2021 Best Value Colleges for Physical Sciences in New Jersey
Finding the Best Value Physical Sciences School for You
In 2018-2019, 575 bachelor's degrees were awarded to physical sciences students who went to a New Jersey college or university. This makes it the #20 most popular major in the state. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 1.8% of all the physical sciences bachelor's degrees in the country.
This year's Best Value Colleges for Physical Sciences in New Jersey ranking analyzed 3 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in physical sciences. To us, 'best value' doesn't just mean the school with the lowest overall costs. We are more focused on physical sciences schools that offer a high quality education at a price lower that other schools of similar academic excellence.
To determine the average cost, we look at total expenses - such as tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses - and then subtract the average financial award a student receives. Knowing this amount can help you determine how much you may have to borrow in loans or take out of savings. 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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Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Best Value Physical Sciences Schools ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.
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2021 Best Value Physical Sciences Schools in New Jersey
Best Value Physical Sciences Schools in New Jersey
The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Rutgers University - New Brunswick. Located in the small city of New Brunswick, Rutgers New Brunswick is a public college with a very large student population. In addition to being on our best value list, Rutgers New Brunswick has also earned the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Physical Sciences in New Jersey ranking.
At Rutgers New Brunswick, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.3 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $33,258. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers New Brunswick is $142,344. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.Request Information
Rutgers University - Newark landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value physical sciences schools. Located in the large city of Newark, Rutgers Newark is a public school with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Rutgers Newark, the school also landed the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Physical Sciences in New Jersey ranking.
It takes about 4.6 years for the average student at Rutgers Newark to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $33,097. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers Newark is about $150,922. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.Request Information
Rowan University earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large suburb of Glassboro, Rowan is a public college with a fairly large student population. Rowan also made our Best Colleges for Physical Sciences in New Jersey list, coming in at #3.
The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Rowan is 4.4 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $34,946. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Rowan is $153,063. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.Request Information
Best Physical Sciences Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region
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|District of Columbia||96|
Rankings in Majors Related to Physical Sciences
Physical Sciences Majors to Study
|Geological & Earth Sciences||88|
|Astronomy & Astrophysics||19|
|Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology||4|
Majors Similar to Physical Sciences
|Related Major||Annual Graduates|
|Biological & Biomedical Sciences||3,021|
|Computer & Information Sciences||2,470|
|Mathematics & Statistics||701|
Notes and References
*These averages are for the top 3 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 NASA.
More about our data sources and methodologies.