Want to get into a scientific research lab? Check out our list below for some of the best summer programs that provide high school students with meaningful experiences in biology, chemistry, physics, computer science, and many other subjects.
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The last two years have been tough for students looking for laboratory research experience. In 2022, we hope things will return to normal with meaningful, personal research summer experiences. Most programs are expected to be in-person again this year, but given the varying trends in public health, don't be surprised if that changes. Overall, I think it's particularly prudent to prioritize in-person programs over virtual alternatives, as there's simply no substitute for the wet lab research experience.
Many students participated in independent research and received help from teachers at school or professors at local universities. We have seen an increasing trend towards independent research projects among applicants and do not see any slowdown. So, if you want to learn more about how to do your own research project, read at the end of this article. Despite the difficulty in gaining personal research experience, top programs continue to signal that they value this STEM research experience. through informationmade public about the Harvard Admissions lawsuit, we know that in the Harvard Admissions Office, contributing meaningful and original research is extremely helpful in earning the highest possible academic grade of 1.
Keep in mind that not all research experiences are created equal, and common wisdom applies to summer programs — there are programs that offer lab experiences over the summer, but they are often just one or two week programs and don't really contribute to ongoing research projects. On the other hand, there are a number of free research programs that contribute to meaningful, timely research and are long enough to form lasting bonds with professors and other students. Getting a recommendation from one of your research advisors for one of these programs can really help STEM students stand out from the crowd when it comes to college admissions.
The challenge in gaining admission to these cutting-edge research programs is that they often seek to accept students with prior research experience. This creates a Catch 22 situation similar to that experienced by college graduates in their initial job search when employers ask for entry-level experience in the field. It can certainly be frustrating for students, but it shows the value of students planning their early high school summers to participate in less-competitive research experiences so that they can later be competitive for the more rigorous programs.
While most programs plan to be in-person again this summer, the variability of COVID could quickly change that, with many programs transitioning back to virtual. Keep in mind that many of these programs, when in-person,will most likely require students to be fully vaccinated. We can certainly debate the ranking and levels of these programs, but this is based on my own experience with students who have applied and been admitted to these research experiences. There are a number of programs that try to mimic what these top programs do in order to generate revenue. Therefore, the following list includes programs that we know are worthwhile, worthwhile programs. There are a number of programs that are not on this list that would be comparable to programs on this list. We just don't have enough experience with them to make a judgment about their rating.
Consider in generalthese general rulesto determine if it is worth applying for the experience:
- The length of the program. Is the experience two weeks long or is it a more robust six weeks?
- Program leaders and organizers.Do university professors teach? Or is it mainly doctoral students who run the program? Do you work with professors in a laboratory on current research? If not, do you get full support in designing and conducting your own research?
- cost of the program.Is the program affordable given the duration? Do they offer significant financial support? Generally, the more competitive/rewarding experiences are free, especially if they don't have a high profile.
The following list represents science research programs that almost every good STEM school has likely heard of. To get a better idea of each program's competitiveness and admissions value, I have divided the programs into three categories:S level,A-Stoves, AndB class.
S-Tier: Must go if admitted
1.Research Science Institute (RSI)
Program data:June 26 – August 6 (6 weeks)
Application deadline:14 January 2022
International students:Yes (separate application, deadline: February 11
2.National Institute of Health – High School Summer Internship Program (HS-SIP)
Program data:Numerous places and dates (8 weeks)
Application deadline:February 1, 2022
Cost:Free ($2,000 monthly stipend)
*** Bonus: NIH also houses thoseHiSTEPAndHiSTEP 2.0Summer programme
RSIis probably the most prestigious summer science research program in high school. It is run by the Center for Excellence in Education, the same people who run the USA Biology Olympiad (USABO), and is as competitive, if not more so, than Ivy League+ admission. Students congregate for this program on MIT's state-of-the-art campus, making the program more attractive to applicants. Students participate in a week of intensive STEM classes, followed by a five-week research internship "in which students undertake individual projects under the guidance of mentors who are experienced scientists and researchers." In the final week, the students prepare “written and oral presentations on their research projects”. As this is a free program, the applicant pool is VERY competitive. So make sure you have top-notch GPA, test scores, and previous research experience if you want any chance of being accepted. .
TheNIH High School Summer Internship Program (HS-SIP)is also an amazing opportunity for domestic students. This eight-week program is administered by the National Institutes of Health, which means you'll work on actual, government-funded projects. The application is quite complex, but theNIH-SIPThe site has many great resources to navigate includingthis youtube video. One of the downsides of the internship is that they do not provide housing for interns and have limited locations in the US. Applicants must live near one of their research campuses, which limits application opportunities. But if you're lucky enough to live near a campus, you can gain valuable research experience and earn a scholarship to this program. Competition is extremely high so it is recommended that applications are uploaded as early as possible. It is also recommended that students contact labs directly to become aware of a potential internship.NIHalso offers the less competitive onesHiSTEPAndHiSTEP 2.0Programs that can also be great experiences.
"Despite the difficulty of gaining personal research experience, top programs continue to signal that they value this STEM research experience."
A-Tier: Extremely competitive programs
3.Summer Science Program (SSP)
Program data:Astrophysics – UNC Chapel Hill: June 12 – July 20, Univ. from Colorado: June 19 – July 27, New Mexico Tech: June 19 – July 27; Biochemistry - Indiana: June 12 - July 20,Purdue: June 19 – July 27; Genomics – Purdue: June 19 – July 27
Application deadline:International – 29 January 2022; Domestic – 25 February 2022
Cost:$7,950 (grant available)
4.Stony Brook University – Simons Sommerforschungsprogramm
Program data:Online — June 27 – July 29 (5 weeks)
Application deadline:Application possible from February 1, 2022 (nomination of the school required)
5.Texas Tech University – The Clark Scholars Program
Program data:June 20 – August 3 (7 weeks)
Application deadline:February 16, 2022
Cost:Free, ($750 stipend, $500 meal ticket)
6.Boston University — Scientific and Engineering Research (RISE)
Program data:July 3 – August 12 (6 weeks)
Application deadline:February 14, 2022
Cost:$4,950 tuition, $2,876 to $3,156 room and board, $470 service fees (financial support possible)
7.Stanford Institutes of Medicine Summer Research Program
Program data:June 13 – August 4 (8 weeks)
Application deadline:February 26, 2022
International students:No (prefer local Bay Area students)
8.Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center - summer program for students
Program data:June 30 – August 24 (8 weeks)
Application deadline:February 11, 2022
Cost:Free with $1,200 bi-weekly stipend
9.Stony Brook University – Sommerprogramm der Garcia Center High School
Program data:June 27 – August 12 (5 weeks in person, 2 weeks virtual)
Application deadline:Postmarked March 10, 2022
Cost:$3,000 (lab usage fee), room and board fee TBA
10.Scientific and Technical Education Program (SEAP)
Program data:Various labs and dates (8 weeks)
Application deadline:Closed for 2022, open August 2022 for summer 2023
Cost:Free ($3,500 stipend for eight weeks)
International students:No (US citizens only)
11.Michigan State University – High School Honours Science, Math and Engineering Program (HSHSP)
Program data:June 21 – August 6 (7 weeks)
Application deadline:March 1, 2022
Cost:$3,800 (grant available)
The next tier of programs are still some of the most competitive summer programs out there, especially the free ones where the acceptance rate of each program is likely under 10%. Many of the top schools in America, particularly the STEM-focused ones, are extremely supportive of students who have participated in these programs because they have already been screened through a competitive admissions process and are confident in the value of the research experience. These programs cover a variety of areas and topics in science. So try to find the programs that cover the areas you are interested in. As always, the rankings here are certainly debatable, but overall these are programs that offer invaluable university-level research experience.
While some research programs cover a limited number of STEM subjects and research experience in ongoing projects, other programs rely on you to formulate your own research question and thesis before testing your hypotheses. ForSSPthe students choose the track astrophysics or biochemistry and then participate in ongoing projects. ForRAISE, Students apply to a specific course and then participate in existing research in that field. For programs likeSimonsAndClarks Fellows, students are responsible for developing their own research focus and are paired with a related research mentor upon acceptance into the program. This adds another difficulty to the application process, so make it clear that you have an idea of what your research focus might be.SOAPis a US Navy research program that offers a unique experience through the lens of the armed forces. Last,HSHSPis a program that has been in existence at Michigan State for some time and provides students with personalized research supervision based on research interests. When looking for the programs to apply to, pay attention to what type of program you are applying to.
While there are a number of expensive, paid programs in this section and the next, many of them have significant financial backing. Even if you think you're about to qualify for help, you should apply for them as they offer partial help packages that can help reduce overall costs. Many of these programs like to see previous research experience on your resume, so for younger high school students, check them outB classprograms to gain experience with a less competitive program, or try independent research.
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B-Tier: Meaningful research experiences
12.University of Iowa – Secondary School Student Training Program (SSTP)
Program data:On the campus–June 22 – July 29 (5 weeks), Virtual – June 20 – July 28 (5 weeks)
Application deadline:February 18, 2022
Cost:Online - $4,500, In Person - $7,500 (US student financial aid available)
13.University of Florida – Student Science Training Program (SSTP)
Program data:July 12 – July 29 (6 weeks)
Application deadline:Rolling from March 1, 2022
Cost:$4,800 with financial aid for state students
14.MDI High School Student Summer Fellowship
Program data:June 19 – August 6 (7 weeks)
Application deadline:priority — March 4, 2022; Regular — April 1, 2022
Cost:Free with scholarship
15.Coriell Institute Summer Experience
Program data:open (4 weeks)
Cost:Free with scholarship
16.University of Chicago – Research in the Life Sciences (RIBS)
Program data:June 11 – July 8 (4 weeks)
Application deadline:19 January 2022
Cost:$13,200 (grant available)
17.NYU - Applied Research Innovations in Science and Technology
Program data:June 24 – August 13 (7 weeks)
Application deadline:March 1, 2022 (NYC residents only), but April/May interviews/lab tours
Cost:Free with scholarship when completed
18.University of Pennsylvania - Summer School Program for Engineers (ESAP)
Program data:July 2022 (3 weeks), Online/Virtual TBD
Application deadline:priority — March 4, 2022; Regular — April 1, 2022
The programs on this list are all programs that provide you with meaningful research experience, some even pay you a stipend for helping out in the lab. These programs are likely to be more competitive than othersB classPrograms in other categories because there are so many research programs. If you are a younger high school student and your goal is to attend oneS or A classprogram, these experiences can definitely help build your resume to apply to a more competitive program the following year. There is also great value in forming a strong bond with a research advisor and later asking them for a strong recommendation on other programs or college applications.
This year we've added a number of new programs that meet our criteria for a solid experience: personal, prolonged engagement, and interactions with real research professors. InB class, there are probably a number of other programs that deserve a mention, but we just don't have enough experience with them to confidently list them here. These programs can be a great option to spend time over the summer if you are interested in the scientific research method. However, keep in mind that paid programs may not be worth the cost without the residential experience and community aspects of virtual programs.
MIT Online Science, Technology, and Engineering Community (MOSTEC)
Program data:June 2022 – December 2022
Application deadline:February 1, 2022
MOSTEC is an amazing program not listed above as it doesn't really qualify as a summer program (it runs from June to December). While they encourage students from underrepresented backgrounds to apply, it is not a requirement for application. Because of the people organizing the program, the scale of the work, and the length of time involved, this program would likely be considered an A tier in terms of admission value. I wouldn't call it an S tier because the students aren't participating in actual, ongoing research in a lab.
During the summer, from June to early August, participants complete two online courses and projects in science, engineering, and science writing with the help of instructors. Then, in early August, the students attend a 5-day conference at MIT where they present their projects, attend workshops, and attend community-building events. From August to December, students interact with professors and researchers via webinars to write scholarly articles and online blogs. You can also gain access to admissions information through MIT's Admissions Corner, operated by MIT Admissions Advisors.
What about independent research?
Independent research projects can also be a great way to show initiative in participating in research, even if it's not as challenging as wet lab research. If you're resilient and imaginative, you can find ways to collect research data without the need for a lab. For example, here is a freely available repository of genetic data fromOnline Mendelian inheritance in humans. Many data science, bioinformatics, or computational research projects can be performed remotely or on a computer, as they mostly involve the processing and analysis of already existing data. Students taking on these types of projects usually get help from a parent, teacher, or family friend who has experience in the field, but there are resources that can help you design your own project.
Additionally, some students approach professors at local universities to see if they can contribute to ongoing research through an informal internship. Securing this type of agreement often requires a TON of outreach, networking, professional materials (resume and cover letter), and patience to secure it. Stanford's Office of Science Outreach has a great PDF with itTips for finding an unpaid lab internship.
There are also a growing number of paid services that connect you with research mentors, who are often actual professors in specific fields. These programs can be quite expensive, so be careful when considering this option as the admission value of the experience is difficult to quantify without tangible results (research competition prizes or published articles). As always, the unpaid programs tend to have the most reliable entry value.
Is summer science program hard to get into? ›
SSP accepts students who are at the top of their classes and earning high grades in some of the more advanced science and math courses available. Students are also encouraged to aim for high standardized test scores.How hard is it to get into RSI? ›
Students who are accepted into RSI have a 90% acceptance rate to MIT, and most go on to attend an Ivy League or Ivy+ college. This is because RSI is incredibly competitive for admissions, with fewer than 5% of applicants being accepted; a similar rate to the Ivy League.What is the acceptance rate for SSP? ›
In recent years the admission rate has been around 10%, so definitely have an alternate plan for your summer.How prestigious is the Garcia program? ›
Summer programs such as the Garcia Summer Research Program can be just as prestigious and highly selective as the college that sponsors it, with a lengthy application process that includes several steps and essays.Are Ivy League summer programs worth it? ›
Yes, summer programs are definitely worth it! They present a perfect opportunity to explore your field of interest in greater depth, develop relevant skills, meet like-minded students, and – perhaps most importantly – increase your chances of getting into the Ivies.How competitive are summer research programs? ›
These tend to be very competitive; hundreds, even thousands of students can apply for only a handful of positions. However, with some proactivity and strong planning, diligent undergraduate students can get accepted onto these prestigious programs.What type of people get into RSI? ›
RSI participants have exceptionally strong academic ability and background and are about to enter their last year of high school. Typically, this means students apply in the middle of their junior year (a.k.a. third year, or grade 11) of high school.How much does RSI summer program cost? ›
Each summer, 80 high school students who are selected for RSI spend six weeks at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Roughly a third of those admitted come from outside the US. There is no cost to attend the program.Who gets accepted to RSI? ›
Although RSI only accepts 80 out of about 1600 applicants each year there are still plenty of ways to stand out. The program primarily admits students whose average GPA, and test scores fall within the top 1%. Only one test score is required from either the PSAT, SAT, or ACT.Can I be denied SSP? ›
If you're late telling your employer you're off sick
If your employer thinks your reason isn't good enough they can refuse to pay you SSP for the days before you told them. If you're not happy with their decision you should call HMRC. If they think you're right, they'll challenge your employer.
How competitive is VCOM? ›
The admissions process is competitive, and about 300 individuals for each campus will be extended an interview to fill 188 spots on the Virginia campus, 162 on the Carolinas campus, and 162 on the Auburn campus.Why would you not qualify for SSP? ›
Employees do not qualify for SSP if they: have received the maximum amount of SSP (28 weeks) are getting Statutory Maternity Pay or Maternity Allowance - there are special rules for pregnant women and new mothers who do not get these payments.How selective is Notre Dame summer Scholars? ›
Notre Dame accepts about 90 students to Leadership Seminars each year, so it is quite a selective program. However, students can receive one college credit upon completion of the program, and the University pays for tuition, housing, and meals for those who are admitted.Is Cosmos summer Program worth it? ›
This highly competitive STEM camp spans four UC campuses and allows students to explore topics like photonics, number theory, and machine learning. COSMOS is a great way to explore technical subjects in more depth while gaining hands-on experience.How competitive is Simons summer research program? ›
2) Simons Summer Research Program
The selection process for Simons is very competitive - the acceptance rate is around 12%. Although prior research experience is not required, the application is time-intensive and requires essays and a school nomination.
However, for college applicants, the average GPA is more likely between 3.5 and 4.0. If you're aiming for a top university such as one in the Ivy League, Stanford, MIT, or others of the same caliber, a 4.0 GPA — or close to it — is expected.Is Yale Summer Session selective? ›
Unlike many programs our admission is selective. But despite—or perhaps because of—competitive submissions, the program's environment is collegial and friendly.What GPA is required for Harvard? ›
You should also have a 4.18 GPA or higher. If your GPA is lower than this, you need to compensate with a higher SAT/ACT score. For a school as selective as Harvard, you'll also need to impress them with the rest of your application.Does research programs look good on college applications? ›
Research helps students stand out
According to the U.S. News and World Report, “High school students who have an impressive personal project they are working on independently often impress colleges, because their commitment to a successful solo endeavor conveys initiative, self-discipline and originality”.
Did you know summer activities can push your college application to the “yes” pile? Colleges want to see that you are committed to extracurriculars throughout the school year, but they also love it when you are making the effort to expand and stretch yourself over summer vacation.
How many research programs should I apply to? ›
Plan to apply to at least ten REUs to maximize the likelihood of getting one of them. Read application requirements carefully: Programs require different materials and forms (for example, some sites require official transcripts while others will accept unofficial transcripts) and have different deadlines.Can you get into RSI without research experience? ›
Research experience is helpful but not required. The RSI selection committee reviews the applications holistically. Do you have to have a specific question or research idea in mind to apply? No.How many applicants does RSI get? ›
How Many Applicants Does RSI Get? The RSI receives over 1,600 applications from qualified students.What age is RSI for? ›
Grantees may provide RSI program services to all ORR-eligible individuals from birth to age 18. As of October 2021, ORR expanded the RSI program to include Early RSI, authorizing participation of children from birth to five years old.Is RSI affiliated with MIT? ›
Since 1993, the MIT Mathematics Department has participated in the Research Science Institute (RSI), an MIT-hosted six-week summer program for rising high school seniors. RSI students are chosen for their superior achievement in math, science and engineering.How much is the Harvard high school summer program? ›
The total fee for a 2023 Harvard Pre-College Program session is $5,300. The program fee includes tuition, room and meal plan, activity costs, and an accident and sickness insurance plan for the full two weeks. There is also a non-refundable $75 application fee.What is mites summer program? ›
1. What is the Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science (MITES) program? MITES is a six-week in-person program where students engage with peers from across the country who are dedicated and motivated to pursue STEM.What can I do when SSP runs out? ›
After SSP runs out, you may be able to claim Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) or Universal Credit. If you're going to be off work for more than 28 weeks, your employer can complete a form called SSP1 which means you could apply for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) before your SSP ends.How long is SSP paid for? ›
You can get £99.35 per week Statutory Sick Pay ( SSP ) if you're too ill to work. It's paid by your employer for up to 28 weeks.How many times is it acceptable to call in sick in a year? ›
How many sick days a year is normal? Most companies that I am familiar with that use a vacation/sick/personal day format instead of a PTO format provide between 10 and 15 sick days a year.
What is the average science GPA for VCOM? ›
Higher GPAs are generally required to be competitive, as the current average science GPA and cumulative GPA for accepted students is 3.7.What is the lowest GPA for med school? ›
Most medical schools set a cap at a 3.0 GPA. Generally, a low GPA is less than a school's 75th or 80th percentile. You can also review your chosen school's average GPA for accepted students.What country is the hardest to get into medical school? ›
Based on the data, Canada is the most competitive.
The process and requirements of getting into medical school are very similar to the U.S.; however, more students are competing for each medical school spot.
SSP is paid by your employer in the same way as your normal wages, for example weekly or monthly. If you have more than one job you may get SSP from each employer. Tax and National Insurance will be deducted. If you think you are not getting the right amount of SSP , talk to your employer.How much is SSP per week? ›
Statutory sick pay is £99.35 a week (£109.40 from 6 April 2023). It can be paid for up to 28 weeks. An employer does not have to pay statutory sick pay for the first 3 qualifying days of sickness absence. These 3 days are called 'waiting days'.Is there a limit to SSP? ›
SSP is payable for a maximum of 28 weeks in any one period of incapacity (linked or unlinked).Who gets invited to Stanford Summer Session? ›
Be a current sophomore, junior, or senior at the time of application. Be at least 16 at the start of the program, June 24, 2023, and no more than 19 by the last day, August 20, 2023. There are no exceptions to these age restrictions. Not be matriculating into Stanford as a first year.Is John Hopkins summer program selective? ›
The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY) – A selective summer program that is generally well-regarded.How can I increase my chances of getting into Notre Dame? ›
To have the best shot of getting in, you should aim for the 75th percentile, with a 1550 SAT or a 35 ACT. You should also have a 4.06 GPA or higher. If your GPA is lower than this, you need to compensate with a higher SAT/ACT score.How hard is it to get into Cosmos summer program? ›
Usually, COSMOS students have a GPA of 3.5 or above. All applicants must complete an online application as well as one personal statement. You're required to have at least one teacher recommendation but a second one is highly suggested.
What is the acceptance rate for Cosmos? ›
Admission to COSMOS is very competitive; we only admit about one-third of all applicants and nearly half of the admitted students have a GPA of 4.0 or above.Is the Garcia Research Program prestigious? ›
Summer programs such as the Garcia Summer Research Program can be just as prestigious and highly selective as the college that sponsors it, with a lengthy application process that includes several steps and essays.Are REU programs hard to get into? ›
REU programs are highly competitive and you should apply to several programs to maximize your chances of an acceptance. Most students apply to around 10-15 programs, and at least 8 is reasonable.What is the acceptance rate for Simmons summer research program? ›
Admission to SSP, which is open to current sophomores and juniors, is competitive, with a 10% acceptance rate. Students at SIMR collaborate with Stanford academics and researchers to conduct medical research.Is it hard to get into the Columbia summer immersion program? ›
As you can imagine, admission to Columbia's summer programs for high school students is highly selective. Though there are no specific GPA requirements, all application materials should establish that the student has the appropriate academic background and ability for the academic focus for which he or she is applying.What is the acceptance rate for SSI summer program? ›
Here is the review for their most selective Research Program (4.2% acceptance rate).How competitive is mites? ›
MITES is an extremely competitive program, receiving five hundred to seven hundred applications annually. The acceptance rate into the MITES program is even lower than the rate accepted to MIT.What is the hardest school program to get into? ›
Top 10 Hardest Colleges to Get Into.
|School||Location||Acceptance Rate (Class of 2026)|
|1. Harvard||Cambridge, MA||3.19%|
|2. Columbia||New York, NY||3.73%|
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The highest paying states for SSI benefits as of 2022 are New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware, New Hampshire and Maryland. The average disability benefit per month for 2022 for an individual on SSI benefits is $841 per month.
What's the fastest you can get approved for SSI? ›
Generally, it takes about 3 to 5 months to get a decision. However, the exact time depends on how long it takes to get your medical records and any other evidence needed to make a decision. * How does Social Security make the decision? We send your application to a state agency that makes disability decisions.Is it hard to get into the Columbia summer Immersion Program? ›
As you can imagine, admission to Columbia's summer programs for high school students is highly selective. Though there are no specific GPA requirements, all application materials should establish that the student has the appropriate academic background and ability for the academic focus for which he or she is applying.What is the acceptance rate for Cosmos Summer Program? ›
The demand for admission to COSMOS is strong and has been since its inception. For example, of 4,833 completed applications for summer 2019, 1,060 (22%) were admitted, and 340 (7%) were wait-listed.Does Harvard Summer School help you get into Harvard? ›
Does attending the Secondary School Program guarantee admission to Harvard? No. However, attending Harvard Summer School and performing well will strengthen your application to any college or university.Who is eligible for mites summer program? ›
MITES Summer and MITES Semester
Applicants must be in 11th grade or equivalent at the time of application and can be public, private, or homeschooled students from anywhere in the United States.
Unfortunately, mites will not vanish of their own volition.What is MIT mites summer program acceptance rate? ›
<p>They both have a 4-5% acceptance rate, lower than selective top colleges.What is the easiest ivy to get into? ›
What's the easiest Ivy League school to get into? While all Ivy League schools have a low acceptance rate, Cornell University has the highest acceptance rate among them. Cornell's acceptance rate is 11%, but try not to get too hung up on the numbers.What are the top 3 hardest schools to get into? ›
- 1) Harvard University.
- 2) Columbia University.
- 3) Caltech.
- 4) Stanford University.
- 5) MIT.
- 6) Princeton University.
- 7) Yale University.
- 8) Brown University.