Best Colleges for Geography and Cartography

4,690

Graduates Per Year

$61K

Average Salary

#86

Most Popular Major

Popularity

Somewhat Popular

4,690

24% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

291

52% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

85

Advertising

4,801

86

Geography and Cartography

4,690

87

Management Science

4,591

Cost

Somewhat Expensive

$35,154

10% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

133

Cinematography

$35,165

134

Geography and Cartography

$35,154

135

Astronomy

$35,140

Salary

Average Salary

$35,817

7% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

181

Agricultural Teacher Education

$35,831

182

Geography and Cartography

$35,817

183

Community Organization and Advocacy

$35,401

Professors

Bad

3.9/5

2.5% NATIONAL AVG

Median Student Rating

Highest Student Rated Professors

249

Earth Sciences

250

Geography and Cartography

251

Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing

Students

Average Diversity

3.7/5

2.71% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

201

French Language and Literature

202

Geography and Cartography

203

Agricultural Engineering

SUMMARY

Going to school for Geography and Cartography is a valuable choice and generally an essential first step for undergraduates trying to begin a career as a geoscientist, a gis developer, or a geospatial intelligence analyst. Interestingly, geography and cartography is a fairly common choice ranking as the 86th most popular major. Last year, there were 4,690 geography and cartography diplomas received. In-state tuition for geography and cartography at private institutions is, on average, 4.6 times more pricey than their public counterparts.

There are 291 universities that offer geography and cartography. This number of colleges is on par with other majors offered in the United States. If you are looking to immerse yourself with other geography and cartography majors, look at universities in California which have the most undergrads admitted to geography and cartography annually. Zooming out, the best region to get a degree in geography and cartography is in the Far West region with University of California-Los Angeles, University of California-Santa Barbara, and University of Washington-Seattle Campus best representing the region. Interestingly, our pick for the best conference to major in geography and cartography is the Pacific-12 Conference with University of California-Los Angeles, University of Washington-Seattle Campus, and Arizona State University-Skysong representing the conference. Based on our extensive list of the best colleges, our choice for the best college for geography and cartography is University of Chicago.

The overall 'best' school does not have to be the 'best' school for you. There might be a bunch more angels to consider when choosing college. Stuff like campus amenities, transportation services, and food would alter your choice of which college to attend. At Authority, we have weighed the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you want to know which geography and cartography college has the best campus, the winner is University of California-Los Angeles. If you are mostly interested in which school has the top campus, we have a whole list dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through government databases, student reviews, professor reviews, and more so we can evaluate each major in an unbiased and informative way. Here you can explore our comprehensive list for the schools with the best student life and from that list, our pick for the school with the best student life for geography and cartography is University of Wisconsin-Madison. Curious why? Keep scrolling to learn more about our top choices. Some of our picks just might shock you.

If price is a significant deciding factor in your choice of where you attend college, you might consider avoiding Colgate University. Colgate University appears to be the most expensive college for geography and cartography, at least regarding out of state attendance. We do have an entire page for the most expensive universities that might put the price tag at Colgate University into perspective. Additionally, you may care to know that geography and cartography is the 134th most expensive degree in America, with an average associated cost of $35,200. To zoom out a little, the most costly state for geography and cartography nationally is District of Columbia with costs at the main school, George Washington University, of $54,453. Even more broadly, the most costly region for geography and cartography is the New England region which is best demonstrated with Mount Holyoke College with a cost of $52,040, Dartmouth College with a cost of $55,605, and Middlebury College with a cost of $55,790.

Our cheapest region for geography and cartography is the Southeast region which is represented by Arkansas Tech University with a cost of $11,136, Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College with a cost of $8,038, and University of Southern Mississippi with a cost of $10,786. On the bright side, the most affordable college for geography and cartography is California State University-Long Beach. Authority.org's full list of the most affordable universities can be explored here.

In-state students can expect to pay about $10,200 for a degree in geography and cartography. The cost swells intensely to a median of $23,700 for the out-of-state public-school student. On that note, our choice for the university representing the best value for geography and cartography: Dartmouth College. On this page you will see our comprehensive list on the universities we believe to be the best value in general. Do know, this idea is based on the assumption that you are an out-of-state student. The value proposition changes when in-state tuition costs are 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 geography and cartography students vary widely, but within two-years of finishing the degree students will typically make in the neighborhood of $61,200. There can be a lot of variation in pay; top earners can rake in up to $95,100. Even right out of college, the lowest end positions within the geography and cartography field make $39,800, which is an alright wage. The highest earning grads for geography and cartography studied at Dartmouth College and if you want to find the colleges with all of the highest earning graduates, we have that too.

The general diversity of geography and cartography ranks subpar, ranking in the 49th percentile of all programs. The school with the highest composite diversity for geography and cartography is University of Chicago and here you can find our comprehensive list of the universities with the most diversity. The financial diversity of Geography and Cartography is only in the 70th percentile of all majors. Racial diversity is even less in the 42nd percentile. White students make up the largest share, 64%, of students studying geography and cartography. Additionally, 58% of scholars seeking a geography and cartography degree are men.

The median score of geography and cartography's professors is 3.9 stars, a score which is 2% worse than the average score for every major; which is a subpar score. If you want the most popular geography and cartography professor in the nation, take a look at Jill Knapp from Brigham Young University-Provo. This may come as a shock, but the top rated instructors for geography and cartography from student rankings are at University of Georgia. As we including data beyond basic rankings we find that the school with comprehensively the best professors for geography and cartography is University of Chicago. One can find an explanation of our evolving ranking methodology of the best overall professors here, as well as some of the best examples of instructors in the country.

Finally, the hardest college to get into for geography and cartography is University of Chicago. While we are unsure why you would be interested, we have an extensive page of the hardest colleges to get into. Although, here at Authority we hope you understand that looking at university with a lens primarily derived from superlatives might create issues. We at Authority hope you explore our other pages on different schools and explore a couple of our helpful background articles on beneficial details to think about as your college search develops.

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University of California-Los Angeles

#1 Best Colleges for Geography and Cartography

University of California-Los Angeles is a very large public university located in Los Angeles, CA ranked 33rd in America. It has a total of 33,703 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 12.32% of applicants. University of California-Los Angeles offers 333 different majors and is best known for its Psychology, Sociology, and Political Science and Government 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-Los Angeles is quite expensive. 80.62% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn more or less $60,700 per year, which is 46% above the national median.

Los Angeles, CA

www.ucla.edu/

A+

Rating

12%

Acceptance

47,103

Students

#33

Ranking

$41,196

Tuition

Clark University

#2 Best Colleges for Geography and Cartography

Clark University is a small private university located in Worcester, MA ranked 156th in America. It has a total of 2,447 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 52.78% of applicants. Clark University offers 79 different majors and is best known for its Geography and Cartography, Asian Studies, and Global Studies programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 22nd, and 45th respectively). With an annual tuition of $46,850 per year, Clark University is extremely costly. 81.92% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, joining the labor market. Open graduating, alumni go on to generate around $49,100 per year, which is 18% greater than the national median.

Worcester, MA

www.clarku.edu

A

Rating

53%

Acceptance

3,473

Students

#156

Ranking

$46,850

Tuition

University of California-Santa Barbara

#3 Best Colleges for Geography and Cartography

University of California-Santa Barbara is a very large public university located in Santa Barbara, CA ranked 97th in the US. It has a total of 24,638 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, accepting 29.56% of applicants. University of California-Santa Barbara offers 182 different majors and is best known for its Actuarial Science, Sociology, and Experimental Psychology programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $11,442 for in-state students and $41,196 for those from out-of-state, University of California-Santa Barbara is quite expensive. 64.93% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to take in roughly $55,300 per year, which is 33% greater than the national median.

Santa Barbara, CA

www.ucsb.edu

A

Rating

30%

Acceptance

27,685

Students

#97

Ranking

$41,196

Tuition

University of Washington-Seattle Campus

#4 Best Colleges for Geography and Cartography

University of Washington-Seattle Campus is a very large public university located in Seattle, WA ranked 110th in the US. It has a total of 39,443 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 51.76% acceptance rate. University of Washington-Seattle Campus offers 687 different majors and is best known for its Informatics, Environmental Science, and Physician Assistant Studies programs, which are all nationally ranked 2nd. With an annual tuition of $10,370 for in-state students and $37,071 for those from out-of-state, University of Washington-Seattle Campus is quite costly. 77.21% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to make more or less $57,700 per year, which is 39% greater than the national median.

Seattle, WA

www.washington.edu

A

Rating

52%

Acceptance

56,315

Students

#110

Ranking

$37,071

Tuition

Macalester College

#5 Best Colleges for Geography and Cartography

Macalester College is a small private liberal arts college located in Saint Paul, MN ranked 98th in America. It has a total of 2,232 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting 32.27% of applicants. Macalester College offers 41 different majors and is best known for its Multicultural and Diversity Studies, Japanese Language and Literature, and Geography and Cartography programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 3rd, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $56,062 per year, Macalester College is extremely costly. 85.91% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to bring in about $47,600 per year, which is 15% greater than the national median.

Saint Paul, MN

www.macalester.edu

A

Rating

32%

Acceptance

2,232

Students

#98

Ranking

$56,062

Tuition

Dartmouth College

#6 Best Colleges for Geography and Cartography

Dartmouth College is a mid-sized private university located in Hanover, NH ranked 14th in the US. It has a total of 4,797 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, with a 7.93% acceptance rate. Dartmouth College offers 113 different majors and is best known for its Engineering Science, Latin American Studies, and Native American Studies programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $55,605 per year, Dartmouth College is extremely expensive. 90.38% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, entering the workforce. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to take home more or less $75,500 per year, which is 82% greater than the national median.

Hanover, NH

www.dartmouth.edu

A+

Rating

8%

Acceptance

7,081

Students

#14

Ranking

$55,605

Tuition

University of Wisconsin-Madison

#7 Best Colleges for Geography and Cartography

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

University of Maryland-College Park

#8 Best Colleges for Geography and Cartography

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

The University of Texas at Austin

#9 Best Colleges for Geography and Cartography

The University of Texas at Austin is a very large public university located in Austin, TX ranked 81st in America. It has a total of 43,132 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting barely below 1 out of every 3 applicants. The University of Texas at Austin offers 339 different majors and is best known for its Communication Sciences and Disorders, Writing, and Accounting programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $10,824 for students from Texas and $38,326 for those from out-of-state, The University of Texas at Austin is quite expensive. 77.77% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to earn more or less $58,200 per year, which is 40% above the national median.

Austin, TX

www.utexas.edu

A+

Rating

32%

Acceptance

55,128

Students

#81

Ranking

$38,326

Tuition

Middlebury College

#10 Best Colleges for Geography and Cartography

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

University of Southern California

#11 Best Colleges for Geography and Cartography

University of Southern California is a very large private university located in Los Angeles, CA ranked 24th in the United States. It has a total of 21,909 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 11.42% of applicants. University of Southern California offers 527 different majors and is best known for its Communication and Media Studies, Film, and Gerontology programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $57,256 per year, University of Southern California is very high-priced. 87.78% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor market. After college, alumni go on to take home around $74,000 per year, which is 78% over the national median.

Los Angeles, CA

www.usc.edu/

A+

Rating

11%

Acceptance

53,186

Students

#24

Ranking

$57,256

Tuition

University of Mary Washington

#12 Best Colleges for Geography and Cartography

University of Mary Washington is a small public institution located in Fredericksburg, VA ranked 12th in Virginia. It has a total of 4,752 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 74.73% of applicants. University of Mary Washington offers 34 different majors and is best known for its Geography and Cartography, Foreign Languages and Literatures, and Visual and Performing Arts programs (nationally ranked 12th, 20th, and 45th respectively). With an annual tuition of $8,678 for in-state students and $25,104 for those from out-of-state, University of Mary Washington is reasonably pricey. 68.62% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. Open graduating, alumni go on to bring home roughly $51,400 per year, which is 24% greater than the national median.

Fredericksburg, VA

www.umw.edu

B

Rating

75%

Acceptance

5,171

Students

#470

Ranking

$25,104

Tuition

Colgate University

#13 Best Colleges for Geography and Cartography

Colgate University is a small private liberal arts college located in Hamilton, NY ranked 41st in the nation. It has a total of 3,096 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, with a 22.58% acceptance rate. Colgate University offers 65 different majors and is best known for its Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, Classical and Ancient Studies, and Education programs (nationally ranked 4th, 5th, and 6th respectively). With an annual tuition of $57,695 per year, Colgate University is very expensive. 89.73% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to draw close to $63,600 per year, which is 53% greater than the national median.

Hamilton, NY

www.colgate.edu

A+

Rating

23%

Acceptance

3,110

Students

#41

Ranking

$57,695

Tuition

United States Air Force Academy

#14 Best Colleges for Geography and Cartography

United States Air Force Academy is a small public college located in USAF Academy, CO ranked 170th in the nation. It has a total of 4,330 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 11.08% of applicants. United States Air Force Academy offers 39 different majors and is best known for its Military Technologies, Behavioral Sciences, and Systems Engineering programs (nationally ranked 5th, 6th, and 7th respectively).

USAF Academy, CO

www.usafa.edu

A

Rating

11%

Acceptance

4,330

Students

#170

Ranking

-

Tuition

Binghamton University

#15 Best Colleges for Geography and Cartography

Binghamton University is a large public university located in Vestal, NY ranked 139th in the United States. It has a total of 15,300 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 40.53% acceptance rate. Binghamton University offers 208 different majors and is best known for its Applied Economics, Jewish Studies, and Asian-American Studies programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,070 for in-state students and $24,660 for those from out-of-state, Binghamton University is somewhat moderately high-priced. 74.07% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn close to $61,600 per year, which is 48% above the national median.

Vestal, NY

www.binghamton.edu

A

Rating

41%

Acceptance

19,454

Students

#139

Ranking

$24,660

Tuition

Ohio State University-Main Campus

#16 Best Colleges for Geography and Cartography

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

Texas A & M University-College Station

#17 Best Colleges for Geography and Cartography

Texas A & M University-College Station is a very large public university located in College Station, TX ranked 124th in America. It has a total of 56,527 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting something like four sevenths of applicants. Texas A & M University-College Station offers 409 different majors and is best known for its Construction Engineering Technology, Fitness Administration, and Petroleum Engineering programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $8,532 for students from Texas and $34,981 for those from out-of-state, Texas A & M University-College Station is somewhat moderately pricey. 76.91% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to bring in about $58,000 per year, which is 40% over the national median.

College Station, TX

https://www.tamu.edu

A

Rating

58%

Acceptance

73,267

Students

#124

Ranking

$34,981

Tuition

University of Chicago

#18 Best Colleges for Geography and Cartography

University of Chicago is a large private university located in Chicago, IL ranked 10th in the nation. It has a total of 7,674 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting 6.17% of applicants. University of Chicago offers 218 different majors and is best known for its Econometrics and Quantitative Economics, Economics, and Counseling Psychology programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $57,642 per year, University of Chicago is exceptionally expensive. 79.52% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, entering the labor force. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn more or less $68,100 per year, which is 64% over the national median.

Chicago, IL

WWW.UCHICAGO.EDU

A+

Rating

6%

Acceptance

19,659

Students

#10

Ranking

$57,642

Tuition

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

#19 Best Colleges for Geography and Cartography

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is a very large public university located in Blacksburg, VA ranked 136th in the nation. It has a total of 28,939 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting roughly 7 out of every 10 applicants. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University offers 242 different majors and is best known for its Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services, Foreign Languages and Literatures, and Management Science programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $11,420 for in-state students and $29,960 for those from out-of-state, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is somewhat moderately expensive. 80.79% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to take in more or less $62,500 per year, which is 50% greater than the national median.

Blacksburg, VA

WWW.VT.EDU

A

Rating

70%

Acceptance

36,882

Students

#136

Ranking

$29,960

Tuition

George Washington University

#20 Best Colleges for Geography and Cartography

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

California State University-Long Beach

#21 Best Colleges for Geography and Cartography

California State University-Long Beach is a very large public college located in Long Beach, CA ranked 240th in the United States. It has a total of 34,674 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, with a 39.27% acceptance rate. California State University-Long Beach offers 180 different majors and is best known for its Human Sciences, Health and Fitness, and Computer Engineering Technologies programs (nationally ranked 1st, 3rd, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $5,742 for in-state students and $17,622 for those from out-of-state, California State University-Long Beach is reasonably priced. 73.68% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, joining the labor force. After finishing college, alumni go on to bring home about $48,100 per year, which is 16% over the national median.

Long Beach, CA

www.csulb.edu

A-

Rating

39%

Acceptance

41,344

Students

#240

Ranking

$17,622

Tuition

University of Colorado Boulder

#22 Best Colleges for Geography and Cartography

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

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

#23 Best Colleges for Geography and Cartography

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is a very large public university located in Minneapolis, MN ranked 137th in the United States. It has a total of 43,828 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 56.74% of applicants. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities offers 520 different majors and is best known for its Computer Systems Analysis, Developmental and Child Psychology, and Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $13,318 for students from Minnesota and $31,616 for those from out-of-state, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is reasonably costly. 73.11% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to take home close to $51,900 per year, which is 25% above the national median.

Minneapolis, MN

https://twin-cities.umn.edu

A

Rating

57%

Acceptance

61,787

Students

#137

Ranking

$31,616

Tuition

United States Military Academy

#24 Best Colleges for Geography and Cartography

West Point, NY

www.westpoint.edu

A

Rating

12%

Acceptance

4,648

Students

#153

Ranking

-

Tuition

Northwestern University

#25 Best Colleges for Geography and Cartography

Northwestern University is a very large private university located in Evanston, IL ranked 18th in the US. It has a total of 9,906 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting 9.05% of applicants. Northwestern University offers 406 different majors and is best known for its Manufacturing Engineering, Journalism, and Drama programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $56,232 per year, Northwestern University is exceptionally expensive. 76.5% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to generate roughly $69,000 per year, which is 66% above the national median.

Evanston, IL

www.northwestern.edu

A+

Rating

9%

Acceptance

25,614

Students

#18

Ranking

$56,232

Tuition