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Anthropology at Boston University

Anthropology is one of the majors in the social sciences program at Boston University.

We've pulled together some essential information you should know about the program, including how many students graduate each year, the ethnic diversity of these students, and more. We've also included details on how Boston U ranks compared to other colleges offering a major in anthropology.

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Anthropology Degrees Available at Boston U

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology
  • Master’s Degree in Anthropology
  • Doctorate Degree in Anthropology

Boston U Anthropology Rankings

The anthropology major at Boston U is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Anthropology. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Popular Colleges for Anthropology 102
Most Focused Colleges for Anthropology 290

Popularity of Anthropology at Boston U

During the 2018-2019 academic year, Boston University handed out 28 bachelor's degrees in anthropology. Due to this, the school was ranked #102 out of all colleges and universities that offer this degree. This is an increase of 47% over the previous year when 19 degrees were handed out.

In 2019, 8 students received their master’s degree in anthropology from Boston U. This makes it the #41 most popular school for anthropology master’s degree candidates in the country.

In addition, 9 students received their doctoral degrees in anthropology in 2019, making the school the #14 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Anthropology Student Diversity at Boston U

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the anthropology majors at Boston University.

Boston U Anthropology Bachelor’s Program

Of the 28 students who graduated with a Bachelor’s in anthropology from Boston U in 2019, 14% were men and 86% were women.

Boston U Gender Breakdown of Anthropology Bachelor's Degree Grads

The following table and chart show the ethnic background for students who recently graduated from Boston University with a bachelor's in anthropology.

Ethnic Diversity of Anthropology Majors at Boston University
Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 10
White 14
Non-Resident Aliens 0
Other Races 2

Boston U Anthropology Master’s Program

Of the 8 students who earned a master's degree in Anthropology from Boston U in 2018-2019, 25% were men and 75% were women.

Boston U Gender Breakdown of Anthropology Master's Degree Grads

The majority of the students with this major are white. About 62% of 2019 graduates were in this category.

The following table and chart show the ethnic background for students who recently graduated from Boston University with a master's in anthropology.

Ethnic Diversity of Anthropology Majors at Boston University
Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 5
Non-Resident Aliens 0
Other Races 0

Related Major Annual Graduates
Economics 448
International Relations & National Security 259
Political Science & Government 143
Sociology 47
Other Social Sciences 19

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