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2022 Best Colleges for International Relations and Affairs

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9,868

Graduates Per Year

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$54K

Average Salary

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#48

Most Popular Major

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TOP

50

Popularity

Popular

9,868

60% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

380

98% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

47

Health and Fitness

10,378

48

International Relations and Affairs

9,868

49

Fine Art

9,409

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10

Cost

Very Expensive

$54,705

71% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

6

Medieval and Renaissance Studies

$54,910

7

International Relations and Affairs

$54,705

8

Italian Studies

$54,690

Salary

Average Salary

$38,968

1% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

127

Forestry

$38,971

128

International Relations and Affairs

$38,968

129

Urban Planning

$38,849

Professors

Average

4/5

Median Student Rating

Highest Student Rated Professors

160

Behavioral Sciences

161

International Relations and Affairs

162

Nuclear Medical Technology

Students

Very Diverse

4.2/5

16.46% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

72

Computer Engineering

73

International Relations and Affairs

74

Applied Mathematics

SUMMARY

Majoring in International Relations and Affairs is a valuable choice and usually a required first step for scholars endeavoring to begin a career as an international public relations officer, an all source intelligence analyst, or a public affairs specialist. Interestingly, international relations and affairs is pretty common ranking as the 48th most popular area of study. Last year alone, there were 9,868 international relations and affairs degrees conferred. In-state tuition for international relations and affairs at private schools is, on average, 4.1 times more expensive than their public fellows.

There are 380 colleges which offer international relations and affairs. This number of colleges is fairly average in terms of the number of institutions which offer each degree. If you are looking to surround yourself with other international relations and affairs majors, consider looking at colleges in District of Columbia which have the most undergraduates admitted to international relations and affairs annually. less precisely, the top region to study international relations and affairs is in the Southeast region with Florida International University, Florida State University, and University of Georgia best representing the region. Interestingly, our selection for the top conference to study international relations and affairs is the Atlantic 10 Conference with George Washington University, Fordham University, and George Mason University representing the conference. From our list of the best colleges, our belief is that the best school for international relations and affairs is Stanford University.

The objectively best school does not mean it is the best school for you. There might be many more facets to think about when deciding on ​university. Stuff like campus amenities, transportation services, and food might definitely affect your thoughts of which university to attend. At Authority, we have examined the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you are interested in which international relations and affairs school boasts the best campus, the winner is New York University. If, for example, you are primarily interested in which school has the finest campus, we have an entire page dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through student reviews, professor reviews, government databases, and more in order to compare all U.S. majors in an unbiased and informative way. Here you can explore our well researched list for the schools with the best student life and from that list, our pick for the university with the best student life for international relations and affairs is Georgetown University. Curious why? Keep scrolling to learn more about Authority's top recommendations. Many of our picks might shock you.

If price is a primary deciding factor in your choice of where you attend college, you might be cautious about University of Chicago. University of Chicago is our most expensive school for international relations and affairs, at least for out of state enrollment. We do have a list of the most expensive colleges that could put the price tag of University of Chicago into perspective. You may also care to know that international relations and affairs is the 7th most expensive program in the US, with an average associated cost of $54,700. To zoom out a little, the most expensive state for international relations and affairs on our list is Rhode Island with costs at the main institution, Brown University, of $57,112. Even more broadly, the most costly region of the U.S. for international relations and affairs is the New England region which is best demonstrated with Connecticut College with a cost of $56,540, Tufts University with a cost of $57,324, and Brown University with a cost of $57,112.

Our cheapest region for international relations and affairs is the Rocky Mountains region which is represented by University of Idaho with a cost of $25,418, The College of Idaho with a cost of $31,000, and Brigham Young University-Provo with a cost of $5,790. More optimistically, the most affordable school for international relations and affairs is Florida International University. Authority's comprehensive list of the most affordable colleges can be found here.

In-state students can anticipate paying about $10,900 for a degree in international relations and affairs. That cost balloons significantly to an average of $25,300 for the out-of-state public-school student. Our pick for the college with the best value for international relations and affairs: Stanford University. Here you will find our comprehensive list about the schools we believe to be the best value overall. With that said, this section is based on out-of-state tuition costs. A discussion of value changes when it comes to in-state tuition, but we do not know where you live (and are not trying to collect that kind of data).

Earnings for international relations and affairs students can differ, but two-years after finishing the degree graduates will typically earn around $53,900. There is much variation in salary; top positions can rake in up to $108,800. Straight out of university, the lowest earning jobs within the international relations and affairs field make $27,100, which is an alright wage. The highest earning graduates from international relations and affairs attended Stanford University and if you are looking for colleges with all of the highest earning graduates, we have that too.

The prevailing diversity of international relations and affairs stands high, coming within the 82nd percentile of all programs. The college with the highest composite diversity for international relations and affairs is New York University and here you can find our general list for the schools with the most diversity. The financial diversity of the International Relations and Affairs major sits only within the 7th percentile of all majors. Racial diversity is actually greater, ranking in the 72nd percentile. White undergraduates make up the largest proportion at 54% of scholars studying international relations and affairs. Additionally, 60% of undergraduates seeking an international relations and affairs degree are women.

The median score for international relations and affairs' professors is 4 stars, a score which is actually the median score for every major; this is a fine. If you are looking for the most popular international relations and affairs professor in the country, consider looking up Kenneth Abbott at University of Houston. It might come as a shock, but the top rated instructors of international relations and affairs by student are found at George Washington University. As we including data beyond basic rankings it becomes clear that the college with the best instructors for international relations and affairs is Stanford University. You will find more detail on our ever evolving ranking methodology of the best overall professors here, as well as many of the top professors nationwide.

Finally, the hardest school to get into for international relations and affairs is Stanford University. While we do not necessarily see the value in it, we do have a detailed page for the hardest colleges to get into. That being said, we hope you believe that approaching academics with a perspective primarily derived from superlatives can cause problems. We at Authority encourage you to look at some of our more focused pages on different topics and peruse a few of our informative background 'blog posts' on important things to consider as you progress with your university search.

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George Washington University

#1 Best Colleges for International Relations and Affairs

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

American University

#2 Best Colleges for International Relations and Affairs

American University is a large private university located in Washington, DC ranked 107th in the nation. It has a total of 9,034 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting 36.08% of applicants. American University offers 199 different majors and is best known for its International Relations and Affairs, Recording Arts Technology, and Musical Theatre programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 4th, and 7th respectively). With an annual tuition of $49,070 per year, American University is exceptionally pricey. 75.84% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, joining the labor market. After college, alumni go on to take home near $61,000 per year, which is 47% above the national median.

Washington, DC

WWW.AMERICAN.EDU

A

Rating

36%

Acceptance

16,079

Students

#107

Ranking

$49,070

Tuition

Tufts University

#3 Best Colleges for International Relations and Affairs

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

Johns Hopkins University

#4 Best Colleges for International Relations and Affairs

Johns Hopkins University is a very large private university located in Baltimore, MD ranked 7th in the United States. It has a total of 8,185 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting more or less one in every ten applicants. Johns Hopkins University offers 362 different majors and is best known for its Public Health, Neuroscience, and Biophysics programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $55,350 per year, Johns Hopkins University is very expensive. 83.58% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, entering the labor force. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn more or less $73,200 per year, which is 76% over the national median.

Baltimore, MD

www.jhu.edu

A+

Rating

11%

Acceptance

33,543

Students

#7

Ranking

$55,350

Tuition

Georgetown University

#5 Best Colleges for International Relations and Affairs

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

University of Southern California

#6 Best Colleges for International Relations and Affairs

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

Stanford University

#7 Best Colleges for International Relations and Affairs

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

University of Virginia-Main Campus

#8 Best Colleges for International Relations and Affairs

University of Virginia-Main Campus is a very large public university located in Charlottesville, VA ranked 45th in the nation. It has a total of 18,983 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, with a 23.94% acceptance rate. University of Virginia-Main Campus offers 210 different majors and is best known for its Systems Engineering, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $14,836 for in-state students and $47,257 for those from out-of-state, University of Virginia-Main Campus is very high-priced. 88.79% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to make more or less $61,200 per year, which is 47% over the national median.

Charlottesville, VA

https://www.virginia.edu

A+

Rating

24%

Acceptance

28,593

Students

#45

Ranking

$47,257

Tuition

Yale University

#9 Best Colleges for International Relations and Affairs

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

Boston University

#10 Best Colleges for International Relations and Affairs

Boston University is a very large private university located in Boston, MA ranked 35th in the US. It has a total of 23,235 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting about one in five applicants. Boston University offers 433 different majors and is best known for its Counseling Psychology, Athletic Training, and Archeology programs, which are all nationally ranked 2nd. With an annual tuition of $54,720 per year, Boston University is extremely high-priced. 77.85% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, joining the labor force. Open graduating, alumni go on to draw about $65,300 per year, which is 57% above the national median.

Boston, MA

www.bu.edu

A+

Rating

19%

Acceptance

42,779

Students

#35

Ranking

$54,720

Tuition

Carleton College

#11 Best Colleges for International Relations and Affairs

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

University of Pennsylvania

#12 Best Colleges for International Relations and Affairs

University of Pennsylvania is a very large private university located in Philadelphia, PA ranked 8th in the US. It has a total of 14,000 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, with a 7.66% acceptance rate. University of Pennsylvania offers 355 different majors and is best known for its Finance, Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, and Philosophy programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $51,156 per year, University of Pennsylvania is exceptionally pricey. 81.13% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor force. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn more or less $85,900 per year, which is 107% greater than the national median.

Philadelphia, PA

www.upenn.edu

A+

Rating

8%

Acceptance

29,813

Students

#8

Ranking

$51,156

Tuition

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott

#13 Best Colleges for International Relations and Affairs

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott is a small private university located in Prescott, AZ ranked 3rd in Arizona. It has a total of 2,858 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting in the neighborhood of 2/3 of applicants. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott offers 25 different majors and is best known for its Air Transportation, Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, and International Relations and Affairs programs (nationally ranked 4th, 6th, and 13th respectively). With an annual tuition of $35,424 per year, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott is reasonably pricey. 40.76% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, joining the labor force. Open graduating, alumni go on to take in near $66,200 per year, which is 59% over the national median.

Prescott, AZ

prescott.erau.edu/

B+

Rating

66%

Acceptance

2,928

Students

#409

Ranking

$35,424

Tuition

Brown University

#14 Best Colleges for International Relations and Affairs

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

Northwestern University

#15 Best Colleges for International Relations and Affairs

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

University of Chicago

#16 Best Colleges for International Relations and Affairs

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

Florida State University

#17 Best Colleges for International Relations and Affairs

Florida State University is a very large public university located in Tallahassee, FL ranked 148th in the nation. It has a total of 36,720 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting 35.97% of applicants. Florida State University offers 272 different majors and is best known for its English Language and Literature, Real Estate, and Insurance programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $4,022 for students from Florida and $16,540 for those from out-of-state, Florida State University is moderately priced. 73.69% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, entering the workforce. After graduation, alumni go on to draw around $46,400 per year, which is 12% above the national median.

Tallahassee, FL

www.fsu.edu

A

Rating

36%

Acceptance

46,825

Students

#148

Ranking

$16,540

Tuition

Pomona College

#18 Best Colleges for International Relations and Affairs

Pomona College is a small private liberal arts college located in Claremont, CA ranked 20th in the United States. It has a total of 1,680 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, with a 7.4% acceptance rate. Pomona College offers 52 different majors and is best known for its Molecular Biology, Public Policy Analysis, and Environmental Science programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 7th, and 8th respectively). With an annual tuition of $54,380 per year, Pomona College is very high-priced. 89.39% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn roughly $58,100 per year, which is 40% above the national median.

Claremont, CA

www.pomona.edu

A+

Rating

7%

Acceptance

1,680

Students

#20

Ranking

$54,380

Tuition

Emory University

#19 Best Colleges for International Relations and Affairs

Emory University is a large private university located in Atlanta, GA ranked 23rd in the United States. It has a total of 8,026 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, with a 15.6% acceptance rate. Emory University offers 205 different majors and is best known for its Biology, French Studies, and Radiation Therapy programs, which are all nationally ranked 2nd. With an annual tuition of $53,070 per year, Emory University is exceptionally costly. 88.39% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to make roughly $66,000 per year, which is 59% greater than the national median.

Atlanta, GA

www.emory.edu

A+

Rating

16%

Acceptance

16,024

Students

#23

Ranking

$53,070

Tuition

Florida International University

#20 Best Colleges for International Relations and Affairs

Florida International University is a very large public university located in Miami, FL ranked 13th in Florida. It has a total of 59,764 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 57.51% acceptance rate. Florida International University offers 250 different majors and is best known for its International Business, Clinical Nutrition Services, and Marketing programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $4,721 for students from Florida and $16,529 for those from out-of-state, Florida International University is reasonably priced. 54.63% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to take home close to $46,300 per year, which is 11% over the national median.

Miami, FL

www.fiu.edu

B+

Rating

58%

Acceptance

72,780

Students

#337

Ranking

$16,529

Tuition

New York University

#21 Best Colleges for International Relations and Affairs

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

Claremont McKenna College

#22 Best Colleges for International Relations and Affairs

Claremont McKenna College is a small private liberal arts college located in Claremont, CA ranked 55th in the nation. It has a total of 1,355 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting just about 10% of applicants. Claremont McKenna College offers 56 different majors and is best known for its Systems Science and Theory, Experimental Psychology, and Industrial Management programs (nationally ranked 4th, 9th, and 11th respectively). With an annual tuition of $56,190 per year, Claremont McKenna College is exceptionally costly. After graduation, alumni go on to take home more or less $72,900 per year, which is 76% over the national median.

Claremont, CA

www.cmc.edu

A+

Rating

10%

Acceptance

1,358

Students

#55

Ranking

$56,190

Tuition

Virginia Military Institute

#23 Best Colleges for International Relations and Affairs

Virginia Military Institute is a small public liberal arts college located in Lexington, VA ranked 219th in the US. It has a total of 1,738 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 59.54% of applicants. Virginia Military Institute offers 14 different majors and is best known for its Foreign Languages and Literatures, Civil Engineering, and International Relations and Affairs programs (nationally ranked 7th, 19th, and 23rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $9,284 for in-state students and $36,128 for those from out-of-state, Virginia Military Institute is somewhat moderately expensive. 70.7% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to take in roughly $65,700 per year, which is 58% greater than the national median.

Lexington, VA

www.vmi.edu

A

Rating

60%

Acceptance

1,738

Students

#219

Ranking

$36,128

Tuition

University of Miami

#24 Best Colleges for International Relations and Affairs

University of Miami is a large private university located in Coral Gables, FL ranked 59th in the United States. It has a total of 12,351 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, with a 27.13% acceptance rate. University of Miami offers 309 different majors and is best known for its Information Technology Administration and Management, Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography, and Broadcast Journalism programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $50,400 per year, University of Miami is exceptionally costly. 74.98% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn about $60,100 per year, which is 45% above the national median.

Coral Gables, FL

www.miami.edu/

A+

Rating

27%

Acceptance

19,618

Students

#59

Ranking

$50,400

Tuition

Middlebury College

#25 Best Colleges for International Relations and Affairs

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