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Best Public Affairs Schools

Academic Overview Key Fact

Institutional Characteristics

Next table compares basic academic information between best Public Affairs schools. By school type, There are 5 public and 6 private schools in best Public Affairs schools. By school level, all 11 best Public Affairs schools are 4 years or high institutes.

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Academic Comparison - Public Affairs
NameLocationType/LevelHighest DegreeOffered Degree
University of California-Berkeley Berkeley, CA Public, 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of Georgia Athens, GA Public, 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Indiana University-Bloomington Bloomington, IN Public, 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of Kansas Lawrence, KS Public, 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Harvard University Cambridge, MA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Princeton University Princeton, NJ Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Bachelor, Master, Doctorate
New York University New York, NY Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Syracuse University Syracuse, NY Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of Washington-Seattle Campus Seattle, WA Public, 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate

Key Facts Comparison

The average tuition & fees of best Public Affairs schools is $31,761 for in-state students and $42,675 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance ratio is 38.45% and graduation rate is 85.73%. Next table compares key facts for each schools including acceptance rate, graduation rate, tuition, student to faculty ratio, and student population.

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Key Facts Comparison - Public Affairs
NameTuition & FeesAcceptance RateGraduation RateStudent Faculty RatioStudent Population
University of California-Berkeley$14,170 / $42,18417%92%18%40,154
University of Southern California$54,25917%92%9%43,871
University of Georgia$11,818 / $30,39254%85%18%36,574
Indiana University-Bloomington$10,533 / $34,84579%76%17%49,695
University of Kansas$10,824 / $26,59293%63%17%27,565
Harvard University$48,9495%97%7%29,908
Princeton University$47,1407%97%5%8,181
New York University$50,46432%85%10%50,550
Syracuse University$46,75552%82%15%21,970
Carnegie Mellon University$52,31022%90%10%13,258
University of Washington-Seattle Campus$10,974 / $35,53845%84%17%45,591
Average$2,887 / $3,8803.50%7.79%1.18%3,036
***All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education. Tuition and costs are based on 2017-2018 data and other data is from 2016-2017 data.