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2023 Best Colleges for Music History, Literature, and Theory

There are about 459 students enrolled in Music History, Literature, and Theory in the USA.

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popularity

Not Very Popular

Compared to national avg.

Diplomas received last year

190

Vs. National Avg.

-99%

popularity Rank

#372

cost

Somewhat Expensive

Compared to national avg.

Median degree cost

$36K

Vs. National Avg.

50%

cost Rank

#57

salary

Above Average

Compared to national avg.

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

$46K

Vs. National Avg.

15%

salary Rank

#110

professors

Average

Compared to national avg.

Professor Rating

B-

Vs. National Avg.

10%

professors Rank

#138

students

Above Average

Compared to national avg.

Diversity Rating

B-

Vs. National Avg.

9%

students Rank

#93

SUMMARY

Going to school for Music History, Literature, and Theory is not only a valuable choice, but generally an obligatory first step for scholars aspiring to enter a career as a gaelic music professor, a talmudic music professor, or a music historian. Interestingly, nationally, music history, literature, and theory is a very rare degree coming in at the 367th most popular area of study. Last academic year, there were 132 music history, literature, and theory graduates. In-state tuition for music history, literature, and theory at private institutions is, on average, 3.5 times more expensive than their public fellows.

With only 54 schools having programs for music history, literature, and theory you could have limited options as to the institutions which will have a degree program for you. If you're hoping to surround yourself with other music history, literature, and theory students, consider looking at schools in New York which have the most students admitted to music history, literature, and theory annually. Zooming out, the best region to major in music history, literature, and theory is in the Mid East region with Rider University, The New School, and Skidmore College best representing the region. Interestingly, our pick of the top conference to study music history, literature, and theory is the Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association with Skidmore College representing the conference. On that topic, our choice for the best university for music history, literature, and theory is University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. You might also want to check out our list of best colleges.

The objectively 'best' school might not actually be the best school for every student. There are a bunch more angels to weigh when choosing institution. External stuff such as campus amenities, transportation services, and food would modify one's inclinations of which college to attend. Here at Authority, we have weighed the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you want to know which music history, literature, and theory school boasts the top college campus, the answer is University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. If you are mostly interested in which college is home to the top campus, we have an entire list dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through government databases, professor reviews, student reviews, and more to compare every major in an unbiased and informative way. Here you can explore our comprehensive list for the universities with the best student life&nbspand, from that list, our selection for the university with the best student life for music history, literature, and theory is University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Curious why? Keep reading to learn more about Authority's top recommendations. Some of our decisions might shock you.

If expense is a primary influence in your decision on where to go to university, you might be cautious about Skidmore College. Skidmore College&nbspis our most expensive college for music history, literature, and theory, at least regarding out of state enrollment. We have a page for the most expensive&nbspcolleges that might put the expense of Skidmore College&nbspinto perspective. You may also want to know that music history, literature, and theory is the 70th most expensive program in the nation, with an average cost of $43,700. To zoom out a little, the most expensive state for music history, literature, and theory in the country is New York with costs at the primary two schools The New School and Skidmore College of $49,770 and $55,136 respectively. To zoom out even further, the most expensive region of the U.S. for music history, literature, and theory is unfortunately unavailable due to missing data.

Our cheapest region for music history, literature, and theory is the Rocky Mountains region which is represented by Adams State University with a cost of $17,160. On the bright side, the most affordable university for music history, literature, and theory is Adams State University. Authority's full list of the most affordable universities can be found here.

In-state students can anticipate paying around $12,500 for a degree in music history, literature, and theory. The price balloons by a lot to a median of $34,200 for the out-of-state public-school undergraduate. As such, you might be interested in our choice for the university representing the best value for music history, literature, and theory: University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Through this link you can find our comprehensive list about the schools we see as being the best value&nbspin general. Bear in mind, this discussion is based on out-of-state tuition costs. A discussion of value 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 music history, literature, and theory students vary a lot, but within two-years of graduation students will regularly make around $52,800. There can be a lot of variation in salary; highest paid earners can make up to $105,500. Right out of university, the lowest earning positions within the music history, literature, and theory space make $26,900, which could be worse. The top earning grads for music history, literature, and theory graduated from University of Michigan-Ann Arbor&nbspand if you want to find the colleges with all of the highest earning graduates, Authority has that too.

The prevailing diversity of music history, literature, and theory ranks below average, arriving within the 47th percentile of majors nationally. The school with the highest composite diversity for music history, literature, and theory is The New School&nbspand here you can find our comprehensive list for the schools with the most diversity. The overall financial diversity of the Music History, Literature, and Theory major only ranks in the 46th percentile compared to all other majors. Racial diversity is even lower in the 37th percentile. White collegians make up the largest proportion, 67%, of scholars majoring in music history, literature, and theory. Additionally, 59% of undergrads pursuing a music history, literature, and theory degree are women.

The median ranking of music history, literature, and theory professors is 4 stars, a score which is exactly the average for all majors; which is a fine. If you are curious about the most popular music history, literature, and theory instructor nationally, look no further than Larry Wacholtz from Belmont University. It may surprise you, but the top rated professors of music history, literature, and theory from student rankings come from Belmont University. If we incorporate data other than basic rankings it becomes clear that the school possessing comprehensively the best instructors for music history, literature, and theory is University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. One can find an explanation of our evolving ranking methodology for the best overall professors here, along with many of the best professors in the country.

Finally, the hardest university to get into for music history, literature, and theory is University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. While we think of this list more as a novelty, we have a comprehensive page of the hardest colleges to get into. But, here at Authority we hope you believe that looking at academics with a perspective primarily built on superlatives could cause issues. We at Authority hope you explore our other pages on individual schools and explore some of our helpful background articles on useful things to look for as your school search continues.

Top 25 Best Colleges for Music History, Literature, and Theory

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#1 2023 Best Colleges for Music History, Literature, and Theory

Stanford University

Stanford, CA | www.stanford.edu/

5%

Acceptance

20,961

Students

#2

Ranking

$56K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#2 2023 Best Colleges for Music History, Literature, and Theory

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA | www.harvard.edu/

5%

Acceptance

41,024

Students

#3

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#3 2023 Best Colleges for Music History, Literature, and Theory

Rice University

Houston, TX | www.rice.edu/

11%

Acceptance

8,005

Students

#22

Ranking

$51K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#4 2023 Best Colleges for Music History, Literature, and Theory

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA | web.mit.edu/

7%

Acceptance

12,195

Students

#1

Ranking

$53K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#5 2023 Best Colleges for Music History, Literature, and Theory

Columbia University in the City of New York

New York, NY | www.columbia.edu/

7%

Acceptance

33,882

Students

#10

Ranking

$62K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#6 2023 Best Colleges for Music History, Literature, and Theory

Brown University

Providence, RI | www.brown.edu/

8%

Acceptance

10,807

Students

#13

Ranking

$61K

Tuition

C+

Rating

#7 2023 Best Colleges for Music History, Literature, and Theory

University of North Carolina at Asheville

Asheville, NC | https://www.unca.edu/

79%

Acceptance

4,153

Students

#1180

Ranking

$25K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#8 2023 Best Colleges for Music History, Literature, and Theory

Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH | www.dartmouth.edu/

9%

Acceptance

7,171

Students

#15

Ranking

$60K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#9 2023 Best Colleges for Music History, Literature, and Theory

Princeton University

Princeton, NJ | www.princeton.edu/

6%

Acceptance

8,532

Students

#5

Ranking

$49K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#10 2023 Best Colleges for Music History, Literature, and Theory

Duke University

Durham, NC | www.duke.edu/

8%

Acceptance

17,855

Students

#6

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#11 2023 Best Colleges for Music History, Literature, and Theory

Yale University

New Haven, CT | https://www.yale.edu/

7%

Acceptance

14,910

Students

#8

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#12 2023 Best Colleges for Music History, Literature, and Theory

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL | www.northwestern.edu/

9%

Acceptance

25,870

Students

#12

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#13 2023 Best Colleges for Music History, Literature, and Theory

Washington University in St Louis

Saint Louis, MO | www.wustl.edu/

16%

Acceptance

17,893

Students

#18

Ranking

$57K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#14 2023 Best Colleges for Music History, Literature, and Theory

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA | www.upenn.edu/

9%

Acceptance

30,688

Students

#7

Ranking

$60K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#15 2023 Best Colleges for Music History, Literature, and Theory

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN | www.nd.edu/

19%

Acceptance

13,268

Students

#16

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#16 2023 Best Colleges for Music History, Literature, and Theory

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN | www.vanderbilt.edu/

12%

Acceptance

13,918

Students

#17

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#17 2023 Best Colleges for Music History, Literature, and Theory

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD | www.jhu.edu/

11%

Acceptance

34,250

Students

#4

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#18 2023 Best Colleges for Music History, Literature, and Theory

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL | www.uchicago.edu/

7%

Acceptance

20,413

Students

#11

Ranking

$61K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#19 2023 Best Colleges for Music History, Literature, and Theory

University of California-Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA | www.ucla.edu/

14%

Acceptance

46,947

Students

#50

Ranking

$43K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#20 2023 Best Colleges for Music History, Literature, and Theory

Georgetown University

Washington, DC | www.georgetown.edu/

17%

Acceptance

22,720

Students

#19

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#21 2023 Best Colleges for Music History, Literature, and Theory

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY | www.cornell.edu/

11%

Acceptance

24,594

Students

#14

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#22 2023 Best Colleges for Music History, Literature, and Theory

Pomona College

Claremont, CA | www.pomona.edu/

9%

Acceptance

1,733

Students

#40

Ranking

$55K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#23 2023 Best Colleges for Music History, Literature, and Theory

University of Virginia-Main Campus

Charlottesville, VA | https://www.virginia.edu/

23%

Acceptance

29,237

Students

#38

Ranking

$53K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#24 2023 Best Colleges for Music History, Literature, and Theory

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA | www.usc.edu/

16%

Acceptance

52,376

Students

#28

Ranking

$60K

Tuition

F

Rating

#25 2023 Best Colleges for Music History, Literature, and Theory

Concorde Career College-San Antonio

San Antonio, TX | https://www.concorde.edu/campus/san-antonio-texas

98%

Acceptance

1,087

Students

#2316

Ranking

$0

Tuition

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