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2021 Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies

Approximately 102,014 multi / interdisciplinary studies degrees were granted to students last year in the United States. With so many options it can be a challenge finding the right fit. This year's Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies ranking analyzed 140 colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in multi / interdisciplinary studies. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 15% of schools for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies students.

Choosing a Great Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies School

Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Your choice of multi / interdisciplinary studies school matters. This section explores some of the factors we include in our ranking and how much they vary depending on the school you select. To make it into this list a school must excel in the following areas.

Overall Quality is a Must

The overall quality of a school is important to ensure a quality education, not just how well they do in a particular major. To account for this we consider a school's overall Best Colleges ranking which itself looks at a combination of various factors like degree completion, educational resources, student body caliber and post-graduation earnings for the school as a whole.

Over 80% of the schools in this list are in the top 21% of our overall quality ranking.

Overall Best Colleges Rank  ( 291 to 1 )
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Better Early and Mid Career Salaries

Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies graduates from colleges on this list tend to earn more after college than those from other schools. Recent multi / interdisciplinary studies graduates from U.S. colleges with a bachelors degree earned an average of $32,786 in 2017-2018.

Other Factors We Consider

In addition to the above, you should consider some of the following factors:

  • Major Focus - How much a school focuses on Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies students vs. other majors.
  • Major Popularity - How many other multi / interdisciplinary studies students choose this school.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or a recognized multi / interdisciplinary studies related accrediting body.

Our full ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best schools for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies students.

Best Schools to Study Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the United States

Explore the top ranked colleges and universities for multi / interdisciplinary studies majors. Only those schools that rank in the top 15% of all the schools we analyze get awarded with a place on this list.

Top 21 Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges

University of California - Berkeley is a great decision for individuals pursuing a Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies major. UC Berkeley is a very large public school located in the midsize city of Berkeley. A Best Colleges rank of 69 out of 1,715 schools nationwide means UC Berkeley is a great school overall.

A popular choice for multi / interdisciplinary studies undergrads, there are roughly 673 individuals enrolled in this program at UC Berkeley.

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University of California - San Diego is a wonderful option for students interested in a Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies major. Located in the city La Jolla, UCSD is a public college with a very large student population. A Best Colleges rank of 94 out of 1,715 colleges nationwide means UCSD is a great school overall.

There are about 1411 multi / interdisciplinary studies undergraduates enrolled in this degree at UCSD.

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It's hard to beat University of California - Davis if you wish to pursue multi / interdisciplinary studies as a major. Located in the suburb Davis, UC Davis is a public college with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of 83 out of 1,715 colleges nationwide means UC Davis is a great school overall.

With 328 students enrolled, University of California - Davis is one of most popular schools to study multi / interdisciplinary studies in United States.

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College of Saint Benedict

Saint Joseph, MN

Any student pursuing a degree in multi / interdisciplinary studies has to look into College of Saint Benedict. Located in the suburb Saint Joseph, CSB is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. This school ranks 150th out of 1,715 colleges for overall quality in the state of Minnesota.

There are roughly 54 multi / interdisciplinary studies undergraduates studying this program at CSB.

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Located in the medium-sized suburb Seaside, California State University - Monterey Bay is a public school with a moderately-sized student population. This college ranks 792nd out of 1,715 schools for overall quality in the state of California.

In addition to its bachelor's programs, California State University - Monterey Bay offers a Master's Degree in multi / interdisciplinary studies.

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Located in the large city New York, Columbia is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population. A Best Colleges rank of 32 out of 1,715 schools nationwide means Columbia is a great college overall.

There are about 333 multi / interdisciplinary studies undergrads studying this program at Columbia.

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George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

GMU is a very large public school located in the suburb of Fairfax. This college ranks 271st out of 1,715 colleges for overall quality in the state of Virginia.

There are approximately 265 multi / interdisciplinary studies undergrads studying this degree at GMU.

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UCLA is a very large public school located in the city of Los Angeles. A Best Colleges rank of 65 out of 1,715 colleges nationwide means UCLA is a great school overall.

University of California - Los Angeles is one of the most popular school to study multi / interdisciplinary studies in United States with more than 473 graduates last year.

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University of Mary Washington

Fredericksburg, VA

Located in the midsize suburb Fredericksburg, UMW is a public school with a small student population. This college ranks 564th out of 1,715 schools for overall quality in the state of Virginia.

University of Mary Washington is a fairly popular school to study multi / interdisciplinary studies in United States with more than 24 graduates last year.

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Located in the large city Irvine, UC Irvine is a public college with a fairly large student population. This school ranks 122nd out of 1,715 schools for overall quality in the state of California.

For those interested in something more advanced, UC Irvine also offers 2 different higher degree levels in multi / interdisciplinary studies, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree.

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Located in the city College Station, Texas A&M is a public college with a fairly large student population. This school ranks 102nd out of 1,715 schools for overall quality in the state of Texas.

There are about 1485 multi / interdisciplinary studies undergrads studying this program at Texas A&M.

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Brandeis University

Waltham, MA

Located in the city Waltham, Brandeis is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population. A Best Colleges rank of 75 out of 1,715 schools nationwide means Brandeis is a great school overall.

In addition to its bachelor's programs, Brandeis offers a Master's Degree in multi / interdisciplinary studies.

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UT Austin is a very large public school located in the city of Austin. A Best Colleges rank of 91 out of 1,715 colleges nationwide means UT Austin is a great college overall.

The University of Texas at Austin is a fairly popular college to study multi / interdisciplinary studies in United States with more than 463 graduations last year.

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UNC Chapel Hill is a very large public school located in the small city of Chapel Hill. A Best Colleges rank of 60 out of 1,715 schools nationwide means UNC Chapel Hill is a great college overall.

For those interested in something more advanced, UNC Chapel Hill also offers 2 different higher degree levels in multi / interdisciplinary studies, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree.

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Located in the city Minneapolis, UMN Twin Cities is a public college with a fairly large student population. This college ranks 124th out of 1,715 colleges for overall quality in the state of Minnesota.

For those interested in something more advanced, UMN Twin Cities also offers 2 different higher degree levels in multi / interdisciplinary studies, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree.

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Located in the city Raleigh, NC State is a public college with a very large student population. This college ranks 105th out of 1,715 schools for overall quality in the state of North Carolina.

There are approximately 281 multi / interdisciplinary studies undergrads enrolled in this degree at NC State.

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Located in the rural area Sewanee, Sewanee is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. This school ranks 132nd out of 1,715 schools for overall quality in the state of Tennessee.

With 44 students enrolled, Sewanee - The University of the South is one of most popular schools to study multi / interdisciplinary studies in United States.

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Colby College

Waterville, ME

Colby is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of Waterville. A Best Colleges rank of 46 out of 1,715 colleges nationwide means Colby is a great college overall.

There are roughly 51 multi / interdisciplinary studies undergrads studying this degree at Colby.

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Located in the suburb Storrs, UCONN is a public school with a very large student population. This school ranks 104th out of 1,715 colleges for overall quality in the state of Connecticut.

There are approximately 150 multi / interdisciplinary studies undergrads enrolled in this program at UCONN.

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#20

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

Located in the midsize city Gainesville, U of F is a public school with a very large student population. A Best Colleges rank of 85 out of 1,715 schools nationwide means U of F is a great college overall.

For those interested in something more advanced, U of F also offers 2 different higher degree levels in multi / interdisciplinary studies, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree.

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Western Washington University

Bellingham, WA

Located in the city Bellingham, WWU is a public college with a fairly large student population. This school ranks 368th out of 1,715 colleges for overall quality in the state of Washington.

There are approximately 277 multi / interdisciplinary studies undergraduates enrolled in this program at WWU.

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Rest of the Top Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies

Honorable Mentions

Here are some additional great schools for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies students that almost earned our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies award.

Rank College Location
26 Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA
27 College of Charleston Charleston, SC
28 University of California - Merced Merced, CA
22 Rutgers University - New Brunswick New Brunswick, NJ
23 University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI
24 Cornell University Ithaca, NY
25 University of New Hampshire - Main Campus Durham, NH

Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies by Region

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New England
Rocky Mountains
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Southwest
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Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 37,392
Biological & Physical Science 29,278
International Studies 7,967
Interdisciplinary Studies 6,609
Nutrition Science 4,794

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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). More about our data sources and methodologies.

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