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September 30, 2010

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Animal Sciences

The National Research Council assessed programs according to 21 different criteria. Here are the NRC's five major ratings summarizing those criteria. For a detailed explanation, see our FAQ.

S-Rank: Programs are ranked highly if they are strong in the criteria that scholars say are most important.
Research: Derived from faculty publications, citation rates, grants, and awards.
Students: Derived from students' completion rates, financial aid, and other criteria.
Diversity: Reflects gender balance, ethnic diversity, and the proportion of international students.
R-Rank: Programs are ranked highly if they have similar features to programs viewed by faculty as top-notch.
Institution, program S-Rank High S-Rank Low Research High Research Low Students High Students Low Diversity High Diversity Low R-Rank High R-Rank Low
Auburn U.
Poultry Science
29 55 20 54 12 33 4 17 33 52
Clemson U.
Wildlife and Fisheries Biology
50 60 50 60 14 44 1 1 60 60
Colorado State U.
Animal Science
52 60 25 54 41 60 45 56 54 59
Cornell U.
Animal Science
2 13 2 17 9 29 17 34 2 11
Iowa State U.
Animal Breeding and Genetics
10 38 11 41 7 27 27 45 6 24
Iowa State U.
Animal Nutrition
21 53 22 56 10 42 48 57 34 52
Iowa State U.
Meat Science
2 36 2 16 9 41 3 14 7 50
Kansas State U.
Animal Science
19 50 4 29 55 60 54 58 5 20
Louisiana State U. at Baton Rouge
Animal and Dairy Sciences
28 53 30 56 40 57 22 41 18 40
Louisiana State U. at Baton Rouge
Wildlife and Fisheries Science
25 57 21 57 9 31 60 60 45 56
Miami U. (Ohio)
Zoology
7 35 6 33 11 38 3 12 8 31
Michigan State U.
Animal Science
2 15 8 31 10 32 6 19 3 14
Michigan State U.
Large Animal Clinical Sciences
5 31 3 24 43 57 36 51 6 24
New Mexico State U. at Las Cruces
Animal Sciences
36 55 47 60 2 12 57 59 26 49
North Carolina State U.
Animal Science and Poultry Science
34 57 26 54 14 45 12 22 32 50
North Carolina State U.
Zoology
13 42 13 43 28 52 21 37 23 49
North Dakota State U. Main Campus
Animal and Range Sciences
15 47 21 54 1 12 36 53 25 51
North Dakota State U. Main Campus
Zoology
36 58 46 60 1 16 49 57 50 59
Ohio State U. Main Campus
Animal Sciences
9 36 10 40 31 56 19 34 18 40
Oklahoma State U. Main Campus
Animal Nutrition
5 29 18 53 8 24 35 51 3 15
Oregon State U.
Animal Science
49 60 53 60 4 24 58 59 48 58
Pennsyl-
vania State U.

Animal Science
51 60 51 60 34 56 17 34 17 39
Purdue U. Main Campus
Animal Sciences
17 46 12 45 39 54 18 32 16 39
Rutgers U. at New Brunswick
Animal Sciences
31 55 18 46 29 51 6 19 39 55
Southern Illinois U. at Carbondale
Zoology
32 57 18 50 31 54 40 53 46 58
Texas A&M U.
Animal Science
44 58 38 56 14 38 23 38 25 46
Texas A&M U.
Wildlife & Fisheries Sciences
9 41 6 40 19 40 21 35 4 21
Texas A&M U.
Reproductive Physiology
22 53 18 54 13 38 37 52 32 50
Texas Tech U.
Zoology
26 54 16 46 10 35 11 24 45 58
U. of Alaska at Fairbanks
Fisheries
23 55 17 53 10 41 36 51 34 51
U. of Arizona
Animal Sciences
14 48 15 49 9 45 2 9 47 58
U. of Arkansas Main Campus
Animal Sciences
21 51 19 52 6 35 42 55 21 49
U. of Arkansas Main Campus
Poultry Science
6 33 5 37 32 52 3 10 20 46
U. of Connec-
ticut

Animal Science Ph.D.
2 18 18 48 1 7 20 35 8 27
U. of Connec-
ticut

Pathobiology Ph.D.
5 32 11 43 3 27 32 47 38 55
U. of Delaware
Animal Science
42 59 26 53 50 60 2 5 37 53
U. of Florida
Animal Sciences
32 54 29 55 32 52 10 20 23 45
U. of Florida
Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
47 60 38 60 37 56 45 56 47 58
U. of Florida
Veterinary Medical Sciences
20 52 7 40 55 60 4 15 6 33
U. of Georgia
Animal and Dairy Science
4 31 2 22 22 49 28 43 10 39
U. of Georgia
Poultry Science
4 37 1 15 48 59 26 43 4 27
U. of Hawaii-
Manoa

Zoology
14 46 6 39 41 57 37 53 16 48
U. of Idaho
Animal Physiology
12 44 5 29 6 43 42 55 43 56
U. of Illinois at Urbana-
Champaign

Animal Sciences
1 7 1 7 22 43 21 36 1 3
U. of Kentucky
Animal Sciences
32 54 41 59 10 29 25 40 16 43
U. of Maryland at College Park
Animal Sciences
18 40 26 50 16 45 4 15 12 36
U. of Maryland at College Park
Veterinary Medical Sciences
3 42 6 42 8 60 31 48 10 46
U. of Minnesota-
Twin Cities

Animal Sciences
13 46 11 45 10 39 9 22 15 38
U. of Minnesota-
Twin Cities

Veterinary Medicine
10 38 9 39 33 52 9 20 7 28
U. of Missouri at Columbia
Animal Sciences
5 30 4 31 16 38 42 55 7 26
U. of Nebraska at Lincoln
Animal Science
28 51 45 58 5 16 48 57 3 18
U. of Tennessee
Animal Science
35 55 45 59 1 7 4 16 17 48
U. of Washing-
ton

Aquatic and Fishery Sciences
2 18 3 26 47 58 26 41 3 24
U. of Wisconsin at Madison
Animal Sciences
3 24 4 24 44 58 33 49 10 39
U. of Wisconsin at Madison
Dairy Science
2 19 2 18 29 52 22 37 3 16
U. of Wisconsin at Madison
Zoology
1 6 1 11 20 45 19 34 1 4
U. of Wyoming
Reproductive Biology
N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R
Virginia Tech
Animal Sciences, Dairy
20 46 34 57 3 14 12 28 20 41
Virginia Tech
Animal and Poultry Sciences
4 30 12 47 8 37 4 16 11 31
Virginia Tech
Fisheries and Wildlife
8 39 8 42 23 46 33 50 24 43
Washing-
ton State U.

Animal Sciences
6 34 12 45 1 12 10 23 21 48
Methodology: This interactive tool is based on rankings developed by the NRC. For a complete explanation of the methods the research council used, go to its site; registration may be required.