Biological / Agricultural Rankings

Biological and agricultural engineers address problems relating to the life sciences. These are the top undergraduate schools where the highest engineering degree offered is a doctorate.

In-state tuition and fees:
$9,992 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$28,794 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
30,147
Setting:
city
#1

Founded in 1869, Purdue University--West Lafayette is a public institution. Purdue University--West Lafayette follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$15,258 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$29,640 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
32,281
Setting:
city
#2

University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign is a public institution that was founded in 1867. The school has 42 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign is 19:1.

In-state tuition and fees:
$8,506 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$25,126 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
40,103
Setting:
city
#3

Texas A&M University--College Station was established in 1876 as a public institution. Texas A&M University--College Station follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$7,726 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$20,278 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
25,555
Setting:
city
#4

A public institution, Iowa State University was founded in 1858. Iowa State University offers a Greek system, where 16.8 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 14 percent is involved in a fraternity.

In-state tuition and fees:
$8,206 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$21,661 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
24,833
Setting:
urban
#5

North Carolina State University, known as NC State for short, is the largest four-year college in the state. Students have more than 100 degree programs and more than 400 clubs and organizations to choose from.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,263 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$28,541 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
32,776
Setting:
suburban
#6

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

Founded in 1853, University of Florida is a public institution. University of Florida follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$13,896 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$36,774 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
25,759
Setting:
city
#7

University of California--Davis is a public institution that was founded in 1905. The school has 37 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at University of California--Davis is 17:1.

In-state tuition and fees:
$8,068 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$20,968 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
19,103
Setting:
city
#8

The University of Nebraska—Lincoln, or UNL, is a large, public research institution that offers about 150 undergraduate majors. There are more than 400 student organizations to join, as well as a large community of fraternities and sororities.

Tuition and fees:
$45,359 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
14,261
Setting:
rural
#9

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

Cornell University, a private school in Ithaca, N.Y., started the country’s first colleges for hotel administration, industrial and labor relations, and veterinary medicine. Cornell now offers a wide variety of undergraduate programs and runs interdisciplinary research centers for nanotechnology, supercomputing, and more.

In-state tuition and fees:
$10,037 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$25,757 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
43,058
Setting:
urban
#10

Ohio State University--Columbus has a total undergraduate enrollment of 43,058, with a gender distribution of 52.7 percent male students and 47.3 percent female students. At this school, 25 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 76 percent of students live off campus.

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