The University Network

Great Schools

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

Colleges to consider for a 30 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. Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus, Atlanta, GA – $11,639
  2. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC – $13,210
  3. University of California-Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA – $13,572
  4. University of California-San Diego, La Jolla, CA – $14,775
  5. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI – $14,897
  6. University of California-Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA – $14,900
  7. University of Maryland-College Park, College Park, MD – $16,928
  8. Binghamton University, Vestal, NY – $17,870
  9. Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA – $18,157
  10. College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA – $19,089
  11. University of Virginia-Main Campus, Charlottesville, VA – $19,177
  12. Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA – $21,506
  13. Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY – $21,581
  14. Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT – $22,775
  15. University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK – $23,392
  16. Barnard College, New York, NY – $23,639
  17. Davidson College, Davidson, NC – $23,926
  18. Colgate University, Hamilton, NY – $23,947
  19. Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA – $24,136
  20. University of Richmond, University of Richmond, VA – $24,699
  21. Hamilton College, Clinton, NY – $25,074
  22. Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL – $25,101
  23. Emory University, Atlanta, GA – $25,572
  24. Colby College, Waterville, ME – $25,848
  25. Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA – $26,659
  26. Carleton College, Northfield, MN – $26,745
  27. Macalester College, Saint Paul, MN – $27,004
  28. Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO – $27,013
  29. Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH – $27,080
  30. Reed College, Portland, OR – $27,289
  31. Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA – $27,738
  32. Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA – $27,768
  33. Denison University, Granville, OH – $27,944
  34. University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus, Pittsburgh, PA – $28,261
  35. Kenyon College, Gambier, OH – $28,678
  36. Georgetown University, Washington, DC – $29,283
  37. St. John’s College, Annapolis, MD – $29,376
  38. Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, CA – $29,961
  39. University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA – $29,977
  40. Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH – $29,989
  41. University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL – $30,136
  42. Scripps College, Claremont, CA – $30,472
  43. Brandeis University, Waltham, MA – $31,078
  44. Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA – $32,501
  45. Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX – $32,882
  46. Tulane University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA – $32,946
  47. Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH – $33,295
  48. Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA – $33,482
  49. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY – $33,629
  50. Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA – $34,356
  51. Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA – $34,502
  52. Boston University, Boston, MA – $34,914
  53. George Washington University, Washington, DC – $35,282
  54. Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ – $35,309
  55. Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA – $36,820
  56. New York University, New York, NY – $37,362
  57. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, IN – $37,725
  58. Villanova University, Villanova, PA – $38,229

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