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2023 Best Colleges for Botany

There are about 1,275 students enrolled in Botany in the USA.

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popularity

Not Very Popular

Compared to national avg.

Diplomas received last year

753

Vs. National Avg.

-95%

popularity Rank

#311

cost

Average

Compared to national avg.

Median degree cost

$29K

Vs. National Avg.

20%

cost Rank

#154

salary

Average

Compared to national avg.

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

$45K

Vs. National Avg.

13%

salary Rank

#126

professors

Above Average

Compared to national avg.

Professor Rating

B-

Vs. National Avg.

23%

professors Rank

#62

students

Not Very Diverse

Compared to national avg.

Diversity Rating

C+

Vs. National Avg.

-2%

students Rank

#295

SUMMARY

Studying Botany is not only a valuable choice, but typically a necessary first step for undergraduates trying to begin a career as a landscape designer, an agronomist, or a horticulturist. In fact, nationally, botany is a ​unique major ranking as the 328th most popular degree. Last year, there were 274 botany diplomas received. In-state tuition at public universities is, on average, Infinity times more pricey than their private equivalents.

With just 50 universities having programs for botany you might have a more finite list of the institutions which will have a degree program for you. If you are looking to immerse yourself with other botany students, consider colleges in California which have more undergrads admitted to botany than any other state. More generally, the best region to pursue botany is in the Far West region with University of California-Davis, Humboldt State University, and Oregon State University best representing the region. Interestingly, our pick for the best conference to major in botany is the Big Ten Conference with Michigan State University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Purdue University-Main Campus representing the conference. That said, our belief is that the best university for botany is University of California-Berkeley. You might also want to check out our list of best colleges.

The overall best school does not mean it is the 'best' school for you. There might be lots of factors to weigh when deciding on school. Features such as campus amenities, transportation services, and food would definitely affect your decision on which college to attend. Here at Authority, we've evaluated the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you are interested in which botany university is home to the top college campus, the answer is Michigan State University. If, for example, you are primarily interested in which college has the top campus, then we have a whole page dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through government databases, student reviews, professor reviews, and more to compare each major in an unbiased and informative way. Here you can find our well researched list for the colleges with the best student life&nbspand our selection of the college with the best student life for botany is University of Florida. Curious why? Continue scrolling to find out more about our top recommendations. Many of our picks just might shock you.

If cost is a major factor in your decisions, you might be cautious about University of Vermont. University of Vermont&nbspis the most expensive school for botany, at least regarding out of state enrollment. We have a list of the most expensive&nbspcolleges that could put the expense at University of Vermont&nbspinto perspective. Additionally, you could want to know that botany is the 213th most expensive major in the US, with an average expense of $29,300. To zoom out a little, the most costly state for botany in the nation is Vermont with costs at the primary school, University of Vermont, of $41,280. Even more broadly, the most costly region for botany is unfortunately unavailable due to missing data.

Our cheapest region for botany is the Rocky Mountains region which is represented by Utah State University with a cost of $21,087 and Weber State University with a cost of $14,973. More optimistically, the most affordable college for botany is Weber State University. Our entire list of the most affordable colleges can be found here.

In-state students can expect to pay about $11,600 for a degree in botany. That cost deflates intensely to a median of $32,100 for an out-of-state public-school undergraduate. On that note, our selection for the university representing the best value for botany: University of California-Davis. On this page you will find our comprehensive list on the colleges we believe to be the best value&nbspin general. Bear in mind, this idea is predicated on out-of-state tuition costs. The value proposition changes when it comes to in-state tuition, but we do not know in which states any one student has residency.

Earnings for botany majors can cover a wide range, but within two-years of finishing the degree graduates will often make around $47,800. There can be much variation in salary; top positions can experience pay up to $84,900. Even straight out of school, the lowest earning positions within the botany space make $27,000, which could be worse. The top earning graduates from botany studied at University of California-Berkeley&nbspand if you are looking for universities with all of the highest earning graduates, Authority has that too.

The all-around diversity of botany lies subpar, coming within the 37th percentile of all programs. The college with the highest composite diversity for botany is University of Hawaii at Manoa&nbspand here you can find our comprehensive list of the universities with the most diversity. The financial diversity of the Botany major only stands in the 90th percentile of all majors. Racial diversity is even further below average in the 32nd percentile. White collegians make up the largest share at 67% of students studying botany. Additionally, 53% of undergraduates seeking a botany major are women.

The median rating for botany professors is 4.2 stars, a rating that is 5% higher than the average for all majors; this is a good score. If you are interested in the most popular botany professor in the nation, take a look at Johan Leveau at University of California-Davis. This might come as a shock, but the highest ranked instructors for botany according to students are at University of California-Davis. As we consider information other than just rankings it becomes clear that the university with the overall best instructors for botany is University of California-Davis. One can find an explanation of our evolving ranking methodology for the best overall professors here, along with some of the best instructors in the U.S.

Finally, the most difficult school to get into for botany is University of California-Berkeley. While we are unsure why you would be interested, we do have a comprehensive list for the hardest colleges to get into. That being said, we do hope you believe that approaching academics with a lens only derived from superlatives might cause problems. We hope you read our more focused pages on different schools and read a few of our background articles on essential things to look for as your university search develops.

Top 25 Best Colleges for Botany

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A+

Rating

#1 2023 Best Colleges for Botany

University of Georgia

Athens, GA | www.uga.edu/

48%

Acceptance

42,941

Students

#120

Ranking

$31K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#2 2023 Best Colleges for Botany

University of Washington-Seattle Campus

Seattle, WA | www.washington.edu/

56%

Acceptance

56,554

Students

#108

Ranking

$39K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#3 2023 Best Colleges for Botany

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL | www.ufl.edu/

31%

Acceptance

58,857

Students

#76

Ranking

$29K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#4 2023 Best Colleges for Botany

University of California-Berkeley

Berkeley, CA | www.berkeley.edu/

17%

Acceptance

45,878

Students

#55

Ranking

$44K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#5 2023 Best Colleges for Botany

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Madison, WI | www.wisc.edu/

57%

Acceptance

47,831

Students

#101

Ranking

$39K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#6 2023 Best Colleges for Botany

Purdue University-Main Campus

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

67%

Acceptance

49,027

Students

#129

Ranking

$29K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#7 2023 Best Colleges for Botany

University of California-Irvine

Irvine, CA | www.uci.edu/

30%

Acceptance

39,059

Students

#77

Ranking

$44K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#8 2023 Best Colleges for Botany

University of Maryland-College Park

College Park, MD | www.umd.edu/

51%

Acceptance

44,404

Students

#98

Ranking

$37K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#9 2023 Best Colleges for Botany

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

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

70%

Acceptance

63,760

Students

#159

Ranking

$33K

Tuition

A

Rating

#10 2023 Best Colleges for Botany

Michigan State University

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

76%

Acceptance

55,406

Students

#178

Ranking

$40K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#11 2023 Best Colleges for Botany

University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus

Norman, OK | www.ou.edu/

83%

Acceptance

31,445

Students

#440

Ranking

$27K

Tuition

A

Rating

#12 2023 Best Colleges for Botany

Ohio State University-Main Campus

Columbus, OH | www.osu.edu/

68%

Acceptance

66,017

Students

#194

Ranking

$34K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#13 2023 Best Colleges for Botany

North Carolina State University at Raleigh

Raleigh, NC | www.ncsu.edu/

46%

Acceptance

40,537

Students

#136

Ranking

$29K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#14 2023 Best Colleges for Botany

Connecticut College

New London, CT | www.conncoll.edu/

38%

Acceptance

1,928

Students

#91

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#15 2023 Best Colleges for Botany

University of California-Davis

Davis, CA | ucdavis.edu/

46%

Acceptance

41,236

Students

#96

Ranking

$44K

Tuition

B

Rating

#16 2023 Best Colleges for Botany

Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, MS | https://www.msstate.edu/

80%

Acceptance

24,449

Students

#772

Ranking

$24K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#17 2023 Best Colleges for Botany

Oklahoma State University-Main Campus

Stillwater, OK | www.okstate.edu/

67%

Acceptance

26,463

Students

#453

Ranking

$25K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#18 2023 Best Colleges for Botany

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Lincoln, NE | www.unl.edu/

78%

Acceptance

32,498

Students

#399

Ranking

$27K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#19 2023 Best Colleges for Botany

Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR | https://oregonstate.edu/

82%

Acceptance

37,586

Students

#432

Ranking

$31K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#20 2023 Best Colleges for Botany

Washington State University

Pullman, WA | wsu.edu/

80%

Acceptance

35,394

Students

#513

Ranking

$27K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#21 2023 Best Colleges for Botany

Union University

Jackson, TN | www.uu.edu/

58%

Acceptance

3,665

Students

#414

Ranking

$35K

Tuition

B

Rating

#22 2023 Best Colleges for Botany

University of Wyoming

Laramie, WY | www.uwyo.edu/

94%

Acceptance

13,616

Students

#869

Ranking

$20K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#23 2023 Best Colleges for Botany

Colorado State University-Fort Collins

Fort Collins, CO | colostate.edu/

84%

Acceptance

37,806

Students

#426

Ranking

$31K

Tuition

C+

Rating

#24 2023 Best Colleges for Botany

Ohio University-Main Campus

Athens, OH | https://www.ohio.edu/

87%

Acceptance

31,679

Students

#1217

Ranking

$22K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#25 2023 Best Colleges for Botany

University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY | www.uky.edu/

96%

Acceptance

32,756

Students

#518

Ranking

$31K

Tuition

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