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.
College of the Holy Cross
College of William and Mary
Johns Hopkins University
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
Washington and Lee University