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2022 Best Colleges for Environmental Science

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7,289

Graduates Per Year

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$45K

Average Salary

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#66

Most Popular Major

Popularity

Popular

7,289

18% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

496

158% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

65

Neuroscience

7,395

66

Environmental Science

7,289

67

Information Technology Administration and Management

7,229

Cost

Expensive

$46,550

46% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

59

Keyboard Instruments

$47,370

60

Environmental Science

$46,550

61

Biophysics

$46,176

Salary

Average Salary

$34,518

11% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

202

Genetics

$34,601

203

Environmental Science

$34,518

204

Environmental Studies

$34,518

Professors

Very Bad

3.3/5

17.5% NATIONAL AVG

Median Student Rating

Highest Student Rated Professors

331

Portuguese Language and Literature

332

Environmental Science

333

Biophysics

Students

Average Diversity

3.7/5

0.35% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

219

Astronomy

220

Environmental Science

221

Foreign Language Teacher Education

SUMMARY

Choosing to study Environmental Science is a valuable choice and often an obligatory first step for undergrads intending to pursue a career as a climatologist, an environmental research scientist, or an environmental geologist. In fact, environmental science is fairly popular ranking as the 66th most popular degree. In the last year, there were 7,289 environmental science graduates. In-state tuition for environmental science at private colleges is, on average, 4.4 times more costly than their public peers.

There are 496 institutions which offer environmental science. This number of colleges is on par with other majors offered in the United States. If you are looking to surround yourself with other environmental science majors, look at colleges in California which have more undergraduates admitted to environmental science than any other state. More generally, the best region to major in environmental science is in the Far West region with Humboldt State University, University of Washington-Seattle Campus, and Western Washington University best representing the region. Interestingly, our pick of the top conference to study environmental science is the Pacific-12 Conference with University of California-Berkeley, University of California-Los Angeles, and University of Washington-Seattle Campus representing the conference. That said, our belief is that the best school for environmental science is Columbia University in the City of New York. You may also want to check out our list of the best colleges.

The overall 'best' school does not mean it is the best school for you. There can be lots more factors to think about when selecting school. Features such as campus amenities, transportation services, and food would definitely modify your thoughts of which school to attend. At Authority, we have examined the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you are interested in which environmental science school has the best campus, the answer is Northeastern University. If you are mostly interested in which school has the best campus, then we have an entire list dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through government databases, professor reviews, student reviews, and more so we can compare every U.S. major in an unbiased and informative way. You can find our comprehensive list for the schools with the best student life here and from that list, our pick of the university with the best student life for environmental science is Barnard College. Are you curious why? Continue scrolling to learn more about Authority's top selections. Some of our picks might surprise you.

If expense is a primary influence in your decisions, you might consider avoiding Columbia University in the City of New York. Columbia University in the City of New York is our most expensive college for environmental science, at least regarding out of state enrollment. We do have a page for the most expensive colleges that could put the expense of Columbia University in the City of New York into perspective. Additionally, you may want to know that environmental science is the 60th most expensive program in the nation, with an average expense of $46,600. On a broader scale, the most costly state for environmental science on our list is District of Columbia demonstrated with a cost of $49,070 at the main university in District of Columbia American University. Even more broadly, the most expensive region for environmental science is the Mid East region which is best demonstrated with Columbia University in the City of New York with a cost of $57,763, Bucknell University with a cost of $57,882, and Franklin and Marshall College with a cost of $58,615.

Our cheapest region for environmental science is the Southeast region which is represented by University of North Carolina at Pembroke with a cost of $5,000, Western Carolina University with a cost of $5,000, and American Public University System with a cost of $6,804. On the bright side, the most affordable school for environmental science is SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Authority's comprehensive list of the most affordable colleges can be explored here.

In-state attendees can anticipate paying in the neighborhood of $10,100 for a degree in environmental science. That cost grows substantially to a median of $24,600 for an out-of-state public-school student. On that note, our pick for the school with the best value for environmental science: Columbia University in the City of New York. Through this link you will see our comprehensive list of the universities we see as being the best value overall. Bear in mind, this list is predicated on being an out-of-state student. The value proposition changes when in-state tuition is considered, but we do not know where you live (and are not trying to collect that kind of data).

Earnings for environmental science students vary widely, but within two years completing the major students will regularly make in the neighborhood of $44,900. While there is a lot of variation in pay; top earners can experience pay up to $78,200. Even right out of university, the lowest end opportunities within the environmental science space earn $26,000, which is an alright wage. The highest earning grads from environmental science graduated from Columbia University in the City of New York and if you are looking for universities with all of the highest earning graduates, Authority has that too.

The general diversity of environmental science ranks subpar, arriving in the 45th percentile of all majors. The university with the highest composite diversity for environmental science is Brown University and here you can find our general list for the universities with the most diversity. The overall financial diversity of the Environmental Science major is only within the 37th percentile compared to all other majors. Racial diversity is even less in the 37th percentile. White undergraduates compose the largest share at 67% of those majoring in environmental science. Additionally, 59% of undergrads seeking an environmental science degree are women.

The median rating of environmental science professors is 3.3 stars, a ranking that is 18% below the median across all majors; this is a subpar score. If you are looking for the most popular environmental science instructor in the country, consider looking up We have insufficient professors data for environmental science to make the conclusions we normally would have made in this sentence. If we incorporate data other than just rankings it becomes clear that the college with the overall best instructors for environmental science is Columbia University in the City of New York. You can find more detail on our ever evolving ranking methodology of the best overall professors here, as well as some of the finest professors in the U.S.

Finally, the hardest college to get into for environmental science is Columbia University in the City of New York. While we are unsure why you would be interested, we do have a detailed page of the hardest colleges to get into. Although, we do hope you understand that looking at higher education with a perspective mainly formed from superlatives might create issues. We encourage you to look at some of our other pages on individual schools and read some of Authority's informative background articles on essential things to look out for as you continue your college search.

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

#1 Best Colleges for Environmental Science

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a very large public university located in Chapel Hill, NC ranked 64th in the nation. It has a total of 19,957 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, with a 22.63% acceptance rate. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill offers 232 different majors and is best known for its Health and Fitness, Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, and Environmental Science programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $7,019 for students from North Carolina and $34,198 for those from out-of-state, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is somewhat moderately costly. 84.25% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor market. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to bring home roughly $55,600 per year, which is 34% above the national median.

Chapel Hill, NC

www.unc.edu

A+

Rating

23%

Acceptance

32,346

Students

#64

Ranking

$34,198

Tuition

University of Washington-Seattle Campus

#2 Best Colleges for Environmental Science

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

Columbia University in the City of New York

#3 Best Colleges for Environmental Science

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

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

#4 Best Colleges for Environmental Science

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry is a small public university located in Syracuse, NY ranked 49th in New York. It has a total of 1,925 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 69.54% of applicants. SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry offers 48 different majors and is best known for its Conservation Biology, Environmental Engineering, and Environmental Biology programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $7,070 for in-state students and $16,980 for those from out-of-state, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry is reasonably priced. 70.93% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, joining the labor force. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make more or less $45,600 per year, which is 10% over the national median.

Syracuse, NY

www.esf.edu

B+

Rating

70%

Acceptance

2,370

Students

#362

Ranking

$16,980

Tuition

University of California-Los Angeles

#5 Best Colleges for Environmental Science

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 Virginia-Main Campus

#6 Best Colleges for Environmental Science

University of Virginia-Main Campus is a very large public university located in Charlottesville, VA ranked 45th in the nation. It has a total of 18,983 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, with a 23.94% acceptance rate. University of Virginia-Main Campus offers 210 different majors and is best known for its Systems Engineering, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $14,836 for in-state students and $47,257 for those from out-of-state, University of Virginia-Main Campus is very high-priced. 88.79% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to make more or less $61,200 per year, which is 47% over the national median.

Charlottesville, VA

https://www.virginia.edu

A+

Rating

24%

Acceptance

28,593

Students

#45

Ranking

$47,257

Tuition

Pitzer College

#7 Best Colleges for Environmental Science

Pitzer College is a small private liberal arts college located in Claremont, CA ranked 83rd in the US. It has a total of 1,089 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting barely greater than 1 out of every 8 applicants. Pitzer College offers 71 different majors and is best known for its Organizational Behavior Studies, Human Resources, and Environmental Science programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 6th, and 7th respectively). With an annual tuition of $55,734 per year, Pitzer College is very expensive. 82.3% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to take home around $48,700 per year, which is 17% greater than the national median.

Claremont, CA

https://www.pitzer.edu

A+

Rating

14%

Acceptance

1,089

Students

#83

Ranking

$55,734

Tuition

Pomona College

#8 Best Colleges for Environmental Science

Pomona College is a small private liberal arts college located in Claremont, CA ranked 20th in the United States. It has a total of 1,680 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, with a 7.4% acceptance rate. Pomona College offers 52 different majors and is best known for its Molecular Biology, Public Policy Analysis, and Environmental Science programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 7th, and 8th respectively). With an annual tuition of $54,380 per year, Pomona College is very high-priced. 89.39% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn roughly $58,100 per year, which is 40% above the national median.

Claremont, CA

www.pomona.edu

A+

Rating

7%

Acceptance

1,680

Students

#20

Ranking

$54,380

Tuition

University of Notre Dame

#9 Best Colleges for Environmental Science

University of Notre Dame is a large private university located in Notre Dame, IN ranked 16th in the United States. It has a total of 8,803 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, with a 15.83% acceptance rate. University of Notre Dame offers 173 different majors and is best known for its Pre-Medical Studies, Theological and Ministerial Studies, and Italian Language and Literature programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $55,046 per year, University of Notre Dame is exceptionally expensive. 94.34% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to earn around $78,400 per year, which is 89% greater than the national median.

Notre Dame, IN

www.nd.edu

A+

Rating

16%

Acceptance

13,221

Students

#16

Ranking

$55,046

Tuition

Colby College

#10 Best Colleges for Environmental Science

Colby College is a small private liberal arts college located in Waterville, ME ranked 32nd in the United States. It has a total of 2,150 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, with a 9.67% acceptance rate. Colby College offers 45 different majors and is best known for its Latin American Studies, Global Studies, and Physiological Psychology programs (nationally ranked 4th, 5th, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $54,870 per year, Colby College is exceptionally expensive. 89.63% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, joining the labor market. Open graduating, alumni go on to bring home about $58,100 per year, which is 40% above the national median.

Waterville, ME

www.colby.edu

A+

Rating

10%

Acceptance

2,150

Students

#32

Ranking

$54,870

Tuition

University of Southern California

#11 Best Colleges for Environmental Science

University of Southern California is a very large private university located in Los Angeles, CA ranked 24th in the United States. It has a total of 21,909 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 11.42% of applicants. University of Southern California offers 527 different majors and is best known for its Communication and Media Studies, Film, and Gerontology programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $57,256 per year, University of Southern California is very high-priced. 87.78% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor market. After college, alumni go on to take home around $74,000 per year, which is 78% over the national median.

Los Angeles, CA

www.usc.edu/

A+

Rating

11%

Acceptance

53,186

Students

#24

Ranking

$57,256

Tuition

Washington University in St Louis

#12 Best Colleges for Environmental Science

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

Brown University

#13 Best Colleges for Environmental Science

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

Northwestern University

#14 Best Colleges for Environmental Science

Northwestern University is a very large private university located in Evanston, IL ranked 18th in the US. It has a total of 9,906 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting 9.05% of applicants. Northwestern University offers 406 different majors and is best known for its Manufacturing Engineering, Journalism, and Drama programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $56,232 per year, Northwestern University is exceptionally expensive. 76.5% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to generate roughly $69,000 per year, which is 66% above the national median.

Evanston, IL

www.northwestern.edu

A+

Rating

9%

Acceptance

25,614

Students

#18

Ranking

$56,232

Tuition

Rice University

#15 Best Colleges for Environmental Science

Rice University is a mid-sized private university located in Houston, TX ranked 22nd in the US. It has a total of 4,145 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, with a 8.72% acceptance rate. Rice University offers 150 different majors and is best known for its Biochemistry, Fitness Administration, and Cognitive Science programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 3rd, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $48,330 per year, Rice University is exceptionally pricey. 85.71% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to make near $65,400 per year, which is 57% over the national median.

Houston, TX

www.rice.edu

A+

Rating

9%

Acceptance

7,542

Students

#22

Ranking

$48,330

Tuition

University of Maryland-College Park

#16 Best Colleges for Environmental Science

University of Maryland-College Park is a very large public university located in College Park, MD ranked 100th in America. It has a total of 33,022 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 44.18% of applicants. University of Maryland-College Park offers 432 different majors and is best known for its Criminology, Preschool Education and Teaching, and Family and Community Services programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $8,824 for students from Maryland and $34,936 for those from out-of-state, University of Maryland-College Park is somewhat moderately pricey. 75.08% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, joining the labor market. After graduation, alumni go on to make around $62,900 per year, which is 51% greater than the national median.

College Park, MD

www.umd.edu

A

Rating

44%

Acceptance

44,486

Students

#100

Ranking

$34,936

Tuition

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

#17 Best Colleges for Environmental Science

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a very large public university located in Champaign, IL ranked 117th in the US. It has a total of 35,883 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting nearly three out of every five applicants. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign offers 372 different majors and is best known for its Civil Engineering, Food Science, and Architectural Technology programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $12,036 for in-state students and $29,178 for those from out-of-state, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is reasonably costly. 80.23% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to draw about $61,500 per year, which is 48% greater than the national median.

Champaign, IL

www.illinois.edu/

A

Rating

59%

Acceptance

54,985

Students

#117

Ranking

$29,178

Tuition

University of California-Davis

#18 Best Colleges for Environmental Science

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

Barnard College

#19 Best Colleges for Environmental Science

Barnard College is a small private liberal arts college located in New York, NY ranked 31st in the US. It has a total of 2,723 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, with a 11.77% acceptance rate. Barnard College offers 69 different majors and is best known for its Urban Studies, Asian Studies, and American Studies programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 6th respectively). With an annual tuition of $55,781 per year, Barnard College is very costly. 90.3% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to draw around $57,900 per year, which is 39% above the national median.

New York, NY

www.barnard.edu

A+

Rating

12%

Acceptance

2,723

Students

#31

Ranking

$55,781

Tuition

University of California-Berkeley

#20 Best Colleges for Environmental Science

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

Northeastern University

#21 Best Colleges for Environmental Science

Northeastern University is a very large private university located in Boston, MA ranked 36th in the United States. It has a total of 18,753 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, with a 18.05% acceptance rate. Northeastern University offers 186 different majors and is best known for its Human Services, Physical Therapy, and Data Modeling and Database Administration programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $52,420 per year, Northeastern University is very expensive. 73.11% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to take in approximately $67,400 per year, which is 62% greater than the national median.

Boston, MA

www.northeastern.edu

A+

Rating

18%

Acceptance

28,374

Students

#36

Ranking

$52,420

Tuition

Texas A & M University-College Station

#22 Best Colleges for Environmental Science

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

Massachusetts Maritime Academy

#23 Best Colleges for Environmental Science

Massachusetts Maritime Academy is a small public college located in Buzzards Bay, MA ranked 35th in Massachusetts. It has a total of 1,829 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 91.46% acceptance rate. Massachusetts Maritime Academy offers 9 different majors and is best known for its Systems Engineering, International Business, and Environmental Science programs (nationally ranked 13th, 16th, and 23rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $1,836 for students from Massachusetts and $17,570 for those from out-of-state, Massachusetts Maritime Academy is moderately priced. 73.07% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor force. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn close to $86,600 per year, which is 108% greater than the national median.

Buzzards Bay, MA

www.maritime.edu

B

Rating

91%

Acceptance

1,932

Students

#428

Ranking

$17,570

Tuition

Boston University

#24 Best Colleges for Environmental Science

Boston University is a very large private university located in Boston, MA ranked 35th in the US. It has a total of 23,235 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting about one in five applicants. Boston University offers 433 different majors and is best known for its Counseling Psychology, Athletic Training, and Archeology programs, which are all nationally ranked 2nd. With an annual tuition of $54,720 per year, Boston University is extremely high-priced. 77.85% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, joining the labor force. Open graduating, alumni go on to draw about $65,300 per year, which is 57% above the national median.

Boston, MA

www.bu.edu

A+

Rating

19%

Acceptance

42,779

Students

#35

Ranking

$54,720

Tuition

Trinity College

#25 Best Colleges for Environmental Science

Trinity College is a small private liberal arts college located in Hartford, CT ranked 72nd in the nation. It has a total of 2,320 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, with a 33.49% acceptance rate. Trinity College offers 51 different majors and is best known for its Public Policy Analysis, American Studies, and Urban Studies programs (nationally ranked 6th, 8th, and 9th respectively). With an annual tuition of $56,380 per year, Trinity College is very high-priced. 81.81% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to make more or less $66,100 per year, which is 59% greater than the national median.

Hartford, CT

www.trincoll.edu

A+

Rating

33%

Acceptance

2,396

Students

#72

Ranking

$56,380

Tuition