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#1

#1 Best College for Epidemiology in the U.S.

Harvard University
Cambridge, MA

In 2016, Harvard received a record breaking amount of first year applications: 39,044.

Acceptance Rate

3%

Annual Degrees Awarded

38

SAT Score

1,500–1,590

Est. Net Price *

$19,491

Median Starting Salary

$42,879

#2

#2 Best College for Epidemiology in the U.S.

Emory University
Atlanta, GA

Emory University is a extremely selective school. The institution receives approximately 33,200 applications...

Acceptance Rate

11%

Annual Degrees Awarded

16

SAT Score

1,430–1,540

Est. Net Price *

$26,680

Median Starting Salary

$48,379

#3

#3 Best College for Epidemiology in the U.S.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC

the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is known for being a extremely selective school.

Acceptance Rate

17%

Annual Degrees Awarded

27

SAT Score

1,370–1,520

Est. Net Price *

$10,614

Median Starting Salary

$49,785

#4

#4 Best College for Epidemiology in the U.S.

Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD

Johns Hopkins University is known for being a extremely selective school.

Acceptance Rate

7%

Annual Degrees Awarded

16

SAT Score

1,520–1,570

Est. Net Price *

$24,034

Median Starting Salary

$50,205

#5

#5 Best College for Epidemiology in the U.S.

Boston University
Boston, MA

Boston University is a extremely selective school. Approximately 80,800 applications are received by Boston...

Acceptance Rate

14%

Annual Degrees Awarded

13

SAT Score

1,370–1,500

Est. Net Price *

$27,829

Median Starting Salary

$52,308

#6

#6 Best College for Epidemiology in the U.S.

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus
Pittsburgh, PA

the University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus is known for being a highly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

49%

Annual Degrees Awarded

11

SAT Score

1,300–1,470

Est. Net Price *

$24,286

Median Starting Salary

$52,871

#7

#7 Best College for Epidemiology in the U.S.

University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Minneapolis, MN

Generally, the University of Minnesota Twin Cities is known for being a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

75%

Annual Degrees Awarded

13

SAT Score

1,290–1,450

Est. Net Price *

$16,018

Median Starting Salary

$52,753

#8

#8 Best College for Epidemiology in the U.S.

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, MI

Generally, the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor is a extremely selective school.

Acceptance Rate

18%

Annual Degrees Awarded

13

SAT Score

1,370–1,530

Est. Net Price *

$19,318

Median Starting Salary

$49,487

#9

#9 Best College for Epidemiology in the U.S.

University of Washington-Seattle Campus
Seattle, WA

the University of Washington-Seattle Campus is known for being a highly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

48%

Annual Degrees Awarded

13

SAT Score

1,230–1,460

Est. Net Price *

$10,603

Median Starting Salary

$46,431

#10

#10 Best College for Epidemiology in the U.S.

Columbia University in the City of New York
New York, NY

Columbia University requires all freshman students to apply online, using either The Coalition Application...

Acceptance Rate

4%

Annual Degrees Awarded

9

SAT Score

1,500–1,570

Est. Net Price *

$22,058

Median Starting Salary

$42,189

#11

#11 Best College for Epidemiology in the U.S.

Brown University
Providence, RI

Every year, 50,600 students apply to Brown University through the Common Application.

Acceptance Rate

5%

Annual Degrees Awarded

6

SAT Score

1,500–1,590

Est. Net Price *

$26,723

Median Starting Salary

$51,357

#12

#12 Best College for Epidemiology in the U.S.

University of California-Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

the University of California-Los Angeles is known for being a extremely selective school.

Acceptance Rate

9%

Annual Degrees Awarded

12

SAT Score

1,320–1,540

Est. Net Price *

$16,999

Median Starting Salary

$44,411

#13

#13 Best College for Epidemiology in the U.S.

University of California-Berkeley
Berkeley, CA

In general, the University of California-Berkeley is a extremely selective school.

Acceptance Rate

11%

Annual Degrees Awarded

12

SAT Score

1,330–1,540

Est. Net Price *

$19,257

Median Starting Salary

$43,555

#14

#14 Best College for Epidemiology in the U.S.

University of California-Davis
Davis, CA

the University of California-Davis is a highly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

37%

Annual Degrees Awarded

11

SAT Score

1,180–1,420

Est. Net Price *

$17,385

Median Starting Salary

$46,447

#15

#15 Best College for Epidemiology in the U.S.

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL

In general, the University of Alabama at Birmingham is known for being a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

87%

Annual Degrees Awarded

7

SAT Score

1,150–1,380

Est. Net Price *

$16,834

Median Starting Salary

$47,987

#16

#16 Best College for Epidemiology in the U.S.

University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus
Denver, CO

Overall, the University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus is known for being a fairly selective...

Acceptance Rate

75%

Annual Degrees Awarded

7

SAT Score

1,050–1,270

Est. Net Price *

$16,079

Median Starting Salary

$48,349

#17

#17 Best College for Epidemiology in the U.S.

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Every year, Penn receives approximately 54,600 applications from prospective freshman with an acceptance...

Acceptance Rate

6%

Annual Degrees Awarded

6

SAT Score

1,500–1,560

Est. Net Price *

$26,123

Median Starting Salary

$44,301

#18

#18 Best College for Epidemiology in the U.S.

University of California-San Diego
La Jolla, CA

In general, the University of California-San Diego is known for being a extremely selective school.

Acceptance Rate

24%

Annual Degrees Awarded

8

SAT Score

1,290–1,490

Est. Net Price *

$16,111

Median Starting Salary

$45,490

#19

#19 Best College for Epidemiology in the U.S.

Tulane University of Louisiana
New Orleans, LA

Tulane University of Louisiana is a extremely selective school.

Acceptance Rate

11%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

1,390–1,480

Est. Net Price *

$50,263

Median Starting Salary

$49,664

#20

#20 Best College for Epidemiology in the U.S.

George Washington University
Washington, DC

George Washington University is a highly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

49%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

1,360–1,500

Est. Net Price *

$42,723

Median Starting Salary

$50,725

#21

#21 Best College for Epidemiology in the U.S.

Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH

In general, Case Western Reserve University is known for being a extremely selective school.

Acceptance Rate

27%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

1,420–1,540

Est. Net Price *

$38,279

Median Starting Salary

$52,712

#22

#22 Best College for Epidemiology in the U.S.

University of South Carolina-Columbia
Columbia, SC

the University of South Carolina-Columbia is a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

64%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

1,220–1,400

Est. Net Price *

$22,427

Median Starting Salary

$53,280

#23

#23 Best College for Epidemiology in the U.S.

University of Rochester
Rochester, NY

the University of Rochester is a highly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

39%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

1,400–1,530

Est. Net Price *

$39,775

Median Starting Salary

$49,179

#24

#24 Best College for Epidemiology in the U.S.

Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN

Vanderbilt University is known for being a extremely selective school.

Acceptance Rate

7%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

1,500–1,560

Est. Net Price *

$25,606

Median Starting Salary

$46,488

#25

#25 Best College for Epidemiology in the U.S.

Stanford University
Stanford, CA

Every year, the Stanford Admissions Department receives about 56,000 applications.

Acceptance Rate

4%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

1,490–1,570

Est. Net Price *

$18,279

Median Starting Salary

$44,810

#26

#26 Best College for Epidemiology in the U.S.

Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI

Michigan State University is a non selective school. They receive about 53,300 applications each year.

Acceptance Rate

88%

Annual Degrees Awarded

6

SAT Score

1,180–1,370

Est. Net Price *

$22,803

Median Starting Salary

$53,293

#27

#27 Best College for Epidemiology in the U.S.

Saint Louis University
Saint Louis, MO

Saint Louis University is known for being a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

85%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

1,240–1,400

Est. Net Price *

$29,651

Median Starting Salary

$53,782

#28

#28 Best College for Epidemiology in the U.S.

University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

In general, the University of Southern California is a extremely selective school.

Acceptance Rate

12%

Annual Degrees Awarded

4

SAT Score

1,450–1,550

Est. Net Price *

$36,808

Median Starting Salary

$45,935

#29

#29 Best College for Epidemiology in the U.S.

University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Amherst, MA

the University of Massachusetts-Amherst is a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

64%

Annual Degrees Awarded

4

SAT Score

1,280–1,480

Est. Net Price *

$22,291

Median Starting Salary

$52,977

#30

#30 Best College for Epidemiology in the U.S.

University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

the University of Florida is a extremely selective school.

Acceptance Rate

23%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

1,310–1,480

Est. Net Price *

$11,740

Median Starting Salary

$46,391

#31

#31 Best College for Epidemiology in the U.S.

University of Cincinnati-Main Campus
Cincinnati, OH

Generally, the University of Cincinnati-Main Campus is a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

86%

Annual Degrees Awarded

4

SAT Score

1,180–1,350

Est. Net Price *

$20,149

Median Starting Salary

$50,840

#32

#32 Best College for Epidemiology in the U.S.

University of Georgia
Athens, GA

the University of Georgia is known for being a highly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

43%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

1,250–1,430

Est. Net Price *

$17,180

Median Starting Salary

$51,130

#33

#33 Best College for Epidemiology in the U.S.

University of Memphis
Memphis, TN

the University of Memphis is a non selective school. They receive about 15,800 applications each year.

Acceptance Rate

95%

Annual Degrees Awarded

4

SAT Score

930–1,190

Est. Net Price *

$13,873

Median Starting Salary

$48,358

#34

#34 Best College for Epidemiology in the U.S.

University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA

the University of Iowa is known for being a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

86%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

1,120–1,320

Est. Net Price *

$19,587

Median Starting Salary

$53,868

#35

#35 Best College for Epidemiology in the U.S.

Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN

In general, Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis is a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

83%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

1,060–1,260

Est. Net Price *

$11,462

Median Starting Salary

$50,854

#36

#36 Best College for Epidemiology in the U.S.

University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL

In general, the University of Miami is a extremely selective school.

Acceptance Rate

19%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

1,340–1,480

Est. Net Price *

$36,467

Median Starting Salary

$48,916

#37

#37 Best College for Epidemiology in the U.S.

University of Maryland-College Park
College Park, MD

the University of Maryland-College Park is known for being a highly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

45%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

1,360–1,520

Est. Net Price *

$16,210

Median Starting Salary

$50,009

#38

#38 Best College for Epidemiology in the U.S.

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI

the University of Wisconsin-Madison is a highly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

49%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

1,270–1,460

Est. Net Price *

$13,376

Median Starting Salary

$54,906

#39

#39 Best College for Epidemiology in the U.S.

Ohio State University-Main Campus
Columbus, OH

Ohio State University-Main Campus is known for being a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

53%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

1,340–1,450

Est. Net Price *

$19,582

Median Starting Salary

$50,469

#40

#40 Best College for Epidemiology in the U.S.

Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA

Drexel University is a somewhat selective school. They receive about 37,000 applications each year.

Acceptance Rate

80%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

1,240–1,430

Est. Net Price *

$39,267

Median Starting Salary

$48,897

#41

#41 Best College for Epidemiology in the U.S.

Indiana University-Bloomington
Bloomington, IN

Indiana University-Bloomington is known for being a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

82%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

1,220–1,420

Est. Net Price *

$16,234

Median Starting Salary

$54,166

#42

#42 Best College for Epidemiology in the U.S.

University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ

the University of Arizona is known for being a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

87%

Annual Degrees Awarded

4

SAT Score

1,110–1,360

Est. Net Price *

$17,075

Median Starting Salary

$49,205

#43

#43 Best College for Epidemiology in the U.S.

University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY

Generally, the University at Buffalo is a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

68%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

1,200–1,390

Est. Net Price *

$18,524

Median Starting Salary

$48,369

#44

#44 Best College for Epidemiology in the U.S.

University of California-Irvine
Irvine, CA

the University of California-Irvine is a extremely selective school.

Acceptance Rate

21%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

1,240–1,440

Est. Net Price *

$14,033

Median Starting Salary

$46,062

#45

#45 Best College for Epidemiology in the U.S.

Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA

Virginia Commonwealth University is a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

91%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

1,040–1,300

Est. Net Price *

$21,294

Median Starting Salary

$51,476

#46

#46 Best College for Epidemiology in the U.S.

SUNY at Albany
Albany, NY

In general, SUNY at Albany is known for being a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

68%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,120–1,330

Est. Net Price *

$17,714

Median Starting Salary

$49,151

#47

#47 Best College for Epidemiology in the U.S.

University of Hawaii at Manoa
Honolulu, HI

the University of Hawaii at Manoa is known for being a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

73%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

990–1,210

Est. Net Price *

$13,639

Median Starting Salary

$49,424

#48

#48 Best College for Epidemiology in the U.S.

West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV

West Virginia University is a non selective school. They receive roughly 18,200 applications each year.

Acceptance Rate

88%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,020–1,230

Est. Net Price *

$12,202

Median Starting Salary

$52,020

#49

#49 Best College for Epidemiology in the U.S.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Houston, TX

Acceptance Rate

--

Annual Degrees Awarded

24

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$0

Median Starting Salary

$51,932

#50

#50 Best College for Epidemiology in the U.S.

University of Maryland- Baltimore
Baltimore, MD

Acceptance Rate

--

Annual Degrees Awarded

8

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$0

Median Starting Salary

$51,841

#51

#51 Best College for Epidemiology in the U.S.

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans
New Orleans, LA

Acceptance Rate

--

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$0

Median Starting Salary

$51,819

#52

#52 Best College for Epidemiology in the U.S.

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, AR

Acceptance Rate

--

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$0

Median Starting Salary

$51,834

#53

#53 Best College for Epidemiology in the U.S.

University of California-San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Acceptance Rate

--

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$0

Median Starting Salary

$51,849

#54

#54 Best College for Epidemiology in the U.S.

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Galveston, TX

Acceptance Rate

--

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$0

Median Starting Salary

$51,800

#55

#55 Best College for Epidemiology in the U.S.

University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE

Acceptance Rate

--

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$0

Median Starting Salary

$51,798

#56

#56 Best College for Epidemiology in the U.S.

Loma Linda University
Loma Linda, CA

Acceptance Rate

--

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$0

Median Starting Salary

$51,811

#57

#57 Best College for Epidemiology in the U.S.

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
University Park, PA

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus is known for being a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

55%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

1,220–1,400

Est. Net Price *

$26,747

Median Starting Salary

$50,670

#58

#58 Best College for Epidemiology in the U.S.

Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC

Acceptance Rate

--

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$0

Median Starting Salary

$51,846

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About Epidemiology

A program that focuses on the scientific study of disease, disability, and trauma patterns within and across populations and the development of health management mechanisms to prevent and control disease outbreaks and injurious behaviors. Includes instruction in biostatistics, biochemistry, molecular biology, immunology, disease and injury determinants, genetic disease and disability factors, behavioral studies, health services research, environmental disease and injury factors, and population studies.

California grants the most Doctors degree research scholarships in Epidemiology of all US states with 59 degrees being granted last year. Students wanting to major in Epidemiology can expect approximately 73% percent of their classmates to be women and 27% percent of their classmates to be male. The majority students graduating in this field earn a Masters degree. The average starting salary for an undergraduate degree in Epidemiology is $42,090.

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Careers

Some top careers related to Epidemiology, include Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists and Epidemiologists, both of which have many employment opportunities. Yet there are higher paying careers, such as Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary. the most in-demand position for Epidemiology majors is Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary.

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Student Demographics

Total Students
386
Female Students
282 (73%)
Male Students
104 (26%)

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