2022 Best Colleges for Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management

1,761

Graduates Per Year

$39K

Average Salary

#159

Most Popular Major

Popularity

Somewhat Popular

1,761

71% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

61

68% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

158

Child Development

1,766

159

Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management

1,761

160

Environmental Engineering

1,712

Cost

Somewhat Affordable

$22,781

29% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

310

Industrial Management

$22,970

311

Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management

$22,781

312

Insurance

$22,719

Salary

Low Salary

$24,930

35% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

379

Zoology

$25,595

380

Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management

$24,930

381

Multicultural and Diversity Studies

$24,553

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TOP

25

Professors

Very Good

4.6/5

15% NATIONAL AVG

Median Student Rating

Highest Student Rated Professors

12

Mechanic and Repair Technologies

13

Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management

14

Computational Science

Students

Not Diverse

2.7/5

26.66% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

368

Forestry

369

Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management

370

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SUMMARY

Going to school for Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management is not only a valuable choice, but often a critical first step for undergrads aspiring to pursue a career as a park ranger, a field arborist, or a forest ranger. Interestingly, wildlife, fish and wildlands science and management is an uncommon degree coming in at the 159th most popular degree. Last year alone, there were 1,761 wildlife, fish and wildlands science and management degrees conferred. In-state tuition for wildlife, fish and wildlands science and management at private schools is, on average, 2.7 times more pricey than their public rivals.

With just 61 universities having programs for wildlife, fish and wildlands science and management you may have a smaller selection of institutions you can choose from. If you are hoping to immerse yourself with other wildlife, fish and wildlands science and management undergraduates, consider universities in Texas which have the most students admitted to wildlife, fish and wildlands science and management annually. Zooming out, the top region to major in wildlife, fish and wildlands science and management is in the Southeast region with University of Florida, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and West Virginia University best representing the region. Interestingly, our selection for the top conference to study wildlife, fish and wildlands science and management is the Southeastern Conference with University of Florida, University of Georgia, and Texas A & M University-College Station representing the conference. That said, our choice for the best college for wildlife, fish and wildlands science and management is University of Florida. You might also want to check out our list of best colleges.

The objectively 'best' school might not actually be the best school for every student. There might be lots more angels to consider when deciding on ​university. External stuff like campus amenities, transportation services, and food would change your decision of where to go to college. At Authority, we weighed the pros and cons for you. If, as an example, you are interested in which wildlife, fish and wildlands science and management college has the best campus, the answer is Michigan State University. If you are very interested in which college boasts the finest campus, then we have a whole page dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through professor reviews, government databases, student reviews, and more in order to evaluate every major in the United States in an unbiased and informative way. Here you can explore our comprehensive list for the schools with the best student life and our choice of the college with the best student life for wildlife, fish and wildlands science and management is University of Florida. Are you curious why? Keep scrolling to find out more about our top choices. Many of our picks will probably surprise you.

If cost is a major deciding factor in your decisions, you might be cautious about University of California-Davis. University of California-Davis appears to be the most expensive college for wildlife, fish and wildlands science and management, at least for out of state students. We do have an entire page for the most expensive colleges that might put the cost of University of California-Davis into perspective. Additionally, you may want to know that wildlife, fish and wildlands science and management is the 311th most expensive major in America, with an average expense of $22,800. To zoom out a little, the most costly state for wildlife, fish and wildlands science and management on our list is Pennsylvania with costs at the primary school, Delaware Valley University, of $38,070. To zoom out even further, the most expensive region of the U.S. for wildlife, fish and wildlands science and management is the Great Lakes region which is best demonstrated with Michigan State University with a cost of $40,384, Michigan Technological University with a cost of $36,688, and University of Wisconsin-Madison with a cost of $36,333.

Our cheapest region for wildlife, fish and wildlands science and management is the Plains region which is represented by Bemidji State University with a cost of $7,858, Northwest Missouri State University with a cost of $10,738, and Valley City State University with a cost of $10,297. On the bright side, the most affordable college for wildlife, fish and wildlands science and management is University of Puerto Rico-Humacao. Authority's full list of the most affordable universities can be explored here.

In-state learners can expect to pay around $9,700 for a degree in wildlife, fish and wildlands science and management. That price inflates substantially to an average of $23,900 for the out-of-state public-school student. As such, you might be interested in our choice for the university constituting the best value for wildlife, fish and wildlands science and management: University of California-Davis. Through this link you can see our comprehensive list on the schools we see as being the best value overall. That being said, this idea is based on being an out-of-state student. A discussion of value changes when it comes to in-state tuition, 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 wildlife, fish and wildlands science and management students range widely, but within two-years of finishing the degree graduates will typically earn around $39,100. There can be much variation in earnings potential; highest paid earners can make up to $72,800. Straight out of college, the minimum earning jobs within the wildlife, fish and wildlands science and management space earn $21,100, which isn't that bad. The highest earning graduates from wildlife, fish and wildlands science and management have come from Michigan Technological University and if you are looking for universities with all of the highest earning graduates, Authority has that too.

The all-around diversity of wildlife, fish and wildlands science and management stands subpar, being in only the 7th percentile of all programs. The school with the most composite diversity for wildlife, fish and wildlands science and management is University of California-Davis and here you can find our comprehensive list of the schools with the most diversity. The overall financial diversity of the Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management major only ranks within the 90th percentile of all majors. Racial diversity is even lower in the 4th percentile. White students compose the largest proportion at 83% of those studying wildlife, fish and wildlands science and management. Additionally, 54% of undergrads seeking a wildlife, fish and wildlands science and management degree are women.

The median ranking for wildlife, fish and wildlands science and management professors is 4.6 stars, a ranking which is 15% better than the average score for all majors; this is a fairly good score. If you are curious about the most popular wildlife, fish and wildlands science and management instructor nationally, take a look at Emily Horvath from Western Michigan University-Thomas M. Cooley Law School. It may surprise you, but the top rated professors of wildlife, fish and wildlands science and management from student rankings are found at Western Michigan University-Thomas M. Cooley Law School. If we incorporate data other than just rankings it becomes clear that the university with the best instructors for wildlife, fish and wildlands science and management is University of California-Davis. You will find more detail on our ever evolving ranking methodology of the best overall professors here, along with many of the finest examples of instructors in the country.

Finally, the hardest college to get into for wildlife, fish and wildlands science and management is College of the Ozarks. While we think of this list more as a novelty, we have an extensive page of the hardest colleges to get into. That being said, we hope you understand that looking at college from context primarily formed from superlatives might create issues. We hope you look at some of our more nuanced pages on different topics and read a few of Authority's helpful background 'blog posts' on essential details to look for as you continue your university search.

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University of Florida

#1 Best Colleges for Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management

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

Michigan State University

#2 Best Colleges for Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management

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

University of California-Davis

#3 Best Colleges for Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management

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

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

#4 Best Colleges for Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management

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

Texas A & M University-College Station

#5 Best Colleges for Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management

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

Mississippi State University

#6 Best Colleges for Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management

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

University of Wisconsin-Madison

#7 Best Colleges for Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management

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

University of Georgia

#8 Best Colleges for Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management

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

West Virginia University

#9 Best Colleges for Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management

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

The University of Tennessee-Knoxville

#10 Best Colleges for Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management

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

University of Delaware

#11 Best Colleges for Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management

University of Delaware is a very large public university located in Newark, DE ranked 159th in the US. It has a total of 21,190 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 71.36% of applicants. University of Delaware offers 235 different majors and is best known for its Educational Administration and Supervision, Pre-Veterinary Studies, and History Teacher Education programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $12,730 for in-state students and $34,160 for those from out-of-state, University of Delaware is somewhat moderately costly. 78.43% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, joining the workforce. Open graduating, alumni go on to draw roughly $57,000 per year, which is 37% above the national median.

Newark, DE

www.udel.edu/

A

Rating

71%

Acceptance

25,885

Students

#159

Ranking

$34,160

Tuition

University of Rhode Island

#12 Best Colleges for Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management

University of Rhode Island is a large public university located in Kingston, RI ranked 6th in Rhode Island. It has a total of 17,179 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 74.77% acceptance rate. University of Rhode Island offers 187 different majors and is best known for its German Language and Literature, Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management, and Clinical Nutrition Services programs (nationally ranked 4th, 5th, and 6th respectively). With an annual tuition of $12,590 for students from Rhode Island and $29,710 for those from out-of-state, University of Rhode Island is reasonably expensive. 65.28% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make near $52,900 per year, which is 27% above the national median.

Kingston, RI

web.uri.edu/

B+

Rating

75%

Acceptance

20,628

Students

#373

Ranking

$29,710

Tuition

Auburn University

#13 Best Colleges for Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management

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 New Hampshire-Main Campus

#14 Best Colleges for Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management

University of New Hampshire-Main Campus is a large public university located in Durham, NH ranked 3rd in New Hampshire. It has a total of 13,538 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting faintly over 83.3% of applicants. University of New Hampshire-Main Campus offers 207 different majors and is best known for its Occupational Therapy, Agricultural Production Operations, and Genetics programs (nationally ranked 8th, 10th, and 11th respectively). With an annual tuition of $15,520 for students from New Hampshire and $32,050 for those from out-of-state, University of New Hampshire-Main Campus is somewhat moderately expensive. 70.35% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to make near $51,400 per year, which is 24% greater than the national median.

Durham, NH

www.unh.edu

B+

Rating

84%

Acceptance

16,673

Students

#343

Ranking

$32,050

Tuition

College of the Ozarks

#15 Best Colleges for Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management

College of the Ozarks is a small private institution located in Point Lookout, MO ranked 227th in America. It has a total of 1,845 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, with a 10.26% acceptance rate. College of the Ozarks offers 76 different majors and is best known for its Bible Studies, Ecology, and Child Development programs (nationally ranked 5th, 10th, and 11th respectively). With an annual tuition of $19,200 per year, College of the Ozarks is reasonably priced. 58.51% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, joining the labor force. After finishing college, alumni go on to make near $32,500 per year, which is 22% less than the national median.

Point Lookout, MO

www.cofo.edu

A-

Rating

10%

Acceptance

1,845

Students

#227

Ranking

$19,200

Tuition

University of Nevada-Reno

#16 Best Colleges for Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management

University of Nevada-Reno is a very large public university located in Reno, NV ranked 3rd in Nevada. It has a total of 20,010 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 88.22% of applicants. University of Nevada-Reno offers 193 different majors and is best known for its Health and Wellness, Hydrology, and Geological Engineering programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 7th respectively). With an annual tuition of $6,990 for students from Nevada and $22,042 for those from out-of-state, University of Nevada-Reno is reasonably expensive. 57.08% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to make about $47,000 per year, which is 13% greater than the national median.

Reno, NV

www.unr.edu/

B

Rating

88%

Acceptance

24,246

Students

#525

Ranking

$22,042

Tuition

Michigan Technological University

#17 Best Colleges for Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management

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 Puerto Rico-Humacao

#18 Best Colleges for Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management

University of Puerto Rico-Humacao is a small public institution located in Humacao, PR ranked 1st in Puerto Rico. It has a total of 3,672 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 48.32% acceptance rate. University of Puerto Rico-Humacao offers 23 different majors and is best known for its Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management, Microbiological Sciences and Immunology, and Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography programs (nationally ranked 18th, 19th, and 27th 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-Humacao is very inexpensive. 56.33% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, joining the workforce.

Humacao, PR

www.uprh.edu

B

Rating

48%

Acceptance

3,672

Students

#493

Ranking

$5,952

Tuition

Unity College

#19 Best Colleges for Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management

Unity College is a very small private institution located in Unity, ME ranked 11th in Maine. It has a total of 812 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 98.27% of applicants. Unity College offers 27 different majors and is best known for its Recreational Therapy, Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management, and Natural Resources Management and Policy programs (nationally ranked 13th, 19th, and 27th respectively). With an annual tuition of $28,800 per year, Unity College is reasonably costly. 63.25% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, joining the labor market. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn roughly $34,100 per year, which is 18% below the national median.

Unity, ME

https://www.unity.edu

C

Rating

98%

Acceptance

967

Students

#1711

Ranking

$28,800

Tuition

Humboldt State University

#20 Best Colleges for Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management

Humboldt State University is a mid-sized public institution located in Arcata, CA with a student to faculty ratio of 19 to 1. It has a total of 7,886 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 92.17% of applicants. Humboldt State University offers 66 different majors and is best known for its Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management, Native American Studies, and Botany programs (nationally ranked 12th, 13th, and 17th respectively). With an annual tuition of $5,742 for students from California and $17,622 for those from out-of-state, Humboldt State University is reasonably priced. 54.64% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to generate approximately $36,600 per year, which is 12% below the national median.

Arcata, CA

www.humboldt.edu

C

Rating

92%

Acceptance

8,622

Students

#1654

Ranking

$17,622

Tuition

SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill

#21 Best Colleges for Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management

SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill is a small public institution located in Cobleskill, NY with a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1. It has a total of 3,065 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 53.72% of applicants. SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill offers 56 different majors and is best known for its Agricultural Mechanization, Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management, and Applied Horticulture and Horticultural Business Services programs (nationally ranked 9th, 10th, and 17th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,070 for students from New York and $16,980 for those from out-of-state, SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill is reasonably priced. 25.54% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to make approximately $35,000 per year, which is 16% below the national median.

Cobleskill, NY

www.cobleskill.edu/

C

Rating

54%

Acceptance

3,065

Students

#1521

Ranking

$16,980

Tuition

Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science

#22 Best Colleges for Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management

Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science is a very small private associates college located in Paul Smiths, NY with a student to faculty ratio of 12 to 1. It has a total of 768 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting a bit south of 7 out of every 10 applicants. Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science offers 27 different majors and is best known for its Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management, Environmental Biology, and Culinary Arts programs (nationally ranked 9th, 12th, and 13th respectively). With an annual tuition of $29,280 per year, Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science is reasonably expensive. 36.22% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to bring home roughly $35,300 per year, which is 15% under the national median.

Paul Smiths, NY

www.paulsmiths.edu

C

Rating

70%

Acceptance

768

Students

#1494

Ranking

$29,280

Tuition

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

#23 Best Colleges for Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is a mid-sized public college located in Stevens Point, WI ranked 24th in Wisconsin. It has a total of 9,730 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 84.52% of applicants. University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point offers 90 different majors and is best known for its Home Economics Teacher Education, Computational Science, and Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management programs (nationally ranked 4th, 6th, and 8th respectively). With an annual tuition of $6,698 for students from Wisconsin and $15,408 for those from out-of-state, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is moderately priced. 65.78% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to bring in roughly $40,200 per year, which is 3% less than the national median.

Stevens Point, WI

https://www.uwsp.edu

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Rating

85%

Acceptance

10,201

Students

#1182

Ranking

$15,408

Tuition

The University of Montana

#24 Best Colleges for Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management

The University of Montana is a large public university located in Missoula, MT ranked 10th in Montana. It has a total of 9,883 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 93.97% of applicants. The University of Montana offers 270 different majors and is best known for its Drawing, Native American Studies, and Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management programs (nationally ranked 5th, 15th, and 24th respectively). With an annual tuition of $5,352 for students from Montana and $24,144 for those from out-of-state, The University of Montana is reasonably costly. 38.03% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, joining the labor force. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn about $35,500 per year, which is 15% less than the national median.

Missoula, MT

www.umt.edu

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Rating

94%

Acceptance

13,140

Students

#1898

Ranking

$24,144

Tuition

Texas A & M University-Kingsville

#25 Best Colleges for Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management

Texas A & M University-Kingsville is a mid-sized public university located in Kingsville, TX ranked 89th in Texas. It has a total of 7,821 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 77.26% of applicants. Texas A & M University-Kingsville offers 97 different majors and is best known for its Veterinary Technology, Architectural Engineering, and Petroleum Engineering programs (nationally ranked 17th, 20th, and 22nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $4,801 for students from Texas and $18,191 for those from out-of-state, Texas A & M University-Kingsville is reasonably priced. 42.7% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to earn around $42,600 per year, which is 3% over the national median.

Kingsville, TX

https://WWW.TAMUK.EDU

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Rating

77%

Acceptance

9,764

Students

#1707

Ranking

$18,191

Tuition