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2022 Best Colleges for Forestry

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1,156

Graduates Per Year

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$46K

Average Salary

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#200

Most Popular Major

Popularity

Average Popularity

1,156

81% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

55

71% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

199

Radiation Therapy

1,200

200

Forestry

1,156

201

Legal Support Services

1,154

Cost

Somewhat Affordable

$26,991

16% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

249

Dental Hygiene

$27,000

250

Forestry

$26,991

251

Architectural Engineering

$26,960

Salary

Average Salary

$38,971

1% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

126

Cognitive Science

$39,430

127

Forestry

$38,971

128

International Relations and Affairs

$38,968

Professors

Good

4.2/5

5% NATIONAL AVG

Median Student Rating

Highest Student Rated Professors

102

Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects

103

Forestry

104

Illustration

Students

Not Diverse

2.7/5

26.59% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

367

English Teacher Education

368

Forestry

369

Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management

SUMMARY

A degree in Forestry is a valuable choice and generally a requisite first step for students intending to pursue a career as a forester, a forest park ranger, or an arborist. Interestingly, forestry is a very rare degree ranking as the 200th most popular degree. Last year alone, there were 1,156 forestry graduates. In-state tuition for forestry at private universities is, on average, 3 times more pricey than their public peers.

With just 55 schools offering forestry there might be a more finite list of the institutions that will have an option for you. If you're hoping to surround yourself with other forestry students, consider universities in California which have the most undergraduates admitted to forestry annually. More generally, the top region to pursue forestry is in the Southeast region with University of Florida, North Carolina State University at Raleigh, and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University best representing the region. Interestingly, our pick of the top conference to major in forestry is the Southeastern Conference with Auburn University, University of Florida, and Mississippi State University representing the conference. On that topic, our choice for the best university for forestry is University of California-Berkeley, and here you can find our comprehensive list for the best colleges.

The 'best' school is not necessarily the 'best' school for you. There can be tons of angels to consider when selecting ​university. Features like campus amenities, transportation services, and food would definitely alter one's decision of which school to attend. Here at Authority, we examined the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you want to know which forestry school has the best campus, the answer is Michigan State University. If you are very interested in which university is home to the finest campus, 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 each major in an unbiased and informative way. Here you can find our comprehensive list for the schools with the best student life and from that list, our pick for the university with the best student life for forestry is University of Florida. Are you curious why? Continue scrolling to find out more about Authority's top choices. Many of our picks just might shock you.

If cost is a primary deciding factor in your decisions, you might be cautious about University of Vermont. University of Vermont appears to be the most expensive university for forestry, at least for out of state students. We have an entire list of the most expensive universities that might put the cost of University of Vermont into perspective. For more context, you may care to know that forestry is the 250th most expensive degree in the US, with an average cost of $27,000. On a broader scale, the most expensive state for forestry in the country is Vermont with expenses at the main college, University of Vermont, of $41,280. To zoom out even further, the most expensive region for forestry is the New England region which is best demonstrated with University of Maine with a cost of $29,310, and University of Vermont with a cost of $41,280.

Our cheapest region for forestry is the Southeast region which is represented by University of Arkansas at Monticello with a cost of $10,629, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College with a cost of $9,469, and Southern University and A & M College with a cost of $4,972. In better news, the most affordable school for forestry is SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Authority.org's comprehensive list of the most affordable universities can be found here.

In-state learners can anticipate paying about $11,200 for a degree in forestry. The cost grows significantly to an average of $28,500 for an out-of-state public-school student. On that note, our choice for the university constituting the best value for forestry: University of California-Davis. Through this link you can see our comprehensive list of the colleges we believe to be the best value overall. With that said, this section is predicated on out-of-state tuition costs. A discussion of value changes when in-state tuition costs are considered, but we do not know where you live (and are not trying to collect that kind of data).

Earnings for forestry students range widely, but two years after completing the major graduates will typically earn around $46,000. While there can be a lot of variation in earnings potential; top earners can enjoy pay up to $96,200. Right out of college, the lowest earning jobs within the forestry field earn $22,000, which is an alright wage. The highest earning grads for forestry graduated from Michigan Technological University and if you want to find the schools with all of the highest earning graduates, Authority has that too.

The prevailing diversity of forestry ranks quite poor, arriving in only the 7th percentile of majors nationally. The school with the highest composite diversity for forestry is University of California-Berkeley and here you can find our general list of the schools with the most diversity. The financial diversity of the Forestry major ranks only in the 81st percentile compared to all other majors. Racial diversity is even further below average in the 6th percentile. White students make up the largest proportion, 82%, of those majoring in forestry. Additionally, 70% of scholars seeking a forestry major are men.

The median ranking of forestry professors is 4.2 stars, a ranking that is 5% higher than the average across every major; which is a good ranking. If you are searching for the most popular forestry professor nationally, consider looking up Bruce Lord from Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus. This might be a shock, but the highest rated professors of forestry by student are at Oregon State University. As we consider data beyond basic rankings we find that the school with the best professors for forestry is University of California-Davis. You can find more detail on our evolving ranking methodology of the best overall professors here, along with many of the finest examples of professors nationwide.

Finally, the hardest college to get into for forestry is University of California-Berkeley. While we think of this list more as a novelty, we have a comprehensive page of the hardest colleges to get into. That being said, we hope you believe that looking at the higher education world with a lens primarily informed by superlatives can create problems. We hope you look at some of our more nuanced pages on individual universities and explore a few of our background pages on important things to consider as your college search develops.

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North Carolina State University at Raleigh

#1 Best Colleges for Forestry

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

Raleigh, NC

www.ncsu.edu

A

Rating

45%

Acceptance

39,822

Students

#134

Ranking

$26,654

Tuition

University of Florida

#2 Best Colleges for Forestry

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

Gainesville, FL

www.ufl.edu/

A+

Rating

37%

Acceptance

58,749

Students

#78

Ranking

$25,694

Tuition

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

#3 Best Colleges for Forestry

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is a very large public university located in Blacksburg, VA ranked 136th in the nation. It has a total of 28,939 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting roughly 7 out of every 10 applicants. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University offers 242 different majors and is best known for its Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services, Foreign Languages and Literatures, and Management Science programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $11,420 for in-state students and $29,960 for those from out-of-state, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is somewhat moderately expensive. 80.79% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to take in more or less $62,500 per year, which is 50% greater than the national median.

Blacksburg, VA

WWW.VT.EDU

A

Rating

70%

Acceptance

36,882

Students

#136

Ranking

$29,960

Tuition

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

#4 Best Colleges for Forestry

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 Georgia

#5 Best Colleges for Forestry

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

Athens, GA

www.uga.edu

A

Rating

45%

Acceptance

42,708

Students

#127

Ranking

$28,830

Tuition

Purdue University-Main Campus

#6 Best Colleges for Forestry

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

West Lafayette, IN

https://www.purdue.edu

A

Rating

60%

Acceptance

47,412

Students

#133

Ranking

$28,010

Tuition

Oregon State University

#7 Best Colleges for Forestry

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

Corvallis, OR

https://oregonstate.edu

B

Rating

82%

Acceptance

38,110

Students

#453

Ranking

$29,346

Tuition

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

#8 Best Colleges for Forestry

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

Minneapolis, MN

https://twin-cities.umn.edu

A

Rating

57%

Acceptance

61,787

Students

#137

Ranking

$31,616

Tuition

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo

#9 Best Colleges for Forestry

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo is a very large public institution located in San Luis Obispo, CA ranked 112th in the nation. It has a total of 22,130 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, with a 28.42% acceptance rate. California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo offers 123 different majors and is best known for its Natural Resources Management and Policy, Agricultural Mechanization, and Construction Management programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $5,742 for in-state students and $17,622 for those from out-of-state, California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo is moderately priced. 73.19% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn roughly $66,900 per year, which is 61% above the national median.

San Luis Obispo, CA

calpoly.edu

A

Rating

28%

Acceptance

23,278

Students

#112

Ranking

$17,622

Tuition

West Virginia University

#10 Best Colleges for Forestry

West Virginia University is a very large public university located in Morgantown, WV ranked 1st in West Virginia. It has a total of 22,522 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 84.28% of applicants. West Virginia University offers 213 different majors and is best known for its Natural Resources Management and Policy, Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management, and Forestry programs (nationally ranked 8th, 9th, and 10th respectively). With an annual tuition of $8,976 for students from West Virginia and $25,320 for those from out-of-state, West Virginia University is somewhat moderately high-priced. 48.57% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn near $45,800 per year, which is 10% over the national median.

Morgantown, WV

www.wvu.edu

C+

Rating

84%

Acceptance

29,323

Students

#789

Ranking

$25,320

Tuition

Mississippi State University

#11 Best Colleges for Forestry

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

Michigan Technological University

#12 Best Colleges for Forestry

Michigan Technological University is a mid-sized public university located in Houghton, MI ranked 282nd in America. It has a total of 6,081 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 74.31% acceptance rate. Michigan Technological University offers 142 different majors and is best known for its Network and System Administration, Mechanical Engineering, and Geological Engineering programs (nationally ranked 1st, 5th, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $15,660 for in-state students and $34,896 for those from out-of-state, Michigan Technological University is somewhat moderately costly. 63.3% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to draw near $66,400 per year, which is 60% above the national median.

Houghton, MI

https://www.mtu.edu

A-

Rating

74%

Acceptance

7,657

Students

#282

Ranking

$34,896

Tuition

University of California-Berkeley

#13 Best Colleges for Forestry

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

Clemson University

#14 Best Colleges for Forestry

Clemson University is a very large public university located in Clemson, SC ranked 149th in the US. It has a total of 21,504 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 51.26% of applicants. Clemson University offers 249 different majors and is best known for its Science Teacher Education, Food Science, and Agricultural Production Operations programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 5th, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $14,118 for in-state students and $37,110 for those from out-of-state, Clemson University is rather high-priced. 75.17% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, joining the labor force. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn around $52,400 per year, which is 26% greater than the national median.

Clemson, SC

www.clemson.edu

A

Rating

51%

Acceptance

28,310

Students

#149

Ranking

$37,110

Tuition

University of California-Davis

#15 Best Colleges for Forestry

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

Auburn University

#16 Best Colleges for Forestry

Auburn University is a very large public university located in Auburn, AL ranked 293rd in the United States. It has a total of 25,795 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 80.67% acceptance rate. Auburn University offers 242 different majors and is best known for its Exercise Physiology, Architectural Engineering, and Technical Teacher Education programs, which are all nationally ranked 2nd. With an annual tuition of $9,816 for in-state students and $29,448 for those from out-of-state, Auburn University is somewhat moderately high-priced. 70.58% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to bring home near $48,800 per year, which is 17% above the national median.

Auburn, AL

www.auburn.edu

A-

Rating

81%

Acceptance

32,442

Students

#293

Ranking

$29,448

Tuition

University of Wisconsin-Madison

#17 Best Colleges for Forestry

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

Michigan State University

#18 Best Colleges for Forestry

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

East Lansing, MI

https://www.msu.edu

A

Rating

71%

Acceptance

55,332

Students

#163

Ranking

$39,766

Tuition

Texas A & M University-College Station

#19 Best Colleges for Forestry

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

Colorado State University-Fort Collins

#20 Best Colleges for Forestry

Colorado State University-Fort Collins is a very large public university located in Fort Collins, CO ranked 6th in Colorado. It has a total of 28,398 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting in the neighborhood of four out of five applicants. Colorado State University-Fort Collins offers 249 different majors and is best known for its Ecology, Agricultural and Domestic Animal Services, and Construction Engineering Technology programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $9,426 for in-state students and $28,147 for those from out-of-state, Colorado State University-Fort Collins is reasonably costly. 61.27% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn close to $47,100 per year, which is 13% over the national median.

Fort Collins, CO

colostate.edu

B+

Rating

81%

Acceptance

37,356

Students

#395

Ranking

$28,147

Tuition

Northland College

#21 Best Colleges for Forestry

Northland College is a very small private college located in Ashland, WI ranked 11th in Wisconsin. It has a total of 617 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 66.5% acceptance rate. Northland College offers 35 different majors and is best known for its Forestry program, which is ranked 21st in the United States. With an annual tuition of $35,998 per year, Northland College is reasonably costly. 61.25% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, entering the labor market. After graduation, alumni go on to take in near $33,700 per year, which is 19% under the national median.

Ashland, WI

https://www.northland.edu

C+

Rating

67%

Acceptance

617

Students

#660

Ranking

$35,998

Tuition

Iowa State University

#22 Best Colleges for Forestry

Iowa State University is a very large public university located in Ames, IA ranked 5th in Iowa. It has a total of 31,555 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 92.05% of applicants. Iowa State University offers 345 different majors and is best known for its Plant Sciences, Agronomy and Crop Science, and Agricultural Mechanization programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $8,042 for students from Iowa and $23,230 for those from out-of-state, Iowa State University is reasonably high-priced. 68.35% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, joining the labor force. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn more or less $50,700 per year, which is 22% greater than the national median.

Ames, IA

www.iastate.edu

B+

Rating

92%

Acceptance

37,944

Students

#376

Ranking

$23,230

Tuition

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

#23 Best Colleges for Forestry

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

University of Vermont

#24 Best Colleges for Forestry

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

Burlington, VT

www.uvm.edu

A

Rating

67%

Acceptance

15,698

Students

#203

Ranking

$41,280

Tuition

The University of Tennessee-Knoxville

#25 Best Colleges for Forestry

The University of Tennessee-Knoxville is a very large public university located in Knoxville, TN ranked 4th in Tennessee. It has a total of 24,447 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 78.85% of applicants. The University of Tennessee-Knoxville offers 312 different majors and is best known for its Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management, Business Statistics, and Soil Sciences programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $11,332 for in-state students and $29,522 for those from out-of-state, The University of Tennessee-Knoxville is somewhat moderately pricey. 62.8% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, employment. Open graduating, alumni go on to bring in around $45,100 per year, which is 9% over the national median.

Knoxville, TN

www.utk.edu

B+

Rating

79%

Acceptance

31,477

Students

#368

Ranking

$29,522

Tuition