Urban Studies/Affairs

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#1

#1 Best College for Urban Studies/Affairs in the U.S.

Barnard College
New York, NY

Acceptance Rate

9%

Annual Degrees Awarded

34

SAT Score

1,440–1,530

Est. Net Price *

$26,009

Median Starting Salary

$57,714

#2

#2 Best College for Urban Studies/Affairs in the U.S.

Trinity College
Hartford, CT

Acceptance Rate

36%

Annual Degrees Awarded

20

SAT Score

1,320–1,460

Est. Net Price *

$32,704

Median Starting Salary

$62,930

#3

#3 Best College for Urban Studies/Affairs in the U.S.

University of Washington-Tacoma Campus
Tacoma, WA

Acceptance Rate

88%

Annual Degrees Awarded

29

SAT Score

960–1,180

Est. Net Price *

$10,680

Median Starting Salary

$57,552

#4

#4 Best College for Urban Studies/Affairs in the U.S.

Vassar College
Poughkeepsie, NY

Acceptance Rate

19%

Annual Degrees Awarded

11

SAT Score

1,430–1,530

Est. Net Price *

$30,603

Median Starting Salary

$58,377

#5

#5 Best College for Urban Studies/Affairs in the U.S.

Rhodes College
Memphis, TN

Acceptance Rate

54%

Annual Degrees Awarded

11

SAT Score

1,310–1,440

Est. Net Price *

$30,672

Median Starting Salary

$65,169

#6

#6 Best College for Urban Studies/Affairs in the U.S.

Bryn Mawr College
Bryn Mawr, PA

Acceptance Rate

31%

Annual Degrees Awarded

10

SAT Score

1,310–1,490

Est. Net Price *

$39,072

Median Starting Salary

$63,292

#7

#7 Best College for Urban Studies/Affairs in the U.S.

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Acceptance Rate

6%

Annual Degrees Awarded

18

SAT Score

1,500–1,560

Est. Net Price *

$26,123

Median Starting Salary

$51,817

#8

#8 Best College for Urban Studies/Affairs in the U.S.

University of California-Irvine
Irvine, CA

Acceptance Rate

21%

Annual Degrees Awarded

68

SAT Score

1,240–1,440

Est. Net Price *

$14,033

Median Starting Salary

$53,577

#9

#9 Best College for Urban Studies/Affairs in the U.S.

Cleveland State University
Cleveland, OH

Acceptance Rate

85%

Annual Degrees Awarded

34

SAT Score

940–1,190

Est. Net Price *

$15,719

Median Starting Salary

$56,135

#10

#10 Best College for Urban Studies/Affairs in the U.S.

New York University
New York, NY

Acceptance Rate

12%

Annual Degrees Awarded

26

SAT Score

1,470–1,570

Est. Net Price *

$29,499

Median Starting Salary

$55,756

#11

#11 Best College for Urban Studies/Affairs in the U.S.

The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX

Acceptance Rate

31%

Annual Degrees Awarded

39

SAT Score

1,240–1,490

Est. Net Price *

$17,434

Median Starting Salary

$55,823

#12

#12 Best College for Urban Studies/Affairs in the U.S.

University of California-Berkeley
Berkeley, CA

Acceptance Rate

11%

Annual Degrees Awarded

27

SAT Score

1,330–1,540

Est. Net Price *

$19,257

Median Starting Salary

$51,071

#13

#13 Best College for Urban Studies/Affairs in the U.S.

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

Acceptance Rate

4%

Annual Degrees Awarded

14

SAT Score

1,500–1,570

Est. Net Price *

$22,058

Median Starting Salary

$49,704

#14

#14 Best College for Urban Studies/Affairs in the U.S.

University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT

Acceptance Rate

55%

Annual Degrees Awarded

23

SAT Score

1,240–1,450

Est. Net Price *

$23,985

Median Starting Salary

$59,142

#15

#15 Best College for Urban Studies/Affairs in the U.S.

University of California-San Diego
La Jolla, CA

Acceptance Rate

24%

Annual Degrees Awarded

31

SAT Score

1,290–1,490

Est. Net Price *

$16,111

Median Starting Salary

$53,006

#16

#16 Best College for Urban Studies/Affairs in the U.S.

Stanford University
Stanford, CA

Acceptance Rate

4%

Annual Degrees Awarded

11

SAT Score

1,490–1,570

Est. Net Price *

$18,279

Median Starting Salary

$52,326

#17

#17 Best College for Urban Studies/Affairs in the U.S.

University of Nevada-Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV

Acceptance Rate

85%

Annual Degrees Awarded

43

SAT Score

980–1,190

Est. Net Price *

$13,159

Median Starting Salary

$56,884

#18

#18 Best College for Urban Studies/Affairs in the U.S.

University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Minneapolis, MN

Acceptance Rate

75%

Annual Degrees Awarded

23

SAT Score

1,290–1,450

Est. Net Price *

$16,018

Median Starting Salary

$60,269

#19

#19 Best College for Urban Studies/Affairs in the U.S.

Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA

Acceptance Rate

91%

Annual Degrees Awarded

31

SAT Score

1,040–1,300

Est. Net Price *

$21,294

Median Starting Salary

$58,992

#20

#20 Best College for Urban Studies/Affairs in the U.S.

CUNY Queens College
Queens, NY

Acceptance Rate

69%

Annual Degrees Awarded

29

SAT Score

1,050–1,200

Est. Net Price *

$6,434

Median Starting Salary

$54,319

#21

#21 Best College for Urban Studies/Affairs in the U.S.

Haverford College
Haverford, PA

Acceptance Rate

14%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

1,440–1,540

Est. Net Price *

$23,476

Median Starting Salary

$56,829

#22

#22 Best College for Urban Studies/Affairs in the U.S.

Brown University
Providence, RI

Acceptance Rate

5%

Annual Degrees Awarded

9

SAT Score

1,500–1,590

Est. Net Price *

$26,723

Median Starting Salary

$58,872

#23

#23 Best College for Urban Studies/Affairs in the U.S.

University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

Acceptance Rate

12%

Annual Degrees Awarded

12

SAT Score

1,450–1,550

Est. Net Price *

$36,808

Median Starting Salary

$53,451

#24

#24 Best College for Urban Studies/Affairs in the U.S.

University of the District of Columbia
Washington, DC

Acceptance Rate

--

Annual Degrees Awarded

10

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$15,021

Median Starting Salary

$54,985

#25

#25 Best College for Urban Studies/Affairs in the U.S.

San Francisco State University
San Francisco, CA

Acceptance Rate

94%

Annual Degrees Awarded

27

SAT Score

930–1,140

Est. Net Price *

$13,267

Median Starting Salary

$56,302

#26

#26 Best College for Urban Studies/Affairs in the U.S.

Dillard University
New Orleans, LA

Acceptance Rate

80%

Annual Degrees Awarded

4

SAT Score

1,010–1,210

Est. Net Price *

$18,949

Median Starting Salary

$56,227

#27

#27 Best College for Urban Studies/Affairs in the U.S.

Trinity University
San Antonio, TX

Acceptance Rate

31%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

1,320–1,470

Est. Net Price *

$30,038

Median Starting Salary

$60,993

#28

#28 Best College for Urban Studies/Affairs in the U.S.

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus
Pittsburgh, PA

Acceptance Rate

49%

Annual Degrees Awarded

13

SAT Score

1,300–1,470

Est. Net Price *

$24,286

Median Starting Salary

$60,387

#29

#29 Best College for Urban Studies/Affairs in the U.S.

Portland State University
Portland, OR

Acceptance Rate

93%

Annual Degrees Awarded

25

SAT Score

970–1,220

Est. Net Price *

$16,273

Median Starting Salary

$54,826

#30

#30 Best College for Urban Studies/Affairs in the U.S.

CUNY Hunter College
New York, NY

Acceptance Rate

48%

Annual Degrees Awarded

19

SAT Score

1,180–1,350

Est. Net Price *

$4,848

Median Starting Salary

$53,601

#31

#31 Best College for Urban Studies/Affairs in the U.S.

Washington University in St Louis
Saint Louis, MO

Acceptance Rate

12%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

1,480–1,560

Est. Net Price *

$23,432

Median Starting Salary

$59,692

#32

#32 Best College for Urban Studies/Affairs in the U.S.

Fordham University
Bronx, NY

Acceptance Rate

54%

Annual Degrees Awarded

8

SAT Score

1,340–1,480

Est. Net Price *

$43,943

Median Starting Salary

$63,195

#33

#33 Best College for Urban Studies/Affairs in the U.S.

San Diego State University
San Diego, CA

Acceptance Rate

39%

Annual Degrees Awarded

16

SAT Score

1,100–1,320

Est. Net Price *

$13,017

Median Starting Salary

$54,960

#34

#34 Best College for Urban Studies/Affairs in the U.S.

University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY

Acceptance Rate

68%

Annual Degrees Awarded

12

SAT Score

1,200–1,390

Est. Net Price *

$18,524

Median Starting Salary

$55,885

#35

#35 Best College for Urban Studies/Affairs in the U.S.

Wheaton College
Wheaton, IL

Acceptance Rate

88%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

1,280–1,450

Est. Net Price *

$29,961

Median Starting Salary

$62,989

#36

#36 Best College for Urban Studies/Affairs in the U.S.

Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, CA

Acceptance Rate

41%

Annual Degrees Awarded

6

SAT Score

1,320–1,450

Est. Net Price *

$52,815

Median Starting Salary

$59,339

#37

#37 Best College for Urban Studies/Affairs in the U.S.

Boston University
Boston, MA

Acceptance Rate

14%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,370–1,500

Est. Net Price *

$27,829

Median Starting Salary

$59,824

#38

#38 Best College for Urban Studies/Affairs in the U.S.

Rutgers University-New Brunswick
New Brunswick, NJ

Acceptance Rate

66%

Annual Degrees Awarded

6

SAT Score

1,280–1,480

Est. Net Price *

$17,535

Median Starting Salary

$55,289

#39

#39 Best College for Urban Studies/Affairs in the U.S.

Tennessee State University
Nashville, TN

Acceptance Rate

65%

Annual Degrees Awarded

10

SAT Score

880–1,040

Est. Net Price *

$11,986

Median Starting Salary

$56,454

#40

#40 Best College for Urban Studies/Affairs in the U.S.

SUNY at Albany
Albany, NY

Acceptance Rate

68%

Annual Degrees Awarded

10

SAT Score

1,120–1,330

Est. Net Price *

$17,714

Median Starting Salary

$56,667

#41

#41 Best College for Urban Studies/Affairs in the U.S.

The New School
New York, NY

Acceptance Rate

57%

Annual Degrees Awarded

9

SAT Score

1,170–1,370

Est. Net Price *

$55,480

Median Starting Salary

$57,350

#42

#42 Best College for Urban Studies/Affairs in the U.S.

Furman University
Greenville, SC

Acceptance Rate

67%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,270–1,450

Est. Net Price *

$33,370

Median Starting Salary

$61,600

#43

#43 Best College for Urban Studies/Affairs in the U.S.

University of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Acceptance Rate

71%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

1,240–1,410

Est. Net Price *

$42,953

Median Starting Salary

$58,613

#44

#44 Best College for Urban Studies/Affairs in the U.S.

Elmhurst University
Elmhurst, IL

Acceptance Rate

76%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

1,000–1,250

Est. Net Price *

$24,108

Median Starting Salary

$59,927

#45

#45 Best College for Urban Studies/Affairs in the U.S.

Worcester State University
Worcester, MA

Acceptance Rate

88%

Annual Degrees Awarded

7

SAT Score

1,030–1,240

Est. Net Price *

$14,435

Median Starting Salary

$61,043

#46

#46 Best College for Urban Studies/Affairs in the U.S.

Augsburg University
Minneapolis, MN

Acceptance Rate

77%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

940–1,190

Est. Net Price *

$25,409

Median Starting Salary

$58,143

#47

#47 Best College for Urban Studies/Affairs in the U.S.

College of Charleston
Charleston, SC

Acceptance Rate

76%

Annual Degrees Awarded

7

SAT Score

1,150–1,330

Est. Net Price *

$21,120

Median Starting Salary

$59,603

#48

#48 Best College for Urban Studies/Affairs in the U.S.

University of New Orleans
New Orleans, LA

Acceptance Rate

70%

Annual Degrees Awarded

9

SAT Score

930–1,190

Est. Net Price *

$11,508

Median Starting Salary

$54,765

#49

#49 Best College for Urban Studies/Affairs in the U.S.

Wayne State University
Detroit, MI

Acceptance Rate

75%

Annual Degrees Awarded

8

SAT Score

1,050–1,270

Est. Net Price *

$15,347

Median Starting Salary

$55,577

#50

#50 Best College for Urban Studies/Affairs in the U.S.

California State University-Northridge
Northridge, CA

Acceptance Rate

91%

Annual Degrees Awarded

15

SAT Score

900–1,110

Est. Net Price *

$8,936

Median Starting Salary

$55,878

#51

#51 Best College for Urban Studies/Affairs in the U.S.

Manhattan College
Riverdale, NY

Acceptance Rate

82%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,140–1,340

Est. Net Price *

$29,535

Median Starting Salary

$61,078

#52

#52 Best College for Urban Studies/Affairs in the U.S.

Ohio University-Main Campus
Athens, OH

Acceptance Rate

87%

Annual Degrees Awarded

6

SAT Score

1,110–1,280

Est. Net Price *

$20,207

Median Starting Salary

$59,922

#53

#53 Best College for Urban Studies/Affairs in the U.S.

Rutgers University-Camden
Camden, NJ

Acceptance Rate

77%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

1,040–1,290

Est. Net Price *

$14,151

Median Starting Salary

$58,349

#54

#54 Best College for Urban Studies/Affairs in the U.S.

Boise State University
Boise, ID

Acceptance Rate

84%

Annual Degrees Awarded

11

SAT Score

1,050–1,220

Est. Net Price *

$17,724

Median Starting Salary

$57,618

#55

#55 Best College for Urban Studies/Affairs in the U.S.

University of Cincinnati-Main Campus
Cincinnati, OH

Acceptance Rate

86%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

1,180–1,350

Est. Net Price *

$20,149

Median Starting Salary

$58,356

#56

#56 Best College for Urban Studies/Affairs in the U.S.

Hampshire College
Amherst, MA

Acceptance Rate

69%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,160–1,350

Est. Net Price *

$24,087

Median Starting Salary

$62,200

#57

#57 Best College for Urban Studies/Affairs in the U.S.

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI

Acceptance Rate

86%

Annual Degrees Awarded

9

SAT Score

970–1,180

Est. Net Price *

$16,551

Median Starting Salary

$58,975

#58

#58 Best College for Urban Studies/Affairs in the U.S.

University of Louisville
Louisville, KY

Acceptance Rate

82%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,020–1,280

Est. Net Price *

$19,327

Median Starting Salary

$57,490

#59

#59 Best College for Urban Studies/Affairs in the U.S.

Arizona State University Campus Immersion
Tempe, AZ

Acceptance Rate

90%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,090–1,320

Est. Net Price *

$14,808

Median Starting Salary

$54,397

#60

#60 Best College for Urban Studies/Affairs in the U.S.

University of Minnesota Duluth
Duluth, MN

Acceptance Rate

81%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,110–1,320

Est. Net Price *

$18,031

Median Starting Salary

$63,269

#61

#61 Best College for Urban Studies/Affairs in the U.S.

Minnesota State University-Mankato
Mankato, MN

Acceptance Rate

71%

Annual Degrees Awarded

6

SAT Score

970–1,140

Est. Net Price *

$16,809

Median Starting Salary

$62,667

#62

#62 Best College for Urban Studies/Affairs in the U.S.

University of Michigan-Dearborn
Dearborn, MI

Acceptance Rate

54%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,020–1,300

Est. Net Price *

$12,444

Median Starting Salary

$53,270

#63

#63 Best College for Urban Studies/Affairs in the U.S.

University of Missouri-Kansas City
Kansas City, MO

Acceptance Rate

69%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,090–1,380

Est. Net Price *

$14,739

Median Starting Salary

$55,937

#64

#64 Best College for Urban Studies/Affairs in the U.S.

University of Toledo
Toledo, OH

Acceptance Rate

92%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

1,080–1,310

Est. Net Price *

$17,654

Median Starting Salary

$57,882

#65

#65 Best College for Urban Studies/Affairs in the U.S.

Saint Peter's University
Jersey City, NJ

Acceptance Rate

89%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

970–1,170

Est. Net Price *

$11,996

Median Starting Salary

$57,295

#66

#66 Best College for Urban Studies/Affairs in the U.S.

Saint Cloud State University
Saint Cloud, MN

Acceptance Rate

95%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

980–1,190

Est. Net Price *

$14,065

Median Starting Salary

$60,161

#67

#67 Best College for Urban Studies/Affairs in the U.S.

Wright State University-Main Campus
Dayton, OH

Acceptance Rate

95%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

930–1,180

Est. Net Price *

$15,650

Median Starting Salary

$57,813

#68

#68 Best College for Urban Studies/Affairs in the U.S.

SUNY Buffalo State University
Buffalo, NY

Acceptance Rate

86%

Annual Degrees Awarded

4

SAT Score

940–1,180

Est. Net Price *

$13,812

Median Starting Salary

$58,860

#69

#69 Best College for Urban Studies/Affairs in the U.S.

Harris-Stowe State University
Saint Louis, MO

Acceptance Rate

48%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

850–1,010

Est. Net Price *

$10,239

Median Starting Salary

$55,262

#70

#70 Best College for Urban Studies/Affairs in the U.S.

CUNY Graduate School and University Center
New York, NY

Acceptance Rate

24%

Annual Degrees Awarded

9

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$0

Median Starting Salary

$55,761

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About Urban Studies/Affairs

A program that focuses on the application of social science principles to the study of urban institutions and the forces influencing urban social and political life. Includes instruction in urban theory, the development and evolution of urban areas, urban sociology, principles of urban and social planning, and the politics and economics of urban government and services.

Students who are interested in Urban Studies/Affairs can study up to a Post masters certificate. Right now, 1,317 students earn a some level of degree in Urban Studies/Affairs around the country each year. More students earn a degree in Urban Studies/Affairs in California than any other state. The average starting salary for an undergraduate degree in Urban Studies/Affairs is $44,500.

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Careers

The highest paying job for Urban Studies/Affairs majors is Sociologists. But, another thing to consider is how many job openings there currently is. A career that is in high need that a degree in Urban Studies/Affairs can prepare you for is Urban and Regional Planners.

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These are the highest paying careers for Urban Studies/Affairs majors.

Most In-Demand Careers

These are the careers in highest demand for Urban Studies/Affairs majors.

Student Demographics

Total Students
869
Female Students
517 (59%)
Male Students
352 (40%)

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