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2020 Best Colleges for Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences

Approximately 5,493 cell biology and anatomical sciences degrees were awarded to students last year in the United States. With so many options it can be a challenge finding the best choice. This year's Best Colleges for Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences ranking analyzed 27 colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in cell biology and anatomical sciences. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 4 schools for Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences students.

Choosing a Great Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences School

Best Colleges for Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences Your choice of cell biology and anatomical sciences school matters. Important measures of a quality cell biology program can vary widely even among the top schools. When choosing a school we recommend considering some of the following factors:

A Great Overall School

A school that excels in educating for a particular major must be a great school overall as well. To make it into this list a school must rank well in our overall Best Colleges ranking. This ranking considered factors such as graduation rates, overall graduate earnings and other educational resources to identify great colleges and universities.

Over 80% of the schools in this list are in the top 12% of our overall quality ranking while the lowest ranked school on the list is still in the top 15%.

Overall Best Colleges Rank  ( 158 to 1 )
Lowest Ranked Overall
Top Ranked Overall

Above Average Earnings After Graduation

Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences graduates from colleges on this list tend to earn more after college than those from other schools. While the average cell biology and anatomical sciences bachelors degree from U.S. schools results in an average starting salary of $30,996, graduates of colleges on this list average $36,125.

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Other Factors We Consider

In addition to the above, you should consider some of the following factors:

  • Major Focus - How much a school focuses on Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences students vs. other majors.
  • Major Popularity - How many other cell biology and anatomical sciences students choose this school.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or a recognized cell biology and anatomical sciences related accrediting body.

Our complete ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences students.

Best Schools to Study Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences in United States

Explore the top ranked colleges and universities for cell biology and anatomical sciences majors.

Top 10 Best Cell Biology Colleges

University of California - Berkeley is one of the finest schools in the United States for cell biology and anatomical sciences. Located in the medium-sized city Berkeley, UC Berkeley is a public college with a fairly large student population. This school ranks 65th out of 1,727 schools for overall quality in the state of California.

There are approximately 616 cell biology and anatomical sciences undergraduates studying this program at UC Berkeley. Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences students from University of California - Berkeley receive an earnings boost of approximately $4,071 above the typical earnings of cell biology and anatomical sciences majors.

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Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

Harvard University is a great decision for students pursuing a Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences major. Located in the medium-sized city Cambridge, Harvard is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population. A Best Colleges rank of 5 out of 1,727 schools nationwide means Harvard is a great school overall.

There are about 127 cell biology and anatomical sciences undergraduates enrolled in this program at Harvard. Harvard University cell biology and anatomical sciences majors receive $17,371 more than the typical cell biology grad.

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Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

Johns Hopkins University is a wonderful option for individuals interested in a Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences degree. Located in the city Baltimore, Johns Hopkins is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of 16 out of 1,727 colleges nationwide means Johns Hopkins is a great college overall.

There are roughly 137 cell biology and anatomical sciences undergraduates enrolled in this degree at Johns Hopkins. Graduates of the cell biology program report average early career wages of $30,500.

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Every student pursuing a degree in cell biology and anatomical sciences needs to look into University of California - Santa Cruz. Located in the small city Santa Cruz, UC Santa Cruz is a public college with a large student population. This school ranks 259th out of 1,727 colleges for overall quality in the state of California.

With 239 students enrolled, University of California - Santa Cruz is one of most popular colleges to study cell biology in United States. Students who graduate from this program report average early career income of $30,900.

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Located in the suburb Santa Barbara, UCSB is a public college with a fairly large student population. This school ranks 125th out of 1,727 colleges for overall quality in the state of California.

University of California - Santa Barbara is a fairly popular college to study cell biology in United States exceeding 49 graduations last year. Graduates of the cell biology program make around $28,900 in their early career salary.

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UIUC is a very large public school located in the small city of Champaign. This college ranks 85th out of 1,727 schools for overall quality in the state of Illinois.

There are roughly 340 cell biology and anatomical sciences undergraduates studying this degree at UIUC. Soon after getting their bachelor's degree, cell biology students typically earn an average of $28,000 in their early careers.

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Located in the city Los Angeles, UCLA is a public college with a very large student population. This school ranks 49th out of 1,727 schools for overall quality in the state of California.

University of California - Los Angeles is one of the most popular school to study cell biology in United States exceeding 180 graduates last year. Students who complete this program state that they receive average early career income of $29,300.

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UCONN is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Storrs. This college ranks 97th out of 1,727 schools for overall quality in the state of Connecticut.

For those interested in something more advanced, UCONN also offers 2 different higher degree levels in cell biology and anatomical sciences, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree. Graduates of the cell biology program earn around $31,500 in their early career salary.

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Located in the midsize city Ann Arbor, U of Michigan is a public school with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of 35 out of 1,727 colleges nationwide means U of Michigan is a great college overall.

For those interested in something more advanced, U of Michigan also offers 2 different higher degree levels in cell biology and anatomical sciences, the most popular of which is a Doctor's Degree (Research / Scholarship). Graduates of the cell biology program state that they receive average early career wages of $29,900.

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UCSD is a fairly large public school located in the large city of La Jolla. This college ranks 72nd out of 1,727 colleges for overall quality in the state of California.

With 439 undergraduates, University of California - San Diego is one of most popular schools to study cell biology in United States.

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Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences by Region

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Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences is one of 14 different types of Biological & Biomedical Sciences programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
General Biology 95,805
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 14,048
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 8,716
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 8,072
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 6,799

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Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Kelvin Song.

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