Neurobiology & Neurosciences

2022 Best Neurobiology & Neurosciences Schools

246 Colleges in the United States
10,508 Neurobiology Degrees Awarded
$31,248 Avg Early-Career Salary
If you plan on majoring in neurobiology and neurosciences, you won't be alone since the degree program is ranked #85 in the country in terms of popularity. This means you won't have too much trouble finding schools that offer the degree.

In 2022, College Factual analyzed 246 schools in order to identify the top ones for its Best Neurobiology & Neurosciences Schools ranking. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 10,508 degrees in neurobiology and neurosciences during the 2019-2020 academic year.

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Choosing a Great Neurobiology & Neurosciences School

Best Neurobiology & Neurosciences Schools Your choice of neurobiology and neurosciences 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 neurobiology and neurosciences 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.

Neurobiology & Neurosciences Rankings by Degree Level

Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Best Neurobiology & Neurosciences Schools ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision. You can also filter this list by location to find schools closer to you.

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Best Schools for Neurobiology & Neurosciences in the United States

If you aren't interested in a particular degree level and want to know which schools are the overall best at delivering an education for the neurobiology degrees they offer, see the list below. Only those schools that rank in the top 15% of all the schools we analyze get awarded with a place on this list.

25 Top Schools in Neurobiology

#1

Stanford University

Stanford, CA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
12th Most Popular In CA

Stanford University is a great decision for students pursuing a degree in neurobiology and neurosciences. Stanford is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the large suburb of Stanford. A Best Schools rank of #3 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Stanford is a great university overall.

There were approximately 17 neurobiology and neurosciences students who graduated with this degree at Stanford in the most recent year we have data available.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
5th Most Popular In MA
34 Neurobiology Degrees Awarded

Every student who is interested in neurobiology and neurosciences has to check out Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Located in the city of Cambridge, MIT is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #2 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means MIT is a great school overall.

There were approximately 34 neurobiology and neurosciences students who graduated with this degree at MIT in the most recent year we have data available.

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#3

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
91 Neurobiology Degrees Awarded

Every student who is interested in neurobiology and neurosciences needs to check out Harvard University. Harvard is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Cambridge. A Best Schools rank of #10 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Harvard is a great university overall.

There were about 91 neurobiology and neurosciences students who graduated with this degree at Harvard in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the neurobiology and neurosciences degree program at Harvard University earn $13,852 above the standard college grad with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
10th Most Popular In CA

University of California - San Francisco is a great decision for students pursuing a degree in neurobiology and neurosciences. Located in the city of San Francisco, UCSF is a public university with a small student population.

There were roughly 19 neurobiology and neurosciences students who graduated with this degree at UCSF in the most recent data year.

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#5

Princeton University

Princeton, NJ
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In NJ
43 Neurobiology Degrees Awarded

Princeton is a medium-sized private not-for-profit university located in the city of Princeton. A Best Schools rank of #12 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Princeton is a great university overall.

There were approximately 43 neurobiology and neurosciences students who graduated with this degree at Princeton in the most recent year we have data available.

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#6

Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
51 Neurobiology Degrees Awarded

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 51 neurobiology and neurosciences students who graduated with this degree at Dartmouth in the most recent year we have data available. Those neurobiology and neurosciences students who get their degree from Dartmouth College receive $10,952 more than the typical neurobiology student.

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#7

Yale University

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

Located in the 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 schools nationwide means Yale is a great university overall.

There were approximately 69 neurobiology and neurosciences students who graduated with this degree at Yale in the most recent year we have data available.

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#8

Bowdoin College

Brunswick, ME
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In ME
37 Neurobiology Degrees Awarded

Bowdoin is a small private not-for-profit college located in the fringe town of Brunswick. This college ranks 1st out of 23 schools for overall quality in the state of Maine.

There were roughly 37 neurobiology and neurosciences students who graduated with this degree at Bowdoin in the most recent data year.

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#9

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
133 Neurobiology Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Philadelphia, UPenn is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly 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 133 neurobiology and neurosciences students who graduated with this degree at UPenn in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the neurobiology and neurosciences major at University of Pennsylvania earn $2,252 more than the typical college grad in this field when they enter the workforce.

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#10

Brown University

Providence, RI
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
69 Neurobiology Degrees Awarded

Located in the midsize city of Providence, Brown is a private not-for-profit university with a moderately-sized student population. This university ranks 1st out of 10 schools for overall quality in the state of Rhode Island.

There were approximately 69 neurobiology and neurosciences students who graduated with this degree at Brown in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the neurobiology and neurosciences program at Brown University make $5,652 more than the average graduate in this field shortly after graduation.

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#11

Duke University

Durham, NC
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
90 Neurobiology Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Durham, Duke is a private not-for-profit university with a 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 90 neurobiology and neurosciences students who graduated with this degree at Duke in the most recent data year. Neurobiology & Neurosciences degree recipients from Duke University get an earnings boost of about $8,652 above the average income of neurobiology and neurosciences majors.

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#12

Scripps College

Claremont, CA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
10th Most Popular In CA

Located in the large suburb of Claremont, Scripps is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly small student population. A Best Schools rank of #21 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Scripps is a great college overall.

There were approximately 8 neurobiology and neurosciences students who graduated with this degree at Scripps in the most recent data year.

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#13

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
4th Most Popular In IL
67 Neurobiology Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Chicago, UChicago is a private not-for-profit university with a 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 67 neurobiology and neurosciences 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
116 Neurobiology Degrees Awarded

Located in the large 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 roughly 116 neurobiology and neurosciences students who graduated with this degree at Columbia in the most recent year we have data available. Neurobiology & Neurosciences degree recipients from Columbia University in the City of New York receive an earnings boost of approximately $9,052 over the average earnings of neurobiology and neurosciences graduates.

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#15

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In IN
107 Neurobiology Degrees Awarded

Located in the suburb of Notre Dame, Notre Dame is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population. A Best Schools rank of #15 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Notre Dame is a great university overall.

There were roughly 107 neurobiology and neurosciences students who graduated with this degree at Notre Dame in the most recent data year.

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#16

Northeastern University

Boston, MA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
118 Neurobiology Degrees Awarded

Northeastern is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Boston. This university ranks 10th out of 72 schools for overall quality in the state of Massachusetts.

There were about 118 neurobiology and neurosciences students who graduated with this degree at Northeastern in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the neurobiology and neurosciences degree program at Northeastern University earn $6,352 above the standard graduate with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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#17

Hamilton College

Clinton, NY
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
12th Most Popular In NY

Hamilton is a small private not-for-profit college located in the medium-sized suburb of Clinton. This college ranks 5th out of 160 schools for overall quality in the state of New York.

There were about 22 neurobiology and neurosciences students who graduated with this degree at Hamilton in the most recent year we have data available.

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#18

Boston University

Boston, MA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
140 Neurobiology Degrees Awarded

Boston U is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Boston. This university ranks 12th out of 72 colleges for overall quality in the state of Massachusetts.

There were about 140 neurobiology and neurosciences students who graduated with this degree at Boston U in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the neurobiology and neurosciences degree program at Boston University get $4,452 more than the standard graduate in this field shortly after graduation.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
180 Neurobiology Degrees Awarded

Located in the 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 approximately 180 neurobiology and neurosciences students who graduated with this degree at UCLA in the most recent year we have data available. Students who graduate with their degree from the neurobiology program state that they receive average early career income of $29,100.

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#20

Trinity College

Hartford, CT
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In CT
43 Neurobiology Degrees Awarded

Trinity Bantams is a small private not-for-profit college located in the midsize city of Hartford. This college ranks 2nd out of 32 schools for overall quality in the state of Connecticut.

There were about 43 neurobiology and neurosciences students who graduated with this degree at Trinity Bantams in the most recent year we have data available.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In TX
236 Neurobiology Degrees Awarded

Located in the large city of Austin, UT Austin is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 2nd out of 136 colleges for overall quality in the state of Texas.

There were about 236 neurobiology and neurosciences students who graduated with this degree at UT Austin in the most recent data year.

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#22

Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
12th Most Popular In CA

Located in the city of Santa Clara, SCU is a private not-for-profit university with a moderately-sized student population. This university ranks 12th out of 203 schools for overall quality in the state of California.

There were roughly 27 neurobiology and neurosciences students who graduated with this degree at SCU in the most recent data year.

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#23

Amherst College

Amherst, MA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
8th Most Popular In MA

Amherst is a small private not-for-profit college located in the large suburb of Amherst. This college ranks 4th out of 72 schools for overall quality in the state of Massachusetts.

There were roughly 26 neurobiology and neurosciences students who graduated with this degree at Amherst in the most recent year we have data available.

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#24

Bucknell University

Lewisburg, PA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
8th Most Popular In PA

Located in the distant town of Lewisburg, Bucknell is a private not-for-profit university with a small student population. This university ranks 5th out of 134 schools for overall quality in the state of Pennsylvania.

There were about 25 neurobiology and neurosciences students who graduated with this degree at Bucknell in the most recent data year.

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#25

Saint Anselm College

Manchester, NH
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
4th Most Popular In NH

St. Anselm College is a small private not-for-profit college located in the suburb of Manchester. This college ranks 2nd out of 18 colleges for overall quality in the state of New Hampshire.

There were about 3 neurobiology and neurosciences students who graduated with this degree at St. Anselm College in the most recent data year.

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Rest of the Top Best Neurobiology & Neurosciences Schools

#25

Saint Anselm College

Manchester, NH
#26

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL
#27

Georgetown University

Washington, DC
#28

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD
#29

Middlebury College

Middlebury, VT
#30

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY
#31

William & Mary

Williamsburg, VA

#33

Colby College

Waterville, ME
#34

Colgate University

Hamilton, NY
#35

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA
#36

University of the Sciences

Philadelphia, PA

Additional Noteworthy Schools

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Best Neurobiology & Neurosciences Schools award.

Rank College Location
37 Swarthmore College Swarthmore, PA
38 University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA
39 Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA
40 Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA
41 Vassar College Poughkeepsie, NY
42 Stonehill College Easton, MA
43 University of California - Davis Davis, CA
44 University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI
45 University of St Thomas Minnesota Saint Paul, MN
46 Wake Forest University Winston-Salem, NC
47 Lafayette College Easton, PA
48 College of the Holy Cross Worcester, MA
49 Brandeis University Waltham, MA

Neurobiology & Neurosciences by Region

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Region
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Rocky Mountains
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Southwest
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One of 14 majors within the Biological & Biomedical Sciences area of study, Neurobiology & Neurosciences has other similar majors worth exploring.

Neurobiology Concentrations

Major Annual Graduates
Neurosciences 9,329
Neurobiology & Anatomy 920
Neurobiology & Behavior 169
Other Neurobiology & Neurosciences 90

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Related Major Annual Graduates
General Biology 102,043
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 14,318
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 8,385
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 7,312
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 6,087
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 4,518
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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