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2022 Best Colleges for History in America

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  1. #1 Best Colleges for History in America.

    Yale University

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    4 Year,

    NEW HAVEN, CT,

    1004 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says Yale is an amazing school! The professors and students are all encouraging and friendly. Everyone there deserves to be there, which makes the learning environment extremely rewarding and stimulating.....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 7%,

    Net Price: $17,511,

    SAT Range: 1460-1580,

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  3. #4 Best Colleges for History in America.

    Columbia University

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    4 Year,

    NEW YORK, NY,

    1280 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Attending Columbia University was a fantastic experience for me. My professors were all very interesting. Some were a bit quirky, but that was ok. They always challenged me to be open to....

    Read 1280 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 7%,

    Net Price: $22,126,

    SAT Range: 1460-1570,

  4. #6 Best Colleges for History in America.

    Brown University

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    4 Year,

    PROVIDENCE, RI,

    1033 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says I love Brown. I transferred here, and quickly met some of the most amazing, passionate, and genuine people I could imagine. The student body is so friendly and hard-working. Still, the best part of....

    Read 1033 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 7%,

    Net Price: $27,659,

    SAT Range: 1440-1560,

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  6. #7 Best Colleges for History in America.

    University of Chicago

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    4 Year,

    CHICAGO, IL,

    1204 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says My favorite part of UChicago is definitely its academics -- students are constantly encouraged to debate, rethink, and most importantly, listen. I was able to take a graduate student course as a....

    Read 1204 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 6%,

    Net Price: $36,584,

    SAT Range: 1500-1570,

  7. #8 Best Colleges for History in America.

    Rice University

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    4 Year,

    HOUSTON, TX,

    1079 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says At first, I was a bit disappointed that I ended up at Rice University. I was aiming for the Ivy Leagues and ended up at a college that I hadn't even heard of before the university application....

    Read 1079 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 11%,

    Net Price: $19,215,

    SAT Range: 1460-1570,

  8. #9 Best Colleges for History in America.

    Vanderbilt University

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    4 Year,

    NASHVILLE, TN,

    1299 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says I graduated summa cum laude from Vanderbilt University in 2021 with a Bachelor's degree in Neuroscience. I primarily chose to attend Vandy for its academic prowess, and it definitely lived up to that....

    Read 1299 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 12%,

    Net Price: $25,804,

    SAT Range: 1470-1570,

  9. #12 Best Colleges for History in America.

    University of California - Los Angeles

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    4 Year,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

    5283 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Graduate Student says As soon as you walk on to campus you feel accepted; a feeling of home and success takes over the atmosphere and you’re right there in middle of it all. Breathe it in. Yes! That’s the smell of success...God has always provided for me in so many ways than just one. When I first visited the University of California at Los Angeles I was intrigued by the beauty of how the campus and its landscape. Now,....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 14%,

    Net Price: $16,474,

    SAT Range: 1300-1530,

  10. #14 Best Colleges for History in America.

    Barnard College

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    4 Year,

    NEW YORK, NY,

    452 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says I graduated from Barnard over 25 years ago. To this day, I am empowered and inspired by the education I received from Barnard and the friendships I made. The classes were excellent, my classmates....

    Read 452 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 14%,

    Net Price: $30,572,

    SAT Range: 1350-1520,

  11. #16 Best Colleges for History in America.

    Bowdoin College

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    4 Year,

    BRUNSWICK, ME,

    710 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says Bowdoin has the most friendly, welcoming people I have ever met. Bowdoin is very LGBTQ-friendly. It is quite heterogeneous, and everyone seems to feel comfortable being themselves. The professors are...The party scene for freshmen is mainly basement parties at the College Houses (Bowdoin's alternative to Greek life). These parties don't serve alcohol, so you must pregame (if you want) elsewhere....One qualm about Bowdoin: it is pretty intolerant to non-liberal/Democrat opinions. Conservatives, Republicans, and moderates are pretty closeted and silenced..

    Read 710 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 9%,

    Net Price: $25,622,

    SAT Range: 1360-1510,

  12. #17 Best Colleges for History in America.

    Washington University in St. Louis

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    4 Year,

    SAINT LOUIS, MO,

    1499 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says As a parent of a sophmore in Visual Arts and Writing programs, I feel so grateful she got in. First of all she got a full ride, they removed a massive strain off of our family and did it completely....

    Read 1499 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 16%,

    Net Price: $27,233,

    SAT Range: 1480-1560,

  13. #18 Best Colleges for History in America.

    Williams College

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    4 Year,

    WILLIAMSTOWN, MA,

    302 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says TL;DR: Williams is one of the best schools out there, especially for economically underprivileged and/or international students. Apply even if you think you won’t get in!Financials: I am a recent alumnus from a foreign country who had to pay less than 3K per year(!) towards my education at Williams; the rest was covered by non-repayable Williams grants. The College...Academics: Williams is very strong because its professors take time to teach you the material. 1-1 teaching sessions, research work with professors is easily attainable because professors care about...Exit opportunities: plentiful, prosperous, and very accessible!.

    Read 302 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 15%,

    Net Price: $22,356,

    SAT Range: 1410-1550,

  14. #20 Best Colleges for History in America.

    Pomona College

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    4 Year,

    CLAREMONT, CA,

    411 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Aside from all of the aspects Pomona promotes as the reasons in favor of attending, I have to say that the relationships I forged with faculty, staff, and my fellow majors (Public Policy Analysis)....

    Read 411 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 9%,

    Net Price: $30,392,

    SAT Range: 1390-1540,

  15. #21 Best Colleges for History in America.

    Georgetown University

    4 Year,

    WASHINGTON, DC,

    1217 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I am extremely satisfied with my decision to pick Georgetown. The professors are all experts in their fields, classes are a great size, and the people here (mostly) are wonderful. Despite the....

    Read 1217 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 14%,

    Net Price: $30,710,

    SAT Range: 1380-1550,

  16. #22 Best Colleges for History in America.

    University of Southern California

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    4 Year,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

    3837 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says For context- current sophomore who started at USC online, majoring in Communications but has taken classes from across disciplines-Academics: overall good but definitely some terrible professors who either have favoritism, are unclear with expectations, or bad w grading. But the majority of professors are really good-Environment: if you're intimidated by rich, judgmental people, this is not the place for you. A lot of the culture is exclusionary towards ppl who work or who don't partake in certain activities...-facilities: very very nice- great gyms, dining halls, dormsOverall: a great school with a lot of resources, so be sure to look into your major specific resources bc they offer so much! Just be warned that it's not the easiest place to go to if you don't fit....

    Read 3837 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 11%,

    Net Price: $39,759,

    SAT Range: 1340-1530,

  17. #24 Best Colleges for History in America.

    Amherst College

    4 Year,

    AMHERST, MA,

    306 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Overall, an incredible place. Not only are the classes and professors amazing and inspiring but unlike the big elite colleges it is easy to form relationships with professors and you aren't just...The people here are open minded, diverse, and interesting - the social scene is various so it is easy to find your people whether you are geeky, into parties, etc. The town is kind of small but the...My only complain is that the dining hall is terrible - it's honestly an affront given how much people pay to go here.Overall, if you are a passionate, academically minded person who wants an immersive college experience this is the place for you. I never believed that college would be the best years of my life....

    Read 306 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 12%,

    Net Price: $18,832,

    SAT Range: 1430-1560,

  18. #25 Best Colleges for History in America.

    Tufts University

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    4 Year,

    MEDFORD, MA,

    1023 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I have liked my time at Tufts so far. I am a student-athlete on the pre-med track, and have found that it has been somewhat manageable to maintain a competitive GPA and enjoy college life and....

    Read 1023 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 15%,

    Net Price: $32,720,

    SAT Range: 1380-1530,

Quick References

RankSchool NameLocation
1Yale UniversityNew Haven, CT
2Harvard UniversityCambridge, MA
3Princeton UniversityPrinceton, NJ
4Columbia UniversityNew York, NY
5Stanford UniversityStanford, CA
6Brown UniversityProvidence, RI
7University of ChicagoChicago, IL
8Rice UniversityHouston, TX
9Vanderbilt UniversityNashville, TN
10University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia, PA
11Dartmouth CollegeHanover, NH
12University of California - Los AngelesLos Angeles, CA
13Northwestern UniversityEvanston, IL
14Barnard CollegeNew York, NY
15Washington and Lee UniversityLexington, VA
16Bowdoin CollegeBrunswick, ME
17Washington University in St. LouisSaint Louis, MO
18Williams CollegeWilliamstown, MA
19Duke UniversityDurham, NC
20Pomona CollegeClaremont, CA
21Georgetown UniversityWashington, DC
22University of Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles, CA
23Middlebury CollegeMiddlebury, VT
24Amherst CollegeAmherst, MA
25Tufts UniversityMedford, MA