100 Best Theology / Divinity / Religious studies schools in the United States

Below is the list of best universities in the United States ranked based on their research performance in Theology / Divinity / Religious studies. A graph of 223K citations received by 70.7K academic papers made by 416 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 between 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 the university website.

1. Harvard University

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#3 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Average SAT
1520
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$18,037

2. New York University

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#4 in the World
Acceptance Rate
21%
Average SAT
1455
Average ACT
33
Net Price
$45,417

3. University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#7 in the World
Acceptance Rate
26%
Average SAT
1430
Average ACT
33
Receiving Aid
66%

4. University of Chicago

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#9 in the World
Acceptance Rate
7%
Average SAT
1535
Average ACT
35
Net Price
$36,584

5. University of California - Berkeley

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#10 in the World
Acceptance Rate
17%
Average SAT
1420
Average ACT
33
Receiving Aid
63%

6. Pennsylvania State University

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#12 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Receiving Aid
73%
Average Aid
$8,719
Enrollment
40,363

7. Duke University

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#14 in the World
Acceptance Rate
8%
Average SAT
1520
Average ACT
35
Net Price
$26,932

8. University of Notre Dame

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#15 in the World
Acceptance Rate
19%
Average SAT
1475
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$29,981

9. Yale University

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#16 in the World
Acceptance Rate
7%
Average SAT
1520
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$17,511

10. Stanford University

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#22 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Average SAT
1495
Average ACT
33
Net Price
$20,023

11. Boston University

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#23 in the World
Acceptance Rate
20%
Average SAT
1405
Average ACT
32
Net Price
$29,154

12. Emory University

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#24 in the World
Acceptance Rate
19%
Average SAT
1455
Average ACT
33
Net Price
$25,672

13. University of Washington - Seattle

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#26 in the World
Acceptance Rate
56%
Average SAT
1327
Average ACT
30
Receiving Aid
56%

14. Columbia University

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#27 in the World
Acceptance Rate
7%
Average SAT
1515
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$22,126

15. Princeton University

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#29 in the World
Acceptance Rate
6%
Average SAT
1510
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$18,685

16. Indiana University - Bloomington

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#36 in the World
Acceptance Rate
80%
Average SAT
1235
Average ACT
28
Receiving Aid
80%

17. University of Pennsylvania

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#37 in the World
Acceptance Rate
9%
Average SAT
1515
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$24,167

18. Washington University in St Louis

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#38 in the World
Acceptance Rate
16%
Average SAT
1520
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$27,233

19. University of California - Los Angeles

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#39 in the World
Acceptance Rate
14%
Receiving Aid
73%
Average Aid
$15,461
Enrollment
44,589

20. University of Wisconsin - Madison

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#40 in the World
Acceptance Rate
57%
Average SAT
1360
Average ACT
30
Receiving Aid
58%

21. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#43 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Average SAT
1385
Average ACT
31
Receiving Aid
64%

22. Northwestern University

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#44 in the World
Acceptance Rate
9%
Average SAT
1490
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$28,344

23. Loyola Marymount University

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#48 in the World
Acceptance Rate
50%
Average SAT
1300
Average ACT
29
Net Price
$48,758

24. University of Texas at Austin

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#49 in the World
Acceptance Rate
32%
Average SAT
1340
Average ACT
30
Receiving Aid
66%

25. Baylor University

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#50 in the World
Acceptance Rate
68%
Net Price
$40,133
Receiving Aid
95%
Average Aid
$25,122

26. University of Colorado Boulder

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#52 in the World
Acceptance Rate
84%
Average SAT
1240
Average ACT
28
Receiving Aid
67%

27. University of Connecticut

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#53 in the World
Acceptance Rate
56%
Average SAT
1280
Average ACT
30
Receiving Aid
77%

28. University of California - Santa Barbara

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#55 in the World
Acceptance Rate
37%
Average SAT
1345
Average ACT
31
Receiving Aid
60%

29. University of Virginia

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#61 in the World
Acceptance Rate
23%
Average SAT
1415
Average ACT
32
Receiving Aid
60%

30. University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#62 in the World
Acceptance Rate
70%
Average SAT
1350
Average ACT
28
Receiving Aid
80%

31. Brown University

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#63 in the World
Acceptance Rate
8%
Average SAT
1500
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$27,659

32. Ohio State University

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#64 in the World
Acceptance Rate
68%
Average SAT
1320
Average ACT
29
Receiving Aid
84%

33. Catholic University of America

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#67 in the World
Acceptance Rate
82%
Net Price
$36,228
Receiving Aid
98%
Average Aid
$29,725

34. Loyola University Chicago

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#69 in the World
Acceptance Rate
71%
Average SAT
1230
Average ACT
28
Net Price
$37,731

35. Tufts University

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#71 in the World
Acceptance Rate
16%
Average SAT
1455
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$32,720

36. University of California-San Diego

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#74 in the World
Acceptance Rate
37%
Average SAT
1375
Average ACT
31
Receiving Aid
60%

37. Florida State University

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#76 in the World
Acceptance Rate
32%
Average SAT
1285
Average ACT
29
Receiving Aid
96%

38. Cornell University

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#77 in the World
Acceptance Rate
11%
Average SAT
1470
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$27,522

39. Rutgers University - New Brunswick

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#78 in the World
Acceptance Rate
67%
Average SAT
1295
Average ACT
29
Receiving Aid
66%

40. Vanderbilt University

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#81 in the World
Acceptance Rate
12%
Average SAT
1520
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$25,804

41. Syracuse University

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#82 in the World
Acceptance Rate
69%
Net Price
$47,177
Receiving Aid
88%
Average Aid
$25,864

42. University of Maryland - College Park

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#83 in the World
Acceptance Rate
51%
Average SAT
1375
Average ACT
32
Receiving Aid
67%

43. University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#84 in the World
Acceptance Rate
63%
Average SAT
1330
Average ACT
30
Receiving Aid
70%

44. Georgetown University

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#86 in the World
Acceptance Rate
17%
Average SAT
1465
Average ACT
33
Net Price
$30,710

45. Boston College

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#88 in the World
Acceptance Rate
26%
Average SAT
1415
Average ACT
33
Net Price
$30,192

46. Michigan State University

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#95 in the World
Acceptance Rate
76%
Average SAT
1200
Average ACT
26
Receiving Aid
71%

47. Rice University

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#98 in the World
Acceptance Rate
11%
Average SAT
1515
Average ACT
35
Net Price
$19,215

48. Brigham Young University - Provo

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#100 in the World
Acceptance Rate
69%
Average SAT
1305
Average ACT
29
Net Price
$13,150

49. Johns Hopkins University

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#102 in the World
Acceptance Rate
11%
Average SAT
1515
Average ACT
35
Net Price
$25,241

50. Texas A&M University - College Station

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#103 in the World
Acceptance Rate
63%
Average SAT
1270
Average ACT
29
Receiving Aid
81%

51. Marquette University

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#104 in the World
Acceptance Rate
82%
Average SAT
1250
Average ACT
28
Net Price
$34,732

52. Fordham University

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#106 in the World
Acceptance Rate
53%
Average SAT
1320
Average ACT
30
Net Price
$41,569

53. DePaul University

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#107 in the World
Acceptance Rate
70%
Net Price
$33,319
Receiving Aid
98%
Average Aid
$24,589

54. University of Florida

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#108 in the World
Acceptance Rate
31%
Average SAT
1375
Average ACT
31
Receiving Aid
91%

55. University of Pittsburgh

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#109 in the World
Acceptance Rate
64%
Average SAT
1332
Average ACT
30
Receiving Aid
78%

56. Regent University

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#110 in the World
Acceptance Rate
50%
Average SAT
1080
Average ACT
25
Net Price
$14,785

57. Arizona State University - Tempe

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#112 in the World
Acceptance Rate
88%
Average SAT
1210
Average ACT
25
Receiving Aid
94%

58. Purdue University

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#113 in the World
Acceptance Rate
67%
Average SAT
1295
Average ACT
29
Receiving Aid
61%

59. Princeton Theological Seminary

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#114 in the World
Enrollment
350
Male:Female
50:50

60. St John's University - New York

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#117 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Average SAT
1190
Average ACT
26
Net Price
$26,771

61. University of Arizona

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#118 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Average SAT
1220
Average ACT
25
Receiving Aid
95%

62. University of Iowa

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#120 in the World
Acceptance Rate
84%
Average SAT
1210
Average ACT
26
Receiving Aid
87%

63. Bowling Green State University

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#123 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Average SAT
1115
Average ACT
23
Receiving Aid
95%

64. Southern Illinois University - Carbondale

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#129 in the World
Acceptance Rate
92%
Average SAT
1055
Average ACT
24
Receiving Aid
97%

65. San Diego State University

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#130 in the World
Acceptance Rate
37%
Average SAT
1195
Average ACT
26
Receiving Aid
61%

66. University of Utah

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#131 in the World
Acceptance Rate
79%
Average SAT
1240
Average ACT
26
Receiving Aid
87%

67. Fuller Theological Seminary

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#134 in the World
Enrollment
2,277
Male:Female
53:47

68. Saint Louis University

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#138 in the World
Acceptance Rate
56%
Average SAT
1265
Average ACT
28
Net Price
$27,872

69. Southern Methodist University

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#139 in the World
Acceptance Rate
53%
Average SAT
1350
Average ACT
31
Net Price
$41,444

70. University of Georgia

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#143 in the World
Acceptance Rate
48%
Average SAT
1355
Average ACT
31
Receiving Aid
92%

71. University of Southern California

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#145 in the World
Acceptance Rate
16%
Average SAT
1435
Average ACT
32
Net Price
$39,759

72. University of South Carolina - Columbia

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#150 in the World
Acceptance Rate
68%
Average SAT
1240
Average ACT
28
Receiving Aid
94%

73. Temple University

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#154 in the World
Acceptance Rate
71%
Receiving Aid
91%
Average Aid
$11,161
Enrollment
37,236

74. Wesleyan University

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#156 in the World
Acceptance Rate
21%
Net Price
$22,845
Receiving Aid
48%
Average Aid
$52,848

75. Villanova University

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#157 in the World
Acceptance Rate
31%
Average SAT
1390
Average ACT
32
Net Price
$38,303

76. College of William and Mary

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#158 in the World
Acceptance Rate
42%
Average SAT
1395
Average ACT
32
Receiving Aid
54%

77. George Washington University

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#160 in the World
Acceptance Rate
43%
Average SAT
1360
Average ACT
32
Net Price
$40,308

78. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#161 in the World
Acceptance Rate
7%
Average SAT
1545
Average ACT
35
Net Price
$19,998

79. University of California - Davis

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#163 in the World
Acceptance Rate
46%
Average SAT
1280
Average ACT
29
Receiving Aid
74%

80. University of Richmond

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#164 in the World
Acceptance Rate
31%
Average SAT
1370
Average ACT
32
Net Price
$25,700

81. Wheaton College - Illinois

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#165 in the World
Acceptance Rate
87%
Average SAT
1330
Average ACT
29
Net Price
$27,474

82. Brandeis University

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#166 in the World
Acceptance Rate
33%
Average SAT
1415
Average ACT
32
Net Price
$41,222

83. University of Miami

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#167 in the World
Acceptance Rate
33%
Average SAT
1335
Average ACT
30
Net Price
$31,726

84. Portland State University

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#169 in the World
Acceptance Rate
95%
Average SAT
1095
Average ACT
21
Receiving Aid
84%

85. University of Tennessee - Knoxville

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#170 in the World
Acceptance Rate
78%
Average SAT
1222
Average ACT
28
Receiving Aid
91%

86. University of Rochester

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#172 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Average SAT
1420
Average ACT
32
Net Price
$36,254

87. University of New Mexico

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#174 in the World
Acceptance Rate
96%
Average SAT
1140
Average ACT
21
Receiving Aid
96%

88. Dartmouth College

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#176 in the World
Acceptance Rate
9%
Average SAT
1500
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$24,525

89. University of Kansas

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#178 in the World
Acceptance Rate
91%
Average SAT
1195
Average ACT
26
Receiving Aid
85%

90. Pepperdine University

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#179 in the World
Acceptance Rate
42%
Average SAT
1305
Average ACT
29
Net Price
$46,550

91. University of Denver

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#181 in the World
Acceptance Rate
61%
Average SAT
1265
Average ACT
29
Net Price
$38,322

92. Santa Clara University

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#184 in the World
Acceptance Rate
51%
Average SAT
1360
Average ACT
30
Net Price
$48,284

93. University of Dayton

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#186 in the World
Acceptance Rate
81%
Average SAT
1190
Average ACT
26
Net Price
$32,768

94. University of South Florida

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#193 in the World
Acceptance Rate
49%
Average SAT
1240
Average ACT
28
Receiving Aid
92%

95. Biola University

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#194 in the World
Acceptance Rate
64%
Average SAT
1180
Average ACT
26
Net Price
$34,713

96. University of Missouri - Columbia

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#198 in the World
Acceptance Rate
82%
Average SAT
1215
Average ACT
26
Receiving Aid
93%

97. Butler University

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#202 in the World
Acceptance Rate
76%
Average SAT
1235
Average ACT
28
Net Price
$42,627

98. Bethel University - Minnesota

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#203 in the World
Acceptance Rate
87%
Average SAT
1189
Average ACT
25
Net Price
$29,107

99. University of Nebraska - Lincoln

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#204 in the World
Acceptance Rate
78%
Average SAT
1215
Average ACT
25
Receiving Aid
93%

100. University of Massachusetts - Amherst

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#205 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Average SAT
1295
Average ACT
30
Receiving Aid
90%

The best cities to study Theology / Divinity / Religious studies in the United States based on the number of universities and their ranks are Cambridge, New York, Ann Arbor, and Chicago.