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2023 Best Colleges for Advertising

There are about 8,967 students enrolled in Advertising in the USA.

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popularity

Average

Compared to national avg.

Diplomas received last year

4,750

Vs. National Avg.

-70%

popularity Rank

#152

cost

Somewhat Affordable

Compared to national avg.

Median degree cost

$26K

Vs. National Avg.

5%

cost Rank

#239

salary

Average

Compared to national avg.

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

$43K

Vs. National Avg.

6%

salary Rank

#183

professors

Average

Compared to national avg.

Professor Rating

C+

Vs. National Avg.

7%

professors Rank

#166

students

Average

Compared to national avg.

Diversity Rating

B-

Vs. National Avg.

2%

students Rank

#195

SUMMARY

Majoring in Advertising is a valuable choice and commonly a mandatory first step for scholars seeking to pursue a career as an advertising account executive, an advertisement and sales consultant, or a digital advertising specialist. Interestingly, advertising is somewhat popular ranking as the 85th most popular degree. Last year alone, there were 4,801 advertising graduates. In-state tuition for advertising at private schools is, on average, 3.3 times more pricey than their public counterparts.

With only 100 universities having programs for advertising you could have a more finite list of the institutions which will have a degree program for you. If you're hoping to surround yourself with other advertising undergrads, consider looking at institutions in Michigan which have the most undergrads admitted to advertising annually. More generally, the top region to pursue advertising is in the Great Lakes region with University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Grand Valley State University, and Michigan State University best representing the region. Interestingly, our selection for the best conference to study advertising is the Big Ten Conference with University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign representing the conference. Based on our list on the best colleges, our belief is that the best college for advertising is University of Miami.

The objectively 'best' school might not actually be the best school for every student. There might be a bunch more factors to weigh when deciding on school. External stuff like campus amenities, transportation services, and food could definitely modify your feelings on which university to attend. Here at authority.org, we've weighed the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you want to know which advertising college boasts the best campus, the winner is Michigan State University. If you are very interested in which college is home to the finest campus, then we have an entire list dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through government databases, student reviews, professor reviews, and more in order to compare all U.S. majors in an unbiased and informative way. Here you can find our well researched list for the colleges with the best student life&nbspand, from that list, our choice for the college with the best student life for advertising is University of Florida. Curious why? Keep scrolling to learn more about our top choices. Some of our conclusions will probably surprise you.

If expense is a major factor in your decisions, you might be cautious about Pepperdine University. Pepperdine University&nbspis our most expensive college for advertising, at least for out of state enrollment. That being said, we have an entire page for the most expensive&nbspcolleges that might put the price tag at Pepperdine University&nbspinto perspective. For more context, you could care to know that advertising is the 222nd most expensive major in the United States, with an average bill of $29,100. On a broader scale, the most costly state for advertising in the nation is Wisconsin demonstrated by a tuition of $43,350 at the main school in the state Marquette University. To zoom out even further, the most costly region for advertising is the Far West region which is best demonstrated with Pepperdine University with a cost of $55,640, University of San Francisco with a cost of $49,740, and University of Oregon with a cost of $34,335.

Our cheapest region for advertising is the Rocky Mountains region which is represented by University of Idaho with a cost of $25,418 and Brigham Young University-Provo with a cost of $5,790. In better news, the most affordable university for advertising is Brigham Young University-Provo. Our entire list of the most affordable universities can be explored here.

In-state learners can expect to pay in the neighborhood of $10,600 for a degree in advertising. That cost grows substantially to a median of $23,500 for an out-of-state public-school student. On that note, our selection for the university representing the best value for advertising: Southern Methodist University. Here you can find our comprehensive list on the schools we believe to be the best value&nbspin general. Bear in mind, this section is predicated on out-of-state tuition costs. A discussion of value changes when in-state tuition costs are considered, but we do not know in which states any one student has residency.

Earnings for advertising majors differ a lot, but two years after finishing the degree graduates will typically make around $52,000. There is much variation in salary; highest paid earners can experience pay up to $102,000. Even straight out of college, the lowest earning opportunities within the advertising field earn $26,100, which could be worse. The highest earning graduates for advertising attended Marquette University&nbspand if you are looking for colleges with all of the highest earning graduates, we have that too.

The prevailing diversity of advertising ranks subpar, being in the 49th percentile of all majors. The university with the highest composite diversity for advertising is University of Miami&nbspand here you can find our general list for the universities which have the most diversity. The financial diversity of the Advertising major only ranks in the 66th percentile of all majors. Racial diversity is even less in the 46th percentile. White collegians make up the largest share, 63%, of those studying advertising. Additionally, 68% of undergrads pursuing an advertising degree are women.

The median ranking of advertising's professors is 4.1 stars, a ranking which is 2% greater than the average across all majors; this is a good ranking. If you want the most popular advertising professor in the country, look no further than Maureen Neuringer at CUNY New York City College of Technology. It might be surprising, but the best ranked advertising professors from student rankings come from Temple University. As we consider data other than simply rankings we find that the university possessing comprehensively the best instructors for advertising is University of Miami. One will find more detail on our evolving ranking methodology for the best overall professors here, as well as some of the finest instructors nationwide.

Finally, the hardest university to get into for advertising is University of Miami. While we are unsure why you would be interested, we do have a general page of the hardest colleges to get into. That being said, here at Authority we hope you understand that considering higher education through a lens only shaped by superlatives can cause problems. We hope you explore our other pages on individual universities and explore a couple of our helpful background pages on useful things to think about as you continue your college search.

Top 25 Best Colleges for Advertising

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A+

Rating

#1 2023 Best Colleges for Advertising

Boston University

Boston, MA | www.bu.edu/

20%

Acceptance

42,047

Students

#35

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#2 2023 Best Colleges for Advertising

The University of Texas at Austin

Austin, TX | https://www.utexas.edu/

32%

Acceptance

54,243

Students

#81

Ranking

$40K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#3 2023 Best Colleges for Advertising

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL | www.ufl.edu/

31%

Acceptance

58,857

Students

#76

Ranking

$29K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#4 2023 Best Colleges for Advertising

University of Georgia

Athens, GA | www.uga.edu/

48%

Acceptance

42,941

Students

#120

Ranking

$31K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#5 2023 Best Colleges for Advertising

University of Miami

Coral Gables, FL | www.miami.edu/

33%

Acceptance

19,971

Students

#73

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#6 2023 Best Colleges for Advertising

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Champaign, IL | www.illinois.edu/

63%

Acceptance

57,324

Students

#125

Ranking

$33K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#7 2023 Best Colleges for Advertising

Southern Methodist University

Dallas, TX | https://www.smu.edu/

53%

Acceptance

12,963

Students

#100

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A

Rating

#8 2023 Best Colleges for Advertising

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI | https://www.msu.edu/

76%

Acceptance

55,406

Students

#178

Ranking

$40K

Tuition

A

Rating

#9 2023 Best Colleges for Advertising

Brigham Young University

Provo, UT | www.byu.edu/

69%

Acceptance

39,086

Students

#198

Ranking

$6K

Tuition

A

Rating

#10 2023 Best Colleges for Advertising

University of Central Florida

Orlando, FL | www.ucf.edu/

45%

Acceptance

81,082

Students

#200

Ranking

$22K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#11 2023 Best Colleges for Advertising

Pepperdine University

Malibu, CA | www.pepperdine.edu/

42%

Acceptance

10,579

Students

#109

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

A

Rating

#12 2023 Best Colleges for Advertising

Iowa State University

Ames, IA | www.iastate.edu/

88%

Acceptance

35,319

Students

#375

Ranking

$25K

Tuition

A

Rating

#13 2023 Best Colleges for Advertising

University of South Carolina-Columbia

Columbia, SC | www.sc.edu/

68%

Acceptance

38,526

Students

#258

Ranking

$34K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#14 2023 Best Colleges for Advertising

University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus

Norman, OK | www.ou.edu/

83%

Acceptance

31,445

Students

#440

Ranking

$27K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#15 2023 Best Colleges for Advertising

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Lincoln, NE | www.unl.edu/

78%

Acceptance

32,498

Students

#399

Ranking

$27K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#16 2023 Best Colleges for Advertising

The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL | www.ua.edu/

80%

Acceptance

42,096

Students

#403

Ranking

$31K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#17 2023 Best Colleges for Advertising

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX | www.ttu.edu/

70%

Acceptance

41,909

Students

#406

Ranking

$24K

Tuition

A

Rating

#18 2023 Best Colleges for Advertising

Harding University

Searcy, AR | www.harding.edu/

55%

Acceptance

5,204

Students

#297

Ranking

$22K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#19 2023 Best Colleges for Advertising

Washington State University

Pullman, WA | wsu.edu/

80%

Acceptance

35,394

Students

#513

Ranking

$27K

Tuition

A

Rating

#20 2023 Best Colleges for Advertising

Drake University

Des Moines, IA | www.drake.edu/

68%

Acceptance

5,504

Students

#250

Ranking

$44K

Tuition

A

Rating

#21 2023 Best Colleges for Advertising

Temple University

Philadelphia, PA | www.temple.edu/

71%

Acceptance

42,075

Students

#303

Ranking

$30K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#22 2023 Best Colleges for Advertising

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY | https://www.syracuse.edu/

69%

Acceptance

38,868

Students

#140

Ranking

$56K

Tuition

A

Rating

#23 2023 Best Colleges for Advertising

University of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA | https://www.usfca.edu/

70%

Acceptance

12,171

Students

#191

Ranking

$52K

Tuition

A

Rating

#24 2023 Best Colleges for Advertising

University of Houston

Houston, TX | www.uh.edu/

63%

Acceptance

51,217

Students

#330

Ranking

$22K

Tuition

A

Rating

#25 2023 Best Colleges for Advertising

Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI | www.marquette.edu/

82%

Acceptance

12,601

Students

#177

Ranking

$46K

Tuition

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