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2023 Best Colleges for Biological and Physical Sciences

There are about 187,278 students enrolled in Biological and Physical Sciences in the USA.

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popularity

Above Average

Compared to national avg.

Diplomas received last year

28,778

Vs. National Avg.

82%

popularity Rank

#48

cost

Very Affordable

Compared to national avg.

Median degree cost

$19K

Vs. National Avg.

-20%

cost Rank

#333

salary

Low Paying

Compared to national avg.

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

$37K

Vs. National Avg.

-7%

salary Rank

#331

professors

Below Average

Compared to national avg.

Professor Rating

C+

Vs. National Avg.

4%

professors Rank

#203

students

Not Very Diverse

Compared to national avg.

Diversity Rating

C+

Vs. National Avg.

-1%

students Rank

#283

SUMMARY

A degree in Biological and Physical Sciences is a valuable choice and commonly an obligatory first step for undergraduates trying to enter a career as a biomedical engineering scientist, a biophysical scientist, or a biologist. In fact, biological and physical sciences is a very rare degree coming in at the 145th most popular degree. Last academic year alone, there were 2,177 biological and physical sciences graduates. In-state tuition for biological and physical sciences at private institutions is, on average, 3.9 times more pricey than their public fellows.

There are 146 colleges that offer biological and physical sciences. 146 universities is fairly average in terms of the number of institutions which offer each degree. If you're looking to surround yourself with other biological and physical sciences undergraduates, look at institutions in Pennsylvania which have the most undergrads admitted to biological and physical sciences annually. Zooming out, the best region to get a degree in biological and physical sciences is in the Mid East region with Thomas Edison State University, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus, and University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus best representing the region. Interestingly, our pick of the best conference to study biological and physical sciences is the Atlantic Coast Conference with University of Notre Dame representing the conference. From our extensive list on the best colleges, our belief is that the best college for biological and physical sciences is Georgetown University.

The overall 'best' school does not have to be the best school for every student. There might be a bunch of perspectives to weigh when deciding on school. Features like campus amenities, transportation services, and food might refashion your thoughts on where to go to school. Here at authority.org, we evaluated the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you are interested in which biological and physical sciences college has the superior campus, the answer is University of Massachusetts-Amherst. If, for example, you are very interested in which university has the best campus, we have a whole list dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through government databases, student reviews, professor reviews, and more in order to evaluate each major in an unbiased and informative way. You can explore our well researched list for the colleges with the best student life&nbsphere and from that list, our selection for the college with the best student life for biological and physical sciences is Georgetown University. Are you curious why? Continue scrolling to learn more about Authority's top selections. Some of our conclusions just might shock you.

If price is a significant factor in your choice of where you attend school, you might be cautious about Northwestern University. Northwestern University&nbspis the most expensive university for biological and physical sciences, at least regarding out of state attendance. That being said, we have an entire list of the most expensive&nbspschools that might put the expense of Northwestern University&nbspinto perspective. You could also be interested to know that biological and physical sciences is the 269th most expensive major in the US, with an average cost of $26,100. To zoom out a little, the most costly state for biological and physical sciences in the nation is District of Columbia with expenses at the primary university, Georgetown University, of $55,440. To zoom out even further, the most costly region of the U.S. for biological and physical sciences is the New England region which is best demonstrated with University of Massachusetts-Amherst with a cost of $35,112, and Saint Anselm College with a cost of $40,500.

Our cheapest region for biological and physical sciences is the Southwest region which is represented by University of Houston-Downtown with a cost of $15,408 and The University of Texas at San Antonio with a cost of $17,511. In better news, the most affordable school for biological and physical sciences is CUNY Hunter College. Our comprehensive list of the most affordable colleges can be explored here.

In-state learners can expect to pay around $10,700 for a degree in biological and physical sciences. That price grows substantially to a median of $24,400 for an out-of-state public-school undergraduate. On that note, our pick for the college with the best value for biological and physical sciences: Georgetown University. Here you can find our comprehensive list about the colleges we see as being the best value&nbspoverall. With that said, this idea is based on the assumption that you are an out-of-state student. A discussion of value changes when in-state tuition is considered, as such, we are using out-of-state tuition as the baseline.

Earnings for biological and physical sciences students differ widely, but within two years finishing the degree students will typically earn around $37,100. While there is a lot of variation in earnings; top earners can experience pay up to $78,500. Even right out of college, the lowest end jobs within the biological and physical sciences field make $16,900, which is an alright wage. The top earning graduates for biological and physical sciences graduated from Georgetown University&nbspand if you want to find the universities with all of the highest earning graduates, Authority has that too.

The general diversity of biological and physical sciences ranks decent, being within the 52nd percentile of all programs. The university with the most composite diversity for biological and physical sciences is Georgetown University&nbspand here you can find our comprehensive list for the schools with the most diversity. The financial diversity of Biological and Physical Sciences only ranks in the 82nd percentile of all majors. Racial diversity is even less in the 47th percentile. White collegians make up the largest share, 63%, of scholars studying biological and physical sciences. Additionally, 64% of undergrads seeking a biological and physical sciences degree are women.

The median rating for biological and physical sciences professors is 4 stars, a score that is exactly the median score across all majors; which is a fine. If you want to find the most popular biological and physical sciences professor in the nation, look no further than Elana Klein at CUNY Queensborough Community College. This may be surprising, but the highest rated instructors for biological and physical sciences from student rankings come from Lourdes University. As we incorporate data beyond simply rankings it becomes clear that the university with comprehensively the best professors for biological and physical sciences is Northwestern University. You can find an explanation of our evolving ranking methodology for the best overall professors here, along with many of the best professors in the U.S.

Finally, the most difficult school to get into for biological and physical sciences is Northwestern University. While we do not necessarily see the value in it, we have a comprehensive list for the hardest colleges to get into. Although, we hope you understand that approaching academics from examples only shaped by superlatives might cause problems. We hope you look at some of our other pages on individual universities and peruse some of Authority's helpful background pages on important things to consider as your university search continues.

Top 25 Best Colleges for Biological and Physical Sciences

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Rating

#1 2023 Best Colleges for Biological and Physical Sciences

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA | www.cmu.edu/

17%

Acceptance

15,567

Students

#21

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#2 2023 Best Colleges for Biological and Physical Sciences

Emory University

Atlanta, GA | www.emory.edu/

19%

Acceptance

15,970

Students

#24

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#3 2023 Best Colleges for Biological and Physical Sciences

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

#4 2023 Best Colleges for Biological and Physical Sciences

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD | www.jhu.edu/

11%

Acceptance

34,250

Students

#4

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#5 2023 Best Colleges for Biological and Physical Sciences

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA | www.usc.edu/

16%

Acceptance

52,376

Students

#28

Ranking

$60K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#6 2023 Best Colleges for Biological and Physical Sciences

Swarthmore College

Swarthmore, PA | www.swarthmore.edu/

9%

Acceptance

1,689

Students

#36

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#7 2023 Best Colleges for Biological and Physical Sciences

Colgate University

Hamilton, NY | https://www.colgate.edu/

27%

Acceptance

3,112

Students

#51

Ranking

$60K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#8 2023 Best Colleges for Biological and Physical Sciences

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC | www.unc.edu/

25%

Acceptance

32,160

Students

#69

Ranking

$36K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#9 2023 Best Colleges for Biological and Physical Sciences

United States Military Academy

West Point, NY | www.westpoint.edu/

9%

Acceptance

4,503

Students

#103

Ranking

$0

Tuition

A+

Rating

#10 2023 Best Colleges for Biological and Physical Sciences

University of California-Berkeley

Berkeley, CA | www.berkeley.edu/

17%

Acceptance

45,878

Students

#55

Ranking

$44K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#11 2023 Best Colleges for Biological and Physical Sciences

Wesleyan University

Middletown, CT | www.wesleyan.edu/

21%

Acceptance

3,599

Students

#67

Ranking

$60K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#12 2023 Best Colleges for Biological and Physical Sciences

University of Maryland-College Park

College Park, MD | www.umd.edu/

51%

Acceptance

44,404

Students

#98

Ranking

$37K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#13 2023 Best Colleges for Biological and Physical Sciences

Villanova University

Villanova, PA | www.villanova.edu/

31%

Acceptance

12,231

Students

#64

Ranking

$57K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#14 2023 Best Colleges for Biological and Physical Sciences

University of Miami

Coral Gables, FL | www.miami.edu/

33%

Acceptance

19,971

Students

#73

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#15 2023 Best Colleges for Biological and Physical Sciences

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Blacksburg, VA | www.vt.edu/

66%

Acceptance

38,350

Students

#130

Ranking

$33K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#16 2023 Best Colleges for Biological and Physical Sciences

University of California-San Diego

La Jolla, CA | www.ucsd.edu/

37%

Acceptance

40,547

Students

#61

Ranking

$44K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#17 2023 Best Colleges for Biological and Physical Sciences

University of California-Davis

Davis, CA | ucdavis.edu/

46%

Acceptance

41,236

Students

#96

Ranking

$44K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#18 2023 Best Colleges for Biological and Physical Sciences

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus

Pittsburgh, PA | www.pitt.edu/

64%

Acceptance

35,563

Students

#155

Ranking

$34K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#19 2023 Best Colleges for Biological and Physical Sciences

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Troy, NY | www.rpi.edu/

57%

Acceptance

8,256

Students

#72

Ranking

$57K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#20 2023 Best Colleges for Biological and Physical Sciences

Yeshiva University

New York, NY | www.yu.edu/

67%

Acceptance

6,174

Students

#164

Ranking

$46K

Tuition

A

Rating

#21 2023 Best Colleges for Biological and Physical Sciences

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI | https://www.msu.edu/

76%

Acceptance

55,406

Students

#178

Ranking

$40K

Tuition

A

Rating

#22 2023 Best Colleges for Biological and Physical Sciences

University of Dayton

Dayton, OH | https://udayton.edu/

81%

Acceptance

12,544

Students

#216

Ranking

$45K

Tuition

A

Rating

#23 2023 Best Colleges for Biological and Physical Sciences

Arizona State University Campus Immersion

Tempe, AZ | www.asu.edu/

88%

Acceptance

82,880

Students

#332

Ranking

$29K

Tuition

A

Rating

#24 2023 Best Colleges for Biological and Physical Sciences

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT | www.utah.edu/

79%

Acceptance

38,335

Students

#354

Ranking

$27K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#25 2023 Best Colleges for Biological and Physical Sciences

Trinity College

Hartford, CT | https://www.trincoll.edu/

36%

Acceptance

2,372

Students

#89

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

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