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2022 Best Colleges for Public Policy Analysis

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2,308

Graduates Per Year

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$61K

Average Salary

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#142

Most Popular Major

Popularity

Somewhat Popular

2,308

63% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

93

52% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

141

Talmudic Studies

2,363

142

Public Policy Analysis

2,308

143

Foreign Languages and Literatures

2,228

Cost

Expensive

$47,794

49% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

54

Engineering

$48,030

55

Public Policy Analysis

$47,794

56

Chemical Physics

$47,730

Salary

Average Salary

$35,212

9% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

185

Biopsychology

$35,330

186

Public Policy Analysis

$35,212

187

Agriculture

$35,101

Professors

Bad

4/5

Median Student Rating

Highest Student Rated Professors

213

Public Administration

214

Public Policy Analysis

215

Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management

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TOP

50

Students

Very Diverse

4.3/5

18.98% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

43

Social Psychology

44

Public Policy Analysis

45

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SUMMARY

Going to school for Public Policy Analysis is a valuable choice and usually an obligatory first step for students hoping to pursue a career as a public policy analyst, a reporter, or a coordinator of public affairs. Interestingly, public policy analysis is a very rare major being the 142nd most popular area of study. In the last year, there were 2,308 public policy analysis graduates. In-state tuition for public policy analysis at private colleges is, on average, 3.9 times more pricey than their public peers.

With just 93 institutions offering public policy analysis you may have a more finite list of the institutions that will have an option for you. If you're looking to immerse yourself with other public policy analysis undergraduates, consider looking at institutions in North Carolina which have more students admitted to public policy analysis than any other state. less precisely, the top region to pursue public policy analysis is in the Southeast region with Duke University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and University of Virginia-Main Campus best representing the region. Interestingly, our pick for the best conference to study public policy analysis is the Atlantic Coast Conference with Duke University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and University of Virginia-Main Campus representing the conference. Based on our extensive list on the best colleges, our belief is that the best college for public policy analysis is Stanford University.

The objectively best school does not mean it is the 'best' school for you. There might be tons more angels to weigh when deciding on institution. Things like campus amenities, transportation services, and food might definitely impact one's inclinations on which college to attend. Here at authority.org, we have examined the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you want to know which public policy analysis college boasts the best campus, the answer is Stanford University. If, for example, you are mostly interested in which college has the top campus, we have a whole list dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through professor reviews, government databases, student reviews, and more to compare every U.S. major in an unbiased and informative way. Here you can find our comprehensive list for the colleges with the best student life and from that list, our pick of the college with the best student life for public policy analysis is Cornell University. Curious why? Continue scrolling to find out more about our top choices. Some of our conclusions just might surprise you.

If price is a primary deciding factor in your decisions, you might be cautious about University of Chicago. University of Chicago is the most expensive school for public policy analysis, at least for out of state attendance. We have an entire list of the most expensive universities that might put the cost of University of Chicago into perspective. You may also be interested to know that public policy analysis is the 55th most expensive program in America, with an average cost of $47,800. On a broader scale, the most expensive state for public policy analysis in the country is Massachusetts with costs at the main university, Brandeis University, of $55,340. To zoom out even further, the most expensive region for public policy analysis is unfortunately unavailable due to missing data.

Our cheapest region for public policy analysis is the Southeast region which is represented by Georgia State University with a cost of $22,389, University of Mississippi with a cost of $24,990, and Regent University with a cost of $17,220. On the bright side, the most affordable college for public policy analysis is Arizona State University-Downtown Phoenix. Authority.org's comprehensive list of the most affordable schools can be found here.

In-state attendees can expect to pay around $13,000 for a degree in public policy analysis. That price swells significantly to a median of $33,400 for an out-of-state public-school undergraduate. On that note, our selection for the college constituting the best value for public policy analysis: Stanford University. Through this link you can see our comprehensive list about the colleges we see as being the best value in general. That being said, this section is based on being an out-of-state student. The value proposition changes when in-state tuition is considered, as such, we are using out-of-state tuition as the baseline.

Earnings for public policy analysis students can vary, but two-years after completing the major graduates will typically make around $61,300. While there is a lot of variation in earnings potential; top positions can make up to $112,200. Straight out of university, the lowest earning opportunities within the public policy analysis field earn $33,100, which could be worse. The highest earning grads for public policy analysis studied at Stanford University and if you are looking for universities with all of the highest earning graduates, Authority has that too.

The general diversity of public policy analysis ranks high, being in the 89th percentile of all majors. The university with the highest composite diversity for public policy analysis is Carnegie Mellon University and here you can find our comprehensive list for the schools which have the most diversity. The financial diversity of the Public Policy Analysis major only is within the 34th percentile compared to all other majors. Racial diversity is actually above financial diversity, in the 82nd percentile. White undergraduates make up the largest share, 51%, of those majoring in public policy analysis. Additionally, 58% of undergraduates pursuing a public policy analysis major are women.

The median score of public policy analysis professors is 4 stars, a score which is surprisingly the median for all majors; this is a fine. If you are curious about the most popular public policy analysis professor in the nation, take a look at Joe West at University of North Carolina at Pembroke. It might be shocking, but the top rated instructors of public policy analysis by student are found at University of North Carolina at Pembroke. As we incorporate data beyond just rankings it becomes clear that the college with comprehensively the best instructors for public policy analysis is Stanford University. You can find an explanation of our ever evolving ranking methodology of the best overall professors here, along with many of the finest examples of professors nationwide.

Finally, the most difficult school to get into for public policy analysis is Stanford University. While we do not necessarily see the value in it, we have an extensive list for the hardest colleges to get into. Although, here at Authority we do hope you believe that considering the higher education world with context mainly derived from superlatives can create issues. We at Authority hope you explore our other pages on individual topics and peruse a couple of our helpful background pages on essential details to look for as you progress with your university search.

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Duke University

#1 Best Colleges for Public Policy Analysis

Duke University is a large private university located in Durham, NC ranked 6th in America. It has a total of 7,338 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, with a 7.6% acceptance rate. Duke University offers 242 different majors and is best known for its Public Policy Analysis, Computer Engineering, and Education programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $55,880 per year, Duke University is very expensive. 94.41% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn close to $84,400 per year, which is 103% above the national median.

Durham, NC

WWW.DUKE.EDU

A+

Rating

8%

Acceptance

18,159

Students

#6

Ranking

$55,880

Tuition

Princeton University

#2 Best Colleges for Public Policy Analysis

Princeton University is a mid-sized private university located in Princeton, NJ ranked 5th in the nation. It has a total of 5,535 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting 5.78% of applicants. Princeton University offers 125 different majors and is best known for its Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Molecular Biology, and Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $51,870 per year, Princeton University is extremely costly. 88.56% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, entering the labor force. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn more or less $74,700 per year, which is 80% greater than the national median.

Princeton, NJ

www.princeton.edu

A+

Rating

6%

Acceptance

8,720

Students

#5

Ranking

$51,870

Tuition

University of Chicago

#3 Best Colleges for Public Policy Analysis

University of Chicago is a large private university located in Chicago, IL ranked 10th in the nation. It has a total of 7,674 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting 6.17% of applicants. University of Chicago offers 218 different majors and is best known for its Econometrics and Quantitative Economics, Economics, and Counseling Psychology programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $57,642 per year, University of Chicago is exceptionally expensive. 79.52% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, entering the labor force. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn more or less $68,100 per year, which is 64% over the national median.

Chicago, IL

WWW.UCHICAGO.EDU

A+

Rating

6%

Acceptance

19,659

Students

#10

Ranking

$57,642

Tuition

Brandeis University

#4 Best Colleges for Public Policy Analysis

Brandeis University is a mid-sized private university located in Waltham, MA ranked 61st in the United States. It has a total of 3,871 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, with a 29.9% acceptance rate. Brandeis University offers 111 different majors and is best known for its Near and Middle Eastern Studies, Experimental Psychology, and Public Policy Analysis programs (nationally ranked 1st, 4th, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $55,340 per year, Brandeis University is exceptionally expensive. 87.1% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to bring in roughly $57,900 per year, which is 39% greater than the national median.

Waltham, MA

www.brandeis.edu/

A+

Rating

30%

Acceptance

6,400

Students

#61

Ranking

$55,340

Tuition

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

#5 Best Colleges for Public Policy Analysis

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a very large public university located in Chapel Hill, NC ranked 64th in the nation. It has a total of 19,957 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, with a 22.63% acceptance rate. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill offers 232 different majors and is best known for its Health and Fitness, Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, and Environmental Science programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $7,019 for students from North Carolina and $34,198 for those from out-of-state, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is somewhat moderately costly. 84.25% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor market. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to bring home roughly $55,600 per year, which is 34% above the national median.

Chapel Hill, NC

www.unc.edu

A+

Rating

23%

Acceptance

32,346

Students

#64

Ranking

$34,198

Tuition

Trinity College

#6 Best Colleges for Public Policy Analysis

Trinity College is a small private liberal arts college located in Hartford, CT ranked 72nd in the nation. It has a total of 2,320 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, with a 33.49% acceptance rate. Trinity College offers 51 different majors and is best known for its Public Policy Analysis, American Studies, and Urban Studies programs (nationally ranked 6th, 8th, and 9th respectively). With an annual tuition of $56,380 per year, Trinity College is very high-priced. 81.81% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to make more or less $66,100 per year, which is 59% greater than the national median.

Hartford, CT

www.trincoll.edu

A+

Rating

33%

Acceptance

2,396

Students

#72

Ranking

$56,380

Tuition

Pomona College

#7 Best Colleges for Public Policy Analysis

Pomona College is a small private liberal arts college located in Claremont, CA ranked 20th in the United States. It has a total of 1,680 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, with a 7.4% acceptance rate. Pomona College offers 52 different majors and is best known for its Molecular Biology, Public Policy Analysis, and Environmental Science programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 7th, and 8th respectively). With an annual tuition of $54,380 per year, Pomona College is very high-priced. 89.39% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn roughly $58,100 per year, which is 40% above the national median.

Claremont, CA

www.pomona.edu

A+

Rating

7%

Acceptance

1,680

Students

#20

Ranking

$54,380

Tuition

Cornell University

#8 Best Colleges for Public Policy Analysis

Cornell University is a very large private university located in Ithaca, NY ranked 11th in America. It has a total of 15,464 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 10.85% of applicants. Cornell University offers 323 different majors and is best known for its Human Resources, Agricultural Business and Management, and Agriculture programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $56,550 per year, Cornell University is very high-priced. 89.35% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to take home roughly $77,200 per year, which is 86% above the national median.

Ithaca, NY

www.cornell.edu

A+

Rating

11%

Acceptance

24,189

Students

#11

Ranking

$56,550

Tuition

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

#9 Best Colleges for Public Policy Analysis

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

Brown University

#10 Best Colleges for Public Policy Analysis

Brown University is a large private university located in Providence, RI ranked 12th in the US. It has a total of 7,428 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting 7.07% of applicants. Brown University offers 265 different majors and is best known for its Entrepreneurship, African Studies, and Latin American and Caribbean Studies programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $57,112 per year, Brown University is very high-priced. 87.69% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, joining the labor force. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn about $67,500 per year, which is 63% greater than the national median.

Providence, RI

www.brown.edu

A+

Rating

7%

Acceptance

10,760

Students

#12

Ranking

$57,112

Tuition

University of Virginia-Main Campus

#11 Best Colleges for Public Policy Analysis

University of Virginia-Main Campus is a very large public university located in Charlottesville, VA ranked 45th in the nation. It has a total of 18,983 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, with a 23.94% acceptance rate. University of Virginia-Main Campus offers 210 different majors and is best known for its Systems Engineering, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $14,836 for in-state students and $47,257 for those from out-of-state, University of Virginia-Main Campus is very high-priced. 88.79% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to make more or less $61,200 per year, which is 47% over the national median.

Charlottesville, VA

https://www.virginia.edu

A+

Rating

24%

Acceptance

28,593

Students

#45

Ranking

$47,257

Tuition

Stanford University

#12 Best Colleges for Public Policy Analysis

Stanford University is a large private university located in Stanford, CA ranked 2nd in the nation. It has a total of 8,290 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting 4.34% of applicants. Stanford University offers 227 different majors and is best known for its Human Biology, Industrial Management, and Earth Sciences programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $52,857 per year, Stanford University is exceptionally pricey. 89.2% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to make roughly $94,000 per year, which is 126% above the national median.

Stanford, CA

www.stanford.edu/

A+

Rating

4%

Acceptance

20,993

Students

#2

Ranking

$52,857

Tuition

Vanderbilt University

#13 Best Colleges for Public Policy Analysis

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 Southern California

#14 Best Colleges for Public Policy Analysis

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

Rice University

#15 Best Colleges for Public Policy Analysis

Rice University is a mid-sized private university located in Houston, TX ranked 22nd in the US. It has a total of 4,145 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, with a 8.72% acceptance rate. Rice University offers 150 different majors and is best known for its Biochemistry, Fitness Administration, and Cognitive Science programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 3rd, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $48,330 per year, Rice University is exceptionally pricey. 85.71% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to make near $65,400 per year, which is 57% over the national median.

Houston, TX

www.rice.edu

A+

Rating

9%

Acceptance

7,542

Students

#22

Ranking

$48,330

Tuition

Carnegie Mellon University

#16 Best Colleges for Public Policy Analysis

Carnegie Mellon University is a large private university located in Pittsburgh, PA ranked 21st in the nation. It has a total of 7,068 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting hardly above 1/7 of applicants. Carnegie Mellon University offers 321 different majors and is best known for its Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Statistics, and Information Technology programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $55,816 per year, Carnegie Mellon University is extremely high-priced. 78.26% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to earn around $83,600 per year, which is 101% over the national median.

Pittsburgh, PA

www.cmu.edu/

A+

Rating

15%

Acceptance

15,143

Students

#21

Ranking

$55,816

Tuition

Hamilton College

#17 Best Colleges for Public Policy Analysis

Hamilton College is a small private liberal arts college located in Clinton, NY ranked 44th in the nation. It has a total of 2,083 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, with a 16.39% acceptance rate. Hamilton College offers 42 different majors and is best known for its Literature, Chinese Language and Literature, and Creative Writing programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 7th, and 8th respectively). With an annual tuition of $55,970 per year, Hamilton College is very pricey. 92.82% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to take in close to $60,200 per year, which is 45% greater than the national median.

Clinton, NY

www.hamilton.edu

A+

Rating

16%

Acceptance

2,083

Students

#44

Ranking

$55,970

Tuition

Northwestern University

#18 Best Colleges for Public Policy Analysis

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

University of Pennsylvania

#19 Best Colleges for Public Policy Analysis

University of Pennsylvania is a very large private university located in Philadelphia, PA ranked 8th in the US. It has a total of 14,000 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, with a 7.66% acceptance rate. University of Pennsylvania offers 355 different majors and is best known for its Finance, Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, and Philosophy programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $51,156 per year, University of Pennsylvania is exceptionally pricey. 81.13% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor force. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn more or less $85,900 per year, which is 107% greater than the national median.

Philadelphia, PA

www.upenn.edu

A+

Rating

8%

Acceptance

29,813

Students

#8

Ranking

$51,156

Tuition

William & Mary

#20 Best Colleges for Public Policy Analysis

William & Mary is a mid-sized public university located in Williamsburg, VA ranked 79th in the United States. It has a total of 6,825 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, with a 37.68% acceptance rate. William & Mary offers 68 different majors and is best known for its Chinese Studies, Health and Fitness, and Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics programs (nationally ranked 1st, 7th, and 10th respectively). With an annual tuition of $17,434 for in-state students and $40,089 for those from out-of-state, William & Mary is quite high-priced. 85.65% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, entering the workforce. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn more or less $58,500 per year, which is 41% greater than the national median.

Williamsburg, VA

https://www.wm.edu

A+

Rating

38%

Acceptance

9,765

Students

#79

Ranking

$40,089

Tuition

Barnard College

#21 Best Colleges for Public Policy Analysis

Barnard College is a small private liberal arts college located in New York, NY ranked 31st in the US. It has a total of 2,723 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, with a 11.77% acceptance rate. Barnard College offers 69 different majors and is best known for its Urban Studies, Asian Studies, and American Studies programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 6th respectively). With an annual tuition of $55,781 per year, Barnard College is very costly. 90.3% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to draw around $57,900 per year, which is 39% above the national median.

New York, NY

www.barnard.edu

A+

Rating

12%

Acceptance

2,723

Students

#31

Ranking

$55,781

Tuition

Arizona State University-Downtown Phoenix

#22 Best Colleges for Public Policy Analysis

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

Dickinson College

#23 Best Colleges for Public Policy Analysis

Dickinson College is a small private liberal arts college located in Carlisle, PA ranked 103rd in the nation. It has a total of 2,464 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting just north of 2/5ths of applicants. Dickinson College offers 41 different majors and is best known for its International Business, Archeology, and Russian Language and Literature programs (nationally ranked 6th, 9th, and 10th respectively). With an annual tuition of $55,948 per year, Dickinson College is exceptionally pricey. 87.61% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, entering the labor force. Open graduating, alumni go on to bring in about $57,400 per year, which is 38% greater than the national median.

Carlisle, PA

https://www.dickinson.edu

A

Rating

40%

Acceptance

2,467

Students

#103

Ranking

$55,948

Tuition

Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus

#24 Best Colleges for Public Policy Analysis

Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus is a very large public university located in Atlanta, GA ranked 49th in the US. It has a total of 17,400 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, accepting 20.58% of applicants. Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus offers 127 different majors and is best known for its Engineering, Computer and Information Sciences, and Mechanical Engineering programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $10,258 for in-state students and $31,370 for those from out-of-state, Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus is reasonably high-priced. 78.03% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to take in approximately $79,100 per year, which is 90% greater than the national median.

Atlanta, GA

www.gatech.edu

A+

Rating

21%

Acceptance

38,951

Students

#49

Ranking

$31,370

Tuition

University of California-Riverside

#25 Best Colleges for Public Policy Analysis

University of California-Riverside is a very large public university located in Riverside, CA ranked 185th in America. It has a total of 22,286 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 56.52% of applicants. University of California-Riverside offers 176 different majors and is best known for its Botany, Sustainability Studies, and Hispanic-American Studies programs (nationally ranked 6th, 7th, and 16th respectively). With an annual tuition of $11,442 for students from California and $41,196 for those from out-of-state, University of California-Riverside is rather pricey. 73.32% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to make roughly $49,700 per year, which is 20% over the national median.

Riverside, CA

www.ucr.edu/

A

Rating

57%

Acceptance

25,816

Students

#185

Ranking

$41,196

Tuition