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2023 Best Colleges for Classical and Ancient Studies

There are about 514 students enrolled in Classical and Ancient Studies in the USA.

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popularity

Not Very Popular

Compared to national avg.

Diplomas received last year

271

Vs. National Avg.

-98%

popularity Rank

#360

cost

Very Expensive

Compared to national avg.

Median degree cost

$46K

Vs. National Avg.

90%

cost Rank

#4

salary

High Paying

Compared to national avg.

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

$53K

Vs. National Avg.

33%

salary Rank

#19

professors

Very Good

Compared to national avg.

Professor Rating

B-

Vs. National Avg.

28%

professors Rank

#31

students

Very Diverse

Compared to national avg.

Diversity Rating

B-

Vs. National Avg.

20%

students Rank

#15

SUMMARY

Studying Classical and Ancient Studies is not only a valuable choice, but naturally a necessary first step for undergrads seeking to enter a career as a heritage manager, an archaeological field technician, or a historian. In fact, classical and ancient studies is a ​unique major coming in at the 333rd most popular degree. Last academic year, there were 255 classical and ancient studies degrees conferred. In-state tuition for classical and ancient studies at private schools is, on average, 4.6 times more pricey than their public equivalents.

With just 63 colleges offering classical and ancient studies you might have limited options as to the institutions which will have a degree program for you. If you're hoping to immerse yourself with other classical and ancient studies undergrads, consider schools in California which have the most undergraduates admitted to classical and ancient studies annually. Zooming out, the top region to major in classical and ancient studies is in the New England region with Bates College, Boston University, and Dartmouth College best representing the region. Interestingly, our pick of the best conference to major in classical and ancient studies is the Big Ten Conference with University of Iowa, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, and University of Nebraska-Lincoln representing the conference. That said, our belief is that the best school for classical and ancient studies is Dartmouth College, and here you can find our comprehensive list for the best colleges.

The overall 'best' school is not necessarily the 'best' school for you. There are many more angels to weigh when deciding on college. External stuff such as campus amenities, transportation services, and food might sway your inclinations on where to go to university. Here at Authority, we weighed the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you are intrigued by which classical and ancient studies university boasts the best campus, the answer is University of California-Los Angeles. If you are very interested in which university has the finest campus, we have a whole page dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through professor reviews, government databases, student reviews, and more in order to compare each major in an unbiased and informative way. You can find our well researched list for the colleges with the best student life&nbsphere and from that list, our selection for the school with the best student life for classical and ancient studies is Barnard College. Curious why? Keep scrolling to learn more about Authority's top selections. Many of our picks just might surprise you.

If expense is a primary influence in your choice of where you attend university, you might be cautious about Colgate University. Colgate University&nbspappears to be the most expensive university for classical and ancient studies, at least regarding out of state students. We do have a list of the most expensive&nbspschools that could put the expense of Colgate University&nbspinto perspective. You could also be interested to know that classical and ancient studies is the 38th most expensive program in the nation, with an average cost of $50,900. To zoom out a little, the most costly state for classical and ancient studies in the nation is Maine demonstrated with a cost of $55,683 at the main school in Maine Bates College. To zoom out even further, the most costly region for classical and ancient studies is the New England region which is best demonstrated with Bates College with a cost of $55,683, Wellesley College with a cost of $55,728, and Dartmouth College with a cost of $55,605.

Our cheapest region for classical and ancient studies is the Plains region which is represented by University of Iowa with a cost of $30,036, University of Kansas with a cost of $26,960, and University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a cost of $24,000. On the bright side, the most affordable university for classical and ancient studies is University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Authority.org's full list of the most affordable universities can be explored here.

In-state learners can anticipate paying in the neighborhood of $12,200 for a degree in classical and ancient studies. The cost grows dramatically to a median of $35,500 for the out-of-state public-school student. As such, you might be interested in our selection for the university with the best value for classical and ancient studies: Dartmouth College. Here you can see our comprehensive list for the colleges we see as being the best value&nbspin general. That being said, this discussion is predicated on being an out-of-state student. The value proposition changes when in-state tuition costs are considered, but as we do not know what state(s) you might qualify for in-state tuition, we are approaching this discussion through out-of-state tuition costs.

Earnings for classical and ancient studies students range widely, but within two years finishing the degree graduates will regularly earn around $44,900. While there is much variation in earnings potential; highest paid earners can make up to $76,700. Right out of university, the minimum earning positions within the classical and ancient studies space earn $26,000, which isn't that bad. The top earning grads from classical and ancient studies come from Dartmouth College&nbspand if you want to find the schools with all of the highest earning graduates, Authority has that too.

The general diversity of classical and ancient studies sits subpar, ranking within the 44th percentile of majors nationally. The college with the highest composite diversity for classical and ancient studies is Swarthmore College&nbspand here you can find our general list for the colleges with the most diversity. The financial diversity of Classical and Ancient Studies only sits within the 64th percentile compared to all other majors. Racial diversity is even lower in the 34th percentile. White students compose the largest share at 68% of those majoring in classical and ancient studies. Additionally, 62% of students seeking a classical and ancient studies degree are women.

The median ranking for classical and ancient studies professors is 4 stars, a rating which is actually the median score across all majors; this is a fine. If you are looking for the most popular classical and ancient studies professor nationally, look no further than Ricardo Elia from Boston University. It might be shocking, but the best ranked instructors for classical and ancient studies by student come from Boston University. As we consider data beyond simply rankings we find that the school possessing comprehensively the best professors for classical and ancient studies is Swarthmore College. One will find an explanation of our evolving ranking methodology of the best overall professors here, as well as many of the top professors in the U.S.

Finally, the most difficult college to get into for classical and ancient studies is Dartmouth College. While we do not necessarily see the value in it, we do have a general list for the hardest colleges to get into. That being said, here at Authority we hope you understand that considering university with a lens primarily derived from superlatives could be said to be the root of many of higher education's fundamental problems. We hope you read our other pages on different universities and explore some of our helpful background articles on important things to think about as you progress with your school search.

Top 25 Best Colleges for Classical and Ancient Studies

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#1 2023 Best Colleges for Classical and Ancient Studies

Stanford University

Stanford, CA | www.stanford.edu/

5%

Acceptance

20,961

Students

#2

Ranking

$56K

Tuition

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#2 2023 Best Colleges for Classical and Ancient Studies

Duke University

Durham, NC | www.duke.edu/

8%

Acceptance

17,855

Students

#6

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#3 2023 Best Colleges for Classical and Ancient Studies

Princeton University

Princeton, NJ | www.princeton.edu/

6%

Acceptance

8,532

Students

#5

Ranking

$49K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#4 2023 Best Colleges for Classical and Ancient Studies

Rice University

Houston, TX | www.rice.edu/

11%

Acceptance

8,005

Students

#22

Ranking

$51K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#5 2023 Best Colleges for Classical and Ancient Studies

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA | www.harvard.edu/

5%

Acceptance

41,024

Students

#3

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#6 2023 Best Colleges for Classical and Ancient Studies

Yale University

New Haven, CT | https://www.yale.edu/

7%

Acceptance

14,910

Students

#8

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#7 2023 Best Colleges for Classical and Ancient Studies

Brown University

Providence, RI | www.brown.edu/

8%

Acceptance

10,807

Students

#13

Ranking

$61K

Tuition

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#8 2023 Best Colleges for Classical and Ancient Studies

Washington University in St Louis

Saint Louis, MO | www.wustl.edu/

16%

Acceptance

17,893

Students

#18

Ranking

$57K

Tuition

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#9 2023 Best Colleges for Classical and Ancient Studies

Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH | www.dartmouth.edu/

9%

Acceptance

7,171

Students

#15

Ranking

$60K

Tuition

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Rating

#10 2023 Best Colleges for Classical and Ancient Studies

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL | www.northwestern.edu/

9%

Acceptance

25,870

Students

#12

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#11 2023 Best Colleges for Classical and Ancient Studies

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA | www.upenn.edu/

9%

Acceptance

30,688

Students

#7

Ranking

$60K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#12 2023 Best Colleges for Classical and Ancient Studies

Columbia University in the City of New York

New York, NY | www.columbia.edu/

7%

Acceptance

33,882

Students

#10

Ranking

$62K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#13 2023 Best Colleges for Classical and Ancient Studies

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN | www.vanderbilt.edu/

12%

Acceptance

13,918

Students

#17

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#14 2023 Best Colleges for Classical and Ancient Studies

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD | www.jhu.edu/

11%

Acceptance

34,250

Students

#4

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#15 2023 Best Colleges for Classical and Ancient Studies

Pomona College

Claremont, CA | www.pomona.edu/

9%

Acceptance

1,733

Students

#40

Ranking

$55K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#16 2023 Best Colleges for Classical and Ancient Studies

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI | https://umich.edu/

26%

Acceptance

49,530

Students

#33

Ranking

$52K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#17 2023 Best Colleges for Classical and Ancient Studies

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL | www.uchicago.edu/

7%

Acceptance

20,413

Students

#11

Ranking

$61K

Tuition

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Rating

#18 2023 Best Colleges for Classical and Ancient Studies

Georgetown University

Washington, DC | www.georgetown.edu/

17%

Acceptance

22,720

Students

#19

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#19 2023 Best Colleges for Classical and Ancient Studies

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN | www.nd.edu/

19%

Acceptance

13,268

Students

#16

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#20 2023 Best Colleges for Classical and Ancient Studies

Claremont McKenna College

Claremont, CA | www.cmc.edu/

13%

Acceptance

1,361

Students

#26

Ranking

$56K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#21 2023 Best Colleges for Classical and Ancient Studies

University of Virginia-Main Campus

Charlottesville, VA | https://www.virginia.edu/

23%

Acceptance

29,237

Students

#38

Ranking

$53K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#22 2023 Best Colleges for Classical and Ancient Studies

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA | www.usc.edu/

16%

Acceptance

52,376

Students

#28

Ranking

$60K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#23 2023 Best Colleges for Classical and Ancient Studies

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA | www.cmu.edu/

17%

Acceptance

15,567

Students

#21

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#24 2023 Best Colleges for Classical and Ancient Studies

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY | www.cornell.edu/

11%

Acceptance

24,594

Students

#14

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#25 2023 Best Colleges for Classical and Ancient Studies

University of California-Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA | www.ucla.edu/

14%

Acceptance

46,947

Students

#50

Ranking

$43K

Tuition

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