San Francisco, CA (population: 817,411) has four biology schools within its city limits. University of San Francisco, the highest ranked school in the city with a biology program, has a total student population of 9,008. It is the 221st highest ranked school in the USA and the 21st highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles). To learn more about biology programs in San Francisco, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of biology professors at University of San Francisco such as Luna Abdallah, Timothy Brady, Aung Chein, Paul Chien, Carol Chihara, and Ammon Corl.
Biology students from San Francisco schools who go on to become biologists, marine biologists, wildlife biologists, molecular biologists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 29,630 people working as biological scientists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $69,430. Also, Zoologists and wildlife biologists make on average $60,670 per year and there are about 17,460 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City Metropolitan area alone, there are 150 employed zoologists and wildlife biologists earning an average salary of $63,530. Biological scientists in this area earn $80,690/yr and there are 450 employed.
San Francisco lies in San Francisco county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City Metropolitan area has 982,930 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $30/hr average worker wage, and a $61,940 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in San Francisco are held by biological scientists, and 0/1000 are held by zoologists and wildlife biologists.
Of the 4 biology schools in San Francisco, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of San Francisco comes out as the most expensive ($23,821/yr) for biology students, with City College of San Francisco as the lowest, reported at only $4,129/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from San Francisco|
|South San Francisco||CA||64,345||0||-||0||7.8 miles|
|San Mateo||CA||93,990||1||15.1982||101||16.4 miles|
|San Leandro||CA||78,904||1||29.9223||11||16.9 miles|
|Castro Valley||CA||65,952||0||-||0||21.7 miles|
|Walnut Creek||CA||64,055||0||-||0||24.1 miles|
|Union City||CA||76,462||1||13.7752||0||26.3 miles|
|Santa Clara||CA||112,889||4||29.9373||188||38.2 miles|
|San Jose||CA||977,893||9||20.6572||297||46.3 miles|
|Santa Cruz||CA||57,690||2||37.6705||80||59.8 miles|
|West Sacramento||CA||50,542||1||29.8049||4||73.4 miles|