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2023 Biological and Physical Sciences Students

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

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College can be a very significant time of one's life; it is a chance for personal progress and evolution. Undergrads attempt to capture what they want to do and cultivate the indispensable skills to become a successful member of society. But growth is more than what one learns in a classroom environment - the late nights discussing James Baldwin with a schoolmate, the wild anecdote received from an old professor, the exposure to a different way of looking it. Therefore, a diverse univeristy experience tremendously enhances what you gain from your time spent in school.

Biological and Physical Sciences is a slightly more ethnically diverse focus than average*. 63% of America's Biological and Physical Sciences majors are white students, followed by latino students (11%), asian students (10%), and students of other races**(8%). The most racially diverse college* in the top 100 is Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus located in Teaneck, NJ.

In addition, Biological and Physical Sciences significatly skews female, with 64% of students majoring in Biological and Physical Sciences identifying as women. University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg in Greensburg, PA has the most gender balanced student body in the top 100.

Another significant type of diversity is income diversity. Biological and Physical Sciences ranks in the top 18% of programs for financial diversity. 28% of its students come from very high income homes, 17% are from families who bring in between $48,000 and $75,000 a year, and 24% grew up in families earning under $30,000 a year. Clarion University of Pennsylvania is the most economically diverse school in the top 100.

Considering each type of diversity, overall NJ is the most diverse state for Biological and Physical Sciences. The New England is the most diverse region, and the Atlantic 10 Conference is the most diverse conference.

* diversity calculations and comparisons are based on Simpson's Diversity Index
** other races is used to refer to non asian, black, latino, or white

Diversity Statistics

Racial Diversity
  • Asian: 10%

  • Black: 7%

  • Latino: 11%

  • White: 63%

  • Other: 8%

    Gender Diversity
  • Male: 36%

  • Female: 64%

    Socioeconomic Diversity (By Household Income)
  • Under 30k: 24%

  • 30k - 48k: 15%

  • 48k - 75k: 17%

  • 75k - 110k: 16%

  • Over 110k: 28%

    Geographic Diversity
  • In State: 71%

  • Out of State: 23%

  • International: 5%

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