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2022 Best Colleges for American Studies

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1,207

Graduates Per Year

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$47K

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#196

Most Popular Major

Popularity

Average Popularity

1,207

80% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

204

6% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

195

Physiological Psychology

1,211

196

American Studies

1,207

197

Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

1,205

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TOP

5

Cost

Very Expensive

$54,958

72% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

4

Econometrics and Quantitative Economics

$55,040

5

American Studies

$54,958

6

Medieval and Renaissance Studies

$54,910

Salary

Low Salary

$31,970

17% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

262

Near and Middle Eastern Studies

$31,970

263

American Studies

$31,970

264

French Studies

$31,970

Professors

Very Bad

3.8/5

5% NATIONAL AVG

Median Student Rating

Highest Student Rated Professors

284

Painting

285

American Studies

286

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Students

Diverse

4.1/5

12.63% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

111

Astrophysics

112

American Studies

113

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SUMMARY

Studying American Studies is a valuable choice and commonly a requisite first step for undergrads seeking to pursue a career as an american linguistics professor, a writer, or an archivist. In fact, american studies is an uncommon major coming in at the 196th most popular area of study. Last year alone, there were 1,207 american studies graduates. In-state tuition for american studies at private schools is, on average, 4.4 times more spendy than their public peers.

There are 204 schools that offer american studies. This number of universities is on par with other programs offered in the United States. If you're hoping to immerse yourself with other american studies undergraduates, consider looking at colleges in California which have the most students admitted to american studies annually. More generally, the top region to major in american studies is in the New England region with Wesleyan University, Yale University, and Tufts University best representing the region. Interestingly, our selection for the best conference to study american studies is the New England Small College Athletic Conference with Wesleyan University, Colby College, and Tufts University representing the conference. That said, our selection for the best school for american studies is Stanford University, and here you can find our comprehensive list for the best colleges.

The overall 'best' school does not mean it is the best school for every student. There might be lots of factors to consider when selecting school. External stuff like campus amenities, transportation services, and food might affect one's feelings of which university to attend. At authority.org, we have evaluated the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you are interested in which american studies school has the top campus, the answer is New York University. If you are mostly interested in which university boasts the top campus, we have an entire list dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through government databases, professor reviews, student reviews, and more in order to evaluate every U.S. major in an unbiased and informative way. Here you can find our comprehensive list for the schools with the best student life and our selection of the university with the best student life for american studies is Cornell University. Curious why? Continue scrolling to learn more about Authority's top selections. Some of our decisions will probably surprise you.

If price is a major factor in your decisions, you might be cautious about Columbia University in the City of New York. Columbia University in the City of New York appears to be our most expensive college for american studies, at least for out of state attendance. We do have an entire page for the most expensive universities that might put the cost of Columbia University in the City of New York into perspective. For more context, you might care to know that american studies is the 5th most expensive major in the nation, with an average expense of $55,000. To zoom out a little, the most expensive state for american studies in the country is Rhode Island demonstrated by a tuition of $57,112 at the main school in Rhode Island Brown University. To zoom out even further, the most expensive region for american studies is the New England region which is best demonstrated with Amherst College with a cost of $57,640, Tufts University with a cost of $57,324, and Brown University with a cost of $57,112.

Our cheapest region for american studies is the Rocky Mountains region which is represented by Brigham Young University-Provo with a cost of $5,790 and University of Wyoming with a cost of $13,392. On the bright side, the most affordable college for american studies is California State University-Fullerton. Authority.org's full list of the most affordable colleges can be explored here.

In-state students can expect to pay about $11,800 for a degree in american studies. That cost increases intensely to an average of $30,700 for the out-of-state public-school undergrad. On that note, our choice for the school with the best value for american studies: Stanford University. On this page you can find our comprehensive list about the colleges we believe to be the best value overall. That being said, this discussion is predicated on being an out-of-state student. A discussion of value changes when in-state tuition is considered, but as we do not know what state(s) you might qualify for in-state tuition, we are approaching this discussion through out-of-state tuition costs.

Earnings for american studies students differ widely, but two-years after leaving college graduates will typically earn around $47,200. While there is a lot of variation in earnings; top earners can bring in up to $81,000. Even straight out of college, the lowest end positions within the american studies space make $27,000, which isn't that bad. The top earning grads for american studies have come from Stanford University and if you are looking for colleges with all of the highest earning graduates, Authority has that too.

The general diversity of american studies sits solid, ranking within the 72nd percentile of majors nationally. The college with the highest composite diversity for american studies is New York University and here you can find our comprehensive list for the schools with the most diversity. The financial diversity of American Studies only is in the 24th percentile compared to all other majors. Racial diversity is actually above financial diversity, ranking in the 64th percentile. White collegians make up the largest share at 57% of scholars majoring in american studies. Additionally, 67% of students seeking an american studies degree are women.

The median score of american studies professors is 3.8 stars, a ranking that is 5% worse than the average score across every major; which is a subpar ranking. If you are searching for the most popular american studies instructor in the nation, take a look at Richard Carrico from San Diego State University. This might surprise you, but the top rated professors of american studies according to students come from San Diego State University. As we incorporate data beyond just rankings it becomes clear that the college with comprehensively the best professors for american studies is Stanford University. You can find more detail on our evolving ranking methodology of the best overall professors here, as well as many of the top examples of professors in the U.S.

Finally, the most difficult school to get into for american studies is Stanford University. While we do not necessarily see the value in it, we have a general page for the hardest colleges to get into. That being said, we hope you understand that approaching college with a perspective mainly derived from superlatives could cause problems. We encourage you to explore our other pages on different topics and peruse some of Authority's background pages on beneficial things to look for as your school search develops.

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Yale University

#1 Best Colleges for American Studies

Yale University is a large private university located in New Haven, CT ranked 4th in the United States. It has a total of 6,748 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting 6.08% of applicants. Yale University offers 297 different majors and is best known for its American Studies, Religious Studies, and History programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $55,500 per year, Yale University is very pricey. 89.63% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to generate about $83,200 per year, which is 100% greater than the national median.

New Haven, CT

https://www.yale.edu

A+

Rating

6%

Acceptance

14,389

Students

#4

Ranking

$55,500

Tuition

Wesleyan University

#2 Best Colleges for American Studies

Wesleyan University is a small private liberal arts college located in Middletown, CT ranked 48th in America. It has a total of 3,261 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, with a 16.48% acceptance rate. Wesleyan University offers 85 different majors and is best known for its Italian Studies, American Studies, and Physiological Psychology programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $56,704 per year, Wesleyan University is exceptionally expensive. 89.47% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, entering the workforce. Open graduating, alumni go on to take home close to $54,700 per year, which is 32% above the national median.

Middletown, CT

www.wesleyan.edu

A+

Rating

16%

Acceptance

3,524

Students

#48

Ranking

$56,704

Tuition

University of California-Berkeley

#3 Best Colleges for American Studies

University of California-Berkeley is a very large public university located in Berkeley, CA ranked 68th in the United States. It has a total of 32,700 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 16.25% of applicants. University of California-Berkeley offers 315 different majors and is best known for its Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Natural Resources and Conservation, and Environmental Studies programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $11,442 for students from California and $41,196 for those from out-of-state, University of California-Berkeley is rather costly. 58.68% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, entering the workforce. After finishing college, alumni go on to take home roughly $64,700 per year, which is 56% above the national median.

Berkeley, CA

www.berkeley.edu

A+

Rating

16%

Acceptance

45,183

Students

#68

Ranking

$41,196

Tuition

Brown University

#4 Best Colleges for American Studies

Brown University is a large private university located in Providence, RI ranked 12th in the US. It has a total of 7,428 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting 7.07% of applicants. Brown University offers 265 different majors and is best known for its Entrepreneurship, African Studies, and Latin American and Caribbean Studies programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $57,112 per year, Brown University is very high-priced. 87.69% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, joining the labor force. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn about $67,500 per year, which is 63% greater than the national median.

Providence, RI

www.brown.edu

A+

Rating

7%

Acceptance

10,760

Students

#12

Ranking

$57,112

Tuition

Columbia University in the City of New York

#5 Best Colleges for American Studies

Columbia University in the City of New York is a very large private university located in New York, NY ranked 9th in the United States. It has a total of 8,628 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, with a 5.45% acceptance rate. Columbia University in the City of New York offers 467 different majors and is best known for its Sustainability Studies, Art History, and Slavic, Baltic and Albanian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $58,920 per year, Columbia University in the City of New York is exceptionally high-priced. 78.72% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to bring home around $83,300 per year, which is 101% greater than the national median.

New York, NY

www.columbia.edu

A+

Rating

5%

Acceptance

33,301

Students

#9

Ranking

$58,920

Tuition

Barnard College

#6 Best Colleges for American Studies

Barnard College is a small private liberal arts college located in New York, NY ranked 31st in the US. It has a total of 2,723 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, with a 11.77% acceptance rate. Barnard College offers 69 different majors and is best known for its Urban Studies, Asian Studies, and American Studies programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 6th respectively). With an annual tuition of $55,781 per year, Barnard College is very costly. 90.3% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to draw around $57,900 per year, which is 39% above the national median.

New York, NY

www.barnard.edu

A+

Rating

12%

Acceptance

2,723

Students

#31

Ranking

$55,781

Tuition

Colby College

#7 Best Colleges for American Studies

Colby College is a small private liberal arts college located in Waterville, ME ranked 32nd in the United States. It has a total of 2,150 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, with a 9.67% acceptance rate. Colby College offers 45 different majors and is best known for its Latin American Studies, Global Studies, and Physiological Psychology programs (nationally ranked 4th, 5th, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $54,870 per year, Colby College is exceptionally expensive. 89.63% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, joining the labor market. Open graduating, alumni go on to bring home about $58,100 per year, which is 40% above the national median.

Waterville, ME

www.colby.edu

A+

Rating

10%

Acceptance

2,150

Students

#32

Ranking

$54,870

Tuition

Trinity College

#8 Best Colleges for American Studies

Trinity College is a small private liberal arts college located in Hartford, CT ranked 72nd in the nation. It has a total of 2,320 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, with a 33.49% acceptance rate. Trinity College offers 51 different majors and is best known for its Public Policy Analysis, American Studies, and Urban Studies programs (nationally ranked 6th, 8th, and 9th respectively). With an annual tuition of $56,380 per year, Trinity College is very high-priced. 81.81% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to make more or less $66,100 per year, which is 59% greater than the national median.

Hartford, CT

www.trincoll.edu

A+

Rating

33%

Acceptance

2,396

Students

#72

Ranking

$56,380

Tuition

University of Notre Dame

#9 Best Colleges for American Studies

University of Notre Dame is a large private university located in Notre Dame, IN ranked 16th in the United States. It has a total of 8,803 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, with a 15.83% acceptance rate. University of Notre Dame offers 173 different majors and is best known for its Pre-Medical Studies, Theological and Ministerial Studies, and Italian Language and Literature programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $55,046 per year, University of Notre Dame is exceptionally expensive. 94.34% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to earn around $78,400 per year, which is 89% greater than the national median.

Notre Dame, IN

www.nd.edu

A+

Rating

16%

Acceptance

13,221

Students

#16

Ranking

$55,046

Tuition

Georgetown University

#10 Best Colleges for American Studies

Georgetown University is a large private university located in Washington, DC ranked 13th in the United States. It has a total of 8,325 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 14.36% of applicants. Georgetown University offers 184 different majors and is best known for its Science, Technology and Society, International Economics, and Political Science and Government programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $55,440 per year, Georgetown University is very expensive. 87.04% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, entering the labor force. After college, alumni go on to take home roughly $93,500 per year, which is 125% above the national median.

Washington, DC

www.georgetown.edu

A+

Rating

14%

Acceptance

22,534

Students

#13

Ranking

$55,440

Tuition

Stanford University

#11 Best Colleges for American Studies

Stanford University is a large private university located in Stanford, CA ranked 2nd in the nation. It has a total of 8,290 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting 4.34% of applicants. Stanford University offers 227 different majors and is best known for its Human Biology, Industrial Management, and Earth Sciences programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $52,857 per year, Stanford University is exceptionally pricey. 89.2% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to make roughly $94,000 per year, which is 126% above the national median.

Stanford, CA

www.stanford.edu/

A+

Rating

4%

Acceptance

20,993

Students

#2

Ranking

$52,857

Tuition

California State University-Fullerton

#12 Best Colleges for American Studies

California State University-Fullerton is a very large public institution located in Fullerton, CA ranked 41st in California. It has a total of 40,350 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 52.69% of applicants. California State University-Fullerton offers 114 different majors and is best known for its Early Childhood Education and Teaching, Health and Fitness, and Human Services programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $5,742 for students from California and $17,622 for those from out-of-state, California State University-Fullerton is reasonably priced. 70.58% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to bring home roughly $47,200 per year, which is 14% greater than the national median.

Fullerton, CA

www.fullerton.edu

B+

Rating

53%

Acceptance

46,588

Students

#344

Ranking

$17,622

Tuition

Wellesley College

#13 Best Colleges for American Studies

Wellesley College is a small private liberal arts college located in Wellesley, MA ranked 43rd in the United States. It has a total of 2,784 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, with a 21.56% acceptance rate. Wellesley College offers 53 different majors and is best known for its French Language and Literature, Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, and Japanese Language and Literature programs, which are all nationally ranked 8th. With an annual tuition of $55,728 per year, Wellesley College is extremely expensive. 79.38% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to generate close to $60,800 per year, which is 46% greater than the national median.

Wellesley, MA

www.wellesley.edu

A+

Rating

22%

Acceptance

2,784

Students

#43

Ranking

$55,728

Tuition

Tufts University

#14 Best Colleges for American Studies

Tufts University is a large private university located in Medford, MA ranked 30th in the nation. It has a total of 6,134 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting just above one in seven applicants. Tufts University offers 220 different majors and is best known for its Biopsychology, Critical Theory and Analysis, and Child Development programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $57,324 per year, Tufts University is very pricey. 82.88% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn more or less $75,800 per year, which is 82% greater than the national median.

Medford, MA

https://www.tufts.edu

A+

Rating

15%

Acceptance

12,781

Students

#30

Ranking

$57,324

Tuition

Washington University in St Louis

#15 Best Colleges for American Studies

Washington University in St Louis is a large private university located in Saint Louis, MO ranked 15th in the nation. It has a total of 8,774 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 13.85% of applicants. Washington University in St Louis offers 291 different majors and is best known for its Anthropology, Design and Visual Communications, and Environmental Biology programs, which are all nationally ranked 2nd. With an annual tuition of $54,250 per year, Washington University in St Louis is exceptionally costly. 88.9% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to bring in approximately $70,100 per year, which is 69% greater than the national median.

Saint Louis, MO

www.wustl.edu

A+

Rating

14%

Acceptance

17,794

Students

#15

Ranking

$54,250

Tuition

New York University

#16 Best Colleges for American Studies

New York University is a very large private university located in New York, NY ranked 25th in America. It has a total of 29,902 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 16.2% of applicants. New York University offers 564 different majors and is best known for its Drama, Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, and Management Information Systems programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $50,684 per year, New York University is exceptionally expensive. 73.93% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to make roughly $61,900 per year, which is 49% over the national median.

New York, NY

www.nyu.edu

A+

Rating

16%

Acceptance

58,091

Students

#25

Ranking

$50,684

Tuition

Williams College

#17 Best Colleges for American Studies

Williams College is a small private liberal arts college located in Williamstown, MA ranked 26th in the United States. It has a total of 2,237 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 12.6% of applicants. Williams College offers 38 different majors and is best known for its Chinese Language and Literature, Near and Middle Eastern Studies, and Comparative Literature programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 4th, and 10th respectively). With an annual tuition of $56,970 per year, Williams College is very high-priced. 92.56% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to make roughly $59,000 per year, which is 42% greater than the national median.

Williamstown, MA

https://www.williams.edu

A+

Rating

13%

Acceptance

2,291

Students

#26

Ranking

$56,970

Tuition

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

#18 Best Colleges for American Studies

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor is a very large public university located in Ann Arbor, MI ranked 37th in the nation. It has a total of 31,206 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, accepting more or less 2 in 9 applicants. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor offers 433 different majors and is best known for its Experimental Psychology, Data Modeling and Database Administration, and German Language and Literature programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $15,230 for students from Michigan and $50,872 for those from out-of-state, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor is exceptionally pricey. 86.28% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to take home more or less $63,400 per year, which is 53% greater than the national median.

Ann Arbor, MI

https://umich.edu/

A+

Rating

23%

Acceptance

48,218

Students

#37

Ranking

$50,872

Tuition

University of Maryland-College Park

#19 Best Colleges for American Studies

University of Maryland-College Park is a very large public university located in College Park, MD ranked 100th in America. It has a total of 33,022 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 44.18% of applicants. University of Maryland-College Park offers 432 different majors and is best known for its Criminology, Preschool Education and Teaching, and Family and Community Services programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $8,824 for students from Maryland and $34,936 for those from out-of-state, University of Maryland-College Park is somewhat moderately pricey. 75.08% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, joining the labor market. After graduation, alumni go on to make around $62,900 per year, which is 51% greater than the national median.

College Park, MD

www.umd.edu

A

Rating

44%

Acceptance

44,486

Students

#100

Ranking

$34,936

Tuition

Cornell University

#20 Best Colleges for American Studies

Cornell University is a very large private university located in Ithaca, NY ranked 11th in America. It has a total of 15,464 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 10.85% of applicants. Cornell University offers 323 different majors and is best known for its Human Resources, Agricultural Business and Management, and Agriculture programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $56,550 per year, Cornell University is very high-priced. 89.35% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to take home roughly $77,200 per year, which is 86% above the national median.

Ithaca, NY

www.cornell.edu

A+

Rating

11%

Acceptance

24,189

Students

#11

Ranking

$56,550

Tuition

Smith College

#21 Best Colleges for American Studies

Smith College is a small private liberal arts college located in Northampton, MA ranked 74th in the nation. It has a total of 2,609 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting 32.46% of applicants. Smith College offers 59 different majors and is best known for its Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Italian Studies, and French Language and Literature programs (nationally ranked 1st, 3rd, and 14th respectively). With an annual tuition of $53,940 per year, Smith College is very expensive. 88.22% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, entering the labor force. After college, alumni go on to make roughly $46,200 per year, which is 11% over the national median.

Northampton, MA

www.smith.edu

A+

Rating

32%

Acceptance

3,263

Students

#74

Ranking

$53,940

Tuition

Carleton College

#22 Best Colleges for American Studies

Carleton College is a small private liberal arts college located in Northfield, MN ranked 38th in the US. It has a total of 2,129 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting a tad shy of 1/5th of applicants. Carleton College offers 35 different majors and is best known for its International Relations and Affairs, Religious Studies, and Fine Art programs (nationally ranked 11th, 14th, and 14th respectively). With an annual tuition of $56,778 per year, Carleton College is exceptionally expensive. 89.73% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to take in near $54,200 per year, which is 30% above the national median.

Northfield, MN

https://www.carleton.edu

A+

Rating

19%

Acceptance

2,129

Students

#38

Ranking

$56,778

Tuition

Middlebury College

#23 Best Colleges for American Studies

Middlebury College is a small private liberal arts college located in Middlebury, VT ranked 39th in the United States. It has a total of 3,931 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting practically 1 out of every 7 applicants. Middlebury College offers 65 different majors and is best known for its European Studies, Spanish Language and Literature, and Chinese Language and Literature programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $55,790 per year, Middlebury College is exceptionally pricey. 85.77% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to make close to $58,200 per year, which is 40% greater than the national median.

Middlebury, VT

www.middlebury.edu

A+

Rating

15%

Acceptance

4,751

Students

#39

Ranking

$55,790

Tuition

George Washington University

#24 Best Colleges for American Studies

George Washington University is a very large private university located in Washington, DC ranked 69th in the US. It has a total of 13,428 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 40.84% of applicants. George Washington University offers 462 different majors and is best known for its International Relations and Affairs, Computer and Information Systems Security, and Information Technology Administration and Management programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $56,845 per year, George Washington University is very expensive. 75.47% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, entering the labor market. After graduation, alumni go on to make approximately $69,600 per year, which is 68% above the national median.

Washington, DC

https://www.gwu.edu

A+

Rating

41%

Acceptance

31,641

Students

#69

Ranking

$56,845

Tuition

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

#25 Best Colleges for American Studies

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a very large public university located in Chapel Hill, NC ranked 64th in the nation. It has a total of 19,957 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, with a 22.63% acceptance rate. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill offers 232 different majors and is best known for its Health and Fitness, Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, and Environmental Science programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $7,019 for students from North Carolina and $34,198 for those from out-of-state, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is somewhat moderately costly. 84.25% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor market. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to bring home roughly $55,600 per year, which is 34% above the national median.

Chapel Hill, NC

www.unc.edu

A+

Rating

23%

Acceptance

32,346

Students

#64

Ranking

$34,198

Tuition