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2022 Best Microbiological Sciences & Immunology Schools

153 Colleges in the United States
4,518 Microbiology Degrees Awarded
$32,830 Avg Early-Career Salary
If you plan on majoring in microbiological sciences and immunology, you won't be alone since the degree program is ranked #139 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.

For its 2022 ranking, College Factual looked at 153 schools in the United States to determine which ones were the best for microbiological sciences and immunology students pursuing a degree. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 4,518 degrees in microbiological sciences and immunology during the 2019-2020 academic year.

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Choosing a Great Microbiological Sciences & Immunology School

Best Microbiological Sciences & Immunology Schools Your choice of microbiological sciences and immunology 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 microbiological sciences and immunology schools, we combine our degree-level rankings, weighting them by the number of degrees awarded at each level.

You may want to choose one of the degree levels below to find the schools of most interest to you.

Microbiological Sciences & Immunology Rankings by Degree Level

Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Microbiological Sciences & Immunology Schools list, to help you choose the best school for you. 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 Microbiological Sciences & Immunology in the United States

The schools below may not offer all types of microbiology degrees so you may want to filter by degree level first. However, they are great for the degree levels they do offer. Only those schools that rank in the top 15% of all the schools we analyze get awarded with a place on this list.

22 Top Schools in Microbiology

#1

Stanford University

Stanford, CA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
14th Most Popular In CA

Stanford University is one of the best schools in the United States for getting a degree in microbiological sciences and immunology. Stanford is a large private not-for-profit university located in the large suburb of Stanford. A Best Schools rank of #3 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Stanford is a great university overall.

There were roughly 8 microbiological sciences and immunology students who graduated with this degree at Stanford in the most recent data year.

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#2

Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In NH

It's difficult to beat Dartmouth College if you wish to pursue a degree in microbiological sciences and immunology. Dartmouth is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit college located in the town of Hanover. A Best Schools rank of #6 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Dartmouth is a great college overall.

There were approximately 12 microbiological sciences and immunology students who graduated with this degree at Dartmouth in the most recent data year.

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#3

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In MA

Every student who is interested in microbiological sciences and immunology has to look into Harvard University. Harvard is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the midsize city of Cambridge. A Best Schools rank of #10 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Harvard is a great university overall.

There were roughly 23 microbiological sciences and immunology students who graduated with this degree at Harvard in the most recent year we have data available.

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#4

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
5th Most Popular In PA

Every student who is interested in microbiological sciences and immunology has to check out University of Pennsylvania. Located in the city of Philadelphia, UPenn is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population. A Best Schools rank of #13 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means UPenn is a great university overall.

There were roughly 9 microbiological sciences and immunology students who graduated with this degree at UPenn in the most recent data year.

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#5

Yale University

New Haven, CT
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In CT
35 Microbiology Degrees Awarded

Located in the midsize city of New Haven, Yale is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population. A Best Schools rank of #8 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Yale is a great university overall.

There were roughly 35 microbiological sciences and immunology students who graduated with this degree at Yale in the most recent year we have data available.

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#6

Duke University

Durham, NC
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In NC

Located in the city of Durham, Duke is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #9 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Duke is a great university overall.

There were about 4 microbiological sciences and immunology students who graduated with this degree at Duke in the most recent data year.

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#7

Georgetown University

Washington, DC
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
46 Microbiology Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Washington, Georgetown is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #18 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Georgetown is a great university overall.

There were roughly 46 microbiological sciences and immunology students who graduated with this degree at Georgetown in the most recent data year. Those microbiological sciences and immunology students who get their degree from Georgetown University earn $9,170 more than the standard microbiology grad.

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#8

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In IL

Located in the city of Chicago, UChicago is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #7 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means UChicago is a great university overall.

There were roughly 5 microbiological sciences and immunology students who graduated with this degree at UChicago in the most recent data year.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In WI
100 Microbiology Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Madison, UW - Madison is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 1st out of 52 colleges for overall quality in the state of Wisconsin.

There were approximately 100 microbiological sciences and immunology students who graduated with this degree at UW - Madison in the most recent year we have data available.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
132 Microbiology Degrees Awarded

Located in the large city of Los Angeles, UCLA is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 11th out of 203 colleges for overall quality in the state of California.

There were about 132 microbiological sciences and immunology students who graduated with this degree at UCLA in the most recent year we have data available. Soon after graduating, microbiology degree recipients usually earn about $33,200 in the first five years of their career.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
8th Most Popular In NY

Located in the city of New York, Columbia is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #22 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Columbia is a great university overall.

There were about 12 microbiological sciences and immunology students who graduated with this degree at Columbia in the most recent data year.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In WI
35 Microbiology Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of La Crosse, UW - La Crosse is a public university with a large student population. This university ranks 2nd out of 52 colleges for overall quality in the state of Wisconsin.

There were roughly 35 microbiological sciences and immunology students who graduated with this degree at UW - La Crosse in the most recent year we have data available.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In CA
56 Microbiology Degrees Awarded

UC Berkeley is a very large public university located in the midsize city of Berkeley. A Best Schools rank of #26 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means UC Berkeley is a great university overall.

There were roughly 56 microbiological sciences and immunology students who graduated with this degree at UC Berkeley in the most recent data year.

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#14

University of the Sciences

Philadelphia, PA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
6th Most Popular In PA

Located in the city of Philadelphia, USciences is a private not-for-profit university with a small student population.

There were approximately 8 microbiological sciences and immunology students who graduated with this degree at USciences in the most recent data year.

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#15

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
5th Most Popular In NY

Cornell is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the small city of Ithaca. A Best Schools rank of #16 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Cornell is a great university overall.

There were about 13 microbiological sciences and immunology students who graduated with this degree at Cornell in the most recent data year.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
5th Most Popular In CA
$24,553 Median Student Debt

Located in the small suburb of San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 13th out of 203 schools for overall quality in the state of California.

There were approximately 27 microbiological sciences and immunology students who graduated with this degree at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in the most recent data year.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
4th Most Popular In CA
49 Microbiology Degrees Awarded

UCSD is a very large public university located in the city of La Jolla. This university ranks 24th out of 203 colleges for overall quality in the state of California.

There were approximately 49 microbiological sciences and immunology students who graduated with this degree at UCSD in the most recent data year.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
75 Microbiology Degrees Awarded

Located in the small suburb of Davis, UC Davis is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 20th out of 203 schools for overall quality in the state of California.

There were approximately 75 microbiological sciences and immunology students who graduated with this degree at UC Davis in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the microbiological sciences and immunology degree program at University of California - Davis make $2,270 more than the standard graduate with the same degree when they enter the workforce.

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#19

University of Virginia - Main Campus

Charlottesville, VA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In VA

University of Virginia is a very large public university located in the small suburb of Charlottesville. This university ranks 1st out of 73 colleges for overall quality in the state of Virginia.

There were approximately 9 microbiological sciences and immunology students who graduated with this degree at University of Virginia in the most recent year we have data available.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In NC
62 Microbiology Degrees Awarded

NC State is a very large public university located in the city of Raleigh. This university ranks 6th out of 113 colleges for overall quality in the state of North Carolina.

There were roughly 62 microbiological sciences and immunology students who graduated with this degree at NC State in the most recent data year.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In MO

Located in the large suburb of Saint Louis, WUSTL is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population. A Best Schools rank of #28 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means WUSTL is a great university overall.

There were about 30 microbiological sciences and immunology students who graduated with this degree at WUSTL in the most recent year we have data available.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
74 Microbiology Degrees Awarded

Located in the large suburb of Amherst, UMass Amherst is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 17th out of 72 colleges for overall quality in the state of Massachusetts.

There were about 74 microbiological sciences and immunology students who graduated with this degree at UMass Amherst in the most recent data year. Those microbiological sciences and immunology students who get their degree from University of Massachusetts Amherst receive $3,970 more than the average microbiology student.

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Rest of the Top Best Microbiological Sciences & Immunology Schools

Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional great schools for Microbiological Sciences & Immunology students that almost earned our Best Microbiological Sciences & Immunology Schools award.

Rank College Location
25 Brigham Young University - Provo Provo, UT
26 University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN
27 University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI
28 North Dakota State University - Main Campus Fargo, ND
29 University of Washington - Seattle Campus Seattle, WA
30 Boston University Boston, MA
23 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC
24 University of California - Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA
25 Brigham Young University - Provo Provo, UT

Microbiological Sciences & Immunology by Region

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Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

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One of 14 majors within the Biological & Biomedical Sciences area of study, Microbiological Sciences & Immunology has other similar majors worth exploring.

Microbiology Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
Microbiology 2,913
Medical Microbiology & Bacteriology 854
Microbiology & Immunology 376
Other Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 191
Immunology 155
Virology 23
Parasitology 5
Infectious Disease and Global Health 1

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Related Major Annual Graduates
General Biology 102,043
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 14,318
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 10,508
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 8,385
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 7,312
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 6,087
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) 3,845
Biotechnology 3,585
Zoology 3,141
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 2,777

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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).

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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