Find Schools

Study Area & Zipcode

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Find Schools Near

2021 Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Approximately 160,126 biological and biomedical sciences degrees were granted to students last year in the United States. With so many options it can be a daunting task finding the best fit for you. This year's Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences ranking analyzed 651 colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in biological and biomedical sciences. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 15% of colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences students.

Choosing a Great Biological & Biomedical Sciences School

Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences Your choice of biological and biomedical sciences school matters. Important measures of a quality biological and biomedical sciences program can vary widely even among the top schools. Below we explain some of the most important factors to consider before making your choice:

Quality Overall is Important

The overall quality of a school is important to ensure a quality education, not just how well they do in a particular major. To take this into account we consider a school's overall Best Colleges ranking which itself looks at a combination of different factors like degree completion, educational resources, student body caliber and post-graduation earnings for the school as a whole.

Over 80% of the schools in this list are in the top 10% of our overall quality ranking while the lowest ranked school on the list is still in the top 14%.

Overall Best Colleges Rank  ( 154 to 11 )
Lowest Ranked Overall
Top Ranked Overall

Graduates Earn More After College

A biological and biomedical sciences degree from colleges on this list usually results in higher than average salaries after graduation. A biological and biomedical sciences bachelors degree from a college in the United States helped students who graduated in 2015-2017 make $28,313 a couple years later.

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 Biological & Biomedical Sciences students vs. other majors.
  • Major Popularity - How many other biological and biomedical sciences students choose this school.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or a recognized biological and biomedical sciences related accrediting body.

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

More Ways to Rank Biological & Biomedical Sciences Schools

The biological and biomedical sciences 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 Biological & Biomedical Sciences Schools.

To further help you make the college decision, we've developed a unique tool called College Combat that allows you to compare schools based on the factors that matter the most to you. When you have some time, check it out - you may want to bookmark the link so you don't forget it.

Best Schools to Study Biological & Biomedical Sciences in the United States

The following list ranks the best colleges and universities for a Biological & Biomedical Sciences degree. Only those schools that rank in the top 15% of all the schools we analyze get awarded with a place on this list.

Top 25 Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Colleges

Any student pursuing a degree in biological and biomedical sciences needs to take a look at University of California - Davis. Located in the suburb of Davis, UC Davis is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 83rd out of 1,715 colleges for overall quality in the state of California.

A favorite major for biological and biomedical sciences undergraduates, there were approximately 1488 learners who completed this degree at UC Davis in the most recent data year.

More…

Request Information

It's difficult to beat University of Wisconsin - Madison if you want to study biological and biomedical sciences. Located in the city of Madison, UW - Madison is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Colleges rank of 76 out of 1,715 colleges nationwide means UW - Madison is a great university overall.

For those interested in something more advanced, UW - Madison also offers 2 different higher degree levels in biological and biomedical sciences, the most popular of which is a Doctor's Degree.

More…

Request Information
#3

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

Every student who is interested in biological and biomedical sciences has to look into Harvard University. Harvard is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Cambridge. A Best Colleges rank of 3 out of 1,715 schools nationwide means Harvard is a great university overall.

Harvard University is one of the most popular universities to study biological and biomedical sciences in the United States with roughly 703 graduates in the most recent year we have data available.

More…

Request Information

Every student who is interested in biological and biomedical sciences needs to look into SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Located in the midsize city of Syracuse, ESF is a public college with a small student population. This college ranks 226th out of 1,715 schools for overall quality in the state of New York.

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry is a fairly popular college to study biological and biomedical sciences in the United States with about 199 graduates in the most recent data year.

More…

Request Information

UCSD is a very large public university located in the city of La Jolla. This university ranks 94th out of 1,715 schools for overall quality in the state of California.

For those interested in something more advanced, UCSD also offers 2 different higher degree levels in biological and biomedical sciences, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree.

More…

Request Information
#6

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

Located in the city of Baltimore, Johns Hopkins is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of 20 out of 1,715 colleges nationwide means Johns Hopkins is a great university overall.

There were approximately 1049 biological and biomedical sciences students who graduated from this degree at Johns Hopkins in the most recent data year.

More…

Request Information
#7

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

Michigan State is a very large public university located in the city of East Lansing. This university ranks 107th out of 1,715 colleges for overall quality in the state of Michigan.

For those interested in something more advanced, Michigan State also offers 2 different higher degree levels in biological and biomedical sciences, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree.

More…

Request Information

UCLA is a fairly large public university located in the city of Los Angeles. A Best Colleges rank of 65 out of 1,715 schools nationwide means UCLA is a great university overall.

For those interested in something more advanced, UCLA also offers 2 different higher degree levels in biological and biomedical sciences, the most popular of which is a Doctor's Degree.

More…

Request Information
#9

Duke University

Durham, NC

Duke is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Durham. A Best Colleges rank of 2 out of 1,715 colleges nationwide means Duke is a great university overall.

Duke University is one of the most popular universities to study biological and biomedical sciences in the United States with approximately 501 graduations in the most recent year we have data available.

More…

Request Information
#10

Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH

Dartmouth is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit college located in the town of Hanover. A Best Colleges rank of 15 out of 1,715 colleges nationwide means Dartmouth is a great college overall.

There were roughly 149 biological and biomedical sciences students who graduated from this program at Dartmouth in the most recent year we have data available.

More…

Request Information
#11

Northeastern University

Boston, MA

Northeastern is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Boston. A Best Colleges rank of 81 out of 1,715 schools nationwide means Northeastern is a great university overall.

With 409 individuals who graduated from this program in the most recent data year, Northeastern University is one of the most popular universities to study biological and biomedical sciences in the United States.

More…

Request Information

UW Seattle is a fairly large public university located in the city of Seattle. This university ranks 97th out of 1,715 colleges for overall quality in the state of Washington.

For those interested in something more advanced, UW Seattle also offers 2 different higher degree levels in biological and biomedical sciences, the most popular of which is a Doctor's Degree.

More…

Request Information

Located in the medium-sized city of College Station, Texas A&M College Station is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 102nd out of 1,715 colleges for overall quality in the state of Texas.

There were about 1185 biological and biomedical sciences students who graduated from this degree at Texas A&M College Station in the most recent year we have data available.

More…

Request Information

Located in the midsize city of Fort Collins, Colorado State is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 239th out of 1,715 colleges for overall quality in the state of Colorado.

For those interested in something more advanced, Colorado State also offers 2 different higher degree levels in biological and biomedical sciences, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree.

More…

Request Information

Located in the city of New York, Columbia is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of 32 out of 1,715 colleges nationwide means Columbia is a great university overall.

Columbia University in the City of New York is one of the most popular universities to study biological and biomedical sciences in the United States with about 598 graduations in the most recent year we have data available.

More…

Request Information

NC State is a fairly large public university located in the large city of Raleigh. This university ranks 105th out of 1,715 schools for overall quality in the state of North Carolina.

There were approximately 753 biological and biomedical sciences individuals who graduated from this program at NC State in the most recent year we have data available.

More…

Request Information

Ohio State is a fairly large public university located in the city of Columbus. This university ranks 175th out of 1,715 colleges for overall quality in the state of Ohio.

For those interested in something more advanced, Ohio State also offers 2 different higher degree levels in biological and biomedical sciences, the most popular of which is a Doctor's Degree.

More…

Request Information

Located in the city of Minneapolis, UMN Twin Cities is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 124th out of 1,715 schools for overall quality in the state of Minnesota.

There were approximately 1283 biological and biomedical sciences individuals who graduated from this degree at UMN Twin Cities in the most recent data year.

More…

Request Information
#19

Tufts University

Medford, MA

Located in the large suburb of Medford, Tufts is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population. A Best Colleges rank of 59 out of 1,715 colleges nationwide means Tufts is a great university overall.

Tufts University is one of the most popular universities to study biological and biomedical sciences in the United States with approximately 379 graduates in the most recent year we have data available.

More…

Request Information
#20

Boston University

Boston, MA

Boston U is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Boston. A Best Colleges rank of 49 out of 1,715 colleges nationwide means Boston U is a great university overall.

There were about 990 biological and biomedical sciences students who graduated from this program at Boston U in the most recent year we have data available.

More…

Request Information

Rutgers New Brunswick is a very large public university located in the city of New Brunswick. This university ranks 183rd out of 1,715 schools for overall quality in the state of New Jersey.

For those interested in something more advanced, Rutgers New Brunswick also offers 2 different higher degree levels in biological and biomedical sciences, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree.

More…

Request Information

UC Berkeley is a very large public university located in the medium-sized city of Berkeley. A Best Colleges rank of 69 out of 1,715 schools nationwide means UC Berkeley is a great university overall.

University of California - Berkeley is a fairly popular university to study biological and biomedical sciences in the United States with roughly 1132 graduates in the most recent year we have data available.

More…

Request Information
#23

University of the Pacific

Stockton, CA

Located in the city of Stockton, Pacific is a private not-for-profit university with a moderately-sized student population. This university ranks 191st out of 1,715 colleges for overall quality in the state of California.

With 135 individuals who completed this degree in the most recent year we have data available, University of the Pacific is one of the most popular universities to study biological and biomedical sciences in the United States.

More…

Request Information

Iowa State is a fairly large public university located in the small city of Ames. This university ranks 213th out of 1,715 schools for overall quality in the state of Iowa.

For those interested in something more advanced, Iowa State also offers 2 different higher degree levels in biological and biomedical sciences, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree.

More…

Request Information

Located in the city of Cambridge, MIT is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of 5 out of 1,715 colleges nationwide means MIT is a great school overall.

A popular major for biological and biomedical sciences undergraduates, there were about 146 students who completed this degree at MIT in the most recent data year.

More…

Request Information

Rest of the Top 50 Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences

#29

Unity College

Unity, ME
#30

Ursinus College

Collegeville, PA
#35

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA
#36

University of Georgia

Athens, GA
#37

University of Delaware

Newark, DE
#38

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN
#39

Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem, NC
#40

Stanford University

Stanford, CA
#41

DePauw University

Greencastle, IN
#44

Union College New York

Schenectady, NY
#45

Auburn University

Auburn, AL
#47

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY
#50

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

Additional Award Winners

This section shows the rest of the schools awarded a Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences badge. Showing in this list means the school was ranked in the top 15% of the 651 different United States biological and biomedical sciences schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
51 Canisius College Buffalo, NY
52 Brandeis University Waltham, MA
53 Swarthmore College Swarthmore, PA
54 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC
55 Washington State University Pullman, WA
56 University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, IN
57 The University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX
58 Marquette University Milwaukee, WI
59 Clemson University Clemson, SC
60 Pennsylvania State University - University Park University Park, PA
61 Arizona State University - Tempe Tempe, AZ
62 Santa Clara University Santa Clara, CA
63 University of New Hampshire - Main Campus Durham, NH
64 University of New Hampshire at Manchester Manchester, NH
65 Drexel University Philadelphia, PA
66 Oregon State University Corvallis, OR
67 Worcester Polytechnic Institute Worcester, MA
68 Bucknell University Lewisburg, PA
69 University of Vermont Burlington, VT
70 College of the Holy Cross Worcester, MA
71 Miami University - Oxford Oxford, OH
72 Williams College Williamstown, MA
73 University of South Carolina - Columbia Columbia, SC
74 Northwestern University Evanston, IL
75 University of San Diego San Diego, CA
76 Emory University Atlanta, GA
77 Georgetown University Washington, DC
78 Vassar College Poughkeepsie, NY
79 Grinnell College Grinnell, IA
80 Indiana University - Bloomington Bloomington, IN
81 University of Wyoming Laramie, WY
82 Wellesley College Wellesley, MA
83 Brown University Providence, RI
84 University of Cincinnati - Main Campus Cincinnati, OH
85 University of New England Biddeford, ME
86 Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA
87 University of Wisconsin - La Crosse La Crosse, WI
88 Temple University Philadelphia, PA
89 Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA
90 University of Chicago Chicago, IL
91 Virginia Military Institute Lexington, VA
92 University of California - Riverside Riverside, CA
93 Stonehill College Easton, MA
94 University of Arizona Tucson, AZ
95 Syracuse University Syracuse, NY
96 Providence College Providence, RI
97 Stony Brook University Stony Brook, NY

Honorable Mentions

Here are some additional great schools for Biological & Biomedical Sciences students that almost earned our Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences award.

Rank College Location
98 University of Miami Coral Gables, FL
99 University of Rochester Rochester, NY
100 George Washington University Washington, DC
101 George Mason University Fairfax, VA
102 Loyola University Chicago Chicago, IL
103 University of California - Irvine Irvine, CA
104 Central College Pella, IA
105 Lafayette College Easton, PA
106 University of Maryland - College Park College Park, MD
107 University of Maryland - Baltimore County Baltimore, MD
108 Kansas State University Manhattan, KS
109 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo, CA
110 New York University New York, NY
111 Mount Holyoke College South Hadley, MA
112 Emmanuel College Massachusetts Boston, MA
113 Binghamton University Vestal, NY
114 University of South Florida - Main Campus Tampa, FL
115 University of Puget Sound Tacoma, WA
116 University of Iowa Iowa City, IA
117 University of Nebraska - Lincoln Lincoln, NE
118 University of California - Merced Merced, CA
119 Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus Atlanta, GA
120 University of Virginia - Main Campus Charlottesville, VA
121 University of Dayton Dayton, OH
122 Augustana College Rock Island, IL
123 West Chester University of Pennsylvania West Chester, PA
124 University of Massachusetts - Lowell Lowell, MA
125 University of Scranton Scranton, PA
126 Citadel Military College of South Carolina Charleston, SC
127 University of Kansas Lawrence, KS
128 University at Buffalo Buffalo, NY
129 Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH
130 University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT

Biological & Biomedical Sciences by Region

View the Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences for a specific region near you.

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

Biological & Biomedical Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
General Biology 97,804
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 13,799
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 9,408
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 7,840
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 6,811

View All Biological & Biomedical Sciences Related Majors >

Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 196,678
Computer & Information Sciences 173,112
Physical Sciences 53,214
Engineering Technologies 52,780
Mathematics & Statistics 49,071

View All Biological & Biomedical Sciences Related Majors >

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 Kelly White. More about our data sources and methodologies.

Featured Biology Schools

Find Schools Near You