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2022 Best Colleges for Pharmacology and Toxicology

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216

Graduates Per Year

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$70K

Average Salary

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#346

Most Popular Major

Popularity

Unpopular

216

96% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

22

89% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

345

Ethnic Studies

224

346

Pharmacology and Toxicology

216

Cost

Median Cost

$29,288

8% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

215

Industrial and Product Design

$29,313

216

Pharmacology and Toxicology

$29,288

217

Social Work

$29,255

Salary

Average Salary

$41,414

7% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

115

Architectural Technology

$42,138

116

Pharmacology and Toxicology

$41,414

117

Environmental Design

$41,407

Professors

Bad

4/5

Median Student Rating

Highest Student Rated Professors

226

Classical and Ancient Studies

227

Pharmacology and Toxicology

228

Design and Visual Communications

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TOP

25

Students

Very Diverse

4.5/5

22.99% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

14

Information Science

15

Pharmacology and Toxicology

16

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SUMMARY

Majoring in Pharmacology and Toxicology is a valuable choice and ordinarily a critical first step for students intending to pursue a career as a pharmacologist, a toxicologist, or a toxicological chemist. In fact, pharmacology and toxicology is a ​unique major coming in at the 346th most popular area of study. Last year alone, there were 216 pharmacology and toxicology diplomas received. In-state tuition for pharmacology and toxicology at private universities is, on average, 3.2 times more spendy than their public equivalents.

With only 22 schools having programs for pharmacology and toxicology you could have limited options as to the institutions that will have an option for you. If you're hoping to surround yourself with other pharmacology and toxicology majors, consider looking at colleges in New York which have more students admitted to pharmacology and toxicology than any other state. less precisely, the best region to major in pharmacology and toxicology is in the Mid East region with St John's University-New York, University at Buffalo, and Stony Brook University best representing the region. Interestingly, our selection for the top conference to study pharmacology and toxicology is the Big West Conference with University of California-Davis representing the conference. On that topic, our belief is that the best school for pharmacology and toxicology is University of Southern California. You may also want to check out our list of best colleges.

The best school does not mean it is the 'best' school for you. There might be lots of perspectives to consider when deciding on college. Things like campus amenities, transportation services, and food could definitely sway one's thoughts of where to go to college. Here at Authority, we've weighed the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you are interested in which pharmacology and toxicology university has the top campus, the answer is University of Southern California. If you are very interested in which college boasts the finest campus, then we have a whole page dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through professor reviews, government databases, student reviews, and more so we can compare all U.S. majors in an unbiased and informative way. You can find our well researched list for the universities with the best student life here and, from that list, our pick of the university with the best student life for pharmacology and toxicology is University of Wisconsin-Madison. Curious why? Keep scrolling to learn more about our top selections. Many of our picks will probably surprise you.

If expense is a significant influence in your decision on where to go to university, you might consider avoiding University of Southern California. University of Southern California appears to be the most expensive college for pharmacology and toxicology, at least regarding out of state enrollment. We do have an entire list of the most expensive colleges that could put the expense of University of Southern California into perspective. For more context, you could want to know that pharmacology and toxicology is the 216th most expensive program in the nation, with an average bill of $29,300. On a broader scale, the most expensive state for pharmacology and toxicology on our list is California with costs at the main three colleges equalling $41,196 at University of California-Davis, adding up to $41,196 at University of California-Santa Barbara, and expenses equalling $41,196 at University of Southern California. To zoom out even further, the most expensive region for pharmacology and toxicology is the Far West region which is best demonstrated with University of California-Davis with a cost of $41,196, University of California-Santa Barbara with a cost of $41,196, and University of Southern California with a cost of $57,256.

Our cheapest region for pharmacology and toxicology is the Southeast region which is represented by University of Louisiana at Monroe with a cost of $17,888. On the bright side, the most affordable college for pharmacology and toxicology is CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Authority.org's full list of the most affordable colleges can be found here.

In-state students can expect to pay about $11,400 for a degree in pharmacology and toxicology. The cost inflates significantly to a median of $29,900 for the out-of-state public-school undergrad. On that note, our pick for the school with the best value for pharmacology and toxicology: University of Southern California. Here you will find our comprehensive list about the colleges we see as being the best value in general. With that said, this section is predicated on out-of-state tuition costs. The value proposition changes when it comes to in-state tuition, as such, we are using out-of-state tuition as the baseline.

Earnings for pharmacology and toxicology majors differ widely, but within two-years of completing the major students will typically make around $70,200. There is much variation in earnings potential; top positions can enjoy pay up to $121,600. Even right out of university, the lowest end positions within the pharmacology and toxicology field make $39,900, which could be worse. The top earning grads for pharmacology and toxicology studied at University of the Sciences and if you are looking for schools with all of the highest earning graduates, Authority has that too.

The overall diversity of pharmacology and toxicology sits very highly, ranking within the 96th percentile of all programs. The school with the highest composite diversity for pharmacology and toxicology is University of Southern California and here you can find our comprehensive list of the colleges which have the most diversity. The financial diversity of Pharmacology and Toxicology only sits in the 46th percentile of all majors. Racial diversity is actually above financial diversity, ranking in the 95th percentile. White collegians compose the largest proportion, 45%, of those studying pharmacology and toxicology. Additionally, 59% of undergraduates pursuing a pharmacology and toxicology major are women.

The median ranking of pharmacology and toxicology professors is 4 stars, which is actually the median across every major; this is a fine. If you are looking for the most popular pharmacology and toxicology instructor in the country, look no further than Erica Tietjen at University of Nevada-Las Vegas. It might come as a shock, but the highest ranked pharmacology and toxicology professors by student are at University of California-Santa Barbara. As we incorporate information beyond simply rankings we find that the university with comprehensively the best professors for pharmacology and toxicology is University of California-Santa Barbara. You will find more detail on our evolving ranking methodology of the best overall professors here, along with many of the best examples of professors in the U.S.

Finally, the hardest college to get into for pharmacology and toxicology is University of Southern California. While we think of this list more as a novelty, we have an extensive page for the hardest colleges to get into. That being said, here at Authority we hope you understand that considering university through a lens primarily informed by superlatives can cause issues. We hope you explore our other pages on different topics and peruse a few of our helpful background articles on important things to think about as you continue your school search.

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University of Wisconsin-Madison

#1 Best Colleges for Pharmacology and Toxicology

University of Wisconsin-Madison is a very large public university located in Madison, WI ranked 106th in the nation. It has a total of 34,640 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 54.41% of applicants. University of Wisconsin-Madison offers 492 different majors and is best known for its Spanish Language and Literature, Genetics, and French Language and Literature programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $9,273 for in-state students and $36,333 for those from out-of-state, University of Wisconsin-Madison is rather pricey. 81.28% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to make approximately $56,200 per year, which is 35% greater than the national median.

Madison, WI

www.wisc.edu

A

Rating

54%

Acceptance

47,392

Students

#106

Ranking

$36,333

Tuition

University of California-Davis

#2 Best Colleges for Pharmacology and Toxicology

University of California-Davis is a very large public university located in Davis, CA ranked 86th in the nation. It has a total of 32,863 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, with a 38.87% acceptance rate. University of California-Davis offers 311 different majors and is best known for its Design and Visual Communications, Nutrition Sciences, and Biotechnology programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $11,442 for in-state students and $41,196 for those from out-of-state, University of California-Davis is rather costly. 80.59% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to draw more or less $58,200 per year, which is 40% over the national median.

Davis, CA

ucdavis.edu

A+

Rating

39%

Acceptance

40,623

Students

#86

Ranking

$41,196

Tuition

University at Buffalo

#3 Best Colleges for Pharmacology and Toxicology

University at Buffalo is a very large public university located in Buffalo, NY ranked 215th in the United States. It has a total of 24,330 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 61.08% acceptance rate. University at Buffalo offers 465 different majors and is best known for its Occupational Therapy, Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Social Sciences programs (nationally ranked 1st, 3rd, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,070 for in-state students and $24,740 for those from out-of-state, University at Buffalo is somewhat moderately costly. 65.04% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn more or less $52,600 per year, which is 27% greater than the national median.

Buffalo, NY

www.buffalo.edu

A

Rating

61%

Acceptance

35,111

Students

#215

Ranking

$24,740

Tuition

University of the Sciences

#4 Best Colleges for Pharmacology and Toxicology

University of the Sciences is a small private college located in Philadelphia, PA ranked 208th in the United States. It has a total of 1,193 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting slightly north of 7 out of every 10 applicants. University of the Sciences offers 52 different majors and is best known for its Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Clinical Laboratory Science programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 4th, and 31st respectively). With an annual tuition of $23,300 per year, University of the Sciences is somewhat moderately pricey. 70.68% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, employment. Open graduating, alumni go on to bring home more or less $91,600 per year, which is 121% greater than the national median.

Philadelphia, PA

www.usciences.edu

A

Rating

71%

Acceptance

2,422

Students

#208

Ranking

$23,300

Tuition

University of California-Santa Barbara

#5 Best Colleges for Pharmacology and Toxicology

University of California-Santa Barbara is a very large public university located in Santa Barbara, CA ranked 97th in the US. It has a total of 24,638 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, accepting 29.56% of applicants. University of California-Santa Barbara offers 182 different majors and is best known for its Actuarial Science, Sociology, and Experimental Psychology programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $11,442 for in-state students and $41,196 for those from out-of-state, University of California-Santa Barbara is quite expensive. 64.93% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to take in roughly $55,300 per year, which is 33% greater than the national median.

Santa Barbara, CA

www.ucsb.edu

A

Rating

30%

Acceptance

27,685

Students

#97

Ranking

$41,196

Tuition

Stony Brook University

#6 Best Colleges for Pharmacology and Toxicology

Stony Brook University is a very large public university located in Stony Brook, NY ranked 151st in the US. It has a total of 20,506 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 44.15% of applicants. Stony Brook University offers 263 different majors and is best known for its Applied Mathematics, Respiratory Care Therapy, and Pharmacology and Toxicology programs (nationally ranked 1st, 4th, and 6th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,070 for in-state students and $24,740 for those from out-of-state, Stony Brook University is somewhat moderately high-priced. 67.59% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, joining the workforce. After graduation, alumni go on to earn near $57,600 per year, which is 39% over the national median.

Stony Brook, NY

https://www.stonybrook.edu

A

Rating

44%

Acceptance

30,458

Students

#151

Ranking

$24,740

Tuition

University of Southern California

#7 Best Colleges for Pharmacology and Toxicology

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

St John's University-New York

#8 Best Colleges for Pharmacology and Toxicology

St John's University-New York is a very large private university located in Queens, NY ranked 47th in New York. It has a total of 18,300 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 72.34% of applicants. St John's University-New York offers 181 different majors and is best known for its Photojournalism, Physician Assistant Studies, and Mathematics Teacher Education programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 4th, and 6th respectively). With an annual tuition of $41,900 per year, St John's University-New York is rather pricey. 53.91% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn near $55,200 per year, which is 33% over the national median.

Queens, NY

www.stjohns.edu

B+

Rating

72%

Acceptance

23,679

Students

#351

Ranking

$41,900

Tuition

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

#9 Best Colleges for Pharmacology and Toxicology

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus is a very large public university located in University Park, PA ranked 230th in the US. It has a total of 42,805 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 75.94% of applicants. Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus offers 481 different majors and is best known for its Architectural Engineering, Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, and Foreign Language Teacher Education programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $17,416 for students from Pennsylvania and $34,480 for those from out-of-state, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus is reasonably expensive. 60.08% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn around $50,100 per year, which is 21% above the national median.

University Park, PA

www.psu.edu/

A-

Rating

76%

Acceptance

49,935

Students

#230

Ranking

$34,480

Tuition

Nazareth College

#10 Best Colleges for Pharmacology and Toxicology

Nazareth College is a small private institution located in Rochester, NY ranked 70th in New York. It has a total of 2,362 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 64.49% of applicants. Nazareth College offers 95 different majors and is best known for its Pre-Occupational Therapy Studies, Music Therapy, and Commercial and Advertising Art programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 5th, and 7th respectively). With an annual tuition of $33,836 per year, Nazareth College is reasonably high-priced. 65.76% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to take home more or less $44,300 per year, which is 7% over the national median.

Rochester, NY

www.naz.edu

B

Rating

64%

Acceptance

3,262

Students

#522

Ranking

$33,836

Tuition

CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice

#11 Best Colleges for Pharmacology and Toxicology

CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice is a large public college located in New York, NY ranked 62nd in New York. It has a total of 16,573 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 40.53% of applicants. CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice offers 65 different majors and is best known for its Criminal Justice, Forensic Psychology, and Public Administration programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $6,930 for students from New York and $14,880 for those from out-of-state, CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice is moderately priced. 48.97% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, joining the labor force. Open graduating, alumni go on to take home around $44,900 per year, which is 8% above the national median.

New York, NY

www.jjay.cuny.edu

B

Rating

41%

Acceptance

19,194

Students

#435

Ranking

$14,880

Tuition

University of Louisiana at Monroe

#12 Best Colleges for Pharmacology and Toxicology

University of Louisiana at Monroe is a mid-sized public college located in Monroe, LA ranked 16th in Louisiana. It has a total of 8,243 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting slightly greater than 4/5 of applicants. University of Louisiana at Monroe offers 90 different majors and is best known for its Pharmacology and Toxicology, Insurance, and Pharmaceutical Sciences programs (nationally ranked 12th, 21st, and 32nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $5,788 for in-state students and $17,888 for those from out-of-state, University of Louisiana at Monroe is reasonably priced. 39.25% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, entering the labor market. After college, alumni go on to earn roughly $37,500 per year, which is 10% below the national median.

Monroe, LA

www.ulm.edu

C

Rating

80%

Acceptance

10,030

Students

#1534

Ranking

$17,888

Tuition

Ashland University

#14 Best Colleges for Pharmacology and Toxicology

Ashland University is a mid-sized private college located in Ashland, OH ranked 57th in Ohio. It has a total of 7,155 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting a smidgeon over 70% of applicants. Ashland University offers 122 different majors and is best known for its Sports Communication, Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Science Teacher Education programs (nationally ranked 11th, 14th, and 24th respectively). With an annual tuition of $20,950 per year, Ashland University is somewhat moderately costly. 51.16% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn around $40,400 per year, which is 3% less than the national median.

Ashland, OH

https://www.ashland.edu

C

Rating

71%

Acceptance

9,564

Students

#1281

Ranking

$20,950

Tuition