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2024 Best Archeology Schools

31 Colleges in the United States
339 Archeology Degrees Awarded
$27,671 Avg Early-Career Salary
Archeology degree programs are on the lower end of the spectrum in terms of popularity. In fact, the major ranks #302 out of the 395 majors we look at each year. This may make is a little harder to find a school that is a good fit for you.

For its 2024 ranking, College Factual looked at 31 schools in the United States to determine which ones were the best for archeology students pursuing a degree. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 339 degrees in archeology during the 2020-2021 academic year.

What's on this page: * Degree-Level Rankings

Choosing a Great Archeology School

Best Archeology Schools The archeology program you select can have a big impact on your future. That's why we developed our collection of Best Schools for Archeology rankings. In order to come up with a best overall ranking for archeology schools, we combine our degree-level rankings, weighting them by the number of degrees awarded at each 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.

Pick Your Archeology Degree Level

Bachelor's Degrees in Archeology
Master's Degrees in Archeology
Doctor's Degrees in Archeology

When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best Archeology Schools list to help you make the college decision. If you'd like to restrict your choices to just one part of the country, you can filter this list by location.

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If you want to learn more about how we derive our rankings, see College Factual's Methodology.

Best Schools for Archeology 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 archeology degree levels they offer.

10 Top Schools in Archeology

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Yale University
New Haven, CT

Yale University is a wonderful choice for students interested in a degree in archeology. Yale is a large private not-for-profit university located in the city of New Haven. A Best Colleges rank of #8 out of 2,217 schools nationwide means Yale is a great university overall.More information about a degree in archeology from Yale University

2
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In NY

Cornell University is one of the finest schools in the United States for getting a degree in archeology. Located in the small city of Ithaca, Cornell is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #22 out of 2,217 colleges nationwide means Cornell is a great university overall.

There were about 3 archeology students who graduated with this degree at Cornell in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in archeology from Cornell University

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Brown University
Providence, RI
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In RI

Brown University is a good choice for students pursuing a degree in archeology. Brown is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the medium-sized city of Providence. A Best Colleges rank of #21 out of 2,217 colleges nationwide means Brown is a great university overall.

There were approximately 4 archeology students who graduated with this degree at Brown in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a degree in archeology from Brown University

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University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
4th Most Popular In PA

University of Pennsylvania is a wonderful choice for students interested in a degree in archeology. UPenn is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Philadelphia. A Best Colleges rank of #4 out of 2,217 colleges nationwide means UPenn is a great university overall.

There were approximately 3 archeology students who graduated with this degree at UPenn in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a degree in archeology from University of Pennsylvania

5
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In CA
14.3% Growth in Graduates

UCLA is a fairly large public university located in the large city of Los Angeles. A Best Colleges rank of #26 out of 2,217 colleges nationwide means UCLA is a great university overall.

There were about 7 archeology students who graduated with this degree at UCLA in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a degree in archeology from University of California - Los Angeles

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In CA
60.0% Growth in Graduates

Located in the city of Los Angeles, USC is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #11 out of 2,217 schools nationwide means USC is a great university overall.

There were about 5 archeology students who graduated with this degree at USC in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in archeology from University of Southern California

7
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In WA
16.7% Growth in Graduates

UW Seattle is a very large public university located in the large city of Seattle. A Best Colleges rank of #37 out of 2,217 schools nationwide means UW Seattle is a great university overall.

There were about 12 archeology students who graduated with this degree at UW Seattle in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a degree in archeology from University of Washington - Seattle Campus

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Boston University
Boston, MA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In MA
14.3% Growth in Graduates

Located in the city of Boston, Boston U is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 6th out of 63 schools for overall quality in the state of Massachusetts.

There were about 14 archeology students who graduated with this degree at Boston U in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a degree in archeology from Boston University

9
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In NC

Located in the small city of Chapel Hill, UNC Chapel Hill is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #43 out of 2,217 colleges nationwide means UNC Chapel Hill is a great university overall.

There were roughly 9 archeology students who graduated with this degree at UNC Chapel Hill in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a degree in archeology from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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New York University
New York, NY
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In NY

NYU is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of New York. A Best Colleges rank of #27 out of 2,217 schools nationwide means NYU is a great university overall.

There were approximately 3 archeology students who graduated with this degree at NYU in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a degree in archeology from New York University

Archeology by Region

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Region
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New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Other U.S. Territories
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Archeology is one of 13 different types of Social Sciences programs to choose from.

Archeology Concentrations

Major Annual Graduates
Archeology 339

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Political Science & Government 49,282
Economics 49,055
Sociology 38,475
General Social Sciences 18,997
International Relations & National Security 14,306
Anthropology 11,415
Geography & Cartography 8,526
Other Social Sciences 2,414
Urban Studies 1,507
Sociology & Anthropology 541

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