Philosophy & Religious Studies

2022 Best Philosophy & Religious Studies Schools in the New England Region

11 Colleges in the New England Region
1,225 Philosophy & Religious Studies Degrees Awarded
$34,300 Avg Early-Career Salary
If you're seeking a degree in philosophy and religious studies, you will have fewer peers than average since the major degree program is the #29 one in the country in terms of popularity.While this may limit the number of schools that offer the degree program, there are still top-quality ones to be found.

College Factual looked at 11 colleges and universities when compiling its 2022 Best Philosophy & Religious Studies Schools in the New England Region ranking. Combined, these schools handed out 1,225 degrees in philosophy and religious studies to qualified students.

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Choosing a Great Philosophy & Religious Studies School

Best Philosophy & Religious Studies Schools in the New England Region The philosophy and religious studies program you select can have a big impact on your future. That's why we developed our collection of Best Schools for Philosophy & Religious Studies rankings. We derive our Best Overall Philosophy & Religious 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.

Pick Your Philosophy & Religious Studies Degree Level

Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Philosophy & Religious Studies Schools in the New England Region list, to help you choose the best school for you. More interested in schools in a specific area of the country? Filter this list by region or state.

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Best Schools for Philosophy & Religious Studies in the New England Region

Although we recommend filtering by degree level first, you can view the list below to see which schools give the educational experience for the philosophy and religious studies degree levels they offer.

10 Top New England Region Schools in Philosophy & Religious Studies

#1

Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In NH

Dartmouth College is a great decision for students pursuing a degree in philosophy and religious studies. Located in the town of Hanover, Dartmouth is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population. A Best Schools rank of #6 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Dartmouth is a great college overall.

There were approximately 23 philosophy and religious studies students who graduated with this degree at Dartmouth in the most recent year we have data available.

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#2

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
116 Philosophy & Religious Studies Degrees Awarded

Boston College is one of the best schools in the United States for getting a degree in philosophy and religious studies. Located in the small city of Chestnut Hill, Boston College is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population. A Best Schools rank of #45 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Boston College is a great college overall.

There were about 116 philosophy and religious studies students who graduated with this degree at Boston College in the most recent data year. Philosophy & Religious Studies degree recipients from Boston College earn a boost of about $4,300 above the typical earnings of philosophy and religious studies graduates.

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#3

College of the Holy Cross

Worcester, MA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
5th Most Popular In MA

College of the Holy Cross is a great choice for students interested in a degree in philosophy and religious studies. Located in the city of Worcester, Holy Cross is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. A Best Schools rank of #32 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Holy Cross is a great college overall.

There were approximately 26 philosophy and religious studies students who graduated with this degree at Holy Cross in the most recent data year.

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#4

Boston University

Boston, MA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In MA
65 Philosophy & Religious Studies Degrees Awarded

Boston University is one of the best schools in the country for getting a degree in philosophy and religious studies. Located in the large city of Boston, Boston U is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 12th out of 72 colleges for overall quality in the state of Massachusetts.

There were approximately 65 philosophy and religious studies students who graduated with this degree at Boston U in the most recent year we have data available.

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#5

Tufts University

Medford, MA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
5th Most Popular In MA
35 Philosophy & Religious Studies Degrees Awarded

Located in the large suburb of Medford, Tufts is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #41 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Tufts is a great university overall.

There were about 35 philosophy and religious studies students who graduated with this degree at Tufts in the most recent year we have data available.

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#6

Trinity College

Hartford, CT
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
5th Most Popular In CT

Located in the midsize city of Hartford, Trinity Bantams is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. A Best Schools rank of #55 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Trinity Bantams is a great college overall.

There were about 18 philosophy and religious studies students who graduated with this degree at Trinity Bantams in the most recent data year.

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#7

Brandeis University

Waltham, MA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
4th Most Popular In MA
32 Philosophy & Religious Studies Degrees Awarded

Brandeis is a medium-sized private not-for-profit university located in the small city of Waltham. This university ranks 15th out of 72 schools for overall quality in the state of Massachusetts.

There were approximately 32 philosophy and religious studies students who graduated with this degree at Brandeis in the most recent year we have data available.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
7th Most Popular In MA
37 Philosophy & Religious Studies Degrees Awarded

UMass Amherst is a very large public university located in the suburb of Amherst. This university ranks 17th out of 72 colleges for overall quality in the state of Massachusetts.

There were about 37 philosophy and religious studies students who graduated with this degree at UMass Amherst in the most recent data year.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In CT

UCONN is a very large public university located in the large suburb of Storrs. This university ranks 6th out of 32 colleges for overall quality in the state of Connecticut.

There were approximately 21 philosophy and religious studies students who graduated with this degree at UCONN in the most recent data year.

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#10

Hartford Seminary

Hartford, CT
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
6th Most Popular In CT

Located in the city of Hartford, Hartford Seminary is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

There were approximately 11 philosophy and religious studies students who graduated with this degree at Hartford Seminary in the most recent data year.

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Best Philosophy & Religious Studies Colleges by State

Explore the best philosophy and religious studies schools for a specific state in the New England Region .

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Maine 37 69
Rhode Island 37 73
New Hampshire 36 35
Massachusetts 36 605
Vermont 35 68
Connecticut 35 282

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Philosophy & Religious Studies Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Philosophy 927
Religious Studies 292
Other Philosophy & Religious Studies 4
General Philosophy & Religious Studies 2

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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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