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2023 Best Colleges for Playwriting and Screenwriting

There are about 1,745 students enrolled in Playwriting and Screenwriting in the USA.

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popularity

Not Very Popular

Compared to national avg.

Diplomas received last year

787

Vs. National Avg.

-95%

popularity Rank

#306

cost

Somewhat Expensive

Compared to national avg.

Median degree cost

$34K

Vs. National Avg.

42%

cost Rank

#71

salary

Average

Compared to national avg.

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

$44K

Vs. National Avg.

9%

salary Rank

#153

professors

Average

Compared to national avg.

Professor Rating

C+

Vs. National Avg.

4%

professors Rank

#196

students

Very Diverse

Compared to national avg.

Diversity Rating

B-

Vs. National Avg.

18%

students Rank

#21

SUMMARY

Going to school for Playwriting and Screenwriting is not only a valuable choice, but often a mandatory first step for students desiring to begin a career as a dramatic writing professor, a movie script writer, or a script writer. Interestingly, playwriting and screenwriting is a very rare degree ranking as the 325th most popular degree. Last academic year, there were 293 playwriting and screenwriting diplomas received. In-state tuition for playwriting and screenwriting at private universities is, on average, 6.1 times more costly than their public fellows.

With just 28 universities having programs for playwriting and screenwriting you could have a more finite list of the institutions that will have an option for you. If you're looking to surround yourself with other playwriting and screenwriting undergrads, consider schools in California which have the most students admitted to playwriting and screenwriting annually. More generally, the best region to study playwriting and screenwriting is in the Far West region with Chapman University, Loyola Marymount University, and University of Southern California best representing the region. Interestingly, our selection of the best conference to study playwriting and screenwriting is the University Athletic Association with Emory University representing the conference. Based on our list of the best colleges, our selection for the best university for playwriting and screenwriting is University of Southern California.

The best school does not mean it is the 'best' school for every student. There might be tons of facets to think about when selecting institution. External stuff such as campus amenities, transportation services, and food could definitely impact one's thoughts of which university to attend. Here at Authority, we have weighed the pros and cons for you. If, as an example, you want to know which playwriting and screenwriting school is home to the top campus, the answer is New York University. If you are primarily interested in which school has the finest campus, then we have an entire list dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through government databases, student reviews, professor reviews, and more in order to compare every U.S. major in an unbiased and informative way. You can explore our well researched list for the colleges with the best student life&nbsphere and our pick of the university with the best student life for playwriting and screenwriting is University of Southern California. Curious why? Continue reading to learn more about our top choices. Some of our decisions will probably surprise you.

If expense is a primary influence in your choice of where you attend university, you might be cautious about University of Southern California. University of Southern California&nbspappears to be our most expensive university for playwriting and screenwriting, at least regarding out of state enrollment. We do have an entire list of the most expensive&nbspuniversities that could put the price tag of University of Southern California&nbspinto perspective. You could also be interested to know that playwriting and screenwriting is the 72nd most expensive major in the US, with an average expense of $43,600. To zoom out a little, the most expensive state for playwriting and screenwriting on our list is Pennsylvania with expenses at the main college, Drexel University, of $52,146. Even more broadly, the most costly region of the U.S. for playwriting and screenwriting is the Far West region which is best demonstrated with Chapman University with a cost of $54,540, Loyola Marymount University with a cost of $49,550, and University of Southern California with a cost of $57,256.

Our cheapest region for playwriting and screenwriting is the Plains region which is represented by Metropolitan State University with a cost of $14,345. In better news, the most affordable university for playwriting and screenwriting is Metropolitan State University. Our full list of the most affordable colleges can be explored here.

In-state attendees can anticipate paying about $8,500 for a degree in playwriting and screenwriting. That price balloons significantly to a median of $17,100 for an out-of-state public-school student. Our pick for the college constituting the best value for playwriting and screenwriting: University of Southern California. Here you can see our comprehensive list about the schools we believe to be the best value&nbspin general. Bear in mind, this discussion is based on the assumption that you are an out-of-state student. The value proposition changes when in-state tuition is 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 playwriting and screenwriting majors can vary, but two years after completing the major graduates will typically earn around $48,000. While there can be a lot of variation in salary; top earners can rake in up to $81,300. Even right out of college, the lowest end opportunities within the playwriting and screenwriting field earn $27,900, which could be worse. The top earning graduates for playwriting and screenwriting have come from University of Southern California&nbspand if you are looking for schools with all of the highest earning graduates, Authority has that too.

The all-around diversity of playwriting and screenwriting ranks quite high, ranking in the 90th percentile of majors nationally. The college with the most composite diversity for playwriting and screenwriting is Academy of Art University&nbspand here you can find our general list for the colleges which have the most diversity. The overall financial diversity of Playwriting and Screenwriting only is within the 4th percentile of all majors. Racial diversity is actually above financial diversity, in the 76th percentile. White students make up the largest share, 53%, of students studying playwriting and screenwriting. Additionally, 52% of students pursuing a playwriting and screenwriting major are women.

We have insufficient professors data for playwriting and screenwriting to make the conclusions we normally would have made in this sentence. As we incorporate data beyond simply rankings we find that the school possessing comprehensively the best professors for playwriting and screenwriting is New York University. One can find more detail on our ever evolving ranking methodology of the best overall professors here, along with many of the finest examples of professors in the country.

Finally, the most difficult college to get into for playwriting and screenwriting is University of Southern California. While we do not necessarily see the value in it, we have an extensive list for the hardest colleges to get into. That being said, we do hope you understand that looking at university with a lens primarily informed by superlatives might create issues. We at Authority encourage you to look at some of our other pages on different schools and read a few of our helpful background pages on useful details to think about as you continue your school search.

Top 25 Best Colleges for Playwriting and Screenwriting

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A+

Rating

#1 2023 Best Colleges for Playwriting and Screenwriting

Emory University

Atlanta, GA | www.emory.edu/

19%

Acceptance

15,970

Students

#24

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#2 2023 Best Colleges for Playwriting and Screenwriting

New York University

New York, NY | www.nyu.edu/

21%

Acceptance

58,361

Students

#23

Ranking

$55K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#3 2023 Best Colleges for Playwriting and Screenwriting

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA | www.usc.edu/

16%

Acceptance

52,376

Students

#28

Ranking

$60K

Tuition

B+

Rating

#4 2023 Best Colleges for Playwriting and Screenwriting

University of Cincinnati-Main Campus

Cincinnati, OH | www.uc.edu/

76%

Acceptance

46,140

Students

#632

Ranking

$27K

Tuition

A

Rating

#5 2023 Best Colleges for Playwriting and Screenwriting

Austin College

Sherman, TX | www.austincollege.edu/

49%

Acceptance

1,326

Students

#263

Ranking

$43K

Tuition

A

Rating

#6 2023 Best Colleges for Playwriting and Screenwriting

University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA | www.uiowa.edu/

84%

Acceptance

34,495

Students

#315

Ranking

$32K

Tuition

C+

Rating

#7 2023 Best Colleges for Playwriting and Screenwriting

Mount Saint Mary's University

Los Angeles, CA | https://www.msmu.edu/

89%

Acceptance

3,332

Students

#1135

Ranking

$44K

Tuition

A

Rating

#8 2023 Best Colleges for Playwriting and Screenwriting

DePaul University

Chicago, IL | https://www.depaul.edu/

70%

Acceptance

25,937

Students

#323

Ranking

$41K

Tuition

C+

Rating

#9 2023 Best Colleges for Playwriting and Screenwriting

Ohio University-Main Campus

Athens, OH | https://www.ohio.edu/

87%

Acceptance

31,679

Students

#1217

Ranking

$22K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#10 2023 Best Colleges for Playwriting and Screenwriting

Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA | https://drexel.edu/

77%

Acceptance

27,720

Students

#161

Ranking

$56K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#11 2023 Best Colleges for Playwriting and Screenwriting

Chapman University

Orange, CA | https://www.chapman.edu/

58%

Acceptance

10,654

Students

#133

Ranking

$57K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#12 2023 Best Colleges for Playwriting and Screenwriting

Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, CA | https://www.lmu.edu/

50%

Acceptance

10,629

Students

#127

Ranking

$53K

Tuition

F

Rating

#13 2023 Best Colleges for Playwriting and Screenwriting

Scottsdale Community College

Scottsdale, AZ | www.scottsdalecc.edu/

0%

Acceptance

13,271

Students

#2484

Ranking

$8K

Tuition

A

Rating

#14 2023 Best Colleges for Playwriting and Screenwriting

Bennington College

Bennington, VT | www.bennington.edu/

60%

Acceptance

901

Students

#230

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

B

Rating

#15 2023 Best Colleges for Playwriting and Screenwriting

Pacific Union College

Angwin, CA | https://www.puc.edu/

59%

Acceptance

1,182

Students

#884

Ranking

$32K

Tuition

A

Rating

#16 2023 Best Colleges for Playwriting and Screenwriting

New York Film Academy

Burbank, CA | www.nyfa.edu/

0%

Acceptance

2,582

Students

#378

Ranking

$34K

Tuition

B−

Rating

#17 2023 Best Colleges for Playwriting and Screenwriting

Metropolitan State University

Saint Paul, MN | www.metrostate.edu/

62%

Acceptance

10,212

Students

#1018

Ranking

$16K

Tuition

C−

Rating

#18 2023 Best Colleges for Playwriting and Screenwriting

La Sierra University

Riverside, CA | https://lasierra.edu/

57%

Acceptance

2,572

Students

#1666

Ranking

$35K

Tuition

F

Rating

#19 2023 Best Colleges for Playwriting and Screenwriting

Minneapolis Community and Technical College

Minneapolis, MN | www.minneapolis.edu/

0%

Acceptance

10,004

Students

#2864

Ranking

$6K

Tuition

F

Rating

#20 2023 Best Colleges for Playwriting and Screenwriting

Yavapai College

Prescott, AZ | www.yc.edu/

0%

Acceptance

10,086

Students

#3130

Ranking

$9K

Tuition

C

Rating

#21 2023 Best Colleges for Playwriting and Screenwriting

Judson University

Elgin, IL | www.judsonu.edu/

57%

Acceptance

1,442

Students

#1292

Ranking

$30K

Tuition

F

Rating

#22 2023 Best Colleges for Playwriting and Screenwriting

Metropolitan Community College Area

Omaha, NE | www.mccneb.edu/

0%

Acceptance

22,649

Students

#2863

Ranking

$5K

Tuition

A

Rating

#23 2023 Best Colleges for Playwriting and Screenwriting

Savannah College of Art and Design

Savannah, GA | www.scad.edu/

78%

Acceptance

16,748

Students

#380

Ranking

$38K

Tuition

D

Rating

#24 2023 Best Colleges for Playwriting and Screenwriting

Academy of Art University

San Francisco, CA | www.academyart.edu/

0%

Acceptance

12,822

Students

#1854

Ranking

$25K

Tuition

C

Rating

#25 2023 Best Colleges for Playwriting and Screenwriting

Central Washington University

Ellensburg, WA | www.cwu.edu/

86%

Acceptance

14,090

Students

#1336

Ranking

$25K

Tuition

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