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2023 Best Colleges for Voice and Opera

There are about 1,656 students enrolled in Voice and Opera in the USA.

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popularity

Not Very Popular

Compared to national avg.

Diplomas received last year

715

Vs. National Avg.

-95%

popularity Rank

#316

cost

Somewhat Expensive

Compared to national avg.

Median degree cost

$33K

Vs. National Avg.

36%

cost Rank

#99

salary

Average

Compared to national avg.

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

$43K

Vs. National Avg.

7%

salary Rank

#175

professors

Average

Compared to national avg.

Professor Rating

C+

Vs. National Avg.

4%

professors Rank

#202

students

Above Average

Compared to national avg.

Diversity Rating

B-

Vs. National Avg.

8%

students Rank

#98

SUMMARY

Going to school for Voice and Opera is not only a valuable choice, but naturally a necessary first step for scholars aspiring to pursue a career as a vocal backing artist, a concert singer, or an opera musician. Interestingly, voice and opera is an uncommon major ranking as the 307th most popular area of study. In the last year, there were 355 voice and opera graduates. In-state tuition for voice and opera at private universities is, on average, 4.4 times more expensive than their public rivals.

With just 97 institutions having programs for voice and opera there could be a smaller selection of institutions you can choose from. If you are hoping to immerse yourself with other voice and opera undergraduates, look at universities in New York which have more undergraduates admitted to voice and opera than any other state. Zooming out, the best region to get a degree in voice and opera is in the Mid East region with Rider University, The New School, and Manhattan School of Music best representing the region. Interestingly, our selection for the best conference to study voice and opera is the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference with Rider University representing the conference. On that topic, our choice for the best school for voice and opera is Northwestern University, and here you can find our comprehensive list for the best colleges.

The overall best school might not actually be the 'best' school for you. There might be lots of facets to think about when deciding on college. External stuff like campus amenities, transportation services, and food would definitely refashion one's thoughts on where to go to university. At authority.org, we have examined the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you want to know which voice and opera school boasts the top college campus, the answer is University of Southern California. If you are mostly interested in which school boasts the best campus, we have an entire list dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through student reviews, government databases, professor reviews, and more to compare every major in the United States in an unbiased and informative way. Here you can find our comprehensive list for the colleges with the best student life&nbspand our selection for the university with the best student life for voice and opera is University of Southern California. Are you curious why? Keep reading to find out more about Authority's top selections. Some of our picks will probably surprise you.

If cost is a significant influence in your decisions, you might consider avoiding University of Southern California. University of Southern California&nbspis our most expensive college for voice and opera, at least regarding out of state enrollment. That being said, we have a page for the most expensive&nbspcolleges that might put the price tag of University of Southern California&nbspinto perspective. You could also want to know that voice and opera is the 74th most expensive degree in America, with an average bill of $42,700. On a broader scale, the most costly state for voice and opera on our list is California with tuition and fees at the primary two institutions Chapman University and University of Southern California of $54,540 and $57,256 respectively. Even more broadly, the most expensive region for voice and opera is unfortunately unavailable due to missing data.

Our cheapest region for voice and opera is the Rocky Mountains region which is represented by Brigham Young University-Provo with a cost of $5,790. In better news, the most affordable university for voice and opera is Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico. Authority.org's entire list of the most affordable colleges can be found here.

In-state learners can anticipate paying about $10,100 for a degree in voice and opera. The price swells dramatically to an average of $20,300 for the out-of-state public-school student. On that note, our choice for the university representing the best value for voice and opera: Northwestern University. Through this link you can see our comprehensive list on the schools we see as being the best value&nbspin general. With that said, this idea is based on being an out-of-state student. A discussion of value changes when in-state tuition is considered, but as we do not know what state(s) you might qualify for in-state tuition, we are approaching this discussion through out-of-state tuition costs.

Earnings for voice and opera majors can cover a wide range, but within two-years of leaving college students will often earn around $54,000. There is a lot of variation in pay; top positions can rake in up to $105,500. Straight out of university, the minimum earning positions within the voice and opera field make $27,900, which is an alright wage. The top earning graduates from voice and opera have come from Carnegie Mellon University&nbspand if you are looking for universities with all of the highest earning graduates, we have that too.

The general diversity of voice and opera is decent, ranking within the 67th percentile of all programs. The college with the highest composite diversity for voice and opera is Carnegie Mellon University&nbspand here you can find our general list for the schools with the most diversity. The financial diversity of the Voice and Opera major ranks only within the 18th percentile compared to all other majors. Racial diversity is actually greater, ranking in the 59th percentile. White undergraduates make up the largest share, 57%, of scholars studying voice and opera. Additionally, 69% of undergrads pursuing a voice and opera major are women.

The median ranking of voice and opera's professors is 5 stars, which is 25% better than the average score for every major; this is an exceedingly good ranking. If you are searching for the most popular voice and opera professor in the country, consider looking up Steven Splitt at The John Marshall Law School. It may be shocking, but the top ranked voice and opera instructors by student come from The John Marshall Law School. As we incorporate data other than simply rankings we find that the school with comprehensively the best instructors for voice and opera is Northwestern University. You can find an explanation of our evolving ranking methodology for the best overall professors here, along with some of the top examples of instructors in the U.S.

Finally, the most difficult university to get into for voice and opera is The Juilliard School. While we think of this list more as a novelty, we have a comprehensive page for the hardest colleges to get into. That being said, here at Authority we hope you understand that approaching academics with context primarily informed by superlatives might cause issues. We at Authority hope you explore our other pages on different universities and read a few of our helpful background pages on essential things to look for as your school search develops.

Top 25 Best Colleges for Voice and Opera

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A+

Rating

#1 2023 Best Colleges for Voice and Opera

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL | www.northwestern.edu/

9%

Acceptance

25,870

Students

#12

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#2 2023 Best Colleges for Voice and Opera

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA | www.cmu.edu/

17%

Acceptance

15,567

Students

#21

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#3 2023 Best Colleges for Voice and Opera

University of Miami

Coral Gables, FL | www.miami.edu/

33%

Acceptance

19,971

Students

#73

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#4 2023 Best Colleges for Voice and Opera

Rice University

Houston, TX | www.rice.edu/

11%

Acceptance

8,005

Students

#22

Ranking

$51K

Tuition

B+

Rating

#5 2023 Best Colleges for Voice and Opera

MIAT College of Technology

Canton, MI | www.miat.edu/

81%

Acceptance

1,891

Students

#717

Ranking

$13K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#6 2023 Best Colleges for Voice and Opera

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN | www.vanderbilt.edu/

12%

Acceptance

13,918

Students

#17

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#7 2023 Best Colleges for Voice and Opera

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA | www.usc.edu/

16%

Acceptance

52,376

Students

#28

Ranking

$60K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#8 2023 Best Colleges for Voice and Opera

University of Washington-Seattle Campus

Seattle, WA | www.washington.edu/

56%

Acceptance

56,554

Students

#108

Ranking

$39K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#9 2023 Best Colleges for Voice and Opera

Southern Methodist University

Dallas, TX | https://www.smu.edu/

53%

Acceptance

12,963

Students

#100

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A

Rating

#10 2023 Best Colleges for Voice and Opera

Indiana University-Bloomington

Bloomington, IN | www.indiana.edu/

80%

Acceptance

46,441

Students

#265

Ranking

$38K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#11 2023 Best Colleges for Voice and Opera

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Champaign, IL | www.illinois.edu/

63%

Acceptance

57,324

Students

#125

Ranking

$33K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#12 2023 Best Colleges for Voice and Opera

Bucknell University

Lewisburg, PA | www.bucknell.edu/

38%

Acceptance

3,868

Students

#56

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

A

Rating

#13 2023 Best Colleges for Voice and Opera

University of Tulsa

Tulsa, OK | https://utulsa.edu/

69%

Acceptance

4,546

Students

#248

Ranking

$44K

Tuition

A

Rating

#14 2023 Best Colleges for Voice and Opera

Brigham Young University

Provo, UT | www.byu.edu/

69%

Acceptance

39,086

Students

#198

Ranking

$6K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#15 2023 Best Colleges for Voice and Opera

Trinity University

San Antonio, TX | https://new.trinity.edu/

34%

Acceptance

2,843

Students

#126

Ranking

$46K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#16 2023 Best Colleges for Voice and Opera

Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX | www.tcu.edu/

48%

Acceptance

11,506

Students

#119

Ranking

$52K

Tuition

B+

Rating

#17 2023 Best Colleges for Voice and Opera

University of Cincinnati-Main Campus

Cincinnati, OH | www.uc.edu/

76%

Acceptance

46,140

Students

#632

Ranking

$27K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#18 2023 Best Colleges for Voice and Opera

University of Delaware

Newark, DE | www.udel.edu/

66%

Acceptance

26,527

Students

#142

Ranking

$36K

Tuition

A

Rating

#19 2023 Best Colleges for Voice and Opera

Point Loma Nazarene University

San Diego, CA | www.pointloma.edu/

84%

Acceptance

5,372

Students

#376

Ranking

$38K

Tuition

D+

Rating

#20 2023 Best Colleges for Voice and Opera

Concorde Career College-Dallas

Dallas, TX | https://www.concorde.edu/campus/dallas-texas

95%

Acceptance

1,007

Students

#1758

Ranking

$0

Tuition

B+

Rating

#21 2023 Best Colleges for Voice and Opera

Ouachita Baptist University

Arkadelphia, AR | www.obu.edu/

62%

Acceptance

1,747

Students

#624

Ranking

$29K

Tuition

A

Rating

#22 2023 Best Colleges for Voice and Opera

Illinois Wesleyan University

Bloomington, IL | www.iwu.edu/

57%

Acceptance

1,643

Students

#221

Ranking

$51K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#23 2023 Best Colleges for Voice and Opera

Lipscomb University

Nashville, TN | https://www.lipscomb.edu/

62%

Acceptance

5,876

Students

#408

Ranking

$35K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#24 2023 Best Colleges for Voice and Opera

Chapman University

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

58%

Acceptance

10,654

Students

#133

Ranking

$57K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#25 2023 Best Colleges for Voice and Opera

Yale University

New Haven, CT | https://www.yale.edu/

7%

Acceptance

14,910

Students

#8

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

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