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2023 Best Colleges for Zoology

There are about 6,342 students enrolled in Zoology in the USA.

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popularity

Average

Compared to national avg.

Diplomas received last year

3,244

Vs. National Avg.

-79%

popularity Rank

#190

cost

Average

Compared to national avg.

Median degree cost

$28K

Vs. National Avg.

14%

cost Rank

#192

salary

Average

Compared to national avg.

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

$44K

Vs. National Avg.

10%

salary Rank

#149

professors

Above Average

Compared to national avg.

Professor Rating

B-

Vs. National Avg.

13%

professors Rank

#118

students

Not Very Diverse

Compared to national avg.

Diversity Rating

C+

Vs. National Avg.

-2%

students Rank

#297

SUMMARY

Studying Zoology is not only a valuable choice, but frequently an essential first step for undergraduates choosing to pursue a career as a zoology researcher, an environmental zoologist, or an animal caregiver. In fact, zoology is a very rare major ranking as the 132nd most popular area of study. Last academic year, there were 2,425 zoology graduates. In-state tuition for zoology at private universities is, on average, 3.2 times more pricey than their public rivals.

With just 94 colleges offering zoology you might have a more finite list of the institutions that will have an option for you. If you're hoping to surround yourself with other zoology majors, look at universities in Ohio which have the most undergraduates admitted to zoology annually. More generally, the top region to major in zoology is in the Great Lakes region with Michigan State University, Ohio State University-Main Campus, and Ohio University-Main Campus best representing the region. Interestingly, our pick for the best conference to major in zoology is the Big Ten Conference with Michigan State University, Ohio State University-Main Campus, and University of Wisconsin-Madison representing the conference. That being said, our belief is that the best school for zoology is Cornell University. You might also want to check out our list of best colleges.

The objectively best school does not have to be the 'best' school for you. There can be tons more facets to weigh when deciding on college. Things such as campus amenities, transportation services, and food would definitely change your choice of which college to attend. Here at Authority, we've weighed the pros and cons for you. If, as an example, you want to know which zoology school has the top campus, the answer is Michigan State University. If, for example, you are very interested in which school is home to the top campus, then we have a whole list dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through student reviews, government databases, professor reviews, and more so we can compare every U.S. major in an unbiased and informative way. You can find our comprehensive list for the schools with the best student life&nbsphere and our selection for the university with the best student life for zoology is Cornell University. Are you curious why? Continue scrolling to learn more about Authority's top selections. Many of our picks just might shock you.

If cost is a significant deciding factor in your decision on where to go to school, you might be cautious about Franklin and Marshall College. Franklin and Marshall College&nbspis our most expensive college for zoology, at least for out of state students. That being said, we have a list of the most expensive&nbspschools that might put the price tag at Franklin and Marshall College&nbspinto perspective. Additionally, you may want to know that zoology is the 220th most expensive major in the US, with an average associated cost of $29,100. On a broader scale, the most costly state for zoology nationally is Pennsylvania with tuition and fees at the main three institutions totalling $57,882 at Bucknell University, amounting to $38,070 at Delaware Valley University, and costs of $38,070 at Franklin and Marshall College. To zoom out even further, the most expensive region of the country for zoology is the Mid East region which is best demonstrated with Cornell University with a cost of $56,550, Bucknell University with a cost of $57,882, and Franklin and Marshall College with a cost of $58,615.

Our cheapest region for zoology is the Rocky Mountains region which is represented by Brigham Young University-Provo with a cost of $5,790, Weber State University with a cost of $14,973, and University of Wyoming with a cost of $13,392. In better news, the most affordable college for zoology is SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Authority's full list of the most affordable colleges can be found here.

In-state attendees can expect to pay about $11,500 for a degree in zoology. The price grows substantially to an average of $28,900 for the out-of-state public-school undergraduate. On that note, our pick for the college representing the best value for zoology: Cornell University. On this page you will see our comprehensive list of the colleges we believe to be the best value&nbspin general. That being said, this list is based on the assumption that you are an out-of-state student. A discussion of value 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 zoology students differ a lot, but two years after leaving college students will typically earn in the neighborhood of $39,000. There can be a lot of variation in earnings potential; top positions can enjoy pay up to $68,800. Straight out of school, the lowest earning positions within the zoology field make $21,900, which isn't that bad. The top earning grads for zoology studied at Cornell University&nbspand if you want to find the schools with all of the highest earning graduates, Authority has that too.

The general diversity of zoology is pretty bad, arriving within only the 19th percentile of all majors. The college with the most composite diversity for zoology is Cornell University&nbspand here you can find our comprehensive list of the universities which have the most diversity. The financial diversity of Zoology stands only in the 88th percentile compared to all other majors. Racial diversity is even lower in the 18th percentile. White undergraduates make up the largest share at 76% of those majoring in zoology. Additionally, 67% of scholars seeking a zoology degree are women.

The median ranking for zoology professors is 4.3 stars, a ranking which is 7% higher than the average score for every major; which is a fairly good score. If you are curious about the most popular zoology instructor nationally, consider looking up Sidi Berri from CUNY New York City College of Technology. This may be shocking, but the highest rated zoology instructors by student come from CUNY New York City College of Technology. If we including data beyond basic rankings it becomes clear that the college with comprehensively the best professors for zoology is Cornell University. One can find more detail on our evolving ranking methodology for the best overall professors here, as well as some of the top examples of professors in the U.S.

Finally, the hardest school to get into for zoology is Cornell University. While we are unsure why you would be interested, we have a comprehensive list for the hardest colleges to get into. That being said, here at Authority we hope you believe that approaching the higher education world from context primarily built on superlatives might cause problems. We hope you explore our other pages on individual schools and peruse some of our insightful background 'blog posts' on useful things to consider as your university search develops.

Top 25 Best Colleges for Zoology

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A+

Rating

#1 2023 Best Colleges for Zoology

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY | www.cornell.edu/

11%

Acceptance

24,594

Students

#14

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#2 2023 Best Colleges for Zoology

University of Washington-Seattle Campus

Seattle, WA | www.washington.edu/

56%

Acceptance

56,554

Students

#108

Ranking

$39K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#3 2023 Best Colleges for Zoology

Texas A & M University-College Station

College Station, TX | https://www.tamu.edu/

63%

Acceptance

73,308

Students

#123

Ranking

$39K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#4 2023 Best Colleges for Zoology

University of Georgia

Athens, GA | www.uga.edu/

48%

Acceptance

42,941

Students

#120

Ranking

$31K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#5 2023 Best Colleges for Zoology

University of California-Davis

Davis, CA | ucdavis.edu/

46%

Acceptance

41,236

Students

#96

Ranking

$44K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#6 2023 Best Colleges for Zoology

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL | www.ufl.edu/

31%

Acceptance

58,857

Students

#76

Ranking

$29K

Tuition

A

Rating

#7 2023 Best Colleges for Zoology

Ohio State University-Main Campus

Columbus, OH | www.osu.edu/

68%

Acceptance

66,017

Students

#194

Ranking

$34K

Tuition

D−

Rating

#8 2023 Best Colleges for Zoology

Southwestern Adventist University

Keene, TX | www.swau.edu/

62%

Acceptance

866

Students

#2105

Ranking

$23K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#9 2023 Best Colleges for Zoology

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Madison, WI | www.wisc.edu/

57%

Acceptance

47,831

Students

#101

Ranking

$39K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#10 2023 Best Colleges for Zoology

Purdue University-Main Campus

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

67%

Acceptance

49,027

Students

#129

Ranking

$29K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#11 2023 Best Colleges for Zoology

University of California-San Diego

La Jolla, CA | www.ucsd.edu/

37%

Acceptance

40,547

Students

#61

Ranking

$44K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#12 2023 Best Colleges for Zoology

Bucknell University

Lewisburg, PA | www.bucknell.edu/

38%

Acceptance

3,868

Students

#56

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

A

Rating

#13 2023 Best Colleges for Zoology

Michigan State University

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

76%

Acceptance

55,406

Students

#178

Ranking

$40K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#14 2023 Best Colleges for Zoology

North Carolina State University at Raleigh

Raleigh, NC | www.ncsu.edu/

46%

Acceptance

40,537

Students

#136

Ranking

$29K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#15 2023 Best Colleges for Zoology

University of California-Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA | www.ucsb.edu/

37%

Acceptance

28,096

Students

#102

Ranking

$44K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#16 2023 Best Colleges for Zoology

Oklahoma State University-Main Campus

Stillwater, OK | www.okstate.edu/

67%

Acceptance

26,463

Students

#453

Ranking

$25K

Tuition

A

Rating

#17 2023 Best Colleges for Zoology

Brigham Young University

Provo, UT | www.byu.edu/

69%

Acceptance

39,086

Students

#198

Ranking

$6K

Tuition

A

Rating

#18 2023 Best Colleges for Zoology

Iowa State University

Ames, IA | www.iastate.edu/

88%

Acceptance

35,319

Students

#375

Ranking

$25K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#19 2023 Best Colleges for Zoology

University of Maryland-College Park

College Park, MD | www.umd.edu/

51%

Acceptance

44,404

Students

#98

Ranking

$37K

Tuition

A

Rating

#20 2023 Best Colleges for Zoology

Indiana University-Bloomington

Bloomington, IN | www.indiana.edu/

80%

Acceptance

46,441

Students

#265

Ranking

$38K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#21 2023 Best Colleges for Zoology

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

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

67%

Acceptance

56,178

Students

#152

Ranking

$32K

Tuition

B−

Rating

#22 2023 Best Colleges for Zoology

SUNY College at Oswego

Oswego, NY | https://www.oswego.edu/

69%

Acceptance

9,190

Students

#973

Ranking

$19K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#23 2023 Best Colleges for Zoology

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX | www.ttu.edu/

70%

Acceptance

41,909

Students

#406

Ranking

$24K

Tuition

C+

Rating

#24 2023 Best Colleges for Zoology

Texas Wesleyan University

Fort Worth, TX | www.txwes.edu/

47%

Acceptance

2,996

Students

#1251

Ranking

$33K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#25 2023 Best Colleges for Zoology

University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus

Norman, OK | www.ou.edu/

83%

Acceptance

31,445

Students

#440

Ranking

$27K

Tuition

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