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2021 Best Value Colleges for Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies in New York

3 Colleges
1,050 Bachelor's Degrees
$40,692 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies School for You

Best Value Colleges for Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies in New YorkArea, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies is the #24 most popular major in New York with 1,050 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 9.7% of all the area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies bachelor's degrees in the country.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies in New York ranking, we looked at 3 colleges that offer a bachelor's in area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies. Note that the phrase 'best value' does not mean the absolute lowest-priced. We are more focused on area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies schools that offer a high quality education at a price lower that other schools of similar academic excellence.

Average cost figures start with estimating tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses. We then subtract the average amount of financial aid that a student receives. You can use this as a gauge to estimate how much you may need to pay out of pocket to cover costs when financial aid isn't enough. Keep in mind that the net cost for you may be higher or lower, depending on your income and other factors.

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Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Best Value Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Schools ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.

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2021 Best Value Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Schools in New York

Check out the area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies programs at these schools if you want to get the best value for your money.

Best Value Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Schools in New York

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Columbia University in the City of New York. Columbia is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of New York. Columbia did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our Best Colleges for Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies in New York list.

It takes the average student at Columbia about 4.1 years to graduate, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $36,790. This means that the average student pays around $151,575 to get a bachelor’s degree from Columbia. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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#2

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

Cornell University landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies schools. Located in the small city of Ithaca, Cornell is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population. In addition to being on our best value list, Cornell has also earned the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies in New York ranking.

It takes about 4.1 years for the average student at Cornell to complete their degree, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $36,390. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Cornell be around $148,471. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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#3

Fordham University

Bronx, NY

Fordham University earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large city of Bronx, Fordham U is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Fordham U, the school also landed the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies in New York ranking.

It takes the average student at Fordham U about 4.1 years to graduate, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $48,896. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Fordham U be around $198,518. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Best Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region

Explore all the Best Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Schools in the Middle Atlantic Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Pennsylvania 343
New Jersey 143
Maryland 203
Delaware 29
District of Columbia 148

Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Area Studies 537
Ethnic Studies 513

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 15,332
Psychology 11,265
Communication & Journalism 7,564
Education 4,512
History 2,103

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 3 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to G. Mützel.

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