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2022 Best Colleges for Writing

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731

Graduates Per Year

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$48K

Average Salary

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#243

Most Popular Major

Popularity

Average Popularity

731

88% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

91

53% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

242

Agricultural Teacher Education

744

243

Writing

731

244

Japanese Language and Literature

728

Cost

Median Cost

$29,680

7% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

203

Humanities

$29,694

204

Writing

$29,680

205

Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography

$29,579

Salary

Low Salary

$31,834

18% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

274

Creative Writing

$31,834

275

Writing

$31,834

276

Rhetoric and Composition

$31,834

Professors

Good

4.2/5

5% NATIONAL AVG

Median Student Rating

Highest Student Rated Professors

107

Talmudic Studies

108

Writing

109

Botany

Students

Not Diverse

3/5

17.5% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

328

Agricultural Business and Management

329

Writing

330

Agricultural Production Operations

SUMMARY

Choosing to study Writing is not only a valuable choice, but usually a mandatory first step for undergraduates intending to begin a career as a journalist, a creative writing professor, or a content writer. In fact, writing is an uncommon degree ranking as the 243rd most popular major. In the last year, there were 731 writing degrees conferred. In-state tuition for writing at private colleges is, on average, 3.6 times more expensive than their public peers.

With only 91 colleges having programs for this degree there might be a more finite list of the institutions which will have a degree program for you. If you are looking to surround yourself with other writing undergraduates, consider institutions in Michigan which have the most undergrads admitted to writing annually. Zooming out, the best region to major in writing is in the Great Lakes region with DePauw University, Grand Valley State University, and Marquette University best representing the region. Interestingly, our pick of the best conference to major in writing is the Big Twelve Conference with The University of Texas at Austin representing the conference. From our list on the best colleges, our belief is that the best school for writing is The University of Texas at Austin.

The overall best school does not have to be the best school for you. There might be a bunch more facets to think about when selecting college. Stuff like campus amenities, transportation services, and food might definitely change your choice on where to go to school. At authority.org, we've evaluated the pros and cons for you. If, as an example, you are interested in which writing university is home to the top campus, the answer is San Diego State University. If you are very interested in which university is home to the best 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 each major in an unbiased and informative way. Here you can find our comprehensive list for the schools with the best student life and our pick for the school with the best student life for writing is The University of Texas at Austin. Curious why? Continue reading to learn more about our top selections. Some of our conclusions will probably surprise you.

If price is a primary factor in your decisions, you might consider avoiding Hobart William Smith Colleges. Hobart William Smith Colleges is our most expensive school for writing, at least for out of state attendance. That being said, we have a list of the most expensive colleges that could put the cost at Hobart William Smith Colleges into perspective. For more context, you may be interested to know that writing is the 204th most expensive major in the US, with an average associated cost of $29,700. On a broader scale, the most expensive state for writing nationally is Ohio with tuition and fees at the main school, Denison University, of $52,620. Even more broadly, the most expensive region of the country for writing is the Southwest region which is best demonstrated with Saint Edward's University with a cost of $46,690, The University of Texas at Austin with a cost of $38,326, and Texas Christian University with a cost of $49,160.

Our cheapest region for writing is the Plains region which is represented by Drury University with a cost of $28,500, Northwest Missouri State University with a cost of $10,738, and Drury University-College of Continuing Professional Studies with a cost of $6,288. On the bright side, the most affordable university for writing is Georgia Southern University. Our entire list of the most affordable schools can be found here.

In-state attendees can expect to pay around $10,500 for a degree in writing. That price swells significantly to an average of $21,700 for the out-of-state public-school student. As such, you might be interested in our selection for the school representing the best value for writing: Marquette University. Through this link you will find our comprehensive list on the colleges we see as being the best value in general. That being said, this section is predicated on the assumption that you are an out-of-state student. A discussion of value changes when in-state tuition is considered, as such, we are using out-of-state tuition as the baseline.

Earnings for writing majors differ a lot, but within two years leaving college graduates will regularly make around $48,200. While there can be a lot of variation in earnings potential; top positions can experience pay up to $80,700. Even right out of university, the minimum earning opportunities within the writing space make $28,000, which isn't that bad. The top earning graduates for writing have come from Marquette University and if you are looking for schools with all of the highest earning graduates, we have that too.

The general diversity of writing ranks pretty bad, coming in only the 17th percentile of majors nationally. The school with the highest composite diversity for writing is University of Washington-Tacoma Campus and here you can find our comprehensive list for the schools with the most diversity. The overall financial diversity of Writing sits only in the 86th percentile of all majors. Racial diversity is even less in the 19th percentile. White students compose the largest share, 75%, of students studying writing. Additionally, 73% of undergrads seeking a writing degree are women.

The median score of writing professors is 4.2 stars, a score that is 5% above the average across all majors; which is a good score. If you are curious about the most popular writing professor in the nation, look no further than Adele Richardson at University of Central Florida. This may come as a surprise, but the top rated instructors for writing by student are found at Oakland University. If we consider information other than basic rankings we find that the school with the overall best professors for writing is The University of Texas at Austin. You will find more detail on our ever evolving ranking methodology for the best overall professors here, along with many of the best instructors in the U.S.

Finally, the most difficult university to get into for writing is Denison University. While we think of this list more as a novelty, we have an extensive page of the hardest colleges to get into. With that said, we hope you believe that considering the higher education world with context mainly formed from superlatives might cause issues. We hope you look at some of our more nuanced pages on different topics and read a couple of our helpful background pages on essential details to think about as you continue your school search.

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The University of Texas at Austin

#1 Best Colleges for Writing

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

DePauw University

#2 Best Colleges for Writing

DePauw University is a small private liberal arts college located in Greencastle, IN ranked 183rd in the nation. It has a total of 2,175 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 64.36% of applicants. DePauw University offers 55 different majors and is best known for its Writing, Conservation Biology, and Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 6th, and 17th respectively). With an annual tuition of $50,278 per year, DePauw University is extremely pricey. 72.54% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor force. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to generate roughly $54,000 per year, which is 30% greater than the national median.

Greencastle, IN

www.depauw.edu

A

Rating

64%

Acceptance

2,175

Students

#183

Ranking

$50,278

Tuition

Champlain College

#3 Best Colleges for Writing

Champlain College is a small private institution located in Burlington, VT ranked 6th in Vermont. It has a total of 4,925 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 85.15% of applicants. Champlain College offers 88 different majors and is best known for its Writing, Health Care Facilities Administration, and Computer Graphics programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 4th, and 8th respectively). With an annual tuition of $41,728 per year, Champlain College is rather pricey. 57.33% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor market. After finishing college, alumni go on to draw near $45,400 per year, which is 9% over the national median.

Burlington, VT

www.champlain.edu

B-

Rating

85%

Acceptance

6,060

Students

#549

Ranking

$41,728

Tuition

Lipscomb University

#4 Best Colleges for Writing

Lipscomb University is a small private college located in Nashville, TN ranked 8th in Tennessee. It has a total of 3,622 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 63.11% acceptance rate. Lipscomb University offers 181 different majors and is best known for its Writing, Family Systems, and Molecular Biology programs (nationally ranked 4th, 4th, and 10th respectively). With an annual tuition of $30,860 per year, Lipscomb University is reasonably expensive. 57.89% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, entering the workforce. After college, alumni go on to make about $43,200 per year, which is 4% greater than the national median.

Nashville, TN

www.lipscomb.edu

B

Rating

63%

Acceptance

5,980

Students

#499

Ranking

$30,860

Tuition

Hobart William Smith Colleges

#5 Best Colleges for Writing

Hobart William Smith Colleges is a small private liberal arts college located in Geneva, NY ranked 191st in America. It has a total of 2,261 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 66.08% of applicants. Hobart William Smith Colleges offers 52 different majors and is best known for its Writing, African Studies, and American Studies programs (nationally ranked 5th, 6th, and 45th respectively). With an annual tuition of $55,835 per year, Hobart William Smith Colleges is exceptionally high-priced. 78.14% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to bring in close to $53,500 per year, which is 29% greater than the national median.

Geneva, NY

WWW.HWS.EDU

A

Rating

66%

Acceptance

2,273

Students

#191

Ranking

$55,835

Tuition

Saint Edward's University

#6 Best Colleges for Writing

Saint Edward's University is a small private institution located in Austin, TX ranked 25th in Texas. It has a total of 3,985 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 88.21% of applicants. Saint Edward's University offers 87 different majors and is best known for its Writing, English Teacher Education, and Game and Interactive Media Design programs (nationally ranked 6th, 11th, and 18th respectively). With an annual tuition of $46,690 per year, Saint Edward's University is very costly. 60.68% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to bring in more or less $46,500 per year, which is 12% over the national median.

Austin, TX

https://www.stedwards.edu

C+

Rating

88%

Acceptance

4,682

Students

#669

Ranking

$46,690

Tuition

University of Washington-Tacoma Campus

#7 Best Colleges for Writing

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

Drake University

#8 Best Colleges for Writing

Drake University is a small private college located in Des Moines, IA ranked 213th in the US. It has a total of 3,193 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 67.64% acceptance rate. Drake University offers 83 different majors and is best known for its Business Statistics, Actuarial Science, and Accounting and Finance programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 7th respectively). With an annual tuition of $42,694 per year, Drake University is quite costly. 71.04% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to make roughly $58,300 per year, which is 40% over the national median.

Des Moines, IA

www.drake.edu

A

Rating

68%

Acceptance

5,626

Students

#213

Ranking

$42,694

Tuition

Marquette University

#9 Best Colleges for Writing

Marquette University is a large private university located in Milwaukee, WI ranked 204th in the nation. It has a total of 8,666 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 82.96% of applicants. Marquette University offers 188 different majors and is best known for its Speech-Language Pathology, Writing, and Physiology programs (nationally ranked 8th, 9th, and 13th respectively). With an annual tuition of $43,350 per year, Marquette University is rather costly. 78.4% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, entering the labor force. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to take in approximately $62,600 per year, which is 51% over the national median.

Milwaukee, WI

www.marquette.edu

A

Rating

83%

Acceptance

12,285

Students

#204

Ranking

$43,350

Tuition

Texas Christian University

#10 Best Colleges for Writing

Texas Christian University is a large private university located in Fort Worth, TX ranked 119th in America. It has a total of 9,780 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 47.12% of applicants. Texas Christian University offers 199 different majors and is best known for its Computer Systems Analysis, Entrepreneurship, and Fashion Merchandising programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 3rd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $49,160 per year, Texas Christian University is very pricey. 77.26% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, joining the workforce. Open graduating, alumni go on to bring home approximately $52,800 per year, which is 27% greater than the national median.

Fort Worth, TX

www.tcu.edu/

A

Rating

47%

Acceptance

11,499

Students

#119

Ranking

$49,160

Tuition

Denison University

#11 Best Colleges for Writing

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

University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus

#12 Best Colleges for Writing

University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus is a very large public university located in Denver, CO ranked 7th in Colorado. It has a total of 21,693 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 67.31% of applicants. University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus offers 150 different majors and is best known for its Physiological Psychology, Architectural Technology, and Writing programs (nationally ranked 8th, 12th, and 12th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,920 for in-state students and $24,408 for those from out-of-state, University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus is somewhat moderately high-priced. 55.16% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn close to $56,400 per year, which is 36% greater than the national median.

Denver, CO

www.ucdenver.edu/

B

Rating

67%

Acceptance

32,857

Students

#477

Ranking

$24,408

Tuition

Georgia Southern University

#13 Best Colleges for Writing

Georgia Southern University is a very large public college located in Statesboro, GA ranked 13th in Georgia. It has a total of 26,545 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 54.47% of applicants. Georgia Southern University offers 203 different majors and is best known for its Radiation Therapy, Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management, and Physical Therapy programs (nationally ranked 1st, 4th, and 8th respectively). With an annual tuition of $4,371 for students from Georgia and $15,426 for those from out-of-state, Georgia Southern University is reasonably priced. 44.77% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to generate near $41,900 per year, which is 1% over the national median.

Statesboro, GA

www.georgiasouthern.edu

C+

Rating

54%

Acceptance

30,628

Students

#706

Ranking

$15,426

Tuition

Calvin University

#14 Best Colleges for Writing

Calvin University is a small private institution located in Grand Rapids, MI ranked 6th in Michigan. It has a total of 3,793 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 76.9% acceptance rate. Calvin University offers 85 different majors and is best known for its Recreational Therapy, Science Teacher Education, and Organizational Communication programs (nationally ranked 8th, 10th, and 13th respectively). With an annual tuition of $36,100 per year, Calvin University is reasonably pricey. 63.9% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to take in about $44,800 per year, which is 8% greater than the national median.

Grand Rapids, MI

www.calvin.edu

B+

Rating

77%

Acceptance

4,121

Students

#349

Ranking

$36,100

Tuition

Geneva College

#15 Best Colleges for Writing

Geneva College is a small private institution located in Beaver Falls, PA ranked 52nd in Pennsylvania. It has a total of 1,497 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 53.23% acceptance rate. Geneva College offers 84 different majors and is best known for its Pastoral Counseling, Writing, and Speech-Language Pathology programs (nationally ranked 6th, 15th, and 19th respectively). With an annual tuition of $27,670 per year, Geneva College is somewhat moderately costly. 51.33% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn approximately $38,700 per year, which is 7% below the national median.

Beaver Falls, PA

www.geneva.edu

C+

Rating

53%

Acceptance

1,718

Students

#638

Ranking

$27,670

Tuition

The University of Tampa

#16 Best Colleges for Writing

The University of Tampa is a mid-sized private college located in Tampa, FL ranked 289th in the United States. It has a total of 9,140 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 44.75% acceptance rate. The University of Tampa offers 75 different majors and is best known for its Entrepreneurship, Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography, and Computer and Information Systems Security programs (nationally ranked 7th, 10th, and 12th respectively). With an annual tuition of $27,990 per year, The University of Tampa is somewhat moderately expensive. 47.09% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn close to $48,600 per year, which is 17% above the national median.

Tampa, FL

www.ut.edu

A-

Rating

45%

Acceptance

10,428

Students

#289

Ranking

$27,990

Tuition

Mississippi College

#17 Best Colleges for Writing

Mississippi College is a small private college located in Clinton, MS ranked 1st in Mississippi. It has a total of 3,640 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting just about 3 out of 7 applicants. Mississippi College offers 144 different majors and is best known for its Christian Studies, Pre-Occupational Therapy Studies, and Legal Support Services programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 3rd, and 7th respectively). With an annual tuition of $17,550 per year, Mississippi College is moderately priced. 49.81% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to make close to $38,300 per year, which is 8% under the national median.

Clinton, MS

www.mc.edu

B

Rating

42%

Acceptance

6,068

Students

#438

Ranking

$17,550

Tuition

Point Loma Nazarene University

#18 Best Colleges for Writing

Point Loma Nazarene University is a small private institution located in San Diego, CA ranked 266th in the United States. It has a total of 3,449 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting narrowly south of 3/4ths of applicants. Point Loma Nazarene University offers 82 different majors and is best known for its Child Development, Office Management and Supervision, and Christian Studies programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 3rd, and 6th respectively). With an annual tuition of $36,350 per year, Point Loma Nazarene University is quite costly. 68.99% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to make near $50,900 per year, which is 23% greater than the national median.

San Diego, CA

www.pointloma.edu

A-

Rating

74%

Acceptance

5,383

Students

#266

Ranking

$36,350

Tuition

Western Connecticut State University

#19 Best Colleges for Writing

Western Connecticut State University is a mid-sized public college located in Danbury, CT ranked 19th in Connecticut. It has a total of 5,808 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 75.8% of applicants. Western Connecticut State University offers 64 different majors and is best known for its Community Health Services, Music Theory and Composition, and Writing programs (nationally ranked 4th, 16th, and 19th respectively). With an annual tuition of $5,924 for in-state students and $17,726 for those from out-of-state, Western Connecticut State University is reasonably priced. 48.68% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn more or less $45,200 per year, which is 9% above the national median.

Danbury, CT

www.wcsu.edu

C+

Rating

76%

Acceptance

6,535

Students

#791

Ranking

$17,726

Tuition

Carroll College

#20 Best Colleges for Writing

Carroll College is a small private college located in Helena, MT ranked 1st in Montana. It has a total of 1,371 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 68.91% acceptance rate. Carroll College offers 62 different majors and is best known for its Computer Systems Analysis and Writing programs, which are respectively ranked 8th and 20th in the nation. With an annual tuition of $35,300 per year, Carroll College is reasonably expensive. 67.35% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to make approximately $45,900 per year, which is 11% greater than the national median.

Helena, MT

www.carroll.edu

B

Rating

69%

Acceptance

1,390

Students

#531

Ranking

$35,300

Tuition

San Diego State University

#21 Best Colleges for Writing

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

University of Alabama in Huntsville

#22 Best Colleges for Writing

University of Alabama in Huntsville is a mid-sized public university located in Huntsville, AL ranked 6th in Alabama. It has a total of 8,657 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 82.57% of applicants. University of Alabama in Huntsville offers 97 different majors and is best known for its Writing, Foreign Languages and Literatures, and Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering programs (nationally ranked 22nd, 40th, and 43rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $9,730 for in-state students and $22,126 for those from out-of-state, University of Alabama in Huntsville is reasonably costly. 48.23% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to bring in about $46,700 per year, which is 12% over the national median.

Huntsville, AL

www.uah.edu

C+

Rating

83%

Acceptance

11,135

Students

#692

Ranking

$22,126

Tuition

Aquinas College

#23 Best Colleges for Writing

Aquinas College is a small private college located in Grand Rapids, MI ranked 29th in Michigan. It has a total of 1,685 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting just under 7/10ths of applicants. Aquinas College offers 103 different majors and is best known for its Community Organization and Advocacy, Accounting and Finance, and Writing programs (nationally ranked 20th, 22nd, and 23rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $33,256 per year, Aquinas College is somewhat moderately costly. 49.33% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn approximately $37,300 per year, which is 10% under the national median.

Grand Rapids, MI

www.aquinas.edu

C+

Rating

69%

Acceptance

1,903

Students

#1219

Ranking

$33,256

Tuition

Grand Valley State University

#24 Best Colleges for Writing

Grand Valley State University is a very large public college located in Allendale, MI ranked 18th in Michigan. It has a total of 23,713 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting practically five sixths of applicants. Grand Valley State University offers 133 different majors and is best known for its Pre-Medical Studies, Quality Control and Safety Technologies, and Manufacturing Engineering programs (nationally ranked 12th, 16th, and 18th respectively). With an annual tuition of $12,860 for in-state students and $18,296 for those from out-of-state, Grand Valley State University is reasonably priced. 59.2% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to make about $42,800 per year, which is 3% over the national median.

Allendale, MI

www.gvsu.edu

C+

Rating

83%

Acceptance

27,752

Students

#869

Ranking

$18,296

Tuition

Drury University

#25 Best Colleges for Writing

Drury University is a small private institution located in Springfield, MO ranked 18th in Missouri. It has a total of 1,577 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 64.42% acceptance rate. Drury University offers 84 different majors and is best known for its Writing and Music Therapy programs, which are respectively ranked 25th and 34th in the nation. With an annual tuition of $28,500 per year, Drury University is somewhat moderately costly. 40.17% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, employment. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn roughly $32,200 per year, which is 22% less than the national median.

Springfield, MO

www.drury.edu

C+

Rating

64%

Acceptance

1,964

Students

#953

Ranking

$28,500

Tuition