Top Colleges for Communications Majors: School List
Bachelor's degree programs in communication include such areas of study as public relations, media studies, journalism, visual communications and advertising. Some schools offer a communications major with a variety of concentration options, while others offer each field as a distinctive major. Minors and interdisciplinary programs are often available.
Top Schools and Programs for Communication Majors
1. University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia
The University of Pennsylvania is a private university established by Benjamin Franklin in the 18th century. It was ranked number four in the nation among all universities in 2010, according to U.S. News & World Report. Although the Annenberg School for Communications is widely regarded for its graduate programs, the school also offers an undergraduate communications major.
After completing foundational courses, students choose a concentration, such as health communications, political communications, media studies, or communications and public service. Through a partnership with the School of Design and the School of Engineering and Applied Science, students may also major in digital media design.
- Address: One College Hall, Philadelphia, PA 19104
- Phone Number: (215) 898-5000
2. The University of Texas at Austin
The University of Texas at Austin is well-recognized academically, ranking 47th among the best universities in the nation in 2010 according to U.S. News & World Report and 25th among the best value in public colleges in 2009 according to Kiplinger. The College of Communications has many departments, all of which offer undergraduate majors. Students may major in advertising, public relations, communication sciences, journalism or radio-television-film. Students may also choose a minor in another department or participate in one of the many interdisciplinary certificate programs offered by other UT Austin colleges.
- Address: The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712
- Phone Number: (512) 471-3434
List of 20 Good Schools for Communication Majors
|School Name||Total Student Enrollment||Address||Phone Number|
|The University of Texas at Austin||49,984||Austin, TX 78712||(512) 471-3434|
|Michigan State University||46,510||East Lansing, MI 48824||(517) 355-1855|
|Pennsylvania State University - Main Campus||44,406||201 Old Main, University Park, PA 16802||(814) 865-4700|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign||43,246||601 E. John St., Champaign, IL 61820||(217) 333-1000|
|New York University||42,189||70 Washington Sq. South, New York, NY 10012||(212) 998-1212|
|University of Wisconsin - Madison||41,620||500 Lincoln Dr., Madison, WI 53706||(608) 262-1234|
|Purdue University - Main Campus||41,433||Hovde Hall of Administration, West Lafayette, IN 47907||(765) 494-4600|
|University of Michigan - Ann Arbor||41,028||Ann Arbor, MI 48109||(734) 764-1817|
|University of Arizona||38,057||1401 E. University, Tucson, AZ 85721||(520) 621-2211|
|University of Maryland - University College||34,172||3501 University Blvd. East, Adelphi, MD 20783||(301) 985-7000|
|University of Southern California||33,747||University Park, Los Angeles, CA 90089||(213) 740-2311|
|University of Colorado at Boulder||32,469||Boulder, CO 80309||(303) 492-1411|
|University of Missouri - Columbia||30,130||105 Jesse Hall, Columbia, MI 65211||30130|
|University of Iowa||29,152||101 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, IA 52242||(319) 335-3500|
|University of California - San Diego||27,520||9500 Gilman Dr., La Jolla, CA 92093||(858) 534-2230|
|University of Pennsylvania||24,107||One College Hall, Philadelphia, PA 19104||(215) 898-5000|
|University of California - Santa Barbara||21,868||Santa Barbara, CA 93106||(805) 893-8000|
|Cornell University||20,273||Ithaca, NY 14853||(607) 255-2000|
|Northwestern University||19,291||633 Clark St, Evanston, IL 60208||(847) 491-3741|
|Carnegie Mellon University||10,875||5000 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213||(412) 268-2000|
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