We know that choosing the right degree is complex. One particularly important factor in this process is determining the financial commitment you will have to make to complete a program, and which one gives you the best return on your investment once you graduate. Of course, it's also essential to investigate scholarships and financial aid to offset tuition. Here are the typical costs for a biophysics degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 13,558 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

61% above average compared to other degrees

$ 38,392 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

91% above average compared to other degrees

$ 43,040 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

33% above average compared to other degrees

What do biophysics graduates earn?

Biophysics students make an average of $59,903 per year after graduation. This is 10% below average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

$ 59,903 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Bottom 28% of degrees

% of people underpaid in 2019

0% above average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular biophysics schools in the US

There are 108 schools in the US that offer a biophysics degree. The biophysics schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are University of California-Los Angeles, University of California-San Diego and University of California-Berkeley. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in biophysics per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
University of California-Los Angeles$13,261
University of California-San Diego$14,018
University of California-Berkeley$14,170
University of California-Davis$14,419
Boston University$52,082
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor$14,826
University of Southern California$54,259
Northeastern University$49,497
Ohio State University-Main Campus$10,592
Cornell University$52,853

Top US schools for a biophysics degree

The following chart lists the most prestigious schools offering biophysics degrees, along with their average acceptance rate and tuition costs:

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
Stanford University5%$49,617
Harvard University5%$48,949
Columbia University in the City of New York7%$57,208
Brown University8%$53,419
University of Chicago9%$56,034
University of Pennsylvania9%$53,534
Duke University10%$53,500
Claremont McKenna College10%$52,825
Swarthmore College11%$50,822
Johns Hopkins University13%$52,170

Cheapest US schools for a biophysics degree

Of the schools in the US that offer a biophysics degree, the following have the lowest tuition costs:

School NameTuition
Brigham Young University-Provo$5,460
East Carolina University$7,143
The University of Texas at El Paso$7,851
University of Southern Indiana$7,970
SUNY College at Geneseo$8,408
Iowa State University$8,636
University at Buffalo$9,828
University of Maryland-College Park$10,399
University of Wisconsin-Madison$10,533
Ohio State University-Main Campus$10,592


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