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Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology at University of Pennsylvania

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Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology at University of Pennsylvania

What traits are you looking for in a biochemistry school? To help you decide if University of Pennsylvania is right for you, we've gathered the following information about the school's biochemistry program.

UPenn is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and has a total student population of 26,552. In 2021, 46 biochemistry majors received their bachelor's degree from UPenn.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology section at the bottom of this page.

UPenn Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry
  • Doctorate Degree in Biochemistry

UPenn Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology Rankings

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

Note: While rankings may be a good starting point when you're researching a school, they don't necessarily highlight all of a school's strengths. Don't forget to check out the other details that are available for a school to see if it has what you're looking for in a program.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The biochemistry major at UPenn is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular 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
Best Value Biochemistry & Biophysics Doctor’s Degree Schools 31
Most Popular Biochemistry & Biophysics Bachelor’s Degree Schools 66

In 2021, 0 student received their master’s degree in biochemistry from UPenn. This is the #114 most popular school for biochemistry master’s degree candidates in the country.

Biochemistry Student Demographics at UPenn

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

UPenn Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology Bachelor’s Program

37% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 46 students who earned a bachelor's degree in Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology from UPenn in 2020-2021, 63% were men and 37% were women. The typical biochemistry bachelor's degree program is made up of only 45% men. So male students are more repesented at UPenn since its program graduates 18% more men than average.


Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 9% more racial-ethnic minorities in its biochemistry bachelor's program than the national average.*

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 16
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 18
International Students 6
Other Races/Ethnicities 3

UPenn also has a doctoral program available in biochemistry. In 2021, 11 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Biochemistry Grads May Go Into

A degree in biochemistry can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for PA, the home state for University of Pennsylvania.

Occupation Jobs in PA Average Salary in PA
Medical Scientists 7,970 $114,370
Natural Sciences Managers 4,480 $147,810
Biological Science Professors 3,250 $94,510
Biochemists and Biophysicists 1,100 $94,860
Biological Scientists 660 $73,550


*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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