5 Top US Colleges and Universities for a History Major


A sound academic foundation is needed by those who plan to be history majors. That is why we have a list of US colleges and universities that could suit your needs. A good college or university can help steer history majors to a great career path. The ranked list below is from US News & World Report in 2013.

1. Princeton University - Princeton, New Jersey

This university is ranked first among the US national universities list in the US News & World Report survey of 2015. Princeton University also placed first with regards to their specialization for history including Asian, African, American and European.

2. University of California - Berkeley, California

Students who plan to pursue a history major in University of California Berkeley campus can choose from a wide variety of academic focus. This includes art history, Celtic studies, Latino studies and more. Apart from theoritical studies, students may also participate in relevant projects and have a chance to work together with experienced researchers or mentors in the field.

3. Yale University - New Haven, Connecticut

According to their website, Yale University reportedly has one of the biggest history departments worldwide. They also have notable and award-winning teaching staff and faculty members that are qualified to teach the next generation history majors that are sure to bring added recognition to the school.

4. Harvard University - Cambridge, Massachusetts

Harvard University boasts extensive academic programs for both undergraduates and graduates looking to pursue a PhD. Their program includes Asian History, Museum Studies, History of Science and Technology, American History and more.

5. Stanford University - Stanford, California

According to, Stanford University is an institution with one of the best undergraduate history programs in the US. History majors who hope to enrol in Stanford will belong under the Humanities & Sciences program. There they can study about East Asian Languages and Cultures, Art History, Slavic Languages and Literature and more.

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