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2023 Best Colleges for Environmental Biology

There are about 1,167 students enrolled in Environmental Biology in the USA.

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popularity

Not Very Popular

Compared to national avg.

Diplomas received last year

434

Vs. National Avg.

-97%

popularity Rank

#341

cost

Somewhat Expensive

Compared to national avg.

Median degree cost

$32K

Vs. National Avg.

33%

cost Rank

#102

salary

Average

Compared to national avg.

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

$45K

Vs. National Avg.

12%

salary Rank

#130

professors

Below Average

Compared to national avg.

Professor Rating

C+

Vs. National Avg.

3%

professors Rank

#211

students

Below Average

Compared to national avg.

Diversity Rating

B-

Vs. National Avg.

1%

students Rank

#226

SUMMARY

Studying Environmental Biology is a valuable choice and typically an obligatory first step for students intending to enter a career as an environmental ecosystems researcher, an environmental biologist, or an environmental analyst. In fact, environmental biology is an uncommon major ranking as the 320th most popular major. Last year alone, there were 306 environmental biology diplomas received. In-state tuition for environmental biology at private colleges is, on average, 3.4 times more expensive than their public fellows.

With just 57 schools having programs for environmental biology there might be a smaller selection of institutions you can choose from. If you are looking to surround yourself with other environmental biology majors, consider looking at colleges in New York which have more undergraduates admitted to environmental biology than any other state. Zooming out, the top region to pursue environmental biology is in the Mid East region with Monmouth University, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania best representing the region. Interestingly, our selection of the best conference to major in environmental biology is the Big Ten Conference with Michigan State University representing the conference. From our extensive list on the best colleges, our choice for the best college for environmental biology is Georgetown University.

The objectively best school might not actually be the 'best' school for every student. There can be lots of factors to weigh when deciding on ​university. Things like campus amenities, transportation services, and food would impact your choice on where to go to university. At Authority, we have evaluated the pros and cons for you. If, as an example, you are interested in which environmental biology school boasts the best campus, the answer is Michigan State University. If, for example, you are primarily interested in which university has the finest campus, then we have a whole page dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through student reviews, professor reviews, government databases, and more in order to evaluate each major in an unbiased and informative way. You can find our comprehensive list for the universities with the best student life&nbsphere and from that list, our choice of the college with the best student life for environmental biology is Georgetown University. Curious why? Keep scrolling to learn more about our top recommendations. Many of our decisions will probably surprise you.

If cost is a significant deciding factor in your decisions, you might be cautious about Georgetown University. Georgetown University&nbspappears to be the most expensive school for environmental biology, at least for out of state attendance. We have a list of the most expensive&nbspcolleges that might put the price tag at Georgetown University&nbspinto perspective. You may also be interested to know that environmental biology is the 170th most expensive degree in the nation, with an average associated cost of $32,500. On a broader scale, the most costly state for environmental biology in the country is District of Columbia demonstrated with a cost of $55,440 at Georgetown University. Even more broadly, the most costly region of the U.S. for environmental biology is unfortunately unavailable due to missing data.

Our cheapest region for environmental biology is the New England region which is represented by Plymouth State University with a cost of $20,760. More optimistically, the most affordable school for environmental biology is Ferris State University. Our entire list of the most affordable universities can be found here.

In-state learners can anticipate paying around $11,600 for a degree in environmental biology. That cost inflates significantly to a median of $25,400 for the out-of-state public-school undergraduate. On that note, our choice for the school constituting the best value for environmental biology: Georgetown University. On this page you will see our comprehensive list of the schools we see as being the best value&nbspoverall. Bear in mind, this list is based on being an out-of-state student. The value proposition changes when in-state tuition is considered, but as we do not know what state(s) you might qualify for in-state tuition, we are approaching this discussion through out-of-state tuition costs.

Earnings for environmental biology majors vary widely, but within two years completing the major graduates will regularly earn in the neighborhood of $44,100. While there is a lot of variation in earnings potential; top positions can experience pay up to $79,700. Even straight out of college, the lowest earning jobs within the environmental biology field make $23,900, which could be worse. The highest earning grads from environmental biology come from Georgetown University&nbspand if you want to find the schools with all of the highest earning graduates, Authority has that too.

The all-around diversity of environmental biology falls quite poor, falling in only the 16th percentile of all programs. The college with the most composite diversity for environmental biology is Georgetown University&nbspand here you can find our comprehensive list for the universities which have the most diversity. The overall financial diversity of Environmental Biology is only in the 53rd percentile compared to all other majors. Racial diversity is even lower in the 11th percentile. White undergraduates make up the largest share, 79%, of scholars majoring in environmental biology. Additionally, 61% of undergraduates seeking an environmental biology degree are women.

We have insufficient professors data for environmental biology to make the conclusions we normally would have made in this sentence. If we including data other than basic rankings we find that the school with the overall best professors for environmental biology is Georgetown University. You can find more detail on our ever evolving ranking methodology for the best overall professors here, along with some of the finest professors in the U.S.

Finally, the hardest school to get into for environmental biology is Washington University in St Louis. While we are unsure why you would be interested, we have a detailed list of the hardest colleges to get into. With that said, here at Authority we do hope you understand that considering the education process with a perspective primarily shaped by superlatives might cause issues. We at Authority hope you look at some of our other pages on different universities and explore some of our insightful background articles on important details to look for as your university search continues.

Top 25 Best Colleges for Environmental Biology

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Rating

#1 2023 Best Colleges for Environmental Biology

Yale University

New Haven, CT | https://www.yale.edu/

7%

Acceptance

14,910

Students

#8

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#2 2023 Best Colleges for Environmental Biology

Stanford University

Stanford, CA | www.stanford.edu/

5%

Acceptance

20,961

Students

#2

Ranking

$56K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#3 2023 Best Colleges for Environmental Biology

Rice University

Houston, TX | www.rice.edu/

11%

Acceptance

8,005

Students

#22

Ranking

$51K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#4 2023 Best Colleges for Environmental Biology

Columbia University in the City of New York

New York, NY | www.columbia.edu/

7%

Acceptance

33,882

Students

#10

Ranking

$62K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#5 2023 Best Colleges for Environmental Biology

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA | web.mit.edu/

7%

Acceptance

12,195

Students

#1

Ranking

$53K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#6 2023 Best Colleges for Environmental Biology

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA | www.harvard.edu/

5%

Acceptance

41,024

Students

#3

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#7 2023 Best Colleges for Environmental Biology

Brown University

Providence, RI | www.brown.edu/

8%

Acceptance

10,807

Students

#13

Ranking

$61K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#8 2023 Best Colleges for Environmental Biology

Princeton University

Princeton, NJ | www.princeton.edu/

6%

Acceptance

8,532

Students

#5

Ranking

$49K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#9 2023 Best Colleges for Environmental Biology

Bowdoin College

Brunswick, ME | https://www.bowdoin.edu/

9%

Acceptance

1,973

Students

#41

Ranking

$56K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#10 2023 Best Colleges for Environmental Biology

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN | www.vanderbilt.edu/

12%

Acceptance

13,918

Students

#17

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#11 2023 Best Colleges for Environmental Biology

Duke University

Durham, NC | www.duke.edu/

8%

Acceptance

17,855

Students

#6

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#12 2023 Best Colleges for Environmental Biology

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL | www.uchicago.edu/

7%

Acceptance

20,413

Students

#11

Ranking

$61K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#13 2023 Best Colleges for Environmental Biology

Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH | www.dartmouth.edu/

9%

Acceptance

7,171

Students

#15

Ranking

$60K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#14 2023 Best Colleges for Environmental Biology

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY | www.cornell.edu/

11%

Acceptance

24,594

Students

#14

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#15 2023 Best Colleges for Environmental Biology

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI | https://umich.edu/

26%

Acceptance

49,530

Students

#33

Ranking

$52K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#16 2023 Best Colleges for Environmental Biology

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD | www.jhu.edu/

11%

Acceptance

34,250

Students

#4

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#17 2023 Best Colleges for Environmental Biology

Washington University in St Louis

Saint Louis, MO | www.wustl.edu/

16%

Acceptance

17,893

Students

#18

Ranking

$57K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#18 2023 Best Colleges for Environmental Biology

University of California-Berkeley

Berkeley, CA | www.berkeley.edu/

17%

Acceptance

45,878

Students

#55

Ranking

$44K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#19 2023 Best Colleges for Environmental Biology

University of California-Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA | www.ucla.edu/

14%

Acceptance

46,947

Students

#50

Ranking

$43K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#20 2023 Best Colleges for Environmental Biology

Middlebury College

Middlebury, VT | www.middlebury.edu/

22%

Acceptance

4,616

Students

#54

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#21 2023 Best Colleges for Environmental Biology

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA | www.usc.edu/

16%

Acceptance

52,376

Students

#28

Ranking

$60K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#22 2023 Best Colleges for Environmental Biology

Pomona College

Claremont, CA | www.pomona.edu/

9%

Acceptance

1,733

Students

#40

Ranking

$55K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#23 2023 Best Colleges for Environmental Biology

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA | www.upenn.edu/

9%

Acceptance

30,688

Students

#7

Ranking

$60K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#24 2023 Best Colleges for Environmental Biology

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL | www.ufl.edu/

31%

Acceptance

58,857

Students

#76

Ranking

$29K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#25 2023 Best Colleges for Environmental Biology

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL | www.northwestern.edu/

9%

Acceptance

25,870

Students

#12

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

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