100 Best colleges for Philosophy in the United States

Below is the list of best universities in the United States ranked based on their research performance in Philosophy. A graph of 737K citations received by 103K academic papers made by 365 universities in the United States was used to calculate publications' ratings, which then were adjusted for release dates and added to final scores.

We don't distinguish undergraduate and graduate programs nor do we adjust for current majors offered. You can find information about granted degrees on a university page but always double-check with an official site as it's constantly changing data.

  1. For Philosophy

    Harvard University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Average SAT
    1515
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $18,030
  2. For Philosophy

    Princeton University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    6%
    Average SAT
    1515
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $18,712
  3. For Philosophy

    University of Chicago logo
    Acceptance Rate
    6%
    Average SAT
    1535
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $34,719
  4. For Philosophy

    University of California - Berkeley logo
    Acceptance Rate
    16%
    Average SAT
    1430
    Average ACT
    33
    Receiving Aid
    63%
  5. For Philosophy

    Rutgers University - New Brunswick logo
    Acceptance Rate
    61%
    Average SAT
    1320
    Average ACT
    29
    Receiving Aid
    71%
  6. For Philosophy

    University of California - Los Angeles logo
    Acceptance Rate
    12%
    Average SAT
    1415
    Average ACT
    32
    Receiving Aid
    61%
  7. For Philosophy

    New York University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    16%
    Average SAT
    1440
    Average ACT
    32
    Net Price
    $37,739
  8. For Philosophy

    University of Notre Dame logo
    Acceptance Rate
    16%
    Average SAT
    1475
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $30,536
  9. For Philosophy

    University of Texas at Austin logo
    Acceptance Rate
    32%
    Average SAT
    1355
    Average ACT
    30
    Receiving Aid
    67%
  10. For Philosophy

    Stanford University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    4%
    Average SAT
    1505
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $16,779
  11. For Philosophy

    University of Pittsburgh logo
    Acceptance Rate
    57%
    Average SAT
    1350
    Average ACT
    31
    Receiving Aid
    77%
  12. For Philosophy

    Yale University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    6%
    Average SAT
    1515
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $18,073
  13. For Philosophy

    Cornell University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    11%
    Average SAT
    1480
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $28,921
  14. For Philosophy

    University of Michigan - Ann Arbor logo
    Acceptance Rate
    23%
    Average SAT
    1435
    Average ACT
    33
    Receiving Aid
    65%
  15. For Philosophy

    University of Wisconsin - Madison logo
    Acceptance Rate
    54%
    Average SAT
    1390
    Average ACT
    30
    Receiving Aid
    61%
  16. For Philosophy

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    7%
    Average SAT
    1540
    Average ACT
    35
    Net Price
    $20,465
  17. For Philosophy

    Brown University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    7%
    Average SAT
    1505
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $27,218
  18. For Philosophy

    Columbia University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Average SAT
    1505
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $21,828
  19. For Philosophy

    Indiana University - Bloomington logo
    Acceptance Rate
    78%
    Average SAT
    1255
    Average ACT
    28
    Receiving Aid
    84%
  20. For Philosophy

    Ohio State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    54%
    Average SAT
    1355
    Average ACT
    30
    Receiving Aid
    79%
  21. For Philosophy

    University of Pennsylvania logo
    Acceptance Rate
    8%
    Average SAT
    1505
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $24,771
  22. For Philosophy

    University of Arizona logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Average SAT
    1235
    Average ACT
    25
    Receiving Aid
    91%
  23. For Philosophy

    University of Massachusetts - Amherst logo
    Acceptance Rate
    64%
    Average SAT
    1290
    Average ACT
    29
    Receiving Aid
    90%
  24. For Philosophy

    University of Washington - Seattle logo
    Acceptance Rate
    52%
    Average SAT
    1345
    Average ACT
    30
    Receiving Aid
    57%
  25. For Philosophy

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill logo
    Acceptance Rate
    23%
    Average SAT
    1405
    Average ACT
    31
    Receiving Aid
    65%
  26. For Philosophy

    Purdue University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    60%
    Average SAT
    1315
    Average ACT
    29
    Receiving Aid
    65%
  27. For Philosophy

    Boston University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    19%
    Average SAT
    1425
    Average ACT
    32
    Net Price
    $29,479
  28. For Philosophy

    Duke University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    8%
    Average SAT
    1525
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $24,386
  29. For Philosophy

    University of California-San Diego logo
    Acceptance Rate
    31%
    Average SAT
    1370
    Average ACT
    30
    Receiving Aid
    63%
  30. For Philosophy

    University of Minnesota - Twin Cities logo
    Acceptance Rate
    57%
    Average SAT
    1370
    Average ACT
    29
    Receiving Aid
    81%
  31. For Philosophy

    University of Virginia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    24%
    Average SAT
    1430
    Average ACT
    32
    Receiving Aid
    57%
  32. For Philosophy

    University of Colorado Boulder logo
    Acceptance Rate
    78%
    Average SAT
    1250
    Average ACT
    28
    Receiving Aid
    66%
  33. For Philosophy

    Pennsylvania State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    76%
    Average SAT
    1190
    Average ACT
    27
    Receiving Aid
    73%
  34. For Philosophy

    Washington University in St Louis logo
    Acceptance Rate
    14%
    Average SAT
    1520
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $27,108
  35. For Philosophy

    Tufts University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Average SAT
    1465
    Average ACT
    33
    Net Price
    $26,280
  36. For Philosophy

    Northwestern University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    9%
    Average SAT
    1495
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $26,196
  37. For Philosophy

    University of Iowa logo
    Acceptance Rate
    83%
    Average SAT
    1235
    Average ACT
    26
    Receiving Aid
    85%
  38. For Philosophy

    University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign logo
    Acceptance Rate
    59%
    Average SAT
    1340
    Average ACT
    29
    Receiving Aid
    64%
  39. For Philosophy

    Georgetown University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    14%
    Average SAT
    1465
    Average ACT
    33
    Net Price
    $28,442
  40. For Philosophy

    Johns Hopkins University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    11%
    Average SAT
    1510
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $28,999
  41. For Philosophy

    University of Southern California logo
    Acceptance Rate
    11%
    Average SAT
    1445
    Average ACT
    33
    Net Price
    $37,521
  42. For Philosophy

    University of Connecticut logo
    Acceptance Rate
    49%
    Average SAT
    1305
    Average ACT
    29
    Receiving Aid
    75%
  43. For Philosophy

    Florida State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    36%
    Average SAT
    1270
    Average ACT
    28
    Receiving Aid
    97%
  44. For Philosophy

    University of California - Santa Barbara logo
    Acceptance Rate
    30%
    Average SAT
    1355
    Average ACT
    31
    Receiving Aid
    63%
  45. For Philosophy

    St John's University - New York logo
    Acceptance Rate
    72%
    Average SAT
    1195
    Average ACT
    26
    Net Price
    $26,993
  46. For Philosophy

    Emory University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    16%
    Average SAT
    1445
    Average ACT
    33
    Net Price
    $25,942
  47. For Philosophy

    Syracuse University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    44%
    Average SAT
    1280
    Average ACT
    28
    Net Price
    $43,111
  48. For Philosophy

    Fordham University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    46%
    Average SAT
    1345
    Average ACT
    30
    Net Price
    $39,558
  49. For Philosophy

    University of Maryland - College Park logo
    Acceptance Rate
    44%
    Average SAT
    1375
    Average ACT
    32
    Receiving Aid
    66%
  50. For Philosophy

    University of Rochester logo
    Acceptance Rate
    30%
    Average SAT
    1405
    Average ACT
    32
    Net Price
    $32,939
  51. For Philosophy

    Arizona State University - Tempe logo
    Acceptance Rate
    86%
    Average SAT
    1240
    Average ACT
    25
    Receiving Aid
    96%
  52. For Philosophy

    University of California - Irvine logo
    Acceptance Rate
    27%
    Average SAT
    1295
    Average ACT
    29
    Receiving Aid
    63%
  53. For Philosophy

    Loyola University Chicago logo
    Acceptance Rate
    67%
    Average SAT
    1225
    Average ACT
    28
    Net Price
    $36,388
  54. For Philosophy

    University of Georgia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Average SAT
    1330
    Average ACT
    30
    Receiving Aid
    97%
  55. For Philosophy

    University of Miami logo
    Acceptance Rate
    27%
    Average SAT
    1355
    Average ACT
    31
    Net Price
    $33,102
  56. For Philosophy

    University of California - Davis logo
    Acceptance Rate
    39%
    Average SAT
    1290
    Average ACT
    28
    Receiving Aid
    66%
  57. For Philosophy

    Boston College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    27%
    Average SAT
    1420
    Average ACT
    33
    Net Price
    $28,354
  58. For Philosophy

    Marquette University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    83%
    Average SAT
    1220
    Average ACT
    27
    Net Price
    $34,120
  59. For Philosophy

    Swarthmore College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    9%
    Average SAT
    1460
    Average ACT
    33
    Net Price
    $19,759
  60. For Philosophy

    Rice University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    9%
    Average SAT
    1520
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $20,335
  61. For Philosophy

    Baylor University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Average SAT
    1290
    Average ACT
    29
    Net Price
    $38,372
  62. For Philosophy

    Saint Louis University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    58%
    Average SAT
    1275
    Average ACT
    28
    Net Price
    $31,098
  63. For Philosophy

    Vanderbilt University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    9%
    Average SAT
    1510
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $25,855
  64. For Philosophy

    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    70%
    Average SAT
    1285
    Average ACT
    28
    Receiving Aid
    65%
  65. For Philosophy

    University of Utah logo
    Acceptance Rate
    62%
    Average SAT
    1262
    Average ACT
    26
    Receiving Aid
    85%
  66. For Philosophy

    University of Florida logo
    Acceptance Rate
    37%
    Average SAT
    1390
    Average ACT
    31
    Receiving Aid
    92%
  67. For Philosophy

    University of California - Riverside logo
    Acceptance Rate
    57%
    Average SAT
    1230
    Average ACT
    27
    Receiving Aid
    85%
  68. For Philosophy

    University of Memphis logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Average SAT
    1120
    Average ACT
    23
    Receiving Aid
    97%
  69. For Philosophy

    University of Illinois at Chicago logo
    Acceptance Rate
    73%
    Average SAT
    1145
    Average ACT
    25
    Receiving Aid
    78%
  70. For Philosophy

    Michigan State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    71%
    Average SAT
    1210
    Average ACT
    26
    Receiving Aid
    70%
  71. For Philosophy

    Catholic University of America logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Net Price
    $36,331
    Receiving Aid
    97%
    Average Aid
    $27,232
  72. For Philosophy

    Dartmouth College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    8%
    Average SAT
    1500
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $23,869
  73. For Philosophy

    University of South Carolina - Columbia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    69%
    Average SAT
    1275
    Average ACT
    28
    Receiving Aid
    95%
  74. For Philosophy

    Loyola Marymount University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    44%
    Average SAT
    1320
    Average ACT
    29
    Net Price
    $47,292
  75. For Philosophy

    Temple University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    60%
    Receiving Aid
    90%
    Average Aid
    $10,364
    Enrollment
    38,794
  76. For Philosophy

    University of Oregon logo
    Acceptance Rate
    82%
    Average SAT
    1205
    Average ACT
    25
    Receiving Aid
    77%
  77. For Philosophy

    Georgia State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    76%
    Average SAT
    1155
    Average ACT
    23
    Receiving Aid
    93%
  78. For Philosophy

    University of Delaware logo
    Acceptance Rate
    71%
    Average SAT
    1255
    Average ACT
    27
    Receiving Aid
    88%
  79. For Philosophy

    University of Missouri - Columbia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    81%
    Average SAT
    1230
    Average ACT
    26
    Receiving Aid
    89%
  80. For Philosophy

    Brandeis University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    30%
    Average SAT
    1435
    Average ACT
    32
    Net Price
    $37,264
  81. For Philosophy

    University of Oklahoma - Norman logo
    Acceptance Rate
    80%
    Average SAT
    1210
    Average ACT
    26
    Receiving Aid
    96%
  82. For Philosophy

    Texas A&M University - College Station logo
    Acceptance Rate
    58%
    Average SAT
    1275
    Average ACT
    29
    Receiving Aid
    76%
  83. For Philosophy

    San Francisco State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    67%
    Average SAT
    1045
    Average ACT
    20
    Receiving Aid
    77%
  84. For Philosophy

    Wayne State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    73%
    Average SAT
    1120
    Average ACT
    24
    Receiving Aid
    98%
  85. For Philosophy

    California Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    6%
    Average SAT
    1545
    Average ACT
    36
    Net Price
    $27,438
  86. For Philosophy

    Southern Methodist University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    47%
    Average SAT
    1390
    Average ACT
    31
    Net Price
    $40,404
  87. For Philosophy

    University of Kentucky logo
    Acceptance Rate
    96%
    Average SAT
    1195
    Average ACT
    26
    Receiving Aid
    94%
  88. For Philosophy

    University of Kansas logo
    Acceptance Rate
    93%
    Average ACT
    26
    Receiving Aid
    85%
    Average Aid
    $10,073
  89. For Philosophy

    University at Buffalo logo
    Acceptance Rate
    61%
    Average SAT
    1250
    Average ACT
    27
    Receiving Aid
    84%
  90. For Philosophy

    University of New Mexico logo
    Acceptance Rate
    94%
    Average SAT
    1130
    Average ACT
    22
    Receiving Aid
    94%
  91. For Philosophy

    University of Nebraska - Lincoln logo
    Acceptance Rate
    78%
    Average SAT
    1240
    Average ACT
    25
    Receiving Aid
    91%
  92. For Philosophy

    Bowling Green State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    72%
    Average SAT
    990
    Average ACT
    22
    Receiving Aid
    95%
  93. For Philosophy

    University of Vermont logo
    Acceptance Rate
    67%
    Average SAT
    1270
    Average ACT
    29
    Receiving Aid
    96%
  94. For Philosophy

    Villanova University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    28%
    Average SAT
    1395
    Average ACT
    33
    Net Price
    $36,840
  95. For Philosophy

    University of South Florida logo
    Acceptance Rate
    48%
    Average SAT
    1250
    Average ACT
    28
    Receiving Aid
    93%
  96. For Philosophy

    New School logo
    Acceptance Rate
    57%
    Average SAT
    1265
    Average ACT
    28
    Net Price
    $50,377
  97. For Philosophy

    University of California - Santa Cruz logo
    Acceptance Rate
    51%
    Average SAT
    1290
    Average ACT
    29
    Receiving Aid
    70%
  98. For Philosophy

    Butler University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    73%
    Average SAT
    1240
    Average ACT
    27
    Net Price
    $39,923
  99. For Philosophy

    Duquesne University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    74%
    Average SAT
    1215
    Average ACT
    26
    Net Price
    $30,732
  100. For Philosophy

    Wesleyan University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    16%
    Net Price
    $21,853
    Receiving Aid
    47%
    Average Aid
    $50,786

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