2022 Best Colleges for Botany

274

Graduates Per Year

$48K

Average Salary

#328

Most Popular Major

Popularity

Unpopular

274

96% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

50

74% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

327

Italian Language and Literature

289

328

Botany

274

329

Industrial and Organizational Psychology

273

Cost

Median Cost

$29,346

8% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

212

Fashion Design

$29,350

213

Botany

$29,346

214

Agricultural Engineering

$29,331

Salary

Low Salary

$25,840

33% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

374

Theatre Management

$25,882

375

Botany

$25,840

376

Audiology

$25,751

Professors

Good

4.2/5

5% NATIONAL AVG

Median Student Rating

Highest Student Rated Professors

108

Writing

109

Botany

110

Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

Students

Not Very Diverse

3.5/5

2.51% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

247

Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication

248

Botany

249

Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management

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 and 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 is the most expensive school for botany, at least regarding out of state enrollment. We have a list of the most expensive colleges that could put the expense at University of Vermont into 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 in 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 and 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 and 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.

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North Carolina State University at Raleigh is a very large public university located in Raleigh, NC ranked 134th in the nation. It has a total of 28,147 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 45.13% of applicants. North Carolina State University at Raleigh offers 294 different majors and is best known for its Animal Sciences, Forestry, and Botany programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $6,535 for students from North Carolina and $26,654 for those from out-of-state, North Carolina State University at Raleigh is somewhat moderately high-priced. 73.33% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn near $52,500 per year, which is 26% over the national median.

Raleigh, NC

www.ncsu.edu

A

Rating

45%

Acceptance

39,822

Students

#134

Ranking

$26,654

Tuition

University of Wisconsin-Madison

#2 Best Colleges for Botany

University of Wisconsin-Madison is a very large public university located in Madison, WI ranked 106th in the nation. It has a total of 34,640 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 54.41% of applicants. University of Wisconsin-Madison offers 492 different majors and is best known for its Spanish Language and Literature, Genetics, and French Language and Literature programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $9,273 for in-state students and $36,333 for those from out-of-state, University of Wisconsin-Madison is rather pricey. 81.28% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to make approximately $56,200 per year, which is 35% greater than the national median.

Madison, WI

www.wisc.edu

A

Rating

54%

Acceptance

47,392

Students

#106

Ranking

$36,333

Tuition

University of California-Davis

#3 Best Colleges for Botany

University of California-Davis is a very large public university located in Davis, CA ranked 86th in the nation. It has a total of 32,863 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, with a 38.87% acceptance rate. University of California-Davis offers 311 different majors and is best known for its Design and Visual Communications, Nutrition Sciences, and Biotechnology programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $11,442 for in-state students and $41,196 for those from out-of-state, University of California-Davis is rather costly. 80.59% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to draw more or less $58,200 per year, which is 40% over the national median.

Davis, CA

ucdavis.edu

A+

Rating

39%

Acceptance

40,623

Students

#86

Ranking

$41,196

Tuition

University of Florida

#4 Best Colleges for Botany

University of Florida is a very large public university located in Gainesville, FL ranked 78th in America. It has a total of 38,645 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting just under 3 in every 8 applicants. University of Florida offers 433 different majors and is best known for its Exercise Physiology, Microbiological Sciences and Immunology, and Family and Community Services programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $4,477 for in-state students and $25,694 for those from out-of-state, University of Florida is somewhat moderately pricey. 85.38% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make more or less $56,000 per year, which is 35% above the national median.

Gainesville, FL

www.ufl.edu/

A+

Rating

37%

Acceptance

58,749

Students

#78

Ranking

$25,694

Tuition

University of Hawaii at Manoa

#5 Best Colleges for Botany

University of Hawaii at Manoa is a large public university located in Honolulu, HI ranked 262nd in the United States. It has a total of 15,221 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 58.47% of applicants. University of Hawaii at Manoa offers 232 different majors and is best known for its Japanese Language and Literature, Native American Studies, and Teaching English as a Second Language programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $11,304 for in-state students and $33,336 for those from out-of-state, University of Hawaii at Manoa is somewhat moderately pricey. 58.75% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to bring home about $45,800 per year, which is 10% above the national median.

Honolulu, HI

https://manoa.hawaii.edu/

A-

Rating

58%

Acceptance

20,653

Students

#262

Ranking

$33,336

Tuition

University of California-Riverside

#6 Best Colleges for Botany

University of California-Riverside is a very large public university located in Riverside, CA ranked 185th in America. It has a total of 22,286 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 56.52% of applicants. University of California-Riverside offers 176 different majors and is best known for its Botany, Sustainability Studies, and Hispanic-American Studies programs (nationally ranked 6th, 7th, and 16th respectively). With an annual tuition of $11,442 for students from California and $41,196 for those from out-of-state, University of California-Riverside is rather pricey. 73.32% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to make roughly $49,700 per year, which is 20% over the national median.

Riverside, CA

www.ucr.edu/

A

Rating

57%

Acceptance

25,816

Students

#185

Ranking

$41,196

Tuition

University of Vermont

#7 Best Colleges for Botany

University of Vermont is a large public university located in Burlington, VT ranked 203rd in the nation. It has a total of 13,253 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 67.3% acceptance rate. University of Vermont offers 185 different majors and is best known for its Computer Systems Analysis, Botany, and Radiation Therapy programs (nationally ranked 5th, 7th, and 12th respectively). With an annual tuition of $16,392 for students from Vermont and $41,280 for those from out-of-state, University of Vermont is rather expensive. 70.46% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to make near $47,300 per year, which is 14% greater than the national median.

Burlington, VT

www.uvm.edu

A

Rating

67%

Acceptance

15,698

Students

#203

Ranking

$41,280

Tuition

Purdue University-Main Campus

#8 Best Colleges for Botany

Purdue University-Main Campus is a very large public university located in West Lafayette, IN ranked 133rd in America. It has a total of 35,481 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 59.83% acceptance rate. Purdue University-Main Campus offers 382 different majors and is best known for its Engineering Technologies, Mechanical Engineering Technology, and Computer Graphics programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $9,208 for students from Indiana and $28,010 for those from out-of-state, Purdue University-Main Campus is reasonably expensive. 69.04% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to take in more or less $55,100 per year, which is 33% greater than the national median.

West Lafayette, IN

https://www.purdue.edu

A

Rating

60%

Acceptance

47,412

Students

#133

Ranking

$28,010

Tuition

University of Georgia

#9 Best Colleges for Botany

University of Georgia is a very large public university located in Athens, GA ranked 127th in the United States. It has a total of 32,548 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 45.3% acceptance rate. University of Georgia offers 419 different majors and is best known for its Insurance, Landscape Architecture, and Mathematics Teacher Education programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $9,790 for students from Georgia and $28,830 for those from out-of-state, University of Georgia is reasonably costly. 74.72% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to bring home about $50,500 per year, which is 22% above the national median.

Athens, GA

www.uga.edu

A

Rating

45%

Acceptance

42,708

Students

#127

Ranking

$28,830

Tuition

University of California-Berkeley

#10 Best Colleges for Botany

University of California-Berkeley is a very large public university located in Berkeley, CA ranked 68th in the United States. It has a total of 32,700 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 16.25% of applicants. University of California-Berkeley offers 315 different majors and is best known for its Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Natural Resources and Conservation, and Environmental Studies programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $11,442 for students from California and $41,196 for those from out-of-state, University of California-Berkeley is rather costly. 58.68% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, entering the workforce. After finishing college, alumni go on to take home roughly $64,700 per year, which is 56% above the national median.

Berkeley, CA

www.berkeley.edu

A+

Rating

16%

Acceptance

45,183

Students

#68

Ranking

$41,196

Tuition

Michigan State University

#11 Best Colleges for Botany

Michigan State University is a very large public university located in East Lansing, MI ranked 163rd in the nation. It has a total of 42,492 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 71.12% of applicants. Michigan State University offers 384 different majors and is best known for its Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management, Pre-Law Studies, and Soil Sciences programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $14,460 for in-state students and $39,766 for those from out-of-state, Michigan State University is quite expensive. 76.24% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to make roughly $53,600 per year, which is 29% above the national median.

East Lansing, MI

https://www.msu.edu

A

Rating

71%

Acceptance

55,332

Students

#163

Ranking

$39,766

Tuition

Oregon State University

#12 Best Colleges for Botany

Oregon State University is a very large public university located in Corvallis, OR ranked 9th in Oregon. It has a total of 31,233 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting a little shy of 5/6 of applicants. Oregon State University offers 265 different majors and is best known for its Natural Resources Management and Policy, Construction Engineering, and Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $9,846 for in-state students and $29,346 for those from out-of-state, Oregon State University is somewhat moderately expensive. 56.12% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to bring in near $49,600 per year, which is 19% greater than the national median.

Corvallis, OR

https://oregonstate.edu

B

Rating

82%

Acceptance

38,110

Students

#453

Ranking

$29,346

Tuition

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

#13 Best Colleges for Botany

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is a very large public university located in Minneapolis, MN ranked 137th in the United States. It has a total of 43,828 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 56.74% of applicants. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities offers 520 different majors and is best known for its Computer Systems Analysis, Developmental and Child Psychology, and Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $13,318 for students from Minnesota and $31,616 for those from out-of-state, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is reasonably costly. 73.11% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to take home close to $51,900 per year, which is 25% above the national median.

Minneapolis, MN

https://twin-cities.umn.edu

A

Rating

57%

Acceptance

61,787

Students

#137

Ranking

$31,616

Tuition

University of Washington-Seattle Campus

#14 Best Colleges for Botany

University of Washington-Seattle Campus is a very large public university located in Seattle, WA ranked 110th in the US. It has a total of 39,443 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 51.76% acceptance rate. University of Washington-Seattle Campus offers 687 different majors and is best known for its Informatics, Environmental Science, and Physician Assistant Studies programs, which are all nationally ranked 2nd. With an annual tuition of $10,370 for in-state students and $37,071 for those from out-of-state, University of Washington-Seattle Campus is quite costly. 77.21% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to make more or less $57,700 per year, which is 39% greater than the national median.

Seattle, WA

www.washington.edu

A

Rating

52%

Acceptance

56,315

Students

#110

Ranking

$37,071

Tuition

Miami University-Oxford

#15 Best Colleges for Botany

Miami University-Oxford is a large public university located in Oxford, OH ranked 11th in Ohio. It has a total of 18,631 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 80.39% of applicants. Miami University-Oxford offers 220 different majors and is best known for its Chemistry Teacher Education, Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing, and Gerontology programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $12,879 for in-state students and $32,905 for those from out-of-state, Miami University-Oxford is somewhat moderately pricey. 48.98% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to make close to $47,100 per year, which is 13% above the national median.

Oxford, OH

miamioh.edu

B+

Rating

80%

Acceptance

22,010

Students

#374

Ranking

$32,905

Tuition

University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus

#16 Best Colleges for Botany

University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus is a very large public university located in Norman, OK ranked 2nd in Oklahoma. It has a total of 24,261 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 80.41% acceptance rate. University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus offers 279 different majors and is best known for its Organizational Behavior Studies, Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, and Zoology programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $4,788 for in-state students and $20,169 for those from out-of-state, University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus is reasonably priced. 53.71% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, joining the workforce. Open graduating, alumni go on to take in roughly $51,100 per year, which is 23% over the national median.

Norman, OK

www.ou.edu

B+

Rating

80%

Acceptance

32,189

Students

#397

Ranking

$20,169

Tuition

Humboldt State University

#17 Best Colleges for Botany

Humboldt State University is a mid-sized public institution located in Arcata, CA with a student to faculty ratio of 19 to 1. It has a total of 7,886 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 92.17% of applicants. Humboldt State University offers 66 different majors and is best known for its Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management, Native American Studies, and Botany programs (nationally ranked 12th, 13th, and 17th respectively). With an annual tuition of $5,742 for students from California and $17,622 for those from out-of-state, Humboldt State University is reasonably priced. 54.64% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to generate approximately $36,600 per year, which is 12% below the national median.

Arcata, CA

www.humboldt.edu

C

Rating

92%

Acceptance

8,622

Students

#1654

Ranking

$17,622

Tuition

Utah State University

#18 Best Colleges for Botany

Utah State University is a very large public university located in Logan, UT ranked 5th in Utah. It has a total of 28,949 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting hardly above nine out of ten applicants. Utah State University offers 259 different majors and is best known for its Pre-Law Studies, Home Economics Teacher Education, and Conservation Biology programs (nationally ranked 8th, 8th, and 11th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,292 for in-state students and $21,932 for those from out-of-state, Utah State University is somewhat moderately high-priced. 44.75% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to take in close to $43,200 per year, which is 4% over the national median.

Logan, UT

www.usu.edu

C

Rating

91%

Acceptance

32,963

Students

#1370

Ranking

$21,932

Tuition

Weber State University

#19 Best Colleges for Botany

Weber State University is a very large public college located in Ogden, UT ranked 7th in Utah. It has a total of 35,039 full-time undergraduate students. Weber State University offers 210 different majors and is best known for its Selling Skills and Sales Operations, Family Systems, and International Economics programs (nationally ranked 4th, 8th, and 9th respectively). With an annual tuition of $4,990 for in-state students and $14,973 for those from out-of-state, Weber State University is reasonably priced. 36% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor force. After college, alumni go on to earn approximately $44,500 per year, which is 7% above the national median.

Ogden, UT

www.weber.edu

C

Rating

100%

Acceptance

36,043

Students

#1512

Ranking

$14,973

Tuition

Ohio University-Main Campus

#20 Best Colleges for Botany

Ohio University-Main Campus is a very large public university located in Athens, OH ranked 47th in Ohio. It has a total of 26,046 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 82.07% acceptance rate. Ohio University-Main Campus offers 350 different majors and is best known for its Customer Service Management, Photojournalism, and European Studies programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 4th, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $12,612 for students from Ohio and $22,406 for those from out-of-state, Ohio University-Main Campus is somewhat moderately costly. 47.53% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to make around $40,500 per year, which is 2% under the national median.

Athens, OH

https://www.ohio.edu

C+

Rating

82%

Acceptance

33,920

Students

#1042

Ranking

$22,406

Tuition

New Mexico State University-Main Campus

#21 Best Colleges for Botany

New Mexico State University-Main Campus is a large public university located in Las Cruces, NM ranked 6th in New Mexico. It has a total of 12,885 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting something like 5/9 of applicants. New Mexico State University-Main Campus offers 192 different majors and is best known for its Genetics, Botany, and Community Health Services programs (nationally ranked 19th, 21st, and 26th respectively). With an annual tuition of $5,875 for in-state students and $21,864 for those from out-of-state, New Mexico State University-Main Campus is somewhat moderately high-priced. 31.6% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to take home near $34,600 per year, which is 17% under the national median.

Las Cruces, NM

www.nmsu.edu/

C

Rating

55%

Acceptance

16,143

Students

#1373

Ranking

$21,864

Tuition