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#1

#1 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Texas Christian University
Fort Worth, TX

Acceptance Rate

56%

Annual Degrees Awarded

147

SAT Score

1,200–1,390

Est. Net Price *

$44,190

Median Starting Salary

$55,765

#2

#2 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Elon University
Elon, NC

Acceptance Rate

74%

Annual Degrees Awarded

154

SAT Score

1,190–1,370

Est. Net Price *

$41,527

Median Starting Salary

$62,905

#3

#3 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, CO

Acceptance Rate

81%

Annual Degrees Awarded

409

SAT Score

1,190–1,410

Est. Net Price *

$21,836

Median Starting Salary

$54,564

#4

#4 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Ithaca College
Ithaca, NY

Acceptance Rate

75%

Annual Degrees Awarded

79

SAT Score

1,230–1,390

Est. Net Price *

$35,858

Median Starting Salary

$62,554

#5

#5 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE

Acceptance Rate

79%

Annual Degrees Awarded

160

SAT Score

1,110–1,320

Est. Net Price *

$16,805

Median Starting Salary

$56,093

#6

#6 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Howard University
Washington, DC

Acceptance Rate

53%

Annual Degrees Awarded

80

SAT Score

1,050–1,280

Est. Net Price *

$28,279

Median Starting Salary

$51,521

#7

#7 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

University of South Florida
Tampa, FL

Acceptance Rate

44%

Annual Degrees Awarded

233

SAT Score

1,150–1,340

Est. Net Price *

$11,004

Median Starting Salary

$49,242

#8

#8 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

The University of Tampa
Tampa, FL

Acceptance Rate

26%

Annual Degrees Awarded

86

SAT Score

1,100–1,270

Est. Net Price *

$34,653

Median Starting Salary

$57,377

#9

#9 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Grand Valley State University
Allendale, MI

Acceptance Rate

90%

Annual Degrees Awarded

134

SAT Score

980–1,220

Est. Net Price *

$17,105

Median Starting Salary

$56,077

#10

#10 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Florida International University
Miami, FL

Acceptance Rate

64%

Annual Degrees Awarded

287

SAT Score

1,070–1,250

Est. Net Price *

$9,881

Median Starting Salary

$49,333

#11

#11 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Kennesaw State University
Kennesaw, GA

Acceptance Rate

68%

Annual Degrees Awarded

142

SAT Score

1,030–1,210

Est. Net Price *

$18,079

Median Starting Salary

$52,244

#12

#12 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

University of Houston
Houston, TX

Acceptance Rate

66%

Annual Degrees Awarded

134

SAT Score

1,160–1,340

Est. Net Price *

$14,056

Median Starting Salary

$49,528

#13

#13 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL

Acceptance Rate

25%

Annual Degrees Awarded

86

SAT Score

1,220–1,380

Est. Net Price *

$14,003

Median Starting Salary

$50,722

#14

#14 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

University of Wisconsin-River Falls
River Falls, WI

Acceptance Rate

84%

Annual Degrees Awarded

46

SAT Score

970–1,210

Est. Net Price *

$13,427

Median Starting Salary

$57,972

#15

#15 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Chapman University
Orange, CA

Acceptance Rate

73%

Annual Degrees Awarded

40

SAT Score

1,220–1,400

Est. Net Price *

$45,033

Median Starting Salary

$57,181

#16

#16 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Flagler College
Saint Augustine, FL

Acceptance Rate

81%

Annual Degrees Awarded

29

SAT Score

1,080–1,270

Est. Net Price *

$26,547

Median Starting Salary

$55,013

#17

#17 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Washington State University
Pullman, WA

Washington State University is a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

83%

Annual Degrees Awarded

93

SAT Score

1,030–1,220

Est. Net Price *

$17,911

Median Starting Salary

$52,728

#18

#18 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Harding University
Searcy, AR

Acceptance Rate

45%

Annual Degrees Awarded

23

SAT Score

1,040–1,310

Est. Net Price *

$19,558

Median Starting Salary

$57,234

#19

#19 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Simpson College
Indianola, IA

Acceptance Rate

89%

Annual Degrees Awarded

9

SAT Score

1,400–1,460

Est. Net Price *

$23,185

Median Starting Salary

$58,318

#20

#20 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Midway University
Midway, KY

Acceptance Rate

94%

Annual Degrees Awarded

17

SAT Score

1,010–1,230

Est. Net Price *

$22,848

Median Starting Salary

$52,350

#21

#21 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Central Connecticut State University
New Britain, CT

Acceptance Rate

77%

Annual Degrees Awarded

45

SAT Score

950–1,160

Est. Net Price *

$17,088

Median Starting Salary

$53,816

#22

#22 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Loyola University New Orleans
New Orleans, LA

Acceptance Rate

78%

Annual Degrees Awarded

20

SAT Score

1,070–1,240

Est. Net Price *

$23,808

Median Starting Salary

$55,434

#23

#23 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA

Acceptance Rate

80%

Annual Degrees Awarded

53

SAT Score

1,240–1,430

Est. Net Price *

$39,267

Median Starting Salary

$51,444

#24

#24 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Pepperdine University
Malibu, CA

Acceptance Rate

49%

Annual Degrees Awarded

18

SAT Score

1,300–1,460

Est. Net Price *

$47,804

Median Starting Salary

$55,095

#25

#25 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Lafayette, LA

Acceptance Rate

75%

Annual Degrees Awarded

64

SAT Score

1,020–1,190

Est. Net Price *

$13,036

Median Starting Salary

$51,883

#26

#26 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

College of the Ozarks
Point Lookout, MO

Acceptance Rate

21%

Annual Degrees Awarded

10

SAT Score

1,050–1,220

Est. Net Price *

$12,611

Median Starting Salary

$52,398

#27

#27 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Ohio Dominican University
Columbus, OH

Acceptance Rate

52%

Annual Degrees Awarded

9

SAT Score

1,110–1,280

Est. Net Price *

$21,881

Median Starting Salary

$54,630

#28

#28 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Bradley University
Peoria, IL

Acceptance Rate

75%

Annual Degrees Awarded

23

SAT Score

1,090–1,310

Est. Net Price *

$24,053

Median Starting Salary

$56,905

#29

#29 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Meredith College
Raleigh, NC

Acceptance Rate

73%

Annual Degrees Awarded

9

SAT Score

1,130–1,320

Est. Net Price *

$23,259

Median Starting Salary

$56,640

#30

#30 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Washington University in St Louis
Saint Louis, MO

Acceptance Rate

12%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,480–1,560

Est. Net Price *

$23,432

Median Starting Salary

$54,723

#31

#31 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Emerson College
Boston, MA

Acceptance Rate

43%

Annual Degrees Awarded

16

SAT Score

1,290–1,430

Est. Net Price *

$51,432

Median Starting Salary

$60,003

#32

#32 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Ball State University
Muncie, IN

Acceptance Rate

69%

Annual Degrees Awarded

51

SAT Score

1,100–1,270

Est. Net Price *

$12,615

Median Starting Salary

$57,646

#33

#33 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

University of Central Oklahoma
Edmond, OK

Acceptance Rate

70%

Annual Degrees Awarded

58

SAT Score

970–1,180

Est. Net Price *

$18,055

Median Starting Salary

$52,644

#34

#34 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Canisius College
Buffalo, NY

Acceptance Rate

78%

Annual Degrees Awarded

10

SAT Score

1,060–1,320

Est. Net Price *

$19,635

Median Starting Salary

$56,265

#35

#35 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Biola University
La Mirada, CA

Acceptance Rate

57%

Annual Degrees Awarded

17

SAT Score

1,120–1,370

Est. Net Price *

$31,522

Median Starting Salary

$55,959

#36

#36 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

William Jewell College
Liberty, MO

Acceptance Rate

41%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

1,040–1,240

Est. Net Price *

$20,108

Median Starting Salary

$56,241

#37

#37 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Florida Southern College
Lakeland, FL

Acceptance Rate

57%

Annual Degrees Awarded

14

SAT Score

1,100–1,310

Est. Net Price *

$27,324

Median Starting Salary

$55,874

#38

#38 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Roger Williams University
Bristol, RI

Acceptance Rate

91%

Annual Degrees Awarded

18

SAT Score

1,140–1,290

Est. Net Price *

$37,964

Median Starting Salary

$63,886

#39

#39 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Lynn University
Boca Raton, FL

Acceptance Rate

80%

Annual Degrees Awarded

14

SAT Score

1,060–1,200

Est. Net Price *

$38,728

Median Starting Salary

$53,267

#40

#40 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Hannibal-LaGrange University
Hannibal, MO

Acceptance Rate

67%

Annual Degrees Awarded

4

SAT Score

950–1,220

Est. Net Price *

$20,537

Median Starting Salary

$54,879

#41

#41 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Drury University
Springfield, MO

Acceptance Rate

63%

Annual Degrees Awarded

7

SAT Score

1,120–1,320

Est. Net Price *

$20,996

Median Starting Salary

$50,539

#42

#42 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Johnson University Florida
Kissimmee, FL

Acceptance Rate

79%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

870–1,040

Est. Net Price *

$20,191

Median Starting Salary

$57,309

#43

#43 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Belmont University
Nashville, TN

Acceptance Rate

96%

Annual Degrees Awarded

20

SAT Score

1,170–1,360

Est. Net Price *

$36,225

Median Starting Salary

$59,523

#44

#44 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Webber International University
Babson Park, FL

Acceptance Rate

49%

Annual Degrees Awarded

7

SAT Score

840–1,060

Est. Net Price *

$27,995

Median Starting Salary

$54,303

#45

#45 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Universidad del Sagrado Corazon
Santurce, PR

Acceptance Rate

55%

Annual Degrees Awarded

26

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$13,526

Median Starting Salary

$50,412

#46

#46 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Susquehanna University
Selinsgrove, PA

Acceptance Rate

77%

Annual Degrees Awarded

7

SAT Score

1,100–1,290

Est. Net Price *

$28,605

Median Starting Salary

$60,943

#47

#47 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Messiah University
Mechanicsburg, PA

Acceptance Rate

79%

Annual Degrees Awarded

6

SAT Score

1,110–1,350

Est. Net Price *

$24,120

Median Starting Salary

$59,064

#48

#48 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Point Park University
Pittsburgh, PA

Acceptance Rate

82%

Annual Degrees Awarded

11

SAT Score

1,030–1,250

Est. Net Price *

$24,702

Median Starting Salary

$55,109

#49

#49 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Simmons University
Boston, MA

Acceptance Rate

76%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

1,230–1,400

Est. Net Price *

$24,423

Median Starting Salary

$55,070

#50

#50 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI

Acceptance Rate

88%

Annual Degrees Awarded

10

SAT Score

1,180–1,370

Est. Net Price *

$22,803

Median Starting Salary

$55,839

#51

#51 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
Winona, MN

Acceptance Rate

97%

Annual Degrees Awarded

6

SAT Score

1,080–1,310

Est. Net Price *

$22,843

Median Starting Salary

$54,504

#52

#52 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Husson University
Bangor, ME

Acceptance Rate

91%

Annual Degrees Awarded

9

SAT Score

1,020–1,210

Est. Net Price *

$19,978

Median Starting Salary

$56,206

#53

#53 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

St. Francis College
Brooklyn, NY

Acceptance Rate

84%

Annual Degrees Awarded

11

SAT Score

1,000–1,240

Est. Net Price *

$18,602

Median Starting Salary

$52,952

#54

#54 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Carthage College
Kenosha, WI

Acceptance Rate

82%

Annual Degrees Awarded

9

SAT Score

1,020–1,260

Est. Net Price *

$26,209

Median Starting Salary

$58,825

#55

#55 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion
Marion, IN

Acceptance Rate

87%

Annual Degrees Awarded

8

SAT Score

1,030–1,220

Est. Net Price *

$21,755

Median Starting Salary

$52,559

#56

#56 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

University of Mount Union
Alliance, OH

Acceptance Rate

76%

Annual Degrees Awarded

6

SAT Score

1,000–1,230

Est. Net Price *

$23,259

Median Starting Salary

$58,560

#57

#57 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

University of Central Arkansas
Conway, AR

Acceptance Rate

91%

Annual Degrees Awarded

26

SAT Score

1,010–1,210

Est. Net Price *

$15,456

Median Starting Salary

$51,838

#58

#58 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

North Dakota State University
Fargo, ND

Acceptance Rate

96%

Annual Degrees Awarded

27

SAT Score

1,010–1,210

Est. Net Price *

$15,962

Median Starting Salary

$58,032

#59

#59 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Albion College
Albion, MI

Acceptance Rate

67%

Annual Degrees Awarded

6

SAT Score

950–1,180

Est. Net Price *

$19,351

Median Starting Salary

$54,905

#60

#60 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Wingate University
Wingate, NC

Acceptance Rate

86%

Annual Degrees Awarded

9

SAT Score

980–1,180

Est. Net Price *

$18,823

Median Starting Salary

$57,303

#61

#61 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Mount Saint Mary College
Newburgh, NY

Acceptance Rate

88%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

1,080–1,230

Est. Net Price *

$23,439

Median Starting Salary

$56,505

#62

#62 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

New York Institute of Technology
Old Westbury, NY

Acceptance Rate

76%

Annual Degrees Awarded

8

SAT Score

1,130–1,370

Est. Net Price *

$22,494

Median Starting Salary

$51,271

#63

#63 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Adrian College
Adrian, MI

Acceptance Rate

69%

Annual Degrees Awarded

6

SAT Score

940–1,180

Est. Net Price *

$24,870

Median Starting Salary

$58,739

#64

#64 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Oglethorpe University
Atlanta, GA

Acceptance Rate

71%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

1,090–1,320

Est. Net Price *

$20,094

Median Starting Salary

$51,953

#65

#65 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR

Acceptance Rate

79%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

1,070–1,290

Est. Net Price *

$16,208

Median Starting Salary

$54,583

#66

#66 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Ohio Northern University
Ada, OH

Acceptance Rate

54%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,200–1,370

Est. Net Price *

$27,398

Median Starting Salary

$57,164

#67

#67 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

George Fox University
Newberg, OR

Acceptance Rate

92%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

1,060–1,300

Est. Net Price *

$28,840

Median Starting Salary

$55,997

#68

#68 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

University of Southern Mississippi
Hattiesburg, MS

Acceptance Rate

99%

Annual Degrees Awarded

27

SAT Score

1,040–1,280

Est. Net Price *

$14,427

Median Starting Salary

$51,401

#69

#69 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

McKendree University
Lebanon, IL

Acceptance Rate

68%

Annual Degrees Awarded

7

SAT Score

920–1,300

Est. Net Price *

$22,431

Median Starting Salary

$53,538

#70

#70 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

William Peace University
Raleigh, NC

Acceptance Rate

63%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

1,030–1,220

Est. Net Price *

$23,041

Median Starting Salary

$52,841

#71

#71 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Rowan University
Glassboro, NJ

Acceptance Rate

77%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,100–1,310

Est. Net Price *

$20,963

Median Starting Salary

$56,193

#72

#72 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Southwestern Adventist University
Keene, TX

Acceptance Rate

54%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

910–1,180

Est. Net Price *

$20,028

Median Starting Salary

$54,171

#73

#73 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Anderson University
Anderson, IN

Acceptance Rate

52%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

970–1,220

Est. Net Price *

$21,459

Median Starting Salary

$56,825

#74

#74 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Rhode Island College
Providence, RI

Acceptance Rate

88%

Annual Degrees Awarded

18

SAT Score

870–1,110

Est. Net Price *

$11,014

Median Starting Salary

$54,226

#75

#75 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Colorado Christian University
Lakewood, CO

Acceptance Rate

94%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,010–1,210

Est. Net Price *

$23,313

Median Starting Salary

$52,482

#76

#76 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Oakland University
Rochester Hills, MI

Acceptance Rate

90%

Annual Degrees Awarded

17

SAT Score

1,020–1,250

Est. Net Price *

$15,161

Median Starting Salary

$53,059

#77

#77 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Kutztown, PA

Acceptance Rate

96%

Annual Degrees Awarded

6

SAT Score

1,040–1,260

Est. Net Price *

$20,776

Median Starting Salary

$58,699

#78

#78 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Northwestern College
Orange City, IA

Acceptance Rate

87%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

1,040–1,280

Est. Net Price *

$25,198

Median Starting Salary

$59,742

#79

#79 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Minnesota State University Moorhead
Moorhead, MN

Acceptance Rate

57%

Annual Degrees Awarded

8

SAT Score

980–1,190

Est. Net Price *

$17,939

Median Starting Salary

$57,335

#80

#80 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Belhaven University
Jackson, MS

Acceptance Rate

43%

Annual Degrees Awarded

6

SAT Score

980–1,190

Est. Net Price *

$19,794

Median Starting Salary

$51,193

#81

#81 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Oshkosh, WI

Acceptance Rate

89%

Annual Degrees Awarded

14

SAT Score

930–1,140

Est. Net Price *

$12,827

Median Starting Salary

$57,521

#82

#82 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

The University of Findlay
Findlay, OH

Acceptance Rate

86%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,010–1,240

Est. Net Price *

$24,069

Median Starting Salary

$56,901

#83

#83 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Boise State University
Boise, ID

Acceptance Rate

84%

Annual Degrees Awarded

13

SAT Score

1,050–1,220

Est. Net Price *

$17,724

Median Starting Salary

$52,649

#84

#84 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Dallas Baptist University
Dallas, TX

Acceptance Rate

91%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

990–1,210

Est. Net Price *

$27,607

Median Starting Salary

$53,328

#85

#85 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

California Baptist University
Riverside, CA

Acceptance Rate

80%

Annual Degrees Awarded

8

SAT Score

970–1,170

Est. Net Price *

$27,304

Median Starting Salary

$53,597

#86

#86 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Bushnell University
Eugene, OR

Bushnell University is a fairly selective school. The school receives approximately 550 applications...

Acceptance Rate

67%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,030–1,080

Est. Net Price *

$23,787

Median Starting Salary

$55,029

#87

#87 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Evangel University
Springfield, MO

Acceptance Rate

68%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,010–1,210

Est. Net Price *

$20,963

Median Starting Salary

$56,418

#88

#88 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Lake Erie College
Painesville, OH

Acceptance Rate

54%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,030–1,220

Est. Net Price *

$22,678

Median Starting Salary

$56,848

#89

#89 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Oakwood University
Huntsville, AL

Acceptance Rate

68%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

880–1,130

Est. Net Price *

$19,373

Median Starting Salary

$54,082

#90

#90 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Concordia University-Saint Paul
Saint Paul, MN

Acceptance Rate

69%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

1,110–1,310

Est. Net Price *

$17,776

Median Starting Salary

$54,692

#91

#91 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Marian University
Fond Du Lac, WI

Acceptance Rate

72%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

930–1,110

Est. Net Price *

$25,394

Median Starting Salary

$57,067

#92

#92 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

West Texas A & M University
Canyon, TX

Acceptance Rate

92%

Annual Degrees Awarded

6

SAT Score

960–1,150

Est. Net Price *

$17,001

Median Starting Salary

$53,650

#93

#93 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Notre Dame of Maryland University
Baltimore, MD

Acceptance Rate

70%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

920–1,140

Est. Net Price *

$22,675

Median Starting Salary

$54,031

#94

#94 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

SUNY Buffalo State University
Buffalo, NY

Acceptance Rate

86%

Annual Degrees Awarded

16

SAT Score

940–1,180

Est. Net Price *

$13,812

Median Starting Salary

$53,891

#95

#95 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Saint Xavier University
Chicago, IL

Acceptance Rate

84%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

960–1,140

Est. Net Price *

$11,302

Median Starting Salary

$53,265

#96

#96 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Florida Memorial University
Miami Gardens, FL

Acceptance Rate

70%

Annual Degrees Awarded

4

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$16,359

Median Starting Salary

$51,805

#97

#97 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

University of Charleston
Charleston, WV

Acceptance Rate

68%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

1,000–1,150

Est. Net Price *

$21,308

Median Starting Salary

$53,425

#98

#98 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Utah Valley University
Orem, UT

Acceptance Rate

--

Annual Degrees Awarded

22

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$9,346

Median Starting Salary

$52,954

#99

#99 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

East Texas Baptist University
Marshall, TX

Acceptance Rate

68%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

930–1,120

Est. Net Price *

$24,169

Median Starting Salary

$56,043

#100

#100 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Barry University
Miami, FL

Acceptance Rate

60%

Annual Degrees Awarded

8

SAT Score

930–1,080

Est. Net Price *

$20,207

Median Starting Salary

$52,042

#101

#101 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Southeastern University
Lakeland, FL

Acceptance Rate

61%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

1,010–1,210

Est. Net Price *

$27,910

Median Starting Salary

$54,740

#102

#102 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Metropolitan State University of Denver
Denver, CO

Acceptance Rate

98%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

910–1,140

Est. Net Price *

$14,805

Median Starting Salary

$52,782

#103

#103 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Universidad Ana G. Mendez-Gurabo Campus
Gurabo, PR

Acceptance Rate

46%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

740–980

Est. Net Price *

$6,577

Median Starting Salary

$48,352

#104

#104 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Waldorf University
Forest City, IA

Acceptance Rate

74%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

930–1,090

Est. Net Price *

$18,620

Median Starting Salary

$54,395

#105

#105 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Universidad Ana G. Mendez-Cupey Campus
San Juan, PR

Acceptance Rate

44%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

720–960

Est. Net Price *

$7,193

Median Starting Salary

$48,610

#106

#106 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Pennsylvania State University-World Campus
University Park, PA

Acceptance Rate

82%

Annual Degrees Awarded

25

SAT Score

1,040–1,280

Est. Net Price *

$19,551

Median Starting Salary

$54,395

#107

#107 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

National University
San Diego, CA

Acceptance Rate

55%

Annual Degrees Awarded

21

SAT Score

750–1,170

Est. Net Price *

$30,527

Median Starting Salary

$52,415

#108

#108 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Ana G. Mendez University
Orlando, FL

Acceptance Rate

--

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$17,726

Median Starting Salary

$54,395

#109

#109 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Pennsylvania Western University
California, PA

Acceptance Rate

94%

Annual Degrees Awarded

21

SAT Score

950–1,160

Est. Net Price *

$18,527

Median Starting Salary

$0

#110

#110 Best College for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the U.S.

Indiana Wesleyan University-National & Global
Marion, IN

Acceptance Rate

--

Annual Degrees Awarded

13

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$15,936

Median Starting Salary

$52,439

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

About Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication

A general program that focuses on organizational communication, public relations, and advertising; and that prepares individuals to function in a wide range of public and private sector positions requiring the skills of persuasive communication. Includes instruction in communications, public relations, and advertising theory; principles and techniques of persuasion; message/image design; marketing strategy; professional writing; public speaking and multi-media presentation skills; digital communications; and applied research.

Students majoring in Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication can earn up to a Masters degree. On average, 75% percent of women and 25% percent of men make up the degrees awarded across all college campuses. Out of all the US states, Florida is where degrees in Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication are most popular. The Median Starting Salary for a graduate with a bachelor's degree in Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication is $41,400.

Popularity of Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication Degrees in the U.S.
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Student Demographics

Total Students
3,399
Female Students
2,542 (74%)
Male Students
857 (25%)

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