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History Programs Ranked in 2013


Princeton University

Princeton, NJ


University of California--Berkeley

Berkeley, CA


Yale University

New Haven, CT


Harvard University

Cambridge, MA


Stanford University

Stanford, CA


University of Chicago

Chicago, IL


Columbia University

New York, NY


University of Michigan--Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI


University of California--Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA


University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA


Cornell University

Ithaca, NY


Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD


University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC


Duke University

Durham, NC


Northwestern University

Evanston, IL


University of Wisconsin--Madison

Madison, WI


University of Texas--Austin

Austin, TX


Brown University

Providence, RI


New York University

New York, NY


Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey--New Brunswick

New Brunswick, NJ


University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign

Urbana, IL


University of Virginia (Corcoran)

Charlottesville, VA


Indiana University--Bloomington

Bloomington, IN


Ohio State University

Columbus, OH


University of Minnesota--Twin Cities

Minneapolis, MN