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Best Colleges for Philosophy

Are you someone who is comfortable “living in the gray,” where sometimes no right or wrong answers exist? If so, philosophy may just be an ideal major you. While parents may bristle at the ideal of paying six-figures for a philosophy degree, those who pursue this path typically emerge with standout skills in the areas of writing, comprehension of complex texts, problem-solving, formulating logical arguments, and analyzing complicated situations. It’s no wonder that many who study in this field go on to become lawyers, professors, researchers, consultants, diplomats, ministers, and journalists. As you can see from our list of the Best Colleges for Philosophy, many of the premier programs can be found at highly-selective colleges including many Ivies and elite liberal arts colleges.

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

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