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2022 Best Colleges for Archeology

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255

Graduates Per Year

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$56K

Average Salary

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#333

Most Popular Major

Popularity

Unpopular

255

96% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

48

75% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

332

Soil Sciences

258

333

Archeology

255

Cost

Somewhat Expensive

$36,300

14% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

124

Applied Physics

$36,408

125

Archeology

$36,300

126

Latin American Studies

$36,199

Salary

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Archeology

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Professors

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Not Diverse

2.8/5

23.1% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

350

Biology Teacher Education

351

Archeology

352

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SUMMARY

Choosing to study Archeology is a valuable choice and frequently a mandatory first step for scholars choosing to enter a career as a historic buildings inspector, a museum education officer, or an archaeologist. Interestingly, nationally, archeology is an uncommon major ranking as the 333rd most popular area of study. Last academic year alone, there were 255 archeology graduates. In-state tuition for archeology at private universities is, on average, 4.6 times more expensive than their public counterparts.

With only 48 institutions having programs for archeology there might be a more finite list of the institutions which will have a degree program for you. If you're hoping to immerse yourself with other archeology undergrads, consider universities in Washington which have the most undergraduates admitted to archeology annually. More generally, the best region to study archeology is in the Mid East region with George Washington University, SUNY College at Potsdam, and Bryn Mawr College best representing the region. Interestingly, our selection of the best conference to study archeology is the Ivy League with Harvard University, Cornell University, and Brown University representing the conference. That said, our choice for the best university for archeology is Harvard University. You may also want to check out our list of the best colleges.

The objectively 'best' school does not have to be the 'best' school for every student. There might be a bunch of angels to consider when selecting ​university. External stuff such as campus amenities, transportation services, and food might modify one's decision of where to go to college. At Authority, we've weighed the pros and cons for you. If, as an example, you are interested in which archeology college is home to the top campus, the answer is Harvard University. If you are very interested in which school boasts the top campus, we have an entire list dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through professor reviews, student reviews, government databases, and more in order to compare every U.S. major in an unbiased and informative way. Here you can find our well researched list for the schools with the best student life and from that list, our choice for the school with the best student life for archeology is Cornell University. Are you curious why? Continue reading to discover more about our top selections. Some of our decisions will probably shock you.

If expense is a primary factor in your decision on where to go to university, you might be cautious about Brown University. Brown University appears to be our most expensive university for archeology, at least regarding out of state attendance. We have an entire list of the most expensive schools that might put the price tag at Brown University into perspective. Additionally, you could care to know that archeology is the 125th most expensive major in the nation, with an average expense of $36,300. On a broader scale, the most costly state for archeology in the country is Rhode Island with costs at the main school, Brown University, of $57,112. Even more broadly, the most costly region of the U.S. for archeology is the New England region which is best demonstrated with Boston University with a cost of $54,720, Harvard University with a cost of $47,730, and Brown University with a cost of $57,112.

Our cheapest region for archeology is the Rocky Mountains region which is represented by Brigham Young University-Provo with a cost of $5,790. In better news, the most affordable college for archeology is College of Charleston. Authority's comprehensive list of the most affordable universities can be found here.

In-state attendees can expect to pay in the neighborhood of $10,200 for a degree in archeology. That price grows substantially to an average of $28,000 for an out-of-state public-school student. Our selection for the college with the best value for archeology: Harvard University. On this page you can see our comprehensive list about the colleges we see as being the best value in general. That being said, this idea is based on being an out-of-state student. The value proposition changes when it comes to in-state tuition, but we do not know in which states any one student has residency.

Earnings for archeology students can cover a wide range, but two-years after leaving college students will regularly earn around $56,200. There is a lot of variation in earnings potential; top earners can rake in up to $110,200. Straight out of university, the lowest end jobs within the archeology field make $28,000, which is an alright wage. The top earning graduates from archeology have come from Harvard University and if you want to find the colleges with all of the highest earning graduates, we have that too.

The general diversity of archeology is pretty bad, falling in only the 11th percentile of all majors. The college with the highest composite diversity for archeology is Brown University and here you can find our general list for the universities with the most diversity. The financial diversity of Archeology only stands in the 6th percentile of all majors. Racial diversity is actually above financial diversity, in the 7th percentile. White collegians make up the largest share, 81%, of those studying archeology. Additionally, 73% of undergraduates seeking an archeology degree are women.

We have insufficient professors data for archeology to make the conclusions we normally would have made in this sentence. If we consider data other than simply rankings we find that the university possessing the overall best instructors for archeology is Harvard University. One will find an explanation of our evolving ranking methodology for the best overall professors here, as well as many of the top examples of instructors in the country.

Finally, the hardest school to get into for archeology is Harvard University. While we do not necessarily see the value in it, we have an extensive page of the hardest colleges to get into. With that said, we do hope you believe that considering the education process through a lens primarily informed by superlatives can create issues. We at Authority encourage you to explore our more nuanced pages on different universities and peruse a few of our background pages on beneficial things to look for as you progress with your university search.

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Bryn Mawr College

#1 Best Colleges for Archeology

Bryn Mawr College is a small private liberal arts college located in Bryn Mawr, PA ranked 93rd in the United States. It has a total of 1,457 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting just shy of 1 in 3 applicants. Bryn Mawr College offers 55 different majors and is best known for its Archeology, Urban Studies, and Mathematics programs (nationally ranked 1st, 10th, and 15th respectively). With an annual tuition of $53,180 per year, Bryn Mawr College is exceptionally high-priced. 85.03% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. Open graduating, alumni go on to make approximately $54,600 per year, which is 31% greater than the national median.

Bryn Mawr, PA

www.brynmawr.edu

A+

Rating

33%

Acceptance

1,799

Students

#93

Ranking

$53,180

Tuition

Boston University

#2 Best Colleges for Archeology

Boston University is a very large private university located in Boston, MA ranked 35th in the US. It has a total of 23,235 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting about one in five applicants. Boston University offers 433 different majors and is best known for its Counseling Psychology, Athletic Training, and Archeology programs, which are all nationally ranked 2nd. With an annual tuition of $54,720 per year, Boston University is extremely high-priced. 77.85% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, joining the labor force. Open graduating, alumni go on to draw about $65,300 per year, which is 57% above the national median.

Boston, MA

www.bu.edu

A+

Rating

19%

Acceptance

42,779

Students

#35

Ranking

$54,720

Tuition

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

#3 Best Colleges for Archeology

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is a large public institution located in La Crosse, WI ranked 7th in Wisconsin. It has a total of 10,395 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 73% acceptance rate. University of Wisconsin-La Crosse offers 70 different majors and is best known for its Recreational Therapy, Nuclear Medical Technology, and Archeology programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,585 for in-state students and $16,404 for those from out-of-state, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is reasonably priced. 67.96% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, entering the labor market. After finishing college, alumni go on to take in more or less $48,000 per year, which is 16% over the national median.

La Crosse, WI

www.uwlax.edu

B-

Rating

73%

Acceptance

11,500

Students

#577

Ranking

$16,404

Tuition

Harvard University

#4 Best Colleges for Archeology

Harvard University is a very large private university located in Cambridge, MA ranked 3rd in America. It has a total of 14,467 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting 4.64% of applicants. Harvard University offers 375 different majors and is best known for its History, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $47,730 per year, Harvard University is very high-priced. 77.7% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to make more or less $89,700 per year, which is 116% above the national median.

Cambridge, MA

www.harvard.edu

A+

Rating

5%

Acceptance

41,987

Students

#3

Ranking

$47,730

Tuition

Brown University

#5 Best Colleges for Archeology

Brown University is a large private university located in Providence, RI ranked 12th in the US. It has a total of 7,428 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting 7.07% of applicants. Brown University offers 265 different majors and is best known for its Entrepreneurship, African Studies, and Latin American and Caribbean Studies programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $57,112 per year, Brown University is very high-priced. 87.69% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, joining the labor force. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn about $67,500 per year, which is 63% greater than the national median.

Providence, RI

www.brown.edu

A+

Rating

7%

Acceptance

10,760

Students

#12

Ranking

$57,112

Tuition

Cornell University

#6 Best Colleges for Archeology

Cornell University is a very large private university located in Ithaca, NY ranked 11th in America. It has a total of 15,464 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 10.85% of applicants. Cornell University offers 323 different majors and is best known for its Human Resources, Agricultural Business and Management, and Agriculture programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $56,550 per year, Cornell University is very high-priced. 89.35% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to take home roughly $77,200 per year, which is 86% above the national median.

Ithaca, NY

www.cornell.edu

A+

Rating

11%

Acceptance

24,189

Students

#11

Ranking

$56,550

Tuition

The College of Wooster

#7 Best Colleges for Archeology

The College of Wooster is a small private liberal arts college located in Wooster, OH ranked 162nd in the US. It has a total of 2,132 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 54.66% of applicants. The College of Wooster offers 43 different majors and is best known for its Archeology, Managerial Economics, and Communication Sciences and Disorders programs (nationally ranked 7th, 27th, and 32nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $51,550 per year, The College of Wooster is extremely pricey. 76.73% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, entering the labor force. After graduation, alumni go on to take in roughly $46,300 per year, which is 11% greater than the national median.

Wooster, OH

https://www.wooster.edu

A

Rating

55%

Acceptance

2,132

Students

#162

Ranking

$51,550

Tuition

University of Evansville

#8 Best Colleges for Archeology

University of Evansville is a small private college located in Evansville, IN ranked 9th in Indiana. It has a total of 2,341 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting just about 7/10 of applicants. University of Evansville offers 99 different majors and is best known for its Music Therapy, Archeology, and Acting programs (nationally ranked 6th, 8th, and 20th respectively). With an annual tuition of $36,300 per year, University of Evansville is rather expensive. 67.21% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, entering the labor force. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make near $41,800 per year, which is 1% above the national median.

Evansville, IN

www.evansville.edu/

B+

Rating

71%

Acceptance

2,593

Students

#325

Ranking

$36,300

Tuition

Dickinson College

#9 Best Colleges for Archeology

Dickinson College is a small private liberal arts college located in Carlisle, PA ranked 103rd in the nation. It has a total of 2,464 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting just north of 2/5ths of applicants. Dickinson College offers 41 different majors and is best known for its International Business, Archeology, and Russian Language and Literature programs (nationally ranked 6th, 9th, and 10th respectively). With an annual tuition of $55,948 per year, Dickinson College is exceptionally pricey. 87.61% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, entering the labor force. Open graduating, alumni go on to bring in about $57,400 per year, which is 38% greater than the national median.

Carlisle, PA

https://www.dickinson.edu

A

Rating

40%

Acceptance

2,467

Students

#103

Ranking

$55,948

Tuition

University of Washington-Seattle Campus

#10 Best Colleges for Archeology

University of Washington-Seattle Campus is a very large public university located in Seattle, WA ranked 110th in the US. It has a total of 39,443 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 51.76% acceptance rate. University of Washington-Seattle Campus offers 687 different majors and is best known for its Informatics, Environmental Science, and Physician Assistant Studies programs, which are all nationally ranked 2nd. With an annual tuition of $10,370 for in-state students and $37,071 for those from out-of-state, University of Washington-Seattle Campus is quite costly. 77.21% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to make more or less $57,700 per year, which is 39% greater than the national median.

Seattle, WA

www.washington.edu

A

Rating

52%

Acceptance

56,315

Students

#110

Ranking

$37,071

Tuition

George Washington University

#11 Best Colleges for Archeology

George Washington University is a very large private university located in Washington, DC ranked 69th in the US. It has a total of 13,428 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 40.84% of applicants. George Washington University offers 462 different majors and is best known for its International Relations and Affairs, Computer and Information Systems Security, and Information Technology Administration and Management programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $56,845 per year, George Washington University is very expensive. 75.47% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, entering the labor market. After graduation, alumni go on to make approximately $69,600 per year, which is 68% above the national median.

Washington, DC

https://www.gwu.edu

A+

Rating

41%

Acceptance

31,641

Students

#69

Ranking

$56,845

Tuition

Western Washington University

#12 Best Colleges for Archeology

Western Washington University is a large public college located in Bellingham, WA ranked 13th in Washington. It has a total of 16,762 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 90.38% of applicants. Western Washington University offers 132 different majors and is best known for its Pre-Physical Therapy Studies, Science Teacher Education, and Biology Teacher Education programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 4th, and 6th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,215 for students from Washington and $23,562 for those from out-of-state, Western Washington University is somewhat moderately costly. 67.06% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn more or less $45,800 per year, which is 10% above the national median.

Bellingham, WA

www.wwu.edu

B-

Rating

90%

Acceptance

17,966

Students

#617

Ranking

$23,562

Tuition

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

#13 Best Colleges for Archeology

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a very large public university located in Chapel Hill, NC ranked 64th in the nation. It has a total of 19,957 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, with a 22.63% acceptance rate. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill offers 232 different majors and is best known for its Health and Fitness, Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, and Environmental Science programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $7,019 for students from North Carolina and $34,198 for those from out-of-state, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is somewhat moderately costly. 84.25% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor market. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to bring home roughly $55,600 per year, which is 34% above the national median.

Chapel Hill, NC

www.unc.edu

A+

Rating

23%

Acceptance

32,346

Students

#64

Ranking

$34,198

Tuition

University of Missouri-Columbia

#14 Best Colleges for Archeology

University of Missouri-Columbia is a very large public university located in Columbia, MO ranked 12th in Missouri. It has a total of 24,572 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 80.73% acceptance rate. University of Missouri-Columbia offers 296 different majors and is best known for its Journalism, Foreign Languages and Literatures, and Agricultural Mechanization programs (nationally ranked 1st, 4th, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $9,120 for in-state students and $26,991 for those from out-of-state, University of Missouri-Columbia is reasonably high-priced. 59.86% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to bring in more or less $48,300 per year, which is 16% over the national median.

Columbia, MO

https://missouri.edu/

B

Rating

81%

Acceptance

33,333

Students

#482

Ranking

$26,991

Tuition

Brigham Young University-Provo

#15 Best Colleges for Archeology

Brigham Young University-Provo is a very large private university located in Provo, UT ranked 233rd in the nation. It has a total of 35,951 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 67.49% acceptance rate. Brigham Young University-Provo offers 310 different majors and is best known for its Family Systems, Portuguese Language and Literature, and Spanish Language Teacher Education programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $5,790 per year, Brigham Young University-Provo is very inexpensive. 66.32% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, entering the labor market. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn around $59,700 per year, which is 44% over the national median.

Provo, UT

www.byu.edu

A-

Rating

67%

Acceptance

39,233

Students

#233

Ranking

$5,790

Tuition

College of Charleston

#16 Best Colleges for Archeology

College of Charleston is a large public institution located in Charleston, SC ranked 9th in South Carolina. It has a total of 10,756 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 78.33% of applicants. College of Charleston offers 96 different majors and is best known for its Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Fine and Studio Arts Management, and Archeology programs (nationally ranked 4th, 5th, and 16th respectively). With an annual tuition of $70 per year, College of Charleston is quite low-priced. 62.39% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to draw roughly $40,700 per year, which is 2% below the national median.

Charleston, SC

www.cofc.edu

C+

Rating

78%

Acceptance

12,907

Students

#639

Ranking

$70

Tuition

University of Cincinnati-Main Campus

#17 Best Colleges for Archeology

University of Cincinnati-Main Campus is a very large public university located in Cincinnati, OH ranked 25th in Ohio. It has a total of 30,173 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting barely under seven ninths of applicants. University of Cincinnati-Main Campus offers 459 different majors and is best known for its Respiratory Care Therapy, Clinical Laboratory Science, and Commercial and Advertising Art programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 3rd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $9,982 for in-state students and $25,316 for those from out-of-state, University of Cincinnati-Main Campus is reasonably high-priced. 48.08% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, joining the labor force. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn close to $42,300 per year, which is 2% above the national median.

Cincinnati, OH

www.uc.edu

C+

Rating

77%

Acceptance

43,692

Students

#661

Ranking

$25,316

Tuition

University of Indianapolis

#19 Best Colleges for Archeology

University of Indianapolis is a mid-sized private college located in Indianapolis, IN ranked 28th in Indiana. It has a total of 5,073 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 92.79% acceptance rate. University of Indianapolis offers 110 different majors and is best known for its Art Therapy, Archeology, and Commercial and Advertising Art programs (nationally ranked 14th, 19th, and 33rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $29,844 per year, University of Indianapolis is reasonably costly. 44.92% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, joining the labor market. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn approximately $40,600 per year, which is 2% under the national median.

Indianapolis, IN

uindy.edu

C+

Rating

93%

Acceptance

6,850

Students

#1224

Ranking

$29,844

Tuition