Best Colleges for Chemistry

15,395

Graduates Per Year

$48K

Average Salary

#34

Most Popular Major

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TOP

50

Popularity

Very Popular

15,395

150% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

1,172

510% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

33

Music

15,747

34

Chemistry

15,395

35

Civil Engineering

14,832

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TOP

50

Cost

Very Expensive

$52,145

63% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

30

Computer Science

$52,320

31

Chemistry

$52,145

32

Music

$51,788

Salary

Average Salary

$38,431

1% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

135

Forensic Chemistry

$38,431

136

Chemistry

$38,431

137

Chemical Physics

$38,431

Professors

Very Bad

3.6/5

10% NATIONAL AVG

Median Student Rating

Highest Student Rated Professors

306

Community Health Services

307

Chemistry

308

Managerial Economics

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TOP

25

Students

Very Diverse

4.5/5

23.37% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

10

Physiological Psychology

11

Chemistry

12

Biochemistry

SUMMARY

Choosing to study Chemistry is a valuable choice and usually a requisite first step for students endeavoring to pursue a career as a chemist, a chemical lab technician, or an epidemiologist. Interestingly, chemistry is of average popularity ranking as the 34th most popular major. Last academic year, there were 15,395 chemistry degrees conferred. In-state tuition for chemistry at private colleges is, on average, 4.3 times more costly than their public fellows.

With a staggering 1172 colleges offering this degree chances are that any universities you are considering will have an option for you. If you are hoping to surround yourself with other chemistry students, consider looking at institutions in California which have more undergraduates admitted to chemistry than any other state. Zooming out, the top region to major in chemistry is in the Southeast region with University of Florida, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Virginia Commonwealth University best representing the region. Interestingly, our pick of the top conference to major in chemistry is the Big Ten Conference with University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, and Purdue University-Main Campus representing the conference. From our list of the best colleges, our choice for the best school for chemistry is Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The objectively best school might not actually be the best school for every student. There are lots more factors to weigh when choosing college. Stuff like campus amenities, transportation services, and food would impact one's thoughts of which college to attend. At authority.org, we evaluated the pros and cons for you. If, as an example, you want to know which chemistry college has the best campus, the answer is Harvard University. If, for example, you are very interested in which university is home to the top campus, we have an entire page dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through professor reviews, government databases, student reviews, and more to evaluate every major in the United States in an unbiased and informative way. You can find our well researched list for the colleges with the best student life here and our choice of the college with the best student life for chemistry is Cornell University. Curious why? Keep scrolling to learn more about Authority's top selections. Many of our decisions will probably surprise you.

If expense is a primary deciding factor in your choice of where you attend university, you might be cautious about University of Chicago. University of Chicago appears to be the most expensive university for chemistry, at least for out of state enrollment. That being said, we have a list of the most expensive universities that might put the cost at University of Chicago into perspective. For more context, you could be interested to know that chemistry is the 31st most expensive degree in the United States, with an average bill of $52,100. To zoom out a little, the most costly state for chemistry in the country is Maine with costs at the primary three schools Bates College at $55,683, Bowdoin College at $55,822, and at Colby College of $55,822. Even more broadly, the most expensive region of the country for chemistry is the New England region which is best demonstrated with Amherst College with a cost of $57,640, Tufts University with a cost of $57,324, and Brown University with a cost of $57,112.

Our cheapest region for chemistry 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. On the bright side, the most affordable college for chemistry is University of Florida. Authority.org's entire list of the most affordable schools can be found here.

In-state students can expect to pay around $10,000 for a degree in chemistry. The price increases by a lot to a median of $22,800 for the out-of-state public-school undergraduate. On that note, our selection for the university with the best value for chemistry: Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Here you can find our comprehensive list about the universities we see as being the best value in general. That being said, this section is predicated on being an out-of-state student. The value proposition changes when in-state tuition costs are considered, but as we do not know what state(s) you might qualify for in-state tuition, we are approaching this discussion through out-of-state tuition costs.

Earnings for chemistry students vary a lot, but within two years completing the major students will regularly earn around $47,800. There is much variation in pay; top earners can enjoy pay up to $85,200. Even right out of college, the lowest end positions within the chemistry field earn $27,000, which isn't that bad. The highest earning grads for chemistry graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and if you are looking for universities with all of the highest earning graduates, we have that too.

The general diversity of chemistry is near the very top, coming within the 97th percentile of majors nationally. The school with the highest composite diversity for chemistry is Massachusetts Institute of Technology and here you can find our comprehensive list for the colleges which have the most diversity. The financial diversity of the Chemistry major is only within the 35th percentile compared to all other majors. Racial diversity is actually above financial diversity, in the 92nd percentile. White undergraduates compose the largest share, 45%, of those majoring in chemistry. Additionally, 55% of undergrads pursuing a chemistry major are men.

The median rating for chemistry professors is 3.6 stars, a ranking which is 10% below the median score across all majors; this is a subpar ranking. If you are interested in the most popular chemistry professor nationally, consider looking up Marybeth Lemon from Brigham Young University-Idaho. It may come as a surprise, but the best ranked chemistry instructors from student rankings come from University of California-Davis. If we consider data beyond just rankings it becomes clear that the school possessing comprehensively the best professors for chemistry is Massachusetts Institute of Technology. You will find more detail on our ever evolving ranking methodology for the best overall professors here, along with many of the best instructors in the country.

Finally, the most difficult school to get into for chemistry is Stanford University. While we are unsure why you would be interested, we do have a detailed list for the hardest colleges to get into. That being said, here at Authority we do hope you believe that considering university with a perspective mainly informed by superlatives can create problems. We at Authority encourage you to look at some of our more nuanced pages on individual colleges and peruse some of Authority's helpful background pages on essential details to consider as you continue your school search.

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University of California-San Diego

#1 Best Colleges for Chemistry

University of California-San Diego is a very large public university located in La Jolla, CA ranked 66th in America. It has a total of 31,840 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, with a 31.48% acceptance rate. University of California-San Diego offers 228 different majors and is best known for its Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Global Studies, and Cognitive Science programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $11,442 for students from California and $41,196 for those from out-of-state, University of California-San Diego is quite pricey. 78.44% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, entering the workforce. After graduation, alumni go on to bring home about $59,900 per year, which is 44% above the national median.

La Jolla, CA

www.ucsd.edu

A+

Rating

31%

Acceptance

39,811

Students

#66

Ranking

$41,196

Tuition

Princeton University

#2 Best Colleges for Chemistry

Princeton University is a mid-sized private university located in Princeton, NJ ranked 5th in the nation. It has a total of 5,535 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting 5.78% of applicants. Princeton University offers 125 different majors and is best known for its Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Molecular Biology, and Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $51,870 per year, Princeton University is extremely costly. 88.56% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, entering the labor force. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn more or less $74,700 per year, which is 80% greater than the national median.

Princeton, NJ

www.princeton.edu

A+

Rating

6%

Acceptance

8,720

Students

#5

Ranking

$51,870

Tuition

California Institute of Technology

#3 Best Colleges for Chemistry

California Institute of Technology is a small private university located in Pasadena, CA ranked 19th in the United States. It has a total of 989 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting slightly north of 1 in 20 applicants. California Institute of Technology offers 93 different majors and is best known for its Computational Mathematics, Astrophysics, and Physics programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $52,506 per year, California Institute of Technology is very expensive. After college, alumni go on to take home near $85,900 per year, which is 107% over the national median.

Pasadena, CA

www.caltech.edu

A+

Rating

6%

Acceptance

2,334

Students

#19

Ranking

$52,506

Tuition

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

#4 Best Colleges for Chemistry

Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a large private university located in Cambridge, MA ranked 1st in the US. It has a total of 4,698 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting 6.7% of applicants. Massachusetts Institute of Technology offers 114 different majors and is best known for its Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $53,450 per year, Massachusetts Institute of Technology is extremely expensive. 90% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to generate near $104,700 per year, which is 152% greater than the national median.

Cambridge, MA

web.mit.edu/

A+

Rating

7%

Acceptance

12,321

Students

#1

Ranking

$53,450

Tuition

University of Chicago

#5 Best Colleges for Chemistry

University of Chicago is a large private university located in Chicago, IL ranked 10th in the nation. It has a total of 7,674 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting 6.17% of applicants. University of Chicago offers 218 different majors and is best known for its Econometrics and Quantitative Economics, Economics, and Counseling Psychology programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $57,642 per year, University of Chicago is exceptionally expensive. 79.52% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, entering the labor force. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn more or less $68,100 per year, which is 64% over the national median.

Chicago, IL

WWW.UCHICAGO.EDU

A+

Rating

6%

Acceptance

19,659

Students

#10

Ranking

$57,642

Tuition

University of California-Berkeley

#6 Best Colleges for Chemistry

University of California-Berkeley is a very large public university located in Berkeley, CA ranked 68th in the United States. It has a total of 32,700 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 16.25% of applicants. University of California-Berkeley offers 315 different majors and is best known for its Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Natural Resources and Conservation, and Environmental Studies programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $11,442 for students from California and $41,196 for those from out-of-state, University of California-Berkeley is rather costly. 58.68% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, entering the workforce. After finishing college, alumni go on to take home roughly $64,700 per year, which is 56% above the national median.

Berkeley, CA

www.berkeley.edu

A+

Rating

16%

Acceptance

45,183

Students

#68

Ranking

$41,196

Tuition

Emory University

#7 Best Colleges for Chemistry

Emory University is a large private university located in Atlanta, GA ranked 23rd in the United States. It has a total of 8,026 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, with a 15.6% acceptance rate. Emory University offers 205 different majors and is best known for its Biology, French Studies, and Radiation Therapy programs, which are all nationally ranked 2nd. With an annual tuition of $53,070 per year, Emory University is exceptionally costly. 88.39% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to make roughly $66,000 per year, which is 59% greater than the national median.

Atlanta, GA

www.emory.edu

A+

Rating

16%

Acceptance

16,024

Students

#23

Ranking

$53,070

Tuition

Stanford University

#8 Best Colleges for Chemistry

Stanford University is a large private university located in Stanford, CA ranked 2nd in the nation. It has a total of 8,290 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting 4.34% of applicants. Stanford University offers 227 different majors and is best known for its Human Biology, Industrial Management, and Earth Sciences programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $52,857 per year, Stanford University is exceptionally pricey. 89.2% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to make roughly $94,000 per year, which is 126% above the national median.

Stanford, CA

www.stanford.edu/

A+

Rating

4%

Acceptance

20,993

Students

#2

Ranking

$52,857

Tuition

Harvard University

#9 Best Colleges for Chemistry

Harvard University is a very large private university located in Cambridge, MA ranked 3rd in America. It has a total of 14,467 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting 4.64% of applicants. Harvard University offers 375 different majors and is best known for its History, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $47,730 per year, Harvard University is very high-priced. 77.7% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to make more or less $89,700 per year, which is 116% above the national median.

Cambridge, MA

www.harvard.edu

A+

Rating

5%

Acceptance

41,987

Students

#3

Ranking

$47,730

Tuition

Yale University

#10 Best Colleges for Chemistry

Yale University is a large private university located in New Haven, CT ranked 4th in the United States. It has a total of 6,748 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting 6.08% of applicants. Yale University offers 297 different majors and is best known for its American Studies, Religious Studies, and History programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $55,500 per year, Yale University is very pricey. 89.63% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to generate about $83,200 per year, which is 100% greater than the national median.

New Haven, CT

https://www.yale.edu

A+

Rating

6%

Acceptance

14,389

Students

#4

Ranking

$55,500

Tuition

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

#11 Best Colleges for Chemistry

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a very large public university located in Chapel Hill, NC ranked 64th in the nation. It has a total of 19,957 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, with a 22.63% acceptance rate. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill offers 232 different majors and is best known for its Health and Fitness, Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, and Environmental Science programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $7,019 for students from North Carolina and $34,198 for those from out-of-state, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is somewhat moderately costly. 84.25% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor market. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to bring home roughly $55,600 per year, which is 34% above the national median.

Chapel Hill, NC

www.unc.edu

A+

Rating

23%

Acceptance

32,346

Students

#64

Ranking

$34,198

Tuition

Johns Hopkins University

#12 Best Colleges for Chemistry

Johns Hopkins University is a very large private university located in Baltimore, MD ranked 7th in the United States. It has a total of 8,185 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting more or less one in every ten applicants. Johns Hopkins University offers 362 different majors and is best known for its Public Health, Neuroscience, and Biophysics programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $55,350 per year, Johns Hopkins University is very expensive. 83.58% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, entering the labor force. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn more or less $73,200 per year, which is 76% over the national median.

Baltimore, MD

www.jhu.edu

A+

Rating

11%

Acceptance

33,543

Students

#7

Ranking

$55,350

Tuition

Haverford College

#13 Best Colleges for Chemistry

Haverford College is a small private liberal arts college located in Haverford, PA ranked 42nd in the US. It has a total of 1,368 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 16.32% of applicants. Haverford College offers 39 different majors and is best known for its Urban Planning, Visual and Performing Arts, and Chemistry programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 12th, and 13th respectively). With an annual tuition of $56,200 per year, Haverford College is exceptionally pricey. 87.06% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn near $60,700 per year, which is 46% greater than the national median.

Haverford, PA

https://www.haverford.edu

A+

Rating

16%

Acceptance

1,368

Students

#42

Ranking

$56,200

Tuition

University of Florida

#14 Best Colleges for Chemistry

University of Florida is a very large public university located in Gainesville, FL ranked 78th in America. It has a total of 38,645 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting just under 3 in every 8 applicants. University of Florida offers 433 different majors and is best known for its Exercise Physiology, Microbiological Sciences and Immunology, and Family and Community Services programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $4,477 for in-state students and $25,694 for those from out-of-state, University of Florida is somewhat moderately pricey. 85.38% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make more or less $56,000 per year, which is 35% above the national median.

Gainesville, FL

www.ufl.edu/

A+

Rating

37%

Acceptance

58,749

Students

#78

Ranking

$25,694

Tuition

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

#15 Best Colleges for Chemistry

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is a very large public university located in Minneapolis, MN ranked 137th in the United States. It has a total of 43,828 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 56.74% of applicants. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities offers 520 different majors and is best known for its Computer Systems Analysis, Developmental and Child Psychology, and Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $13,318 for students from Minnesota and $31,616 for those from out-of-state, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is reasonably costly. 73.11% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to take home close to $51,900 per year, which is 25% above the national median.

Minneapolis, MN

https://twin-cities.umn.edu

A

Rating

57%

Acceptance

61,787

Students

#137

Ranking

$31,616

Tuition

Duke University

#16 Best Colleges for Chemistry

Duke University is a large private university located in Durham, NC ranked 6th in America. It has a total of 7,338 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, with a 7.6% acceptance rate. Duke University offers 242 different majors and is best known for its Public Policy Analysis, Computer Engineering, and Education programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $55,880 per year, Duke University is very expensive. 94.41% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn close to $84,400 per year, which is 103% above the national median.

Durham, NC

WWW.DUKE.EDU

A+

Rating

8%

Acceptance

18,159

Students

#6

Ranking

$55,880

Tuition

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

#17 Best Colleges for Chemistry

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a very large public university located in Champaign, IL ranked 117th in the US. It has a total of 35,883 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting nearly three out of every five applicants. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign offers 372 different majors and is best known for its Civil Engineering, Food Science, and Architectural Technology programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $12,036 for in-state students and $29,178 for those from out-of-state, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is reasonably costly. 80.23% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to draw about $61,500 per year, which is 48% greater than the national median.

Champaign, IL

www.illinois.edu/

A

Rating

59%

Acceptance

54,985

Students

#117

Ranking

$29,178

Tuition

Washington University in St Louis

#18 Best Colleges for Chemistry

Washington University in St Louis is a large private university located in Saint Louis, MO ranked 15th in the nation. It has a total of 8,774 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 13.85% of applicants. Washington University in St Louis offers 291 different majors and is best known for its Anthropology, Design and Visual Communications, and Environmental Biology programs, which are all nationally ranked 2nd. With an annual tuition of $54,250 per year, Washington University in St Louis is exceptionally costly. 88.9% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to bring in approximately $70,100 per year, which is 69% greater than the national median.

Saint Louis, MO

www.wustl.edu

A+

Rating

14%

Acceptance

17,794

Students

#15

Ranking

$54,250

Tuition

University of California-Los Angeles

#19 Best Colleges for Chemistry

University of California-Los Angeles is a very large public university located in Los Angeles, CA ranked 33rd in America. It has a total of 33,703 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 12.32% of applicants. University of California-Los Angeles offers 333 different majors and is best known for its Psychology, Sociology, and Political Science and Government programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $11,442 for students from California and $41,196 for those from out-of-state, University of California-Los Angeles is quite expensive. 80.62% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn more or less $60,700 per year, which is 46% above the national median.

Los Angeles, CA

www.ucla.edu/

A+

Rating

12%

Acceptance

47,103

Students

#33

Ranking

$41,196

Tuition

Cornell University

#20 Best Colleges for Chemistry

Cornell University is a very large private university located in Ithaca, NY ranked 11th in America. It has a total of 15,464 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 10.85% of applicants. Cornell University offers 323 different majors and is best known for its Human Resources, Agricultural Business and Management, and Agriculture programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $56,550 per year, Cornell University is very high-priced. 89.35% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to take home roughly $77,200 per year, which is 86% above the national median.

Ithaca, NY

www.cornell.edu

A+

Rating

11%

Acceptance

24,189

Students

#11

Ranking

$56,550

Tuition

University of California-Irvine

#21 Best Colleges for Chemistry

University of California-Irvine is a very large public university located in Irvine, CA ranked 116th in the nation. It has a total of 31,386 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, with a 26.54% acceptance rate. University of California-Irvine offers 291 different majors and is best known for its Managerial Economics, Social Psychology, and Criminology programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $11,442 for students from California and $41,196 for those from out-of-state, University of California-Irvine is rather high-priced. 46.45% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, joining the workforce. After finishing college, alumni go on to bring home near $58,400 per year, which is 41% above the national median.

Irvine, CA

www.uci.edu/

A

Rating

27%

Acceptance

38,105

Students

#116

Ranking

$41,196

Tuition

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

#22 Best Colleges for Chemistry

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor is a very large public university located in Ann Arbor, MI ranked 37th in the nation. It has a total of 31,206 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, accepting more or less 2 in 9 applicants. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor offers 433 different majors and is best known for its Experimental Psychology, Data Modeling and Database Administration, and German Language and Literature programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $15,230 for students from Michigan and $50,872 for those from out-of-state, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor is exceptionally pricey. 86.28% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to take home more or less $63,400 per year, which is 53% greater than the national median.

Ann Arbor, MI

https://umich.edu/

A+

Rating

23%

Acceptance

48,218

Students

#37

Ranking

$50,872

Tuition

Rice University

#23 Best Colleges for Chemistry

Rice University is a mid-sized private university located in Houston, TX ranked 22nd in the US. It has a total of 4,145 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, with a 8.72% acceptance rate. Rice University offers 150 different majors and is best known for its Biochemistry, Fitness Administration, and Cognitive Science programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 3rd, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $48,330 per year, Rice University is exceptionally pricey. 85.71% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to make near $65,400 per year, which is 57% over the national median.

Houston, TX

www.rice.edu

A+

Rating

9%

Acceptance

7,542

Students

#22

Ranking

$48,330

Tuition

Williams College

#24 Best Colleges for Chemistry

Williams College is a small private liberal arts college located in Williamstown, MA ranked 26th in the United States. It has a total of 2,237 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 12.6% of applicants. Williams College offers 38 different majors and is best known for its Chinese Language and Literature, Near and Middle Eastern Studies, and Comparative Literature programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 4th, and 10th respectively). With an annual tuition of $56,970 per year, Williams College is very high-priced. 92.56% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to make roughly $59,000 per year, which is 42% greater than the national median.

Williamstown, MA

https://www.williams.edu

A+

Rating

13%

Acceptance

2,291

Students

#26

Ranking

$56,970

Tuition

University of Pennsylvania

#25 Best Colleges for Chemistry

University of Pennsylvania is a very large private university located in Philadelphia, PA ranked 8th in the US. It has a total of 14,000 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, with a 7.66% acceptance rate. University of Pennsylvania offers 355 different majors and is best known for its Finance, Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, and Philosophy programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $51,156 per year, University of Pennsylvania is exceptionally pricey. 81.13% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor force. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn more or less $85,900 per year, which is 107% greater than the national median.

Philadelphia, PA

www.upenn.edu

A+

Rating

8%

Acceptance

29,813

Students

#8

Ranking

$51,156

Tuition