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#1

#1 Best College for Theology/Theological Studies in the U.S.

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Louisville, KY

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

87%

Annual Degrees Awarded

104

SAT Score

1,030–1,200

Est. Net Price *

$17,299

Median Starting Salary

$52,143

#2

#2 Best College for Theology/Theological Studies in the U.S.

Wheaton College
Wheaton, IL

Wheaton College is a non selective school. They receive 1,893 applications every year .

Acceptance Rate

88%

Annual Degrees Awarded

4

SAT Score

1,280–1,450

Est. Net Price *

$29,961

Median Starting Salary

$54,096

#3

#3 Best College for Theology/Theological Studies in the U.S.

Drew University
Madison, NJ

In general, Drew University is known for being a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

73%

Annual Degrees Awarded

41

SAT Score

1,140–1,340

Est. Net Price *

$28,183

Median Starting Salary

$52,497

#4

#4 Best College for Theology/Theological Studies in the U.S.

Spurgeon College
Kansas City, MO

Spurgeon College is a non selective school. They receive about 110 applications annually.

Acceptance Rate

94%

Annual Degrees Awarded

74

SAT Score

1,040–1,190

Est. Net Price *

$23,318

Median Starting Salary

$50,472

#5

#5 Best College for Theology/Theological Studies in the U.S.

Palm Beach Atlantic University
West Palm Beach, FL

Generally, Palm Beach Atlantic University is a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

95%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,010–1,240

Est. Net Price *

$30,276

Median Starting Salary

$51,696

#6

#6 Best College for Theology/Theological Studies in the U.S.

Liberty University
Lynchburg, VA

Generally, Liberty University is known for being a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

99%

Annual Degrees Awarded

303

SAT Score

1,060–1,290

Est. Net Price *

$29,913

Median Starting Salary

$47,885

#7

#7 Best College for Theology/Theological Studies in the U.S.

Santa Clara University
Santa Clara, CA

Santa Clara University is known for being a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

52%

Annual Degrees Awarded

6

SAT Score

1,310–1,480

Est. Net Price *

$50,551

Median Starting Salary

$53,647

#8

#8 Best College for Theology/Theological Studies in the U.S.

University of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Every application received by UChicago is carefully reviewed several times and presented to a committee.

Acceptance Rate

5%

Annual Degrees Awarded

18

SAT Score

1,500–1,570

Est. Net Price *

$36,991

Median Starting Salary

$43,928

#9

#9 Best College for Theology/Theological Studies in the U.S.

Erskine College
Due West, SC

Erskine College is a fairly selective school. The school receives about 1,590 applications every admission...

Acceptance Rate

53%

Annual Degrees Awarded

12

SAT Score

930–1,150

Est. Net Price *

$36,581

Median Starting Salary

$53,422

#10

#10 Best College for Theology/Theological Studies in the U.S.

University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN

Notre Dame is known for its extremely competitive admissions process.

Acceptance Rate

13%

Annual Degrees Awarded

15

SAT Score

1,450–1,550

Est. Net Price *

$28,474

Median Starting Salary

$54,100

#11

#11 Best College for Theology/Theological Studies in the U.S.

Duke University
Durham, NC

Duke is one of the most selective schools in the country, only admitting 3,200 out of 50,000 applications.

Acceptance Rate

6%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,500–1,560

Est. Net Price *

$23,694

Median Starting Salary

$46,517

#12

#12 Best College for Theology/Theological Studies in the U.S.

Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA

Generally, Boston College is a extremely selective school.

Acceptance Rate

17%

Annual Degrees Awarded

15

SAT Score

1,450–1,540

Est. Net Price *

$30,559

Median Starting Salary

$54,544

#13

#13 Best College for Theology/Theological Studies in the U.S.

Bob Jones University
Greenville, SC

Bob Jones University is known for being a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

86%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,030–1,270

Est. Net Price *

$18,733

Median Starting Salary

$52,060

#14

#14 Best College for Theology/Theological Studies 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

5

SAT Score

1,370–1,500

Est. Net Price *

$27,829

Median Starting Salary

$50,931

#15

#15 Best College for Theology/Theological Studies in the U.S.

Southern Methodist University
Dallas, TX

Overall, Southern Methodist University is a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

52%

Annual Degrees Awarded

12

SAT Score

1,390–1,510

Est. Net Price *

$45,094

Median Starting Salary

$49,021

#16

#16 Best College for Theology/Theological Studies in the U.S.

Fordham University
Bronx, NY

Fordham University is known for being a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

54%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

1,340–1,480

Est. Net Price *

$43,943

Median Starting Salary

$54,303

#17

#17 Best College for Theology/Theological Studies in the U.S.

Dallas Theological Seminary
Dallas, TX

Acceptance Rate

--

Annual Degrees Awarded

43

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$0

Median Starting Salary

$50,472

#18

#18 Best College for Theology/Theological Studies 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

1

SAT Score

1,240–1,400

Est. Net Price *

$29,651

Median Starting Salary

$52,405

#19

#19 Best College for Theology/Theological Studies in the U.S.

University of Dayton
Dayton, OH

Generally, the University of Dayton is a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

74%

Annual Degrees Awarded

4

SAT Score

1,180–1,370

Est. Net Price *

$30,590

Median Starting Salary

$57,994

#20

#20 Best College for Theology/Theological Studies in the U.S.

Duquesne University
Pittsburgh, PA

In general, Duquesne University is a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

87%

Annual Degrees Awarded

7

SAT Score

1,170–1,350

Est. Net Price *

$33,919

Median Starting Salary

$55,143

#21

#21 Best College for Theology/Theological Studies in the U.S.

Loyola University Chicago
Chicago, IL

Loyola University Chicago is known for being a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

79%

Annual Degrees Awarded

10

SAT Score

1,230–1,390

Est. Net Price *

$37,511

Median Starting Salary

$50,401

#22

#22 Best College for Theology/Theological Studies in the U.S.

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Wake Forest, NC

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary is known for being a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

80%

Annual Degrees Awarded

9

SAT Score

1,000–1,210

Est. Net Price *

$16,324

Median Starting Salary

$51,700

#23

#23 Best College for Theology/Theological Studies in the U.S.

Graduate Theological Union
Berkeley, CA

Acceptance Rate

--

Annual Degrees Awarded

24

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$0

Median Starting Salary

$50,472

#24

#24 Best College for Theology/Theological Studies in the U.S.

Oral Roberts University
Tulsa, OK

Oral Roberts University is a somewhat selective school. They receive approximately 4,000 applications each...

Acceptance Rate

78%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

1,010–1,230

Est. Net Price *

$22,360

Median Starting Salary

$49,719

#25

#25 Best College for Theology/Theological Studies in the U.S.

Princeton Theological Seminary
Princeton, NJ

Acceptance Rate

--

Annual Degrees Awarded

10

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$0

Median Starting Salary

$50,472

#26

#26 Best College for Theology/Theological Studies in the U.S.

Concordia Seminary
Saint Louis, MO

Acceptance Rate

--

Annual Degrees Awarded

8

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$0

Median Starting Salary

$50,472

#27

#27 Best College for Theology/Theological Studies in the U.S.

Eden Theological Seminary
Webster Groves, MO

Acceptance Rate

--

Annual Degrees Awarded

8

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$0

Median Starting Salary

$50,472

#28

#28 Best College for Theology/Theological Studies in the U.S.

Phillips Theological Seminary
Tulsa, OK

Acceptance Rate

--

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$0

Median Starting Salary

$50,472

#29

#29 Best College for Theology/Theological Studies in the U.S.

Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
Chicago, IL

Acceptance Rate

--

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$0

Median Starting Salary

$50,472

#30

#30 Best College for Theology/Theological Studies in the U.S.

Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York
New York, NY

Acceptance Rate

--

Annual Degrees Awarded

4

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$0

Median Starting Salary

$50,472

#31

#31 Best College for Theology/Theological Studies in the U.S.

Calvin Theological Seminary
Grand Rapids, MI

Acceptance Rate

--

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$0

Median Starting Salary

$50,472

#32

#32 Best College for Theology/Theological Studies in the U.S.

Luther Seminary
Saint Paul, MN

Acceptance Rate

--

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$0

Median Starting Salary

$50,472

#33

#33 Best College for Theology/Theological Studies in the U.S.

Hartford International University for Religion and Peace
Hartford, CT

Acceptance Rate

--

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$0

Median Starting Salary

$50,472

#34

#34 Best College for Theology/Theological Studies in the U.S.

Regent University
Virginia Beach, VA

Regent University is known for being a extremely selective school.

Acceptance Rate

32%

Annual Degrees Awarded

18

SAT Score

1,030–1,240

Est. Net Price *

$17,341

Median Starting Salary

$48,565

#35

#35 Best College for Theology/Theological Studies in the U.S.

Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family
Washington, DC

Acceptance Rate

--

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$0

Median Starting Salary

$50,472

#36

#36 Best College for Theology/Theological Studies in the U.S.

Trinity International University-Illinois
Deerfield, IL

Trinity International University-Illinois is known for being a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

91%

Annual Degrees Awarded

7

SAT Score

950–1,150

Est. Net Price *

$16,703

Median Starting Salary

$50,550

#37

#37 Best College for Theology/Theological Studies in the U.S.

Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Metro
San Juan, PR

Acceptance Rate

47%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$9,551

Median Starting Salary

$45,760

#38

#38 Best College for Theology/Theological Studies in the U.S.

Faith Theological Seminary and Christian College
Tampa, FL

Acceptance Rate

--

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$0

Median Starting Salary

$0

#39

#39 Best College for Theology/Theological Studies in the U.S.

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
New Orleans, LA

Acceptance Rate

65%

Annual Degrees Awarded

24

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$13,898

Median Starting Salary

$50,472

#40

#40 Best College for Theology/Theological Studies in the U.S.

Fuller Theological Seminary
Pasadena, CA

Acceptance Rate

--

Annual Degrees Awarded

6

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$0

Median Starting Salary

$50,472

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About Theology/Theological Studies

A program that focuses on the beliefs and doctrine of a particular religious faith from the intramural point of view of that faith. Includes instruction in systematic theology, historical theology, moral theology, doctrinal studies, dogmatics, apologetics, and applications to specific questions of ecclesiastical polity and religious life.

While Theology/Theological Studies has degrees up to the Doctors degree professional practice, the majority of students study towards a Masters degree. Students major in Theology/Theological Studies all over the country, though the major at the Doctors degree research scholarship level has the most graduates in Virginia. The average starting salary for a graduate with a bachelor's degree in Theology/Theological Studies is $34,900.

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Careers

Some top jobs related to Theology/Theological Studies, include Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary, which have many employment opportunities. Yet there are jobs that pay more, like Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary. The most in-demand position for Theology/Theological Studies majors is Clergy.

Top Paying Careers

These are the highest paying careers for Theology/Theological Studies majors.

Most In-Demand Careers

These are the careers in highest demand for Theology/Theological Studies majors.

  1. #1 Clergy

Student Demographics

Total Students
822
Female Students
182 (22%)
Male Students
640 (77%)

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