of Minnesota—​Twin Cities
29 Brown University
29 Duke University 16-Feb 15-Dec
29 Georgia Institute of Technology
29 Michigan State University
29 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey—​New Brunswick
29 University of California—​Irvine
29 University of California—​Irvine
Rank School name Homepage
M.A Deadline Ph.D. Deadline
1 Harvard University 01-Dec
1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 15-Dec
1 Princeton University 31-Dec
1 Stanford University 05-Dec
1 University of California—​Berkeley 05-Dec
1 Yale University 02-Jan
7 Northwestern University
7 University of Chicago X 15-Dec
9 Columbia University 23-Feb 15-Dec
10 University of Pennsylvania 15-Dec
11 New York University
12 University of California—​Los Angele
12 University of California—​San Diego
12 University of Michigan—​Ann Arbor
12 University of Wisconsin—​Madison
16 Cornell University 15-Jan
16 Duke University fall semester :15-Jan fall semester :01-Jan
16 University of Minnesota—​Twin Cities
19 Brown University
20 Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper)
21 University of Maryland—​College Park
21 University of Rochester 
23 Boston University
23 Johns Hopkins University 04-Jan
25 Boston College
25 Pennsylvania State University—​University Park
27 University of Texas—​Austin 01-Jan
27 Washington University in St. Louis 15-Jan
29 Michigan State University
29 Ohio State University
29 University of California—​Davis 15-Dec 15-Dec
29 University of Illinois—​Urbana-​Champaign
29 University of North Carolina—​Chapel Hill
29 University of Virginia
Rank School name Homepage
M.A Deadline Ph.D. Deadline
1 Harvard University X 15-Dec
1 Stanford University X 05-Dec
3 Princeton University X 15-Dec
4 University of California—​Berkeley X 01-Dec
4 University of Michigan—​Ann Arbor
4 Yale University X 15-Dec
7 Columbia University 16-Mar 01-Dec
7 Duke University 16-Feb 20-Dec
9 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 15-Dec 15-Dec
9 University of California—​San Diego
11 University of North Carolina—​Chapel Hill
12 New York University
12 University of California—​Los Angeles
12 University of Chicago X 15-Dec
15 Ohio State University
15 University of Wisconsin—​Madison
17 University of California—​Davis 15-Dec 15-Dec
17 University of Rochester
19 Cornell University
19 University of Pennsylvania X 15-Dec
19 University of Texas—​Austin 01-Dec 01-Dec
19 Washington University in St. Louis X 15-Jan
23 Northwestern University
24 Emory University X 15-Dec
24 Texas A&M University—​College Station
24 University of Illinois—​Urbana-​Champaign
24 University of Minnesota—​Twin Cities
24 Vanderbilt University X 15-Jan
29 Indiana University—​Bloomington
29 Michigan State University
29 Stony Brook University—​SUNY
29 University of Maryland—​College Park
Rank School name Homepage
M.A Deadline Ph.D. Deadline
1 Stanford University X 14-Nov
1 University of California—​Berkeley X 01-Dec
3 Harvard University X 15-Dec
3 University of California—​Los Angeles
3 University of Michigan—​Ann Arbor
3 Yale University X 01-Dec
7 University of Illinois—​Urbana-​Champaign
8 Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A
8 Princeton University X 01-Dec
8 University of Minnesota—​Twin Cities
8 University of Pennsylvania X 01-Dec
8 University of Texas—​Austin X 01-Dec
13 University of California—​San Diego
13 University of North Carolina—​Chapel Hill
13 University of Wisconsin—​Madison
13 Washington University in St. Louis X 01-Dec
17 Carnegie Mellon University
17 Columbia University X 01-Dec
17 Duke University X 20-Dec
17 Indiana University—​Bloomington
17 Northwestern University
17 University of Chicago X 01-Dec
17 University of Virginia
24 Cornell University X 01-Dec
24 Ohio State University
26 Brown University
26 Johns Hopkins University X 15-Dec
26 Pennsylvania State University—​University Park
26 University of California—​Davis 01-Dec 01-Dec
26 University of Colorado—​Boulder X 01-Dec
26 University of Iowa
26 University of Pittsburgh
26 University of Southern California
26 University of Washington
26 Vanderbilt University X 01-Dec
Rank School name Homepage
M.A Deadline Ph.D. Deadline
1 Harvard University X 15-Dec
1 Princeton University X 15-Dec
1 University of California—​Berkeley X 01-Dec
1 University of Michigan—​Ann Arbor
5 Stanford University 10-Jan 01-Dec
6 University of North Carolina—​Chapel Hill c
6 University of Wisconsin—​Madison
8 University of California—​Los Angeles
8 University of Chicago X 01-Dec
10 Northwestern University
11 Columbia University 16-Mar 15-Dec
11 New York University
11 University of Pennsylvania X 15-Dec
11 University of Texas—​Austin 01-Dec 01-Dec
15 Duke University X 18-Dec
15 Indiana University—​Bloomington
17 Cornell University 15-Jan 15-Jan
17 Ohio State University
17 Pennsylvania State University—​University Park
17 University of Minnesota—​Twin Cities
17 University of Washington
22 Yale University X 02-Jan
23 University of California—​Irvine
24 Brown University
24 University of Arizona
24 University of Maryland—​College Park
27 Johns Hopkins University X 31-Dec
28 CUNY Graduate School and University Center
30 University of California—​Davis 15-Dec 15-Dec
30 University of Massachusetts—​Amherst