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2023 Best Colleges for Molecular Biology

There are about 2,538 students enrolled in Molecular Biology in the USA.

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popularity

Below Average

Compared to national avg.

Diplomas received last year

1,449

Vs. National Avg.

-91%

popularity Rank

#254

cost

Somewhat Expensive

Compared to national avg.

Median degree cost

$36K

Vs. National Avg.

48%

cost Rank

#59

salary

Above Average

Compared to national avg.

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

$50K

Vs. National Avg.

26%

salary Rank

#49

professors

Above Average

Compared to national avg.

Professor Rating

B-

Vs. National Avg.

21%

professors Rank

#78

students

Above Average

Compared to national avg.

Diversity Rating

B-

Vs. National Avg.

11%

students Rank

#68

SUMMARY

Going to school for Molecular Biology is not only a valuable choice, but commonly a required first step for undergraduates hoping to enter a career as a molecular chemist, a molecular scientist, or an analytical molecular chemist. In fact, molecular biology is a very rare degree being the 221st most popular major. Last year alone, there were 903 molecular biology diplomas received. In-state tuition for molecular biology at private colleges is, on average, 3.4 times more spendy than their public rivals.

With only 61 institutions offering molecular biology you may have limited options as to the institutions which will have a degree program for you. If you are hoping to immerse yourself with other molecular biology undergrads, consider looking at universities in Michigan which have more students admitted to molecular biology than any other state. Zooming out, the top region to major in molecular biology is in the Great Lakes region with University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and University of Wisconsin-Madison best representing the region. Interestingly, our selection for the best conference to study molecular biology is the Big Ten Conference with University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Rutgers University-New Brunswick, and University of Wisconsin-Madison representing the conference. On that topic, our choice for the best college for molecular biology is Princeton University. You may also want to check out our list of the best colleges.

The best school does not have to be the best school for every student. There can be tons of factors to consider when selecting college. Features like campus amenities, transportation services, and food would definitely change your thoughts on where to go to university. At Authority, we've evaluated the pros and cons for you. If, as an example, you are interested in which molecular biology university has the top college campus, the answer is Rutgers University-New Brunswick. If, for example, you are very interested in which school is home to the top campus, then we have an entire page dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through student reviews, professor reviews, government databases, and more in order to compare every major in an unbiased and informative way. You can find our well researched list for the schools with the best student life&nbsphere and, from that list, our choice for the university with the best student life for molecular biology is University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Are you curious why? Keep scrolling to learn more about Authority's top recommendations. Many of our picks will probably shock you.

If expense is a major influence in your decision on where to go to university, you might be cautious about Colgate University. Colgate University&nbspappears to be our most expensive university for molecular biology, at least regarding out of state students. We have an entire page for the most expensive&nbspuniversities that could put the cost at Colgate University&nbspinto perspective. Additionally, you may want to know that molecular biology is the 157th most expensive degree in the nation, with an average expense of $33,100. To zoom out a little, the most expensive state for molecular biology in the nation is New York with tuition and fees at the main institution, Colgate University, of $57,695. Even more broadly, the most expensive region of the country for molecular biology is the Far West region which is best demonstrated with University of California-San Diego with a cost of $41,196, and Pomona College with a cost of $54,380.

Our cheapest region for molecular biology is the Rocky Mountains region which is represented by University of Denver with a cost of $51,336, Brigham Young University-Provo with a cost of $5,790, and University of Wyoming with a cost of $13,392. In better news, the most affordable university for molecular biology is Brigham Young University-Provo. Authority.org's entire list of the most affordable colleges can be found here.

In-state attendees can anticipate paying around $12,400 for a degree in molecular biology. The price grows significantly to a median of $29,800 for the out-of-state public-school undergraduate. On that note, our choice for the school representing the best value for molecular biology: Princeton University. Through this link you can see our comprehensive list for the universities we believe to be the best value&nbspin general. Do know, this discussion is predicated on being an out-of-state student. A discussion of value changes when in-state tuition is considered, but we do not know where you live (and are not trying to collect that kind of data).

Earnings for molecular biology students vary widely, but within two years completing the major students will often make around $46,800. While there is a lot of variation in earnings; top earners can enjoy pay up to $83,800. Even straight out of college, the minimum earning jobs within the molecular biology field earn $25,900, which could be worse. The top earning graduates from molecular biology have come from MCPHS University&nbspand if you want to find the colleges with all of the highest earning graduates, we have that too.

The overall diversity of molecular biology ranks pretty high, coming in the 84th percentile of majors nationally. The school with the highest composite diversity for molecular biology is Pomona College&nbspand here you can find our comprehensive list for the colleges with the most diversity. The financial diversity of the Molecular Biology major only stands in the 54th percentile of all majors. Racial diversity is greater than financial diversity, ranking in the 74th percentile. White students compose the largest proportion at 54% of those studying molecular biology. Additionally, 58% of undergrads pursuing a molecular biology major are women.

We have insufficient professors data for molecular biology to make the conclusions we normally would have made in this sentence. If we including data beyond simply rankings it becomes clear that the school possessing the overall best professors for molecular biology is Princeton University. One will find more detail on our ever evolving ranking methodology of the best overall professors here, along with some of the finest instructors nationwide.

Finally, the hardest school to get into for molecular biology is Princeton University. While we do not necessarily see the value in it, we do have an extensive page of the hardest colleges to get into. That being said, we hope you understand that looking at the higher education world from context mainly formed from superlatives might cause problems. We at Authority encourage you to look at some of our more focused pages on individual topics and read a couple of our background articles on useful things to consider as your college search continues.

Top 25 Best Colleges for Molecular Biology

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Rating

#1 2023 Best Colleges for Molecular Biology

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA | www.harvard.edu/

5%

Acceptance

41,024

Students

#3

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#2 2023 Best Colleges for Molecular Biology

Yale University

New Haven, CT | https://www.yale.edu/

7%

Acceptance

14,910

Students

#8

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#3 2023 Best Colleges for Molecular Biology

Rice University

Houston, TX | www.rice.edu/

11%

Acceptance

8,005

Students

#22

Ranking

$51K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#4 2023 Best Colleges for Molecular Biology

Princeton University

Princeton, NJ | www.princeton.edu/

6%

Acceptance

8,532

Students

#5

Ranking

$49K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#5 2023 Best Colleges for Molecular Biology

Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH | www.dartmouth.edu/

9%

Acceptance

7,171

Students

#15

Ranking

$60K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#6 2023 Best Colleges for Molecular Biology

Brown University

Providence, RI | www.brown.edu/

8%

Acceptance

10,807

Students

#13

Ranking

$61K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#7 2023 Best Colleges for Molecular Biology

Georgetown University

Washington, DC | www.georgetown.edu/

17%

Acceptance

22,720

Students

#19

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#8 2023 Best Colleges for Molecular Biology

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN | www.vanderbilt.edu/

12%

Acceptance

13,918

Students

#17

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#9 2023 Best Colleges for Molecular Biology

Washington University in St Louis

Saint Louis, MO | www.wustl.edu/

16%

Acceptance

17,893

Students

#18

Ranking

$57K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#10 2023 Best Colleges for Molecular Biology

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA | www.upenn.edu/

9%

Acceptance

30,688

Students

#7

Ranking

$60K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#11 2023 Best Colleges for Molecular Biology

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

#12 2023 Best Colleges for Molecular Biology

University of California-Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA | www.ucla.edu/

14%

Acceptance

46,947

Students

#50

Ranking

$43K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#13 2023 Best Colleges for Molecular Biology

Pomona College

Claremont, CA | www.pomona.edu/

9%

Acceptance

1,733

Students

#40

Ranking

$55K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#14 2023 Best Colleges for Molecular Biology

Harvey Mudd College

Claremont, CA | https://www.hmc.edu/

18%

Acceptance

1,132

Students

#20

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#15 2023 Best Colleges for Molecular Biology

Bowdoin College

Brunswick, ME | https://www.bowdoin.edu/

9%

Acceptance

1,973

Students

#41

Ranking

$56K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#16 2023 Best Colleges for Molecular Biology

Claremont McKenna College

Claremont, CA | www.cmc.edu/

13%

Acceptance

1,361

Students

#26

Ranking

$56K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#17 2023 Best Colleges for Molecular Biology

Barnard College

New York, NY | www.barnard.edu/

14%

Acceptance

2,771

Students

#30

Ranking

$57K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#18 2023 Best Colleges for Molecular Biology

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN | www.nd.edu/

19%

Acceptance

13,268

Students

#16

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#19 2023 Best Colleges for Molecular Biology

Tufts University

Medford, MA | https://www.tufts.edu/

16%

Acceptance

13,458

Students

#37

Ranking

$61K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#20 2023 Best Colleges for Molecular Biology

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI | https://umich.edu/

26%

Acceptance

49,530

Students

#33

Ranking

$52K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#21 2023 Best Colleges for Molecular Biology

Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus

Atlanta, GA | www.gatech.edu/

21%

Acceptance

43,217

Students

#42

Ranking

$34K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#22 2023 Best Colleges for Molecular Biology

Washington and Lee University

Lexington, VA | www.wlu.edu/

25%

Acceptance

2,269

Students

#43

Ranking

$57K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#23 2023 Best Colleges for Molecular Biology

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA | www.usc.edu/

16%

Acceptance

52,376

Students

#28

Ranking

$60K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#24 2023 Best Colleges for Molecular Biology

Swarthmore College

Swarthmore, PA | www.swarthmore.edu/

9%

Acceptance

1,689

Students

#36

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#25 2023 Best Colleges for Molecular Biology

Wellesley College

Wellesley, MA | www.wellesley.edu/

20%

Acceptance

2,735

Students

#31

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

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