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The Five Most Popular Majors at Stanford

They say that those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it. If so, look out for reruns. History, the most popular major on campus in the 1950s and '60s, has dropped out of the top five (along with poli sci). Only economics makes the list in each of the last five decades.

1955
1. History
2. Economics
3. Psychology
4. Political Science
5. Bio Sciences

1965
1. History
2. Political Science
3. English
4. Psychology
5. Economics

1975
1. Psychology
2. Bio Sciences
3. Economics
4. History
5. English

1985
1. Economics
2. Human Biology
3. Bio Sciences
4. Electrical Engr
5. English

1995
1. Bio Sciences
2. Human Biology
3. Economics
4. Psychology
5. English

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