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2021 Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor's Degree Schools

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Finding the Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor's Degree School for You

Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies is the #14 most popular major in the country with 109,814 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

It's not easy to decide which program to enroll in when you have so many options available. Along with traditional schools that require in-person attendence, you can attend one of many reputable online schools. Some programs even offer a hybrid experience. Alternatively, you may choose a trade school that prepares you to enter the workforce with knowledge in a specific field.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Course Advisor has developed this Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor's Degree Schools ranking. This report analyzed 177 schools in the United States to see which ones offered the best bachelor's degree programs for students. Factors related to overall quality of the school, post-graduation earnings, average student debt, and more accumulated were considered when coming up with this list.

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2021 Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools in the United States

The following schools top our list of the Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor's Degree Colleges.

Top 25 Top Schools for a Bachelor's in Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies

#1

Stanford University

Stanford, CA

Our analysis found Stanford University to be the best school for multi / interdisciplinary studies students who want to pursue a bachelor’s degree in the United States. Located in the large suburb of Stanford, Stanford is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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#2

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

Out of the 177 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, University of Pennsylvania landed the # 2 spot on the list. UPenn is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Philadelphia.

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#3

Bentley University

Waltham, MA

A rank of #3 on this year’s list means Bentley University is a great place for multi / interdisciplinary studies students working on their bachelor’s degree. Bentley is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Waltham.

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#4

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

The excellent bachelor’s degree programs at Carnegie Mellon University helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best multi / interdisciplinary studies schools in the United States. Located in the large city of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend American Public University System. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Located in the fringe town of Charles Town, American Military University is a private for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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#6

Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR

With a ranking of #6, Oregon State University did quite well on this year’s best schools for multi / interdisciplinary studies students working on their bachelor’s degree. Oregon State is a fairly large public school located in the city of Corvallis.

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Thomas Edison State University landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best bachelor’s degree multi / interdisciplinary studies programs. TESU is a large public school located in the small city of Trenton.

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Columbia University in the City of New York came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the large city of New York, Columbia is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population.

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#9

College of Saint Benedict

Saint Joseph, MN

College of Saint Benedict ranked #9 on this year’s Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Located in the suburb of Saint Joseph, CSB is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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#10

George Washington University

Washington, DC

George Washington University came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the large city of Washington, GWU is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population.

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#11

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA

Boston College landed the #11 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best bachelor’s degree multi / interdisciplinary studies programs. Located in the city of Chestnut Hill, Boston College is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population.

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#12

New York University

New York, NY

New York University ranked #12 on this year’s Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. NYU is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of New York.

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California University of Pennsylvania landed the #13 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best bachelor’s degree multi / interdisciplinary studies programs. Cal U is a moderately-sized public school located in the small suburb of California.

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With a ranking of #14, University of California - Berkeley did quite well on this year’s best schools for multi / interdisciplinary studies students working on their bachelor’s degree. UC Berkeley is a very large public school located in the midsize city of Berkeley.

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#15

George Fox University

Newberg, OR

With a ranking of #15, George Fox University did quite well on this year’s best schools for multi / interdisciplinary studies students working on their bachelor’s degree. GFU is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of Newberg.

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University of Massachusetts - Boston ranked #16 on this year’s Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. UMass Boston is a large public school located in the city of Boston.

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#17

Colby College

Waterville, ME

Colby College ranked #17 on this year’s Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Colby is a small private not-for-profit school located in the remote town of Waterville.

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#18

Georgetown University

Washington, DC

Georgetown University landed the #18 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best bachelor’s degree multi / interdisciplinary studies programs. Georgetown is a large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Washington.

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With a ranking of #19, Worcester Polytechnic Institute did quite well on this year’s best schools for multi / interdisciplinary studies students working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in the midsize city of Worcester, WPI is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population.

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With a ranking of #20, California State University - Sacramento did quite well on this year’s best schools for multi / interdisciplinary studies students working on their bachelor’s degree. California State University - Sacramento is a fairly large public school located in the city of Sacramento.

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#21

Boston University

Boston, MA

Boston University came in at #21 in this year’s edition of the Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. Boston U is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Boston.

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University of Maryland - Baltimore County did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for multi / interdisciplinary studies students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #22 on the list. Located in the suburb of Baltimore, UMBC is a public college with a large student population.

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#23

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

Johns Hopkins University landed the #23 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best bachelor’s degree multi / interdisciplinary studies programs. Located in the city of Baltimore, Johns Hopkins is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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#24

North Central University

Minneapolis, MN

North Central University landed the #24 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best bachelor’s degree multi / interdisciplinary studies programs. Located in the city of Minneapolis, North Central University is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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#25

Emory University

Atlanta, GA

Emory University came in at #25 in this year’s edition of the Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. Emory is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Atlanta.

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Rest of the Top Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor's Degree Schools

Honorable Mentions

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor's Degree Schools award.

Rank College Location
27 Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN
28 George Mason University Fairfax, VA
29 College of the Holy Cross Worcester, MA
30 Tufts University Medford, MA
31 University of California - Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
32 Brandeis University Waltham, MA
33 Temple University Philadelphia, PA
34 University of California - San Diego La Jolla, CA
35 University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI

Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies by Region

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Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 37,392
Biological & Physical Science 29,278
International Studies 7,967
Interdisciplinary Studies 6,609
Nutrition Science 4,794
Behavioral Science 3,731
Natural Sciences 2,571
Cognitive Science 2,275
Sustainability Science 2,194
Human Biology 1,460
Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution 1,310
Gerontology 1,281
Human Computer Interaction 1,272
Science, Technology & Society 1,171
Mathematics & Computer Science 1,105
Computational Science 927
Systems Theory 917
Museum Studies 801
Dispute Resolution 668
Historic Preservation 433
Multicultural & Diversity Studies 424
Classical & Ancient Studies 303
Marine Science 275
Cultural Studies & Analysis 227
Biopsychology 165
Medieval Studies 108
Accounting & Computer Science 71
Maritime Studies 45
Holocaust Studies 40

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).

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