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Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology at Vassar College

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Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology at Vassar College

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

Vassar is located in Poughkeepsie, New York and approximately 2,435 students attend the school each year. Of the 682 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Vassar College in 2021, 25 of them were biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology majors.

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.

Vassar Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry

Vassar Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks biochemistry programs across the country. The following shows how Vassar performed in these rankings.

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 biochemistry major at Vassar 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 Biochemistry & Biophysics Bachelor’s Degree Schools 24
Most Popular Biochemistry & Biophysics Bachelor’s Degree Schools 131
Most Popular Biochemistry & Biophysics Schools 149
Best Value Biochemistry & Biophysics Schools 302

How Much Do Biochemistry Graduates from Vassar Make?

The median salary of biochemistry students who receive their bachelor's degree at Vassar is $32,713. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 7% higher than the national average of $30,485 for all biochemistry bachelor's degree recipients.


Biochemistry Student Demographics at Vassar

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

Vassar Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology Bachelor’s Program

36% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 25 biochemistry students who graduated with a bachelor's degree in 2020-2021 from Vassar, about 64% were men and 36% were women. The typical biochemistry bachelor's degree program is made up of only 45% men. So male students are more repesented at Vassar since its program graduates 19% more men than average.


Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 5% 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 Vassar College with a bachelor's in biochemistry.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 8
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 3
White 11
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

Vassar also has a doctoral program available in biochemistry. In 2021, 0 student 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 NY, the home state for Vassar College.

Occupation Jobs in NY Average Salary in NY
Medical Scientists 9,500 $95,170
Biological Science Professors 4,590 $102,800
Natural Sciences Managers 1,360 $148,460
Biochemists and Biophysicists 870 $68,990
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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