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2022 Best Colleges for Music Theory and Composition

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577

Graduates Per Year

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$53K

Average Salary

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#262

Most Popular Major

Popularity

Somewhat Unpopular

577

91% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

172

10% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

261

Business Statistics

581

262

Music Theory and Composition

577

263

History Teacher Education

574

Cost

Median Cost

$30,615

4% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

191

Organizational Leadership

$30,630

192

Music Theory and Composition

$30,615

193

Microbiological Sciences and Immunology

$30,605

Salary

Low Salary

$26,368

32% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

344

Music Pedagogy

$26,368

345

Music Theory and Composition

$26,368

346

Music History, Literature, and Theory

$26,368

Professors

Good

4.1/5

2.5% NATIONAL AVG

Median Student Rating

Highest Student Rated Professors

134

Music Theory and Composition

135

Applied Psychology

Students

Average Diversity

3.9/5

7.16% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

160

French Studies

161

Music Theory and Composition

162

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SUMMARY

A degree in Music Theory and Composition is a valuable choice and naturally a mandatory first step for scholars wishing to pursue a career as a songwriter, a composer, or a music arranger. Interestingly, music theory and composition is an uncommon degree being the 262nd most popular area of study. Last year, there were 577 music theory and composition graduates. In-state tuition for music theory and composition at private schools is, on average, 4.2 times more spendy than their public counterparts.

There are 172 institutions which offer music theory and composition. This number of schools is fairly average in terms of the number of institutions which offer each degree. If you are hoping to surround yourself with other music theory and composition undergraduates, consider universities in Massachusetts which have more undergrads admitted to music theory and composition than any other state. less precisely, the top region to study music theory and composition is in the New England region with Western Connecticut State University, Berklee College of Music, and The New England Conservatory of Music best representing the region. Interestingly, our pick of the best conference to major in music theory and composition is the Little East Conference with Western Connecticut State University representing the conference. That said, our choice for the best college for music theory and composition is Vanderbilt University. You may also want to check out our list of the best colleges.

The best school might not actually be the best school for you. There are many more angels to weigh when selecting ​university. External stuff like campus amenities, transportation services, and food would alter one's thoughts on where to go to university. Here at Authority, we've weighed the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you want to know which music theory and composition school has the top campus, the answer is New York University. If you are very interested in which university has the top campus, we have a whole page dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through government databases, student reviews, professor reviews, and more in order to evaluate every major in an unbiased and informative way. Here you can find our comprehensive list for the schools with the best student life and, from that list, our choice for the college with the best student life for music theory and composition is University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Curious why? Continue scrolling to find out more about Authority's top choices. Many of our picks will probably shock you.

If price is a major deciding factor in your decision on where to go to university, you might be cautious about University of Southern California. University of Southern California appears to be the most expensive school for music theory and composition, at least for out of state students. We do have an entire list of the most expensive schools that might put the cost at University of Southern California into perspective. Additionally, you may care to know that music theory and composition is the 192nd most expensive program in America, with an average expense of $30,600. On a broader scale, the most expensive state for music theory and composition nationally is Oregon with expenses at the primary institution, Lewis & Clark College, of $52,346. To zoom out even further, the most costly region of the U.S. for music theory and composition is the Far West region which is best demonstrated with California Institute of the Arts with a cost of $50,850, University of Southern California with a cost of $57,256, and Lewis & Clark College with a cost of $52,346.

Our cheapest region for music theory and composition is the Southwest region which is represented by University of North Texas with a cost of $18,423. In better news, the most affordable university for music theory and composition is Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico. Authority's comprehensive list of the most affordable colleges can be explored here.

In-state learners can expect to pay in the neighborhood of $10,600 for a degree in music theory and composition. The cost grows dramatically to a median of $26,700 for the out-of-state public-school undergrad. Our selection for the school representing the best value for music theory and composition: Vanderbilt University. Through this link you will find our comprehensive list of the schools we believe to be the best value in general. Bear in mind, this discussion is based on the assumption that you are an out-of-state student. A discussion of value changes when in-state tuition costs are considered, as such, we are using out-of-state tuition as the baseline.

Earnings for music theory and composition majors vary a lot, but two-years after completing the major graduates will typically make around $53,200. While there is much variation in earnings potential; highest paid earners can bring in up to $104,700. Even straight out of university, the minimum earning positions within the music theory and composition field earn $27,100, which is an alright wage. The highest earning grads from music theory and composition come from University of Southern California and if you are looking for colleges with all of the highest earning graduates, we have that too.

The overall diversity of music theory and composition is solid, coming in the 59th percentile of all programs. The university with the highest composite diversity for music theory and composition is Academy of Art University and here you can find our general list for the universities which have the most diversity. The financial diversity of Music Theory and Composition only is within the 54th percentile of all majors. Racial diversity is even further below average in the 53rd percentile. White undergraduates make up the largest proportion at 59% of those majoring in music theory and composition. Additionally, 71% of students seeking a music theory and composition major are men.

The median score for music theory and composition's professors is 4.1 stars, which is 3% better than the average score across all majors; which is a good ranking. If you want the most popular music theory and composition professor in the nation, consider looking up Meredith Morris from Clemson University. This might be shocking, but the top rated instructors for music theory and composition according to students are found at Savannah College of Art and Design. As we consider data beyond just rankings it becomes clear that the university with comprehensively the best professors for music theory and composition is New York University. One will find an explanation of our ever evolving ranking methodology of the best overall professors here, along with some of the finest examples of professors in the U.S.

Finally, the hardest school to get into for music theory and composition is Vanderbilt University. While we think of this list more as a novelty, we have a detailed list for the hardest colleges to get into. That being said, here at Authority we do hope you understand that considering university through a lens only informed by superlatives can cause problems. We at Authority hope you look at some of our other pages on individual colleges and read some of our background 'blog posts' on beneficial things to think about as your college search continues.

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Berklee College of Music

#1 Best Colleges for Music Theory and Composition

Berklee College of Music is a mid-sized private art school located in Boston, MA ranked 36th in Massachusetts. It has a total of 7,389 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 51.44% of applicants. Berklee College of Music offers 32 different majors and is best known for its Music Performance, Music Theory and Composition, and Music Therapy programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $44,360 per year, Berklee College of Music is rather pricey. 44.37% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, entering the labor force. After finishing college, alumni go on to make roughly $30,300 per year, which is 27% under the national median.

Boston, MA

www.berklee.edu

B

Rating

51%

Acceptance

8,031

Students

#439

Ranking

$44,360

Tuition

New York University

#2 Best Colleges for Music Theory and Composition

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

The New England Conservatory of Music

#3 Best Colleges for Music Theory and Composition

The New England Conservatory of Music is a very small private art school located in Boston, MA ranked 179th in the nation. It has a total of 479 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, with a 36.94% acceptance rate. The New England Conservatory of Music offers 36 different majors and is best known for its Music, Stringed Instruments, and Jazz programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $49,580 per year, The New England Conservatory of Music is very expensive. 69.81% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to take in around $32,100 per year, which is 23% less than the national median.

Boston, MA

https://necmusic.edu

A

Rating

37%

Acceptance

876

Students

#179

Ranking

$49,580

Tuition

University of Southern California

#4 Best Colleges for Music Theory and Composition

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

Vanderbilt University

#5 Best Colleges for Music Theory and Composition

Vanderbilt University is a large private university located in Nashville, TN ranked 17th in America. It has a total of 6,974 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, with a 9.12% acceptance rate. Vanderbilt University offers 245 different majors and is best known for its Teacher Education and Professional Development, Secondary Education and Teaching, and Social Sciences programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $50,800 per year, Vanderbilt University is exceptionally high-priced. 86.73% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to make approximately $69,000 per year, which is 66% greater than the national median.

Nashville, TN

www.vanderbilt.edu

A+

Rating

9%

Acceptance

13,634

Students

#17

Ranking

$50,800

Tuition

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

#6 Best Colleges for Music Theory and Composition

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor is a very large public university located in Ann Arbor, MI ranked 37th in the nation. It has a total of 31,206 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, accepting more or less 2 in 9 applicants. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor offers 433 different majors and is best known for its Experimental Psychology, Data Modeling and Database Administration, and German Language and Literature programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $15,230 for students from Michigan and $50,872 for those from out-of-state, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor is exceptionally pricey. 86.28% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to take home more or less $63,400 per year, which is 53% greater than the national median.

Ann Arbor, MI

https://umich.edu/

A+

Rating

23%

Acceptance

48,218

Students

#37

Ranking

$50,872

Tuition

California Institute of the Arts

#7 Best Colleges for Music Theory and Composition

California Institute of the Arts is a small private art school located in Valencia, CA ranked 181st in the nation. It has a total of 1,111 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, with a 25.28% acceptance rate. California Institute of the Arts offers 39 different majors and is best known for its Acting, Theatre Design and Technology, and Photography programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 3rd, and 6th respectively). With an annual tuition of $50,850 per year, California Institute of the Arts is very high-priced. 63.73% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, joining the workforce. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to bring in roughly $37,900 per year, which is 9% under the national median.

Valencia, CA

www.calarts.edu

A

Rating

25%

Acceptance

1,618

Students

#181

Ranking

$50,850

Tuition

University of Washington-Seattle Campus

#8 Best Colleges for Music Theory and Composition

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

University of Georgia

#9 Best Colleges for Music Theory and Composition

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

University of Missouri-Kansas City

#10 Best Colleges for Music Theory and Composition

University of Missouri-Kansas City is a large public university located in Kansas City, MO ranked 13th in Missouri. It has a total of 13,235 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 61.3% acceptance rate. University of Missouri-Kansas City offers 146 different majors and is best known for its Music Theory and Composition, Jazz, and Dental Hygiene programs (nationally ranked 10th, 15th, and 22nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $8,392 for students from Missouri and $23,080 for those from out-of-state, University of Missouri-Kansas City is somewhat moderately pricey. 46.73% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to bring home near $45,700 per year, which is 10% above the national median.

Kansas City, MO

https://www.umkc.edu/

C+

Rating

61%

Acceptance

19,166

Students

#719

Ranking

$23,080

Tuition

DigiPen Institute of Technology

#11 Best Colleges for Music Theory and Composition

DigiPen Institute of Technology is a small for-profit university located in Redmond, WA ranked 279th in the US. It has a total of 1,084 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting faintly north of 1 out of 3 applicants. DigiPen Institute of Technology offers 9 different majors and is best known for its Computer Programming, Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects, and Music Theory and Composition programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 11th respectively). With an annual tuition of $32,400 per year, DigiPen Institute of Technology is somewhat moderately costly. 38.01% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to draw roughly $80,200 per year, which is 93% above the national median.

Redmond, WA

www.digipen.edu

A-

Rating

34%

Acceptance

1,190

Students

#279

Ranking

$32,400

Tuition

University of Cincinnati-Main Campus

#12 Best Colleges for Music Theory and Composition

University of Cincinnati-Main Campus is a very large public university located in Cincinnati, OH ranked 25th in Ohio. It has a total of 30,173 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting barely under seven ninths of applicants. University of Cincinnati-Main Campus offers 459 different majors and is best known for its Respiratory Care Therapy, Clinical Laboratory Science, and Commercial and Advertising Art programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 3rd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $9,982 for in-state students and $25,316 for those from out-of-state, University of Cincinnati-Main Campus is reasonably high-priced. 48.08% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, joining the labor force. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn close to $42,300 per year, which is 2% above the national median.

Cincinnati, OH

www.uc.edu

C+

Rating

77%

Acceptance

43,692

Students

#661

Ranking

$25,316

Tuition

Lewis & Clark College

#13 Best Colleges for Music Theory and Composition

Lewis & Clark College is a small private liberal arts college located in Portland, OR ranked 256th in America. It has a total of 2,107 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 72.16% acceptance rate. Lewis & Clark College offers 78 different majors and is best known for its Music Theory and Composition, Mathematics and Computer Science, and German Language and Literature programs (nationally ranked 13th, 14th, and 26th respectively). With an annual tuition of $52,346 per year, Lewis & Clark College is very costly. 76.66% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to take home approximately $46,200 per year, which is 11% above the national median.

Portland, OR

www.lclark.edu/

A-

Rating

72%

Acceptance

3,682

Students

#256

Ranking

$52,346

Tuition

SUNY at Purchase College

#14 Best Colleges for Music Theory and Composition

SUNY at Purchase College is a small public college located in Purchase, NY ranked 66th in New York. It has a total of 4,647 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 51.51% acceptance rate. SUNY at Purchase College offers 62 different majors and is best known for its Fine and Studio Arts Management, Playwriting and Screenwriting, and Literature programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 4th, and 7th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,070 for students from New York and $16,980 for those from out-of-state, SUNY at Purchase College is moderately priced. 67.84% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, joining the labor market. Open graduating, alumni go on to generate around $35,200 per year, which is 15% under the national median.

Purchase, NY

www.purchase.edu

B

Rating

52%

Acceptance

4,753

Students

#472

Ranking

$16,980

Tuition

Biola University

#15 Best Colleges for Music Theory and Composition

Biola University is a mid-sized private university located in La Mirada, CA ranked 298th in America. It has a total of 4,159 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 69.85% acceptance rate. Biola University offers 86 different majors and is best known for its Multicultural and Diversity Studies, Religious Education, and Bible Studies programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $41,976 per year, Biola University is quite costly. 67.55% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, entering the labor market. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to draw near $44,500 per year, which is 7% above the national median.

La Mirada, CA

https://www.biola.edu

A-

Rating

70%

Acceptance

6,522

Students

#298

Ranking

$41,976

Tuition

Western Connecticut State University

#16 Best Colleges for Music Theory and Composition

Western Connecticut State University is a mid-sized public college located in Danbury, CT ranked 19th in Connecticut. It has a total of 5,808 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 75.8% of applicants. Western Connecticut State University offers 64 different majors and is best known for its Community Health Services, Music Theory and Composition, and Writing programs (nationally ranked 4th, 16th, and 19th respectively). With an annual tuition of $5,924 for in-state students and $17,726 for those from out-of-state, Western Connecticut State University is reasonably priced. 48.68% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn more or less $45,200 per year, which is 9% above the national median.

Danbury, CT

www.wcsu.edu

C+

Rating

76%

Acceptance

6,535

Students

#791

Ranking

$17,726

Tuition

Baldwin Wallace University

#17 Best Colleges for Music Theory and Composition

Baldwin Wallace University is a small private institution located in Berea, OH ranked 21st in Ohio. It has a total of 3,370 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 72.69% acceptance rate. Baldwin Wallace University offers 100 different majors and is best known for its Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, Fine and Studio Arts Management, and Voice and Opera programs (nationally ranked 8th, 11th, and 16th respectively). With an annual tuition of $33,530 per year, Baldwin Wallace University is somewhat moderately costly. 67.79% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to earn near $44,400 per year, which is 7% greater than the national median.

Berea, OH

https://www.bw.edu

B-

Rating

73%

Acceptance

4,390

Students

#621

Ranking

$33,530

Tuition

University of North Texas

#18 Best Colleges for Music Theory and Composition

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

Musicians Institute

#19 Best Colleges for Music Theory and Composition

Musicians Institute is a small for-profit art school located in Hollywood, CA ranked 88th in California. It has a total of 1,468 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 68.71% of applicants. Musicians Institute offers 12 different majors and is best known for its Music Theory and Composition program, which is ranked 19th in the nation. With an annual tuition of $24,525 per year, Musicians Institute is somewhat moderately expensive. Open graduating, alumni go on to bring in around $30,100 per year, which is 28% less than the national median.

Hollywood, CA

www.mi.edu

C+

Rating

69%

Acceptance

1,468

Students

#923

Ranking

$24,525

Tuition

Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico

#21 Best Colleges for Music Theory and Composition

Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico is a very small public art school located in San Juan, PR ranked 14th in Puerto Rico. It has a total of 393 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting just about two thirds of applicants. Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico offers 24 different majors and is best known for its Stringed Instruments, Jazz, and Voice and Opera programs (nationally ranked 9th, 16th, and 17th respectively). With an annual tuition of $2,520 for students from Puerto Rico and $3,000 for those from out-of-state, Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico is quite inexpensive. 41.93% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to draw near $15,100 per year, which is 64% under the national median.

San Juan, PR

cmpr.edu/

C

Rating

65%

Acceptance

423

Students

#1525

Ranking

$3,000

Tuition

Liberty University

#22 Best Colleges for Music Theory and Composition

Liberty University is a very large private institution located in Lynchburg, VA ranked 32nd in Virginia. It has a total of 60,751 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 51.06% of applicants. Liberty University offers 229 different majors and is best known for its Music Pedagogy, Religious Music, and Music History, Literature, and Theory programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 4th, and 7th respectively). With an annual tuition of $21,361 per year, Liberty University is somewhat moderately high-priced. 29.77% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, entering the workforce. Open graduating, alumni go on to draw more or less $36,700 per year, which is 12% less than the national median.

Lynchburg, VA

www.liberty.edu

C+

Rating

51%

Acceptance

111,084

Students

#1009

Ranking

$21,361

Tuition

Columbia College Chicago

#23 Best Colleges for Music Theory and Composition

Columbia College Chicago is a mid-sized private institution located in Chicago, IL ranked 63rd in Illinois. It has a total of 7,195 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 90.22% of applicants. Columbia College Chicago offers 74 different majors and is best known for its Theatre Management, Photojournalism, and Recording Arts Technology programs (nationally ranked 8th, 8th, and 12th respectively). With an annual tuition of $26,610 per year, Columbia College Chicago is somewhat moderately expensive. 46.92% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to generate around $34,400 per year, which is 17% below the national median.

Chicago, IL

www.colum.edu

C

Rating

90%

Acceptance

7,505

Students

#1585

Ranking

$26,610

Tuition

Full Sail University

#24 Best Colleges for Music Theory and Composition

Full Sail University is a very large for-profit associates college located in Winter Park, FL ranked 95th in Florida. It has a total of 25,521 full-time undergraduate students. Full Sail University offers 96 different majors and is best known for its Sports Communication, Music Technology, and Multimedia Art programs (nationally ranked 8th, 9th, and 9th respectively). With an annual tuition of $20,667 per year, Full Sail University is reasonably high-priced. 28.69% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, joining the workforce. Open graduating, alumni go on to bring home approximately $39,300 per year, which is 5% below the national median.

Winter Park, FL

www.fullsail.edu

C-

Rating

100%

Acceptance

27,834

Students

#2099

Ranking

$20,667

Tuition