The University Network

Great Schools

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

Colleges to consider for a 27 ACT 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. University of Florida, Gainesville, FL – $12,159
  3. Beloit College, Beloit, WI – $12,327
  4. Truman State University, Kirksville, MO – $12,362
  5. Brigham Young University-Provo, Provo, UT – $12,795
  6. University of Washington-Seattle Campus, Seattle, WA – $12,957
  7. The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX – $13,343
  8. Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY – $13,467
  9. Purdue University-Main Campus, West Lafayette, IN – $13,545
  10. University of California-Irvine, Irvine, CA – $13,712
  11. University of Georgia, Athens, GA – $13,822
  12. Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO – $14,303
  13. Indiana University-Bloomington, Bloomington, IN – $14,303
  14. Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI – $14,638
  15. North Carolina State University at Raleigh, Raleigh, NC – $14,682
  16. Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL – $14,985
  17. SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Utica, NY – $15,248
  18. University of California-Davis, Davis, CA – $15,309
  19. Texas A & M University-College Station, College Station, TX – $15,440
  20. Clemson University, Clemson, SC – $16,770
  21. University of California-Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA – $16,989
  22. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN – $16,993
  23. Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI – $17,120
  24. University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY – $17,163
  25. Ohio State University-Main Campus, Columbus, OH – $17,231
  26. University of Vermont, Burlington, VT – $17,831
  27. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL – $18,243
  28. The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX – $18,422
  29. SUNY College at Geneseo, Geneseo, NY – $18,801
  30. California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, CA – $18,845
  31. The University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Knoxville, TN – $19,076
  32. University of South Carolina-Columbia, Columbia, SC – $19,095
  33. University of Massachusetts-Lowell, Lowell, MA – $19,095
  34. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI – $19,320
  35. University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Amherst, MA – $19,324
  36. University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL – $19,423
  37. George Mason University, Fairfax, VA – $19,479
  38. University of Maryland-Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD – $19,937
  39. South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, SD – $20,097
  40. Mercer University, Macon, GA – $20,704
  41. University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT – $21,223
  42. The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL – $21,676
  43. Hendrix College, Conway, AR – $21,779
  44. Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL – $21,803
  45. Auburn University, Auburn, AL – $21,984
  46. DePauw University, Greencastle, IN – $22,066
  47. Milwaukee School of Engineering, Milwaukee, WI – $22,095
  48. Miami University-Oxford, Oxford, OH – $22,307
  49. Centre College, Danville, KY – $22,338
  50. University of Dallas, Irving, TX – $22,632
  51. Covenant College, Lookout Mountain, GA – $22,721
  52. Thomas Aquinas College, Santa Paula, CA – $22,811
  53. Berry College, Mount Berry, GA – $23,058
  54. University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO – $23,127
  55. Trinity University, San Antonio, TX – $23,341
  56. St Olaf College, Northfield, MN – $24,042
  57. Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC – $24,083
  58. Florida Southern College, Lakeland, FL – $24,442
  59. The College of Wooster, Wooster, OH – $25,385
  60. Union University, Jackson, TN – $25,437
  61. Lawrence University, Appleton, WI – $25,507
  62. The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ – $26,581
  63. Rhodes College, Memphis, TN – $26,905
  64. Drake University, Des Moines, IA – $27,347
  65. Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY – $27,348
  66. Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY – $27,362
  67. Simmons College, Boston, MA – $27,575
  68. Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL – $27,647
  69. Creighton University, Omaha, NE – $28,254
  70. Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA – $28,628
  71. University of Dayton, Dayton, OH – $28,866
  72. Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY – $29,042
  73. Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL – $29,128
  74. Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, MO – $29,157
  75. University of Denver, Denver, CO – $29,453
  76. University of St Thomas, Saint Paul, MN – $29,713
  77. Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus, University Park, PA – $29,806
  78. Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI – $30,382
  79. Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY – $30,662
  80. Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY – $30,722
  81. University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA – $30,829
  82. Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA – $30,987
  83. Butler University, Indianapolis, IN – $31,211
  84. Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY – $31,815
  85. Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR – $31,865
  86. Hobart William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY – $32,355
  87. Lafayette College, Easton, PA – $32,953
  88. Seattle University, Seattle, WA – $33,170
  89. Baylor University, Waco, TX – $33,477
  90. Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL – $33,764
  91. University of San Diego, San Diego, CA – $33,821
  92. Babson College, Wellesley, MA – $34,019
  93. Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX – $34,129
  94. Bentley University, Waltham, MA – $34,207
  95. Belmont University, Nashville, TN – $34,327
  96. Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA – $34,808
  97. American University, Washington, DC – $35,325
  98. Kettering University, Flint, MI – $35,447
  99. Elon University, Elon, NC – $35,619
  100. Fordham University, Bronx, NY – $35,932
  101. Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA – $36,050
  102. Yeshiva University, New York, NY – $36,274
  103. DigiPen Institute of Technology, Redmond, WA – $37,761
  104. Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA – $38,244
  105. Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA – $39,831
  106. Chapman University, Orange, CA – $40,769
  107. Emerson College, Boston, MA – $41,998
  108. Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI – $43,457
  109. Pratt Institute-Main, Brooklyn, NY – $45,488

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