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Great Schools for Philosophy and Religious Studies

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

Best Philosophy and Religious Studies Schools for your money

These universities have high retention rates and strong post-graduation income for students. Schools are sorted by average price pell grant recipients pay. In-state tuition is used for public universities. Click on the school name to see a full analysis.

  1. California State University-Los Angeles, California – $3,996
  2. Berea College, Kentucky – $4,706
  3. California State University-Fresno, California – $5,874
  4. CUNY Brooklyn College, New York – $7,361
  5. CUNY Hunter College, New York – $7,887
  6. College of Staten Island CUNY, New York – $9,246
  7. California State University-Sacramento, California – $9,266
  8. Princeton University, New Jersey – $10,256
  9. University of Washington-Bothell Campus, Washington – $11,121
  10. University of South Florida-Main Campus, Florida – $11,249
  11. Arizona State University-Tempe, Arizona – $11,572
  12. University of Florida, Florida – $12,159
  13. Beloit College, Wisconsin – $12,327
  14. Truman State University, Missouri – $12,362
  15. University of California-Riverside, California – $12,645
  16. University of Utah, Utah – $12,674
  17. University of New Mexico-Main Campus, New Mexico – $12,827
  18. Pomona College, California – $12,873
  19. University of Washington-Seattle Campus, Washington – $12,957
  20. Appalachian State University, North Carolina – $13,171
  21. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina – $13,210
  22. Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Florida – $13,212
  23. Stony Brook University, New York – $13,467
  24. University of California-Los Angeles, California – $13,572
  25. Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College, Louisiana – $13,624
  26. San Francisco State University, California – $13,655
  27. University of California-Irvine, California – $13,712
  28. University of Georgia, Georgia – $13,822
  29. Stanford University, California – $14,155
  30. University of Nevada-Reno, Nevada – $14,164
  31. University of Iowa, Iowa – $14,192
  32. Missouri University of Science and Technology, Missouri – $14,303
  33. Indiana University-Bloomington, Indiana – $14,303
  34. Western Carolina University, North Carolina – $14,433
  35. University of California-Berkeley, California – $14,468
  36. University of North Carolina at Charlotte, North Carolina – $14,665
  37. Georgia State University, Georgia – $14,773
  38. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Michigan – $14,897
  39. University of California-Santa Barbara, California – $14,900
  40. Harvard University, Massachusetts – $14,981
  41. Florida State University, Florida – $14,985
  42. University of California-Davis, California – $15,309
  43. University of Oregon, Oregon – $15,619
  44. Mississippi State University, Mississippi – $15,656
  45. University of Louisville, Kentucky – $15,968
  46. University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Wisconsin – $16,021
  47. University of Arizona, Arizona – $16,150
  48. State University of New York at New Paltz, New York – $16,333
  49. University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama – $16,475
  50. Mississippi College, Mississippi – $16,660
  51. Clemson University, South Carolina – $16,770
  52. University of North Carolina Wilmington, North Carolina – $16,793
  53. University of Maryland-College Park, Maryland – $16,928
  54. University of California-Santa Cruz, California – $16,989
  55. SUNY Oneonta, New York – $17,009
  56. Loras College, Iowa – $17,540
  57. University of Vermont, Vermont – $17,831
  58. Vanderbilt University, Tennessee – $17,929
  59. Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania – $18,157
  60. Albion College, Michigan – $18,307
  61. The University of Texas at Austin, Texas – $18,422
  62. SUNY at Purchase College, New York – $18,597
  63. SUNY College at Geneseo, New York – $18,801
  64. The University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Tennessee – $19,076
  65. College of William and Mary, Virginia – $19,089
  66. University of St Thomas, Texas – $19,161
  67. University of Virginia-Main Campus, Virginia – $19,177
  68. Rice University, Texas – $19,232
  69. Augustana University, South Dakota – $19,293
  70. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin – $19,320
  71. D’Youville College, New York – $19,398
  72. University of Alabama in Huntsville, Alabama – $19,423
  73. Yale University, Connecticut – $19,507
  74. University of Chicago, Illinois – $19,510
  75. St Mary’s College of Maryland, Maryland – $19,715
  76. Ripon College, Wisconsin – $20,041
  77. Rutgers University-New Brunswick, New Jersey – $20,166
  78. Canisius College, New York – $20,346
  79. Andrews University, Michigan – $20,484
  80. Agnes Scott College, Georgia – $20,605
  81. Bowdoin College, Maine – $20,695
  82. Mercer University, Georgia – $20,704
  83. Knox College, Illinois – $20,715
  84. Gustavus Adolphus College, Minnesota – $20,801
  85. Haverford College, Pennsylvania – $20,894
  86. Earlham College, Indiana – $21,066
  87. Williams College, Massachusetts – $21,102
  88. Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia – $21,136
  89. Alma College, Michigan – $21,351
  90. Wellesley College, Massachusetts – $21,506
  91. St Catherine University, Minnesota – $21,529
  92. University of Mary Washington, Virginia – $21,569
  93. Vassar College, New York – $21,581
  94. Wabash College, Indiana – $21,644
  95. Montclair State University, New Jersey – $21,727
  96. Hendrix College, Arkansas – $21,779
  97. Mercyhurst University, Pennsylvania – $21,847
  98. Hanover College, Indiana – $21,886
  99. Baldwin Wallace University, Ohio – $21,964
  100. Columbia University in the City of New York, New York – $22,001
  101. Amherst College, Massachusetts – $22,036
  102. Marywood University, Pennsylvania – $22,061
  103. Millsaps College, Mississippi – $22,065
  104. DePauw University, Indiana – $22,066
  105. Northwestern College, Iowa – $22,158
  106. Austin College, Texas – $22,235
  107. Saint Edward’s University, Texas – $22,297
  108. Centre College, Kentucky – $22,338
  109. Concordia College at Moorhead, Minnesota – $22,379
  110. Drew University, New Jersey – $22,400
  111. William Jewell College, Missouri – $22,542
  112. Wartburg College, Iowa – $22,599
  113. University of Dallas, Texas – $22,632
  114. Le Moyne College, New York – $22,638
  115. Covenant College, Georgia – $22,721
  116. Saint Johns University, Minnesota – $22,755
  117. Middlebury College, Vermont – $22,775
  118. Kalamazoo College, Michigan – $22,796
  119. Transylvania University, Kentucky – $22,826
  120. Lipscomb University, Tennessee – $22,895
  121. Christopher Newport University, Virginia – $22,965
  122. Southwestern University, Texas – $22,994
  123. Saint Mary’s College, Indiana – $23,016
  124. St Bonaventure University, New York – $23,047
  125. Berry College, Georgia – $23,058
  126. Lake Forest College, Illinois – $23,121
  127. University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado – $23,127
  128. Birmingham Southern College, Alabama – $23,227
  129. University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania – $23,281
  130. Trinity University, Texas – $23,341
  131. Colorado College, Colorado – $23,394
  132. Augustana College, Illinois – $23,517
  133. Otterbein University, Ohio – $23,519
  134. Carroll University, Wisconsin – $23,579
  135. Barnard College, New York – $23,639
  136. Rockhurst University, Missouri – $23,826
  137. Allegheny College, Pennsylvania – $23,850
  138. Davidson College, North Carolina – $23,926
  139. Colgate University, New York – $23,947
  140. Clark University, Massachusetts – $23,979
  141. Seton Hill University, Pennsylvania – $23,984
  142. St Olaf College, Minnesota – $24,042
  143. Wofford College, South Carolina – $24,083
  144. Calvin College, Michigan – $24,115
  145. Pacific Lutheran University, Washington – $24,136
  146. Grinnell College, Iowa – $24,136
  147. Regis University, Colorado – $24,204
  148. Florida Southern College, Florida – $24,442
  149. Taylor University, Indiana – $24,532
  150. Luther College, Iowa – $24,612
  151. Wesleyan University, Connecticut – $24,626
  152. Saint Francis University, Pennsylvania – $24,700
  153. Mills College, California – $24,848
  154. Randolph-Macon College, Virginia – $24,858
  155. Saint Norbert College, Wisconsin – $24,898
  156. Susquehanna University, Pennsylvania – $25,045
  157. Hamilton College, New York – $25,074
  158. Bates College, Maine – $25,100
  159. Wheaton College, Illinois – $25,101
  160. Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts – $25,282
  161. Sewanee-The University of the South, Tennessee – $25,303
  162. The College of Wooster, Ohio – $25,385
  163. Union University, Tennessee – $25,437
  164. Lawrence University, Wisconsin – $25,507
  165. Ohio Wesleyan University, Ohio – $25,568
  166. Emory University, Georgia – $25,572
  167. Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma – $25,637
  168. John Carroll University, Ohio – $25,718
  169. Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio – $25,815
  170. Colby College, Maine – $25,848
  171. Juniata College, Pennsylvania – $25,880
  172. Pitzer College, California – $25,912
  173. Hope College, Michigan – $25,938
  174. St Lawrence University, New York – $25,966
  175. Siena College, New York – $26,137
  176. Washington & Jefferson College, Pennsylvania – $26,222
  177. Smith College, Massachusetts – $26,321
  178. Whitworth University, Washington – $26,394
  179. Bradley University, Illinois – $26,407
  180. Northwestern University, Illinois – $26,423
  181. St John’s University-New York, New York – $26,531
  182. The College of New Jersey, New Jersey – $26,581
  183. University of Rochester, New York – $26,604
  184. Cornell College, Iowa – $26,617
  185. Washington and Lee University, Virginia – $26,659
  186. Carleton College, Minnesota – $26,745
  187. Rhodes College, Tennessee – $26,905
  188. Linfield College-McMinnville Campus, Oregon – $26,979
  189. Gettysburg College, Pennsylvania – $26,986
  190. Macalester College, Minnesota – $27,004
  191. Dartmouth College, New Hampshire – $27,080
  192. George Fox University, Oregon – $27,281
  193. Reed College, Oregon – $27,289
  194. Drake University, Iowa – $27,347
  195. Xavier University, Ohio – $27,391
  196. Gordon College, Massachusetts – $27,517
  197. Illinois Wesleyan University, Illinois – $27,647
  198. Occidental College, California – $27,738
  199. Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania – $27,768
  200. Denison University, Ohio – $27,944
  201. Furman, South Carolina – $28,038
  202. Wake Forest University, North Carolina – $28,082
  203. Roanoke College, Virginia – $28,096
  204. Seattle Pacific University, Washington – $28,105
  205. Goucher College, Maryland – $28,106
  206. Creighton University, Nebraska – $28,254
  207. University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus, Pennsylvania – $28,261
  208. Franklin and Marshall College, Pennsylvania – $28,326
  209. Elizabethtown College, Pennsylvania – $28,383
  210. Assumption College, Massachusetts – $28,590
  211. Hampshire College, Massachusetts – $28,604
  212. Ursinus College, Pennsylvania – $28,627
  213. Brown University, Rhode Island – $28,629
  214. Wheaton College, Massachusetts – $28,649
  215. Kenyon College, Ohio – $28,678
  216. University of Dayton, Ohio – $28,866
  217. Samford University, Alabama – $29,026
  218. Skidmore College, New York – $29,042
  219. Georgetown University, Washington D.C. – $29,283
  220. University of Notre Dame, Indiana – $29,313
  221. University of St Thomas, Minnesota – $29,713
  222. Willamette University, Oregon – $29,718
  223. DePaul University, Illinois – $29,752
  224. Claremont McKenna College, California – $29,961
  225. University of Southern California, California – $29,977
  226. Case Western Reserve University, Ohio – $29,989
  227. Saint Michael’s College, Vermont – $30,019
  228. Pacific University, Oregon – $30,035
  229. Stonehill College, Massachusetts – $30,035
  230. California Lutheran University, California – $30,329
  231. Dickinson College, Pennsylvania – $30,361
  232. Scripps College, California – $30,472
  233. Cornell University, New York – $30,498
  234. Trinity College, Connecticut – $30,530
  235. Hampden-Sydney College, Virginia – $30,674
  236. Point Loma Nazarene University, California – $30,718
  237. Biola University, California – $30,791
  238. Connecticut College, Connecticut – $30,795
  239. Union College, New York – $30,932
  240. Brandeis University, Massachusetts – $31,078
  241. Washington College, Maryland – $31,101
  242. Eckerd College, Florida – $31,151
  243. Butler University, Indiana – $31,211
  244. University of San Francisco, California – $31,254
  245. Tufts University, Massachusetts – $31,298
  246. Hofstra University, New York – $31,815
  247. Lewis & Clark College, Oregon – $31,865
  248. Rollins College, Florida – $31,866
  249. Saint Anselm College, New Hampshire – $31,998
  250. Hobart William Smith Colleges, New York – $32,355
  251. University of Scranton, Pennsylvania – $32,499
  252. Southern Methodist University, Texas – $32,882
  253. Loyola University Maryland, Maryland – $32,920
  254. Tulane University of Louisiana, Louisiana – $32,946
  255. Lafayette College, Pennsylvania – $32,953
  256. College of the Holy Cross, Massachusetts – $33,158
  257. Seattle University, Washington – $33,170
  258. Oberlin College, Ohio – $33,295
  259. Saint Mary’s College of California, California – $33,325
  260. Baylor University, Texas – $33,477
  261. Whitman College, Washington – $33,482
  262. Duke University, North Carolina – $33,665
  263. Loyola University Chicago, Illinois – $33,764
  264. University of San Diego, California – $33,821
  265. Ithaca College, New York – $34,042
  266. Texas Christian University, Texas – $34,129
  267. Belmont University, Tennessee – $34,327
  268. Boston College, Massachusetts – $34,356
  269. Bucknell University, Pennsylvania – $34,502
  270. Catholic University of America, Washington D.C. – $34,542
  271. Pepperdine University, California – $34,808
  272. Westmont College, California – $34,812
  273. Marist College, New York – $34,868
  274. Boston University, Massachusetts – $34,914
  275. George Washington University, Washington D.C. – $35,282
  276. American University, Washington D.C. – $35,325
  277. Elon University, North Carolina – $35,619
  278. Fordham University, New York – $35,932
  279. Yeshiva University, New York – $36,274
  280. Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania – $36,613
  281. Santa Clara University, California – $36,820
  282. Fairfield University, Connecticut – $36,841
  283. University of Puget Sound, Washington – $37,324
  284. New York University, New York – $37,362
  285. Providence College, Rhode Island – $37,476
  286. Loyola Marymount University, California – $38,244
  287. High Point University, North Carolina – $38,492
  288. Gonzaga University, Washington – $39,831
  289. Chapman University, California – $40,769

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