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2023 Best Colleges for Animal Sciences

There are about 18,102 students enrolled in Animal Sciences in the USA.

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popularity

Above Average

Compared to national avg.

Diplomas received last year

8,174

Vs. National Avg.

-48%

popularity Rank

#117

cost

Very Affordable

Compared to national avg.

Median degree cost

$21K

Vs. National Avg.

-15%

cost Rank

#310

salary

Below Average

Compared to national avg.

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

$40K

Vs. National Avg.

-1%

salary Rank

#277

professors

Average

Compared to national avg.

Professor Rating

C+

Vs. National Avg.

6%

professors Rank

#182

students

Not Very Diverse

Compared to national avg.

Diversity Rating

C+

Vs. National Avg.

-7%

students Rank

#367

SUMMARY

Choosing to study Animal Sciences is not only a valuable choice, but often a requisite first step for pupils endeavoring to enter a career as a conservation officer, a zoologist, or a film and production animal trainer. In fact, animal sciences is of average popularity coming in at the 69th most popular degree. Last academic year alone, there were 6,605 animal sciences graduates. In-state tuition for animal sciences at private universities is, on average, 2.8 times more pricey than their public peers.

With just 93 universities offering animal sciences there might be a smaller selection of institutions you can choose from. If you are hoping to surround yourself with other animal sciences students, consider looking at colleges in California which have the most undergraduates admitted to animal sciences annually. Zooming out, the best region to pursue animal sciences is in the Southeast region with University of Florida, North Carolina State University at Raleigh, and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University best representing the region. Interestingly, our pick for the top conference to major in animal sciences is the Big Ten Conference with University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Ohio State University-Main Campus, and Purdue University-Main Campus representing the conference. From our list of the best colleges, our belief is that the best university for animal sciences is Cornell University.

The objectively best school might not actually be the 'best' school for every student. There might be tons more factors to weigh when choosing ​university. External stuff such as campus amenities, transportation services, and food might refashion one's choice on which school to attend. Here at Authority, we've evaluated the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you want to know which animal sciences college boasts the top campus, the winner is Michigan State University. If you are primarily interested in which college has the best campus, we have a whole list dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through professor reviews, student reviews, government databases, and more so we can evaluate every major in an unbiased and informative way. Here you can explore our well researched list for the schools with the best student life&nbspand, from that list, our selection for the school with the best student life for animal sciences is Cornell University. Are you curious why? Continue scrolling to find out more about our top selections. Some of our decisions might surprise you.

If price is a major factor in your decisions, you might consider avoiding Cornell University. Cornell University&nbspappears to be our most expensive school for animal sciences, at least for out of state enrollment. We do have a page for the most expensive&nbspschools that might put the expense at Cornell University&nbspinto perspective. For more context, you may want to know that animal sciences is the 217th most expensive program in America, with an average cost of $29,300. On a broader scale, the most expensive state for animal sciences nationally is Vermont with tuition and fees at the primary college, University of Vermont, of $41,280. To zoom out even further, the most costly region for animal sciences is the Mid East region which is best demonstrated with University of Maryland-College Park with a cost of $34,936, Cornell University with a cost of $56,550, and Delaware Valley University with a cost of $38,070.

Our cheapest region for animal sciences is the Southwest region which is represented by Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus with a cost of $5,994, Oklahoma Panhandle State University with a cost of $4,440, and Tarleton State University with a cost of $14,296. On the bright side, the most affordable university for animal sciences is Texas Tech University. Authority.org's full list of the most affordable schools can be found here.

In-state students can anticipate paying in the neighborhood of $10,600 for a degree in animal sciences. The price swells significantly to a median of $25,900 for the out-of-state public-school undergraduate. On that note, our pick for the college with the best value for animal sciences: Cornell University. On this page you will see our comprehensive list of the universities we see as being the best value&nbspoverall. Bear in mind, this section is based on out-of-state tuition costs. The value proposition changes when in-state tuition costs are considered, but we do not know where you live (and are not trying to collect that kind of data).

Earnings for animal sciences majors can cover a wide range, but two years after finishing the degree students will regularly make in the neighborhood of $37,000. There can be much variation in pay; top positions can experience pay up to $69,800. Right out of school, the lowest earning jobs within the animal sciences field make $19,000, which could be worse. The top earning graduates for animal sciences studied at Cornell University&nbspand if you want to find the colleges with all of the highest earning graduates, Authority has that too.

The overall diversity of animal sciences lies pretty bad, arriving in only the 22nd percentile of all majors. The university with the most composite diversity for animal sciences is Cornell University&nbspand here you can find our comprehensive list of the schools with the most diversity. The overall financial diversity of Animal Sciences ranks only in the 85th percentile of all majors. Racial diversity is even further below average in the 24th percentile. White collegians make up the largest proportion, 73%, of students majoring in animal sciences. Additionally, 79% of scholars seeking an animal sciences major are women.

The median score for animal sciences' professors is 4 stars, a rating that is surprisingly the average for all majors; which is a fine. If you are curious about the most popular animal sciences instructor in the country, take a look at Thomas Famula from University of California-Davis. It might surprise you, but the top rated professors of animal sciences by student are at University of California-Davis. As we consider data other than simply rankings it becomes clear that the college with comprehensively the best professors for animal sciences is Cornell University. You can find more detail on our ever evolving ranking methodology for the best overall professors here, along with some of the best examples of professors nationwide.

Finally, the most difficult university to get into for animal sciences is Cornell University. While we are unsure why you would be interested, we have an extensive list for the hardest colleges to get into. That being said, we hope you understand that looking at university with context primarily shaped by superlatives might create issues. We encourage you to read our more nuanced pages on different universities and peruse a few of our background articles on important details to consider as your college search develops.

Top 25 Best Colleges for Animal Sciences

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A+

Rating

#1 2023 Best Colleges for Animal Sciences

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL | www.ufl.edu/

31%

Acceptance

58,857

Students

#76

Ranking

$29K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#2 2023 Best Colleges for Animal Sciences

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY | www.cornell.edu/

11%

Acceptance

24,594

Students

#14

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#3 2023 Best Colleges for Animal Sciences

University of Georgia

Athens, GA | www.uga.edu/

48%

Acceptance

42,941

Students

#120

Ranking

$31K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#4 2023 Best Colleges for Animal Sciences

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Madison, WI | www.wisc.edu/

57%

Acceptance

47,831

Students

#101

Ranking

$39K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#5 2023 Best Colleges for Animal Sciences

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

University Park, PA |

0%

Acceptance

0

Students

#0

Ranking

$0

Tuition

A

Rating

#6 2023 Best Colleges for Animal Sciences

Ohio State University-Main Campus

Columbus, OH | www.osu.edu/

68%

Acceptance

66,017

Students

#194

Ranking

$34K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#7 2023 Best Colleges for Animal Sciences

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Minneapolis, MN | https://twin-cities.umn.edu/

70%

Acceptance

63,760

Students

#159

Ranking

$33K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#8 2023 Best Colleges for Animal Sciences

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Champaign, IL | www.illinois.edu/

63%

Acceptance

57,324

Students

#125

Ranking

$33K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#9 2023 Best Colleges for Animal Sciences

University of California-Davis

Davis, CA | ucdavis.edu/

46%

Acceptance

41,236

Students

#96

Ranking

$44K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#10 2023 Best Colleges for Animal Sciences

University of Maryland-College Park

College Park, MD | www.umd.edu/

51%

Acceptance

44,404

Students

#98

Ranking

$37K

Tuition

A

Rating

#11 2023 Best Colleges for Animal Sciences

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI | https://www.msu.edu/

76%

Acceptance

55,406

Students

#178

Ranking

$40K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#12 2023 Best Colleges for Animal Sciences

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Blacksburg, VA | www.vt.edu/

66%

Acceptance

38,350

Students

#130

Ranking

$33K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#13 2023 Best Colleges for Animal Sciences

Texas A & M University-College Station

College Station, TX | https://www.tamu.edu/

63%

Acceptance

73,308

Students

#123

Ranking

$39K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#14 2023 Best Colleges for Animal Sciences

Purdue University-Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN | https://www.purdue.edu/

67%

Acceptance

49,027

Students

#129

Ranking

$29K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#15 2023 Best Colleges for Animal Sciences

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

New Brunswick, NJ | https://newbrunswick.rutgers.edu/

67%

Acceptance

56,178

Students

#152

Ranking

$32K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#16 2023 Best Colleges for Animal Sciences

Oklahoma State University-Main Campus

Stillwater, OK | www.okstate.edu/

67%

Acceptance

26,463

Students

#453

Ranking

$25K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#17 2023 Best Colleges for Animal Sciences

North Carolina State University at Raleigh

Raleigh, NC | www.ncsu.edu/

46%

Acceptance

40,537

Students

#136

Ranking

$29K

Tuition

A

Rating

#18 2023 Best Colleges for Animal Sciences

University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Amherst, MA | www.umass.edu/

65%

Acceptance

35,781

Students

#218

Ranking

$36K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#19 2023 Best Colleges for Animal Sciences

Clemson University

Clemson, SC | www.clemson.edu/

62%

Acceptance

28,933

Students

#153

Ranking

$39K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#20 2023 Best Colleges for Animal Sciences

University of Connecticut

Storrs, CT | uconn.edu/

56%

Acceptance

29,818

Students

#134

Ranking

$41K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#21 2023 Best Colleges for Animal Sciences

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo, CA | calpoly.edu/

38%

Acceptance

22,817

Students

#114

Ranking

$26K

Tuition

A

Rating

#22 2023 Best Colleges for Animal Sciences

Iowa State University

Ames, IA | www.iastate.edu/

88%

Acceptance

35,319

Students

#375

Ranking

$25K

Tuition

A

Rating

#23 2023 Best Colleges for Animal Sciences

Auburn University

Auburn, AL | www.auburn.edu/

85%

Acceptance

32,840

Students

#276

Ranking

$32K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#24 2023 Best Colleges for Animal Sciences

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX | www.ttu.edu/

70%

Acceptance

41,909

Students

#406

Ranking

$24K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#25 2023 Best Colleges for Animal Sciences

University of Delaware

Newark, DE | www.udel.edu/

66%

Acceptance

26,527

Students

#142

Ranking

$36K

Tuition

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