Top Sociology Programs According to Student Reviews

Top Sociology Programs – Fall 2015

In addition to rating their respective programs, students often post comments regarding their experiences. One Class of 2019 student earning his graduate degree from University of California-Irvine wrote: ‚ÄúPros: Faculty are generally very accessible and supportive of students. Faculty are top scholars in their subfields. Financial package is reasonable and guaranteed for five years. Cons: Location is suburban, safe but boring.”

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.

1 Duke University 9.17
2 Rice University 9.16
3 Northwestern University 8.88
4 Texas State University 8.80
5 Kansas State University 8.76
6 University of California-Irvine 8.74
7 The University of Tennessee, Knoxville 8.53
8 Columbia University NY 8.52
9 Indiana University Bloomington 8.49
10 University of Louisville 8.45
11 University of California-Los Angeles 8.32
12 The University of Texas at Austin 8.27
13 University of Delaware 8.25
14 The New School 8.23
15 Yale University 8.15
16 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 7.98
17 University of North Carolina at Cahpel Hill 7.97
18 University of Wisconsin-Madison 7.93
18 Brown University 7.93
20 University of Maryland, College Park 7.91
21 University of Florida 7.85
22 Harvard University 7.70
23 Stony Brook University SUNY 7.67
24 University of Minnesota Twin Cities 7.63
25 Michigan State University 7.59

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, 2015. 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.