• October 24, 2014

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Anthropology

The National Research Council assessed programs according to 21 different criteria. Here are the NRC's five major ratings summarizing those criteria. For a detailed explanation, see our FAQ.

S-Rank: Programs are ranked highly if they are strong in the criteria that scholars say are most important.
Research: Derived from faculty publications, citation rates, grants, and awards.
Students: Derived from students' completion rates, financial aid, and other criteria.
Diversity: Reflects gender balance, ethnic diversity, and the proportion of international students.
R-Rank: Programs are ranked highly if they have similar features to programs viewed by faculty as top-notch.
Institution, program S-Rank High S-Rank Low Research High Research Low Students High Students Low Diversity High Diversity Low R-Rank High R-Rank Low
American U.
Anthropology
75 80 81 82 64 78 1 4 77 82
Arizona State U.
Anthropology
23 55 4 18 71 78 54 71 18 49
Bingham-
tonton U. (SUNY)

Anthropology
8 26 4 13 62 77 42 61 17 48
Boston U.
Anthropology & Archaeology
41 68 33 60 24 55 67 77 40 60
Brandeis U.
Anthropology
75 82 65 81 74 81 41 64 62 78
Brown U.
Anthropology
19 39 30 58 26 54 6 18 18 47
Case Western Reserve U.
Anthropology
47 73 22 53 64 79 10 30 60 76
City U. of New York Graduate Center
Anthropology
36 60 32 52 54 73 12 31 10 48
Columbia U.
Anthropology
59 73 64 77 46 70 16 35 11 46
Cornell U.
Anthropology
28 53 59 77 1 18 8 23 27 52
Duke U.
Anthropology
1 3 1 2 3 35 59 73 16 49
Duke U.
Cultural Anthropology
33 55 63 75 13 40 1 5 21 44
Emory U.
Anthropology
6 20 13 32 6 30 34 53 10 27
Harvard U.
Anthropology
2 5 3 8 2 18 9 28 1 4
Indiana U. at Blooming-
ton

Anthropology
28 49 27 47 63 75 22 41 11 37
Johns Hopkins U.
Anthropology
34 63 56 75 3 34 8 25 37 67
Kent State U. Main Campus
Biomedical Sciences - Biological Anthropology
68 82 8 64 82 82 81 82 54 74
Michigan State U.
Anthropology
24 50 42 65 7 41 17 37 44 61
New York U.
Anthropology
13 31 12 32 29 57 11 29 7 19
North-
western U.

Anthropology
4 11 3 13 8 30 23 42 10 35
Ohio State U. Main Campus
Anthropology
49 71 18 46 60 75 58 73 36 57
Pennsyl-
vania State U.

Anthropology
1 2 1 2 2 22 75 80 8 19
Princeton U.
Anthropology
33 64 47 74 4 27 17 36 23 51
Rice U.
Anthropology
60 75 68 79 6 45 7 23 30 57
Rutgers U. at New Brunswick
Anthropology
39 63 26 49 69 79 20 40 17 47
Southern Illinois U. at Carbondale
Anthropology
31 67 38 64 3 56 53 69 64 79
Southern Methodist U.
Anthropology
54 75 17 53 56 72 76 80 56 74
Stanford U.
Anthropological Sciences
3 9 3 14 1 43 12 33 13 47
Stanford U.
Cultural and Social Anthropology
6 22 17 47 3 35 1 4 11 48
State U. of New York at Albany
Anthropology
61 75 30 54 47 71 47 66 55 73
State U. of New York at Stony Brook
Interdepartmental Doctoral Program in Anthropological Sciences
6 23 4 16 6 31 43 64 25 51
Syracuse U. Main Campus
Anthropology
35 62 59 77 26 54 19 38 24 50
Temple U.
Anthropology
76 81 70 79 75 80 32 51 55 73
Texas A&M U.
Anthropology
39 71 21 57 18 63 66 76 43 69
Tulane U.
Anthropology
67 77 51 76 42 68 40 61 47 64
U. at Buffalo (SUNY)
Anthropology
64 75 60 76 55 73 17 37 43 62
U. of Alaska at Fairbanks
Anthropology
17 48 8 30 14 65 18 39 68 79
U. of Arizona
Anthropology
8 23 13 32 35 67 41 59 2 7
U. of California at Berkeley
Anthropology
7 21 14 35 17 44 15 38 2 7
U. of California at Berkeley and at San Francisco
Medical Anthropology
4 13 3 15 1 15 33 55 13 54
U. of California at Davis
Anthropology
7 21 13 27 13 41 54 71 14 41
U. of California at Irvine
Anthropology
8 26 23 48 9 51 10 28 9 35
U. of California at Los Angeles
Anthropology
8 21 17 41 25 56 38 59 2 9
U. of California at Riverside
Anthropology
35 65 41 65 9 41 9 28 47 65
U. of California at San Diego
Anthropology
32 59 22 49 30 56 62 74 30 54
U. of California at Santa Barbara
Anthropology
15 36 22 50 12 39 41 59 10 39
U. of California at Santa Cruz
Anthropology
31 55 39 59 27 53 12 33 19 47
U. of Chicago
Anthropology
25 46 34 53 35 60 38 56 1 5
U. of Colorado at Boulder
Anthropology
35 69 10 34 17 53 58 76 71 80
U. of Connec-
ticut

Anthropology Ph.D.
19 42 27 54 23 55 20 41 39 58
U. of Florida
Anthropology
34 62 19 47 49 67 24 42 16 47
U. of Georgia
Anthropology
15 36 18 46 19 46 38 57 19 47
U. of Hawaii-
Manoa

Anthropology
40 68 23 54 41 66 70 78 26 50
U. of Illinois at Chicago
Anthropology
62 75 52 73 27 55 41 59 61 77
U. of Illinois at Urbana-
Champaign

Anthropology
27 52 28 54 28 56 4 12 22 50
U. of Iowa
Anthropology
77 82 78 81 66 79 39 58 59 76
U. of Kansas
Anthropology
67 80 52 69 29 80 68 77 71 82
U. of Kentucky
Anthropology
37 65 39 64 48 74 42 63 54 72
U. of Massachu-
setts at Amherst

Anthropology
23 45 40 64 45 71 5 17 35 57
U. of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Anthropology
5 15 10 22 37 61 7 21 1 5
U. of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Anthropology and History
10 25 18 39 26 53 2 7 4 45
U. of Minnesota-
Twin Cities

Anthropology.
78 82 69 80 36 63 69 77 74 80
U. of Missouri at Columbia
Anthropology
43 73 15 49 59 80 75 80 56 77
U. of Nevada at Reno
Anthropology
72 82 77 81 4 71 81 82 69 82
U. of New Mexico Main Campus
Anthropology
17 40 7 23 54 72 33 59 10 32
U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Anthropology
49 70 61 76 23 50 30 48 34 58
U. of Oklahoma Norman Campus
Anthropology
52 73 58 76 6 32 62 74 64 77
U. of Oregon
Anthropology
11 32 21 52 1 24 44 63 33 60
U. of Pennsyl-
vania

Anthropology
7 21 9 21 18 48 50 68 6 13
U. of Pittsburgh Main Campus
Anthropology
43 67 55 73 38 66 44 63 11 45
U. of South Florida
Anthropology
43 66 59 77 42 66 5 14 58 75
U. of Tennessee
Anthropology
30 58 51 68 1 11 49 68 56 76
U. of Texas at Austin
Anthropology
20 39 48 64 4 27 3 10 8 29
U. of Utah
Anthropology
19 39 17 34 2 26 77 80 34 61
U. of Virginia
Anthropology
49 67 75 80 11 38 23 42 22 49
U. of Washing-
ton

Anthropology
19 36 16 42 47 69 26 45 12 32
U. of Wisconsin at Madison
Anthropology
15 41 3 10 80 81 58 72 9 32
U. of Wisconsin at Milwaukee
Anthropology
53 75 53 76 17 68 23 42 72 81
Washing-
ton State U.

Anthropology
35 64 23 54 56 74 53 69 56 72
Washing-
ton U. in St. Louis

Anthropology
5 18 5 15 4 27 55 71 14 36
Wayne State U.
Anthropology
35 63 41 67 19 48 5 17 55 72
Yale U.
Anthropology
24 47 43 65 15 38 17 37 11 32
Methodology: This interactive tool is based on rankings developed by the NRC. For a complete explanation of the methods the research council used, go to its site; registration may be required.

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