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General Biology at New York University

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General Biology at New York University

If you plan to study general biology, take a look at what New York University has to offer and decide if the program is a good match for you. Get started with the following essential facts.

NYU is located in New York, New York and has a total student population of 52,775. In 2021, 89 biology majors received their bachelor's degree from NYU.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in General Biology section at the bottom of this page.

NYU General Biology Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biology
  • Master’s Degree in Biology
  • Doctorate Degree in Biology

Online Classes Are Available at NYU

Don't have the time or the flexibility in your schedule to take traditional classes? Online courses may be the perfect solution for you. They allow independent learners to study when and where they want to while offering the rigor of in-person classes.

Are you one of the many who prefer to take online classes? NYU offers distance education options for biology at the following degree levels:

NYU General Biology Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the biology progam at NYU compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: Although rankings can help you see some information about a school, it's not a good idea to depend on them alone. Be sure to check out other things about the school before making your decision to attend.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The biology major at NYU is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for General Biology. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Focused General Biology Graduate Certificate Schools 28
Best General Biology Doctor’s Degree Schools 75
Best Value General Biology Bachelor’s Degree Schools 832

In 2021, 274 students received their master’s degree in biology from NYU. This makes it the #2 most popular school for biology master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 18 students who received their doctoral degrees in biology, making the school the #21 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

How Much Do Biology Graduates from NYU Make?

The median salary of biology students who receive their bachelor's degree at NYU is $20,981. This is less than $27,253, which is the national average of all biology majors in the nation who earn bachelor's degrees.


Biology Student Demographics at NYU

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the biology majors at New York University.

NYU General Biology Bachelor’s Program

61% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
The biology program at NYU awarded 89 bachelor's degrees in 2020-2021. About 39% of these degrees went to men with the other 61% going to women. The typical biology bachelor's degree program is made up of only 33% men. So male students are more repesented at NYU since its program graduates 6% more men than average.


Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 11% more racial-ethnic minorities in its biology bachelor's program than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from New York University with a bachelor's in biology.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 27
Black or African American 3
Hispanic or Latino 19
White 21
International Students 12
Other Races/Ethnicities 7

NYU General Biology Master’s Program

74% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 274 students who graduated with a master’s in biology from NYU in 2021, 26% were men and 74% were women.


In the biology master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 50% of degree recipients. That is 4% better than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from New York University with a master's in biology.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 56
Black or African American 35
Hispanic or Latino 41
White 63
International Students 67
Other Races/Ethnicities 12

NYU also has a doctoral program available in biology. In 2021, 18 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Biology Grads May Go Into

A degree in biology can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for NY, the home state for New York University.

Occupation Jobs in NY Average Salary in NY
High School Teachers 74,830 $85,300
Medical Scientists 9,500 $95,170
Biological Science Professors 4,590 $102,800
Natural Sciences Managers 1,360 $148,460
Biological Scientists 690 $89,000


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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