Best Colleges for History

Unless you plan on pursuing a Ph.D., a degree in history is unlikely to lead directly to a career as a “historian.” However, many degree-earners in this field do go on to teach at the k-12 level. The valuable skills accrued through earning a history degree include writing, critical thinking, and analysis, which translate well into any future workplace or graduate program. In fact, history serves as an excellent area of study for law school candidates as LSAT test-takers who majored in history outscore degree holders in criminal justice, business, or psychology by a wide margin. Regardless of how you plan to use your degree, the institutions on our list of the Best Colleges for History will ready you for success.

Click the links below for more information about each college’s history program. Click here to read our methodology.

Amherst College

Barnard College

Bowdoin College

Brown University

Carleton College

Colgate University

College of the Holy Cross

College of William and Mary

Columbia University

Cornell University

Dartmouth College

Duke University

Gettysburg College

Georgetown University

Grinnell College

Harvard University

Haverford College

Johns Hopkins University

Kenyon College

Northwestern University

Oberlin College

Pomona College

Princeton University

Reed College

Stanford University

Swarthmore College

University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Los Angeles

University of Chicago

University of Michigan

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University of Pennsylvania

University of Virginia

University of Wisconsin – Madison

Vanderbilt University

Vassar College

Washington and Lee University

Wellesley College

Wesleyan University

Williams College

Yale University

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