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2021 Best Chemistry Colleges for Veterans in the United States

107 Colleges
15,395 Bachelor's Degrees
$35,332 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Chemistry Schools for Vets

Best Chemistry Colleges for Veterans in the United StatesChemistry is the #35 most popular major in the country with 15,395 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019.

For this year's Best Chemistry Colleges for Veterans in the United States ranking, we looked at 107 colleges that offer a bachelor's in chemistry. Not only do the schools that top this list have excellent chemistry programs, but they also offer a lot of support to veterans and active service members.

Some of the factors we look at when determining these rankings are overall quality of the chemistry program at the school, veteran affordability, and veteran population. Check out our ranking methodology for more information.

One Size Does Not Fit All

The chemistry 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 Chemistry Schools for Veterans.

In addition to our rankings, you can take two colleges and compare them based on the criteria that matters most to you in our unique tool, College Combat. When you have some time, check it out - you may want to bookmark the link so you don't forget it.

2021 Best Chemistry Schools for Veterans in the United States

The following schools top our list of the Best Chemistry Colleges for Veterans.

Top 15% Best Chemistry Schools for Veterans

University of Wisconsin - Madison earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. Wisconsin is a fairly large public school located in the city of Madison. Wisconsin not only placed well in our veterans rankings. It is also #2 on our Best Colleges for Chemistry in the United States list.

According to our most recent data, Wisconsin supports 43,463 students, and 554 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 346 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $10,489. On top of their other funding sources, 21 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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University of Minnesota - Twin Cities earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Minneapolis, UMN Twin Cities is a public school with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our best for vets list, UMN Twin Cities has also earned the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Chemistry in the United States ranking.

According to our most recent data, UMN Twin Cities supports 50,734 students, and 824 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 585 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $15,664. UMN Twin Cities does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Northeastern University comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Boston, Northeastern is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our best for vets list, Northeastern has also earned the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Chemistry in the United States ranking.

Our most recent data shows that 700 of the 21,627 students enrolled at Northeastern were GI Bill® students, of which 515 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $14,457. To help with additional expenses, 171 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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Our rankings recognize University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign as the #4 school in this year's rankings. UIUC is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Champaign. UIUC also took the #6 spot in our Best Colleges for Chemistry in the United States rankings.

Our most recent data shows that 500 of the 49,702 students enrolled at UIUC were GI Bill® students, of which 247 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $12,702. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Texas A&M University - College Station landed the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value chemistry schools. Located in the city of College Station, Texas A&M is a public school with a fairly large student population. Texas A&M also made our Best Colleges for Chemistry in the United States list, coming in at #8.

Our most recent data shows that 2,040 of the 68,679 students enrolled at Texas A&M were GI Bill® students, of which 1,388 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $9,525. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Ohio State University - Main Campus earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. Ohio State is a very large public school located in the city of Columbus. Ohio State excels when it comes to major quality. It's ranked in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Chemistry in the United States list.

Of the 61,170 students enrolled at Ohio State, 1,851 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 1,158 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $10,438. Ohio State does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Houston

Houston, TX

University of Houston comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. U of H is a very large public school located in the large city of Houston.

Our most recent data shows that 1,380 of the 46,324 students enrolled at U of H were GI Bill® students, of which 935 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $9,578. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Pennsylvania State University - University Park earned the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the small city of University Park, Penn State University Park is a public school with a very large student population. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Penn State University Park also is in the top 10% of our Best Colleges for Chemistry in the United States ranking.

Of the 46,810 students enrolled at Penn State University Park, 1,039 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 836 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $15,714. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Our rankings recognize University of California - Berkeley as the #9 school in this year's rankings. UC Berkeley is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of Berkeley. UC Berkeley also made our Best Colleges for Chemistry in the United States list, coming in at #4.

According to our most recent data, UC Berkeley supports 42,501 students, and 557 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 401 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $22,465. To help with additional expenses, 3 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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Rutgers University - New Brunswick comes in at #10 in this year's ranking. Located in the small city of New Brunswick, Rutgers New Brunswick is a public college with a fairly large student population. Rutgers New Brunswick excels when it comes to major quality. It's ranked in the top 20% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Chemistry in the United States list.

Of the 50,254 students enrolled at Rutgers New Brunswick, 442 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 256 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $12,136. On top of their other funding sources, 4 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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University of California - San Diego landed the #11 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value chemistry schools. Located in the city of La Jolla, UCSD is a public school with a fairly large student population. UCSD not only placed well in our veterans rankings. It is also #1 on our Best Colleges for Chemistry in the United States list.

Among the 37,887 students enrolled at UCSD, 730 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 396 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $15,762. To help with additional expenses, 4 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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Our rankings recognize The University of Texas at Austin as the #12 school in this year's rankings. UT Austin is a very large public school located in the large city of Austin. On top of its placing in our veterans rankings, UT Austin also did well on our Best Colleges for Chemistry in the United States list. It's in the top 15% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

Of the 51,832 students enrolled at UT Austin, 1,201 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 843 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $11,949. UT Austin does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Our rankings recognize University of Massachusetts Amherst as the #13 school in this year's rankings. UMass Amherst is a very large public school located in the large suburb of Amherst. UMass Amherst also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for Chemistry in the United States list. It's in the top 15% of all schools in this category.

Of the 30,593 students enrolled at UMass Amherst, 460 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 300 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $11,069. To help with additional expenses, 17 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program. UMass Amherst does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Indiana University - Bloomington earned the #14 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Bloomington, IU Bloomington is a public school with a fairly large student population. IU Bloomington also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for Chemistry in the United States list. It's in the top 20% of all schools in this category.

According to our most recent data, IU Bloomington supports 43,503 students, and 626 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 389 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $12,606. In addition to receiving other benefits, 23 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. IU Bloomington does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College earned the #15 spot in our 2021 rankings. Louisiana State University is a fairly large public school located in the city of Baton Rouge.

Of the 30,983 students enrolled at Louisiana State University, 1,092 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 542 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $8,451. Louisiana State University does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Washington - Seattle Campus earned the #16 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Seattle, UW Seattle is a public school with a fairly large student population. On top of its placing in our veterans rankings, UW Seattle also did well on our Best Colleges for Chemistry in the United States list. It's in the top 20% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

Among the 47,400 students enrolled at UW Seattle, 1,278 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 780 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $14,461. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Honorable Mentions

Here are some additional great schools for United States vets studying Chemistry that almost earned our Best Chemistry Colleges for Veterans in the United States award.

Rank College Location
17 Georgia State University Atlanta, GA
18 University at Buffalo Buffalo, NY
19 University of California - Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
20 University of California - Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA
21 San Diego State University San Diego, CA

Chemistry by Region

View the best for vets Chemistry colleges in a specific region near you.

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New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

Chemistry is one of 7 different types of Physical Sciences programs to choose from.

Majors Similar to Chemistry

Related Major Annual Graduates
Physics 8,457
Geological & Earth Sciences 6,574
Astronomy & Astrophysics 740
Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology 652
Other Physical Science 297

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 25 schools only.

**GI Bill® student total includes all chapters of the GI Bill® program (e.g., Post-9/11, Montgomery GI Bill, Reserve Education Assistance Program, and Veteran Readiness and Employment)

References

  • 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).
  • Veteran-specific data can be found at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.

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