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2022 Best Colleges for Earth Sciences

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6,574

Graduates Per Year

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$56K

Average Salary

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#70

Most Popular Major

Popularity

Popular

6,574

7% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

456

138% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

69

Animal Sciences

6,605

70

Earth Sciences

6,574

71

International Business

6,509

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TOP

50

Cost

Very Expensive

$50,872

59% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

37

Near and Middle Eastern Studies

$50,920

38

Earth Sciences

$50,872

Salary

Average Salary

$39,801

3% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

120

Hydrology

$39,801

121

Earth Sciences

$39,801

122

Plant Sciences

$39,598

Professors

Bad

3.9/5

2.5% NATIONAL AVG

Median Student Rating

Highest Student Rated Professors

248

Biological and Physical Sciences

249

Earth Sciences

250

Geography and Cartography

Students

Average Diversity

3.7/5

2.41% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

206

Missionary Studies

207

Earth Sciences

208

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SUMMARY

A degree in Earth Sciences is a valuable choice and generally a necessary first step for undergraduates intending to enter a career as a geophysicists, a seismologist, or a mineralogist. In fact, nationally, earth sciences is of average popularity coming in at the 70th most popular major. Last year, there were 6,574 earth sciences diplomas received. In-state tuition for earth sciences at private colleges is, on average, 4.9 times more spendy than their public fellows.

There are 456 institutions which offer earth sciences. This number of universities is fairly average in terms of the number of institutions which offer each degree. If you're looking to surround yourself with other earth sciences students, consider looking at colleges in California which have the most undergrads admitted to earth sciences annually. Zooming out, the top region to study earth sciences is in the Far West region with Washington State University, University of Washington-Seattle Campus, and Western Washington University best representing the region. Interestingly, our selection of the best conference to study earth sciences is the Pacific-12 Conference with University of Colorado Boulder, Washington State University, and University of Washington-Seattle Campus representing the conference. From our comprehensive list of the best colleges, our choice for the best university for earth sciences is Stanford University.

The objectively 'best' school does not have to be the 'best' school for you. There might be tons more angels to consider when selecting school. External stuff like campus amenities, transportation services, and food might definitely impact one's thoughts on where to go to university. Here at authority.org, we have evaluated the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you are interested in which earth sciences school boasts the best campus, the answer is Stanford University. If, for example, you are mostly interested in which school boasts the top campus, we have an entire list dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through government databases, student reviews, professor reviews, and more so we can compare all U.S. majors in an unbiased and informative way. You can find our well researched list for the universities with the best student life here and, from that list, our pick of the school with the best student life for earth sciences is Cornell University. Are you curious why? Continue scrolling to learn more about Authority's top selections. Many of our picks will probably shock you.

If cost is a primary factor in your decisions, you might be cautious about Columbia University in the City of New York. Columbia University in the City of New York is our most expensive university for earth sciences, at least regarding out of state attendance. That being said, we have an entire list of the most expensive colleges that could put the expense at Columbia University in the City of New York into perspective. Additionally, you may care to know that earth sciences is the 38th most expensive degree in the nation, with an average associated cost of $50,900. To zoom out a little, the most costly state for earth sciences in the country is Vermont with expenses at the main two colleges Middlebury College and University of Vermont of $55,790 and $41,280 respectively. Even more broadly, the most expensive region of the U.S. for earth sciences is the New England region which is best demonstrated with Tufts University with a cost of $57,324, Williams College with a cost of $56,970, and Brown University with a cost of $57,112.

Our cheapest region for earth sciences is the Rocky Mountains region which is represented by Brigham Young University-Idaho with a cost of $4,208, Brigham Young University-Provo with a cost of $5,790, and Weber State University with a cost of $14,973. In better news, the most affordable school for earth sciences is Mississippi State University. Authority.org's full list of the most affordable schools can be explored here.

In-state learners can expect to pay around $10,200 for a degree in earth sciences. That price swells intensely to a median of $24,400 for the out-of-state public-school student. Our pick for the school representing the best value for earth sciences: Stanford University. Here you will see our comprehensive list of the colleges we see as being the best value in general. Bear in mind, this discussion is based on being an out-of-state student. A discussion of value changes when it comes to in-state tuition, but we do not know where you live (and are not trying to collect that kind of data).

Earnings for earth sciences students can cover a wide range, but two-years after graduation graduates will typically make in the neighborhood of $56,000. While there is a lot of variation in earnings potential; highest paid earners can bring in up to $110,200. Even right out of college, the lowest end positions within the earth sciences field earn $28,000, which is an alright wage. The highest earning graduates for earth sciences studied at Stanford University and if you want to find the colleges with all of the highest earning graduates, Authority has that too.

The overall diversity of earth sciences sits subpar, being within the 48th percentile of all programs. The school with the highest composite diversity for earth sciences is Brown University and here you can find our comprehensive list of the schools with the most diversity. The financial diversity of Earth Sciences ranks only in the 44th percentile compared to all other majors. Racial diversity is even lower in the 40th percentile. White undergraduates make up the largest share, 65%, of those majoring in earth sciences. Additionally, 56% of undergrads pursuing an earth sciences degree are men.

The median ranking for earth sciences professors is 3.9 stars, which is 2% worse than the average across all majors; which is a subpar ranking. If you want the most popular earth sciences professor in the country, consider looking up Isabelle Sacramentogrilo from San Diego State University. It might surprise you, but the highest ranked earth sciences professors from student rankings come from Santa Monica College. If we incorporate data other than simply rankings it becomes clear that the college possessing comprehensively the best professors for earth sciences is Stanford University. One can find more detail on our ever evolving ranking methodology of the best overall professors here, along with many of the best examples of professors in the country.

Finally, the hardest school to get into for earth sciences is Stanford University. While we are unsure why you would be interested, we have a comprehensive list of the hardest colleges to get into. That being said, we do hope you believe that considering college from examples primarily shaped by superlatives could be said to be the root of many of higher education's fundamental issues. We hope you look at some of our other pages on different topics and read a couple of our background pages on useful things to look out for as you continue your school search.

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Stanford University

#1 Best Colleges for Earth Sciences

Stanford University is a large private university located in Stanford, CA ranked 2nd in the nation. It has a total of 8,290 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting 4.34% of applicants. Stanford University offers 227 different majors and is best known for its Human Biology, Industrial Management, and Earth Sciences programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $52,857 per year, Stanford University is exceptionally pricey. 89.2% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to make roughly $94,000 per year, which is 126% above the national median.

Stanford, CA

www.stanford.edu/

A+

Rating

4%

Acceptance

20,993

Students

#2

Ranking

$52,857

Tuition

Texas A & M University-College Station

#2 Best Colleges for Earth Sciences

Texas A & M University-College Station is a very large public university located in College Station, TX ranked 124th in America. It has a total of 56,527 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting something like four sevenths of applicants. Texas A & M University-College Station offers 409 different majors and is best known for its Construction Engineering Technology, Fitness Administration, and Petroleum Engineering programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $8,532 for students from Texas and $34,981 for those from out-of-state, Texas A & M University-College Station is somewhat moderately pricey. 76.91% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to bring in about $58,000 per year, which is 40% over the national median.

College Station, TX

https://www.tamu.edu

A

Rating

58%

Acceptance

73,267

Students

#124

Ranking

$34,981

Tuition

California Institute of Technology

#3 Best Colleges for Earth Sciences

California Institute of Technology is a small private university located in Pasadena, CA ranked 19th in the United States. It has a total of 989 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting slightly north of 1 in 20 applicants. California Institute of Technology offers 93 different majors and is best known for its Computational Mathematics, Astrophysics, and Physics programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $52,506 per year, California Institute of Technology is very expensive. After college, alumni go on to take home near $85,900 per year, which is 107% over the national median.

Pasadena, CA

www.caltech.edu

A+

Rating

6%

Acceptance

2,334

Students

#19

Ranking

$52,506

Tuition

Columbia University in the City of New York

#4 Best Colleges for Earth Sciences

Columbia University in the City of New York is a very large private university located in New York, NY ranked 9th in the United States. It has a total of 8,628 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, with a 5.45% acceptance rate. Columbia University in the City of New York offers 467 different majors and is best known for its Sustainability Studies, Art History, and Slavic, Baltic and Albanian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $58,920 per year, Columbia University in the City of New York is exceptionally high-priced. 78.72% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to bring home around $83,300 per year, which is 101% greater than the national median.

New York, NY

www.columbia.edu

A+

Rating

5%

Acceptance

33,301

Students

#9

Ranking

$58,920

Tuition

University of Washington-Seattle Campus

#5 Best Colleges for Earth Sciences

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

The University of Texas at Austin

#6 Best Colleges for Earth Sciences

The University of Texas at Austin is a very large public university located in Austin, TX ranked 81st in America. It has a total of 43,132 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting barely below 1 out of every 3 applicants. The University of Texas at Austin offers 339 different majors and is best known for its Communication Sciences and Disorders, Writing, and Accounting programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $10,824 for students from Texas and $38,326 for those from out-of-state, The University of Texas at Austin is quite expensive. 77.77% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to earn more or less $58,200 per year, which is 40% above the national median.

Austin, TX

www.utexas.edu

A+

Rating

32%

Acceptance

55,128

Students

#81

Ranking

$38,326

Tuition

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

#8 Best Colleges for Earth Sciences

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus is a very large public university located in University Park, PA ranked 230th in the US. It has a total of 42,805 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 75.94% of applicants. Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus offers 481 different majors and is best known for its Architectural Engineering, Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, and Foreign Language Teacher Education programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $17,416 for students from Pennsylvania and $34,480 for those from out-of-state, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus is reasonably expensive. 60.08% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn around $50,100 per year, which is 21% above the national median.

University Park, PA

www.psu.edu/

A-

Rating

76%

Acceptance

49,935

Students

#230

Ranking

$34,480

Tuition

Yale University

#9 Best Colleges for Earth Sciences

Yale University is a large private university located in New Haven, CT ranked 4th in the United States. It has a total of 6,748 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting 6.08% of applicants. Yale University offers 297 different majors and is best known for its American Studies, Religious Studies, and History programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $55,500 per year, Yale University is very pricey. 89.63% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to generate about $83,200 per year, which is 100% greater than the national median.

New Haven, CT

https://www.yale.edu

A+

Rating

6%

Acceptance

14,389

Students

#4

Ranking

$55,500

Tuition

Princeton University

#10 Best Colleges for Earth Sciences

Princeton University is a mid-sized private university located in Princeton, NJ ranked 5th in the nation. It has a total of 5,535 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting 5.78% of applicants. Princeton University offers 125 different majors and is best known for its Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Molecular Biology, and Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $51,870 per year, Princeton University is extremely costly. 88.56% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, entering the labor force. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn more or less $74,700 per year, which is 80% greater than the national median.

Princeton, NJ

www.princeton.edu

A+

Rating

6%

Acceptance

8,720

Students

#5

Ranking

$51,870

Tuition

Mississippi State University

#11 Best Colleges for Earth Sciences

Mississippi State University is a very large public university located in Mississippi State, MS ranked 3rd in Mississippi. It has a total of 19,952 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 53.86% of applicants. Mississippi State University offers 174 different majors and is best known for its Business Teacher Education, Veterinary Technology, and Agricultural Production Operations programs (nationally ranked 1st, 4th, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $8,800 for in-state students and $23,840 for those from out-of-state, Mississippi State University is somewhat moderately high-priced. 51.18% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to earn about $40,200 per year, which is 3% below the national median.

Mississippi State, MS

https://www.msstate.edu

B

Rating

54%

Acceptance

24,251

Students

#475

Ranking

$23,840

Tuition

Brown University

#12 Best Colleges for Earth Sciences

Brown University is a large private university located in Providence, RI ranked 12th in the US. It has a total of 7,428 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting 7.07% of applicants. Brown University offers 265 different majors and is best known for its Entrepreneurship, African Studies, and Latin American and Caribbean Studies programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $57,112 per year, Brown University is very high-priced. 87.69% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, joining the labor force. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn about $67,500 per year, which is 63% greater than the national median.

Providence, RI

www.brown.edu

A+

Rating

7%

Acceptance

10,760

Students

#12

Ranking

$57,112

Tuition

University of Pennsylvania

#13 Best Colleges for Earth Sciences

University of Pennsylvania is a very large private university located in Philadelphia, PA ranked 8th in the US. It has a total of 14,000 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, with a 7.66% acceptance rate. University of Pennsylvania offers 355 different majors and is best known for its Finance, Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, and Philosophy programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $51,156 per year, University of Pennsylvania is exceptionally pricey. 81.13% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor force. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn more or less $85,900 per year, which is 107% greater than the national median.

Philadelphia, PA

www.upenn.edu

A+

Rating

8%

Acceptance

29,813

Students

#8

Ranking

$51,156

Tuition

University of California-San Diego

#14 Best Colleges for Earth Sciences

University of California-San Diego is a very large public university located in La Jolla, CA ranked 66th in America. It has a total of 31,840 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, with a 31.48% acceptance rate. University of California-San Diego offers 228 different majors and is best known for its Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Global Studies, and Cognitive Science 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-San Diego is quite pricey. 78.44% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, entering the workforce. After graduation, alumni go on to bring home about $59,900 per year, which is 44% above the national median.

La Jolla, CA

www.ucsd.edu

A+

Rating

31%

Acceptance

39,811

Students

#66

Ranking

$41,196

Tuition

Duke University

#15 Best Colleges for Earth Sciences

Duke University is a large private university located in Durham, NC ranked 6th in America. It has a total of 7,338 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, with a 7.6% acceptance rate. Duke University offers 242 different majors and is best known for its Public Policy Analysis, Computer Engineering, and Education programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $55,880 per year, Duke University is very expensive. 94.41% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn close to $84,400 per year, which is 103% above the national median.

Durham, NC

WWW.DUKE.EDU

A+

Rating

8%

Acceptance

18,159

Students

#6

Ranking

$55,880

Tuition

Dartmouth College

#16 Best Colleges for Earth Sciences

Dartmouth College is a mid-sized private university located in Hanover, NH ranked 14th in the US. It has a total of 4,797 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, with a 7.93% acceptance rate. Dartmouth College offers 113 different majors and is best known for its Engineering Science, Latin American Studies, and Native American Studies programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $55,605 per year, Dartmouth College is extremely expensive. 90.38% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, entering the workforce. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to take home more or less $75,500 per year, which is 82% greater than the national median.

Hanover, NH

www.dartmouth.edu

A+

Rating

8%

Acceptance

7,081

Students

#14

Ranking

$55,605

Tuition

Washington University in St Louis

#17 Best Colleges for Earth Sciences

Washington University in St Louis is a large private university located in Saint Louis, MO ranked 15th in the nation. It has a total of 8,774 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 13.85% of applicants. Washington University in St Louis offers 291 different majors and is best known for its Anthropology, Design and Visual Communications, and Environmental Biology programs, which are all nationally ranked 2nd. With an annual tuition of $54,250 per year, Washington University in St Louis is exceptionally costly. 88.9% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to bring in approximately $70,100 per year, which is 69% greater than the national median.

Saint Louis, MO

www.wustl.edu

A+

Rating

14%

Acceptance

17,794

Students

#15

Ranking

$54,250

Tuition

University of Chicago

#18 Best Colleges for Earth Sciences

University of Chicago is a large private university located in Chicago, IL ranked 10th in the nation. It has a total of 7,674 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting 6.17% of applicants. University of Chicago offers 218 different majors and is best known for its Econometrics and Quantitative Economics, Economics, and Counseling Psychology programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $57,642 per year, University of Chicago is exceptionally expensive. 79.52% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, entering the labor force. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn more or less $68,100 per year, which is 64% over the national median.

Chicago, IL

WWW.UCHICAGO.EDU

A+

Rating

6%

Acceptance

19,659

Students

#10

Ranking

$57,642

Tuition

Carleton College

#19 Best Colleges for Earth Sciences

Carleton College is a small private liberal arts college located in Northfield, MN ranked 38th in the US. It has a total of 2,129 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting a tad shy of 1/5th of applicants. Carleton College offers 35 different majors and is best known for its International Relations and Affairs, Religious Studies, and Fine Art programs (nationally ranked 11th, 14th, and 14th respectively). With an annual tuition of $56,778 per year, Carleton College is exceptionally expensive. 89.73% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to take in near $54,200 per year, which is 30% above the national median.

Northfield, MN

https://www.carleton.edu

A+

Rating

19%

Acceptance

2,129

Students

#38

Ranking

$56,778

Tuition

Cornell University

#20 Best Colleges for Earth Sciences

Cornell University is a very large private university located in Ithaca, NY ranked 11th in America. It has a total of 15,464 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 10.85% of applicants. Cornell University offers 323 different majors and is best known for its Human Resources, Agricultural Business and Management, and Agriculture programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $56,550 per year, Cornell University is very high-priced. 89.35% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to take home roughly $77,200 per year, which is 86% above the national median.

Ithaca, NY

www.cornell.edu

A+

Rating

11%

Acceptance

24,189

Students

#11

Ranking

$56,550

Tuition

University of California-Los Angeles

#21 Best Colleges for Earth Sciences

University of California-Los Angeles is a very large public university located in Los Angeles, CA ranked 33rd in America. It has a total of 33,703 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 12.32% of applicants. University of California-Los Angeles offers 333 different majors and is best known for its Psychology, Sociology, and Political Science and Government 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-Los Angeles is quite expensive. 80.62% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn more or less $60,700 per year, which is 46% above the national median.

Los Angeles, CA

www.ucla.edu/

A+

Rating

12%

Acceptance

47,103

Students

#33

Ranking

$41,196

Tuition

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus

#22 Best Colleges for Earth Sciences

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus is a very large public university located in Pittsburgh, PA ranked 157th in the US. It has a total of 20,856 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting virtually 5 in every 9 applicants. University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus offers 422 different majors and is best known for its Rhetoric and Composition, Bioinformatics, and Biological and Physical Sciences programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 3rd, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $18,628 for in-state students and $32,656 for those from out-of-state, University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus is reasonably high-priced. 67.18% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, joining the labor market. After graduation, alumni go on to take home about $53,900 per year, which is 30% over the national median.

Pittsburgh, PA

www.pitt.edu

A

Rating

57%

Acceptance

31,667

Students

#157

Ranking

$32,656

Tuition

Vanderbilt University

#23 Best Colleges for Earth Sciences

Vanderbilt University is a large private university located in Nashville, TN ranked 17th in America. It has a total of 6,974 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, with a 9.12% acceptance rate. Vanderbilt University offers 245 different majors and is best known for its Teacher Education and Professional Development, Secondary Education and Teaching, and Social Sciences programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $50,800 per year, Vanderbilt University is exceptionally high-priced. 86.73% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to make approximately $69,000 per year, which is 66% greater than the national median.

Nashville, TN

www.vanderbilt.edu

A+

Rating

9%

Acceptance

13,634

Students

#17

Ranking

$50,800

Tuition

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

#24 Best Colleges for Earth Sciences

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor is a very large public university located in Ann Arbor, MI ranked 37th in the nation. It has a total of 31,206 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, accepting more or less 2 in 9 applicants. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor offers 433 different majors and is best known for its Experimental Psychology, Data Modeling and Database Administration, and German Language and Literature programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $15,230 for students from Michigan and $50,872 for those from out-of-state, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor is exceptionally pricey. 86.28% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to take home more or less $63,400 per year, which is 53% greater than the national median.

Ann Arbor, MI

https://umich.edu/

A+

Rating

23%

Acceptance

48,218

Students

#37

Ranking

$50,872

Tuition

University of Houston

#25 Best Colleges for Earth Sciences

University of Houston is a very large public university located in Houston, TX ranked 17th in Texas. It has a total of 42,723 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 64.98% acceptance rate. University of Houston offers 225 different majors and is best known for its Construction Engineering Technology, Computer Engineering Technologies, and Biotechnology programs, which are all nationally ranked 2nd. With an annual tuition of $8,219 for in-state students and $20,747 for those from out-of-state, University of Houston is reasonably pricey. 54.69% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to earn more or less $51,600 per year, which is 24% above the national median.

Houston, TX

www.uh.edu/

B+

Rating

65%

Acceptance

51,999

Students

#341

Ranking

$20,747

Tuition