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General Biology at University at Albany

Every general biology school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the biology program at University at Albany stacks up to those at other schools.

UAlbany is located in Albany, New York and has a total student population of 17,688. In the 2020-2021 academic year, 254 students received a bachelor's degree in biology from UAlbany.

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.

UAlbany General Biology Degrees Available

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

UAlbany General Biology Rankings

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

Note: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The biology major at UAlbany 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 Doctor’s Degree Schools 26
Best Value General Biology Master’s Degree Schools 209
Best General Biology Schools 452

In 2021, 10 students received their master’s degree in biology from UAlbany. This makes it the #168 most popular school for biology master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 15 students who received their doctoral degrees in biology, making the school the #26 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Earnings of UAlbany Biology Graduates

The median salary of biology students who receive their bachelor's degree at UAlbany is $28,112. This is 3% higher than $27,253, which is the national average for all biology bachelor's degree recipients.


Biology Student Demographics at UAlbany

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

UAlbany General Biology Bachelor’s Program

67% Women
58% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 254 biology students who graduated with a bachelor's degree in 2020-2021 from UAlbany, about 33% were men and 67% were women.


Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 12% 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 University at Albany with a bachelor's in biology.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 38
Black or African American 63
Hispanic or Latino 37
White 90
International Students 10
Other Races/Ethnicities 16

UAlbany General Biology Master’s Program

20% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 80% of biology master's degrees went to men and 20% went to women. Nationwide, master's degree programs only see 33% men graduate in biology each year. UAlbany does a better job at serving the male population as it supports 47% more men than average.


Of the students who received a biology master's degree from UAlbany, 60% were white. This is above average for this degree on the natiowide level.

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 6
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

UAlbany also has a doctoral program available in biology. In 2021, 15 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 University at Albany.

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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