Most popular majors at ivy league schools

With many of the country’s best and brightest split among eight universities, let’s explore the most popular majors among students at Ivy League schools.

Which are different from Ivy Park, where everyone majors in either Who Run the World, Women’s Studies at the School of In Formation.

Among the eight Ivy League universities, which include Harvard, Yale, Columbia and Dartmouth, economics was one of the top three majors at seven out of the eight schools, with Cornell as the outlier.

RELATED: 22 college majors with the highest starting salaries

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Median starting pay: $56,900

Median mid-career pay: $99,100

% change from starting to mid-career: +74%

Median starting pay: $57,000

Median mid-career pay: $90,400

% change from starting to mid-career: +59%

Median starting pay: $57,200

Median mid-career pay: $105,100

% change from starting to mid-career: +85%

Median starting pay: $58,900

Median mid-career pay: $88,200

% change from starting to mid-career: +50%

Median starting pay: $59,600

Median mid-career pay: $92,200

% change from starting to mid-career: +55%

Median starting pay: $59,800

Median mid-career pay: $85,100

% change from starting to mid-career: +42%

Median starting pay: $60,800

Median mid-career pay: $119,600

% change from starting to mid-career: +97%

Median starting pay: $61,600

Median mid-career pay: $103,600

% change from starting to mid-career: +68%

Median starting pay: $61,700

Median mid-career pay: $99,800

% change from starting to mid-career: +62%

Median starting pay: $61,900

Median mid-career pay: $97,200

% change from starting to mid-career: +57%

Median starting pay: $62,100

Median mid-career pay: $101,600

% change from starting to mid-career: +64%

Median starting pay: $63,200

Median mid-career pay: $101,400

% change from starting to mid-career: 60%

Median starting pay: $64,000

Median mid-career pay: $105,100

% change from starting to mid-career: +64%

Median starting pay: $64,100

Median mid-career pay: $113,200

% change from starting to mid-career: +77%

Median starting pay: $64,700

Median mid-career pay: $107,900

% change from starting to mid-career: +67%

Median starting pay: $65,900

Median mid-career pay: $107,900

% change from starting to mid-career: +64%

Median starting pay: $66,500

Median mid-career pay: $113,000

% change from starting to mid-career: +70%

Median starting pay: $66,700

Median mid-career pay: $112,600

% change from starting to mid-career: +69%

Median starting pay: $67,000

Median mid-career pay: $118,800

% change from starting to mid-career: +77%

Median starting pay: $67,300

Median mid-career pay: $108,600

% change from starting to mid-career: +61%

Median starting pay: $69,600

Median mid-career pay: $116,700

% change from starting to mid-career: +68%

Median starting pay: $102,300

Median mid-career pay: $176,300

% change from starting to mid-career: +72%

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Guess kids really got into that 'Econ and Me' video in the fifth grade.

According to Business Insider, computer science was a top three pick at Brown, Harvard and Princeton, while government, political science and biology were other top picks.

It may be kind of moot since a 2013 study estimated that little more than a quarter of college grads worked a job closely tied to their major, but the Ivy League picks are in line with recent data from the National Center of Education.

RELATED: 13 Lowest-Paying College Majors

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Common job: Chaplain 

Starting median pay: $36,800

Mid-career median pay: $51,600

Difference: $14,800 / 40%

Common jobs: Mental health therapist; social worker; nonprofit program manager 

Starting median pay: $32,800

Mid-career median pay: $46,600

Difference: $13,800 / 42%

Common jobs: Nutritionist; dietitian 

Starting median pay: $41,700

Mid-career median pay: $56,400

Difference: $14,700 / 35%

Common jobs: Horticulturist; landscape manager 

Starting median pay: $35,200

Mid-career median pay: $47,700

Difference: $12,500 / 36%

Common jobs: Intervention specialist; secondary school teacher; behavior analyst 

Starting median pay: $34,500

Mid-career median pay: $46,800

Difference: $12,300 / 36%

Common jobs: Activities director; recreation therapist

Starting median pay: $35,800

Mid-career median pay: $47,100

Difference: $11,300 / 32%

Common jobs: Laboratory manager; clinical laboratory technologist 

Starting median pay: $47,800

Mid-career median pay: $60,200

Difference: $12,400 / 26%

Common job: Athletic trainer

Starting median pay: $35,000

Mid-career median pay: $45,900

Difference: $10,900 / 31%

Common job: Pastor

Starting median pay: $36,300

Mid-career median pay: $46,000

Difference: $9,700 / 27%

Common jobs: Clinical laboratory technician; clinical laboratory scientist 

Starting median pay: $48,000

Mid-career median pay: $59,900

Difference: $11,900 / 25%

Common job: Elementary school teacher

Starting median pay: $32,300

Mid-career median pay: $40,400

Difference: $8,100 / 25%

Common jobs: Administrative assistant; medical case manager; nonprofit program coordinator

Starting median pay: $33,800

Mid-career median pay: $41,300

Difference: $7,500 / 22%

Common jobs: Daycare teacher; preschool teacher; nanny

Starting median pay: $32,200

Mid-career median pay: $36,400

Difference: $4,200 / 13%

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The center found that the most popular majors for a bachelor’s degree were related to business, health, social sciences, history, psychology and biology.

But not English or philosophy? Oh, the humanities.

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