• October 31, 2014

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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.
History
127 136 110 134 107 127 63 104 93 127
Arizona State U.
History
14 32 11 31 33 81 5 19 29 56
Auburn U.
History
88 118 80 125 96 119 99 122 92 121
Bingham-
tonton U. (SUNY)

History
26 48 20 40 66 100 8 33 46 84
Boston College
History
63 94 85 122 11 57 103 124 40 72
Boston U.
History
122 135 63 98 119 133 73 111 92 130
Bowling Green State U.
History
58 104 83 125 1 44 42 86 109 134
Brandeis U.
American History
7 21 5 17 7 64 20 64 21 42
Brandeis U.
Comparative History
61 101 59 93 35 84 71 103 39 88
Brown U.
History
14 30 10 27 16 80 50 93 21 41
Carnegie Mellon U.
History
24 47 27 54 3 32 33 71 45 82
Case Western Reserve U.
History
49 83 50 84 70 108 9 33 84 111
Catholic U. of America
History
121 133 88 125 130 136 115 130 91 123
City U. of New York Graduate Center
History
52 89 15 35 133 137 24 63 55 96
Claremont Graduate U.
History
100 126 91 130 124 134 35 75 95 131
Clark U.
History
53 98 68 113 8 97 5 23 50 101
College of William and Mary
Doctorate in Early Amer. and U.S. History
72 109 87 123 31 92 80 113 38 79
Columbia U.
History
10 24 12 28 72 110 29 68 1 7
Cornell U.
History
27 50 51 85 5 47 10 35 18 33
Duke U.
History
23 44 25 47 28 90 6 21 16 29
Emory U.
History
33 60 38 71 15 58 29 66 33 55
Florida Inter-
national U.

History
71 106 74 120 72 116 3 5 103 135
Florida State U.
History
108 127 92 128 73 107 107 123 86 115
Fordham U.
History
119 135 84 124 124 136 17 52 108 132
George Washing-
ton U.

History
92 120 58 102 95 117 70 108 55 90
Georgetown U.
History
50 82 39 74 64 104 47 93 34 63
Georgia Institute of Technology
Architecture (subfield: History, Theory & Criticism)
N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R
Georgia Institute of Technology
Hist. & Sociology of Tech. & Sci.
78 120 70 116 51 125 34 69 98 131
Georgia State U.
History
102 124 113 134 106 126 35 76 101 128
Harvard U.
Hist. & East Asian Lang.
56 96 43 85 56 110 100 124 44 84
Harvard U.
History
1 7 1 7 8 44 35 76 2 12
Harvard U.
History of Science
1 5 2 11 7 46 6 21 12 21
Howard U.
History
30 59 58 93 84 129 1 1 46 116
Indiana U. at Blooming-
ton

History
47 74 74 111 44 90 15 47 17 33
Indiana U. at Blooming-
ton

History & Philosophy of Science
38 72 37 71 37 97 78 110 43 83
Iowa State U.
Agricultural History and Rural Studies
119 136 84 128 46 124 117 133 133 137
Iowa State U.
History of Technology & Science
123 135 120 135 77 122 126 135 110 133
Johns Hopkins U.
History
3 10 1 9 10 64 45 85 1 8
Johns Hopkins U.
History of Science, Medicine, and Technology
29 64 24 49 11 97 28 76 35 68
Kansas State U.
History
101 127 91 129 98 128 125 137 90 129
Lehigh U.
History
104 132 86 129 111 137 77 115 108 133
Louisiana State U. at Baton Rouge
History
102 123 116 134 40 97 94 118 78 107
Loyola U. Chicago
History
33 64 42 78 9 60 35 88 39 76
Marquette U.
History
97 126 67 122 76 107 132 137 99 126
Miami U. (Ohio)
History
8 23 6 21 7 36 51 107 52 87
Michigan State U.
History
57 87 99 129 31 86 5 16 37 81
Mississippi State U.
History
89 121 72 121 10 77 114 128 105 134
New York U.
History
7 19 11 28 25 87 3 5 8 17
North-
eastern U.

History
35 67 74 122 4 23 60 114 34 61
Northern Illinois U.
History
64 101 88 124 8 70 48 94 82 121
North-
western U.

History
28 49 43 72 10 54 18 54 16 30
Ohio State U. Main Campus
History
40 67 34 62 48 99 50 91 15 27
Ohio U. Main Campus
History
124 135 135 136 112 130 113 126 109 134
Oklahoma State U. Main Campus
History
120 135 110 134 58 110 118 131 129 137
Pennsyl-
vania State U.

History
22 42 39 73 5 49 55 96 22 38
Princeton U.
History
1 4 1 6 2 15 52 95 2 12
Princeton U.
History of Science
1 6 1 9 5 40 47 97 3 12
Purdue U. Main Campus
History
42 75 77 119 5 57 77 108 41 76
Rice U.
History
13 32 10 30 12 80 57 97 41 80
Rutgers U. at New Brunswick
History
9 24 13 31 15 65 4 10 12 19
Southern Illinois U. at Carbondale
Historical Studies
38 88 33 67 35 124 29 70 92 124
Southern Methodist U.
History
66 103 61 105 7 40 85 110 89 124
Stanford U.
History
9 21 10 24 12 52 25 59 2 10
State U. of New York at Albany
History
117 132 122 135 80 114 76 114 75 114
State U. of New York at Stony Brook
History
87 114 117 134 46 93 13 44 48 88
Syracuse U. Main Campus
History
84 115 68 114 50 97 104 125 45 77
Temple U.
History
121 134 81 123 120 131 99 120 102 130
Texas A&M U.
History
82 113 63 106 23 76 123 132 78 110
Texas Christian U.
History
136 137 137 137 66 99 129 135 105 133
Tufts U.
History
16 34 39 78 1 2 22 81 31 62
Tulane U.
History
71 112 85 126 19 101 70 107 65 99
U. at Buffalo (SUNY)
History
62 96 85 122 21 81 87 115 49 98
U. of Alabama
History
108 130 98 130 17 75 134 137 92 127
U. of Arizona
History
25 45 42 74 14 50 7 27 21 44
U. of Arkansas Main Campus
History
42 80 23 52 16 67 127 136 78 110
U. of California at Berkeley
History
14 28 22 42 27 78 16 47 1 7
U. of California at Davis
History
40 68 54 86 26 75 11 40 29 50
U. of California at Irvine
History
41 70 30 59 88 118 17 51 39 67
U. of California at Los Angeles
History
20 37 25 52 68 101 19 51 2 12
U. of California at Riverside
History
62 93 49 84 97 116 9 34 61 91
U. of California at San Diego
History
36 67 62 97 19 71 19 49 24 44
U. of California at Santa Barbara
History
6 18 3 15 41 94 14 44 19 38
U. of California at Santa Cruz
History
80 119 24 54 130 137 17 48 100 130
U. of Chicago
History
4 12 1 9 75 106 63 97 2 13
U. of Cincinnati Main Campus
History
76 115 29 58 134 137 51 98 106 132
U. of Colorado at Boulder
History
57 95 26 54 124 135 50 105 51 92
U. of Connec-
ticut

History Ph.D.
82 113 58 90 76 115 40 84 60 108
U. of Delaware
History
75 105 91 124 24 75 42 88 46 79
U. of Florida
History
93 122 32 63 111 129 98 120 84 113
U. of Georgia
History
19 43 9 26 21 74 47 87 54 91
U. of Hawaii-
Manoa

History
103 126 61 105 94 117 109 129 111 132
U. of Idaho
History
90 125 91 129 102 135 24 89 113 134
U. of Illinois at Chicago
History
99 124 88 129 107 129 33 73 46 85
U. of Illinois at Urbana-
Champaign

History
29 52 35 63 22 71 13 39 22 41
U. of Iowa
History
67 99 79 114 45 95 9 39 30 65
U. of Kansas
History
45 79 38 71 22 76 64 102 59 90
U. of Kentucky
History
26 49 19 42 42 90 41 99 39 72
U. of Maryland at College Park
History
85 113 73 110 78 115 39 77 44 82
U. of Massachu-
setts at Amherst

History
62 98 93 126 27 100 16 50 37 66
U. of Memphis
History
67 104 37 74 91 118 58 98 111 133
U. of Miami
History
62 96 95 127 71 114 2 2 37 90
U. of Michigan at Ann Arbor
History
16 32 24 47 16 69 11 40 6 16
U. of Minnesota-
Twin Cities

History
32 56 59 97 11 55 16 53 15 29
U. of Minnesota-
Twin Cities

History of Science and Technology
68 100 60 102 38 75 39 88 65 95
U. of Mississippi
History
53 103 80 120 2 66 50 101 85 120
U. of Missouri at Columbia
History
95 120 99 130 48 95 62 109 81 111
U. of Nebraska at Lincoln
History
83 114 61 105 63 102 49 102 98 125
U. of New Hampshire
History
36 67 33 64 3 48 66 112 75 105
U. of New Mexico Main Campus
History
49 86 36 75 116 131 9 33 70 102
U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
History
8 20 10 26 51 95 53 91 9 17
U. of North Texas
History
121 135 128 135 10 83 117 134 124 137
U. of Notre Dame
History
11 26 14 33 3 22 84 111 19 32
U. of Oklahoma Norman Campus
History
65 100 64 107 18 77 89 122 63 100
U. of Oklahoma Norman Campus
History of Science
46 87 39 80 88 124 55 108 43 90
U. of Oregon
History
35 66 59 92 3 42 11 43 46 92
U. of Pennsyl-
vania

History
3 10 2 12 6 53 17 51 5 15
U. of Pittsburgh Main Campus
History
49 87 42 76 18 82 39 83 51 85
U. of Rochester
History
18 38 8 22 35 80 35 79 33 74
U. of South Carolina at Columbia
History
22 53 21 45 2 84 83 120 35 70
U. of Southern California
History
50 88 49 87 77 114 6 20 57 90
U. of Southern Mississippi
History
133 137 123 135 88 129 122 132 132 137
U. of Tennessee
History
47 84 67 115 3 36 115 133 65 100
U. of Texas at Austin
History
61 95 88 121 91 122 5 20 30 52
U. of Texas at Dallas
History of Ideas
36 72 20 47 84 120 70 104 77 119
U. of Toledo
History
98 126 109 133 81 130 96 125 76 120
U. of Utah
History
105 132 65 108 104 134 104 124 101 129
U. of Virginia
History
48 79 57 90 33 89 100 121 24 46
U. of Washing-
ton

History
21 42 20 48 46 86 48 93 33 64
U. of Wisconsin at Madison
History
33 59 18 37 109 124 23 57 18 31
U. of Wisconsin at Madison
History of Science
53 93 37 68 33 96 109 129 56 101
Vanderbilt U.
History
31 51 56 88 7 43 32 70 21 37
Washing-
ton State U.

History
95 120 121 135 47 94 48 94 75 115
Washing-
ton U. in St. Louis

History
65 95 81 121 47 91 64 113 42 75
Wayne State U.
History
88 123 40 80 110 127 92 116 106 131
Western Michigan U.
History
80 125 83 124 3 94 131 136 108 135
Yale U.
History
12 26 23 45 4 38 23 57 5 15
Yale U.
History of Medicine & Science
11 28 12 30 6 75 42 83 20 38
Yale U.
Medieval Studies
3 12 4 14 1 65 54 108 13 28
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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