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2023 Best Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Schools

112 Colleges in the United States
16,243 Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Degrees Awarded
$31,881 Avg Early-Career Salary
You'll be studying one of the lesser sought-after majors if you pursue a degree in area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies. It is ranked #30 out of 38 major degree programs in terms of popularity. As such, your educational options may be more limited than if you were in a more popular field.

College Factual reviewed 112 schools in the United States to determine which ones were the best for degree seekers in the field of area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 16,243 degrees in area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies during the 2020-2021 academic year.

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Choosing a Great Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies School

Best Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Schools The area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies program you select can have a big impact on your future. That's why we developed our collection of Best Schools for Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies rankings. We derive our Best Overall Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies School rankings by rolling up our degree-level rankings after weighting them by the number of degrees awarded at each school.

In order to find the schools that are the best fit for you, you may want to filter to one of the degree levels below.

Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Rankings by Degree Level

Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Best Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Schools ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision. You can also filter this list by location to find schools closer to you.

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Best Schools for Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies in the United States

The schools below may not offer all types of area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies degrees so you may want to filter by degree level first. However, they are great for the degree levels they do offer. Only those schools that rank in the top 15% of all the schools we analyze get awarded with a place on this list.

16 Top Schools in Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies

#1

Bowdoin College

Brunswick, ME
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
56 Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Degrees Awarded

Bowdoin College is one of the best schools in the country for getting a degree in area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies. Located in the town of Brunswick, Bowdoin is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. A Best Colleges rank of #20 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means Bowdoin is a great college overall.

There were roughly 56 area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies students who graduated with this degree at Bowdoin in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies degree program at Bowdoin College get $14,363 more than the typical college grad in this field shortly after graduation.

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#2

Brown University

Providence, RI
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
112 Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Degrees Awarded

Brown University is a great option for students interested in a degree in area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies. Brown is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Providence. A Best Colleges rank of #11 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means Brown is a great university overall.

There were roughly 112.00000000000001 area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies students who graduated with this degree at Brown in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies major at Brown University make $5,590 more than the standard college graduate in this field shortly after graduation.

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#3

Georgetown University

Washington, DC
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
147 Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Degrees Awarded

It is hard to beat Georgetown University if you wish to pursue a degree in area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies. Georgetown is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Washington. A Best Colleges rank of #19 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means Georgetown is a great university overall.

There were approximately 147 area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies students who graduated with this degree at Georgetown in the most recent year we have data available. Those area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies students who get their degree from Georgetown University make $27,481 more than the standard area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies graduate.

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#4

Stanford University

Stanford, CA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
74 Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Degrees Awarded

Every student who is interested in area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies needs to take a look at Stanford University. Located in the large suburb of Stanford, Stanford is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #2 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means Stanford is a great university overall.

There were about 74 area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies students who graduated with this degree at Stanford in the most recent data year. Those area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies students who get their degree from Stanford University make $16,160 more than the average area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies grad.

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#5

Duke University

Durham, NC
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
70 Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Degrees Awarded

Duke is a large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Durham. A Best Colleges rank of #3 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means Duke is a great university overall.

There were roughly 70 area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies students who graduated with this degree at Duke in the most recent data year. Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies degree recipients from Duke University receive an earnings boost of around $11,608 above the average income of area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies majors.

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#6

Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
77 Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Degrees Awarded

Located in the remote town of Hanover, Dartmouth is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population. A Best Colleges rank of #22 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means Dartmouth is a great college overall.

There were about 77 area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies students who graduated with this degree at Dartmouth in the most recent data year. Those area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies students who get their degree from Dartmouth College earn $9,063 more than the typical area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies grad.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
150 Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Degrees Awarded

Columbia is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of New York. A Best Colleges rank of #14 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means Columbia is a great university overall.

There were approximately 150 area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies students who graduated with this degree at Columbia in the most recent year we have data available. Those area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies students who get their degree from Columbia University in the City of New York earn $14,033 more than the average area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies student.

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#8

Wellesley College

Wellesley, MA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
54 Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Degrees Awarded

Wellesley is a small private not-for-profit college located in the large suburb of Wellesley. This college ranks 9th out of 63 schools for overall quality in the state of Massachusetts.

There were about 54 area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies students who graduated with this degree at Wellesley in the most recent data year. Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies degree recipients from Wellesley College receive an earnings boost of around $11,787 over the average income of area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies majors.

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#9

Yale University

New Haven, CT
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
107 Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Degrees Awarded

Yale is a large private not-for-profit university located in the medium-sized city of New Haven. A Best Colleges rank of #15 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means Yale is a great university overall.

There were approximately 107 area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies students who graduated with this degree at Yale in the most recent data year. After graduating, area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies degree recipients generally make around $32,568 in the first five years of their career.

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#10

Barnard College

New York, NY
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
45 Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Degrees Awarded

Barnard is a small private not-for-profit college located in the large city of New York. This college ranks 8th out of 143 schools for overall quality in the state of New York.

There were about 45 area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies students who graduated with this degree at Barnard in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies program at Barnard College earn $11,102 above the typical college grad with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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#11

Emory University

Atlanta, GA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
80 Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Degrees Awarded

Emory is a large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Atlanta. This university ranks 2nd out of 69 schools for overall quality in the state of Georgia.

There were roughly 80 area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies students who graduated with this degree at Emory in the most recent data year. Students who graduate with their degree from the area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies program report average early career wages of $30,454.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
234 Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Degrees Awarded

Located in the midsize city of Berkeley, UC Berkeley is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #17 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means UC Berkeley is a great university overall.

There were approximately 234 area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies students who graduated with this degree at UC Berkeley in the most recent data year. Students who receive their degree from the area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies program make around $33,361 in their early career salary.

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#13

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
67 Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Degrees Awarded

Located in the small city of Ithaca, Cornell is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #13 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means Cornell is a great university overall.

There were about 67 area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies students who graduated with this degree at Cornell in the most recent year we have data available. Students who receive their degree from the area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies program make about $30,086 for their early career.

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#14

Brandeis University

Waltham, MA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
93 Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Degrees Awarded

Brandeis is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit university located in the city of Waltham. This university ranks 13th out of 63 colleges for overall quality in the state of Massachusetts.

There were about 93 area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies students who graduated with this degree at Brandeis in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies major at Brandeis University earn $4,974 more than the standard college graduate in this field when they enter the workforce.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
461 Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Degrees Awarded

UCLA is a very large public university located in the large city of Los Angeles. This university ranks 6th out of 170 schools for overall quality in the state of California.

There were approximately 461 area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies students who graduated with this degree at UCLA in the most recent data year. After graduation, area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies degree recipients usually make an average of $24,367 in their early careers.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
271 Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Degrees Awarded

UW Seattle is a very large public university located in the city of Seattle. This university ranks 1st out of 51 colleges for overall quality in the state of Washington.

There were approximately 271 area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies students who graduated with this degree at UW Seattle in the most recent year we have data available. Students who graduate with their degree from the area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies program state that they receive average early career earnings of $33,448.

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Honorable Mentions

Here are some additional great schools for Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies students that almost earned our Best Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Schools award.

Rank College Location
17 Williams College Williamstown, MA
18 New York University New York, NY
19 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC
20 George Washington University Washington, DC
21 University of California - Davis Davis, CA
22 University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI
23 Tufts University Medford, MA
24 William & Mary Williamsburg, VA
25 Middlebury College Middlebury, VT

Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies by Region

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

Major Annual Graduates
Ethnic Studies 9,231
Area Studies 6,966
Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies (Other) 46

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Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • 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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