Best Colleges for Applied Physics

683

Graduates Per Year

$73K

Average Salary

#249

Most Popular Major

Popularity

Somewhat Unpopular

683

89% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

117

39% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

248

Musical Theatre

698

249

Applied Physics

683

250

Genetics

666

Cost

Somewhat Expensive

$36,408

14% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

123

Physiology

$36,546

124

Applied Physics

$36,408

125

Archeology

$36,300

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TOP

50

Salary

High Salary

$56,897

47% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

44

Mechanic and Repair Technologies

$57,970

45

Applied Physics

$56,897

46

Clinical Laboratory Science

$56,865

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50

Professors

Very Good

4.5/5

12.5% NATIONAL AVG

Median Student Rating

Highest Student Rated Professors

32

Audiology

33

Applied Physics

34

Photojournalism

Students

Average Diversity

3.7/5

2.89% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

199

Latin American Studies

200

Applied Physics

201

French Language and Literature

SUMMARY

Choosing to study Applied Physics is a valuable choice and often a needed first step for scholars hoping to enter a career as an integration engineer, an applied medical physicist, or an aeronautical engineer. Interestingly, applied physics is an uncommon major being the 249th most popular major. Last year, there were 683 applied physics graduates. In-state tuition for applied physics at private colleges is, on average, 3.6 times more expensive than their public peers.

With just 117 colleges having programs for this degree you may have limited options as to the institutions which will have a degree program for you. If you are looking to surround yourself with other applied physics students, look at schools in Illinois which have more undergraduates admitted to applied physics than any other state. More generally, the best region to major in applied physics is in the Great Lakes region with University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Ohio State University-Main Campus, and University of Wisconsin-Platteville best representing the region. Interestingly, our selection for the top conference to major in applied physics is the Big Ten Conference with University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, and Ohio State University-Main Campus representing the conference. That being said, our choice for the best college for applied physics is Columbia University in the City of New York, and here you can find our comprehensive list for the best colleges.

The best school is not necessarily the 'best' school for every student. There can be tons of facets to think about when deciding on ​university. Features like campus amenities, transportation services, and food might modify your choice on which college to attend. At Authority, we've examined the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you are intrigued by which applied physics university is home to the top campus, the answer is New York University. If you are very interested in which college boasts the finest campus, we have an entire page dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through professor reviews, student reviews, government databases, and more in order to compare each major in an unbiased and informative way. You can find our well researched list for the universities with the best student life here and from that list, our selection of the university with the best student life for applied physics is Cornell University. Curious why? Continue reading to find out more about Authority's top choices. Some of our picks might shock you.

If cost is a significant deciding factor in your choice of where you attend college, you might be cautious about Columbia University in the City of New York. Columbia University in the City of New York appears to be the most expensive school for applied physics, at least for out of state enrollment. We do have an entire list of the most expensive schools that might put the cost at Columbia University in the City of New York into perspective. For more context, you could want to know that applied physics is the 124th most expensive degree in the United States, with an average expense of $36,400. On a broader scale, the most expensive state for applied physics in the nation is New York with expenses at the main three universities of $57,763 at Columbia University in the City of New York, equalling $56,550 at Cornell University, and tuition and fees of $56,550 at Fordham University. To zoom out even further, the most expensive region for applied physics is the Mid East region which is best demonstrated with Columbia University in the City of New York with a cost of $57,763, Cornell University with a cost of $56,550, and Fordham University with a cost of $52,980.

Our cheapest region for applied physics is the Southwest region which is represented by University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus with a cost of $20,169 and Stephen F Austin State University with a cost of $16,224. On the bright side, the most affordable university for applied physics is University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus. Authority.org's full list of the most affordable colleges can be found here.

In-state attendees can anticipate paying in the neighborhood of $12,600 for a degree in applied physics. The price increases substantially to an average of $31,000 for the out-of-state public-school student. As such, you might be interested in our pick for the university representing the best value for applied physics: Cornell University. Through this link you can find our comprehensive list for the schools we believe to be the best value in general. With that said, this list 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 where you live (and are not trying to collect that kind of data).

Earnings for applied physics majors can cover a wide range, but two-years after completing the major students will regularly make in the neighborhood of $72,800. While there is a lot of variation in earnings potential; top earners can rake in up to $129,500. Even right out of university, the minimum earning opportunities within the applied physics field earn $41,100, which isn't that bad. The highest earning grads from applied physics graduated from Colorado School of Mines and if you are looking for colleges with all of the highest earning graduates, we have that too.

The prevailing diversity of applied physics ranks subpar, arriving in the 50th percentile of majors nationally. The college with the highest composite diversity for applied physics is New York University and here you can find our general list for the schools which have the most diversity. The financial diversity of Applied Physics only is in the 11th percentile compared to all other majors. Racial diversity is actually above financial diversity, in the 47th percentile. White collegians compose the largest share, 63%, of students majoring in applied physics. Additionally, 79% of students seeking an applied physics major are men.

The median score for applied physics professors is 4.5 stars, a ranking that is 13% above the median for every major; this is a pretty good score. If you are interested in the most popular applied physics instructor in the country, consider looking up Phillip Schlosser at Ohio State University-Main Campus. It might come as a shock, but the highest ranked applied physics professors according to students are at Ohio State University-Main Campus. If we incorporate data other than simply rankings it becomes clear that the college with the best professors for applied physics is Columbia University in the City of New York. One will find more detail on our evolving ranking methodology of the best overall professors here, as well as some of the finest examples of professors in the country.

Finally, the most difficult university to get into for applied physics is Columbia University in the City of New York. While we do not necessarily see the value in it, we do have a comprehensive list for the hardest colleges to get into. But, here at Authority we do hope you understand that considering university with context only derived from superlatives can create issues. We hope you read our more focused pages on different topics and read a couple of our background pages on beneficial things to consider as your school search continues.

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Colorado School of Mines

#1 Best Colleges for Applied Physics

Colorado School of Mines is a mid-sized public school of engineering and technology located in Golden, CO ranked 113th in the nation. It has a total of 5,116 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 53.08% acceptance rate. Colorado School of Mines offers 77 different majors and is best known for its Geological Engineering, Applied Physics, and Petroleum Engineering programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $16,650 for in-state students and $37,350 for those from out-of-state, Colorado School of Mines is quite costly. 78.76% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $84,900 per year, which is 104% greater than the national median.

Golden, CO

www.mines.edu

A

Rating

53%

Acceptance

6,639

Students

#113

Ranking

$37,350

Tuition

Cornell University

#2 Best Colleges for Applied Physics

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

Columbia University in the City of New York

#3 Best Colleges for Applied Physics

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

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

#4 Best Colleges for Applied Physics

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a very large public university located in Champaign, IL ranked 117th in the US. It has a total of 35,883 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting nearly three out of every five applicants. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign offers 372 different majors and is best known for its Civil Engineering, Food Science, and Architectural Technology programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $12,036 for in-state students and $29,178 for those from out-of-state, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is reasonably costly. 80.23% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to draw about $61,500 per year, which is 48% greater than the national median.

Champaign, IL

www.illinois.edu/

A

Rating

59%

Acceptance

54,985

Students

#117

Ranking

$29,178

Tuition

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach

#5 Best Colleges for Applied Physics

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach is a mid-sized private college located in Daytona Beach, FL ranked 12th in Florida. It has a total of 6,387 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 60.94% acceptance rate. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach offers 46 different majors and is best known for its Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, Air Transportation, and Homeland Security programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $35,424 per year, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach is somewhat moderately high-priced. 40.76% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to make approximately $66,200 per year, which is 59% over the national median.

Daytona Beach, FL

daytonabeach.erau.edu/

B+

Rating

61%

Acceptance

7,156

Students

#336

Ranking

$35,424

Tuition

New York University

#6 Best Colleges for Applied Physics

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

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

#7 Best Colleges for Applied Physics

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

Case Western Reserve University

#8 Best Colleges for Applied Physics

Case Western Reserve University is a large private university located in Cleveland, OH ranked 46th in the nation. It has a total of 5,420 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, accepting 27.36% of applicants. Case Western Reserve University offers 247 different majors and is best known for its Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services, Biochemistry, and Applied Physics programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 7th, and 8th respectively). With an annual tuition of $50,450 per year, Case Western Reserve University is extremely costly. 80.67% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, employment. Open graduating, alumni go on to make close to $74,600 per year, which is 80% greater than the national median.

Cleveland, OH

www.case.edu

A+

Rating

27%

Acceptance

12,755

Students

#46

Ranking

$50,450

Tuition

University of California-Berkeley

#9 Best Colleges for Applied Physics

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

Randolph-Macon College

#10 Best Colleges for Applied Physics

Randolph-Macon College is a small private liberal arts college located in Ashland, VA ranked 11th in Virginia. It has a total of 1,521 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 70.89% acceptance rate. Randolph-Macon College offers 40 different majors and is best known for its Applied Physics and Business programs, which are respectively ranked 10th and 48th in the United States. With an annual tuition of $41,200 per year, Randolph-Macon College is quite costly. 62.96% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, joining the labor force. After graduation, alumni go on to draw more or less $49,100 per year, which is 18% greater than the national median.

Ashland, VA

www.rmc.edu

B

Rating

71%

Acceptance

1,521

Students

#447

Ranking

$41,200

Tuition

Tulane University of Louisiana

#11 Best Colleges for Applied Physics

Tulane University of Louisiana is a large private university located in New Orleans, LA ranked 82nd in the nation. It has a total of 9,125 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 12.87% of applicants. Tulane University of Louisiana offers 261 different majors and is best known for its Preschool Education and Teaching, Legal Support Services, and Computer Programming programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $52,760 per year, Tulane University of Louisiana is very expensive. 59.85% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to take home around $61,700 per year, which is 49% greater than the national median.

New Orleans, LA

tulane.edu

A+

Rating

13%

Acceptance

14,768

Students

#82

Ranking

$52,760

Tuition

Fordham University

#12 Best Colleges for Applied Physics

Fordham University is a large private university located in Bronx, NY ranked 108th in the nation. It has a total of 10,447 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 45.88% acceptance rate. Fordham University offers 207 different majors and is best known for its Accounting and Finance, Digital Arts, and Social Work programs (nationally ranked 4th, 6th, and 6th respectively). With an annual tuition of $52,980 per year, Fordham University is very pricey. 75.94% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor market. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make close to $59,200 per year, which is 43% over the national median.

Bronx, NY

www.fordham.edu

A

Rating

46%

Acceptance

18,774

Students

#108

Ranking

$52,980

Tuition

Providence College

#13 Best Colleges for Applied Physics

Providence College is a small private institution located in Providence, RI ranked 120th in the US. It has a total of 4,604 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 47.46% of applicants. Providence College offers 110 different majors and is best known for its Community Organization and Advocacy, Special Education and Teaching, and Marketing programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 5th, and 11th respectively). With an annual tuition of $51,490 per year, Providence College is very pricey. 76.96% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, entering the workforce. After graduation, alumni go on to bring in approximately $64,100 per year, which is 54% greater than the national median.

Providence, RI

www.providence.edu

A

Rating

47%

Acceptance

5,310

Students

#120

Ranking

$51,490

Tuition

Augustana College

#14 Best Colleges for Applied Physics

Augustana College is a small private liberal arts college located in Rock Island, IL ranked 248th in the United States. It has a total of 2,601 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 56.62% of applicants. Augustana College offers 71 different majors and is best known for its Mathematics Teacher Education, History Teacher Education, and Pre-Medical Studies programs (nationally ranked 7th, 7th, and 14th respectively). With an annual tuition of $42,312 per year, Augustana College is rather high-priced. 72.6% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to make about $52,000 per year, which is 25% above the national median.

Rock Island, IL

www.augustana.edu

A-

Rating

57%

Acceptance

2,601

Students

#248

Ranking

$42,312

Tuition

University of Colorado Boulder

#15 Best Colleges for Applied Physics

University of Colorado Boulder is a very large public university located in Boulder, CO ranked 269th in the nation. It has a total of 33,059 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting a smidgeon greater than 7 out of 9 applicants. University of Colorado Boulder offers 214 different majors and is best known for its Physiology, Environmental Design, and Astronomy programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $10,728 for in-state students and $36,546 for those from out-of-state, University of Colorado Boulder is rather expensive. 60.59% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, joining the labor force. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make near $50,800 per year, which is 22% greater than the national median.

Boulder, CO

www.colorado.edu

A-

Rating

78%

Acceptance

40,353

Students

#269

Ranking

$36,546

Tuition

Point Loma Nazarene University

#16 Best Colleges for Applied Physics

Point Loma Nazarene University is a small private institution located in San Diego, CA ranked 266th in the United States. It has a total of 3,449 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting narrowly south of 3/4ths of applicants. Point Loma Nazarene University offers 82 different majors and is best known for its Child Development, Office Management and Supervision, and Christian Studies programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 3rd, and 6th respectively). With an annual tuition of $36,350 per year, Point Loma Nazarene University is quite costly. 68.99% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to make near $50,900 per year, which is 23% greater than the national median.

San Diego, CA

www.pointloma.edu

A-

Rating

74%

Acceptance

5,383

Students

#266

Ranking

$36,350

Tuition

University of Wisconsin-Madison

#17 Best Colleges for Applied Physics

University of Wisconsin-Madison is a very large public university located in Madison, WI ranked 106th in the nation. It has a total of 34,640 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 54.41% of applicants. University of Wisconsin-Madison offers 492 different majors and is best known for its Spanish Language and Literature, Genetics, and French Language and Literature programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $9,273 for in-state students and $36,333 for those from out-of-state, University of Wisconsin-Madison is rather pricey. 81.28% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to make approximately $56,200 per year, which is 35% greater than the national median.

Madison, WI

www.wisc.edu

A

Rating

54%

Acceptance

47,392

Students

#106

Ranking

$36,333

Tuition

Linfield College-McMinnville Campus

#18 Best Colleges for Applied Physics

Linfield College-McMinnville Campus is a small private college located in McMinnville, OR ranked 5th in Oregon. It has a total of 1,424 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 81.72% acceptance rate. Linfield College-McMinnville Campus offers 57 different majors and is best known for its Health Teacher Education, Applied Physics, and Health and Fitness programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 18th, and 49th respectively). With an annual tuition of $43,560 per year, Linfield College-McMinnville Campus is rather high-priced. 74.71% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to draw roughly $55,200 per year, which is 33% above the national median.

McMinnville, OR

www.linfield.edu

A-

Rating

82%

Acceptance

1,424

Students

#312

Ranking

$43,560

Tuition

University of Connecticut

#19 Best Colleges for Applied Physics

University of Connecticut is a very large public university located in Storrs, CT ranked 130th in America. It has a total of 20,479 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 49.42% of applicants. University of Connecticut offers 376 different majors and is best known for its Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Actuarial Science, and History Teacher Education programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 4th, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $13,798 for in-state students and $36,466 for those from out-of-state, University of Connecticut is quite costly. 72.61% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn around $58,400 per year, which is 41% above the national median.

Storrs, CT

uconn.edu/

A

Rating

49%

Acceptance

29,683

Students

#130

Ranking

$36,466

Tuition

Ohio State University-Main Campus

#20 Best Colleges for Applied Physics

Ohio State University-Main Campus is a very large public university located in Columbus, OH ranked 160th in the nation. It has a total of 50,053 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 53.74% of applicants. Ohio State University-Main Campus offers 382 different majors and is best known for its Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Operations Management and Supervision, and Educational Administration and Supervision programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $10,197 for students from Ohio and $31,174 for those from out-of-state, Ohio State University-Main Campus is somewhat moderately high-priced. 59.09% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to draw close to $46,100 per year, which is 11% over the national median.

Columbus, OH

www.osu.edu/

A

Rating

54%

Acceptance

66,178

Students

#160

Ranking

$31,174

Tuition

Loras College

#21 Best Colleges for Applied Physics

Loras College is a small private institution located in Dubuque, IA ranked 11th in Iowa. It has a total of 1,494 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 75.32% acceptance rate. Loras College offers 49 different majors and is best known for its Applied Physics, Secondary Education and Teaching, and Management Science programs (nationally ranked 21st, 27th, and 45th respectively). With an annual tuition of $33,500 per year, Loras College is reasonably expensive. 63.76% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to draw more or less $44,600 per year, which is 7% over the national median.

Dubuque, IA

www.loras.edu

B-

Rating

75%

Acceptance

1,594

Students

#567

Ranking

$33,500

Tuition

University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus

#22 Best Colleges for Applied Physics

University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus is a very large public university located in Norman, OK ranked 2nd in Oklahoma. It has a total of 24,261 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 80.41% acceptance rate. University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus offers 279 different majors and is best known for its Organizational Behavior Studies, Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, and Zoology programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $4,788 for in-state students and $20,169 for those from out-of-state, University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus is reasonably priced. 53.71% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, joining the workforce. Open graduating, alumni go on to take in roughly $51,100 per year, which is 23% over the national median.

Norman, OK

www.ou.edu

B+

Rating

80%

Acceptance

32,189

Students

#397

Ranking

$20,169

Tuition

Miami University-Oxford

#23 Best Colleges for Applied Physics

Miami University-Oxford is a large public university located in Oxford, OH ranked 11th in Ohio. It has a total of 18,631 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 80.39% of applicants. Miami University-Oxford offers 220 different majors and is best known for its Chemistry Teacher Education, Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing, and Gerontology programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $12,879 for in-state students and $32,905 for those from out-of-state, Miami University-Oxford is somewhat moderately pricey. 48.98% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to make close to $47,100 per year, which is 13% above the national median.

Oxford, OH

miamioh.edu

B+

Rating

80%

Acceptance

22,010

Students

#374

Ranking

$32,905

Tuition

University of Kansas

#24 Best Colleges for Applied Physics

University of Kansas is a very large public university located in Lawrence, KS ranked 3rd in Kansas. It has a total of 21,107 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 93.1% of applicants. University of Kansas offers 369 different majors and is best known for its German Studies, Physical Education, and Behavioral Sciences programs (nationally ranked 5th, 6th, and 7th respectively). With an annual tuition of $10,092 for students from Kansas and $26,960 for those from out-of-state, University of Kansas is reasonably high-priced. 55.48% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to take home around $48,800 per year, which is 17% over the national median.

Lawrence, KS

https://ku.edu

B-

Rating

93%

Acceptance

31,088

Students

#563

Ranking

$26,960

Tuition

Xavier University

#25 Best Colleges for Applied Physics

Xavier University is a mid-sized private institution located in Cincinnati, OH ranked 18th in Ohio. It has a total of 5,360 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting narrowly north of 75% of applicants. Xavier University offers 148 different majors and is best known for its Applied Physics, Middle School Education and Teaching, and Advertising programs (nationally ranked 25th, 36th, and 38th respectively). With an annual tuition of $40,220 per year, Xavier University is quite pricey. 55.5% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to earn roughly $51,600 per year, which is 24% above the national median.

Cincinnati, OH

https://www.xavier.edu

B

Rating

76%

Acceptance

8,274

Students

#520

Ranking

$40,220

Tuition