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Top Anthropology Colleges

As an anthropology major, you’ll learn how biological, cultural, and social factors impact groups of people, both historically and present-day. You may choose from among a host of specialty areas including: biological anthropology, archeology, sociology, and linguistics.

Earning a degree in anthropology will prepare students for careers in a wide array of careers including public health, market research, linguistics, education, tourism, archaeology, as well as a number of other diverse vocational tracks.

What do you need to make it in an Anthropology program?

Future anthropologists need to be interested in other people, world cultures, team projects, travel abroad, and be capable of conducting independent research. The majority of collegiate anthropology programs require a good deal of study in the areas of linguistics, history, sociology, archeology, and biology.

Your Anthropology College Checklist:

  • Do they offer my particular concentration area of interest within the anthropology field?
  • What is the professional background of the faculty?
  • How many students are in each class?
  • Will you have the opportunity for hands-on learning in the surrounding community or abroad?
  • What type of guest speakers in the field appear on campus?
  • Do they have the most up-to-date computers and technology that help prepare students for the cutting edge aspects of the field?
  • Is a senior thesis/research project required?
  • How do graduate programs in anthropology view your prospective undergraduate institution?

The Top Anthropology Colleges & Universities

Anthropology is a competitive field and finding the right college and program is often key to landing a good job. Schools that are held in particularly high regard by professionals, employers and students include the University of Chicago, University of Michigan, and Johns Hopkins University. For a complete list of College Transitions Top Anthropology Colleges and Universities, click here.

*College lists are compiled on the basis of counselor interviews, guide books, exhaustive internet searches (of college and departmental websites), and data provided by The College Board and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).

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