Schools with Strong History Programs?





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By Vegangirl (Vegangirl) on Sunday, September 28, 2003 - 01:21 am: Edit

What schools have the strongest programs for students majoring in history?

By Savoirfaire87 (Savoirfaire87) on Sunday, September 28, 2003 - 01:31 am: Edit

U of Chicago is known for its history program

www.uchicago.edu

By Nyugrad (Nyugrad) on Sunday, September 28, 2003 - 01:28 pm: Edit

Yale

By Carolyn (Carolyn) on Sunday, September 28, 2003 - 01:39 pm: Edit

Here's a list of colleges with outstanding undergrad history departments. However, there are many other schools that also have excellent history departments as well so this list is by no means comprehensive. In comparing history departments, look at the number and type of courses offered each semester, type of research opportunities available on campus and off, number of history majors, number of professors in the department and their backgrounds. Some schools will also be stronger in one area of history (i.e. American vs. European vs. Asian vs. ancient) so if you have any preference, find out what the department considers to be its area of strength.

Bates
Boston College
Boston U
Brown
Bryn Mawr
UC Berkeley
UC Davis
Carleton
U Chicago
Claremont McKenna
Colgate
Colorado College
Columbia U
Connecticut College
Cornell U
U of Dallas
Dartmouth
Davidson
Dickinson
Drew
Duke
Emory
GEorgetown
George Washington
Gettysburg
Grinnell
Goucher (historic preservation)
Hamilton
Hampden-Sydney
Harvard
Haverford
Hiram
Johns Hopkins
Lake Forest
Lawrence
Macalester
U Mich Ann Arbor
Mt. Holyoke
Muhlenberg
UNC Chapel Hill
U Penn
U Pittsburgh
Pomona
Princeton
Rice
Smith
U of the South
Southwestern U (Texas)
Stanford
Swarthmore
Southern Methodist U
Trinity U (Texas)
Union College
Vanderbilt
Vassar
U of Vermont
U of Virginia
William and Mary
Mary Washington
Washington and Lee
Wellesley
Whitman
Wittenberg
Willamette
Yale

By Pimpdaddy (Pimpdaddy) on Sunday, September 28, 2003 - 03:01 pm: Edit

Real nice how ure history list has like 80 colleges, really narrows things down...
Princeton, Yale and Chicago all have very strong history programs

By Carolyn (Carolyn) on Sunday, September 28, 2003 - 03:25 pm: Edit

Yes, Princeton, Yale and Chicago are wonderful for history BUT not everyone has the qualifications to get into those schools or wants to go to them. The truth is, there are plenty of schools that have excellent history departments for students who aren't Ivy material so I listed a number of options. Sorry that you felt the list was too long.


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