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

4 Colleges
272 Bachelor's Degrees
$38,205 Avg Cost*

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

Best Value Colleges for Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies in VirginiaArea, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies is the #26 most popular major in Virginia with 272 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. This means that of the 10,849 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 2.5% were from a college or university in the state.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies in Virginia ranking analyzed 4 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies. When talking about the 'best value', we do not simply mean those with the lowest price. Instead, we are looking at those area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies schools that offer a high quality educational experience at a price lower than expected.

When calculating average cost, we take tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, and other related expenses into account. We then subtract the average financial aid award. The is meant to give you an idea of how much money you'll need to pay out-of-pocket through loans, external scholarships, or other methods. Your cost may be different from the average one, depending on your income and other factors.

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When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best Value Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Schools list to help you make the college decision.

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

The following schools top our list of the Best Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Colleges for the Money.

Best Value Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Schools in Virginia

#1

University of Richmond

University of Richmond, VA

Our rankings recognize University of Richmond as the #1 school in this year's rankings. U of Richmond is a small private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of University of Richmond. As a testament to the quality of education offered at U of Richmond, the school also landed the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies in Virginia ranking.

It takes the average student at U of Richmond about 4.1 years to graduate, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $35,106. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from U of Richmond is $142,881. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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University of Virginia - Main Campus earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. University of Virginia is a very large public school located in the small suburb of Charlottesville. University of Virginia also took the #1 spot in our Best Colleges for Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies in Virginia rankings.

It takes about 4.1 years for the average student at University of Virginia to complete their degree, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $41,266. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia is $167,540. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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#3

College of William and Mary

Williamsburg, VA

College of William and Mary landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies schools. William & Mary is a medium-sized public school located in the suburb of Williamsburg. William & Mary also took the #2 spot in our Best Colleges for Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies in Virginia rankings.

At William & Mary, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.1 years, and it costs about $38,796 per year to attend the school. This means that the average student pays around $157,900 to get a bachelor’s degree from William & Mary. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Virginia Commonwealth University comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. VCU is a fairly large public school located in the city of Richmond. VCU also took the #4 spot in our Best Colleges for Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies in Virginia rankings.

At VCU, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.4 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $37,651. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the VCU is $165,664. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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

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

State Degrees Awarded
Mississippi 3
Florida 211
Georgia 181
North Carolina 489
Alabama 34
Tennessee 84
West Virginia 2
South Carolina 83
Louisiana 19
Kentucky 74
Arkansas 1

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

Major Annual Graduates
Area Studies 194
Ethnic Studies 78

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 5,741
Psychology 4,221
Communication & Journalism 2,020
Education 1,712
History 1,215

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 4 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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