Best Colleges for Natural Sciences


Graduates Per Year


Average Salary


Most Popular Major


Somewhat Affordable



Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees


Biological and Physical Sciences



Natural Sciences



Industrial and Organizational Psychology


Public vs Private Cost

In-State Tuition

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Degree Cost

Most Expensive Region

New England

Harvard University

Most Expensive State


Johns Hopkins University

Most Expensive College

Johns Hopkins University


Most Affordable Region


Shorter University

Most Affordable State

West Virginia

American Public University System

Most Affordable College

Universidad del Sagrado Corazon



Natural sciences is the 270th most expensive major in the United States, with a median cost of $25,918 among the top 50 programs (just ahead of #271, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, with a median cost of $25,872).

New England has the most expensive colleges with top 50 natural sciences programs predominantly led by Harvard University with an annual cost of $47,730. The most expensive state for natural sciences is Maryland led by Johns Hopkins University.

Public schools with good programs by and large charge 74.27% less than private schools for in-state students. However, when looking at out-of-state tuition, the median top 50 Public school charges 40.2% less than the median private school. So, if you're applying to a state school, make sure you qualify for in-state tuition sooner rather than later.

The most expensive option in the top 25 is Johns Hopkins University, which is the 53rd most expensive college in the US. The most affordable option in the top 100 is Universidad del Sagrado Corazon. It costs just $4,800 per year, and it is its natural sciences program is ranked #21. Another more affordable choice would be #17, University of Puerto Rico-Cayey in Cayey Municipio, PR with a cost of $3,968 for in-state students and $5,952 for out-of-state students.