UCR Ranked Among Nation’s Best in Anthropology

College Factual, an online platform that publishes higher education data analytics, rated UCR No. 8 in the U.S. among anthropology degree programs as part of its 2018 rankings. UCR moved up 23 spots compared to the previous year. In addition to being 8th nationally, UCR’s anthropology program was the third-ranked program in California, behind just UCLA and Stanford.

To create the degree program rankings, College Factual relies on data published by Pay Scale to compare early-career and mid-career salaries of program alumni to national averages of all graduates in their fields. By comparing salary outcomes, the rankings seek to measure how well degree programs prepare students for the workforce.

UCR was ranked 187th in the overall national university rankings and was noted for efforts to help veteran and active-duty students and their families succeed in college.

Top Ten Anthropology Programs

1. Harvard University

2. Washington University in St. Louis

3. Columbia University

4. University of Michigan


6. Stanford University

7. University of Chicago

8. UC Riverside

9. UC Berkeley

10. UC Santa Cruz

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Nigerian Student Association takes first place

UCR’s Nigerian Student Association Dance team

As a part of Black History Month, the African Dance Showcase was held on February 17th. There were 14 final dance teams, including UCR’s Nigerian Student Association Dance team. The event was held at the California African American Museum and was hosted by African Dance Competition La. The winning group would receive a $5000 cash prize and would be able to participate in a ADCLA dance class.

The Nigerian Student Association Dance Team at UCR is a team that embraces the Nigerian culture through dancing and active involvement on the UCR campus and beyond. They are dedicated to illustrate the different cultures in Nigeria through diverse styles of Nigerian dancing. While participating in the African Dance Showcase the Nigerian Student Association Dance Team took first place in the Afro-Fusion Category

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