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4 Great Public Universities for Studying Journalism

If you're a student considering a Journalism major, check out these four public universities with great programs. One of them might be your dream school!

When it comes to choosing the right college and major for you, there are a lot of choices. With all those options, many factors determine whether or not a school is a match for you, such as location and possible job opportunities. If you want to study Journalism and are unsure where you should go, don't worry! Here's a list of four of the best public colleges for studying Journalism.

1. Georgia State University

If you want to attend a great school in a big city, then Georgia State University is a good choice. Georgia State is a public research university located in Atlanta. It’s ranked third among the best schools in Georgia and high in the nation as one of the best schools to study Journalism. There are more than seven University campuses around the Atlanta Metropolitan area, and the main campus is downtown. The University’s Journalism major is one of the most popular among students. Georgia State’s study body is a diverse mix of genders and races. Many ethnically diverse students come to GSU annually, making it one of the most diverse schools in the country.

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2. Arizona State University

If you love the sun and have a goal of visiting the Grand Canyon, then this school might be perfect for you. Arizona State University is a public research university located in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Arizona State's Journalism program has won many awards for being one of the best schools to study Journalism in the nation. At ASU, you can get your certification, bachelor's, master's, and/or doctoral degrees from their range of Journalism programs. Many news corporations and well-known journalists have worked with students from ASU to help them take the extra steps needed to become the best in their field. After pursuing their degrees, just over 85% of students are employed or granted job offers, from copy editors and news anchors to producers and more. 

3. The Missouri School of Journalism, University of Missouri

The University of Missouri is a land-grant research university in Columbia that offers a range of programs in Journalism and Communications through the Missouri School of Journalism. From undergraduate programs to global options, students can dig deeper while pursuing their degrees. Ranked in the top 1% of schools in the country for Journalism, the University produces world-class journalists who are ready for any challenge. The Journalism School is fairly small, with just over 2,200 undergraduate and graduate students. With an acceptance rate around 77%, Mizzou makes it possible for many students to gain admission. Beyond these stats, the environment is just right; the campus sits on 1,262 beautiful acres and is considered to be one of the oldest schools in the world, having been founded in 1839. The University strives to make everyone feel included, regardless of race, sexual orientation, or religion.

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4. The Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Georgia

With over 38,000 total students, the University of Georgia is a very large four-year public school in Athens, Georgia. Founded in 1785, it’s also one of the oldest public universities in the United States. UGA is considered one of the top three best schools for studying Journalism. Its two Journalism programs graduate just over 150 undergraduate students each year, and just about 91% of graduates are employed within six months of completing their education. The Grady College strives to uplift and support different views and serve student diversity to help create learning opportunities, improve character, and have tough conversations.

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These public colleges and universities are considered some of the best in the country to study Journalism, along with many other factors that make them great schools in general. Regardless of where you plan to go to college and no matter the size you prefer, start your search with this list and see if one of them is the right fit for you.  

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Rachel Louissaint

Rachel Louissaint is a sophomore at Dekalb Early College Academy. She has a love for reading and writing and plans to go to college for Journalism.

 

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