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2023 Applied Physics Cost

There are about 2,168 students enrolled in Applied Physics in the USA.

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Applied physics is the 124th most expensive major in America, with a median cost of $36,408 for the top 50 programs (just ahead of #125, Archeology, with a median cost of $36,300).

The Mid East has the most expensive schools with top 50 applied physics programs predominantly led by Columbia University in the City of New York with an annual cost of $58,920. New York is the most expensive state for applied physics also led by Columbia University in the City of New York and Cornell University.

Public schools with good programs generally charge 72.05% less than private schools for in-state students. When looking at out-of-state tuition however, the median top 50 Public school charges 31.18% less than your average private school. So make sure to look into public shools in your state as soon as possible.

The most expensive top 25 college for applied physics is Columbia University in the City of New York, which is the 3rd most expensive college in the nation. The most affordable option in the top 100 is Eastern Michigan University. It costs just $13,658 per year and is its applied physics program is ranked #32. If you’re looking for a higher ranked, but still affordable option, University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus  might be right for you, ranked #22 with an in-state cost of just $4,788. Another more affordable choice would be #24, University of Kansas in Douglas County, KS with a cost of $10,092 for in-state students and $26,960 for out-of-state students.

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