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What are the best schools for sports broadcasting?
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I'm a sophomore who is very competitive, with a 3.96 GPA on a 4.0 scale. I've wanted to be a sports broadcaster for the longest time, and would like some recommendations! I also wouldn't mind a combined Communications/Business major, either.

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I recently read that Syracuse has a good sports broadcasting program and they also do have good majors offered there. It is also very highly ranked which is a bonus.

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I agree with the other posters, Syracuse is probably one of the best schools to look into for sports broadcasting. My uncle actually went there (he works as a media and TV producer though) and has been able to be involved with all sorts of sporting events. Other schools you might want to look into are Northwestern University (their undergrad journalism is supposed to be one of the most rigorous in the country), University of Missouri (has the oldest school of journalism I believe), Arizona State University also has a great program and will be considerably cheaper to attend than most of the other schools I mentioned. Finally, University of Southern California could be a good place to look too but also will be expensive!

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Based on my limited knowledge of sports broadcasting, Syracuse University and Missouri School of Journalism because several well-known sports in the industry have graduated from both schools over the last few decades. Syracuse is both prestigious and highly selective, but based on your GPA and competitive nature, I assume your academics are pretty solid. I would suggest looking into these schools and narrow things down based on preferences, available majors and program rigor. Hopefully that can give you a better idea on what school is the best fit!