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2023 Best Colleges for Natural Sciences

There are about 11,671 students enrolled in Natural Sciences in the USA.

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popularity

Below Average

Compared to national avg.

Diplomas received last year

2,134

Vs. National Avg.

-87%

popularity Rank

#226

cost

Somewhat Affordable

Compared to national avg.

Median degree cost

$26K

Vs. National Avg.

5%

cost Rank

#238

salary

Average

Compared to national avg.

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

$42K

Vs. National Avg.

6%

salary Rank

#187

professors

Below Average

Compared to national avg.

Professor Rating

C+

Vs. National Avg.

2%

professors Rank

#224

students

Average

Compared to national avg.

Diversity Rating

B-

Vs. National Avg.

3%

students Rank

#179

SUMMARY

Majoring in Natural Sciences is a valuable choice and often a mandatory first step for pupils desiring to enter a career as a laboratory technician, a clinical research coordinator, or a clinical laboratory scientist. Interestingly, natural sciences is a very rare degree ranking as the 227th most popular major. Last year alone, there were 852 natural sciences graduates. In-state tuition for natural sciences at private colleges is, on average, 3.9 times more costly than their public rivals.

With only 84 schools offering natural sciences you might have limited options as to the institutions that will have an option for you. If you're looking to surround yourself with other natural sciences undergraduates, consider looking at schools in Puerto Rico which have more undergrads admitted to natural sciences than any other state. Zooming out, the best region to study natural sciences is in the Other U.S. jurisdictions region with Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Metro, University of Puerto Rico-Cayey, and University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras best representing the region. Interestingly, our selection for the top conference to major in natural sciences is the East Coast Conference with Daemen College representing the conference. On that topic, our selection for the best college for natural sciences is Harvard University. You might also want to check out our list of best colleges.

The objectively 'best' school is not necessarily the 'best' school for you. There are a bunch of factors to think about when selecting institution. Features such as campus amenities, transportation services, and food could change your decision of where to go to college. Here at Authority, we've weighed the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you want to know which natural sciences university boasts the top college campus, the answer is Harvard University. If, for example, you are primarily interested in which school boasts the finest campus, then we have a whole page dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through government databases, student reviews, professor reviews, and more in order to compare each major in an unbiased and informative way. You can find our comprehensive list for the schools with the best student life&nbsphere and from that list, our choice for the college with the best student life for natural sciences is Texas Christian University. Are you curious why? Continue scrolling to find out more about our top selections. Some of our decisions might surprise you.

If expense is a primary factor in your decisions, you might be cautious about Johns Hopkins University. Johns Hopkins University&nbspis the most expensive college for natural sciences, at least for out of state enrollment. We do have an entire page for the most expensive&nbspcolleges that might put the expense at Johns Hopkins University&nbspinto perspective. You could also care to know that natural sciences is the 270th most expensive major in the nation, with an average associated cost of $25,900. On a broader scale, the most expensive state for natural sciences nationally is Maryland with costs at the primary university, Johns Hopkins University, of $55,350. Even more broadly, the most expensive region of the U.S. for natural sciences is unfortunately unavailable due to missing data.

Our cheapest region for natural sciences is the Southeast region which is represented by Shorter University with a cost of $21,940, Christian Brothers University with a cost of $32,920, and American Public University System with a cost of $6,804. In better news, the most affordable school for natural sciences is Universidad del Sagrado Corazon. Our full list of the most affordable schools can be found here.

In-state attendees can expect to pay in the neighborhood of $8,500 for a degree in natural sciences. The cost swells by a lot to an average of $19,800 for the out-of-state public-school student. As such, you might be interested in our choice for the university representing the best value for natural sciences: Harvard University. On this page you will see our comprehensive list on the universities we believe to be the best value&nbspoverall. Do know, this discussion is predicated on the assumption that you are an out-of-state student. The value proposition changes when in-state tuition costs are 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 natural sciences students range widely, but two years after completing the major graduates will often earn around $55,800. While there can be much variation in earnings potential; top positions can make up to $110,500. Right out of university, the minimum earning opportunities within the natural sciences field make $28,000, which could be worse. The top earning grads from natural sciences attended Harvard University&nbspand if you are looking for colleges with all of the highest earning graduates, we have that too.

The overall diversity of natural sciences is on the higher end, ranking in the 70th percentile of all majors. The school with the most composite diversity for natural sciences is Harvard University&nbspand here you can find our general list for the universities with the most diversity. The overall financial diversity of Natural Sciences ranks only in the 5th percentile of all majors. Racial diversity is actually above financial diversity, in the 70th percentile. Asian collegians make up 5% of scholars studying natural sciences. Additionally, 62% of undergraduates pursuing a natural sciences major are women.

The median rating of natural sciences professors is 4 stars, a rating that is exactly the average score across all majors; this is a fine. If you are looking for the most popular natural sciences professor in the country, take a look at Laura Choudhury at Broward College. This may be a shock, but the best ranked instructors of natural sciences by student are at Broward College. If we incorporate data beyond basic rankings we find that the university with comprehensively the best professors for natural sciences is Johns Hopkins University. You can find more detail on our ever evolving ranking methodology of the best overall professors here, as well as some of the best examples of instructors nationwide.

Finally, the most difficult college to get into for natural sciences is Harvard University. While we are unsure why you would be interested, we do have a comprehensive list of the hardest colleges to get into. That being said, we hope you believe that looking at the education process from context only derived from superlatives could be said to be the root of many of higher education's fundamental problems. We encourage you to explore our more focused pages on different colleges and read a couple of our helpful background pages on beneficial things to think about as your university search develops.

Top 25 Best Colleges for Natural Sciences

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A+

Rating

#1 2023 Best Colleges for Natural Sciences

Georgetown University

Washington, DC | www.georgetown.edu/

17%

Acceptance

22,720

Students

#19

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#2 2023 Best Colleges for Natural Sciences

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL | www.northwestern.edu/

9%

Acceptance

25,870

Students

#12

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#3 2023 Best Colleges for Natural Sciences

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD | www.jhu.edu/

11%

Acceptance

34,250

Students

#4

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#4 2023 Best Colleges for Natural Sciences

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA | www.harvard.edu/

5%

Acceptance

41,024

Students

#3

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#5 2023 Best Colleges for Natural Sciences

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN | www.nd.edu/

19%

Acceptance

13,268

Students

#16

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#6 2023 Best Colleges for Natural Sciences

Emory University

Atlanta, GA | www.emory.edu/

19%

Acceptance

15,970

Students

#24

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#7 2023 Best Colleges for Natural Sciences

Swarthmore College

Swarthmore, PA | www.swarthmore.edu/

9%

Acceptance

1,689

Students

#36

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#8 2023 Best Colleges for Natural Sciences

Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland, OH | www.case.edu/

30%

Acceptance

12,298

Students

#49

Ranking

$53K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#9 2023 Best Colleges for Natural Sciences

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

University Park, PA |

0%

Acceptance

0

Students

#0

Ranking

$0

Tuition

A+

Rating

#10 2023 Best Colleges for Natural Sciences

New York University

New York, NY | www.nyu.edu/

21%

Acceptance

58,361

Students

#23

Ranking

$55K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#11 2023 Best Colleges for Natural Sciences

Colgate University

Hamilton, NY | https://www.colgate.edu/

27%

Acceptance

3,112

Students

#51

Ranking

$60K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#12 2023 Best Colleges for Natural Sciences

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA | www.bc.edu/

26%

Acceptance

16,502

Students

#32

Ranking

$60K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#13 2023 Best Colleges for Natural Sciences

University of Georgia

Athens, GA | www.uga.edu/

48%

Acceptance

42,941

Students

#120

Ranking

$31K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#14 2023 Best Colleges for Natural Sciences

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus

Pittsburgh, PA | www.pitt.edu/

64%

Acceptance

35,563

Students

#155

Ranking

$34K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#15 2023 Best Colleges for Natural Sciences

Pitzer College

Claremont, CA | https://www.pitzer.edu/

17%

Acceptance

1,111

Students

#85

Ranking

$56K

Tuition

A

Rating

#16 2023 Best Colleges for Natural Sciences

University of South Florida

Tampa, FL | www.usf.edu/

49%

Acceptance

60,343

Students

#220

Ranking

$17K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#17 2023 Best Colleges for Natural Sciences

Lehigh University

Bethlehem, PA | www.lehigh.edu/

50%

Acceptance

7,445

Students

#59

Ranking

$55K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#18 2023 Best Colleges for Natural Sciences

Purdue University-Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN | https://www.purdue.edu/

67%

Acceptance

49,027

Students

#129

Ranking

$29K

Tuition

A

Rating

#19 2023 Best Colleges for Natural Sciences

Brigham Young University

Provo, UT | www.byu.edu/

69%

Acceptance

39,086

Students

#198

Ranking

$6K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#20 2023 Best Colleges for Natural Sciences

Wesleyan University

Middletown, CT | www.wesleyan.edu/

21%

Acceptance

3,599

Students

#67

Ranking

$60K

Tuition

A

Rating

#21 2023 Best Colleges for Natural Sciences

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI | https://www.msu.edu/

76%

Acceptance

55,406

Students

#178

Ranking

$40K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#22 2023 Best Colleges for Natural Sciences

University of Washington-Seattle Campus

Seattle, WA | www.washington.edu/

56%

Acceptance

56,554

Students

#108

Ranking

$39K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#23 2023 Best Colleges for Natural Sciences

Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX | www.tcu.edu/

48%

Acceptance

11,506

Students

#119

Ranking

$52K

Tuition

A

Rating

#24 2023 Best Colleges for Natural Sciences

University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Amherst, MA | www.umass.edu/

65%

Acceptance

35,781

Students

#218

Ranking

$36K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#25 2023 Best Colleges for Natural Sciences

Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA | www.scu.edu/

51%

Acceptance

9,509

Students

#82

Ranking

$53K

Tuition

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