The University Network

Great Schools

Each of these schools outperforms the median for post-graduation salaries!

Colleges to consider for a 1300 SAT score:

Universities are sorted by the average price paid by students who received Pell Grants last year. In-state tuition is used for public universities. Click on the school name to see a full analysis.

  1. United States Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, NY – $6,866
  2. CUNY Bernard M Baruch College, New York, NY – $7,193
  3. University of Florida, Gainesville, FL – $12,159
  4. Beloit College, Beloit, WI – $12,327
  5. Truman State University, Kirksville, MO – $12,362
  6. Brigham Young University-Provo, Provo, UT – $12,795
  7. New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, NM – $12,880
  8. University of Washington-Seattle Campus, Seattle, WA – $12,957
  9. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC – $13,210
  10. The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX – $13,343
  11. Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY – $13,467
  12. University of California-Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA – $13,572
  13. University of Georgia, Athens, GA – $13,822
  14. Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO – $14,303
  15. Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI – $14,638
  16. North Carolina State University at Raleigh, Raleigh, NC – $14,682
  17. University of California-San Diego, La Jolla, CA – $14,775
  18. University of California-Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA – $14,900
  19. Clemson University, Clemson, SC – $16,770
  20. University of Maryland-College Park, College Park, MD – $16,928
  21. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN – $16,993
  22. Ohio State University-Main Campus, Columbus, OH – $17,231
  23. University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus, Norman, OK – $17,288
  24. University of Vermont, Burlington, VT – $17,831
  25. Binghamton University, Vestal, NY – $17,870
  26. Martin Luther College, New Ulm, MN – $18,096
  27. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL – $18,243
  28. The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX – $18,422
  29. New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ – $18,544
  30. California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, CA – $18,845
  31. College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA – $19,089
  32. University of South Carolina-Columbia, Columbia, SC – $19,095
  33. University of Virginia-Main Campus, Charlottesville, VA – $19,177
  34. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI – $19,320
  35. University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Amherst, MA – $19,324
  36. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA – $19,413
  37. University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL – $19,423
  38. University of Maryland-Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD – $19,937
  39. Rutgers University-New Brunswick, New Brunswick, NJ – $20,166
  40. University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT – $21,223
  41. Hendrix College, Conway, AR – $21,779
  42. Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL – $21,803
  43. Milwaukee School of Engineering, Milwaukee, WI – $22,095
  44. Austin College, Sherman, TX – $22,235
  45. Miami University-Oxford, Oxford, OH – $22,307
  46. Centre College, Danville, KY – $22,338
  47. Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT – $22,775
  48. Thomas Aquinas College, Santa Paula, CA – $22,811
  49. Trinity University, San Antonio, TX – $23,341
  50. University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK – $23,392
  51. Barnard College, New York, NY – $23,639
  52. Davidson College, Davidson, NC – $23,926
  53. Colgate University, Hamilton, NY – $23,947
  54. St Olaf College, Northfield, MN – $24,042
  55. University of Richmond, University of Richmond, VA – $24,699
  56. Hamilton College, Clinton, NY – $25,074
  57. Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL – $25,101
  58. The College of Wooster, Wooster, OH – $25,385
  59. Lawrence University, Appleton, WI – $25,507
  60. Emory University, Atlanta, GA – $25,572
  61. Colby College, Waterville, ME – $25,848
  62. The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ – $26,581
  63. Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA – $26,659
  64. Rhodes College, Memphis, TN – $26,905
  65. Macalester College, Saint Paul, MN – $27,004
  66. Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO – $27,013
  67. Reed College, Portland, OR – $27,289
  68. Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY – $27,348
  69. Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY – $27,362
  70. Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL – $27,647
  71. Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA – $27,738
  72. Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA – $27,768
  73. Denison University, Granville, OH – $27,944
  74. University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus, Pittsburgh, PA – $28,261
  75. Kenyon College, Gambier, OH – $28,678
  76. Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY – $29,042
  77. Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, MO – $29,157
  78. St. John’s College, Annapolis, MD – $29,376
  79. University of Denver, Denver, CO – $29,453
  80. University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA – $29,977
  81. Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH – $29,989
  82. University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL – $30,136
  83. Scripps College, Claremont, CA – $30,472
  84. Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA – $30,987
  85. Brandeis University, Waltham, MA – $31,078
  86. Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR – $31,865
  87. Hobart William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY – $32,355
  88. Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA – $32,501
  89. Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX – $32,882
  90. Tulane University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA – $32,946
  91. Lafayette College, Easton, PA – $32,953
  92. Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH – $33,295
  93. Baylor University, Waco, TX – $33,477
  94. Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA – $33,482
  95. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY – $33,629
  96. University of San Diego, San Diego, CA – $33,821
  97. Babson College, Wellesley, MA – $34,019
  98. Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA – $34,356
  99. Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA – $34,502
  100. Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA – $34,808
  101. Boston University, Boston, MA – $34,914
  102. George Washington University, Washington, DC – $35,282
  103. Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ – $35,309
  104. American University, Washington, DC – $35,325
  105. Kettering University, Flint, MI – $35,447
  106. Fordham University, Bronx, NY – $35,932
  107. Yeshiva University, New York, NY – $36,274
  108. Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA – $36,820
  109. New York University, New York, NY – $37,362
  110. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, IN – $37,725
  111. DigiPen Institute of Technology, Redmond, WA – $37,761
  112. Villanova University, Villanova, PA – $38,229
  113. Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA – $38,244
  114. Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA – $39,831
  115. Chapman University, Orange, CA – $40,769
  116. Emerson College, Boston, MA – $41,998
  117. Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI – $43,457

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