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2023 Best Colleges for Plant Sciences

There are about 7,018 students enrolled in Plant Sciences in the USA.

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popularity

Average

Compared to national avg.

Diplomas received last year

3,396

Vs. National Avg.

-79%

popularity Rank

#184

cost

Very Affordable

Compared to national avg.

Median degree cost

$20K

Vs. National Avg.

-19%

cost Rank

#324

salary

Below Average

Compared to national avg.

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

$40K

Vs. National Avg.

-1%

salary Rank

#273

professors

Average

Compared to national avg.

Professor Rating

B-

Vs. National Avg.

11%

professors Rank

#133

students

Not Very Diverse

Compared to national avg.

Diversity Rating

C+

Vs. National Avg.

-7%

students Rank

#370

SUMMARY

Majoring in Plant Sciences is a valuable choice and often a mandatory first step for scholars planning to begin a career as a soil and plant scientist, an agriculture scientist, or an animal scientist. Interestingly, nationally, plant sciences is a very rare major ranking as the 150th most popular degree. Last academic year alone, there were 2,008 plant sciences graduates. In-state tuition for plant sciences at private universities is, on average, 4.7 times more spendy than their public equivalents.

With only 79 universities offering plant sciences there might be a smaller selection of institutions which will have a degree program for you. If you are hoping to surround yourself with other plant sciences undergraduates, look at schools in California which have the most students admitted to plant sciences annually. More generally, the best region to pursue plant sciences is in the Plains region with Iowa State University, Kansas State University, and University of Nebraska-Lincoln best representing the region. Interestingly, our pick of the top conference to major in plant sciences is the Southeastern Conference with University of Florida, Mississippi State University, and Texas A & M University-College Station representing the conference. From our extensive list of the best colleges, our choice for the best university for plant sciences is Cornell University.

The best school does not mean it is the 'best' school for you. There might be many more factors to think about when deciding on school. Stuff like campus amenities, transportation services, and food might impact your decision on where to go to university. At Authority, we have evaluated the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you want to know which plant sciences university has the best campus, the answer is Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus. If you are very interested in which college is home to the top campus, we have an entire page dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through government databases, student reviews, professor reviews, and more to compare all U.S. majors in an unbiased and informative way. You can explore our comprehensive list for the schools with the best student life&nbsphere and our selection for the university with the best student life for plant sciences is Cornell University. Curious why? Keep reading to find out more about our top selections. Some of our picks will probably shock you.

If expense is a major deciding factor in your decisions, you might consider avoiding Cornell University. Cornell University&nbspappears to be our most expensive college for plant sciences, at least regarding out of state students. That being said, we have a list of the most expensive&nbspschools that could put the cost of Cornell University&nbspinto perspective. Additionally, you could care to know that plant sciences is the 239th most expensive degree in the nation, with an average associated cost of $28,100. To zoom out a little, the most expensive state for plant sciences in the country is Vermont demonstrated by a tuition of $41,280 at the main university in the state University of Vermont. Even more broadly, the most expensive region for plant sciences is the New England region which is best demonstrated with University of Massachusetts-Amherst with a cost of $35,112, and University of Vermont with a cost of $41,280.

Our cheapest region for plant sciences is the Plains region which is represented by University of Minnesota-Crookston with a cost of $10,438, Southwest Minnesota State University with a cost of $7,722, and Chadron State College with a cost of $5,110. On the bright side, the most affordable school for plant sciences is University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez. Authority.org's comprehensive list of the most affordable colleges can be explored here.

In-state learners can anticipate paying about $10,500 for a degree in plant sciences. The cost balloons dramatically to a median of $25,500 for the out-of-state public-school student. As such, you might be interested in our selection for the school with the best value for plant sciences: Cornell University. Here you can find our comprehensive list of the universities we see as being the best value&nbspin general. That being said, this list is based on being an out-of-state student. The value proposition 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 plant sciences majors differ a lot, but two-years after graduation students will often make in the neighborhood of $42,100. While there can be a lot of variation in earnings potential; top earners can make up to $84,000. Even right out of school, the lowest earning jobs within the plant sciences field make $20,900, which isn't that bad. The top earning grads for plant sciences graduated from Cornell University&nbspand if you want to find the universities with all of the highest earning graduates, we have that too.

The all-around diversity of plant sciences stands subpar, falling in the 26th percentile of all programs. The school with the most composite diversity for plant sciences is Cornell University&nbspand here you can find our comprehensive list of the schools which have the most diversity. The overall financial diversity of the Plant Sciences major is only within the 73rd percentile compared to all other majors. Racial diversity is even less in the 23rd percentile. White collegians make up the largest proportion at 73% of those majoring in plant sciences. Additionally, 59% of students pursuing a plant sciences major are men.

The median rating for plant sciences' professors is 4 stars, a rating which is actually the median for all majors; this is a fine. If you want to find the most popular plant sciences professor in the country, consider looking up Paul Faulstich from Pitzer College. This might be a shock, but the highest rated professors for plant sciences from student rankings are found at Western Washington University. If we including information other than simply rankings it becomes clear that the school possessing the overall best professors for plant sciences is Cornell University. One will find more detail on our ever evolving ranking methodology of the best overall professors here, along with some of the finest examples of instructors nationwide.

Finally, the most difficult school to get into for plant sciences is Cornell University. While we do not necessarily see the value in it, we have a general page of the hardest colleges to get into. With that said, here at Authority we do hope you understand that looking at college with a perspective primarily informed by superlatives can cause issues. We at Authority hope you look at some of our more nuanced pages on different schools and explore some of our insightful background 'blog posts' on important details to look out for as you continue your school search.

Top 25 Best Colleges for Plant Sciences

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A+

Rating

#1 2023 Best Colleges for Plant Sciences

North Carolina State University at Raleigh

Raleigh, NC | www.ncsu.edu/

46%

Acceptance

40,537

Students

#136

Ranking

$29K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#2 2023 Best Colleges for Plant Sciences

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY | www.cornell.edu/

11%

Acceptance

24,594

Students

#14

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#3 2023 Best Colleges for Plant Sciences

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

University Park, PA |

0%

Acceptance

0

Students

#0

Ranking

$0

Tuition

A

Rating

#4 2023 Best Colleges for Plant Sciences

Ohio State University-Main Campus

Columbus, OH | www.osu.edu/

68%

Acceptance

66,017

Students

#194

Ranking

$34K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#5 2023 Best Colleges for Plant Sciences

University of California-Davis

Davis, CA | ucdavis.edu/

46%

Acceptance

41,236

Students

#96

Ranking

$44K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#6 2023 Best Colleges for Plant Sciences

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL | www.ufl.edu/

31%

Acceptance

58,857

Students

#76

Ranking

$29K

Tuition

A

Rating

#7 2023 Best Colleges for Plant Sciences

Auburn University

Auburn, AL | www.auburn.edu/

85%

Acceptance

32,840

Students

#276

Ranking

$32K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#8 2023 Best Colleges for Plant Sciences

University of Delaware

Newark, DE | www.udel.edu/

66%

Acceptance

26,527

Students

#142

Ranking

$36K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#9 2023 Best Colleges for Plant Sciences

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Minneapolis, MN | https://twin-cities.umn.edu/

70%

Acceptance

63,760

Students

#159

Ranking

$33K

Tuition

A

Rating

#10 2023 Best Colleges for Plant Sciences

University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Amherst, MA | www.umass.edu/

65%

Acceptance

35,781

Students

#218

Ranking

$36K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#11 2023 Best Colleges for Plant Sciences

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

New Brunswick, NJ | https://newbrunswick.rutgers.edu/

67%

Acceptance

56,178

Students

#152

Ranking

$32K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#12 2023 Best Colleges for Plant Sciences

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX | www.ttu.edu/

70%

Acceptance

41,909

Students

#406

Ranking

$24K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#13 2023 Best Colleges for Plant Sciences

University of Maryland-College Park

College Park, MD | www.umd.edu/

51%

Acceptance

44,404

Students

#98

Ranking

$37K

Tuition

A

Rating

#14 2023 Best Colleges for Plant Sciences

The University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Knoxville, TN | www.utk.edu/

78%

Acceptance

32,056

Students

#322

Ranking

$32K

Tuition

A

Rating

#15 2023 Best Colleges for Plant Sciences

University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ | https://www.arizona.edu/

85%

Acceptance

49,966

Students

#391

Ranking

$37K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#16 2023 Best Colleges for Plant Sciences

Washington State University

Pullman, WA | wsu.edu/

80%

Acceptance

35,394

Students

#513

Ranking

$27K

Tuition

B

Rating

#17 2023 Best Colleges for Plant Sciences

West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV | www.wvu.edu/

84%

Acceptance

30,045

Students

#895

Ranking

$25K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#18 2023 Best Colleges for Plant Sciences

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Lincoln, NE | www.unl.edu/

78%

Acceptance

32,498

Students

#399

Ranking

$27K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#19 2023 Best Colleges for Plant Sciences

Dordt University

Sioux Center, IA | www.dordt.edu/

72%

Acceptance

1,769

Students

#505

Ranking

$33K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#20 2023 Best Colleges for Plant Sciences

University of Missouri-Columbia

Columbia, MO | https://missouri.edu/

82%

Acceptance

32,916

Students

#450

Ranking

$29K

Tuition

C+

Rating

#21 2023 Best Colleges for Plant Sciences

Montana State University

Bozeman, MT | www.montana.edu/

81%

Acceptance

18,756

Students

#1140

Ranking

$27K

Tuition

A

Rating

#22 2023 Best Colleges for Plant Sciences

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College

Baton Rouge, LA | www.lsu.edu/

73%

Acceptance

34,811

Students

#359

Ranking

$29K

Tuition

F

Rating

#23 2023 Best Colleges for Plant Sciences

Santa Rosa Junior College

Santa Rosa, CA | www.santarosa.edu/

0%

Acceptance

27,223

Students

#2508

Ranking

$8K

Tuition

D−

Rating

#24 2023 Best Colleges for Plant Sciences

University of the Incarnate Word

San Antonio, TX | www.uiw.edu/

97%

Acceptance

10,468

Students

#2142

Ranking

$32K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#25 2023 Best Colleges for Plant Sciences

University of California-Berkeley

Berkeley, CA | www.berkeley.edu/

17%

Acceptance

45,878

Students

#55

Ranking

$44K

Tuition

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