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2022 Best Colleges for Journalism

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12,988

Graduates Per Year

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$46K

Average Salary

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#37

Most Popular Major

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TOP

50

Popularity

Very Popular

12,988

111% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

392

104% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

36

General Studies

14,691

37

Journalism

12,988

38

Early Childhood Education and Teaching

12,806

Cost

Somewhat Expensive

$39,046

22% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

99

Clinical Psychology

$39,295

100

Journalism

$39,046

Salary

Average Salary

$34,772

10% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

198

Photojournalism

$34,772

199

Journalism

$34,772

200

Broadcast Journalism

$34,772

Professors

Average

4/5

Median Student Rating

Highest Student Rated Professors

169

Recording Arts Technology

170

Journalism

171

Finance

Students

Average Diversity

3.8/5

4.03% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

190

Rhetoric and Composition

191

Journalism

192

Family and Consumer Economics

SUMMARY

Studying Journalism is a valuable choice and ordinarily a requisite first step for scholars planning to pursue a career as a head editor, a news reporter, or a news content writer. Interestingly, nationally, journalism is somewhat popular coming in at the 37th most popular major. In the last year, there were 12,988 journalism degrees conferred. In-state tuition for journalism at private universities is, on average, 3.9 times more costly than their public rivals.

There are 392 colleges which offer journalism. 392 institutions is on par with other majors offered in the United States. If you're looking to immerse yourself with other journalism students, look at universities in California which have the most students admitted to journalism annually. Zooming out, the best region to get a degree in journalism is in the Southeast region with Georgia State University, University of Georgia, and West Virginia University best representing the region. Interestingly, our pick for the best conference to major in journalism is the Big Ten Conference with University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus, and University of Wisconsin-Madison representing the conference. From our list on the best colleges, our choice for the best college for journalism is Northwestern University.

The objectively best school might not actually be the best school for you. There are tons of factors to weigh when deciding on school. Things such as campus amenities, transportation services, and food would affect your choice of where to go to university. Here at Authority, we have examined the pros and cons for you. If, as an example, you want to know which journalism school is home to the best campus, the winner is New York University. If, for example, you are mostly interested in which university is home to the finest campus, we have a whole list dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through student reviews, professor reviews, government databases, and more to evaluate every major in an unbiased and informative way. You can find our well researched list for the universities with the best student life here and our pick for the school with the best student life for journalism is University of Florida. Curious why? Continue scrolling to learn more about our top recommendations. Some of our conclusions will probably surprise you.

If price is a major influence in your choice of where you attend school, you might consider avoiding University of Southern California. University of Southern California appears to be our most expensive school for journalism, at least for out of state enrollment. That being said, we have a list of the most expensive schools that could put the cost of University of Southern California into perspective. Additionally, you could be interested to know that journalism is the 100th most expensive degree in America, with an average expense of $39,000. On a broader scale, the most costly state for journalism on our list is District of Columbia with costs at the main two universities American University and George Washington University of $49,070 and $54,453 respectively. Even more broadly, the most expensive region for journalism is the New England region which is best demonstrated with Fairfield University with a cost of $49,080, Boston University with a cost of $54,720, and Northeastern University with a cost of $52,420.

Our cheapest region for journalism is the Southeast region which is represented by Henderson State University with a cost of $8,640, Rust College with a cost of $9,900, and University of Southern Mississippi with a cost of $10,786. On the bright side, the most affordable school for journalism is University of North Texas. Our full list of the most affordable colleges can be found here.

In-state learners can anticipate paying about $10,100 for a degree in journalism. That price balloons substantially to a median of $23,200 for the out-of-state public-school student. As such, you might be interested in our pick for the university with the best value for journalism: Northwestern University. Through this link you will find our comprehensive list for the colleges we believe to be the best value overall. Bear in mind, this discussion is based on being an out-of-state student. The value proposition changes when in-state tuition is considered, but we do not know in which states any one student has residency.

Earnings for journalism majors can differ, but within two-years of completing the major graduates will typically make in the neighborhood of $46,000. While there can be much variation in earnings potential; top earners can make up to $82,000. Even straight out of school, the lowest end positions within the journalism field earn $26,000, which is an alright wage. The highest earning grads for journalism studied at Lehigh University and if you want to find the schools with all of the highest earning graduates, we have that too.

The all-around diversity of journalism ranks on the higher end, being within the 52nd percentile of all majors. The school with the highest composite diversity for journalism is New York University and here you can find our general list for the universities which have the most diversity. The financial diversity of Journalism only is within the 36th percentile compared to all other majors. Racial diversity is actually above financial diversity, in the 45th percentile. White undergraduates compose the largest proportion at 63% of scholars studying journalism. Additionally, 69% of undergrads seeking a journalism degree are women.

The median ranking of journalism professors is 4 stars, a score which is surprisingly the median for every major; this is a fine. If you are curious about the most popular journalism instructor in the country, consider looking up Alice Tait at Central Michigan University. It might surprise you, but the top rated instructors for journalism by student are at Medical University of South Carolina. As we incorporate data other than simply rankings we find that the college possessing comprehensively the best instructors for journalism is Northwestern University. One will find an explanation of our evolving ranking methodology of the best overall professors here, along with many of the top examples of professors in the country.

Finally, the hardest school to get into for journalism is Northwestern University. While we think of this list more as a novelty, we do have a general list for the hardest colleges to get into. Although, here at Authority we hope you believe that approaching higher education with a perspective only formed from superlatives might cause issues. We encourage you to read our other pages on different topics and read a couple of our background 'blog posts' on important things to look out for as you continue your school search.

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University of Missouri-Columbia

#1 Best Colleges for Journalism

University of Missouri-Columbia is a very large public university located in Columbia, MO ranked 12th in Missouri. It has a total of 24,572 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 80.73% acceptance rate. University of Missouri-Columbia offers 296 different majors and is best known for its Journalism, Foreign Languages and Literatures, and Agricultural Mechanization programs (nationally ranked 1st, 4th, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $9,120 for in-state students and $26,991 for those from out-of-state, University of Missouri-Columbia is reasonably high-priced. 59.86% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to bring in more or less $48,300 per year, which is 16% over the national median.

Columbia, MO

https://missouri.edu/

B

Rating

81%

Acceptance

33,333

Students

#482

Ranking

$26,991

Tuition

Northwestern University

#2 Best Colleges for Journalism

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

The University of Texas at Austin

#3 Best Colleges for Journalism

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

New York University

#4 Best Colleges for Journalism

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

Boston University

#5 Best Colleges for Journalism

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

University of Southern California

#6 Best Colleges for Journalism

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 Minnesota-Twin Cities

#7 Best Colleges for Journalism

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

University of Maryland-College Park

#8 Best Colleges for Journalism

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

Arizona State University-Downtown Phoenix

#9 Best Colleges for Journalism

Arizona State University-Downtown Phoenix is a large public university located in Phoenix, AZ ranked 5th in Arizona. It has a total of 9,496 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 81.85% acceptance rate. Arizona State University-Downtown Phoenix offers 94 different majors and is best known for its Sports Communication, Non-Profit Management, and Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 7th respectively). With an annual tuition of $10,710 for in-state students and $28,800 for those from out-of-state, Arizona State University-Downtown Phoenix is somewhat moderately pricey. 60.21% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, entering the labor market. After graduation, alumni go on to make near $47,700 per year, which is 15% greater than the national median.

Phoenix, AZ

www.asu.edu/

B

Rating

82%

Acceptance

12,750

Students

#523

Ranking

$28,800

Tuition

Syracuse University

#10 Best Colleges for Journalism

Syracuse University is a very large private university located in Syracuse, NY ranked 109th in the US. It has a total of 28,546 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 44.38% of applicants. Syracuse University offers 368 different majors and is best known for its Broadcast Journalism, Public Administration, and Photojournalism programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $52,210 per year, Syracuse University is very expensive. 77.41% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn close to $62,100 per year, which is 50% greater than the national median.

Syracuse, NY

https://www.syracuse.edu

A

Rating

44%

Acceptance

38,110

Students

#109

Ranking

$52,210

Tuition

Emerson College

#11 Best Colleges for Journalism

Emerson College is a small private college located in Boston, MA ranked 126th in America. It has a total of 4,220 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, with a 33.35% acceptance rate. Emerson College offers 42 different majors and is best known for its Cinematography, Creative Writing, and Drama and Dance Teacher Education programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $48,560 per year, Emerson College is very costly. 78.8% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to generate roughly $46,600 per year, which is 12% over the national median.

Boston, MA

www.emerson.edu

A

Rating

33%

Acceptance

5,028

Students

#126

Ranking

$48,560

Tuition

University of Wisconsin-Madison

#12 Best Colleges for Journalism

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

Northeastern University

#13 Best Colleges for Journalism

Northeastern University is a very large private university located in Boston, MA ranked 36th in the United States. It has a total of 18,753 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, with a 18.05% acceptance rate. Northeastern University offers 186 different majors and is best known for its Human Services, Physical Therapy, and Data Modeling and Database Administration programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $52,420 per year, Northeastern University is very expensive. 73.11% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to take in approximately $67,400 per year, which is 62% greater than the national median.

Boston, MA

www.northeastern.edu

A+

Rating

18%

Acceptance

28,374

Students

#36

Ranking

$52,420

Tuition

University of Georgia

#14 Best Colleges for Journalism

University of Georgia is a very large public university located in Athens, GA ranked 127th in the United States. It has a total of 32,548 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 45.3% acceptance rate. University of Georgia offers 419 different majors and is best known for its Insurance, Landscape Architecture, and Mathematics Teacher Education programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $9,790 for students from Georgia and $28,830 for those from out-of-state, University of Georgia is reasonably costly. 74.72% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to bring home about $50,500 per year, which is 22% above the national median.

Athens, GA

www.uga.edu

A

Rating

45%

Acceptance

42,708

Students

#127

Ranking

$28,830

Tuition

American University

#15 Best Colleges for Journalism

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

University of North Texas

#16 Best Colleges for Journalism

University of North Texas is a very large public university located in Denton, TX ranked 24th in Texas. It has a total of 35,111 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 73.61% acceptance rate. University of North Texas offers 243 different majors and is best known for its General Studies, Jazz, and Fashion Merchandising programs (nationally ranked 1st, 6th, and 7th respectively). With an annual tuition of $8,295 for students from Texas and $18,423 for those from out-of-state, University of North Texas is reasonably priced. 55.16% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, entering the labor market. After college, alumni go on to take in near $45,000 per year, which is 8% greater than the national median.

Denton, TX

www.unt.edu

C+

Rating

74%

Acceptance

43,963

Students

#668

Ranking

$18,423

Tuition

University of Iowa

#17 Best Colleges for Journalism

University of Iowa is a very large public university located in Iowa City, IA ranked 4th in Iowa. It has a total of 26,596 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 82.55% of applicants. University of Iowa offers 430 different majors and is best known for its Kinesiology and Exercise Science, Organizational Leadership, and Informatics programs (nationally ranked 1st, 4th, and 7th respectively). With an annual tuition of $8,073 for students from Iowa and $30,036 for those from out-of-state, University of Iowa is reasonably expensive. 65.58% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor market. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $51,900 per year, which is 25% greater than the national median.

Iowa City, IA

www.uiowa.edu

A-

Rating

83%

Acceptance

35,339

Students

#302

Ranking

$30,036

Tuition

George Washington University

#18 Best Colleges for Journalism

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

Washington and Lee University

#19 Best Colleges for Journalism

Washington and Lee University is a small private liberal arts college located in Lexington, VA ranked 52nd in the United States. It has a total of 1,848 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, with a 18.57% acceptance rate. Washington and Lee University offers 38 different majors and is best known for its Accounting and Business Management, German Language and Literature, and Journalism programs (nationally ranked 1st, 6th, and 19th respectively). With an annual tuition of $53,730 per year, Washington and Lee University is extremely expensive. 87.97% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to earn roughly $76,100 per year, which is 83% greater than the national median.

Lexington, VA

www.wlu.edu/

A+

Rating

19%

Acceptance

2,243

Students

#52

Ranking

$53,730

Tuition

University of Kansas

#20 Best Colleges for Journalism

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

University of Florida

#21 Best Colleges for Journalism

University of Florida is a very large public university located in Gainesville, FL ranked 78th in America. It has a total of 38,645 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting just under 3 in every 8 applicants. University of Florida offers 433 different majors and is best known for its Exercise Physiology, Microbiological Sciences and Immunology, and Family and Community Services programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $4,477 for in-state students and $25,694 for those from out-of-state, University of Florida is somewhat moderately pricey. 85.38% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make more or less $56,000 per year, which is 35% above the national median.

Gainesville, FL

www.ufl.edu/

A+

Rating

37%

Acceptance

58,749

Students

#78

Ranking

$25,694

Tuition

Lehigh University

#22 Best Colleges for Journalism

Lehigh University is a mid-sized private university located in Bethlehem, PA ranked 57th in the United States. It has a total of 5,289 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting 32.1% of applicants. Lehigh University offers 187 different majors and is best known for its Industrial Engineering, Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management, and Managerial Economics programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 7th, and 8th respectively). With an annual tuition of $54,790 per year, Lehigh University is very costly. 83.47% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, entering the labor market. After graduation, alumni go on to make around $81,900 per year, which is 97% over the national median.

Bethlehem, PA

www.lehigh.edu

A+

Rating

32%

Acceptance

7,330

Students

#57

Ranking

$54,790

Tuition

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

#23 Best Colleges for Journalism

Rutgers University-New Brunswick is a very large public university located in New Brunswick, NJ ranked 144th in the US. It has a total of 40,836 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 61.22% of applicants. Rutgers University-New Brunswick offers 374 different majors and is best known for its Human Resources, Social Work, and Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $12,230 for in-state students and $29,012 for those from out-of-state, Rutgers University-New Brunswick is somewhat moderately expensive. 72.03% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to bring in more or less $57,900 per year, which is 39% greater than the national median.

New Brunswick, NJ

https://newbrunswick.rutgers.edu

A

Rating

61%

Acceptance

57,162

Students

#144

Ranking

$29,012

Tuition

University of Miami

#24 Best Colleges for Journalism

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

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

#25 Best Colleges for Journalism

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus is a very large public university located in University Park, PA ranked 230th in the US. It has a total of 42,805 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 75.94% of applicants. Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus offers 481 different majors and is best known for its Architectural Engineering, Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, and Foreign Language Teacher Education programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $17,416 for students from Pennsylvania and $34,480 for those from out-of-state, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus is reasonably expensive. 60.08% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn around $50,100 per year, which is 21% above the national median.

University Park, PA

www.psu.edu/

A-

Rating

76%

Acceptance

49,935

Students

#230

Ranking

$34,480

Tuition