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2023 Physical Sciences Students

There are about 29,653 students enrolled in Physical Sciences in the USA.

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College can be an especially consequential investment in one's life; it is an opportunity for individual progress and expansion. Scholars attempt to learn who they are and cultivate many of the must-have skills to become a prosperous adult. But growth is not confined to a classroom environment - the late nights discussing James Baldwin with a peer, the wild anecdote received from a tenured instructor, the exposure to a different worldview. Therefore, finding a diverse college greatly enriches what one gains from the time spent in college.

Physical Sciences is a more ethnically diverse focus than average*. 55% of the United States' Physical Sciences majors are white students, followed by students of other races**(17%), latino students (14%), and asian students (8%). The most racially diverse college* in the top 100 is Emory University located in Atlanta, GA.

Moreover, Physical Sciences slightly skews male, with virtually three sevenths of majors identifying as men. The most gender balanced school in the top 100 is University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus in Pittsburgh, PA.

Another substantial type of diversity is financial diversity. Physical Sciences ranks pretty close to the middle of the pack for socioeconomic diversity (46th percentile). 27% of its students come from families who earn under $30,000 a year, 16% are from lower income households, and 27% grew up in high income homes. Chadron State College has the most economically diverse student body in the top 100.

Considering each type of diversity, overall GA is the most diverse state for Physical Sciences. The Southeast 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: 8%

  • Black: 5%

  • Latino: 14%

  • White: 55%

  • Other: 17%

    Gender Diversity
  • Male: 56%

  • Female: 44%

    Socioeconomic Diversity (By Household Income)
  • Under 30k: 27%

  • 30k - 48k: 16%

  • 48k - 75k: 15%

  • 75k - 110k: 14%

  • Over 110k: 27%

    Geographic Diversity
  • In State: 60%

  • Out of State: 35%

  • International: 5%

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