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2024 Best Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences Schools

112 Colleges in the United States
6,206 Cell Biology Degrees Awarded
$33,229 Avg Early-Career Salary
If you plan on majoring in cell biology & anatomical sciences, you won't be alone since the degree program is ranked #111 in the country in terms of popularity. As a result, there are many college that offer the degree, making your choice of school a hard one.

College Factual looked at 112 colleges and universities when compiling its 2024 Best Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences Schools ranking. Combined, these schools handed out 6,206 degrees in cell biology & anatomical sciences to qualified students.

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Choosing a Great Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences School

Best Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences Schools Your choice of cell biology & anatomical sciences school matters, so we have put together these rankings to help you make your decision. In order to come up with a best overall ranking for cell biology & anatomical sciences schools, we combine our degree-level rankings, weighting them by the number of degrees awarded at each level.

In order to find the schools that are the best fit for you, you may want to filter to one of the degree levels below.

Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences Rankings by Degree Level

Associate Degrees in Cell Biology
Bachelor's Degrees in Cell Biology
Master's Degrees in Cell Biology
Doctor's Degrees in Cell Biology

The cell biology school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences Schools. If you'd like to restrict your choices to just one part of the country, you can filter this list by location.

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Best Schools for Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences in the United States

Although we recommend filtering by degree level first, you can view the list below to see which schools give the educational experience for the cell biology degree levels they offer. Only those schools that rank in the top 15% of all the schools we analyze get awarded with a place on this list.

16 Top Schools in Cell Biology

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Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
95 Cell Biology Degrees Awarded
5.3% Growth in Graduates

Harvard University is a great option for students interested in a degree in cell biology & anatomical sciences. Located in the midsize city of Cambridge, Harvard is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #6 out of 2,217 schools nationwide means Harvard is a great university overall.

There were approximately 95 cell biology & anatomical sciences students who graduated with this degree at Harvard in the most recent data year. Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences degree recipients from Harvard University get an earnings boost of about $10,099 over the average income of cell biology & anatomical sciences majors.

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University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In PA
50 Cell Biology Degrees Awarded

University of Pennsylvania is one of the finest schools in the country for getting a degree in cell biology & anatomical sciences. UPenn is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Philadelphia. A Best Colleges rank of #4 out of 2,217 schools nationwide means UPenn is a great university overall.

There were about 50 cell biology & anatomical sciences students who graduated with this degree at UPenn in the most recent year we have data available.

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3
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In NY
43 Cell Biology Degrees Awarded

Columbia University in the City of New York is one of the best schools in the country for getting a degree in cell biology & anatomical sciences. Columbia is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the city of New York. A Best Colleges rank of #14 out of 2,217 schools nationwide means Columbia is a great university overall.

There were about 43 cell biology & anatomical sciences students who graduated with this degree at Columbia in the most recent data year.

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4
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
862 Cell Biology Degrees Awarded
11.9% Growth in Graduates

University of California - Berkeley is one of the finest schools in the country for getting a degree in cell biology & anatomical sciences. Located in the midsize city of Berkeley, UC Berkeley is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #18 out of 2,217 colleges nationwide means UC Berkeley is a great university overall.

There were about 862 cell biology & anatomical sciences students who graduated with this degree at UC Berkeley in the most recent year we have data available. Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences degree recipients from University of California - Berkeley earn a boost of around $21,875 over the typical income of cell biology & anatomical sciences graduates.

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Yale University
New Haven, CT
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
133 Cell Biology Degrees Awarded
$30,534 Median Starting Salary

Yale is a large private not-for-profit university located in the city of New Haven. A Best Colleges rank of #8 out of 2,217 schools nationwide means Yale is a great university overall.

There were roughly 133 cell biology & anatomical sciences students who graduated with this degree at Yale in the most recent year we have data available. Graduates who receive their degree from the cell biology program earn around $30,534 in the first couple years of working.

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6
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
8th Most Popular In CA
50 Cell Biology Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Los Angeles, USC is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #11 out of 2,217 schools nationwide means USC is a great university overall.

There were about 50 cell biology & anatomical sciences students who graduated with this degree at USC in the most recent data year.

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Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In TN
35.7% Growth in Graduates

Located in the large city of Nashville, Vanderbilt is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population. This university ranks 1st out of 45 colleges for overall quality in the state of Tennessee.

There were about 14 cell biology & anatomical sciences students who graduated with this degree at Vanderbilt in the most recent year we have data available.

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8
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
$52,627 Median Starting Salary

Located in the city of Evanston, Northwestern is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #5 out of 2,217 schools nationwide means Northwestern is a great university overall.

There were about 23 cell biology & anatomical sciences students who graduated with this degree at Northwestern in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the cell biology & anatomical sciences program at Northwestern University get $19,398 above the standard college grad with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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9
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In CA
530 Cell Biology Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of La Jolla, UCSD is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 8th out of 168 colleges for overall quality in the state of California.

There were roughly 530 cell biology & anatomical sciences students who graduated with this degree at UCSD in the most recent year we have data available.

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Stanford University
Stanford, CA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
12th Most Popular In CA
22.2% Growth in Graduates

Located in the suburb of Stanford, Stanford is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #3 out of 2,217 schools nationwide means Stanford is a great university overall.

There were approximately 9 cell biology & anatomical sciences students who graduated with this degree at Stanford in the most recent year we have data available.

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Duke University
Durham, NC
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In NC
83 Cell Biology Degrees Awarded

Duke is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Durham. A Best Colleges rank of #7 out of 2,217 colleges nationwide means Duke is a great university overall.

There were approximately 83 cell biology & anatomical sciences students who graduated with this degree at Duke in the most recent year we have data available.

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Brown University
Providence, RI
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In RI

Brown is a large private not-for-profit university located in the medium-sized city of Providence. This university ranks 1st out of 9 schools for overall quality in the state of Rhode Island.

There were roughly 8 cell biology & anatomical sciences students who graduated with this degree at Brown in the most recent year we have data available.

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13
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In MO

WUSTL is a large private not-for-profit university located in the large suburb of Saint Louis. A Best Colleges rank of #17 out of 2,217 schools nationwide means WUSTL is a great university overall.

There were roughly 14 cell biology & anatomical sciences students who graduated with this degree at WUSTL in the most recent data year.

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14
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In OH
38.9% Growth in Graduates

Located in the city of Cleveland, Case Western is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 1st out of 96 colleges for overall quality in the state of Ohio.

There were roughly 18 cell biology & anatomical sciences students who graduated with this degree at Case Western in the most recent data year.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
4th Most Popular In IL
21.4% Growth in Graduates

UChicago is a large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Chicago. A Best Colleges rank of #2 out of 2,217 colleges nationwide means UChicago is a great university overall.

There were roughly 14 cell biology & anatomical sciences students who graduated with this degree at UChicago in the most recent year we have data available.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
8th Most Popular In TX
60.0% Growth in Graduates

Located in the city of Houston, UTHealth is a public university with a medium-sized student population.

There were roughly 10 cell biology & anatomical sciences students who graduated with this degree at UTHealth in the most recent data year.

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Honorable Mentions

Here are some additional great schools for Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences students that almost earned our Best Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences Schools award.

Rank College Location
17 Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD
18 University of Washington - Seattle Campus Seattle, WA
19 University of California - Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
20 Tufts University Medford, MA
21 Boston University Boston, MA
22 Eastern Virginia Medical School Norfolk, VA
23 The University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX
24 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL
25 University of California - Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, CA

Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences by Region

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Region
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Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Other U.S. Territories
Great Lakes

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One of 14 majors within the Biological & Biomedical Sciences area of study, Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences has other similar majors worth exploring.

Cell Biology Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
Cell/Cellular & Molecular Biology 4,307
Anatomy 836
Cell/Cellular Biology & Histology 524
Other Cell/Cellular Biology & Anatomical Sciences 318
Cell Biology & Anatomy 131
Developmental Biology & Embryology 90

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Majors Similar to Cell Biology

Related Major Annual Graduates
General Biology 107,165
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 14,535
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 11,615
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 8,813
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 7,247
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 4,566
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) 4,420
Biotechnology 3,911
Zoology 2,984
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 2,957

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