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#1

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

Andrews University
Berrien Springs, MI

Andrews University is a non selective school. The institution receives roughly 1,200 applications each year.

Acceptance Rate

91%

Annual Degrees Awarded

4

SAT Score

1,080–1,350

Est. Net Price *

$24,194

Median Starting Salary

$52,105

#2

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

Southern New Hampshire University
Manchester, NH

Southern New Hampshire University is known for being a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

96%

Annual Degrees Awarded

118

SAT Score

870–1,060

Est. Net Price *

$32,043

Median Starting Salary

$48,818

#3

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

Villa Maria College
Buffalo, NY

Overall, Villa Maria College is known for being a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

78%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

730–1,050

Est. Net Price *

$14,576

Median Starting Salary

$49,023

#4

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

School of Visual Arts
New York, NY

Overall, the School of Visual Arts is a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

87%

Annual Degrees Awarded

79

SAT Score

1,220–1,430

Est. Net Price *

$59,053

Median Starting Salary

$51,847

#5

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

Pratt Institute-Main
Brooklyn, NY

Pratt Institute-Main is known for being a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

50%

Annual Degrees Awarded

37

SAT Score

1,180–1,430

Est. Net Price *

$47,326

Median Starting Salary

$54,861

#6

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

Savannah College of Art and Design
Savannah, GA

Savannah College of Art and Design is a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

82%

Annual Degrees Awarded

108

SAT Score

1,060–1,300

Est. Net Price *

$45,976

Median Starting Salary

$53,969

#7

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

The New School
New York, NY

The New School is a fairly selective school. They receive roughly 9,520 applications each year.

Acceptance Rate

57%

Annual Degrees Awarded

71

SAT Score

1,170–1,370

Est. Net Price *

$55,480

Median Starting Salary

$49,833

#8

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

New York University
New York, NY

Generally, New York University is a extremely selective school.

Acceptance Rate

12%

Annual Degrees Awarded

50

SAT Score

1,470–1,570

Est. Net Price *

$29,499

Median Starting Salary

$48,239

#9

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

Columbia College Chicago
Chicago, IL

Acceptance Rate

95%

Annual Degrees Awarded

61

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$28,387

Median Starting Salary

$53,431

#10

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

Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

Generally, Rochester Institute of Technology is a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

67%

Annual Degrees Awarded

60

SAT Score

1,290–1,460

Est. Net Price *

$39,600

Median Starting Salary

$50,983

#11

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

Cleveland Institute of Art
Cleveland, OH

Cleveland Institute of Art is a fairly selective school. They receive roughly 690 applications every...

Acceptance Rate

70%

Annual Degrees Awarded

11

SAT Score

1,080–1,300

Est. Net Price *

$33,395

Median Starting Salary

$53,445

#12

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

SUNY at Purchase College
Purchase, NY

SUNY at Purchase College is a fairly selective school. The school receives about 5,750 applications each...

Acceptance Rate

75%

Annual Degrees Awarded

28

SAT Score

1,220–1,360

Est. Net Price *

$19,434

Median Starting Salary

$52,298

#13

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

Maryland Institute College of Art
Baltimore, MD

Maryland Institute College of Art is a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

80%

Annual Degrees Awarded

15

SAT Score

970–1,340

Est. Net Price *

$43,545

Median Starting Salary

$56,250

#14

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

California Institute of the Arts
Valencia, CA

Acceptance Rate

25%

Annual Degrees Awarded

13

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$55,225

Median Starting Salary

$55,032

#15

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

California College of the Arts
San Francisco, CA

In general, California College of the Arts is known for being a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

76%

Annual Degrees Awarded

16

SAT Score

940–1,220

Est. Net Price *

$47,862

Median Starting Salary

$51,893

#16

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

Moore College of Art and Design
Philadelphia, PA

Moore College of Art and Design is a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

53%

Annual Degrees Awarded

6

SAT Score

1,130–1,270

Est. Net Price *

$38,204

Median Starting Salary

$53,297

#17

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

Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA

Virginia Commonwealth University is a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

91%

Annual Degrees Awarded

37

SAT Score

1,040–1,300

Est. Net Price *

$21,294

Median Starting Salary

$51,475

#18

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

Art Center College of Design
Pasadena, CA

Acceptance Rate

71%

Annual Degrees Awarded

19

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$53,617

Median Starting Salary

$50,252

#19

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

Columbus College of Art and Design
Columbus, OH

Generally, Columbus College of Art and Design is known for being a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

91%

Annual Degrees Awarded

11

SAT Score

970–1,190

Est. Net Price *

$29,238

Median Starting Salary

$55,105

#20

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

Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Minneapolis, MN

Minneapolis College of Art and Design is known for being a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

57%

Annual Degrees Awarded

6

SAT Score

1,050–1,310

Est. Net Price *

$28,443

Median Starting Salary

$52,887

#21

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

College for Creative Studies
Detroit, MI

the College for Creative Studies is known for being a highly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

49%

Annual Degrees Awarded

13

SAT Score

990–1,210

Est. Net Price *

$34,906

Median Starting Salary

$55,125

#22

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

Maine College of Art & Design
Portland, ME

Maine College of Art & Design is a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

74%

Annual Degrees Awarded

8

SAT Score

870–1,190

Est. Net Price *

$35,395

Median Starting Salary

$55,105

#23

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

Pennsylvania College of Art and Design
Lancaster, PA

Acceptance Rate

44%

Annual Degrees Awarded

6

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$26,649

Median Starting Salary

$55,163

#24

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

Rhode Island School of Design
Providence, RI

Rhode Island School of Design is a extremely selective school.

Acceptance Rate

17%

Annual Degrees Awarded

9

SAT Score

1,340–1,520

Est. Net Price *

$39,800

Median Starting Salary

$55,718

#25

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

Freed-Hardeman University
Henderson, TN

Freed-Hardeman University is a non selective school. The institution receives roughly 1,070 applications...

Acceptance Rate

91%

Annual Degrees Awarded

9

SAT Score

1,020–1,240

Est. Net Price *

$18,556

Median Starting Salary

$53,676

#26

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

Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Boston, MA

In general, Massachusetts College of Art and Design is a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

79%

Annual Degrees Awarded

12

SAT Score

990–1,180

Est. Net Price *

$23,737

Median Starting Salary

$57,230

#27

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

Ringling College of Art and Design
Sarasota, FL

Acceptance Rate

65%

Annual Degrees Awarded

11

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$55,752

Median Starting Salary

$53,986

#28

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

Art Academy of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH

Generally, the Art Academy of Cincinnati is known for being a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

100%

Annual Degrees Awarded

4

SAT Score

740–1,170

Est. Net Price *

$27,510

Median Starting Salary

$53,636

#29

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

Lesley University
Cambridge, MA

Lesley University is known for being a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

86%

Annual Degrees Awarded

16

SAT Score

1,010–1,220

Est. Net Price *

$32,414

Median Starting Salary

$53,463

#30

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

Kansas City Art Institute
Kansas City, MO

Kansas City Art Institute is a fairly selective school. The school receives approximately 1,000 applications...

Acceptance Rate

58%

Annual Degrees Awarded

6

SAT Score

1,040–1,280

Est. Net Price *

$29,373

Median Starting Salary

$54,644

#31

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

University of Central Florida
Orlando, FL

Overall, the University of Central Florida is known for being a highly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

41%

Annual Degrees Awarded

21

SAT Score

1,210–1,360

Est. Net Price *

$13,108

Median Starting Salary

$47,101

#32

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

Pacific Northwest College of Art
Portland, OR

Acceptance Rate

94%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$44,616

Median Starting Salary

$53,618

#33

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

Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY

Syracuse University is a fairly selective school. They receive roughly 41,000 applications each year.

Acceptance Rate

52%

Annual Degrees Awarded

13

SAT Score

1,280–1,430

Est. Net Price *

$43,651

Median Starting Salary

$53,877

#34

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

George Washington University
Washington, DC

George Washington University is a highly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

49%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,360–1,500

Est. Net Price *

$42,723

Median Starting Salary

$50,724

#35

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

Academy of Art University
San Francisco, CA

Acceptance Rate

--

Annual Degrees Awarded

30

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$35,616

Median Starting Salary

$51,847

#36

#36 Best College for Photography 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

1

SAT Score

1,340–1,480

Est. Net Price *

$36,467

Median Starting Salary

$48,915

#37

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

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Champaign, IL

In general, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is a highly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

45%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

1,330–1,510

Est. Net Price *

$14,544

Median Starting Salary

$49,926

#38

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

University of Houston
Houston, TX

Overall, the University of Houston is a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

66%

Annual Degrees Awarded

18

SAT Score

1,160–1,340

Est. Net Price *

$14,056

Median Starting Salary

$46,980

#39

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

American University
Washington, DC

American University is known for being a highly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

41%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,310–1,430

Est. Net Price *

$41,369

Median Starting Salary

$53,620

#40

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

California State University-Sacramento
Sacramento, CA

California State University-Sacramento is a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

93%

Annual Degrees Awarded

26

SAT Score

930–1,140

Est. Net Price *

$11,596

Median Starting Salary

$49,160

#41

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

John Brown University
Siloam Springs, AR

John Brown University is known for being a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

57%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

1,110–1,360

Est. Net Price *

$20,997

Median Starting Salary

$50,442

#42

#42 Best College for Photography 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

10

SAT Score

1,240–1,430

Est. Net Price *

$39,267

Median Starting Salary

$48,896

#43

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

Endicott College
Beverly, MA

Endicott College is known for being a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

73%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

1,140–1,290

Est. Net Price *

$39,496

Median Starting Salary

$61,203

#44

#44 Best College for Photography 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

1

SAT Score

1,180–1,370

Est. Net Price *

$30,590

Median Starting Salary

$59,370

#45

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

Brigham Young University
Provo, UT

Generally, Brigham Young University is known for being a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

67%

Annual Degrees Awarded

8

SAT Score

1,280–1,440

Est. Net Price *

$13,521

Median Starting Salary

$48,720

#46

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

Bennington College
Bennington, VT

Bennington College is a highly selective school. They receive about 2,800 applications annually.

Acceptance Rate

45%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,290–1,400

Est. Net Price *

$32,497

Median Starting Salary

$56,932

#47

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

Northeastern University
Boston, MA

Northeastern University is known for being a extremely selective school.

Acceptance Rate

7%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,450–1,550

Est. Net Price *

$35,827

Median Starting Salary

$50,965

#48

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

St. John's University-New York
Queens, NY

St- John's University-New York is a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

85%

Annual Degrees Awarded

7

SAT Score

1,120–1,320

Est. Net Price *

$26,052

Median Starting Salary

$51,450

#49

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

Marywood University
Scranton, PA

In general, Marywood University is known for being a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

81%

Annual Degrees Awarded

4

SAT Score

1,030–1,210

Est. Net Price *

$22,504

Median Starting Salary

$55,082

#50

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

Temple University
Philadelphia, PA

Temple University is a somewhat selective school. The school receives about 38,700 applications every...

Acceptance Rate

80%

Annual Degrees Awarded

10

SAT Score

1,030–1,250

Est. Net Price *

$23,935

Median Starting Salary

$54,028

#51

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

Texas State University
San Marcos, TX

Texas State University is a non selective school. They receive about 28,900 applications every admission...

Acceptance Rate

88%

Annual Degrees Awarded

18

SAT Score

990–1,190

Est. Net Price *

$14,120

Median Starting Salary

$50,777

#52

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

Seattle University
Seattle, WA

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

Acceptance Rate

85%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,160–1,380

Est. Net Price *

$35,412

Median Starting Salary

$53,802

#53

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

Saint Edward's University
Austin, TX

Saint Edward's University is known for being a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

85%

Annual Degrees Awarded

7

SAT Score

1,040–1,280

Est. Net Price *

$27,193

Median Starting Salary

$51,024

#54

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

Bradley University
Peoria, IL

Generally, Bradley University is known for being a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

75%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

1,090–1,310

Est. Net Price *

$24,053

Median Starting Salary

$54,357

#55

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

State University of New York at New Paltz
New Paltz, NY

State University of New York at New Paltz is a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

58%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

1,180–1,340

Est. Net Price *

$19,592

Median Starting Salary

$50,610

#56

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

The University of the Arts
Philadelphia, PA

Generally, The University of the Arts is a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

80%

Annual Degrees Awarded

6

SAT Score

930–1,170

Est. Net Price *

$42,467

Median Starting Salary

$58,523

#57

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

Universidad del Sagrado Corazon
Santurce, PR

Acceptance Rate

55%

Annual Degrees Awarded

19

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$13,526

Median Starting Salary

$47,863

#58

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

Spelman College
Atlanta, GA

Spelman College is known for being a extremely selective school.

Acceptance Rate

28%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,050–1,210

Est. Net Price *

$37,085

Median Starting Salary

$50,094

#59

#59 Best College for Photography in the U.S.

Ferris State University
Big Rapids, MI

In general, Ferris State University is a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

88%

Annual Degrees Awarded

14

SAT Score

920–1,150

Est. Net Price *

$13,978

Median Starting Salary

$50,925

#60

#60 Best College for Photography in the U.S.

University of La Verne
La Verne, CA

Overall, the University of La Verne is known for being a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

74%

Annual Degrees Awarded

6

SAT Score

970–1,290

Est. Net Price *

$25,103

Median Starting Salary

$49,173

#61

#61 Best College for Photography in the U.S.

Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, AZ

Northern Arizona University is a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

80%

Annual Degrees Awarded

17

SAT Score

990–1,190

Est. Net Price *

$17,115

Median Starting Salary

$51,140

#62

#62 Best College for Photography in the U.S.

Arcadia University
Glenside, PA

Arcadia University is a somewhat selective school. The school receives roughly 6,320 applications annually.

Acceptance Rate

78%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,110–1,330

Est. Net Price *

$29,692

Median Starting Salary

$54,144

#63

#63 Best College for Photography in the U.S.

University of Hartford
West Hartford, CT

the University of Hartford is known for being a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

83%

Annual Degrees Awarded

7

SAT Score

1,090–1,300

Est. Net Price *

$31,687

Median Starting Salary

$54,385

#64

#64 Best College for Photography in the U.S.

Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion
Marion, IN

Overall, Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion is a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

87%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

1,030–1,220

Est. Net Price *

$21,755

Median Starting Salary

$50,011

#65

#65 Best College for Photography in the U.S.

Webster University
Saint Louis, MO

Webster University is known for being a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

55%

Annual Degrees Awarded

4

SAT Score

1,020–1,290

Est. Net Price *

$23,069

Median Starting Salary

$49,832

#66

#66 Best College for Photography in the U.S.

Grace College and Theological Seminary
Winona Lake, IN

Grace College and Theological Seminary is known for being a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

85%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

970–1,210

Est. Net Price *

$18,317

Median Starting Salary

$54,279

#67

#67 Best College for Photography in the U.S.

Carroll University
Waukesha, WI

In general, Carroll University is a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

72%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

1,100–1,320

Est. Net Price *

$25,485

Median Starting Salary

$57,233

#68

#68 Best College for Photography in the U.S.

Eastern Mennonite University
Harrisonburg, VA

Generally, Eastern Mennonite University is a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

99%

Annual Degrees Awarded

4

SAT Score

1,140–1,540

Est. Net Price *

$23,783

Median Starting Salary

$53,780

#69

#69 Best College for Photography in the U.S.

Point Park University
Pittsburgh, PA

Point Park University is a somewhat selective school. They receive roughly 6,030 applications every admission...

Acceptance Rate

82%

Annual Degrees Awarded

4

SAT Score

1,030–1,250

Est. Net Price *

$24,702

Median Starting Salary

$52,560

#70

#70 Best College for Photography in the U.S.

Concordia University-Wisconsin
Mequon, WI

Concordia University-Wisconsin is known for being a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

70%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,040–1,280

Est. Net Price *

$24,485

Median Starting Salary

$53,138

#71

#71 Best College for Photography in the U.S.

Grand Valley State University
Allendale, MI

Grand Valley State University is known for being a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

90%

Annual Degrees Awarded

6

SAT Score

980–1,220

Est. Net Price *

$17,105

Median Starting Salary

$53,529

#72

#72 Best College for Photography in the U.S.

Carson-Newman University
Jefferson City, TN

Carson-Newman University is a somewhat selective school. The school receives roughly 2,900 applications each...

Acceptance Rate

80%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

1,010–1,230

Est. Net Price *

$20,111

Median Starting Salary

$52,037

#73

#73 Best College for Photography in the U.S.

University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth
North Dartmouth, MA

the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth is a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

96%

Annual Degrees Awarded

9

SAT Score

1,030–1,270

Est. Net Price *

$19,700

Median Starting Salary

$50,555

#74

#74 Best College for Photography in the U.S.

SUNY at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY

SUNY at Fredonia is known for being a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

85%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

1,070–1,280

Est. Net Price *

$15,795

Median Starting Salary

$54,693

#75

#75 Best College for Photography in the U.S.

Long Island University
Brookville, NY

In general, Long Island University is a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

93%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,110–1,340

Est. Net Price *

$25,802

Median Starting Salary

$48,134

#76

#76 Best College for Photography in the U.S.

Salem State University
Salem, MA

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

Acceptance Rate

93%

Annual Degrees Awarded

4

SAT Score

990–1,210

Est. Net Price *

$19,277

Median Starting Salary

$52,160

#77

#77 Best College for Photography in the U.S.

California Baptist University
Riverside, CA

California Baptist University is known for being a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

80%

Annual Degrees Awarded

11

SAT Score

970–1,170

Est. Net Price *

$27,304

Median Starting Salary

$51,049

#78

#78 Best College for Photography in the U.S.

American Academy of Art College
Chicago, IL

Acceptance Rate

93%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$31,818

Median Starting Salary

$52,476

#79

#79 Best College for Photography in the U.S.

Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX

Overall, Sam Houston State University is a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

85%

Annual Degrees Awarded

8

SAT Score

970–1,150

Est. Net Price *

$13,632

Median Starting Salary

$50,730

#80

#80 Best College for Photography in the U.S.

Fitchburg State University
Fitchburg, MA

Fitchburg State University is a non selective school. The institution receives roughly 3,080 applications...

Acceptance Rate

86%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

1,030–1,230

Est. Net Price *

$15,535

Median Starting Salary

$53,889

#81

#81 Best College for Photography in the U.S.

Oakland University
Rochester Hills, MI

Overall, Oakland University is a non selective school. The school receives approximately 11,000 applications...

Acceptance Rate

90%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

1,020–1,250

Est. Net Price *

$15,161

Median Starting Salary

$50,511

#82

#82 Best College for Photography in the U.S.

New England College
Henniker, NH

Generally, New England College is a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

100%

Annual Degrees Awarded

8

SAT Score

820–1,040

Est. Net Price *

$29,512

Median Starting Salary

$49,548

#83

#83 Best College for Photography in the U.S.

CUNY Queens College
Queens, NY

Generally, CUNY Queens College is a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

69%

Annual Degrees Awarded

7

SAT Score

1,050–1,200

Est. Net Price *

$6,434

Median Starting Salary

$46,802

#84

#84 Best College for Photography in the U.S.

Youngstown State University
Youngstown, OH

Overall, Youngstown State University is known for being a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

81%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

950–1,180

Est. Net Price *

$11,900

Median Starting Salary

$50,816

#85

#85 Best College for Photography in the U.S.

Black Hills State University
Spearfish, SD

Generally, Black Hills State University is a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

97%

Annual Degrees Awarded

4

SAT Score

970–1,180

Est. Net Price *

$16,782

Median Starting Salary

$53,553

#86

#86 Best College for Photography in the U.S.

University of Akron Main Campus
Akron, OH

the University of Akron Main Campus is a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

83%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

980–1,220

Est. Net Price *

$14,667

Median Starting Salary

$50,173

#87

#87 Best College for Photography in the U.S.

Rhode Island College
Providence, RI

Overall, Rhode Island College is a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

88%

Annual Degrees Awarded

4

SAT Score

870–1,110

Est. Net Price *

$11,014

Median Starting Salary

$51,677

#88

#88 Best College for Photography in the U.S.

University of Southern Maine
Portland, ME

In general, the University of Southern Maine is a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

85%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

1,000–1,230

Est. Net Price *

$12,343

Median Starting Salary

$49,569

#89

#89 Best College for Photography in the U.S.

New York Film Academy
Burbank, CA

Acceptance Rate

52%

Annual Degrees Awarded

9

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$47,059

Median Starting Salary

$51,847

#90

#90 Best College for Photography in the U.S.

Texas A&M University-Commerce
Commerce, TX

Texas A&M University-Commerce is known for being a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

86%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

910–1,150

Est. Net Price *

$13,025

Median Starting Salary

$49,669

#91

#91 Best College for Photography in the U.S.

University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras
San Juan, PR

Overall, the University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras is known for being a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

52%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

1,030–1,300

Est. Net Price *

$9,119

Median Starting Salary

$48,112

#92

#92 Best College for Photography in the U.S.

Inter American University of Puerto Rico-San German
San German, PR

Acceptance Rate

40%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$8,991

Median Starting Salary

$46,813

#93

#93 Best College for Photography in the U.S.

Barry University
Miami, FL

Barry University is known for being a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

60%

Annual Degrees Awarded

8

SAT Score

930–1,080

Est. Net Price *

$20,207

Median Starting Salary

$49,494

#94

#94 Best College for Photography in the U.S.

University of Mount Olive
Mount Olive, NC

Overall, the University of Mount Olive is known for being a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

75%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

930–1,110

Est. Net Price *

$17,878

Median Starting Salary

$50,571

#95

#95 Best College for Photography in the U.S.

Weber State University
Ogden, UT

Acceptance Rate

--

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$10,525

Median Starting Salary

$51,847

#96

#96 Best College for Photography in the U.S.

SUNY Buffalo State University
Buffalo, NY

SUNY Buffalo State University is known for being a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

86%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

940–1,180

Est. Net Price *

$13,812

Median Starting Salary

$51,343

#97

#97 Best College for Photography in the U.S.

Wilmington University
New Castle, DE

Acceptance Rate

--

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$14,089

Median Starting Salary

$49,456

#98

#98 Best College for Photography 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

2

SAT Score

1,220–1,400

Est. Net Price *

$26,747

Median Starting Salary

$50,669

*The estimated net prices above are College Raptor’s estimate. Please contact the college financial aid office for actual net cost figures.

About Photography

A program that focuses on the principles and techniques of communicating information, ideas, moods, and feelings through the creation of images on photographic film, plates, and digital images and that may prepare individuals to be professional photographic artists. Includes instruction in camera and equipment operation and maintenance, film and plate developing, light and composition, films and printing media, color and special effects, photographic art, photographic history, use of computer applications to record or enhance images and applications to the photography of various subjects.

Of the 1,254 Photography degrees granted each year at the Bachelors degree level, 31% percent of whom are men and the other 69% percent are women. Did you know that New York has more students being granted a degree in Photography than any other state? In fact, New York granted 366 degrees last year! The average annual income for a graduate with a bachelor's degree in Photography is $38,000.

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Careers

The highest paying careers for Photography majors include Art, Drama Music Teachers, Postsecondary, Photographers . However, another thing to think about is how much demand there is for certain jobs. Jobs that are in high need that a degree in Photography can prepare you for are Photographers, Art, Drama Music Teachers, Postsecondary .

Top Paying Careers

These are the highest paying careers for Photography majors.

Most In-Demand Careers

These are the careers in highest demand for Photography majors.

Student Demographics

Total Students
1,254
Female Students
862 (68%)
Male Students
392 (31%)

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