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2021 Best Value Colleges for Wildlife Management in the New England Region

4 Colleges
151 Bachelor's Degrees
$33,555 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Wildlife Management School for You

Best Value Colleges for Wildlife Management in the New England RegionWildlife Management is the #133 most popular major in the country with 1,761 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 151 went to students in the New England region of the United States.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Wildlife Management in the New England Region ranking analyzed 4 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in wildlife. When talking about the 'best value', we do not simply mean those with the lowest price. Instead, we are looking at those wildlife schools that offer a high quality educational experience at a price lower than expected.

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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When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best Value Wildlife Schools list to help you make the college decision.

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2021 Best Value Wildlife Management Schools in the New England Region

The colleges and universities below are the best for the money for wildlife majors.

Best Value Wildlife Schools in the New England Region

#1

Unity College

Unity, ME

Our rankings recognize Unity College as the #1 school in this year's rankings. Unity is a small private not-for-profit school located in the remote area of Unity. In addition to being on our best value list, Unity has also earned the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Wildlife Management in the New England Region ranking.

The average student at Unity graduates in less than 4.1 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $29,495. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Unity is about $122,109. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

On average, wildlife graduates from Unity take out $27,585 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $280, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#2

University of Maine

Orono, ME

Our rankings recognize University of Maine as the #2 school in this year's rankings. UMaine is a large public school located in the suburb of Orono. In addition to being on our best value list, UMaine has also earned the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Wildlife Management in the New England Region ranking.

The average student at UMaine graduates in less than 4.4 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $32,976. This means that the average student pays around $144,765 to get a bachelor’s degree from UMaine. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

While working on their bachelor's, wildlife majors at UMaine accumulate an average of around $23,651 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $279, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of New Hampshire - Main Campus comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Located in the suburb of Durham, U of NH is a public college with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at U of NH, the school also landed the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Wildlife Management in the New England Region ranking.

It takes about 4.1 years for the average student at U of NH to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $36,404. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from U of NH is about $149,984. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

After completing their bachelor's degree, wildlife graduates from U of NH carry an average student debtload of $25,975. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $280, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Our rankings recognize University of Rhode Island as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large suburb of Kingston, URI is a public school with a large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at URI, the school also landed the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Wildlife Management in the New England Region ranking.

It takes about 4.3 years for the average student at URI to complete their degree, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $35,346. 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 URI is $152,695. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

While working on their bachelor's, wildlife majors at URI accumulate an average of around $25,061 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $271, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Best Wildlife Management Colleges by State

Explore the best wildlife management schools for a specific state in the New England region.

State Degrees Awarded
Rhode Island 38
New Hampshire 26
Maine 87

Wildlife Management is one of 5 different types of Natural Resources & Conservation programs to choose from.

Majors Similar to Wildlife

Related Major Annual Graduates
Natural Resources Conservation 1,978
Natural Resource Management 132
Forestry 40
Fisheries Sciences 14

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 4 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 Nicholas A. Tonelli.

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