Best Colleges for Natural Sciences

852

Graduates Per Year

$56K

Average Salary

#227

Most Popular Major

Popularity

Average Popularity

852

86% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

84

56% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

227

Natural Sciences

852

228

Preschool Education and Teaching

850

Cost

Somewhat Affordable

$25,918

19% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

269

Biological and Physical Sciences

$26,111

270

Natural Sciences

$25,918

271

Industrial and Organizational Psychology

$25,872

Salary

Average Salary

$33,303

14% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

222

Legal Support Services

$33,478

223

Natural Sciences

$33,303

224

Italian Language and Literature

$33,235

Professors

Average

4/5

Median Student Rating

Highest Student Rated Professors

194

Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology

195

Natural Sciences

196

Hispanic-American Studies

Students

Diverse

4.1/5

11.38% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

119

Design and Visual Communications

120

Natural Sciences

121

Physics

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 here 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 is the most expensive college for natural sciences, at least for out of state enrollment. We do have an entire page for the most expensive colleges that might put the expense at Johns Hopkins University into 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 overall. 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 and 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 and 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.

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Harvard University

#1 Best Colleges for Natural Sciences

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

Johns Hopkins University

#2 Best Colleges for Natural Sciences

Johns Hopkins University is a very large private university located in Baltimore, MD ranked 7th in the United States. It has a total of 8,185 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting more or less one in every ten applicants. Johns Hopkins University offers 362 different majors and is best known for its Public Health, Neuroscience, and Biophysics programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $55,350 per year, Johns Hopkins University is very expensive. 83.58% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, entering the labor force. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn more or less $73,200 per year, which is 76% over the national median.

Baltimore, MD

www.jhu.edu

A+

Rating

11%

Acceptance

33,543

Students

#7

Ranking

$55,350

Tuition

Loyola Marymount University

#3 Best Colleges for Natural Sciences

Loyola Marymount University is a mid-sized private institution located in Los Angeles, CA ranked 121st in the United States. It has a total of 6,978 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting just above three sevenths of applicants. Loyola Marymount University offers 118 different majors and is best known for its Playwriting and Screenwriting, Natural Sciences, and Recording Arts Technology programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 3rd, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $49,550 per year, Loyola Marymount University is very pricey. 75.59% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to make more or less $61,300 per year, which is 48% over the national median.

Los Angeles, CA

https://www.lmu.edu

A

Rating

44%

Acceptance

10,698

Students

#121

Ranking

$49,550

Tuition

Kansas State University

#4 Best Colleges for Natural Sciences

Kansas State University is a very large public university located in Manhattan, KS ranked 7th in Kansas. It has a total of 19,196 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 95.37% of applicants. Kansas State University offers 283 different majors and is best known for its Secondary Education and Teaching, Horticultural Science, and Natural Sciences programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 3rd, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $9,375 for in-state students and $25,251 for those from out-of-state, Kansas State University is somewhat moderately high-priced. 55.95% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make approximately $45,600 per year, which is 10% over the national median.

Manhattan, KS

www.k-state.edu

C+

Rating

95%

Acceptance

24,546

Students

#731

Ranking

$25,251

Tuition

Texas Christian University

#5 Best Colleges for Natural Sciences

Texas Christian University is a large private university located in Fort Worth, TX ranked 119th in America. It has a total of 9,780 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 47.12% of applicants. Texas Christian University offers 199 different majors and is best known for its Computer Systems Analysis, Entrepreneurship, and Fashion Merchandising programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 3rd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $49,160 per year, Texas Christian University is very pricey. 77.26% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, joining the workforce. Open graduating, alumni go on to bring home approximately $52,800 per year, which is 27% greater than the national median.

Fort Worth, TX

www.tcu.edu/

A

Rating

47%

Acceptance

11,499

Students

#119

Ranking

$49,160

Tuition

Christian Brothers University

#6 Best Colleges for Natural Sciences

Christian Brothers University is a small private institution located in Memphis, TN ranked 7th in Tennessee. It has a total of 1,855 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting around one in every two applicants. Christian Brothers University offers 84 different majors and is best known for its Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Natural Sciences, and Applied Psychology programs (nationally ranked 5th, 6th, and 9th respectively). With an annual tuition of $32,920 per year, Christian Brothers University is reasonably costly. 46.54% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to earn roughly $44,200 per year, which is 6% above the national median.

Memphis, TN

https://www.cbu.edu

B

Rating

50%

Acceptance

2,330

Students

#469

Ranking

$32,920

Tuition

Daemen College

#7 Best Colleges for Natural Sciences

Daemen College is a small private institution located in Amherst, NY ranked 92nd in New York. It has a total of 1,893 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 61.56% acceptance rate. Daemen College offers 97 different majors and is best known for its Natural Sciences, Legal Support Services, and Health and Wellness programs (nationally ranked 7th, 32nd, and 35th respectively). With an annual tuition of $28,830 per year, Daemen College is somewhat moderately high-priced. 47.35% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to draw about $42,800 per year, which is 3% over the national median.

Amherst, NY

www.daemen.edu

C+

Rating

62%

Acceptance

2,936

Students

#828

Ranking

$28,830

Tuition

Dominican University

#8 Best Colleges for Natural Sciences

Dominican University is a small private institution located in River Forest, IL ranked 30th in Illinois. It has a total of 2,263 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 64.34% acceptance rate. Dominican University offers 95 different majors and is best known for its Natural Sciences, Pre-Medical Studies, and Commercial and Advertising Art programs (nationally ranked 8th, 11th, and 16th respectively). With an annual tuition of $33,950 per year, Dominican University is somewhat moderately high-priced. 58.15% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, employment. Open graduating, alumni go on to take home around $47,100 per year, which is 13% greater than the national median.

River Forest, IL

www.dom.edu/

C+

Rating

64%

Acceptance

3,506

Students

#721

Ranking

$33,950

Tuition

Saint Vincent College

#9 Best Colleges for Natural Sciences

Saint Vincent College is a small private liberal arts college located in Latrobe, PA ranked 29th in Pennsylvania. It has a total of 1,765 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 67.7% acceptance rate. Saint Vincent College offers 62 different majors and is best known for its Natural Sciences, Criminology, and Early Childhood Education and Teaching programs (nationally ranked 9th, 10th, and 48th respectively). With an annual tuition of $35,520 per year, Saint Vincent College is somewhat moderately pricey. 66.98% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor force. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn about $47,600 per year, which is 15% above the national median.

Latrobe, PA

https://www.stvincent.edu

B+

Rating

68%

Acceptance

1,989

Students

#371

Ranking

$35,520

Tuition

College of Saint Benedict

#10 Best Colleges for Natural Sciences

College of Saint Benedict is a small private liberal arts college located in Saint Joseph, MN ranked 287th in America. It has a total of 1,813 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 80.46% acceptance rate. College of Saint Benedict offers 38 different majors and is best known for its Nutrition Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Theological and Ministerial Studies programs (nationally ranked 6th, 10th, and 15th respectively). With an annual tuition of $45,370 per year, College of Saint Benedict is exceptionally high-priced. 78.67% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn around $52,600 per year, which is 27% over the national median.

Saint Joseph, MN

https://csbsju.edu

A-

Rating

80%

Acceptance

1,813

Students

#287

Ranking

$45,370

Tuition

Temple University

#11 Best Colleges for Natural Sciences

Temple University is a very large public university located in Philadelphia, PA ranked 253rd in America. It has a total of 31,632 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting just about three out of every five applicants. Temple University offers 493 different majors and is best known for its Organizational Communication, Recreational Therapy, and Social Studies Teacher Education programs, which are all nationally ranked 2nd. With an annual tuition of $16,080 for students from Pennsylvania and $28,992 for those from out-of-state, Temple University is somewhat moderately high-priced. 69.66% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to take in around $50,500 per year, which is 22% over the national median.

Philadelphia, PA

www.temple.edu

A-

Rating

60%

Acceptance

43,154

Students

#253

Ranking

$28,992

Tuition

Saint Johns University

#12 Best Colleges for Natural Sciences

Saint Johns University is a small private liberal arts college located in Collegeville, MN ranked 7th in Minnesota. It has a total of 1,693 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting something like seven out of every nine applicants. Saint Johns University offers 41 different majors and is best known for its Natural Sciences program, which is ranked 12th in the US. With an annual tuition of $45,730 per year, Saint Johns University is very expensive. 70% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor market. After graduation, alumni go on to take home around $60,600 per year, which is 46% over the national median.

Collegeville, MN

https://csbsju.edu

A-

Rating

78%

Acceptance

1,856

Students

#315

Ranking

$45,730

Tuition

Mount Saint Joseph University

#13 Best Colleges for Natural Sciences

Mount Saint Joseph University is a small private institution located in Cincinnati, OH ranked 30th in Ohio. It has a total of 1,554 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 62.41% acceptance rate. Mount Saint Joseph University offers 72 different majors and is best known for its Natural Sciences and Health and Wellness programs, which are respectively ranked 13th and 27th in the nation. With an annual tuition of $30,100 per year, Mount Saint Joseph University is reasonably expensive. 49.29% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to make around $41,400 per year, which is 0% below the national median.

Cincinnati, OH

www.msj.edu

C+

Rating

62%

Acceptance

2,488

Students

#772

Ranking

$30,100

Tuition

Colorado State University-Fort Collins

#14 Best Colleges for Natural Sciences

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

California State University-Chico

#15 Best Colleges for Natural Sciences

California State University-Chico is a large public college located in Chico, CA ranked 70th in California. It has a total of 18,053 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 72.33% acceptance rate. California State University-Chico offers 111 different majors and is best known for its Construction Engineering Technology, Game and Interactive Media Design, and Agriculture programs (nationally ranked 7th, 10th, and 12th respectively). With an annual tuition of $5,742 for students from California and $17,622 for those from out-of-state, California State University-Chico is reasonably priced. 66.19% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to bring home about $48,100 per year, which is 16% over the national median.

Chico, CA

www.csuchico.edu

C+

Rating

72%

Acceptance

19,323

Students

#699

Ranking

$17,622

Tuition

California State University-Los Angeles

#16 Best Colleges for Natural Sciences

California State University-Los Angeles is a very large public institution located in Los Angeles, CA ranked 73rd in California. It has a total of 25,613 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 47.81% acceptance rate. California State University-Los Angeles offers 152 different majors and is best known for its Technology Teacher Education, Fire Protection, and Social Work programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 7th, and 8th respectively). With an annual tuition of $5,742 for in-state students and $17,622 for those from out-of-state, California State University-Los Angeles is reasonably priced. 55.77% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to take home near $46,100 per year, which is 11% over the national median.

Los Angeles, CA

www.calstatela.edu

C+

Rating

48%

Acceptance

29,963

Students

#744

Ranking

$17,622

Tuition

University of Puerto Rico-Cayey

#17 Best Colleges for Natural Sciences

University of Puerto Rico-Cayey is a small public liberal arts college located in Cayey, PR ranked 9th in Puerto Rico. It has a total of 3,192 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 87.76% of applicants. University of Puerto Rico-Cayey offers 23 different majors and is best known for its History Teacher Education, Natural Sciences, and Science Teacher Education programs (nationally ranked 13th, 17th, and 20th respectively). With an annual tuition of $3,968 for in-state students and $5,952 for those from out-of-state, University of Puerto Rico-Cayey is very low-priced. 44.85% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, employment.

Cayey, PR

www.cayey.upr.edu

C

Rating

88%

Acceptance

3,192

Students

#1425

Ranking

$5,952

Tuition

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

#18 Best Colleges for Natural Sciences

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is a small private university located in Harrisburg, PA with a student to faculty ratio of 29 to 1. It has a total of 1,117 full-time undergraduate students. Harrisburg University of Science and Technology offers 15 different majors and is best known for its Natural Sciences and Game and Interactive Media Design programs, which are respectively ranked 18th and 27th in the US. With an annual tuition of $23,900 per year, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is reasonably expensive. 27.88% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, working.

Harrisburg, PA

www.HarrisburgU.edu

C-

Rating

100%

Acceptance

6,666

Students

#2084

Ranking

$23,900

Tuition

University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras

#19 Best Colleges for Natural Sciences

University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras is a large public university located in San Juan, PR ranked 4th in Puerto Rico. It has a total of 12,153 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 48.81% of applicants. University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras offers 124 different majors and is best known for its Drawing, Spanish Language Teacher Education, and Teaching English as a Second Language programs (nationally ranked 6th, 9th, and 12th respectively). With an annual tuition of $3,968 for students from Puerto Rico and $5,952 for those from out-of-state, University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras is quite cheap. 47.13% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, entering the workforce.

San Juan, PR

www.uprrp.edu

C+

Rating

49%

Acceptance

15,664

Students

#867

Ranking

$5,952

Tuition

Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Metro

#20 Best Colleges for Natural Sciences

Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Metro is a mid-sized private college located in San Juan, PR ranked 5th in Puerto Rico. It has a total of 6,535 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, accepting more or less 1 in every 4 applicants. Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Metro offers 100 different majors and is best known for its Office Management and Supervision and Natural Sciences programs, which are respectively ranked 16th and 20th in the United States. With an annual tuition of $6,840 per year, Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Metro is quite cheap. After college, alumni go on to make near $19,800 per year, which is 52% less than the national median.

San Juan, PR

www.metro.inter.edu/

C+

Rating

26%

Acceptance

9,143

Students

#1105

Ranking

$6,840

Tuition

Universidad del Sagrado Corazon

#21 Best Colleges for Natural Sciences

Universidad del Sagrado Corazon is a small private institution located in Santurce, PR ranked 19th in Puerto Rico. It has a total of 4,781 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, with a 36.85% acceptance rate. Universidad del Sagrado Corazon offers 66 different majors and is best known for its Natural Sciences, Advertising, and Photography programs (nationally ranked 21st, 47th, and 49th respectively). With an annual tuition of $4,800 per year, Universidad del Sagrado Corazon is very affordable. 41.73% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor market. After finishing college, alumni go on to take in near $20,200 per year, which is 51% below the national median.

Santurce, PR

www.sagrado.edu

C

Rating

37%

Acceptance

5,102

Students

#1848

Ranking

$4,800

Tuition

Oklahoma Baptist University

#22 Best Colleges for Natural Sciences

Oklahoma Baptist University is a small private institution located in Shawnee, OK ranked 12th in Oklahoma. It has a total of 1,963 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting a little above 57.1% of applicants. Oklahoma Baptist University offers 89 different majors and is best known for its Physical Therapy, Family and Community Services, and Counseling Psychology programs (nationally ranked 10th, 16th, and 19th respectively). With an annual tuition of $26,584 per year, Oklahoma Baptist University is somewhat moderately expensive. 45.6% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn approximately $40,500 per year, which is 2% below the national median.

Shawnee, OK

https://www.okbu.edu

C+

Rating

57%

Acceptance

2,113

Students

#1167

Ranking

$26,584

Tuition

Excelsior College

#23 Best Colleges for Natural Sciences

Excelsior College is a very large private liberal arts college located in Albany, NY with a student to faculty ratio of 20 to 1. It has a total of 32,927 full-time undergraduate students. Excelsior College offers 101 different majors and is best known for its Environmental Control Technologies, Military Technologies, and Electromechanical Instrumentation and Maintenance Technologies programs (nationally ranked 10th, 13th, and 18th respectively). 36.27% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, working.

Albany, NY

www.excelsior.edu

C+

Rating

100%

Acceptance

36,455

Students

#1088

Ranking

-

Tuition

California State University-Bakersfield

#24 Best Colleges for Natural Sciences

California State University-Bakersfield is a large public college located in Bakersfield, CA with a student to faculty ratio of 24 to 1. It has a total of 11,168 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 80.71% acceptance rate. California State University-Bakersfield offers 57 different majors and is best known for its Engineering Science, Natural Sciences, and Natural Resources Management and Policy programs (nationally ranked 18th, 24th, and 45th respectively). With an annual tuition of $5,742 for in-state students and $17,622 for those from out-of-state, California State University-Bakersfield is moderately priced. 40.01% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to generate about $47,800 per year, which is 15% above the national median.

Bakersfield, CA

www.csub.edu

C

Rating

81%

Acceptance

12,944

Students

#1462

Ranking

$17,622

Tuition

Shorter University

#25 Best Colleges for Natural Sciences

Shorter University is a small private college located in Rome, GA ranked 34th in Georgia. It has a total of 1,614 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting close to 3/5 of applicants. Shorter University offers 44 different majors and is best known for its Natural Sciences program, which is ranked 25th in the US. With an annual tuition of $21,940 per year, Shorter University is somewhat moderately pricey. 35.4% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, joining the labor market. After graduation, alumni go on to draw more or less $43,200 per year, which is 4% above the national median.

Rome, GA

https://www.shorter.edu/

C

Rating

60%

Acceptance

1,787

Students

#1645

Ranking

$21,940

Tuition