Top Sociology Programs According to Student Reviews

Top Sociology Programs

1 Rice University 9.30
2 Virginia Tech 9.20
3 Duke University 9.17
4 Northwestern University 9.10
5 Texas Tech University 8.93
6 Texas State University 8.80
7 Kansas State University 8.76
8 University of California-Irvine 8.73
9 The University Of Akron Main Campus Park 8.70
10 Columbia University NY 8.52
11 University Of California-San Francisco 8.50
12 Yale University 8.47
13 The New School 8.43
14 University Of Maryland College Park 8.33
15 University of Minnesota Twin Cities 8.30
16 Princeton University 8.27
17 University of Delaware 8.23
18 The University Of Texas At Austin 8.22
19 Brown University 8.13
20 Wayne State Unviersity 8.07
21 University Of Wisconsin-Madison 8.06
22 University Of California-Berkeley 8.03
23 University Of Michigan-Ann Arbor 8.02
24 University Of North Carolina At Cahpel Hill 8.00
25 New York University 7.79

In addition to rating their respective programs, students often post comments regarding their experiences. One Class of 2018 student earning his graduate degree from Rice University wrote: “I absolutely love my program and am extremely happy with the decision that I made. The faculty are top-notch and the graduate students are all extremely supportive of one another. Overall, it is an amazing learning environment and I am extremely grateful”.

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 September 30, 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.