2022 Best Colleges for Musical Theatre

698

Graduates Per Year

$49K

Average Salary

#248

Most Popular Major

Popularity

Somewhat Unpopular

698

89% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

104

46% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

247

Agronomy and Crop Science

709

248

Musical Theatre

698

249

Applied Physics

683

Cost

Median Cost

$31,200

2% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

183

Special Education and Teaching

$31,252

184

Musical Theatre

$31,200

185

Arabic Language and Literature

$31,174

Salary

Very Low Salary

$23,050

40% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

390

Acting

$23,050

391

Musical Theatre

$23,050

392

Drama

$23,050

Professors

Good

4.3/5

7.5% NATIONAL AVG

Median Student Rating

Highest Student Rated Professors

79

Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling

80

Musical Theatre

81

Engineering Science

Students

Not Very Diverse

3.1/5

14.89% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

312

Directing and Theatrical Production

313

Musical Theatre

314

Secondary Education and Teaching

SUMMARY

A degree in Musical Theatre is not only a valuable choice, but often a critical first step for undergraduates seeking to begin a career as a newscast producer, a stagehand, or a performer. In fact, musical theatre is a very rare degree ranking as the 248th most popular degree. Last academic year alone, there were 698 musical theatre graduates. In-state tuition for musical theatre at private universities is, on average, 3.5 times more costly than their public counterparts.

With just 104 colleges having programs for musical theatre you could have limited options as to the institutions you can choose from. If you're hoping to immerse yourself with other musical theatre students, consider colleges in New York which have more undergrads admitted to musical theatre than any other state. More generally, the best region to study musical theatre is in the Mid East region with Pace University, The University of the Arts, and Point Park University best representing the region. Interestingly, our selection for the top conference to study musical theatre is the Big Ten Conference with Indiana University-Bloomington representing the conference. On that topic, our belief is that the best school for musical theatre is University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, and here you can find our comprehensive list for the best colleges.

The objectively best school is not necessarily the 'best' school for every student. There are tons of factors to think about when deciding on college. Stuff like campus amenities, transportation services, and food might alter your choice on which school to attend. Here at authority.org, we've evaluated the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you want to know which musical theatre university is home to the best college campus, the answer is Syracuse University. If you are very interested in which college has the best campus, we have a whole list dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through student reviews, professor reviews, government databases, and more so we can compare every major in the United States in an unbiased and informative way. You can find our comprehensive list for the universities with the best student life here and, from that list, our choice of the school with the best student life for musical theatre is University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Curious why? Continue reading to learn more about Authority's top selections. Many of our picks might surprise you.

If expense is a major deciding factor in your decisions, you might consider avoiding Syracuse University. Syracuse University is the most expensive college for musical theatre, at least regarding out of state attendance. We have an entire list of the most expensive colleges that might put the expense at Syracuse University into perspective. Additionally, you could want to know that musical theatre is the 184th most expensive program in the US, with an average cost of $31,200. To zoom out a little, the most costly state for musical theatre on our list is District of Columbia demonstrated with a tuition of $49,070 at the main school in the state American University. Even more broadly, the most expensive region for musical theatre is the Mid East region which is best demonstrated with American University with a cost of $49,070, The New School with a cost of $49,770, and Syracuse University with a cost of $50,616.

Our cheapest region for musical theatre is the Southwest region which is represented by Sam Houston State University with a cost of $15,984, Texas State University with a cost of $19,868, and West Texas A & M University with a cost of $6,960. In better news, the most affordable university for musical theatre is SUNY at Purchase College. Authority.org's comprehensive list of the most affordable colleges can be explored here.

In-state attendees can anticipate paying about $10,800 for a degree in musical theatre. The cost inflates significantly to a median of $25,400 for the out-of-state public-school student. As such, you might be interested in our pick for the college with the best value for musical theatre: University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. On this page you can see our comprehensive list about the universities we believe to be the best value overall. Bear in mind, this section 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, but we do not know where you live (and are not trying to collect that kind of data).

Earnings for musical theatre majors differ a lot, but two years after leaving college graduates will regularly make around $49,100. While there can be a lot of variation in salary; highest paid earners can make up to $102,300. Right out of school, the lowest earning positions within the musical theatre field make $24,000, which could be worse. The top earning graduates from musical theatre graduated from University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and if you are looking for schools with all of the highest earning graduates, Authority has that too.

The prevailing diversity of musical theatre sits subpar, being within only the 21st percentile of majors nationally. The school with the most composite diversity for musical theatre is The New School and here you can find our comprehensive list of the universities with the most diversity. The financial diversity of Musical Theatre only ranks within the 70th percentile of all majors. Racial diversity is even less in the 16th percentile. White students make up the largest share at 77% of students majoring in musical theatre. Additionally, 62% of scholars seeking a musical theatre major are women.

The median rating of musical theatre professors is 4.3 stars, a ranking that is 8% better than the average for every major; this is a fairly good score. If you want to find the most popular musical theatre instructor in the country, look no further than Jennifer Bouquet from Southeastern Louisiana University. It might surprise you, but the best ranked musical theatre professors by student are at Southeastern Louisiana University. As we consider data other than simply rankings we find that the college with the overall best professors for musical theatre is University of California-Irvine. One can find more detail on our ever evolving ranking methodology for the best overall professors here, along with some of the best examples of professors in the U.S.

Finally, the hardest university to get into for musical theatre is University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. While we think of this list more as a novelty, we do have a general page for the hardest colleges to get into. With that said, here at Authority we hope you believe that considering academics through a lens primarily shaped by superlatives could be said to be the root of many of higher education's fundamental issues. We at Authority encourage you to look at some of our other pages on different topics and peruse some of Authority's background pages on essential details to look for as you progress with your school search.

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The University of the Arts

#1 Best Colleges for Musical Theatre

The University of the Arts is a small private art school located in Philadelphia, PA ranked 35th in Pennsylvania. It has a total of 1,786 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 73.34% acceptance rate. The University of the Arts offers 41 different majors and is best known for its Dance, Musical Theatre, and Directing and Theatrical Production programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $46,530 per year, The University of the Arts is extremely expensive. 65.86% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, entering the labor market. After finishing college, alumni go on to make around $32,600 per year, which is 22% less than the national median.

Philadelphia, PA

https://www.uarts.edu

B

Rating

73%

Acceptance

2,080

Students

#460

Ranking

$46,530

Tuition

Berklee College of Music

#2 Best Colleges for Musical Theatre

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

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

#3 Best Colleges for Musical Theatre

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

Syracuse University

#4 Best Colleges for Musical Theatre

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

The New School

#5 Best Colleges for Musical Theatre

The New School is a large private university located in New York, NY ranked 180th in the nation. It has a total of 9,104 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 57.34% acceptance rate. The New School offers 113 different majors and is best known for its Fine and Studio Arts Management, Fashion Design, and Web Design programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $49,778 per year, The New School is very high-priced. 60.27% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to generate approximately $44,500 per year, which is 7% over the national median.

New York, NY

https://www.newschool.edu/

A

Rating

57%

Acceptance

12,497

Students

#180

Ranking

$49,778

Tuition

Emerson College

#6 Best Colleges for Musical Theatre

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

American University

#7 Best Colleges for Musical Theatre

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

Pace University

#8 Best Colleges for Musical Theatre

Pace University is a large private university located in New York, NY ranked 56th in New York. It has a total of 9,686 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 78.71% of applicants. Pace University offers 136 different majors and is best known for its Theatre Management, Directing and Theatrical Production, and Applied Psychology programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $44,714 per year, Pace University is rather costly. 51.86% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to make around $60,300 per year, which is 45% over the national median.

New York, NY

www.pace.edu

B

Rating

79%

Acceptance

15,478

Students

#415

Ranking

$44,714

Tuition

Ithaca College

#9 Best Colleges for Musical Theatre

Ithaca College is a mid-sized private college located in Ithaca, NY ranked 278th in the nation. It has a total of 6,348 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting a tad greater than five in seven applicants. Ithaca College offers 108 different majors and is best known for its Physical Therapy, Sports Communication, and Occupational Therapy programs (nationally ranked 1st, 3rd, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $45,274 per year, Ithaca College is very high-priced. 76.19% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to take in roughly $52,300 per year, which is 26% greater than the national median.

Ithaca, NY

www.ithaca.edu

A-

Rating

73%

Acceptance

7,003

Students

#278

Ranking

$45,274

Tuition

Texas Christian University

#10 Best Colleges for Musical Theatre

Texas Christian University is a large private university located in Fort Worth, TX ranked 119th in America. It has a total of 9,780 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 47.12% of applicants. Texas Christian University offers 199 different majors and is best known for its Computer Systems Analysis, Entrepreneurship, and Fashion Merchandising programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 3rd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $49,160 per year, Texas Christian University is very pricey. 77.26% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, joining the workforce. Open graduating, alumni go on to bring home approximately $52,800 per year, which is 27% greater than the national median.

Fort Worth, TX

www.tcu.edu/

A

Rating

47%

Acceptance

11,499

Students

#119

Ranking

$49,160

Tuition

Illinois Wesleyan University

#11 Best Colleges for Musical Theatre

Illinois Wesleyan University is a small private liberal arts college located in Bloomington, IL ranked 241st in America. It has a total of 1,712 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 60.8% acceptance rate. Illinois Wesleyan University offers 47 different majors and is best known for its Musical Theatre, Literature, and Music Teacher Education programs (nationally ranked 11th, 11th, and 31st respectively). With an annual tuition of $49,824 per year, Illinois Wesleyan University is exceptionally expensive. 72.6% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to make roughly $59,100 per year, which is 42% greater than the national median.

Bloomington, IL

www.iwu.edu

A-

Rating

61%

Acceptance

1,712

Students

#241

Ranking

$49,824

Tuition

Elon University

#12 Best Colleges for Musical Theatre

Elon University is a mid-sized private college located in Elon, NC ranked 247th in the nation. It has a total of 6,344 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting just about 7 in 9 applicants. Elon University offers 92 different majors and is best known for its Music Management, Human Services, and Musical Theatre programs (nationally ranked 9th, 11th, and 12th respectively). With an annual tuition of $36,082 per year, Elon University is somewhat moderately expensive. 72.66% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, entering the workforce. After college, alumni go on to make close to $51,900 per year, which is 25% greater than the national median.

Elon, NC

www.elon.edu

A-

Rating

78%

Acceptance

7,277

Students

#247

Ranking

$36,082

Tuition

University of California-Irvine

#13 Best Colleges for Musical Theatre

University of California-Irvine is a very large public university located in Irvine, CA ranked 116th in the nation. It has a total of 31,386 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, with a 26.54% acceptance rate. University of California-Irvine offers 291 different majors and is best known for its Managerial Economics, Social Psychology, and Criminology programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $11,442 for students from California and $41,196 for those from out-of-state, University of California-Irvine is rather high-priced. 46.45% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, joining the workforce. After finishing college, alumni go on to bring home near $58,400 per year, which is 41% above the national median.

Irvine, CA

www.uci.edu/

A

Rating

27%

Acceptance

38,105

Students

#116

Ranking

$41,196

Tuition

The University of Tampa

#14 Best Colleges for Musical Theatre

The University of Tampa is a mid-sized private college located in Tampa, FL ranked 289th in the United States. It has a total of 9,140 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 44.75% acceptance rate. The University of Tampa offers 75 different majors and is best known for its Entrepreneurship, Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography, and Computer and Information Systems Security programs (nationally ranked 7th, 10th, and 12th respectively). With an annual tuition of $27,990 per year, The University of Tampa is somewhat moderately expensive. 47.09% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn close to $48,600 per year, which is 17% above the national median.

Tampa, FL

www.ut.edu

A-

Rating

45%

Acceptance

10,428

Students

#289

Ranking

$27,990

Tuition

Ouachita Baptist University

#15 Best Colleges for Musical Theatre

Ouachita Baptist University is a small private college located in Arkadelphia, AR ranked 6th in Arkansas. It has a total of 1,768 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 61.43% acceptance rate. Ouachita Baptist University offers 74 different majors and is best known for its Christian Studies, Pastoral Counseling, and Bible Studies programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 10th, and 12th respectively). With an annual tuition of $27,280 per year, Ouachita Baptist University is somewhat moderately expensive. 58.82% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to draw roughly $41,200 per year, which is 1% below the national median.

Arkadelphia, AR

www.obu.edu

B-

Rating

61%

Acceptance

1,768

Students

#556

Ranking

$27,280

Tuition

SUNY at Purchase College

#16 Best Colleges for Musical Theatre

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

Florida Southern College

#17 Best Colleges for Musical Theatre

Florida Southern College is a small private institution located in Lakeland, FL ranked 11th in Florida. It has a total of 3,011 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 52.13% of applicants. Florida Southern College offers 70 different majors and is best known for its Organizational Communication, Musical Theatre, and Digital Arts programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 17th, and 18th respectively). With an annual tuition of $36,860 per year, Florida Southern College is rather expensive. 60.25% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to earn around $41,400 per year, which is 0% less than the national median.

Lakeland, FL

www.flsouthern.edu

B+

Rating

52%

Acceptance

3,688

Students

#335

Ranking

$36,860

Tuition

Shenandoah University

#18 Best Colleges for Musical Theatre

Shenandoah University is a small private institution located in Winchester, VA ranked 16th in Virginia. It has a total of 2,590 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 74.38% of applicants. Shenandoah University offers 115 different majors and is best known for its Music Therapy, Respiratory Care Therapy, and Musical Theatre programs (nationally ranked 7th, 14th, and 18th respectively). With an annual tuition of $31,890 per year, Shenandoah University is somewhat moderately high-priced. 63.34% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, joining the labor market. After finishing college, alumni go on to make roughly $45,800 per year, which is 10% greater than the national median.

Winchester, VA

www.su.edu

B-

Rating

74%

Acceptance

4,879

Students

#544

Ranking

$31,890

Tuition

Vanguard University of Southern California

#19 Best Colleges for Musical Theatre

Vanguard University of Southern California is a small private college located in Costa Mesa, CA ranked 52nd in California. It has a total of 2,479 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 49.45% of applicants. Vanguard University of Southern California offers 44 different majors and is best known for its Musical Theatre program, which is ranked 19th in the United States. With an annual tuition of $34,500 per year, Vanguard University of Southern California is somewhat moderately high-priced. 55.13% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, joining the labor market. After finishing college, alumni go on to make near $41,800 per year, which is 1% above the national median.

Costa Mesa, CA

https://www.vanguard.edu

B

Rating

49%

Acceptance

2,813

Students

#506

Ranking

$34,500

Tuition

Webster University

#20 Best Colleges for Musical Theatre

Webster University is a mid-sized private institution located in Saint Louis, MO ranked 11th in Missouri. It has a total of 3,522 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting faintly above 55.5% of applicants. Webster University offers 227 different majors and is best known for its Game and Interactive Media Design, Musical Theatre, and Legal Studies programs (nationally ranked 11th, 20th, and 24th respectively). With an annual tuition of $28,500 per year, Webster University is somewhat moderately expensive. 59.7% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to take in about $42,300 per year, which is 2% over the national median.

Saint Louis, MO

www.webster.edu

B

Rating

57%

Acceptance

14,581

Students

#442

Ranking

$28,500

Tuition

Indiana University-Bloomington

#21 Best Colleges for Musical Theatre

Indiana University-Bloomington is a very large public university located in Bloomington, IN ranked 280th in the US. It has a total of 34,843 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 77.91% acceptance rate. Indiana University-Bloomington offers 336 different majors and is best known for its Business, Public Administration, and Informatics programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $9,575 for students from Indiana and $35,140 for those from out-of-state, Indiana University-Bloomington is somewhat moderately pricey. 60.07% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to bring home around $47,700 per year, which is 15% above the national median.

Bloomington, IN

www.indiana.edu/

A-

Rating

78%

Acceptance

46,423

Students

#280

Ranking

$35,140

Tuition

University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus

#22 Best Colleges for Musical Theatre

University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus is a very large public university located in Norman, OK ranked 2nd in Oklahoma. It has a total of 24,261 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 80.41% acceptance rate. University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus offers 279 different majors and is best known for its Organizational Behavior Studies, Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, and Zoology programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $4,788 for in-state students and $20,169 for those from out-of-state, University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus is reasonably priced. 53.71% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, joining the workforce. Open graduating, alumni go on to take in roughly $51,100 per year, which is 23% over the national median.

Norman, OK

www.ou.edu

B+

Rating

80%

Acceptance

32,189

Students

#397

Ranking

$20,169

Tuition

University of Alabama at Birmingham

#23 Best Colleges for Musical Theatre

University of Alabama at Birmingham is a very large public university located in Birmingham, AL ranked 3rd in Alabama. It has a total of 14,808 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 73.66% of applicants. University of Alabama at Birmingham offers 171 different majors and is best known for its Physical Education, Genetics, and Health Care Administration programs (nationally ranked 10th, 15th, and 17th respectively). With an annual tuition of $8,568 for students from Alabama and $20,400 for those from out-of-state, University of Alabama at Birmingham is reasonably priced. 52.52% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, entering the labor market. Open graduating, alumni go on to draw roughly $41,200 per year, which is 1% below the national median.

Birmingham, AL

https://www.uab.edu

B

Rating

74%

Acceptance

25,705

Students

#497

Ranking

$20,400

Tuition

University of Arizona

#24 Best Colleges for Musical Theatre

University of Arizona is a very large public university located in Tucson, AZ ranked 2nd in Arizona. It has a total of 37,332 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 84.59% acceptance rate. University of Arizona offers 494 different majors and is best known for its Homeland Security, Physiology, and Pre-Veterinary Studies programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 3rd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $11,299 for students from Arizona and $35,326 for those from out-of-state, University of Arizona is reasonably costly. 57.09% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to take in about $47,300 per year, which is 14% over the national median.

Tucson, AZ

https://www.arizona.edu

B+

Rating

85%

Acceptance

48,653

Students

#359

Ranking

$35,326

Tuition

Samford University

#25 Best Colleges for Musical Theatre

Samford University is a mid-sized private college located in Birmingham, AL ranked 2nd in Alabama. It has a total of 3,618 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 83.31% acceptance rate. Samford University offers 138 different majors and is best known for its Pre-Physical Therapy Studies, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Pre-Medical Studies programs (nationally ranked 4th, 14th, and 18th respectively). With an annual tuition of $32,000 per year, Samford University is reasonably expensive. 65.98% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to take in around $49,900 per year, which is 20% above the national median.

Birmingham, AL

www.samford.edu

B

Rating

83%

Acceptance

6,041

Students

#444

Ranking

$32,000

Tuition