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2022 Best Colleges for Human Biology

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1,446

Graduates Per Year

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$59K

Average Salary

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#179

Most Popular Major

Popularity

Average Popularity

1,446

77% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

26

86% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

178

Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography

1,490

179

Human Biology

1,446

180

Fire Protection

1,423

Cost

Somewhat Expensive

$41,196

29% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

75

Communication and Media Studies

$41,498

76

Human Biology

$41,196

Salary

Low Salary

$32,456

16% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

239

Sociology

$32,495

240

Human Biology

$32,456

241

Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences

$32,433

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TOP

10

Professors

Very Good

4.8/5

20% NATIONAL AVG

Median Student Rating

Highest Student Rated Professors

5

Industrial and Organizational Psychology

6

Human Biology

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TOP

25

Students

Very Diverse

4.4/5

21.33% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

24

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

25

Human Biology

26

Engineering Science

SUMMARY

Going to school for Human Biology is not only a valuable choice, but naturally a mandatory first step for scholars wishing to begin a career as an anesthesiologist, a biological anthropologist, or a surgeon. Interestingly, nationally, human biology is an uncommon degree being the 179th most popular degree. Last year, there were 1,446 human biology diplomas received. In-state tuition for human biology at private institutions is, on average, 4.9 times more spendy than their public counterparts.

With just 26 institutions having programs for human biology there could be limited options as to the institutions which will have a degree program for you. If you are looking to surround yourself with other human biology undergrads, consider looking at institutions in California which have more undergrads admitted to human biology than any other state. Zooming out, the top region to pursue human biology is in the Far West region with University of Southern California, University of Washington-Seattle Campus, and Stanford University best representing the region. Interestingly, our pick for the best conference to study human biology is the Pacific-12 Conference with University of Southern California, University of Washington-Seattle Campus, and Stanford University representing the conference. From our list on the best colleges, our choice for the best university for human biology is Stanford University.

The objectively 'best' school does not have to be the 'best' school for you. There can be lots more angels to weigh when selecting school. Features like campus amenities, transportation services, and food might definitely refashion your decision of which university to attend. At authority.org, we evaluated the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you are intrigued by which human biology school is home to the top college campus, the answer is Stanford University. If, for example, you are very interested in which college boasts the best campus, we have an entire list dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through professor reviews, student reviews, government databases, and more in order to compare every U.S. major in an unbiased and informative way. Here you can explore our well researched list for the colleges with the best student life and, from that list, our pick for the school with the best student life for human biology is Scripps College. Curious why? Keep reading to find out more about Authority's top choices. Some of our picks might surprise you.

If cost is a significant influence in your decision on where to go to school, you might consider avoiding University of Southern California. University of Southern California appears to be our most expensive university for human biology, at least regarding out of state enrollment. We do have an entire page for the most expensive colleges that could put the expense at University of Southern California into perspective. You may also be interested to know that human biology is the 76th most expensive program in the nation, with an average cost of $41,200. On a broader scale, the most expensive state for human biology in the nation is Rhode Island with expenses at the main university, Brown University, of $57,112. Even more broadly, the most expensive region for human biology is the Far West region which is best demonstrated with Pitzer College with a cost of $55,734, Scripps College with a cost of $56,970, and University of Southern California with a cost of $57,256.

Our cheapest region for human biology is the Great Lakes region which is represented by Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis with a cost of $29,589 and University of Wisconsin-Green Bay with a cost of $14,516. More optimistically, the most affordable university for human biology is University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Our entire list of the most affordable universities can be found here.

In-state learners can anticipate paying in the neighborhood of $10,600 for a degree in human biology. The cost inflates intensely to a median of $30,300 for the out-of-state public-school undergrad. Our pick for the university constituting the best value for human biology: Stanford University. Through this link you will find our comprehensive list about the universities we see as being the best value overall. With that said, this idea is predicated on the assumption that you are an out-of-state student. A discussion of value changes when in-state tuition costs are considered, as such, we are using out-of-state tuition as the baseline.

Earnings for human biology students vary widely, but two years after leaving college graduates will often make around $59,100. There is much variation in salary; highest paid earners can enjoy pay up to $122,600. Even right out of university, the lowest earning positions within the human biology field earn $28,100, which is an alright wage. The top earning graduates for human biology attended Stanford University and if you are looking for schools with all of the highest earning graduates, we have that too.

The overall diversity of human biology ranks very near the top, being within the 94th percentile of all majors. The college with the most composite diversity for human biology is Brown University and here you can find our general list for the colleges with the most diversity. The financial diversity of the Human Biology major sits only within the 87th percentile compared to all other majors. Racial diversity is actually above financial diversity, in the 96th percentile. White collegians make up the largest proportion, 44%, of those studying human biology. Additionally, 72% of scholars pursuing a human biology degree are women.

The median ranking for human biology professors is 4.8 stars, a score which is 20% higher than the median for every major; this is a remarkably good score. If you want to find the most popular human biology professor nationally, look no further than Kelly Bost at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It might come as a surprise, but the highest ranked instructors for human biology by student are at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. If we consider data other than just rankings it becomes clear that the school possessing comprehensively the best professors for human biology is Stanford University. You can find an explanation of our ever evolving ranking methodology of the best overall professors here, along with some of the finest examples of instructors in the U.S.

Finally, the hardest school to get into for human biology is Stanford University. While we think of this list more as a novelty, we do have a comprehensive page of the hardest colleges to get into. With that said, we do hope you believe that looking at university from context mainly shaped by superlatives could be said to be the root of many of higher education's fundamental problems. We hope you look at some of our other pages on different schools and explore a few of our background pages on beneficial details to consider as you progress with your college search.

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Stanford University

#1 Best Colleges for Human Biology

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

University of Southern California

#2 Best Colleges for Human Biology

University of Southern California is a very large private university located in Los Angeles, CA ranked 24th in the United States. It has a total of 21,909 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 11.42% of applicants. University of Southern California offers 527 different majors and is best known for its Communication and Media Studies, Film, and Gerontology programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $57,256 per year, University of Southern California is very high-priced. 87.78% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor market. After college, alumni go on to take home around $74,000 per year, which is 78% over the national median.

Los Angeles, CA

www.usc.edu/

A+

Rating

11%

Acceptance

53,186

Students

#24

Ranking

$57,256

Tuition

University of Washington-Seattle Campus

#3 Best Colleges for Human Biology

University of Washington-Seattle Campus is a very large public university located in Seattle, WA ranked 110th in the US. It has a total of 39,443 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 51.76% acceptance rate. University of Washington-Seattle Campus offers 687 different majors and is best known for its Informatics, Environmental Science, and Physician Assistant Studies programs, which are all nationally ranked 2nd. With an annual tuition of $10,370 for in-state students and $37,071 for those from out-of-state, University of Washington-Seattle Campus is quite costly. 77.21% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to make more or less $57,700 per year, which is 39% greater than the national median.

Seattle, WA

www.washington.edu

A

Rating

52%

Acceptance

56,315

Students

#110

Ranking

$37,071

Tuition

CUNY Hunter College

#4 Best Colleges for Human Biology

CUNY Hunter College is a very large public college located in New York, NY ranked 45th in New York. It has a total of 20,712 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting 35.17% of applicants. CUNY Hunter College offers 255 different majors and is best known for its Human Biology, Drama and Dance Teacher Education, and Chinese Language and Literature programs (nationally ranked 4th, 4th, and 8th respectively). With an annual tuition of $6,930 for students from New York and $14,880 for those from out-of-state, CUNY Hunter College is moderately priced. 47.93% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, employment. Open graduating, alumni go on to draw approximately $47,200 per year, which is 14% over the national median.

New York, NY

www.hunter.cuny.edu

B+

Rating

35%

Acceptance

28,082

Students

#323

Ranking

$14,880

Tuition

SUNY at Albany

#5 Best Colleges for Human Biology

SUNY at Albany is a large public university located in Albany, NY ranked 43rd in New York. It has a total of 15,304 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting about 5/9 of applicants. SUNY at Albany offers 248 different majors and is best known for its Homeland Security, Human Biology, and Informatics programs (nationally ranked 1st, 5th, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,070 for students from New York and $24,660 for those from out-of-state, SUNY at Albany is somewhat moderately expensive. 63.7% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, joining the labor market. After college, alumni go on to bring in close to $51,500 per year, which is 24% greater than the national median.

Albany, NY

www.albany.edu

A-

Rating

54%

Acceptance

20,325

Students

#311

Ranking

$24,660

Tuition

Brown University

#6 Best Colleges for Human Biology

Brown University is a large private university located in Providence, RI ranked 12th in the US. It has a total of 7,428 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting 7.07% of applicants. Brown University offers 265 different majors and is best known for its Entrepreneurship, African Studies, and Latin American and Caribbean Studies programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $57,112 per year, Brown University is very high-priced. 87.69% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, joining the labor force. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn about $67,500 per year, which is 63% greater than the national median.

Providence, RI

www.brown.edu

A+

Rating

7%

Acceptance

10,760

Students

#12

Ranking

$57,112

Tuition

Johns Hopkins University

#7 Best Colleges for Human Biology

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

University of California-Los Angeles

#8 Best Colleges for Human Biology

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

Pitzer College

#9 Best Colleges for Human Biology

Pitzer College is a small private liberal arts college located in Claremont, CA ranked 83rd in the US. It has a total of 1,089 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting barely greater than 1 out of every 8 applicants. Pitzer College offers 71 different majors and is best known for its Organizational Behavior Studies, Human Resources, and Environmental Science programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 6th, and 7th respectively). With an annual tuition of $55,734 per year, Pitzer College is very expensive. 82.3% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to take home around $48,700 per year, which is 17% greater than the national median.

Claremont, CA

https://www.pitzer.edu

A+

Rating

14%

Acceptance

1,089

Students

#83

Ranking

$55,734

Tuition

Scripps College

#10 Best Colleges for Human Biology

Scripps College is a small private liberal arts college located in Claremont, CA ranked 71st in the nation. It has a total of 1,104 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting 32% of applicants. Scripps College offers 68 different majors and is best known for its Human Biology, Environmental Science, and Fine Art programs (nationally ranked 10th, 26th, and 34th respectively). With an annual tuition of $56,970 per year, Scripps College is very costly. 85.45% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to earn roughly $54,100 per year, which is 30% over the national median.

Claremont, CA

www.scrippscollege.edu

A+

Rating

32%

Acceptance

1,140

Students

#71

Ranking

$56,970

Tuition

University of California-Irvine

#11 Best Colleges for Human Biology

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

Hamline University

#12 Best Colleges for Human Biology

Hamline University is a small private college located in Saint Paul, MN ranked 13th in Minnesota. It has a total of 2,248 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting more or less 2/3 of applicants. Hamline University offers 99 different majors and is best known for its Human Biology, Digital Arts, and Criminology programs (nationally ranked 12th, 22nd, and 24th respectively). With an annual tuition of $41,734 per year, Hamline University is rather high-priced. 60.25% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, employment. Open graduating, alumni go on to make near $49,200 per year, which is 18% greater than the national median.

Saint Paul, MN

www.hamline.edu

B-

Rating

68%

Acceptance

4,802

Students

#587

Ranking

$41,734

Tuition

University of Kansas

#13 Best Colleges for Human Biology

University of Kansas is a very large public university located in Lawrence, KS ranked 3rd in Kansas. It has a total of 21,107 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 93.1% of applicants. University of Kansas offers 369 different majors and is best known for its German Studies, Physical Education, and Behavioral Sciences programs (nationally ranked 5th, 6th, and 7th respectively). With an annual tuition of $10,092 for students from Kansas and $26,960 for those from out-of-state, University of Kansas is reasonably high-priced. 55.48% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to take home around $48,800 per year, which is 17% over the national median.

Lawrence, KS

https://ku.edu

B-

Rating

93%

Acceptance

31,088

Students

#563

Ranking

$26,960

Tuition

University of St Thomas

#14 Best Colleges for Human Biology

University of St Thomas is a mid-sized private university located in Saint Paul, MN ranked 6th in Minnesota. It has a total of 6,798 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting around four out of every five applicants. University of St Thomas offers 167 different majors and is best known for its Family Systems, Operations Management and Supervision, and Human Biology programs (nationally ranked 5th, 14th, and 14th respectively). With an annual tuition of $44,780 per year, University of St Thomas is rather high-priced. 71.37% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, entering the labor market. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn around $56,800 per year, which is 37% over the national median.

Saint Paul, MN

www.stthomas.edu

A-

Rating

81%

Acceptance

11,201

Students

#307

Ranking

$44,780

Tuition

American International College

#15 Best Colleges for Human Biology

American International College is a small private institution located in Springfield, MA ranked 46th in Massachusetts. It has a total of 1,427 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 64.58% acceptance rate. American International College offers 79 different majors and is best known for its Occupational Therapy and Human Biology programs, which are respectively ranked 11th and 15th in the United States. With an annual tuition of $36,930 per year, American International College is quite expensive. 54.66% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to take in near $46,000 per year, which is 11% above the national median.

Springfield, MA

www.aic.edu

C+

Rating

65%

Acceptance

3,714

Students

#775

Ranking

$36,930

Tuition

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

#16 Best Colleges for Human Biology

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a mid-sized public institution located in Green Bay, WI ranked 40th in Wisconsin. It has a total of 9,744 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 85.24% acceptance rate. University of Wisconsin-Green Bay offers 58 different majors and is best known for its Human Biology, Environmental Control Technologies, and Behavioral Sciences programs (nationally ranked 16th, 17th, and 18th respectively). With an annual tuition of $6,298 for students from Wisconsin and $14,516 for those from out-of-state, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is reasonably priced. 48.36% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to take in more or less $40,800 per year, which is 2% under the national median.

Green Bay, WI

www.uwgb.edu

C

Rating

85%

Acceptance

10,185

Students

#1684

Ranking

$14,516

Tuition

Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis

#17 Best Colleges for Human Biology

Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis is a very large public university located in Indianapolis, IN ranked 29th in Indiana. It has a total of 24,439 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 80.73% of applicants. Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis offers 302 different majors and is best known for its Labor Studies, Informatics, and Human Biology programs (nationally ranked 5th, 10th, and 17th respectively). With an annual tuition of $8,580 for in-state students and $29,589 for those from out-of-state, Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis is somewhat moderately high-priced. 41.01% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, joining the labor force. After graduation, alumni go on to take home about $42,500 per year, which is 2% greater than the national median.

Indianapolis, IN

www.iupui.edu

C+

Rating

81%

Acceptance

34,279

Students

#1225

Ranking

$29,589

Tuition