Top Sociology Programs According to Student Reviews

Top Sociology Programs

1 Duke University 9.25
2 University of Florida 9.07
3 Johns Hopkins University 8.87
4 Northwestern University 8.79
5 University of California-Irvine 8.77
6 Columbia University, NY 8.52
7 The University of Texas at Austin 8.46
8 Georgia State University 8.33
9 Penn State University Park 8.28
10 The University of Tennessee, Knoxville 8.27
11 Wayne State University 8.25
12 The University of Texas at El Paso 8.21
13 University of Pennsylvania 8.19
14 Princeton University 8.15
15 University of Delaware 8.12
16 Purdue University-West Lafayette 8.10
17 University of Maryland, College Park 8.08
18 University of Kansas 8.06
19 University of Wisconsin-Madison 8.02
20 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 7.98
21 The University of Chicago 7.95
22 Stanford University 7.91
23 Kansas State University 7.80
24 Brown University 7.74
25 The New School 7.73

In addition to rating their respective programs, students often post comments regarding their experiences. One Class of 2015 student earning her graduate degree from Lamar University online wrote: “My career as an international teacher takes me around the world, so being able to get my graduate degree while traveling is a complete blessing.”

Students can continue to review their programs at and qualify to win a $1,000 scholarship, awarded once per semester. Reviews will be incorporated into upcoming program rankings.

METHODOLOGY reaches current and recent graduate students through scholarship entries as well as social media platforms. These program rankings cover a period from September 1, 2012 to April 15, 2014. assigns 15 ranking categories to each graduate program at each graduate school. Rankings cover a variety of student topics, such as academic competitiveness, career support, financial aid, and quality of network.

For a given graduate program, rankings are determined by calculating the average score for each program based on the 15 ranking categories. These scores are then compared across all ranked schools for that program and are translated into a final ranking for that graduate program, i.e., business and management. A given graduate program is not ranked until a minimum threshold of graduate student surveys is completed for that graduate program.