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2022 Best Colleges for Urban Studies

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1,102

Graduates Per Year

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$47K

Average Salary

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#207

Most Popular Major

Popularity

Average Popularity

1,102

82% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

102

47% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

206

Social Psychology

1,118

207

Urban Studies

1,102

208

Family and Community Services

1,063

Cost

Median Cost

$32,136

1% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

173

Fitness Administration

$32,261

174

Urban Studies

$32,136

175

Theatre Design and Technology

$32,025

Salary

Average Salary

$34,965

9% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

195

Graphic Design

$35,097

196

Urban Studies

$34,965

197

Health and Wellness

$34,844

Professors

Average

4/5

Median Student Rating

Highest Student Rated Professors

196

Hispanic-American Studies

197

Urban Studies

198

Homeland Security

Students

Very Diverse

4.2/5

16.67% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

68

Computer Systems Analysis

69

Urban Studies

70

Visual and Performing Arts

SUMMARY

Choosing to study Urban Studies is a valuable choice and ordinarily a mandatory first step for pupils wanting to enter a career as a transportation planner, a materials planner, or an urban geography planner. In fact, urban studies is an uncommon degree ranking as the 207th most popular major. Last year, there were 1,102 urban studies graduates. In-state tuition for urban studies at private colleges is, on average, 4.7 times more pricey than their public counterparts.

With only 102 schools offering this degree there might be limited options as to the institutions you can choose from. If you're looking to surround yourself with other urban studies majors, consider looking at schools in California which have more undergrads admitted to urban studies than any other state. More generally, the best region to major in urban studies is in the Far West region with University of California-Berkeley, University of California-Irvine, and University of Washington-Tacoma Campus best representing the region. Interestingly, our pick of the top conference to major in urban studies is the Ivy League with Barnard College, University of Pennsylvania, and Brown University representing the conference. On that topic, our belief is that the best university for urban studies is Stanford University, and here you can find our comprehensive list for the best colleges.

The 'best' school is not necessarily the 'best' school for every student. There might be lots of factors to weigh when deciding on institution. Features like campus amenities, transportation services, and food would definitely refashion your thoughts on which school to attend. At Authority, we've evaluated the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you want to know which urban studies university has the top campus, the winner is New York University. If, for example, you are very interested in which university has the top campus, we have a whole list dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through government databases, student reviews, professor reviews, and more to compare every major in an unbiased and informative way. You can explore our well researched list for the universities with the best student life here and, from that list, our pick for the university with the best student life for urban studies is Barnard College. Curious why? Keep scrolling to find out more about Authority's top recommendations. Some of our picks might surprise you.

If cost is a significant factor in your choice of where you attend university, you might be cautious about Columbia University in the City of New York. Columbia University in the City of New York is the most expensive school for urban studies, at least regarding out of state enrollment. We do have a page for the most expensive colleges that might put the expense of Columbia University in the City of New York into perspective. For more context, you may want to know that urban studies is the 174th most expensive degree in the nation, with an average bill of $32,100. On a broader scale, the most expensive state for urban studies nationally is Rhode Island with expenses at the primary college, Brown University, of $57,112. Even more broadly, the most expensive region for urban studies is the New England region which is best demonstrated with Trinity College with a cost of $56,380, University of Connecticut with a cost of $36,466, and Brown University with a cost of $57,112.

Our cheapest region for urban studies is the Southeast region which is represented by College of Charleston with a cost of $70, Tennessee State University with a cost of $20,574, and Virginia Commonwealth University with a cost of $32,825. In better news, the most affordable school for urban studies is CUNY Hunter College. Authority.org's entire list of the most affordable universities can be explored here.

In-state students can expect to pay around $11,500 for a degree in urban studies. The cost balloons dramatically to an average of $27,200 for the out-of-state public-school student. Our choice for the school representing the best value for urban studies: Stanford University. Here you can see our comprehensive list for the colleges we see as being the best value overall. Bear in mind, this section is based on the assumption that you are an out-of-state student. The value proposition changes when it comes to in-state tuition, 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 urban studies majors can vary, but within two years finishing the degree graduates will typically earn around $46,900. There is a lot of variation in earnings potential; highest paid earners can experience pay up to $85,100. Right out of college, the lowest end jobs within the urban studies field make $26,100, which isn't that bad. The top earning graduates from urban studies have come from Stanford University and if you are looking for colleges with all of the highest earning graduates, Authority has that too.

The general diversity of urban studies stands high, coming within the 83rd percentile of majors nationally. The school with the most composite diversity for urban studies is New York University and here you can find our comprehensive list for the colleges which have the most diversity. The overall financial diversity of the Urban Studies major only ranks within the 60th percentile of all majors. Racial diversity is actually above financial diversity, ranking in the 78th percentile. White students make up the largest proportion at 53% of students studying urban studies. Additionally, 51% of scholars pursuing an urban studies major are men.

The median rating of urban studies professors is 4 stars, a rating that is exactly the average across all majors; this is a fine. If you are searching for the most popular urban studies instructor in the nation, look no further than Robert Cacciatore from CUNY Hunter College. This might come as a shock, but the best rated instructors for urban studies from student rankings come from CUNY Queens College. If we including information other than basic rankings we find that the college possessing the overall best instructors for urban studies is Stanford University. You will find more detail on our ever evolving ranking methodology of the best overall professors here, as well as some of the finest examples of instructors in the country.

Finally, the hardest college to get into for urban studies is Stanford University. While we are unsure why you would be interested, we have a comprehensive page of the hardest colleges to get into. That being said, here at Authority we do hope you understand that considering higher education from examples mainly shaped by superlatives could cause issues. We hope you look at some of our other pages on individual universities and read a few of our insightful background pages on useful things to think about as you continue your university search.

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Barnard College

#1 Best Colleges for Urban Studies

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

Brown University

#2 Best Colleges for Urban Studies

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 California-Berkeley

#3 Best Colleges for Urban Studies

University of California-Berkeley is a very large public university located in Berkeley, CA ranked 68th in the United States. It has a total of 32,700 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 16.25% of applicants. University of California-Berkeley offers 315 different majors and is best known for its Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Natural Resources and Conservation, and Environmental Studies programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $11,442 for students from California and $41,196 for those from out-of-state, University of California-Berkeley is rather costly. 58.68% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, entering the workforce. After finishing college, alumni go on to take home roughly $64,700 per year, which is 56% above the national median.

Berkeley, CA

www.berkeley.edu

A+

Rating

16%

Acceptance

45,183

Students

#68

Ranking

$41,196

Tuition

University of Pennsylvania

#4 Best Colleges for Urban Studies

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

University of Washington-Tacoma Campus

#5 Best Colleges for Urban Studies

University of Washington-Tacoma Campus is a mid-sized public university located in Tacoma, WA ranked 8th in Washington. It has a total of 5,379 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 87.31% of applicants. University of Washington-Tacoma Campus offers 56 different majors and is best known for its Urban Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, and Writing programs (nationally ranked 5th, 7th, and 7th respectively). With an annual tuition of $10,370 for students from Washington and $37,071 for those from out-of-state, University of Washington-Tacoma Campus is quite pricey. 77.21% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, employment. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn roughly $57,700 per year, which is 39% greater than the national median.

Tacoma, WA

www.tacoma.uw.edu/

B+

Rating

87%

Acceptance

6,354

Students

#327

Ranking

$37,071

Tuition

New York University

#6 Best Colleges for Urban Studies

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 California-Irvine

#7 Best Colleges for Urban Studies

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

Vassar College

#8 Best Colleges for Urban Studies

Vassar College is a small private liberal arts college located in Poughkeepsie, NY ranked 60th in the United States. It has a total of 2,603 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, with a 23.74% acceptance rate. Vassar College offers 49 different majors and is best known for its Italian Language and Literature, Russian Language and Literature, and Urban Studies programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 7th, and 8th respectively). With an annual tuition of $57,910 per year, Vassar College is exceptionally high-priced. 91.07% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, entering the labor force. After graduation, alumni go on to earn more or less $54,600 per year, which is 31% over the national median.

Poughkeepsie, NY

www.vassar.edu

A+

Rating

24%

Acceptance

2,603

Students

#60

Ranking

$57,910

Tuition

Trinity College

#9 Best Colleges for Urban Studies

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

Bryn Mawr College

#10 Best Colleges for Urban Studies

Bryn Mawr College is a small private liberal arts college located in Bryn Mawr, PA ranked 93rd in the United States. It has a total of 1,457 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting just shy of 1 in 3 applicants. Bryn Mawr College offers 55 different majors and is best known for its Archeology, Urban Studies, and Mathematics programs (nationally ranked 1st, 10th, and 15th respectively). With an annual tuition of $53,180 per year, Bryn Mawr College is exceptionally high-priced. 85.03% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. Open graduating, alumni go on to make approximately $54,600 per year, which is 31% greater than the national median.

Bryn Mawr, PA

www.brynmawr.edu

A+

Rating

33%

Acceptance

1,799

Students

#93

Ranking

$53,180

Tuition

University of California-San Diego

#11 Best Colleges for Urban Studies

University of California-San Diego is a very large public university located in La Jolla, CA ranked 66th in America. It has a total of 31,840 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, with a 31.48% acceptance rate. University of California-San Diego offers 228 different majors and is best known for its Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Global Studies, and Cognitive Science programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $11,442 for students from California and $41,196 for those from out-of-state, University of California-San Diego is quite pricey. 78.44% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, entering the workforce. After graduation, alumni go on to bring home about $59,900 per year, which is 44% above the national median.

La Jolla, CA

www.ucsd.edu

A+

Rating

31%

Acceptance

39,811

Students

#66

Ranking

$41,196

Tuition

Stanford University

#12 Best Colleges for Urban Studies

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

University of Southern California

#13 Best Colleges for Urban Studies

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

Columbia University in the City of New York

#14 Best Colleges for Urban Studies

Columbia University in the City of New York is a very large private university located in New York, NY ranked 9th in the United States. It has a total of 8,628 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, with a 5.45% acceptance rate. Columbia University in the City of New York offers 467 different majors and is best known for its Sustainability Studies, Art History, and Slavic, Baltic and Albanian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $58,920 per year, Columbia University in the City of New York is exceptionally high-priced. 78.72% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to bring home around $83,300 per year, which is 101% greater than the national median.

New York, NY

www.columbia.edu

A+

Rating

5%

Acceptance

33,301

Students

#9

Ranking

$58,920

Tuition

CUNY Graduate School and University Center

#15 Best Colleges for Urban Studies

CUNY Graduate School and University Center is a mid-sized public university located in New York, NY ranked 64th in New York. It has a total of 3,363 full-time undergraduate students. CUNY Graduate School and University Center offers 356 different majors and is best known for its Physical Sciences, Medical Records Administration, and Urban Studies programs (nationally ranked 1st, 8th, and 15th respectively). 41.32% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to bring in around $56,600 per year, which is 36% above the national median.

New York, NY

www.gc.cuny.edu

B

Rating

100%

Acceptance

9,887

Students

#459

Ranking

$14,880

Tuition

Rhodes College

#16 Best Colleges for Urban Studies

Rhodes College is a small private liberal arts college located in Memphis, TN ranked 147th in the US. It has a total of 2,086 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 44.71% of applicants. Rhodes College offers 43 different majors and is best known for its Latin American Studies, Urban Studies, and Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics programs (nationally ranked 14th, 16th, and 48th respectively). With an annual tuition of $48,888 per year, Rhodes College is very high-priced. 77.98% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn close to $53,600 per year, which is 29% greater than the national median.

Memphis, TN

www.rhodes.edu

A

Rating

45%

Acceptance

2,120

Students

#147

Ranking

$48,888

Tuition

CUNY Queens College

#17 Best Colleges for Urban Studies

CUNY Queens College is a large public institution located in Queens, NY ranked 63rd in New York. It has a total of 20,505 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 48.79% acceptance rate. CUNY Queens College offers 209 different majors and is best known for its Teaching English as a Second Language, Labor Studies, and Spanish Language Teacher Education programs (nationally ranked 1st, 3rd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $6,930 for in-state students and $14,880 for those from out-of-state, CUNY Queens College is reasonably priced. 50.4% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor market. After graduation, alumni go on to bring in more or less $48,200 per year, which is 16% greater than the national median.

Queens, NY

https://www.qc.cuny.edu

B

Rating

49%

Acceptance

24,148

Students

#449

Ranking

$14,880

Tuition

University of Connecticut

#18 Best Colleges for Urban Studies

University of Connecticut is a very large public university located in Storrs, CT ranked 130th in America. It has a total of 20,479 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 49.42% of applicants. University of Connecticut offers 376 different majors and is best known for its Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Actuarial Science, and History Teacher Education programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 4th, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $13,798 for in-state students and $36,466 for those from out-of-state, University of Connecticut is quite costly. 72.61% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn around $58,400 per year, which is 41% above the national median.

Storrs, CT

uconn.edu/

A

Rating

49%

Acceptance

29,683

Students

#130

Ranking

$36,466

Tuition

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus

#19 Best Colleges for Urban Studies

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 Illinois at Chicago

#20 Best Colleges for Urban Studies

University of Illinois at Chicago is a very large public university located in Chicago, IL ranked 15th in Illinois. It has a total of 22,460 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 72.7% of applicants. University of Illinois at Chicago offers 287 different majors and is best known for its History Teacher Education, Spanish Language Teacher Education, and Medical Records Administration programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $10,584 for students from Illinois and $24,276 for those from out-of-state, University of Illinois at Chicago is somewhat moderately pricey. 63.02% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, entering the workforce. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to draw near $54,300 per year, which is 31% over the national median.

Chicago, IL

www.uic.edu

B+

Rating

73%

Acceptance

34,529

Students

#360

Ranking

$24,276

Tuition

Virginia Commonwealth University

#21 Best Colleges for Urban Studies

Virginia Commonwealth University is a very large public university located in Richmond, VA ranked 18th in Virginia. It has a total of 25,706 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 87.14% of applicants. Virginia Commonwealth University offers 227 different majors and is best known for its Health Teacher Education, Sculpture, and Painting programs (nationally ranked 1st, 3rd, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $12,094 for in-state students and $32,742 for those from out-of-state, Virginia Commonwealth University is reasonably costly. 60.91% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to make approximately $44,000 per year, which is 6% above the national median.

Richmond, VA

https://www.vcu.edu/

B-

Rating

87%

Acceptance

33,462

Students

#580

Ranking

$32,742

Tuition

Washington University in St Louis

#22 Best Colleges for Urban Studies

Washington University in St Louis is a large private university located in Saint Louis, MO ranked 15th in the nation. It has a total of 8,774 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 13.85% of applicants. Washington University in St Louis offers 291 different majors and is best known for its Anthropology, Design and Visual Communications, and Environmental Biology programs, which are all nationally ranked 2nd. With an annual tuition of $54,250 per year, Washington University in St Louis is exceptionally costly. 88.9% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to bring in approximately $70,100 per year, which is 69% greater than the national median.

Saint Louis, MO

www.wustl.edu

A+

Rating

14%

Acceptance

17,794

Students

#15

Ranking

$54,250

Tuition

CUNY Hunter College

#23 Best Colleges for Urban Studies

CUNY Hunter College is a very large public college located in New York, NY ranked 45th in New York. It has a total of 20,712 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting 35.17% of applicants. CUNY Hunter College offers 255 different majors and is best known for its Human Biology, Drama and Dance Teacher Education, and Chinese Language and Literature programs (nationally ranked 4th, 4th, and 8th respectively). With an annual tuition of $6,930 for students from New York and $14,880 for those from out-of-state, CUNY Hunter College is moderately priced. 47.93% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, employment. Open graduating, alumni go on to draw approximately $47,200 per year, which is 14% over the national median.

New York, NY

www.hunter.cuny.edu

B+

Rating

35%

Acceptance

28,082

Students

#323

Ranking

$14,880

Tuition

The University of Texas at Austin

#24 Best Colleges for Urban Studies

The University of Texas at Austin is a very large public university located in Austin, TX ranked 81st in America. It has a total of 43,132 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting barely below 1 out of every 3 applicants. The University of Texas at Austin offers 339 different majors and is best known for its Communication Sciences and Disorders, Writing, and Accounting programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $10,824 for students from Texas and $38,326 for those from out-of-state, The University of Texas at Austin is quite expensive. 77.77% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to earn more or less $58,200 per year, which is 40% above the national median.

Austin, TX

www.utexas.edu

A+

Rating

32%

Acceptance

55,128

Students

#81

Ranking

$38,326

Tuition

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

#25 Best Colleges for Urban Studies

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is a very large public university located in Minneapolis, MN ranked 137th in the United States. It has a total of 43,828 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 56.74% of applicants. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities offers 520 different majors and is best known for its Computer Systems Analysis, Developmental and Child Psychology, and Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $13,318 for students from Minnesota and $31,616 for those from out-of-state, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is reasonably costly. 73.11% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to take home close to $51,900 per year, which is 25% above the national median.

Minneapolis, MN

https://twin-cities.umn.edu

A

Rating

57%

Acceptance

61,787

Students

#137

Ranking

$31,616

Tuition