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Great Colleges and Universities for Science and Engineering in New England

Looking for the right school to pursue your passion in STEM? These colleges and universities in New England are great options for science-minded students.

From studying the Earth to the sky above, from learning how to design airplanes to the computers on board, the sciences are all about exploration and delving into the unknown. Science and Engineering fields are also among the most stable and lucrative out there. If you’re thinking about pursuing a STEM-related major in college, this is the place to start your search! 

All the colleges and universities listed here are located in the New England area and offer exciting programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, and much more. Plus, you can connect with all of them quickly and easily! Just click the “Connect me” button underneath each featured school if you’re interested in learning more—then they'll reach out to you with more information. If only your future STEM classes could be that simple…

Brown University

Brown University logoBrown University is a private Ivy League liberal arts and sciences university with a 140-acre campus in Providence, Rhode Island. The School of Engineering features programs in various Engineering disciplines as well as other fields, including Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Humanities, Medicine, Physics, and Social Sciences. Brown also offers ABET-accredited Sc.B. concentrations in Biomedical Engineering, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Computer Engineering, and many more. 

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Quinnipiac University

QuinnipiacQuinnipiac University is a private coeducational university with a main campus located in Hamden, Connecticut. The University’s science-based programs include Behavioral Neuroscience, Biology, Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry, Data Science, Microbiology & Immunology, and Psychology. Quinnipiac also offers academic programs in several Engineering and Computer Science fields as well as dual-degree and accelerated programs in various sciences, Social Work, Teaching, Cybersecurity, and more.  

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Sacred Heart University

Sacred Heart UniversitySacred Heart University is a private coeducational institution with a 350-acre campus in Fairfield, Connecticut. The University offers BS degrees in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Molecular & Cellular Biology, Coastal & Marine Science, Neuroscience, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Game Design & Development, Cyber Security, Computer Science, Information Technology, and much more. SHU students have the opportunity to intern at a variety of top companies, including Microsoft, GE, IBM, Morgan Stanley, NBC Sports, and Sikorsky Aircraft. 

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University of Connecticut

UConnThe University of Connecticut is a comprehensive public university with a 4,108-acre campus in Storrs—30 miles from Hartford, Connecticut. UConn has over 110 majors, including Special Programs in Medicine and Dental Medicine that lead seamlessly into the University’s graduate programs. Students may also be invited to become members of UConn’s STEM Scholars Community, where they can live and learn with other Honors Scholars in a close-knit environment. 

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University of Rhode Island

University of Rhode IslandThe University of Rhode Island is a public comprehensive university with a 1,200-acre campus located in Kingston, 30 miles south of Providence. Students in the College of Engineering can choose from eight majors— Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Industrial & Systems, Mechanical, and Ocean Engineering—which are all accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, Inc. Approximately 80% of URI’s Engineering undergraduates have at least one paid engineering internship experience, with many students having more. 

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Wentworth Institute of Technology

WentworthWentworth Institute of Technology is a private coeducational college with a 31-acre urban campus in Boston, Massachusetts. Wentworth offers academic programs through the Schools of Architecture & Design, Computing & Data Science, Engineering, Management, and Sciences & Humanities. Cooperative education is a requirement for all majors, and students have access to more than two dozen state-of-the-art laboratories, makerspaces, and studios. 

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester Polytechnic University logoWorcester Polytechnic Institute is a highly selective private technological university in Worcester, Massachusetts. WPI offers more than 70 bachelor’s, master’s, PhD, and certificate programs on campus and online—including Aerospace Engineering, Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, Robotics Engineering, and more—to 7,200+ students. The Institute's project-based and globally engaged curriculum empowers students as they solve important scientific, technological, and societal problems on campus and at more than 50 project centers around the world. 

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