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Anthropology at George Washington University

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Anthropology at George Washington University

If you plan to study anthropology, take a look at what George Washington University has to offer and decide if the program is a good match for you. Get started with the following essential facts.

GWU is located in Washington, District of Columbia and approximately 27,017 students attend the school each year. In 2021, 38 anthropology majors received their bachelor's degree from GWU.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Anthropology section at the bottom of this page.

GWU Anthropology Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology
  • Master’s Degree in Anthropology

GWU Anthropology Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the anthropology progam at GWU compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The anthropology major at GWU is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Anthropology. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Anthropology Bachelor’s Degree Schools 34
Best Anthropology Schools 38
Most Popular Anthropology Bachelor’s Degree Schools 57

In 2021, 10 students received their master’s degree in anthropology from GWU. This makes it the #17 most popular school for anthropology master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 0 student who received their doctoral degrees in anthropology, making the school the #93 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Earnings of GWU Anthropology Graduates

The median salary of anthropology students who receive their bachelor's degree at GWU is $36,176. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 43% higher than the national average of $25,284 for all anthropology bachelor's degree recipients.


Anthropology Student Demographics at GWU

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the anthropology majors at George Washington University.

GWU Anthropology Bachelor’s Program

92% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 8% of anthropology bachelor's degrees went to men and 92% went to women.


About 53% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in anthropology at GWU are white. This is typical for this degree on the nationwide level. Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 4% more racial-ethnic minorities in its anthropology bachelor's program than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from George Washington University with a bachelor's in anthropology.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 8
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 5
White 20
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

GWU Anthropology Master’s Program

80% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2020-2021 academic year, 10 students graduated with a master's degree in anthropology from GWU. About 20% were men and 80% were women.


Of the students who received a anthropology master's degree from GWU, 70% were white. This is above average for this degree on the natiowide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from George Washington University with a master's in anthropology.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 7
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

GWU also has a doctoral program available in anthropology. In 2021, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Anthropology Grads May Go Into

A degree in anthropology can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for DC, the home state for George Washington University.

Occupation Jobs in DC Average Salary in DC
Managers 19,910 $147,460
Anthropology and Archeology Professors 50 $107,700


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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