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2021 Best Value Colleges for Animal Science in the Middle Atlantic Region

6 Colleges
538 Bachelor's Degrees
$35,596 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Animal Science School for You

Best Value Colleges for Animal Science in the Middle Atlantic RegionAnimal Science is the #65 most popular major in the country with 6,605 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 538 went to students in the Middle Atlantic region of the United States.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Animal Science in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking, we looked at 6 colleges that offer a bachelor's in animal science. When talking about the 'best value', we do not simply mean those with the lowest price. We are more focused on animal science schools that offer a high quality education at a price lower that other schools of similar academic excellence.

When calculating average cost, we take tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, and other related expenses into account. We then subtract the average financial aid award. The is meant to give you an idea of how much money you'll need to pay out-of-pocket through loans, external scholarships, or other methods. Depending on your income and other factors, the cost for you to attend a particular school may be more or less.

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The animal science school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Value Animal Science Schools.

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2021 Best Value Animal Science Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region

Check out the animal science programs at these schools if you want to get the best value for your money.

Best Value Animal Science Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region

#1

SUNY Cobleskill

Cobleskill, NY

Our rankings recognize SUNY Cobleskill as the #1 school in this year's rankings. SUNY Cobleskill is a small public school located in the town of Cobleskill. SUNY Cobleskill also took the #6 spot in our Best Colleges for Animal Science in the Middle Atlantic Region rankings.

It takes about 4.2 years for the average student at SUNY Cobleskill to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $25,129. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Cobleskill is $104,537. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

On average, animal science graduates from SUNY Cobleskill take out $22,455 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $237, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#2

Delaware Valley University

Doylestown, PA

Delaware Valley University comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. DelVal is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Doylestown. DelVal also took the #3 spot in our Best Colleges for Animal Science in the Middle Atlantic Region rankings.

It takes about 4.2 years for the average student at DelVal to complete their degree, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $35,983. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from DelVal be around $149,329. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

The average amount in student loans that animal science majors at DelVal take out while working on their bachelor's is $25,132. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $270.

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University of Maryland - College Park earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. UMCP is a very large public school located in the suburb of College Park. UMCP did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our Best Colleges for Animal Science in the Middle Atlantic Region list.

It takes the average student at UMCP about 4.2 years to graduate, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $38,990. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from UMCP is $164,148. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

While working on their bachelor's, animal science majors at UMCP accumulate an average of around $18,551 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $181, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#4

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

Cornell University landed the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value animal science schools. Located in the city of Ithaca, Cornell is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population. Cornell did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Animal Science in the Middle Atlantic Region list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Cornell is 4.1 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $36,390. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Cornell be around $148,471. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

Animal Science majors at Cornell take out an average of $11,393 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $114.

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The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Rutgers University - New Brunswick. Rutgers New Brunswick is a very large public school located in the city of New Brunswick. Rutgers New Brunswick not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #5 on our Best Colleges for Animal Science in the Middle Atlantic Region list.

It takes the average student at Rutgers New Brunswick about 4.3 years to graduate, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $33,258. This means that the average student pays around $142,344 to get a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers New Brunswick. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

After completing their bachelor's degree, animal science graduates from Rutgers New Brunswick carry an average student debtload of $22,676. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $262.

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The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Pennsylvania State University - University Park. Penn State University Park is a very large public school located in the small city of University Park. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Penn State University Park, the school also landed the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Animal Science in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Penn State University Park is 4.2 years, and it costs about $43,829 per year to attend the school. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Penn State University Park is about $185,835. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

The average amount in student loans that animal science majors at Penn State University Park take out while working on their bachelor's is $23,006. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $266, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Best Animal Science Colleges by State

Explore the best animal science colleges for a specific state in the Middle Atlantic region.

State Degrees Awarded
New York 170
Pennsylvania 173
Maryland 72
New Jersey 106
Delaware 17

Animal Science is one of 13 different types of Agriculture & Agriculture Operations programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Agricultural Economics & Business 417
General Agriculture 227
Food Science Technology 178
Plant Sciences 157
Horticulture 96

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 6 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Billy Hathorn.

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