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2023 Best Colleges for Biochemistry

There are about 21,636 students enrolled in Biochemistry in the USA.

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popularity

Above Average

Compared to national avg.

Diplomas received last year

10,134

Vs. National Avg.

-36%

popularity Rank

#93

cost

Somewhat Expensive

Compared to national avg.

Median degree cost

$35K

Vs. National Avg.

45%

cost Rank

#64

salary

Above Average

Compared to national avg.

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

$47K

Vs. National Avg.

17%

salary Rank

#102

professors

Average

Compared to national avg.

Professor Rating

C+

Vs. National Avg.

8%

professors Rank

#158

students

Average

Compared to national avg.

Diversity Rating

B-

Vs. National Avg.

5%

students Rank

#140

SUMMARY

A degree in Biochemistry is a valuable choice and frequently a mandatory first step for students wishing to enter a career as a principal scientist, a scientific consultant chemist, or a phlebotomist. Interestingly, biochemistry is of average popularity coming in at the 53rd most popular area of study. In the last year, there were 9,135 biochemistry diplomas received. In-state tuition for biochemistry at private universities is, on average, 4.1 times more pricey than their public equivalents.

There are 558 institutions that offer this degree. 558 universities is fairly average in terms of the number of institutions which offer each degree. If you are looking to immerse yourself with other biochemistry majors, look at schools in California which have the most undergrads admitted to biochemistry annually. More generally, the best region to pursue biochemistry is in the Far West region with University of California-Los Angeles, University of California-San Diego, and University of Washington-Seattle Campus best representing the region. Interestingly, our pick for the best conference to study biochemistry is the Pacific-12 Conference with Arizona State University-Tempe, University of California-Los Angeles, and University of Washington-Seattle Campus representing the conference. On that topic, our choice for the best school for biochemistry is University of Pennsylvania, and here you can find our comprehensive list for the best colleges.

The best school does not have to be the 'best' school for every student. There are a bunch more factors to consider when deciding on college. External stuff like campus amenities, transportation services, and food might sway your decision of which school to attend. Here at authority.org, we weighed the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you are interested in which biochemistry university boasts the best college campus, the answer is University of California-Los Angeles. If you are very interested in which college boasts the finest campus, we have an entire list dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through student reviews, government databases, professor reviews, and more to compare every major in an unbiased and informative way. Here you can find our well researched list for the colleges with the best student life&nbspand our pick of the university with the best student life for biochemistry is Barnard College. Are you curious why? Continue scrolling to discover more about Authority's top selections. Some of our conclusions just might shock you.

If price is a primary influence in your decisions, you might consider avoiding Columbia University in the City of New York. Columbia University in the City of New York&nbspis our most expensive university for biochemistry, at least regarding out of state students. We do have an entire page for the most expensive&nbspuniversities that could put the cost of Columbia University in the City of New York&nbspinto perspective. You could also want to know that biochemistry is the 19th most expensive degree in the United States, with an average bill of $53,800. To zoom out a little, the most costly state for biochemistry in the country is District of Columbia demonstrated with a tuition of $55,440 at Georgetown University. To zoom out even further, the most expensive region for biochemistry is the New England region which is best demonstrated with Boston College with a cost of $56,780, Tufts University with a cost of $57,324, and Brown University with a cost of $57,112.

Our cheapest region for biochemistry is the Rocky Mountains region which is represented by Brigham Young University-Idaho with a cost of $4,208, Brigham Young University-Provo with a cost of $5,790, and Weber State University with a cost of $14,973. More optimistically, the most affordable college for biochemistry is Arizona State University-Tempe. Authority's full list of the most affordable schools can be found here.

In-state learners can expect to pay around $10,600 for a degree in biochemistry. The price increases dramatically to an average of $25,700 for the out-of-state public-school student. Our pick for the university with the best value for biochemistry: University of Pennsylvania. Here you will find our comprehensive list for the colleges we see as being the best value&nbspoverall. Do know, this section is predicated on out-of-state tuition costs. A discussion of value changes when it comes to in-state tuition, but we do not know in which states any one student has residency.

Earnings for biochemistry majors differ a lot, but within two-years of graduation students will typically make around $46,900. There can be much variation in earnings; top positions can experience pay up to $83,700. Even right out of university, the lowest end jobs within the biochemistry field make $26,100, which could be worse. The highest earning graduates for biochemistry studied at Georgetown University&nbspand if you are looking for universities with all of the highest earning graduates, Authority has that too.

The all-around diversity of biochemistry is very highly, being in the 97th percentile of all majors. The school with the highest composite diversity for biochemistry is Brown University&nbspand here you can find our comprehensive list for the colleges with the most diversity. The overall financial diversity of Biochemistry only is in the 23rd percentile of all majors. Racial diversity is actually greater, in the 93rd percentile. White students make up the largest share at 44% of those studying biochemistry. Additionally, 51% of undergrads seeking a biochemistry major are women.

The median ranking for biochemistry professors is 3.6 stars, a score that is 10% below the median score for all majors; this is a subpar ranking. If you want to find the most popular biochemistry professor in the country, look no further than Kevin Ahern from Oregon State University. It may come as a shock, but the highest rated instructors of biochemistry by student are found at University of Colorado Boulder. If we including data other than just rankings it becomes clear that the university possessing the best professors for biochemistry is Columbia University in the City of New York. One will find more detail on our ever evolving ranking methodology for the best overall professors here, along with many of the finest examples of instructors in the country.

Finally, the most difficult college to get into for biochemistry is Columbia University in the City of New York. While we are unsure why you would be interested, we have a general page for the hardest colleges to get into. With that said, here at Authority we hope you understand that looking at the higher education world through a lens primarily derived from superlatives could cause problems. We at Authority encourage you to read our more focused pages on individual colleges and read a couple of our insightful background pages on important things to consider as your university search continues.

Top 25 Best Colleges for Biochemistry

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A+

Rating

#1 2023 Best Colleges for Biochemistry

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA | www.upenn.edu/

9%

Acceptance

30,688

Students

#7

Ranking

$60K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#2 2023 Best Colleges for Biochemistry

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA | www.harvard.edu/

5%

Acceptance

41,024

Students

#3

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#3 2023 Best Colleges for Biochemistry

Yale University

New Haven, CT | https://www.yale.edu/

7%

Acceptance

14,910

Students

#8

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#4 2023 Best Colleges for Biochemistry

Princeton University

Princeton, NJ | www.princeton.edu/

6%

Acceptance

8,532

Students

#5

Ranking

$49K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#5 2023 Best Colleges for Biochemistry

Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH | www.dartmouth.edu/

9%

Acceptance

7,171

Students

#15

Ranking

$60K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#6 2023 Best Colleges for Biochemistry

Rice University

Houston, TX | www.rice.edu/

11%

Acceptance

8,005

Students

#22

Ranking

$51K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#7 2023 Best Colleges for Biochemistry

Columbia University in the City of New York

New York, NY | www.columbia.edu/

7%

Acceptance

33,882

Students

#10

Ranking

$62K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#8 2023 Best Colleges for Biochemistry

Washington University in St Louis

Saint Louis, MO | www.wustl.edu/

16%

Acceptance

17,893

Students

#18

Ranking

$57K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#9 2023 Best Colleges for Biochemistry

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN | www.vanderbilt.edu/

12%

Acceptance

13,918

Students

#17

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#10 2023 Best Colleges for Biochemistry

Georgetown University

Washington, DC | www.georgetown.edu/

17%

Acceptance

22,720

Students

#19

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#11 2023 Best Colleges for Biochemistry

Brown University

Providence, RI | www.brown.edu/

8%

Acceptance

10,807

Students

#13

Ranking

$61K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#12 2023 Best Colleges for Biochemistry

Claremont McKenna College

Claremont, CA | www.cmc.edu/

13%

Acceptance

1,361

Students

#26

Ranking

$56K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#13 2023 Best Colleges for Biochemistry

Swarthmore College

Swarthmore, PA | www.swarthmore.edu/

9%

Acceptance

1,689

Students

#36

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#14 2023 Best Colleges for Biochemistry

Harvey Mudd College

Claremont, CA | https://www.hmc.edu/

18%

Acceptance

1,132

Students

#20

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#15 2023 Best Colleges for Biochemistry

Pomona College

Claremont, CA | www.pomona.edu/

9%

Acceptance

1,733

Students

#40

Ranking

$55K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#16 2023 Best Colleges for Biochemistry

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI | https://umich.edu/

26%

Acceptance

49,530

Students

#33

Ranking

$52K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#17 2023 Best Colleges for Biochemistry

Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus

Atlanta, GA | www.gatech.edu/

21%

Acceptance

43,217

Students

#42

Ranking

$34K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#18 2023 Best Colleges for Biochemistry

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA | www.usc.edu/

16%

Acceptance

52,376

Students

#28

Ranking

$60K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#19 2023 Best Colleges for Biochemistry

Barnard College

New York, NY | www.barnard.edu/

14%

Acceptance

2,771

Students

#30

Ranking

$57K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#20 2023 Best Colleges for Biochemistry

Bowdoin College

Brunswick, ME | https://www.bowdoin.edu/

9%

Acceptance

1,973

Students

#41

Ranking

$56K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#21 2023 Best Colleges for Biochemistry

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN | www.nd.edu/

19%

Acceptance

13,268

Students

#16

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#22 2023 Best Colleges for Biochemistry

University of California-Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA | www.ucla.edu/

14%

Acceptance

46,947

Students

#50

Ranking

$43K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#23 2023 Best Colleges for Biochemistry

Wellesley College

Wellesley, MA | www.wellesley.edu/

20%

Acceptance

2,735

Students

#31

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#24 2023 Best Colleges for Biochemistry

Tufts University

Medford, MA | https://www.tufts.edu/

16%

Acceptance

13,458

Students

#37

Ranking

$61K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#25 2023 Best Colleges for Biochemistry

Washington and Lee University

Lexington, VA | www.wlu.edu/

25%

Acceptance

2,269

Students

#43

Ranking

$57K

Tuition

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