Re: Well Known Anthro Schools.

Scott D Frank (
18 Feb 1995 07:05:46 GMT

: >
: >I have this is the right b-board to post this question. I'm wondering
: >what famous anthropology universities are there in the U.S. both
: >undergrad and grad. Particularly, I'm interested in cultural
: >anthropology but any other types of anthropology is fine :)
: >Thanks!
: >
: >Conal Ho

Boy, that's a big questions. Lesse...the grad schools with the biggest
reps are probably (please feel free to add/change/correct, folks)
University of Chicago, Iniversity of Michigan, U. of Cal. Berkeley,
and Harvard. Both Emory University (Atlanta) and U. Cal Santa Cruz
have "up-and-coming" programs. Both are extremely good, however.

Who else? Lesse, my school (University of Massachusetts/Amherst) claims
to ahve the higest placement rate of outgoing PhDs.

The truth is, it all depends what you're looking for - each school
has a different world area speciality, political orientation, etc.
You don't have to know exactly what the topic of your M.A. thesis
is before you apply to grad school, but having a more focused idea
than "Cultural Anthrpology" is good.

Hm.....CMU, huh? Do you know my sister, Marcie Frank? ;)