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Best Colleges for Journalism

Whether you dream of being the next great investigative reporter, White House correspondent, or SportsCenter anchor, your path begins with an undergraduate degree in journalism. For better or for worse, the journalism field is changing rapidly, with traditional newspaper reporting giving way to social media, video content, podcasts, and other new media advances. The lines between print and broadcast journalism have blurred creating a need for a new generation of versatile, multi-talented individuals. Our list of the Best Colleges for Journalism includes some of most long-revered journalism schools in the country: SI Newhouse (Syracuse), the Missouri School of Journalism, and the Medill School of Journalism (Northwestern), as well as lesser-known but still top-notch journalism schools across the United States.

Click the links below for more information about each college’s journalism program. Click here to read our methodology.

American University

Arizona State University

Boston University

Emerson College

George Washington University

Hofstra University

Indiana University

Lehigh University

New York University

Northeastern University

Northwestern University

Penn State University

Syracuse University

University of Colorado Boulder

University of Florida

University of Georgia

University of Maryland

University of Pennsylvania

University of Missouri

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University of Southern California

University of Texas at Austin

University of Wisconsin – Madison

Washington and Lee University

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