Sociology (Ph.D.)
New! Ranked in 2005*
Rank/School Average assessment
score (5.0 = highest)
1. University of Wisconsin–Madison 4.9
2. University of California–Berkeley 4.8
3. University of Michigan–Ann Arbor 4.7
4. University of Chicago 4.6
  University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill 4.6
6. Princeton University (NJ) 4.5
  Stanford University (CA) 4.5
8. Harvard University (MA) 4.4
  University of California–Los Angeles 4.4
10. University of Pennsylvania 4.2
11. Columbia University (NY) 4.1
  Indiana University–Bloomington 4.1
  Northwestern University (IL) 4.1
14. Cornell University (NY) 3.9
  Duke University (NC) 3.9
  University of Texas–Austin 3.9
17. Pennsylvania State University–University Park 3.8
  University of Arizona 3.8
  University of Washington 3.8
20. Ohio State University 3.7
  Yale University (CT) 3.7
22. Johns Hopkins University (MD) 3.6
  New York University 3.6
  University of Minnesota–Twin Cities 3.6
25. SUNY–Albany 3.5
  University of Maryland–College Park 3.5
27. Brown University (RI) 3.4
  University of California–Irvine 3.4
29. University of California–Davis 3.3
  University of California–Santa Barbara 3.3
31. CUNY Graduate School and University Center 3.2
  Rutgers State University–New Brunswick (NJ) 3.2
  Vanderbilt University (TN) 3.2
34. University of California–San Diego 3.1
  University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign 3.1
  University of Iowa 3.1
  University of Massachusetts–Amherst 3.1
38. Emory University (GA) 3.0
  SUNY–Stony Brook 3.0
  University of Virginia 3.0
  Washington State University 3.0
42. Florida State University 2.9
  Michigan State University 2.9
  University of California–Riverside 2.9
  University of Southern California 2.9
46. North Carolina State University 2.8
  University of Florida 2.8
  University of Illinois–Chicago 2.8
49. Boston College 2.7
  Brandeis University (MA) 2.7
  New School University (NY) 2.7
  Texas A&M University–College Station 2.7
  University of Notre Dame (IN) 2.7
  University of Pittsburgh 2.7
55. University of Colorado–Boulder 2.6
  University of Georgia 2.6
  University of Oregon 2.6
58. Arizona State University 2.5
  Iowa State University 2.5
  Purdue University–West Lafayette (IN) 2.5
  University of California–San Francisco 2.5
  University of California–Santa Cruz 2.5
  University of Connecticut 2.5
  University of Kansas 2.5

*This ranking was computed in January of the year cited, based on data from a survey sent out in the fall of the previous year.


Sociology
(Ranked in 2001*)
Rank/School

Average reputation score
(5 = highest)

1. University of California--Berkeley 4.8
   University of Wisconsin--Madison 4.8
3. University of Chicago 4.7
   University of Michigan--Ann Arbor 4.7
5. Stanford University (CA) 4.6
   University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill 4.6
7. Harvard University (MA) 4.4
   University of California--Los Angeles 4.4
9. Northwestern University (IL) 4.2
   Princeton University (NJ) 4.2
11. Indiana University--Bloomington 4.1
   University of Arizona 4.1
   University of Pennsylvania 4.1
14. Columbia University (NY) 3.9
   Cornell University (NY) 3.9
16. Duke University (NC) 3.8
   University of Texas--Austin 3.8
   University of Washington 3.8
19. Johns Hopkins University (MD) 3.7
   Pennsylvania State University--University Park 3.7
21. Ohio State University--Columbus 3.6
22. New York University 3.5
   University of Minnesota--Twin Cities 3.5
24. SUNY--Albany 3.4
   University of California--Santa Barbara 3.4
   University of Maryland--College Park 3.4
   Yale University (CT) 3.4
28. Brown University (RI) 3.3
   University of California--Davis 3.3
   University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign 3.3
   University of Iowa 3.3
32. SUNY--Stony Brook 3.2
   Vanderbilt University (TN) 3.2
34. Emory University (GA) 3.1
   Rutgers State University--New Brunswick (NJ) 3.1
   University of California--Riverside 3.1
   University of California--San Diego 3.1
38. CUNY Graduate School and University Center 3.0
   Florida State University 3.0
   New School for Social Research (NY) 3.0
   University of Massachusetts--Amherst 3.0
   University of Virginia 3.0
43. Michigan State University 2.9
   North Carolina State University 2.9
   University of Florida 2.9
   University of Southern California 2.9
   Washington State University 2.9
48. Binghamton University (NY) 2.8
   Brandeis University (MA) 2.8
   University of Illinois--Chicago 2.8
51. Boston College 2.7
   University of Georgia 2.7
   University of Notre Dame (IN) 2.7
54. Purdue University--West Lafayette (IN) 2.6
   Texas A&M University--College Station 2.6
   University of California--Santa Cruz 2.6
   University of Colorado--Boulder 2.6
   University of Kansas 2.6
59. Arizona State University 2.5
   Boston University 2.5
   Louisiana State University--Baton Rouge 2.5
   University of Connecticut 2.5
   University of Nebraska--Lincoln 2.5
   University of Oregon 2.5
   University of Pittsburgh 2.5

*This ranking was computed in January of the year cited, based on data from a survey sent out in the fall of the previous year.