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2024 Best Physical & Biological Anthropology Schools

4 Colleges in the United States
50 Physical Anthropology Degrees Awarded
Physical & Biological Anthropology degree programs are on the lower end of the spectrum in terms of popularity. In fact, the major ranks #1109 out of the 1506 majors we look at each year. As such, your educational options may be more limited than if you were in a more popular field.

For its 2024 ranking, College Factual looked at 4 schools in the United States to determine which ones were the best for physical & biological anthropology students pursuing a degree. Combined, these schools handed out 50 degrees in physical & biological anthropology to qualified students.

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Choosing a Great Physical & Biological Anthropology School

Best Physical & Biological Anthropology Schools Your choice of physical & biological anthropology school matters, so we have put together these rankings to help you make your decision. For our Best Overall Physical & Biological Anthropology School rankings, we roll up the results of our degree-level rankings, weighted by the number of degrees awarded at that level.

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.

Physical & Biological Anthropology Rankings by Degree Level

Bachelor's Degrees in Physical Anthropology
Master's Degrees in Physical Anthropology
Doctor's Degrees in Physical Anthropology

The physical anthropology school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Physical & Biological Anthropology Schools. You can also filter this list by location to find schools closer to you.

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Best Schools for Physical & Biological Anthropology in the United States

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

Top Schools in Physical Anthropology

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Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In MA

Harvard University is one of the finest schools in the country for getting a degree in physical & biological anthropology. Located in the medium-sized city of Cambridge, Harvard is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #6 out of 2,217 colleges nationwide means Harvard is a great university overall.

There were roughly 2 physical & biological anthropology students who graduated with this degree at Harvard in the most recent data year.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In DC
21.7% Growth in Graduates

George Washington University is one of the best schools in the country for getting a degree in physical & biological anthropology. Located in the city of Washington, GWU is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 2nd out of 8 schools for overall quality in the state of District of Columbia.

There were approximately 23 physical & biological anthropology students who graduated with this degree at GWU in the most recent data year.

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3
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In CA

University of California - San Diego is one of the best schools in the country for getting a degree in physical & biological anthropology. Located in the city of La Jolla, UCSD is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #38 out of 2,217 colleges nationwide means UCSD is a great university overall.

There were roughly 1 physical & biological anthropology students who graduated with this degree at UCSD in the most recent data year.

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New York University
New York, NY

Every student who is interested in physical & biological anthropology needs to take a look at New York University. NYU is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of New York. A Best Colleges rank of #27 out of 2,217 schools nationwide means NYU is a great university overall.More information about a degree in physical & biological anthropology from New York University

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In NY
30.8% Growth in Graduates

Every student pursuing a degree in physical & biological anthropology has to look into Binghamton University. Binghamton University is a fairly large public university located in the midsize suburb of Vestal. This university ranks 29th out of 142 schools for overall quality in the state of New York.

There were roughly 13 physical & biological anthropology students who graduated with this degree at Binghamton University in the most recent year we have data available.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In OH

Located in the suburb of Kent, Kent State is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 14th out of 96 colleges for overall quality in the state of Ohio.

There were about 1 physical & biological anthropology students who graduated with this degree at Kent State in the most recent data year.

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Physical & Biological Anthropology by Region

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Physical & Biological Anthropology is one of 5 different types of Anthropology programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Anthropology 10,974
Medical Anthropology 169
Other Anthropology 119
Cultural Anthropology 80
Forensic Anthropology 23

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