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2024 Best Value Bachelor's Degree Colleges for Anthropology

350 Colleges
5,415,716 Bachelor's Degrees
$22,302 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Anthropology School for You

Best Value Bachelor's Degree Colleges for AnthropologyIn 2021-2022, N/A people earned their bachelor's in anthropology, making the major the #59 most popular in the United States.

For this year's Best Value Bachelor's Degree Colleges for Anthropology ranking, we looked at 350 colleges that offer a bachelor's in anthropology. Note that the phrase 'best value' does not mean the absolute lowest-priced. We are more focused on anthropology schools that offer a high quality education at a price lower that other schools of similar academic excellence.

Average cost figures start with estimating tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses. We then subtract the average amount of financial aid that a student receives. You can use this as a gauge to estimate how much you may need to pay out of pocket to cover costs when financial aid isn't enough. Keep in mind that the net cost for you may be higher or lower, depending on your income and other factors.

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2024 Best Value Anthropology Schools in the United States

The colleges and universities below are the best for the money for anthropology majors.

Top 10 Best Value Anthropology Schools

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Brigham Young University - Provo earned the #1 spot in our 2024 rankings. Located in the city of Provo, BYU is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population. On top of its placing in our value rankings, BYU also did well on our Best Anthropology Schools list. It's in the top 20% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

It takes the average student at BYU about 5.2 years to graduate, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $12,451. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from BYU is about $64,123. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Our rankings recognize Arizona State University - Skysong as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the midsize city of Scottsdale, ASU - Skysong is a public school with a very large student population.

Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

Full Anthropology at Arizona State University - Skysong Report

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Our rankings recognize University of South Dakota as the #3 school in this year's rankings. USD is a moderately-sized public school located in the distant town of Vermillion.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at USD is 4.3 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $20,747. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from USD is about $89,835. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

Read full report on Anthropology at University of South Dakota

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Our rankings recognize North Dakota State University - Main Campus as the #4 school in this year's rankings. North Dakota State University is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of Fargo.

It takes the average student at North Dakota State University about 4.5 years to graduate, and it costs about $21,672 per year to attend the school. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the North Dakota State University is $97,307. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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University of South Florida - Main Campus earned the #5 spot in our 2024 rankings. Located in the large city of Tampa, USF Tampa is a public college with a very large student population.

It takes about 4.3 years for the average student at USF Tampa to complete their degree, and it costs about $22,729 per year to attend the school. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from USF Tampa is about $96,598. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

Full Anthropology at University of South Florida - Main Campus Report

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The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. SIUE is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Edwardsville.

It takes about 4.5 years for the average student at SIUE to complete their degree, and it costs about $17,186 per year to attend the school. 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 SIUE is $77,509. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

Read full report on Anthropology at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

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Hunter College
New York, NY

Our rankings recognize Hunter College as the #6 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large city of New York, Hunter is a public college with a fairly large student population.

It takes about 4.7 years for the average student at Hunter to complete their degree, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $21,690. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Hunter is $101,292. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

Read full report on Anthropology at Hunter College

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Our rankings recognize Southern Illinois University Carbondale as the #8 school in this year's rankings. SIUC is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Carbondale.

At SIUC, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.4 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $18,799. This means that the average student pays around $82,716 to get a bachelor’s degree from SIUC. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Our rankings recognize Western Carolina University as the #9 school in this year's rankings. Located in the town of Cullowhee, WCU is a public school with a large student population.

It takes the average student at WCU about 4.4 years to graduate, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $16,291. This means that the average student pays around $70,866 to get a bachelor’s degree from WCU. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

Full Anthropology at Western Carolina University Report

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University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

University of Florida earned the #10 spot in our 2024 rankings. Located in the medium-sized city of Gainesville, UF is a public college with a very large student population. UF excels when it comes to quality. It's ranked in the top 10% of all schools on our Best Anthropology Schools list.

The average student at UF graduates in less than 4.3 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $28,061. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from UF is about $120,101. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

Full Anthropology at University of Florida Report

Rest of the Top Schools for Best Value Bachelor's Degree Colleges for Anthropology

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Queens College
Queens, NY
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Sonoma State University
Rohnert Park, CA
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Remaining Award Winners

This section shows the remainder of the schools awarded a Best Value Bachelor's Degree Colleges for Anthropology badge. Showing in this list means the school was ranked in the top 15% of the 350 different United States anthropology schools we analyzed.

RankCollegeLocation
51Western Washington UniversityBellingham, WA
52University of North Carolina at CharlotteCharlotte, NC

Anthropology by Region

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Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Other U.S. Territories
Great Lakes

Anthropology is one of 13 different types of Social Sciences programs to choose from.

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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