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2022 Best Colleges for Physiology

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1,654

Graduates Per Year

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$65K

Average Salary

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#163

Most Popular Major

Popularity

Average Popularity

1,654

73% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

21

89% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

162

Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations

1,677

163

Physiology

1,654

164

Digital Arts

1,650

Cost

Somewhat Expensive

$36,546

14% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

122

Public Health

$36,596

123

Physiology

$36,546

124

Applied Physics

$36,408

Salary

Low Salary

$27,680

28% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

330

Alternative Medicine

$27,860

331

Physiology

$27,680

332

Exercise Physiology

$27,680

Professors

Very Bad

3.5/5

12.5% NATIONAL AVG

Median Student Rating

Highest Student Rated Professors

322

Physical Therapy

323

Physiology

324

Actuarial Science

Students

Diverse

4/5

10.05% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

130

Painting

131

Physiology

132

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SUMMARY

A degree in Physiology is a valuable choice and typically a critical first step for undergraduates wishing to enter a career as a physiologist, a human physiologist, or a massage therapist. In fact, physiology is an uncommon degree ranking as the 163rd most popular area of study. Last year alone, there were 1,654 physiology degrees conferred. In-state tuition for physiology at private universities is, on average, 3.4 times more pricey than their public rivals.

With only 21 universities offering physiology you may have a more finite list of the institutions which will have a degree program for you. If you're looking to surround yourself with other physiology students, look at universities in Colorado which have more students admitted to physiology than any other state. Zooming out, the best region to major in physiology is in the Far West region with University of California-Los Angeles, University of Oregon, and University of Washington-Seattle Campus best representing the region. Interestingly, our selection for the top conference to study physiology is the Pacific-12 Conference with University of Arizona, University of Colorado Boulder, and University of Oregon representing the conference. That said, our choice for the best school for physiology is University of California-Los Angeles. You may also want to check out our list of the best colleges.

The overall best school does not mean it is the 'best' school for every student. There are a bunch more facets to consider when choosing college. Stuff like campus amenities, transportation services, and food could affect one's inclinations of where to go to college. Here at Authority, we have examined the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you want to know which physiology school boasts the best campus, the answer is University of California-Los Angeles. If, for example, you are very interested in which college has the best campus, we have an entire page dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through student reviews, government databases, professor reviews, and more to compare all U.S. majors in an unbiased and informative way. Here you can find our comprehensive list for the colleges with the best student life and from that list, our choice for the university with the best student life for physiology is University of California-Los Angeles. Are you curious why? Keep scrolling to learn more about Authority's top recommendations. Some of our decisions might shock you.

If expense is a major factor in your choice of where you attend university, you might be cautious about Boston University. Boston University is our most expensive school for physiology, at least regarding out of state attendance. We do have an entire list of the most expensive universities that could put the cost of Boston University into perspective. For more context, you may want to know that physiology is the 123rd most expensive major in the nation, with an average expense of $36,500. On a broader scale, the most expensive state for physiology on our list is Massachusetts demonstrated with a tuition of $54,720 at the main college in Massachusetts Boston University. To zoom out even further, the most costly region of the U.S. for physiology is unfortunately unavailable due to missing data.

Our cheapest region for physiology is the Rocky Mountains region which is represented by University of Colorado Boulder with a cost of $34,930, Brigham Young University-Provo with a cost of $5,790, and University of Wyoming with a cost of $13,392. On the bright side, the most affordable school for physiology is Brigham Young University-Provo. Our comprehensive list of the most affordable colleges can be found here.

In-state students can expect to pay in the neighborhood of $12,200 for a degree in physiology. The cost inflates intensely to an average of $33,800 for the out-of-state public-school student. As such, you might be interested in our choice for the school with the best value for physiology: Boston University. On this page you will find our comprehensive list for the universities we see as being the best value overall. Bear in mind, this discussion is based on being an out-of-state student. The value proposition changes when in-state tuition costs are considered, but we do not know in which states any one student has residency.

Earnings for physiology majors range widely, but within two-years of finishing the degree students will often make around $65,200. While there can be much variation in salary; top earners can experience pay up to $130,500. Straight out of school, the lowest end opportunities within the physiology field earn $32,100, which could be worse. The top earning graduates for physiology have come from Marquette University and if you are looking for colleges with all of the highest earning graduates, Authority has that too.

The general diversity of physiology sits solid, coming in the 67th percentile of all majors. The college with the most composite diversity for physiology is Boston University and here you can find our general list for the schools which have the most diversity. The overall financial diversity of Physiology is only within the 38th percentile of all majors. Racial diversity is actually greater, in the 57th percentile. White undergraduates compose the largest proportion at 59% of those studying physiology. Additionally, 63% of undergrads seeking a physiology degree are women.

The median ranking of physiology professors is 3.5 stars, a rating which is 12% lower than the median score for all majors; this is a subpar score. If you want the most popular physiology professor in the nation, consider looking up Roy Rasmussen from Saint Xavier University. It may be shocking, but the top ranked physiology instructors from student rankings are at University of Colorado Boulder. As we incorporate data other than simply rankings we find that the college with the best professors for physiology is University of California-Los Angeles. One will find an explanation of our evolving ranking methodology of the best overall professors here, along with many of the top professors nationwide.

Finally, the most difficult university to get into for physiology is University of California-Los Angeles. While we are unsure why you would be interested, we do have a comprehensive page for the hardest colleges to get into. That being said, we hope you understand that approaching the education process with a perspective mainly built on superlatives could cause problems. We at Authority encourage you to explore our other pages on different universities and peruse a couple of our background 'blog posts' on important things to think about as you continue your school search.

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University of Colorado Boulder

#1 Best Colleges for Physiology

University of Colorado Boulder is a very large public university located in Boulder, CO ranked 269th in the nation. It has a total of 33,059 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting a smidgeon greater than 7 out of 9 applicants. University of Colorado Boulder offers 214 different majors and is best known for its Physiology, Environmental Design, and Astronomy programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $10,728 for in-state students and $36,546 for those from out-of-state, University of Colorado Boulder is rather expensive. 60.59% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, joining the labor force. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make near $50,800 per year, which is 22% greater than the national median.

Boulder, CO

www.colorado.edu

A-

Rating

78%

Acceptance

40,353

Students

#269

Ranking

$36,546

Tuition

University of Oregon

#2 Best Colleges for Physiology

University of Oregon is a very large public university located in Eugene, OR ranked 6th in Oregon. It has a total of 20,912 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 81.8% of applicants. University of Oregon offers 224 different majors and is best known for its Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Physiology, and Multimedia Art programs, which are all nationally ranked 2nd. With an annual tuition of $10,440 for in-state students and $34,335 for those from out-of-state, University of Oregon is reasonably expensive. 65.06% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to make roughly $44,800 per year, which is 8% over the national median.

Eugene, OR

https://www.uoregon.edu

B+

Rating

82%

Acceptance

25,203

Students

#354

Ranking

$34,335

Tuition

University of Arizona

#3 Best Colleges for Physiology

University of Arizona is a very large public university located in Tucson, AZ ranked 2nd in Arizona. It has a total of 37,332 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 84.59% acceptance rate. University of Arizona offers 494 different majors and is best known for its Homeland Security, Physiology, and Pre-Veterinary Studies programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 3rd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $11,299 for students from Arizona and $35,326 for those from out-of-state, University of Arizona is reasonably costly. 57.09% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to take in about $47,300 per year, which is 14% over the national median.

Tucson, AZ

https://www.arizona.edu

B+

Rating

85%

Acceptance

48,653

Students

#359

Ranking

$35,326

Tuition

University of California-Los Angeles

#4 Best Colleges for Physiology

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

Boston University

#5 Best Colleges for Physiology

Boston University is a very large private university located in Boston, MA ranked 35th in the US. It has a total of 23,235 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting about one in five applicants. Boston University offers 433 different majors and is best known for its Counseling Psychology, Athletic Training, and Archeology programs, which are all nationally ranked 2nd. With an annual tuition of $54,720 per year, Boston University is extremely high-priced. 77.85% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, joining the labor force. Open graduating, alumni go on to draw about $65,300 per year, which is 57% above the national median.

Boston, MA

www.bu.edu

A+

Rating

19%

Acceptance

42,779

Students

#35

Ranking

$54,720

Tuition

Michigan State University

#6 Best Colleges for Physiology

Michigan State University is a very large public university located in East Lansing, MI ranked 163rd in the nation. It has a total of 42,492 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 71.12% of applicants. Michigan State University offers 384 different majors and is best known for its Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management, Pre-Law Studies, and Soil Sciences programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $14,460 for in-state students and $39,766 for those from out-of-state, Michigan State University is quite expensive. 76.24% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to make roughly $53,600 per year, which is 29% above the national median.

East Lansing, MI

https://www.msu.edu

A

Rating

71%

Acceptance

55,332

Students

#163

Ranking

$39,766

Tuition

University of Washington-Seattle Campus

#7 Best Colleges for Physiology

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

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

#8 Best Colleges for Physiology

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is a very large public university located in Minneapolis, MN ranked 137th in the United States. It has a total of 43,828 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 56.74% of applicants. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities offers 520 different majors and is best known for its Computer Systems Analysis, Developmental and Child Psychology, and Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $13,318 for students from Minnesota and $31,616 for those from out-of-state, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is reasonably costly. 73.11% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to take home close to $51,900 per year, which is 25% above the national median.

Minneapolis, MN

https://twin-cities.umn.edu

A

Rating

57%

Acceptance

61,787

Students

#137

Ranking

$31,616

Tuition

Chapman University

#9 Best Colleges for Physiology

Chapman University is a mid-sized private institution located in Orange, CA ranked 131st in the nation. It has a total of 7,626 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 55.65% of applicants. Chapman University offers 96 different majors and is best known for its Playwriting and Screenwriting, Cinematography, and Broadcast Journalism programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 6th, and 7th respectively). With an annual tuition of $54,540 per year, Chapman University is very high-priced. 69.79% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, joining the labor market. After college, alumni go on to generate more or less $54,500 per year, which is 31% above the national median.

Orange, CA

https://www.chapman.edu

A

Rating

56%

Acceptance

10,286

Students

#131

Ranking

$54,540

Tuition

University of Wyoming

#10 Best Colleges for Physiology

University of Wyoming is a large public university located in Laramie, WY ranked 1st in Wyoming. It has a total of 11,076 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 95.96% acceptance rate. University of Wyoming offers 211 different majors and is best known for its Systems Science and Theory, Physiology, and Petroleum Engineering programs (nationally ranked 8th, 10th, and 11th respectively). With an annual tuition of $4,170 for in-state students and $16,740 for those from out-of-state, University of Wyoming is reasonably priced. 50.74% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to draw roughly $47,300 per year, which is 14% over the national median.

Laramie, WY

www.uwyo.edu

C+

Rating

96%

Acceptance

13,926

Students

#707

Ranking

$16,740

Tuition

Brigham Young University-Provo

#11 Best Colleges for Physiology

Brigham Young University-Provo is a very large private university located in Provo, UT ranked 233rd in the nation. It has a total of 35,951 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 67.49% acceptance rate. Brigham Young University-Provo offers 310 different majors and is best known for its Family Systems, Portuguese Language and Literature, and Spanish Language Teacher Education programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $5,790 per year, Brigham Young University-Provo is very inexpensive. 66.32% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, entering the labor market. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn around $59,700 per year, which is 44% over the national median.

Provo, UT

www.byu.edu

A-

Rating

67%

Acceptance

39,233

Students

#233

Ranking

$5,790

Tuition

Seattle Pacific University

#12 Best Colleges for Physiology

Seattle Pacific University is a small private college located in Seattle, WA ranked 14th in Washington. It has a total of 3,098 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 90.61% of applicants. Seattle Pacific University offers 111 different majors and is best known for its Physiology, Fashion Merchandising, and Ecology programs (nationally ranked 12th, 14th, and 18th respectively). With an annual tuition of $44,604 per year, Seattle Pacific University is rather costly. 59.29% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to make about $49,100 per year, which is 18% greater than the national median.

Seattle, WA

https://spu.edu

B-

Rating

91%

Acceptance

4,071

Students

#625

Ranking

$44,604

Tuition

Marquette University

#13 Best Colleges for Physiology

Marquette University is a large private university located in Milwaukee, WI ranked 204th in the nation. It has a total of 8,666 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 82.96% of applicants. Marquette University offers 188 different majors and is best known for its Speech-Language Pathology, Writing, and Physiology programs (nationally ranked 8th, 9th, and 13th respectively). With an annual tuition of $43,350 per year, Marquette University is rather costly. 78.4% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, entering the labor force. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to take in approximately $62,600 per year, which is 51% over the national median.

Milwaukee, WI

www.marquette.edu

A

Rating

83%

Acceptance

12,285

Students

#204

Ranking

$43,350

Tuition

Oklahoma State University-Main Campus

#14 Best Colleges for Physiology

Oklahoma State University-Main Campus is a very large public university located in Stillwater, OK ranked 3rd in Oklahoma. It has a total of 22,404 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 69.98% of applicants. Oklahoma State University-Main Campus offers 260 different majors and is best known for its Technical Teacher Education, Agricultural Public Services, and Fire Protection programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $5,357 for students from Oklahoma and $20,877 for those from out-of-state, Oklahoma State University-Main Campus is reasonably pricey. 54.49% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make more or less $46,500 per year, which is 12% over the national median.

Stillwater, OK

www.okstate.edu/

B

Rating

70%

Acceptance

27,200

Students

#488

Ranking

$20,877

Tuition

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

#15 Best Colleges for Physiology

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale is a large public university located in Carbondale, IL ranked 38th in Illinois. It has a total of 10,626 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 66.38% acceptance rate. Southern Illinois University-Carbondale offers 247 different majors and is best known for its Trade and Industrial Teacher Education, Soil Sciences, and Culinary Arts programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 9th, and 10th respectively). With an annual tuition of $9,638 for students from Illinois and $24,094 for those from out-of-state, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale is somewhat moderately high-priced. 45.14% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, joining the labor force. After college, alumni go on to earn near $42,900 per year, which is 3% above the national median.

Carbondale, IL

www.siu.edu

C+

Rating

66%

Acceptance

14,404

Students

#895

Ranking

$24,094

Tuition