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To help prospective History grad students better evaluate their options for continuing education, compiled and analyzed over 40,000 ratings posted on the site by students attending more than 1,200 different graduate programs nationwide.

As a follow up to its recently published Fall 2013 Top History Grad Programs, is pleased to release its “Dean’s List” of top History grad programs in the areas of career support, faculty accessibility & support, financial aid and quality of network as defined below:

Career Support: Quality of career planning resources and support received both during graduate school studies and after.

Faculty Accessibility & Support: Faculty responsiveness and support outside of the classroom.
Financial Aid: If you received Financial Aid from your school, how pleased are you with your package (grants, scholarships, etc.) and the application process?

Quality of Network: Does your program provide you strong peer, faculty and alumni networking connections and opportunities?

The ensuing rankings were compiled from student ratings and reviews posted on from Sept. 1, 2012 through Sept. 30, 2013 using a 10 star system (with 1 being the worst and 10 being the best).

The top History programs in the country for career support, faculty accessibility & support, financial aid and quality of network are:

Top History Grad Programs for Career Support:
1    Harvard University
2    The University of Texas at Dallas
3    American University
4    University of Louisville
5    University of Georgia
6    Yeshiva University
7    Stanford University
8    Georgetown University
9    CUNY Lehman College
10    Niagara University

Top History Grad Programs for Faculty Accessibility & Support:
1    Harvard University
2    University of Maryland, College Park
3    Brown University
4    Utah State University
5    American University
6    University of Louisville
7    New York University
8    University of Georgia
9    University of Colorado at Boulder
10    Providence College

Top History Grad Programs for Financial Aid:
1    Harvard University
2    Stanford University
3    Princeton University
4    University of Missouri-St. Louis
5    The Ohio State University
6    Brown University
7    Yale University
8    The University of Texas at Dallas
9    CUNY Lehman College
10    Northwestern University

Top History Grad Programs for Quality of Network:
1    Harvard University
2    American University
3    University of Louisville
4    Brown University
5    University of Colorado at Boulder
6    Stanford University
7    Georgetown University
8    Boston University
9    The University of Texas at Austin
10    Yale University

In addition to rating their respective programs, students often share personal insights as well. One Brown University Class of 2019 History Grad student commented, “The students aren't competitive, but their success encourages others to strive to do better. The faculty is very accessible and the education quality is excellent.”

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, 2013. 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.

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