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2023 Neuroscience Students

There are about 17,235 students enrolled in Neuroscience in the USA.

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College is an awfully meaningful time in one's life; it's an occasion for individual progress and expansion. Scholars attempt to ascertain who they can be and build many of the requisite skills to become a thriving member of society. But growth is not exclusively found in a classroom environment - the conversations one has with her classmates, the nugget of wisdom learned from an eccentric professor, the exposure to a different vantage point. As such, attending a diverse college vastly enriches what you gain from your time spent at college.

Neuroscience is a more ethnically diverse major than average*. 53% of the United States' Neuroscience majors are white students, followed by asian students (20%), latino students (11%), and students of other races**(11%). The most ethnically diverse college* in the top 100 is Harvard University&nbspin Cambridge, MA.

Moreover, Neuroscience significatly skews female, with 64% of students majoring in Neuroscience identifying as women. Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, CA has the most gender balanced student body in the top 100.

Another critical type of diversity is socioeconomic diversity. Unfortunately, Neuroscience is less socioeconomically diverse than 86% of focuses in America. 34% of its majors come from households that make above $110,000 per year, 16% are from middle income families, and 21% grew up in families with a sub $30,000 income. Allegheny College has the most fiscally diverse student body in the top 100.

Considering each type of diversity, overall GA is the most diverse state for Neuroscience. The Far West is the most diverse region, and the University Athletic Association 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: 20%

  • Black: 5%

  • Latino: 11%

  • White: 53%

  • Other: 11%

    Gender Diversity
  • Male: 36%

  • Female: 64%

    Socioeconomic Diversity (By Household Income)
  • Under 30k: 21%

  • 30k - 48k: 14%

  • 48k - 75k: 16%

  • 75k - 110k: 15%

  • Over 110k: 34%

    Geographic Diversity
  • In State: 52%

  • Out of State: 40%

  • International: 9%

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