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Best Universities in United States of America for Social Sciences Degree by US News Ranking

Check best universities & colleges for Social Sciences, degree in United States of America ranked by US News

Different agencies use different metrics to evaluate universities around the world, however the most common factors are : a) Academic achievements b) Employability c) Educational process d) Research facilities e) International outlook as to number of international students and faculty f) Citation by each faculty g) Student Faculty ratio etc.

Subject ranking is updated every year for top universities in United States of America by US News. Many ranking indicators such as Global Research Reputation, Regional Research Reputation, Subject Publications, Subject Books, International Collaboration & Total Citations Data is used to compute subject ranking.

Social Sciences

Social science is a discipline that deals with society and relationships among individuals in the society. This discipline in broader sense provides tools to understand, examine and explain how human minds and society as a whole work. In today’s globalized world, a graduate with degree in social science is bound to be in demand as the benefits that an organization would get from an employee with uniquely transferable skills and holistic perspective to organizational day to day operation is invaluable. Social scientists are often found in departments of science and health and social sciences in universities and many social science researchers work for government and private industries void of academics.

Various Major under Social Sciences

The popular social sciences are anthropology – study of influence of evolution of humanity on society, archaeology – study of finding material evidences to evolution of humanity, economics – study of production to distribution to consumption of good and services, Geography – study of land size against population, history – study that helps you correlate your past and present to your future, law – study of set of rules that distinguish between right and wrong, linguistics – study of languages from its origin to meaning, political science – study of historical and current political events, psychology – study of human behavior and neurobiological processes, and sociology – study of religion, class, and social mobility at individual and structural levels.

Career opportunities for Social Sciences

Social science career prospects are fields that require expertise in psychology, market research, anthropology and sociology. Job profile that you may consider once after you have a degree in social sciences could be 1) Business Intelligence Analyst 2) Portfolio Manager 3) Fundraiser  4) Anthropologist 5) Sociologist 6) Psychologist 7) Market research analyst 8) Survey Researcher 9) Historian 10) Geographer 11) Political Scientist 12) Economist 13) Archivist 14) Urban and Regional Planner 15) Compliance Analys

Below is a list of top universities in United States of America for studying Social Sciences sorted by US News

Harvard University

United States of America

1
US News
1
QS
1
Shanghai
4
Times Higher Education

Stanford University

United States of America

2
US News
5
QS
3
Shanghai
2
Times Higher Education

Johns Hopkins University

United States of America

4
US News
179
QS
51-75
Shanghai
28
Times Higher Education

University of Michigan Ann Arbor

United States of America

6
US News
38
QS
2
Shanghai
10
Times Higher Education

Columbia University

United States of America

7
US News
18
QS
7
Shanghai
11
Times Higher Education

University of Washington

United States of America

8
US News
130
QS
25
Shanghai
24
Times Higher Education

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

United States of America

9
US News
113
QS
25
Shanghai
31
Times Higher Education

University of California Los Angeles

United States of America

11
US News
-
QS
16
Shanghai
12
Times Higher Education

Yale University

United States of America

12
US News
11
QS
15
Shanghai
8
Times Higher Education

University of California Berkeley

United States of America

15
US News
9
QS
4
Shanghai
13
Times Higher Education

Duke University

United States of America

16
US News
56
QS
17
Shanghai
19
Times Higher Education

University of Pennsylvania

United States of America

17
US News
16
QS
34
Shanghai
15
Times Higher Education

Arizona State University Tempe

United States of America

20
US News
227
QS
43
Shanghai
81
Times Higher Education

New York University

United States of America

24
US News
27
QS
9
Shanghai
17
Times Higher Education

University of Wisconsin Madison

United States of America

26
US News
81
QS
11
Shanghai
16
Times Higher Education

University of California San Diego

United States of America

28
US News
137
QS
76-100
Shanghai
35
Times Higher Education

University of California San Francisco

United States of America

29
US News
-
QS
-
Shanghai
-
Times Higher Education

Northwestern University

United States of America

29
US News
41
QS
19
Shanghai
29
Times Higher Education
29
US News
119
QS
8
Shanghai
70
Times Higher Education

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

United States of America

33
US News
5
QS
-
Shanghai
3
Times Higher Education