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2021 Best Sociology & Anthropology Schools

24 Colleges
$25,000 Avg Salary
$22,047 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Sociology & Anthropology School for You

In 2018-2019, 543 people earned a degree or certificate in sociology and anthropology, making the major the #287 most popular in the United States.

Today's students have lots of options to pick from when considering higher education opportunities. As online education oppotunities continue to grow, you're not restricted to just schools in your local area anymore. Even some of the 'big name' schools are offering online courses. Also, there are a number of trade schools with offerings that you might find attractive.

The Best Sociology & Anthropology Schools ranking is one of many tools that Course Advisor has developed to help you make your educational decision. Our analysis looked at 24 schools in the United States to see which programs offered the best educational experiences for students.

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2021 Best Sociology & Anthropology Schools in the United States

The following schools top our list of the Best Sociology & Anthropology Colleges.

Top 10 Best Sociology & Anthropology Schools

#1

Colgate University

Hamilton, NY

Our analysis found Colgate University to be the best school for sociology and anthropology students who want to pursue a degree in the United States. Colgate is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of Hamilton.

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#2

Swarthmore College

Swarthmore, PA

A rank of #2 on this year’s list means Swarthmore College is a great place for sociology and anthropology students. Located in the large suburb of Swarthmore, Swarthmore is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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#3

College of Staten Island CUNY

Staten Island, NY

The excellent programs at College of Staten Island CUNY helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best sociology and anthropology schools in the United States. Located in the large city of Staten Island, CSI is a public college with a fairly large student population.

While working on their degree, sociology and anthropology majors at CSI accumulate an average of around $14,050 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $146, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#4

Lafayette College

Easton, PA

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Lafayette College. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Sociology & Anthropology Schools list. Located in the large suburb of Easton, Lafayette is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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The excellent programs at University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best sociology and anthropology schools in the United States. UMass Dartmouth is a medium-sized public school located in the suburb of North Dartmouth.

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Washington and Lee University landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best sociology and anthropology programs. Located in the town of Lexington, Washington and Lee is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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#7

Denison University

Granville, OH

Denison University came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Best Sociology & Anthropology Schools ranking. Located in the suburb of Granville, Denison is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

After completing their degree, sociology and anthropology graduates from Denison carry an average student debtload of $25,000. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $259.

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Valdosta State University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for sociology and anthropology students. It came in at #8 on the list. VSU is a large public school located in the city of Valdosta.

The average amount in student loans that sociology and anthropology majors at VSU take out is $31,257. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $324.

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#9

Fairfield University

Fairfield, CT

Fairfield University ranked #9 on this year’s Best Sociology & Anthropology Schools list. Fairfield U is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Fairfield.

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#10

Saint Cloud State University

Saint Cloud, MN

Saint Cloud State University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for sociology and anthropology students. It came in at #10 on the list. St. Cloud State University is a large public school located in the small city of Saint Cloud.

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Sociology & Anthropology is one of 13 different types of programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Economics 48,297
Political Science & Government 47,035
Sociology 37,611
General Social Sciences 19,694
International Relations & National Security 15,207

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 24 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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