2022 Best Colleges in Public Affairs Study

The following table lists the best colleges in Public Affairs programs. The "-" value in other columns means that the corresponding data has not been reported or the school does not have programs for the values.
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RankCollege NameUndergraduate Tuition & FeesGraduate Tuition & FeesSAT ScoreAcceptance RatePopulationGraduation RateStudent to Faculty Ratio
1Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY
Private, 4 years
$57,591$42,9541,31059.0%21,32283%15 to 1
2Indiana University-Bloomington
Bloomington, IN
Public, 4 years
$38,352$33,3521,27085.0%43,06480%16 to 1
3Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
Private, 4 years
$55,587$52,1701,5304.0%30,39198%5 to 1
4University of Georgia
Athens, GA
Public, 4 years
$31,108$27,4641,36040.0%39,14787%17 to 1
5Princeton University
Princeton, NJ
Private, 4 years
$56,010$58,7901,5154.0%7,85398%4 to 1
6New York University
New York, NY
Private, 4 years
$56,500$38,2061,51013.0%52,77588%8 to 1
7University of California-Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
Public, 4 years
$43,980$29,2621,42014.0%42,32792%19 to 1
8University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
Private, 4 years
$61,503$61,3961,47513.0%46,28792%9 to 1
9Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA
Private, 4 years
$58,924$47,3471,52014.0%13,51993%5 to 1
10University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS
Public, 4 years
$28,034$25,0071,21092.0%26,74463%17 to 1
11University of Washington-Seattle Campus
Seattle, WA
Public, 4 years
$39,906$30,9121,32753.0%48,14982%20 to 1
Average$47,954$40,6241,40435.5%33,78087%12 to 1

What is Public Affairs Program?

The public management, leadership and policy major is designed to develop students' skills in the areas of public management, leadership and policy, while providing additional training in data analysis, economics and public finance. The major provides students with professional, managerial and analytical skills, along with specialized knowledge in a policy or management area.