What is the best university for a history degree?

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What is the best university for a history degree?

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An undergraduate degree in history offers the opportunity to specialize in a wide selection of periods and subjects (i.e. Modern Latin America, African American History) and can lead to a diverse career path. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), as of 2019, the average annual salary for a historian is $63,680 while other graduates opt to major in history as a pre-law or pre-education degree. The U.S. News and World Report ranks the following schools among the list of top history programs as of 2017:

  1. Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  2. Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  3. Columbia University (Columbia, NY)
  4. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
  5. Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  6. Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  7. University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  8. University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  9. California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, CA)
  10. Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD)
  11. Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
  12. Duke University (Durham, NC)

For more information on a history degree, check out this article: History Education: Overview of Adult Education Programs in History

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