Stateuniversity.com put together a list of the most popular journalism schools in the United States. Here they are in order of what percent of the student population is a journalism student.

Top Journalism Schools in the USA

 

12: University of Texas- Austin

11: Ohio University

10: West Virginia Univerity

9: University of Colorado- Boulder

8: Columbia University

7: New York University

6: Penn State University

5: University of Minnesota- Twin Cities

4: Indiana University- Bloomington

3: University of Kansas

2: Northwestern University

1: University of Missouri- Columbia

 

As a current student who has spent a lot of time in the journalism world and taken many journalism classes, here is my advice on a journalism major. If you want to be a journalist, be a journalism major, but also major in something else.

Having knowledge about things such as the arts and sciences are important as they make you well rounded and give you the ability to speak on a lot of topics at length.

Also, internships are really important, which journalism school advisors are usually really good with. Many popular papers in the US come to the top colleges to find people to come work at their papers.

Some of my friends in the journalism program at UNC now work at places like the Atlanta Journal Constitution, The Washington Post, and The New York Times. 

One last piece of advice, try not to pursue a journalism major unless your are almost absolutely sure of it. It is a lot of work, but it also leads to a lot of great rewards.