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2023 Best Colleges for Systems Science and Theory

There are about 1,828 students enrolled in Systems Science and Theory in the USA.

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popularity

Not Very Popular

Compared to national avg.

Diplomas received last year

890

Vs. National Avg.

-94%

popularity Rank

#297

cost

Somewhat Expensive

Compared to national avg.

Median degree cost

$37K

Vs. National Avg.

54%

cost Rank

#47

salary

Above Average

Compared to national avg.

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

$51K

Vs. National Avg.

27%

salary Rank

#43

professors

Above Average

Compared to national avg.

Professor Rating

B-

Vs. National Avg.

22%

professors Rank

#67

students

Very Diverse

Compared to national avg.

Diversity Rating

B-

Vs. National Avg.

16%

students Rank

#35

SUMMARY

Majoring in Systems Science and Theory is not only a valuable choice, but typically an obligatory first step for undergrads trying to begin a career as a chemical systems implementer, a biological systems researcher, or a physical systems engineer. Interestingly, systems science and theory is a very rare degree coming in at the 291st most popular area of study. Last academic year, there were 441 systems science and theory degrees conferred. In-state tuition for systems science and theory at private schools is, on average, 4.3 times more pricey than their public equivalents.

With only 19 universities having programs for this degree you might have limited options as to the institutions which will have a degree program for you. If you are hoping to surround yourself with other systems science and theory majors, consider looking at colleges in Pennsylvania which have more students admitted to systems science and theory than any other state. More generally, the top region to get a degree in systems science and theory is in the Mid East region with California University of Pennsylvania, Carnegie Mellon University, and La Salle University best representing the region. Interestingly, our pick for the top conference to major in systems science and theory is the University Athletic Association with Carnegie Mellon University representing the conference. On that topic, our selection for the best college for systems science and theory is Carnegie Mellon University, and here you can find our comprehensive list for the best colleges.

The objectively 'best' school might not actually be the 'best' school for every student. There might be tons more facets to weigh when selecting ​university. External stuff like campus amenities, transportation services, and food could alter your decision on where to go to university. At authority.org, we examined the pros and cons for you. If, as an example, you are intrigued by which systems science and theory college has the top campus, the answer is University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. If, for example, you are mostly interested in which university is home to the best campus, we have a whole page dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through professor reviews, government databases, student reviews, and more so we can compare every major in the United States in an unbiased and informative way. Here you can explore our comprehensive list for the colleges with the best student life&nbspand, from that list, our selection for the school with the best student life for systems science and theory is Rhode Island School of Design. Curious why? Continue scrolling to find out more about our top selections. Some of our picks just might surprise you.

If cost is a major deciding factor in your decisions, you might consider avoiding Claremont McKenna College. Claremont McKenna College&nbspappears to be the most expensive school for systems science and theory, at least regarding out of state attendance. We do have an entire list of the most expensive&nbspuniversities that might put the cost of Claremont McKenna College&nbspinto perspective. For more context, you might care to know that systems science and theory is the 247th most expensive program in the United States, with an average associated cost of $27,300. On a broader scale, the most expensive state for systems science and theory in the nation is California with expenses at the primary school, Claremont McKenna College, of $56,190. To zoom out even further, the most expensive region for systems science and theory is unfortunately unavailable due to missing data.

Our cheapest region for systems science and theory is the Rocky Mountains region which is represented by University of Wyoming with a cost of $13,392. More optimistically, the most affordable college for systems science and theory is California University of Pennsylvania. Authority's full list of the most affordable universities can be explored here.

In-state learners can expect to pay about $10,500 for a degree in systems science and theory. The price inflates substantially to a median of $22,900 for the out-of-state public-school student. Our selection for the school constituting the best value for systems science and theory: Carnegie Mellon University. Through this link you can see our comprehensive list for the schools we see as being the best value&nbspin general. That being said, this idea is based on the assumption that you are an out-of-state student. The value proposition changes when it comes to in-state tuition, as such, we are using out-of-state tuition as the baseline.

Earnings for systems science and theory majors can differ, but two years after graduation students will typically make around $86,800. While there can be much variation in earnings potential; highest paid earners can enjoy pay up to $156,600. Straight out of college, the lowest end positions within the systems science and theory field earn $48,000, which could be worse. The highest earning grads from systems science and theory studied at Carnegie Mellon University&nbspand if you are looking for schools with all of the highest earning graduates, Authority has that too.

The prevailing diversity of systems science and theory is pretty high, being within the 78th percentile of majors nationally. The school with the highest composite diversity for systems science and theory is Carnegie Mellon University&nbspand here you can find our general list for the colleges with the most diversity. The financial diversity of Systems Science and Theory stands only in the 52nd percentile of all majors. Racial diversity is actually above financial diversity, in the 68th percentile. White students make up the largest share at 55% of those majoring in systems science and theory. Additionally, 58% of undergrads seeking a systems science and theory degree are men.

The median score of systems science and theory professors is 4.2 stars, a rating that is 5% better than the median score across every major; which is a good ranking. If you are searching for the most popular systems science and theory professor nationally, take a look at Charlie Rolsky from Arizona State University-Tempe. This may come as a surprise, but the top rated systems science and theory professors from student rankings come from University of California-Davis. As we including data beyond just rankings it becomes clear that the school possessing the overall best professors for systems science and theory is Carnegie Mellon University. You will find more detail on our ever evolving ranking methodology of the best overall professors here, as well as many of the top professors in the U.S.

Finally, the most difficult university to get into for systems science and theory is Claremont McKenna College. While we do not necessarily see the value in it, we do have a detailed list of the hardest colleges to get into. That being said, here at Authority we hope you understand that looking at the higher education world through a lens mainly derived from superlatives could cause problems. We encourage you to read our more focused pages on different colleges and explore a few of our informative background articles on beneficial things to look out for as your college search develops.

Top 25 Best Colleges for Systems Science and Theory

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Rating

#1 2023 Best Colleges for Systems Science and Theory

University of Virginia-Main Campus

Charlottesville, VA | https://www.virginia.edu/

23%

Acceptance

29,237

Students

#38

Ranking

$53K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#2 2023 Best Colleges for Systems Science and Theory

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA | www.upenn.edu/

9%

Acceptance

30,688

Students

#7

Ranking

$60K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#3 2023 Best Colleges for Systems Science and Theory

United States Military Academy

West Point, NY | www.westpoint.edu/

9%

Acceptance

4,503

Students

#103

Ranking

$0

Tuition

A+

Rating

#4 2023 Best Colleges for Systems Science and Theory

Washington University in St Louis

Saint Louis, MO | www.wustl.edu/

16%

Acceptance

17,893

Students

#18

Ranking

$57K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#5 2023 Best Colleges for Systems Science and Theory

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL | www.ufl.edu/

31%

Acceptance

58,857

Students

#76

Ranking

$29K

Tuition

F

Rating

#6 2023 Best Colleges for Systems Science and Theory

Blinn College

Brenham, TX | www.blinn.edu/

0%

Acceptance

29,010

Students

#3562

Ranking

$10K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#7 2023 Best Colleges for Systems Science and Theory

Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland, OH | www.case.edu/

30%

Acceptance

12,298

Students

#49

Ranking

$53K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#8 2023 Best Colleges for Systems Science and Theory

George Washington University

Washington, DC | https://www.gwu.edu/

43%

Acceptance

32,209

Students

#68

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#9 2023 Best Colleges for Systems Science and Theory

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Madison, WI | www.wisc.edu/

57%

Acceptance

47,831

Students

#101

Ranking

$39K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#10 2023 Best Colleges for Systems Science and Theory

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Champaign, IL | www.illinois.edu/

63%

Acceptance

57,324

Students

#125

Ranking

$33K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#11 2023 Best Colleges for Systems Science and Theory

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus

Pittsburgh, PA | www.pitt.edu/

64%

Acceptance

35,563

Students

#155

Ranking

$34K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#12 2023 Best Colleges for Systems Science and Theory

Stevens Institute of Technology

Hoboken, NJ | www.stevens.edu/

53%

Acceptance

8,158

Students

#66

Ranking

$56K

Tuition

A

Rating

#13 2023 Best Colleges for Systems Science and Theory

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA | https://www2.gmu.edu/

89%

Acceptance

49,755

Students

#296

Ranking

$37K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#14 2023 Best Colleges for Systems Science and Theory

United States Merchant Marine Academy

Kings Point, NY | https://www.usmma.edu/

24%

Acceptance

1,304

Students

#104

Ranking

$1K

Tuition

A

Rating

#15 2023 Best Colleges for Systems Science and Theory

Maine Maritime Academy

Castine, ME | https://mainemaritime.edu/

52%

Acceptance

1,029

Students

#295

Ranking

$28K

Tuition

B+

Rating

#16 2023 Best Colleges for Systems Science and Theory

College of Charleston

Charleston, SC | www.cofc.edu/

74%

Acceptance

13,062

Students

#627

Ranking

$33K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#17 2023 Best Colleges for Systems Science and Theory

Taylor University

Upland, IN | https://www.taylor.edu/

70%

Acceptance

2,484

Students

#429

Ranking

$37K

Tuition

A

Rating

#18 2023 Best Colleges for Systems Science and Theory

University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ | https://www.arizona.edu/

85%

Acceptance

49,966

Students

#391

Ranking

$37K

Tuition

A

Rating

#19 2023 Best Colleges for Systems Science and Theory

DePaul University

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

70%

Acceptance

25,937

Students

#323

Ranking

$41K

Tuition

B−

Rating

#20 2023 Best Colleges for Systems Science and Theory

Wayne State University

Detroit, MI | www.wayne.edu/

69%

Acceptance

30,841

Students

#974

Ranking

$29K

Tuition

C+

Rating

#21 2023 Best Colleges for Systems Science and Theory

Oakland University

Rochester Hills, MI | www.oakland.edu/

81%

Acceptance

22,230

Students

#1202

Ranking

$25K

Tuition

B

Rating

#22 2023 Best Colleges for Systems Science and Theory

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Charlotte, NC | https://www.uncc.edu/

80%

Acceptance

34,715

Students

#787

Ranking

$21K

Tuition

D+

Rating

#23 2023 Best Colleges for Systems Science and Theory

Texas A & M International University

Laredo, TX | www.tamiu.edu/

59%

Acceptance

9,861

Students

#1775

Ranking

$19K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#24 2023 Best Colleges for Systems Science and Theory

Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX | www.tcu.edu/

48%

Acceptance

11,506

Students

#119

Ranking

$52K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#25 2023 Best Colleges for Systems Science and Theory

Rhode Island School of Design

Providence, RI | www.risd.edu/

27%

Acceptance

2,557

Students

#92

Ranking

$55K

Tuition

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