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2022 Best Colleges for Environmental Studies

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7,421

Graduates Per Year

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$45K

Average Salary

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#64

Most Popular Major

Popularity

Popular

7,421

21% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

446

132% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

63

Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering

7,921

64

Environmental Studies

7,421

65

Neuroscience

7,395

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TOP

5

Cost

Very Expensive

$55,420

73% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

2

French Studies

$55,581

3

Environmental Studies

$55,420

4

Econometrics and Quantitative Economics

$55,040

Salary

Average Salary

$34,518

11% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

203

Environmental Science

$34,518

204

Environmental Studies

$34,518

205

Veterinary Technology

$34,420

Professors

Average

4/5

Median Student Rating

Highest Student Rated Professors

183

Health and Fitness

184

Environmental Studies

185

Human Sciences

Students

Average Diversity

3.9/5

6.28% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

168

Electrical Engineering Technologies

169

Environmental Studies

170

Latin American and Caribbean Studies

SUMMARY

Going to school for Environmental Studies is a valuable choice and usually an essential first step for undergrads planning to enter a career as an environmental policy specialist, an urban planner, or a sustainability specialist. In fact, environmental studies is somewhat popular ranking as the 64th most popular area of study. Last academic year, there were 7,421 environmental studies degrees conferred. In-state tuition for environmental studies at private universities is, on average, 4.4 times more pricey than their public equivalents.

There are 446 institutions that offer environmental studies. 446 universities is on par with other majors offered in the United States. If you are looking to surround yourself with other environmental studies students, consider looking at schools in California which have the most undergraduates admitted to environmental studies annually. More generally, the best region to pursue environmental studies is in the Far West region with University of California-Berkeley, University of California-Santa Barbara, and University of California-Santa Cruz best representing the region. Interestingly, our selection of the best conference to study environmental studies is the Pacific-12 Conference with Arizona State University-Tempe, University of California-Berkeley, and University of Colorado Boulder representing the conference. That said, our choice for the best college for environmental studies is Harvard University, and here you can find our comprehensive list for the best colleges.

The objectively 'best' school does not have to be the best school for you. There are tons of angels to think about when choosing college. Stuff like campus amenities, transportation services, and food would alter your feelings of where to go to university. At authority.org, we've examined the pros and cons for you. If, as an example, you are interested in which environmental studies university boasts the top campus, the answer is Harvard University. If, for example, you are very interested in which college has the top campus, we have a whole list dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through professor reviews, student reviews, government databases, and more in order to evaluate every major in the United States in an unbiased and informative way. Here you can explore our well researched list for the schools with the best student life and, from that list, our choice for the university with the best student life for environmental studies is University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Are you curious why? Continue reading to learn more about Authority's top selections. Many of our decisions might surprise you.

If cost is a significant deciding factor in your decisions, you might consider avoiding Colgate University. Colgate University appears to be our most expensive school for environmental studies, at least for out of state students. That being said, we have an entire list of the most expensive universities that might put the expense at Colgate University into perspective. Additionally, you may want to know that environmental studies is the 3rd most expensive major in the United States, with an average expense of $55,400. On a broader scale, the most expensive state for environmental studies on our list is Maine with costs at the main three colleges Bates College at $55,683, Bowdoin College of $55,822, and costs at Colby College of $55,822. Even more broadly, the most costly region for environmental studies is the New England region which is best demonstrated with Amherst College with a cost of $57,640, Tufts University with a cost of $57,324, and Brown University with a cost of $57,112.

Our cheapest region for environmental studies is the Rocky Mountains region which is represented by Fort Lewis College with a cost of $17,712, Western Colorado University with a cost of $18,096, and University of Wyoming with a cost of $13,392. More optimistically, the most affordable college for environmental studies is University of Wisconsin-Madison. Authority.org's full list of the most affordable colleges can be explored here.

In-state students can anticipate paying about $10,800 for a degree in environmental studies. The price grows substantially to a median of $25,500 for an out-of-state public-school undergraduate. Our pick for the university constituting the best value for environmental studies: Duke University. On this page you can see our comprehensive list on the schools we believe to be the best value in general. Do know, this section is predicated on out-of-state tuition costs. A discussion of value 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 studies majors range widely, but two-years after graduation students will often make around $44,900. While there is much variation in earnings potential; highest paid earners can enjoy pay up to $78,100. Straight out of college, the lowest end positions within the environmental studies field make $25,900, which isn't that bad. The highest earning grads from environmental studies have come from Duke University and if you are looking for colleges with all of the highest earning graduates, Authority has that too.

The general diversity of environmental studies ranks on the higher end, coming within the 57th percentile of majors nationally. The school with the highest composite diversity for environmental studies is Swarthmore College and here you can find our general list of the universities with the most diversity. The overall financial diversity of Environmental Studies only is within the 19th percentile compared to all other majors. Racial diversity is actually above financial diversity, ranking in the 45th percentile. White undergraduates compose the largest share, 63%, of students majoring in environmental studies. Additionally, 62% of undergraduates seeking an environmental studies major are women.

The median score of environmental studies professors is 4 stars, a ranking which is surprisingly the median for every major; which is a fine. If you are interested in the most popular environmental studies instructor in the nation, take a look at Jeffrey Wilson at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. It might surprise you, but the top rated environmental studies instructors according to students come from University of California-Berkeley. If we incorporate information beyond basic rankings we find that the college with comprehensively the best instructors for environmental studies is Harvard University. You will find more detail on our ever evolving ranking methodology for the best overall professors here, as well as many of the best examples of instructors nationwide.

Finally, the hardest university to get into for environmental studies is Harvard University. While we are unsure why you would be interested, we do have a general list of the hardest colleges to get into. But, we hope you believe that considering the education process from context primarily formed from superlatives can create issues. We encourage you to read our more focused pages on different topics and peruse a few of our background articles on important details to consider as your university search continues.

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University of California-Berkeley

#1 Best Colleges for Environmental Studies

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

University of California-Santa Barbara

#2 Best Colleges for Environmental Studies

University of California-Santa Barbara is a very large public university located in Santa Barbara, CA ranked 97th in the US. It has a total of 24,638 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, accepting 29.56% of applicants. University of California-Santa Barbara offers 182 different majors and is best known for its Actuarial Science, Sociology, and Experimental Psychology programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $11,442 for in-state students and $41,196 for those from out-of-state, University of California-Santa Barbara is quite expensive. 64.93% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to take in roughly $55,300 per year, which is 33% greater than the national median.

Santa Barbara, CA

www.ucsb.edu

A

Rating

30%

Acceptance

27,685

Students

#97

Ranking

$41,196

Tuition

Harvard University

#3 Best Colleges for Environmental Studies

Harvard University is a very large private university located in Cambridge, MA ranked 3rd in America. It has a total of 14,467 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting 4.64% of applicants. Harvard University offers 375 different majors and is best known for its History, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $47,730 per year, Harvard University is very high-priced. 77.7% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to make more or less $89,700 per year, which is 116% above the national median.

Cambridge, MA

www.harvard.edu

A+

Rating

5%

Acceptance

41,987

Students

#3

Ranking

$47,730

Tuition

Duke University

#4 Best Colleges for Environmental Studies

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

Yale University

#5 Best Colleges for Environmental Studies

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

University of Pennsylvania

#6 Best Colleges for Environmental Studies

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-Santa Cruz

#7 Best Colleges for Environmental Studies

University of California-Santa Cruz is a large public university located in Santa Cruz, CA ranked 175th in the United States. It has a total of 18,774 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 51.31% of applicants. University of California-Santa Cruz offers 155 different majors and is best known for its Comparative Literature, Women's Studies, and Hispanic-American Studies programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $11,442 for students from California and $41,196 for those from out-of-state, University of California-Santa Cruz is quite costly. 72.4% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to take in roughly $46,900 per year, which is 13% over the national median.

Santa Cruz, CA

www.ucsc.edu/

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Rating

51%

Acceptance

20,839

Students

#175

Ranking

$41,196

Tuition

Dartmouth College

#8 Best Colleges for Environmental Studies

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

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

#9 Best Colleges for Environmental Studies

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 Chicago

#10 Best Colleges for Environmental Studies

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

Colby College

#11 Best Colleges for Environmental Studies

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 Colorado Boulder

#12 Best Colleges for Environmental Studies

University of Colorado Boulder is a very large public university located in Boulder, CO ranked 269th in the nation. It has a total of 33,059 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting a smidgeon greater than 7 out of 9 applicants. University of Colorado Boulder offers 214 different majors and is best known for its Physiology, Environmental Design, and Astronomy programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $10,728 for in-state students and $36,546 for those from out-of-state, University of Colorado Boulder is rather expensive. 60.59% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, joining the labor force. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make near $50,800 per year, which is 22% greater than the national median.

Boulder, CO

www.colorado.edu

A-

Rating

78%

Acceptance

40,353

Students

#269

Ranking

$36,546

Tuition

Amherst College

#13 Best Colleges for Environmental Studies

Amherst College is a small private liberal arts college located in Amherst, MA ranked 29th in the US. It has a total of 1,946 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 11.31% of applicants. Amherst College offers 39 different majors and is best known for its French Language and Literature, Mathematics, and African-American Studies programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 4th, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $57,640 per year, Amherst College is exceptionally pricey. 90.32% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor force. After college, alumni go on to bring home near $65,000 per year, which is 56% greater than the national median.

Amherst, MA

www.amherst.edu

A+

Rating

11%

Acceptance

1,946

Students

#29

Ranking

$57,640

Tuition

Tufts University

#14 Best Colleges for Environmental Studies

Tufts University is a large private university located in Medford, MA ranked 30th in the nation. It has a total of 6,134 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting just above one in seven applicants. Tufts University offers 220 different majors and is best known for its Biopsychology, Critical Theory and Analysis, and Child Development programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $57,324 per year, Tufts University is very pricey. 82.88% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn more or less $75,800 per year, which is 82% greater than the national median.

Medford, MA

https://www.tufts.edu

A+

Rating

15%

Acceptance

12,781

Students

#30

Ranking

$57,324

Tuition

Middlebury College

#15 Best Colleges for Environmental Studies

Middlebury College is a small private liberal arts college located in Middlebury, VT ranked 39th in the United States. It has a total of 3,931 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting practically 1 out of every 7 applicants. Middlebury College offers 65 different majors and is best known for its European Studies, Spanish Language and Literature, and Chinese Language and Literature programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $55,790 per year, Middlebury College is exceptionally pricey. 85.77% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to make close to $58,200 per year, which is 40% greater than the national median.

Middlebury, VT

www.middlebury.edu

A+

Rating

15%

Acceptance

4,751

Students

#39

Ranking

$55,790

Tuition

Emory University

#16 Best Colleges for Environmental Studies

Emory University is a large private university located in Atlanta, GA ranked 23rd in the United States. It has a total of 8,026 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, with a 15.6% acceptance rate. Emory University offers 205 different majors and is best known for its Biology, French Studies, and Radiation Therapy programs, which are all nationally ranked 2nd. With an annual tuition of $53,070 per year, Emory University is exceptionally costly. 88.39% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to make roughly $66,000 per year, which is 59% greater than the national median.

Atlanta, GA

www.emory.edu

A+

Rating

16%

Acceptance

16,024

Students

#23

Ranking

$53,070

Tuition

Bowdoin College

#17 Best Colleges for Environmental Studies

Bowdoin College is a small private liberal arts college located in Brunswick, ME ranked 34th in the US. It has a total of 1,969 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, with a 9.05% acceptance rate. Bowdoin College offers 44 different majors and is best known for its African Studies, Asian Studies, and French Studies programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 4th, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $55,822 per year, Bowdoin College is very expensive. 91.8% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to take home more or less $65,500 per year, which is 58% above the national median.

Brunswick, ME

https://www.bowdoin.edu/

A+

Rating

9%

Acceptance

1,969

Students

#34

Ranking

$55,822

Tuition

Brown University

#18 Best Colleges for Environmental Studies

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

Bates College

#19 Best Colleges for Environmental Studies

Bates College is a small private liberal arts college located in Lewiston, ME ranked 53rd in the United States. It has a total of 1,964 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 12.14% of applicants. Bates College offers 38 different majors and is best known for its Classical and Ancient Studies, Chinese Language and Literature, and Rhetoric and Composition programs (nationally ranked 1st, 6th, and 8th respectively). With an annual tuition of $55,683 per year, Bates College is extremely high-priced. 90.71% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn about $59,200 per year, which is 43% above the national median.

Lewiston, ME

www.bates.edu/

A+

Rating

12%

Acceptance

1,964

Students

#53

Ranking

$55,683

Tuition

Swarthmore College

#20 Best Colleges for Environmental Studies

Swarthmore College is a small private liberal arts college located in Swarthmore, PA ranked 27th in the United States. It has a total of 1,660 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting around one out of ten applicants. Swarthmore College offers 89 different majors and is best known for its Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, Classical and Ancient Studies, and Mathematics programs (nationally ranked 5th, 7th, and 8th respectively). With an annual tuition of $54,256 per year, Swarthmore College is exceptionally expensive. 88.55% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to bring in close to $56,700 per year, which is 37% over the national median.

Swarthmore, PA

www.swarthmore.edu

A+

Rating

9%

Acceptance

1,660

Students

#27

Ranking

$54,256

Tuition

Colgate University

#21 Best Colleges for Environmental Studies

Colgate University is a small private liberal arts college located in Hamilton, NY ranked 41st in the nation. It has a total of 3,096 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, with a 22.58% acceptance rate. Colgate University offers 65 different majors and is best known for its Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, Classical and Ancient Studies, and Education programs (nationally ranked 4th, 5th, and 6th respectively). With an annual tuition of $57,695 per year, Colgate University is very expensive. 89.73% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to draw close to $63,600 per year, which is 53% greater than the national median.

Hamilton, NY

www.colgate.edu

A+

Rating

23%

Acceptance

3,110

Students

#41

Ranking

$57,695

Tuition

Williams College

#22 Best Colleges for Environmental Studies

Williams College is a small private liberal arts college located in Williamstown, MA ranked 26th in the United States. It has a total of 2,237 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 12.6% of applicants. Williams College offers 38 different majors and is best known for its Chinese Language and Literature, Near and Middle Eastern Studies, and Comparative Literature programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 4th, and 10th respectively). With an annual tuition of $56,970 per year, Williams College is very high-priced. 92.56% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to make roughly $59,000 per year, which is 42% greater than the national median.

Williamstown, MA

https://www.williams.edu

A+

Rating

13%

Acceptance

2,291

Students

#26

Ranking

$56,970

Tuition

University of Southern California

#23 Best Colleges for Environmental Studies

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

University of Wisconsin-Madison

#24 Best Colleges for Environmental Studies

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

Hamilton College

#25 Best Colleges for Environmental Studies

Hamilton College is a small private liberal arts college located in Clinton, NY ranked 44th in the nation. It has a total of 2,083 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, with a 16.39% acceptance rate. Hamilton College offers 42 different majors and is best known for its Literature, Chinese Language and Literature, and Creative Writing programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 7th, and 8th respectively). With an annual tuition of $55,970 per year, Hamilton College is very pricey. 92.82% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to take in close to $60,200 per year, which is 45% greater than the national median.

Clinton, NY

www.hamilton.edu

A+

Rating

16%

Acceptance

2,083

Students

#44

Ranking

$55,970

Tuition