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2021 Best Colleges for Anthropology in Pennsylvania

Anthropology is a popular major and Pennsylvania is the 6th most popular state for students studying this major. 380 of the 11,603 Anthropology degrees earned last year were given by colleges in Pennsylvania. With so many choices it can be a daunting task finding the best fit for you. This year's Best Colleges for Anthropology in Pennsylvania ranking analyzed 5 colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in anthropology. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 0 colleges for Anthropology students in Pennsylvania.

Choosing a Great Anthropology School

Best Colleges for Anthropology in Pennsylvania The anthropology program you select can have a big impact on your future. Important measures of a quality anthropology program can vary widely even among the top schools. 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 take this into account we consider a college's overall Best Colleges ranking which itself looks at a collection of different factors like degree completion, educational resources, student body caliber and post-graduation earnings for the school as a whole.

Better Early and Mid Career Salaries

A anthropology degree from colleges on this list usually results in above average salaries following graduation. Recent anthropology graduates from Pennsylvania colleges with a bachelors degree earned an average of $22,567 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 Anthropology students vs. other majors.
  • Major Popularity - How many other anthropology students choose this school.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or a recognized anthropology related accrediting body.

Our complete ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best schools for Anthropology students in Pennsylvania.

Best Schools to Study Anthropology in Pennsylvania

The following list ranks the best colleges and universities in the U.S. for a Anthropology degree.

Best Anthropology Colleges in Pennsylvania

Every student pursuing a degree in anthropology has to look into University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus. Located in the city Pittsburgh, Pitt is a public school with a fairly large student population.

University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus anthropology students make $3,640 more than the standard anthropology student.


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Temple University

Philadelphia, PA

Temple University is a wonderful choice for individuals pursuing a Anthropology major. Temple is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Philadelphia.

Temple University anthropology majors receive $6,940 more than the average anthropology grad.


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Pennsylvania State University - University Park is a good option for students pursuing a Anthropology major. Located in the small city University Park, Penn State University Park is a public school with a very large student population.

Students who graduate from the anthropology program make about $17,800 in the first couple years of working.


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Every student who is interested in anthropology needs to look into Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. Located in the city Bloomsburg, Bloomsburg is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

Soon after graduating, anthropology students generally make an average of $20,300 in the first five years of their career.


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IUP is a fairly large public school located in the town of Indiana.

Soon after getting their bachelor's degree, anthropology students generally earn about $17,200 at the beginning of their careers.


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Best Anthropology Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region

Explore all the Best Anthropology Schools in the Middle Atlantic Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
New York 324 963
Maryland 275 103
New Jersey 264 125
District of Columbia 183 89
Delaware 163 14

One of 13 majors within the Social Sciences area of study, Anthropology has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Economics 2,379
Political Science & Government 2,072
Sociology 952
Criminology 808
Geography & Cartography 616

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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 Deror avi. More about our data sources and methodologies.

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