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 and 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 is our most expensive university for biochemistry, at least regarding out of state students. We do have an entire page for the most expensive universities that could put the cost of Columbia University in the City of New York into 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 overall. 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 and 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 and 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.