Top 25 Agricultural & Biological Engineering Universities in the US 2014

Posted by on January 20, 2014 in University Rankings | 2 comments

In Pakistan, majority of the students in the field of biological and agricultural engineering hail from top universities such as University of Agriculture, Faisalabad and Institute of Agricultural Sciences, University of the Punjab in Lahore. Some of these students continue further studies after their undergraduate degrees especially through the Fulbright scholarship program. Agriculture is a top priority field for the Fulbright program and many applicants in this area get the Fulbright scholarship.

SEE ALSO: Top Engineering Universities in the US.

Fulbright applicants in the field of agriculture engineering are required to submit 3-4 universities of their choice. As a result I get a lot of requests from prospective Fulbrighters regarding top ranked U.S. universities in the area of agricultural and biological engineering. Therefore I have decided to put up a comprehensive and complete list of most valuable biological and agricultural engineering universities in the US. This will help you shortlist the most favorable places to pursue your post-graduation, graduation or PhD program.

SEE ALSO: Fulbright Scholarship Program

The goal of a biological and agricultural engineer is to contribute to the improvisation of the natural world, pave way for cleaner water and food besides creating a pollution free atmosphere. The top engineering schools will teach you various aspects of nurturing the environment.

So without any further delay, here is a list of top 25 agricultural engineering universities in the U.S. that you must look at before you apply abroad.

University Name Rank Tuition Fee Number of Graduate Students Admitted Every Year GRE Scores Required
Purdue University-West Lafayette 1 $10,332 per year (in-state, full-time); $29,134 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 3070 Yes
University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign 2 $16,352 per year (in-state, full-time); $29,618 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 2975 Yes
Cornell University 3 $29,500 per year (full-time) 1768 Yes
University of Florida 4 $12,589 per year (in-state, full-time); $29,983 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 2967 Yes
Texas A&M University-College Station (Look) 5 $277 per credit (in-state, full-time); $577 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 2918 Yes
Iowa State University 6 $8,940 per year (in-state, full-time); $20,814 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1013 Yes
North Carolina State University 7 $6,883 per year (in-state, full-time); $18,931 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 2918 Yes
University of California-Davis 8 $15,387 per year (in-state, full-time); $30,489 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1169 Yes
Virginia Tech 9 $10,677 per year (in-state, full-time); $20,926 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 2278 Yes
University of Nebraska-Lincoln 10 $394 per credit (in-state, full-time); $992 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 599 Yes
Michigan State University 11 $597 per credit (in-state, full-time); $1,173 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 858 Yes
Pennsylvania State University-University Park 12 $18,672 per year (in-state, full-time); $31,512 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1863 Yes
University of Kentucky 13 $10,458 per year (in-state, full-time); $21,546 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 520 Yes
Ohio State University 14 $11,704 per year (in-state, full-time); $29,016 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1738 Yes
Oklahoma State University 15 $178 per credit (in-state, full-time); $709 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 881 Yes
University of Georgia 16 $309 per credit (in-state, full-time); $934 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 68 Yes
Kansas State University 17 $327 per credit (in-state, full-time); $738 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 496 Yes
University of Arizona 18 $10,202 per year (in-state, full-time); $25,612 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 993 Yes
University of Arkansas-Fayetteville 19 $350 per credit (in-state, full-time); $827 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 401 Yes
Auburn University (Ginn) 20 $7,866 per year (in-state, full-time); $23,598 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 851 Yes
Washington State University 21 $11,736 per year (in-state, full-time); $25,168 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 674 Yes
Mississippi State University (Bagley) 22 $6,264 per year (in-state, full-time); $15,828 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 622 Yes
Colorado State University 23 $10,372 per year (in-state, full-time); $22,552 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 660 Yes
University of Tennessee-Knoxville 24 $10,280 per year (in-state, full-time); $28,768 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 1000 Yes
North Dakota State University 25 $300 per credit (in-state, full-time); $801 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 230 Yes

 

The primary objective of engineers who study biological and agricultural engineering is to address practical problems regarding life sciences. The top graduate schools in US offer the best education possible. Enrollment and scholarship programs offered to international students have strict selection criteria. Students from Pakistan must make sure that they have strong academic records, GRE scores, TOEFL scores and letters of recommendation from good faculty when applying.

SEE ALSO: GRE Preparation

The duration of the graduation studies will vary depending on the kind of program you are pursuing. A PhD can extend anywhere between 4 to 8 years in specific cases. Work hard and choose the right university based on your field of interest. Research well and make use of the table provided above to keep things simple. Good luck!

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    Thanks for the information, please i need where i can study agric engineering abroad where gre. Toefl etc are waived

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      Hello Aranda, You can get a list of programs for agri engineering from usnews.com and you can then contact the individual programs to see if they waive of GRE after sharing your profile with them. Unfortunately, there is no single list of programs in agri where GRE is waived.

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