Biological & Biomedical Sciences

2021 Best Value Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Pennsylvania

46 Colleges
5,947 Bachelor's Degrees
$30,367 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Biological & Biomedical Sciences School for You

Best Value Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in PennsylvaniaBiological & Biomedical Sciences is one of the most popular subjects to study in Pennsylvania. With 5,947 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, it ranked 5th out of all the majors we track in the state. This means that 4.7% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Pennsylvania ranking, we looked at 46 colleges that offer a bachelor's in biological and biomedical sciences. When talking about the 'best value', we do not simply mean those with the lowest price. For this ranking, we are identifying those biological and biomedical sciences schools that provide their students with a hiqh quality education at a price that is lower than other colleges and universities of the same caliber.

When calculating average cost, we take tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, and other related expenses into account. We then subtract the average financial aid award. The is meant to give you an idea of how much money you'll need to pay out-of-pocket through loans, external scholarships, or other methods. Your cost may be different from the average one, depending on your income and other factors.

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The biological and biomedical sciences school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Value Biological & Biomedical Sciences Schools.

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2021 Best Value Biological & Biomedical Sciences Schools in Pennsylvania

Check out the biological and biomedical sciences programs at these schools if you want to get the best value for your money.

Top 10 Best Value Biological & Biomedical Sciences Schools

#1

Saint Vincent College

Latrobe, PA

Saint Vincent College comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Located in the suburb of Latrobe, Saint Vincent is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

It takes about 4.1 years for the average student at Saint Vincent to complete their degree, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $26,431. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Saint Vincent is $108,367. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. SRU is a moderately-sized public school located in the town of Slippery Rock.

It takes about 4.3 years for the average student at SRU to complete their degree, and it costs about $21,713 per year to attend the school. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from SRU be around $93,149. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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#3

Ursinus College

Collegeville, PA

Ursinus College comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Ursinus is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Collegeville. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Ursinus, the school also landed the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Pennsylvania ranking.

It takes the average student at Ursinus about 4.1 years to graduate, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $36,404. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Ursinus is $147,800. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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#4

Allegheny College

Meadville, PA

Allegheny College comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Allegheny is a small private not-for-profit school located in the distant town of Meadville.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Allegheny is 4.1 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $32,782. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Allegheny be around $135,062. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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#5

Albright College

Reading, PA

Our rankings recognize Albright College as the #5 school in this year's rankings. Albright is a small private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Reading.

It takes the average student at Albright about 4.2 years to graduate, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $13,932. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Albright is $57,818. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#6

Lycoming College

Williamsport, PA

Our rankings recognize Lycoming College as the #6 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Williamsport, Lycoming is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Lycoming is 4.2 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $26,985. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Lycoming is $113,067. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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The #7 spot in this year's ranking belongs to West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Located in the suburb of West Chester, WCUPA is a public college with a fairly large student population.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at WCUPA is 4.4 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $29,874. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the WCUPA is $130,549. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus landed the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value biological and biomedical sciences schools. Pitt is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Pittsburgh. Pitt did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in Pennsylvania list.

It takes the average student at Pitt about 4.2 years to graduate, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $34,417. This means that the average student pays around $145,584 to get a bachelor’s degree from Pitt. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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#9

Juniata College

Huntingdon, PA

Our rankings recognize Juniata College as the #9 school in this year's rankings. Located in the town of Huntingdon, Juniata is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

It takes about 4.1 years for the average student at Juniata to complete their degree, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $36,344. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Juniata is $148,284. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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#10

Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, PA

Duquesne University comes in at #10 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Pittsburgh, Duquesne is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population.

It takes about 4.1 years for the average student at Duquesne to complete their degree, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $35,475. This means that the average student pays around $146,867 to get a bachelor’s degree from Duquesne. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region

Explore all the Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Schools in the Middle Atlantic Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
New York 8,509
New Jersey 3,021
Maryland 2,302
Delaware 328
District of Columbia 471

Biological & Biomedical Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
General Biology 3,952
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 682
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 634
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) 331
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 102

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 6,878
Computer & Information Sciences 4,840
Physical Sciences 2,053
Mathematics & Statistics 1,701
Engineering Technologies 984

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Kelly White.

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