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2022 Best Colleges for Social Sciences

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6,806

Graduates Per Year

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$41K

Average Salary

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#68

Most Popular Major

Popularity

Popular

6,806

11% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

343

79% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

67

Information Technology Administration and Management

7,229

68

Social Sciences

6,806

69

Animal Sciences

6,605

Cost

Median Cost

$28,968

9% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

226

Social Sciences

$28,968

227

Human Development and Family Studies

$28,911

Salary

Average Salary

$33,573

13% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

220

Natural Resources Management and Policy

$33,912

221

Social Sciences

$33,573

222

Legal Support Services

$33,478

Professors

Average

4.1/5

2.5% NATIONAL AVG

Median Student Rating

Highest Student Rated Professors

137

Global Studies

138

Social Sciences

139

General Studies

Students

Diverse

4.1/5

13.02% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

106

Landscape Architecture

107

Social Sciences

108

Human Sciences

SUMMARY

Choosing to study Social Sciences is not only a valuable choice, but usually a needed first step for scholars endeavoring to begin a career as a social services specialist, a policy advisor, or a digital court reporter. In fact, social sciences is of average popularity coming in at the 68th most popular area of study. In the last year, there were 6,806 social sciences diplomas received. In-state tuition for social sciences at private colleges is, on average, 3.9 times more spendy than their public equivalents.

There are 343 colleges which offer social sciences. This number of institutions is on par with other majors offered in the United States. If you're hoping to surround yourself with other social sciences students, consider schools in New York which have more undergraduates admitted to social sciences than any other state. More generally, the best region to study social sciences is in the Far West region with University of Oregon, Portland State University, and Washington State University best representing the region. Interestingly, our pick for the best conference to study social sciences is the Pacific-12 Conference with University of Oregon, University of Utah, and Washington State University representing the conference. Based on our list on the best colleges, our belief is that the best college for social sciences is Harvard University.

The overall 'best' school is not necessarily the best school for you. There can be many more perspectives to consider when choosing ​university. Features like campus amenities, transportation services, and food might definitely change your feelings on which college to attend. At Authority, we've weighed the pros and cons for you. If, as an example, you are interested in which social sciences school is home to the top college campus, the winner is Harvard University. If, for example, you are mostly interested in which college boasts the finest campus, we have a whole page dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through government databases, professor reviews, student reviews, and more so we can compare all U.S. majors in an unbiased and informative way. Here you can find our well researched list for the schools with the best student life and from that list, our pick for the school with the best student life for social sciences is University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Are you curious why? Continue scrolling to learn more about Authority's top choices. Some of our picks might shock you.

If cost is a primary influence in your choice of where you attend university, you might consider avoiding University of Southern California. University of Southern California is the most expensive university for social sciences, at least regarding out of state attendance. We do have an entire page for the most expensive colleges that could put the price tag of University of Southern California into perspective. You may also be interested to know that social sciences is the 226th most expensive major in the United States, with an average cost of $29,000. On a broader scale, the most costly state for social sciences in the nation is Louisiana demonstrated by a tuition of $52,760 at the main school in Louisiana Tulane University of Louisiana. Even more broadly, the most expensive region for social sciences is the New England region which is best demonstrated with University of Bridgeport with a cost of $31,920, Harvard University with a cost of $47,730, and Providence College with a cost of $51,490.

Our cheapest region for social sciences is the Plains region which is represented by Bellevue University with a cost of $7,176, Dickinson State University with a cost of $9,782, and Oglala Lakota College with a cost of $2,016. More optimistically, the most affordable college for social sciences is University of South Florida-Sarasota-Manatee. Authority's full list of the most affordable colleges can be explored here.

In-state students can anticipate paying about $9,100 for a degree in social sciences. The cost inflates intensely to an average of $20,200 for an out-of-state public-school student. On that note, our selection for the college representing the best value for social sciences: Harvard University. Through this link you can find our comprehensive list for the colleges we see as being the best value in general. That being said, this idea is based on out-of-state tuition costs. The value proposition changes when in-state tuition is considered, but we do not know in which states any one student has residency.

Earnings for social sciences majors vary a lot, but within two years graduation graduates will typically make around $41,100. There can be much variation in salary; top positions can enjoy pay up to $68,100. Even right out of university, the lowest end positions within the social sciences space earn $24,100, which isn't that bad. The highest earning grads from social sciences graduated from Harvard University and if you want to find the colleges with all of the highest earning graduates, Authority has that too.

The overall diversity of social sciences ranks decent, falling in the 73rd percentile of all majors. The school with the most composite diversity for social sciences is New York University and here you can find our general list of the schools which have the most diversity. The overall financial diversity of Social Sciences is only within the 42nd percentile compared to all other majors. Racial diversity is actually above financial diversity, ranking in the 71st percentile. White students compose the largest share, 55%, of students majoring in social sciences. Additionally, 66% of students pursuing a social sciences major are women.

The median score of social sciences professors is 4.1 stars, a score that is 2% higher than the median for all majors; which is a good score. If you are interested in the most popular social sciences professor in the nation, consider looking up Norma Schropshire from Wayne State University. It might come as a surprise, but the best ranked instructors for social sciences by student come from University of Southern California. If we including data beyond simply rankings it becomes clear that the university with comprehensively the best instructors for social sciences is Harvard University. You can find more detail on our evolving ranking methodology for the best overall professors here, as well as some of the finest instructors nationwide.

Finally, the hardest school to get into for social sciences is Harvard University. While we think of this list more as a novelty, we have a general list of the hardest colleges to get into. That being said, we do hope you understand that considering the education process from examples primarily shaped by superlatives could be said to be the root of many of higher education's fundamental issues. We hope you explore our other pages on different schools and read some of Authority's helpful background articles on beneficial things to think about as your college search continues.

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Harvard University

#1 Best Colleges for Social Sciences

Harvard University is a very large private university located in Cambridge, MA ranked 3rd in America. It has a total of 14,467 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting 4.64% of applicants. Harvard University offers 375 different majors and is best known for its History, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $47,730 per year, Harvard University is very high-priced. 77.7% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to make more or less $89,700 per year, which is 116% above the national median.

Cambridge, MA

www.harvard.edu

A+

Rating

5%

Acceptance

41,987

Students

#3

Ranking

$47,730

Tuition

Vanderbilt University

#2 Best Colleges for Social Sciences

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

Bard College

#3 Best Colleges for Social Sciences

Bard College is a small private liberal arts college located in Annandale-On-Hudson, NY ranked 296th in the nation. It has a total of 2,096 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 64.76% of applicants. Bard College offers 17 different majors and is best known for its Social Sciences, Biological and Physical Sciences, and Fine Art programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 5th, and 36th respectively). With an annual tuition of $55,566 per year, Bard College is exceptionally expensive. 69.35% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to generate near $39,700 per year, which is 4% under the national median.

Annandale-On-Hudson, NY

www.bard.edu

A-

Rating

65%

Acceptance

2,542

Students

#296

Ranking

$55,566

Tuition

University at Buffalo

#4 Best Colleges for Social Sciences

University at Buffalo is a very large public university located in Buffalo, NY ranked 215th in the United States. It has a total of 24,330 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 61.08% acceptance rate. University at Buffalo offers 465 different majors and is best known for its Occupational Therapy, Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Social Sciences programs (nationally ranked 1st, 3rd, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,070 for in-state students and $24,740 for those from out-of-state, University at Buffalo is somewhat moderately costly. 65.04% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn more or less $52,600 per year, which is 27% greater than the national median.

Buffalo, NY

www.buffalo.edu

A

Rating

61%

Acceptance

35,111

Students

#215

Ranking

$24,740

Tuition

University of Oregon

#5 Best Colleges for Social Sciences

University of Oregon is a very large public university located in Eugene, OR ranked 6th in Oregon. It has a total of 20,912 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 81.8% of applicants. University of Oregon offers 224 different majors and is best known for its Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Physiology, and Multimedia Art programs, which are all nationally ranked 2nd. With an annual tuition of $10,440 for in-state students and $34,335 for those from out-of-state, University of Oregon is reasonably expensive. 65.06% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to make roughly $44,800 per year, which is 8% over the national median.

Eugene, OR

https://www.uoregon.edu

B+

Rating

82%

Acceptance

25,203

Students

#354

Ranking

$34,335

Tuition

Florida State University

#6 Best Colleges for Social Sciences

Florida State University is a very large public university located in Tallahassee, FL ranked 148th in the nation. It has a total of 36,720 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting 35.97% of applicants. Florida State University offers 272 different majors and is best known for its English Language and Literature, Real Estate, and Insurance programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $4,022 for students from Florida and $16,540 for those from out-of-state, Florida State University is moderately priced. 73.69% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, entering the workforce. After graduation, alumni go on to draw around $46,400 per year, which is 12% above the national median.

Tallahassee, FL

www.fsu.edu

A

Rating

36%

Acceptance

46,825

Students

#148

Ranking

$16,540

Tuition

Washington State University

#7 Best Colleges for Social Sciences

Washington State University is a very large public university located in Pullman, WA ranked 9th in Washington. It has a total of 28,966 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting a touch north of 75% of applicants. Washington State University offers 407 different majors and is best known for its Social Sciences, Operations Management and Supervision, and Agronomy and Crop Science programs (nationally ranked 7th, 8th, and 8th respectively). With an annual tuition of $9,953 for students from Washington and $24,531 for those from out-of-state, Washington State University is somewhat moderately costly. 60.38% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to draw approximately $50,600 per year, which is 22% above the national median.

Pullman, WA

wsu.edu/

B+

Rating

76%

Acceptance

35,149

Students

#414

Ranking

$24,531

Tuition

New York University

#8 Best Colleges for Social Sciences

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

University of Southern California

#9 Best Colleges for Social Sciences

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

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

#10 Best Colleges for Social Sciences

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

Michigan State University

#11 Best Colleges for Social Sciences

Michigan State University is a very large public university located in East Lansing, MI ranked 163rd in the nation. It has a total of 42,492 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 71.12% of applicants. Michigan State University offers 384 different majors and is best known for its Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management, Pre-Law Studies, and Soil Sciences programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $14,460 for in-state students and $39,766 for those from out-of-state, Michigan State University is quite expensive. 76.24% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to make roughly $53,600 per year, which is 29% above the national median.

East Lansing, MI

https://www.msu.edu

A

Rating

71%

Acceptance

55,332

Students

#163

Ranking

$39,766

Tuition

University of Washington-Seattle Campus

#12 Best Colleges for Social Sciences

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

Tulane University of Louisiana

#13 Best Colleges for Social Sciences

Tulane University of Louisiana is a large private university located in New Orleans, LA ranked 82nd in the nation. It has a total of 9,125 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 12.87% of applicants. Tulane University of Louisiana offers 261 different majors and is best known for its Preschool Education and Teaching, Legal Support Services, and Computer Programming programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $52,760 per year, Tulane University of Louisiana is very expensive. 59.85% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to take home around $61,700 per year, which is 49% greater than the national median.

New Orleans, LA

tulane.edu

A+

Rating

13%

Acceptance

14,768

Students

#82

Ranking

$52,760

Tuition

Denison University

#14 Best Colleges for Social Sciences

Denison University is a small private liberal arts college located in Granville, OH ranked 85th in the United States. It has a total of 2,422 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, accepting 29.39% of applicants. Denison University offers 46 different majors and is best known for its Theatre Design and Technology, International Business, and Writing programs (nationally ranked 6th, 10th, and 11th respectively). With an annual tuition of $52,620 per year, Denison University is exceptionally costly. 84.71% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to make approximately $48,800 per year, which is 17% over the national median.

Granville, OH

https://www.denison.edu

A+

Rating

29%

Acceptance

2,422

Students

#85

Ranking

$52,620

Tuition

Union College

#15 Best Colleges for Social Sciences

Union College is a small private liberal arts college located in Schenectady, NY ranked 104th in the US. It has a total of 2,220 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 42.92% of applicants. Union College offers 47 different majors and is best known for its Social Sciences, Managerial Economics, and Liberal Arts and Sciences programs (nationally ranked 15th, 17th, and 22nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $56,853 per year, Union College is very expensive. 83.09% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn near $65,400 per year, which is 57% over the national median.

Schenectady, NY

www.union.edu/

A

Rating

43%

Acceptance

2,220

Students

#104

Ranking

$56,853

Tuition

San Diego State University

#16 Best Colleges for Social Sciences

San Diego State University is a very large public university located in San Diego, CA ranked 168th in the nation. It has a total of 32,543 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting 34.13% of applicants. San Diego State University offers 232 different majors and is best known for its Speech-Language Pathology, Gerontology, and Health and Fitness programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 4th, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $5,742 for students from California and $17,622 for those from out-of-state, San Diego State University is moderately priced. 72.69% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor force. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn around $51,000 per year, which is 23% over the national median.

San Diego, CA

www.sdsu.edu

A

Rating

34%

Acceptance

37,838

Students

#168

Ranking

$17,622

Tuition

Ramapo College of New Jersey

#17 Best Colleges for Social Sciences

Ramapo College of New Jersey is a mid-sized public institution located in Mahwah, NJ ranked 9th in New Jersey. It has a total of 6,256 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 65.58% of applicants. Ramapo College of New Jersey offers 60 different majors and is best known for its Multimedia Art, Social Sciences, and Legal Studies programs (nationally ranked 5th, 17th, and 19th respectively). With an annual tuition of $12,171 for students from New Jersey and $21,722 for those from out-of-state, Ramapo College of New Jersey is reasonably pricey. 66.75% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to take home roughly $53,200 per year, which is 28% above the national median.

Mahwah, NJ

www.ramapo.edu

B+

Rating

66%

Acceptance

6,982

Students

#346

Ranking

$21,722

Tuition

University of South Florida-Main Campus

#18 Best Colleges for Social Sciences

University of South Florida-Main Campus is a very large public university located in Tampa, FL ranked 216th in the United States. It has a total of 37,780 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 47.63% of applicants. University of South Florida-Main Campus offers 238 different majors and is best known for its Audiology, Social Science Teacher Education, and Criminology programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 3rd, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $4,559 for students from Florida and $15,473 for those from out-of-state, University of South Florida-Main Campus is moderately priced. 65.22% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to bring in close to $43,500 per year, which is 5% over the national median.

Tampa, FL

www.usf.edu

A

Rating

48%

Acceptance

51,808

Students

#216

Ranking

$15,473

Tuition

University of California-Irvine

#19 Best Colleges for Social Sciences

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

Providence College

#20 Best Colleges for Social Sciences

Providence College is a small private institution located in Providence, RI ranked 120th in the US. It has a total of 4,604 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 47.46% of applicants. Providence College offers 110 different majors and is best known for its Community Organization and Advocacy, Special Education and Teaching, and Marketing programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 5th, and 11th respectively). With an annual tuition of $51,490 per year, Providence College is very pricey. 76.96% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, entering the workforce. After graduation, alumni go on to bring in approximately $64,100 per year, which is 54% greater than the national median.

Providence, RI

www.providence.edu

A

Rating

47%

Acceptance

5,310

Students

#120

Ranking

$51,490

Tuition

University of South Florida-Sarasota-Manatee

#21 Best Colleges for Social Sciences

University of South Florida-Sarasota-Manatee is a small public university located in Sarasota, FL ranked 182nd in the United States. It has a total of 2,314 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, with a 23.61% acceptance rate. University of South Florida-Sarasota-Manatee offers 27 different majors and is best known for its Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing, Hospitality Management, and Communication Sciences and Disorders programs (nationally ranked 5th, 13th, and 18th respectively). With an annual tuition of $4,206 for in-state students and $15,120 for those from out-of-state, University of South Florida-Sarasota-Manatee is moderately priced. 65.22% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, entering the labor market. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn near $43,500 per year, which is 5% above the national median.

Sarasota, FL

usfsm.edu/

A

Rating

24%

Acceptance

2,505

Students

#182

Ranking

$15,120

Tuition

University of Utah

#22 Best Colleges for Social Sciences

University of Utah is a very large public university located in Salt Lake City, UT ranked 263rd in the US. It has a total of 29,554 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting hardly less than five eighths of applicants. University of Utah offers 384 different majors and is best known for its Dance, Family and Consumer Economics, and Recreational Therapy programs (nationally ranked 6th, 10th, and 10th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,412 for students from Utah and $26,017 for those from out-of-state, University of Utah is reasonably costly. 56.98% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to bring in approximately $53,000 per year, which is 28% greater than the national median.

Salt Lake City, UT

www.utah.edu

A-

Rating

62%

Acceptance

38,652

Students

#263

Ranking

$26,017

Tuition

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus

#23 Best Colleges for Social Sciences

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus is a very large public university located in Pittsburgh, PA ranked 157th in the US. It has a total of 20,856 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting virtually 5 in every 9 applicants. University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus offers 422 different majors and is best known for its Rhetoric and Composition, Bioinformatics, and Biological and Physical Sciences programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 3rd, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $18,628 for in-state students and $32,656 for those from out-of-state, University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus is reasonably high-priced. 67.18% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, joining the labor market. After graduation, alumni go on to take home about $53,900 per year, which is 30% over the national median.

Pittsburgh, PA

www.pitt.edu

A

Rating

57%

Acceptance

31,667

Students

#157

Ranking

$32,656

Tuition

University of Central Florida

#24 Best Colleges for Social Sciences

University of Central Florida is a very large public university located in Orlando, FL ranked 195th in the nation. It has a total of 68,412 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 44.36% acceptance rate. University of Central Florida offers 195 different majors and is best known for its Hospitality Management, Interdisciplinary Studies, and Physical Education programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $4,478 for in-state students and $19,810 for those from out-of-state, University of Central Florida is moderately priced. 66.14% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to take home close to $45,400 per year, which is 9% greater than the national median.

Orlando, FL

www.ucf.edu/

A

Rating

44%

Acceptance

80,378

Students

#195

Ranking

$19,810

Tuition

Whittier College

#25 Best Colleges for Social Sciences

Whittier College is a small private liberal arts college located in Whittier, CA ranked 38th in California. It has a total of 1,766 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 57.11% of applicants. Whittier College offers 34 different majors and is best known for its Child Development, Social Sciences, and Kinesiology and Exercise Science programs (nationally ranked 7th, 25th, and 46th respectively). With an annual tuition of $48,924 per year, Whittier College is exceptionally costly. 68.68% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to generate more or less $46,800 per year, which is 13% greater than the national median.

Whittier, CA

www.whittier.edu

A-

Rating

57%

Acceptance

1,974

Students

#303

Ranking

$48,924

Tuition