Biological & Biomedical Sciences

2023 Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Schools

806 Colleges in the United States
177,778 Biological & Biomedical Sciences Degrees Awarded
$30,469 Avg Early-Career Salary
A degree in biological and biomedical sciences is more popular than many other degrees. In fact, it ranks #9 out of 38 on popularity of all such degrees in the nation. This means you won't have too much trouble finding schools that offer the degree.

College Factual looked at 806 colleges and universities when compiling its 2023 Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Schools ranking. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 177,778 degrees in biological and biomedical sciences during the 2020-2021 academic year.

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Choosing a Great Biological & Biomedical Sciences School

Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Schools Your choice of biological and biomedical sciences school matters, so we have put together these rankings to help you make your decision. For our Best Overall Biological & Biomedical Sciences School rankings, we roll up the results of our degree-level rankings, weighted by the number of degrees awarded at that 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.

Pick Your Biological & Biomedical Sciences 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 Biological & Biomedical Sciences Schools list, to help you choose the best school for you. You can also filter this list by location to find schools closer to you.

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Best Schools for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in the United States

The schools below may not offer all types of biological and biomedical sciences 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.

25 Top Schools in Biological & Biomedical Sciences

#1

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
635 Biological & Biomedical Sciences Degrees Awarded

Harvard University is a great option for students pursuing a degree in biological and biomedical sciences. Located in the city of Cambridge, Harvard is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #12 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means Harvard is a great university overall.

There were approximately 635 biological and biomedical sciences students who graduated with this degree at Harvard in the most recent year we have data available. Those biological and biomedical sciences students who get their degree from Harvard University receive $19,854 more than the average biological and biomedical sciences grad.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
106 Biological & Biomedical Sciences Degrees Awarded

It's hard to beat Massachusetts Institute of Technology if you wish to pursue a degree in biological and biomedical sciences. MIT is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Cambridge. A Best Colleges rank of #1 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means MIT is a great school overall.

There were roughly 106 biological and biomedical sciences students who graduated with this degree at MIT in the most recent year we have data available. Those biological and biomedical sciences students who get their degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology make $32,041 more than the standard biological and biomedical sciences grad.

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#3

Stanford University

Stanford, CA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
266 Biological & Biomedical Sciences Degrees Awarded

It's hard to beat Stanford University if you want to pursue a degree in biological and biomedical sciences. Located in the large suburb of Stanford, Stanford is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #2 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means Stanford is a great university overall.

There were approximately 266 biological and biomedical sciences students who graduated with this degree at Stanford in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the biological and biomedical sciences major at Stanford University make $27,234 more than the standard graduate with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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#4

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
514 Biological & Biomedical Sciences Degrees Awarded

It is difficult to beat University of Pennsylvania if you wish to pursue a degree in biological and biomedical 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 2,241 colleges nationwide means UPenn is a great university overall.

There were roughly 514 biological and biomedical sciences students who graduated with this degree at UPenn in the most recent data year. Those biological and biomedical sciences students who get their degree from University of Pennsylvania earn $36,053 more than the average biological and biomedical sciences grad.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
816 Biological & Biomedical Sciences Degrees Awarded

Columbia is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of New York. A Best Colleges rank of #14 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means Columbia is a great university overall.

There were about 816 biological and biomedical sciences students who graduated with this degree at Columbia in the most recent data year. Those biological and biomedical sciences students who get their degree from Columbia University in the City of New York receive $39,587 more than the standard biological and biomedical sciences grad.

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#6

Princeton University

Princeton, NJ
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
214 Biological & Biomedical Sciences Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Princeton, Princeton is a private not-for-profit university with a moderately-sized student population. A Best Colleges rank of #10 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means Princeton is a great university overall.

There were roughly 214 biological and biomedical sciences students who graduated with this degree at Princeton in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the biological and biomedical sciences program at Princeton University make $7,978 more than the typical college grad with the same degree when they enter the workforce.

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#7

Brown University

Providence, RI
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
300 Biological & Biomedical Sciences Degrees Awarded

Brown is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Providence. A Best Colleges rank of #11 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means Brown is a great university overall.

There were approximately 300 biological and biomedical sciences students who graduated with this degree at Brown in the most recent data year. Biological & Biomedical Sciences degree recipients from Brown University earn a boost of approximately $4,703 over the average income of biological and biomedical sciences majors.

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#8

Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
167 Biological & Biomedical Sciences Degrees Awarded

Located in the town of Hanover, Dartmouth is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population. This college ranks 1st out of 17 colleges for overall quality in the state of New Hampshire.

There were roughly 167 biological and biomedical sciences students who graduated with this degree at Dartmouth in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the biological and biomedical sciences major at Dartmouth College make $6,890 more than the standard graduate with the same degree when they enter the workforce.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1,124 Biological & Biomedical Sciences Degrees Awarded

Located in the large city of Baltimore, Johns Hopkins is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #9 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means Johns Hopkins is a great university overall.

There were approximately 1124 biological and biomedical sciences students who graduated with this degree at Johns Hopkins in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the biological and biomedical sciences major at Johns Hopkins University make $24,033 more than the standard graduate in this field shortly after graduation.

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#10

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
621 Biological & Biomedical Sciences Degrees Awarded

Located in the small city of Ithaca, Cornell is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #13 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means Cornell is a great university overall.

There were approximately 621 biological and biomedical sciences students who graduated with this degree at Cornell in the most recent year we have data available. Biological & Biomedical Sciences degree recipients from Cornell University receive an earnings boost of about $12,498 over the average income of biological and biomedical sciences majors.

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#11

Duke University

Durham, NC
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
515 Biological & Biomedical Sciences Degrees Awarded

Duke is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Durham. A Best Colleges rank of #3 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means Duke is a great university overall.

There were approximately 515 biological and biomedical sciences students who graduated with this degree at Duke in the most recent year we have data available. Soon after graduating, biological and biomedical sciences degree recipients generally make about $25,132 in their early careers.

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#12

Williams College

Williamstown, MA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
57 Biological & Biomedical Sciences Degrees Awarded

Williams is a small private not-for-profit college located in the fringe town of Williamstown. This college ranks 3rd out of 63 schools for overall quality in the state of Massachusetts.

There were about 57 biological and biomedical sciences students who graduated with this degree at Williams in the most recent year we have data available. Biological & Biomedical Sciences degree recipients from Williams College get an earnings boost of around $10,560 over the typical earnings of biological and biomedical sciences majors.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1,250 Biological & Biomedical Sciences Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Berkeley, UC Berkeley is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 3rd out of 170 schools for overall quality in the state of California.

There were roughly 1250 biological and biomedical sciences students who graduated with this degree at UC Berkeley in the most recent year we have data available. Those biological and biomedical sciences students who get their degree from University of California - Berkeley receive $15,743 more than the average biological and biomedical sciences grad.

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#14

Yale University

New Haven, CT
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
472 Biological & Biomedical Sciences Degrees Awarded

Yale is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the midsize city of New Haven. A Best Colleges rank of #15 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means Yale is a great university overall.

There were about 472 biological and biomedical sciences students who graduated with this degree at Yale in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the biological and biomedical sciences major at Yale University get $13,555 above the typical graduate with the same degree when they enter the workforce.

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#15

Bowdoin College

Brunswick, ME
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
89 Biological & Biomedical Sciences Degrees Awarded

Located in the town of Brunswick, Bowdoin is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. This college ranks 1st out of 19 colleges for overall quality in the state of Maine.

There were about 89 biological and biomedical sciences students who graduated with this degree at Bowdoin in the most recent data year. Those biological and biomedical sciences students who get their degree from Bowdoin College receive $11,587 more than the average biological and biomedical sciences graduate.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1,485 Biological & Biomedical Sciences Degrees Awarded

UW - Madison is a fairly large public university located in the city of Madison. This university ranks 1st out of 46 schools for overall quality in the state of Wisconsin.

There were roughly 1485 biological and biomedical sciences students who graduated with this degree at UW - Madison in the most recent data year. After graduating, biological and biomedical sciences degree recipients typically make around $30,951 in their early careers.

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#17

Tufts University

Medford, MA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
403 Biological & Biomedical Sciences Degrees Awarded

Located in the suburb of Medford, Tufts is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 4th out of 63 colleges for overall quality in the state of Massachusetts.

There were roughly 403 biological and biomedical sciences students who graduated with this degree at Tufts in the most recent data year. Biological & Biomedical Sciences degree recipients from Tufts University earn a boost of approximately $11,075 above the average income of biological and biomedical sciences majors.

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#18

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
335 Biological & Biomedical Sciences Degrees Awarded

UChicago is a large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Chicago. A Best Colleges rank of #7 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means UChicago is a great university overall.

There were roughly 335 biological and biomedical sciences students who graduated with this degree at UChicago in the most recent data year. Biological & Biomedical Sciences degree recipients from University of Chicago earn a boost of about $16,604 over the average earnings of biological and biomedical sciences majors.

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#19

Georgetown University

Washington, DC
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
586 Biological & Biomedical Sciences Degrees Awarded

Georgetown is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Washington. This university ranks 1st out of 8 schools for overall quality in the state of District of Columbia.

There were roughly 586 biological and biomedical sciences students who graduated with this degree at Georgetown in the most recent data year. Biological & Biomedical Sciences degree recipients from Georgetown University receive an earnings boost of around $12,301 above the typical income of biological and biomedical sciences graduates.

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#20

Boston University

Boston, MA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1,014 Biological & Biomedical Sciences Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Boston, Boston U is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population. This university ranks 5th out of 63 schools for overall quality in the state of Massachusetts.

There were approximately 1014.0000000000001 biological and biomedical sciences students who graduated with this degree at Boston U in the most recent data year. Biological & Biomedical Sciences degree recipients from Boston University get an earnings boost of about $12,065 above the typical earnings of biological and biomedical sciences graduates.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
881 Biological & Biomedical Sciences Degrees Awarded

Located in the small city of Chapel Hill, UNC Chapel Hill is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 2nd out of 93 colleges for overall quality in the state of North Carolina.

There were roughly 881 biological and biomedical sciences students who graduated with this degree at UNC Chapel Hill in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the biological and biomedical sciences degree program at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill make $14,747 above the standard graduate with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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#22

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
334 Biological & Biomedical Sciences Degrees Awarded

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

There were about 334 biological and biomedical sciences students who graduated with this degree at Vanderbilt in the most recent data year. After graduating, biological and biomedical sciences degree recipients typically make about $27,990 in their early careers.

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#23

University of Rochester

Rochester, NY
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
340 Biological & Biomedical Sciences Degrees Awarded

University of Rochester is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the medium-sized city of Rochester. This university ranks 7th out of 143 schools for overall quality in the state of New York.

There were approximately 340 biological and biomedical sciences students who graduated with this degree at University of Rochester in the most recent year we have data available. Students who graduate with their degree from the biological and biomedical sciences program state that they receive average early career earnings of $28,825.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1,784 Biological & Biomedical Sciences Degrees Awarded

UCLA is a very large public university located in the city of Los Angeles. This university ranks 6th out of 170 schools for overall quality in the state of California.

There were roughly 1784 biological and biomedical sciences students who graduated with this degree at UCLA in the most recent data year. Students who graduate with their degree from the biological and biomedical sciences program report average early career income of $28,902.

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#25

Lehigh University

Bethlehem, PA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
98 Biological & Biomedical Sciences Degrees Awarded

Lehigh is a medium-sized private not-for-profit university located in the city of Bethlehem. This university ranks 3rd out of 117 schools for overall quality in the state of Pennsylvania.

There were roughly 98 biological and biomedical sciences students who graduated with this degree at Lehigh in the most recent data year. Biological & Biomedical Sciences degree recipients from Lehigh University get an earnings boost of about $6,627 over the average earnings of biological and biomedical sciences majors.

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Rest of the Top 50 Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Schools

#25

Lehigh University

Bethlehem, PA
#26

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA
#28

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

#32

Emory University

Atlanta, GA

#39

Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem, NC

#41

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN

#43

New York University

New York, NY
#45

Haverford College

Haverford, PA
#48

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN

Additional Award Winners

This section represents the remainder of the schools awarded a Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Schools badge. Showing in this list means the college was ranked in the top 15% of the 806 different United States biological and biomedical sciences schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
50 Colgate University Hamilton, NY
51 George Washington University Washington, DC
52 Swarthmore College Swarthmore, PA
53 Michigan State University East Lansing, MI
54 Ohio State University - Main Campus Columbus, OH
55 University of California - Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA
56 Southern Methodist University Dallas, TX
57 North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC
58 Bucknell University Lewisburg, PA
59 University of Florida Gainesville, FL
60 Brandeis University Waltham, MA
61 Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH
62 Vassar College Poughkeepsie, NY
63 Worcester Polytechnic Institute Worcester, MA
64 University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester Worcester, MA
65 Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA
66 Colorado State University - Fort Collins Fort Collins, CO
67 Arizona State University - Tempe Tempe, AZ
68 Marquette University Milwaukee, WI
69 Macalester College Saint Paul, MN
70 Santa Clara University Santa Clara, CA
71 University of Iowa Iowa City, IA
72 Northeastern University Boston, MA
73 University of Colorado Boulder Boulder, CO
74 Clemson University Clemson, SC
75 Brigham Young University - Provo Provo, UT
76 Carleton College Northfield, MN
77 George Mason University Fairfax, VA
78 Bates College Lewiston, ME
79 Middlebury College Middlebury, VT
80 Temple University Philadelphia, PA
81 University of Georgia Athens, GA
82 William & Mary Williamsburg, VA
83 University of Delaware Newark, DE
84 San Diego State University San Diego, CA
85 College of the Holy Cross Worcester, MA
86 Rutgers University - New Brunswick New Brunswick, NJ
87 Iowa State University Ames, IA
88 University of Wisconsin - La Crosse La Crosse, WI
89 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL
90 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo, CA
91 Hamilton College Clinton, NY
92 Auburn University Auburn, AL
93 Indiana University - Bloomington Bloomington, IN
94 Miami University - Oxford Oxford, OH
95 Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus Atlanta, GA
96 Trinity College Hartford, CT
97 Loyola University Chicago Chicago, IL
98 Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA
99 University of Kansas Lawrence, KS
100 University of Connecticut Storrs, CT
101 James Madison University Harrisonburg, VA
102 St Olaf College Northfield, MN
103 Stony Brook University Stony Brook, NY
104 University of Miami Coral Gables, FL
105 University of Nebraska - Lincoln Lincoln, NE
106 Grinnell College Grinnell, IA
107 University of California - Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, CA
108 University of South Carolina - Columbia Columbia, SC
109 Wellesley College Wellesley, MA
110 San Francisco State University San Francisco, CA
111 Lafayette College Easton, PA
112 University of Central Florida Orlando, FL
113 Washington State University Pullman, WA
114 Grand Valley State University Allendale, MI
115 University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Norman, OK
116 Oberlin College Oberlin, OH
117 DePauw University Greencastle, IN
118 Denison University Granville, OH
119 University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT
120 University of South Florida - Main Campus Tampa, FL

Honorable Mentions

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

Rank College Location
121 Northern Arizona University Flagstaff, AZ
122 Barnard College New York, NY
123 Tulane University of Louisiana New Orleans, LA
124 Florida State University Tallahassee, FL
125 University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst, MA
126 University at Albany Albany, NY
127 Drexel University Philadelphia, PA
128 Quinnipiac University Hamden, CT
129 University of Maryland - Baltimore County Baltimore, MD
130 University of California - Irvine Irvine, CA
131 University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus Denver, CO
132 University of Missouri - Columbia Columbia, MO
133 Providence College Providence, RI
134 Towson University Towson, MD
135 University at Buffalo Buffalo, NY
136 University of Cincinnati - Main Campus Cincinnati, OH
137 North Dakota State University - Main Campus Fargo, ND
138 University of Arkansas Fayetteville, AR
139 University of New Hampshire - Main Campus Durham, NH
140 University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, IL
141 University of St Thomas Minnesota Saint Paul, MN
142 University of Vermont Burlington, VT
143 Connecticut College New London, CT
144 University of California - Riverside Riverside, CA
145 University of Arizona Tucson, AZ
146 Baylor University Waco, TX
147 Villanova University Villanova, PA
148 University of Denver Denver, CO
149 San Jose State University San Jose, CA
150 Amherst College Amherst, MA
151 Syracuse University Syracuse, NY
152 The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL
153 University of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls, IA
154 University of Portland Portland, OR
155 University of North Dakota Grand Forks, ND
156 Gettysburg College Gettysburg, PA
157 Binghamton University Vestal, NY
158 East Carolina University Greenville, NC
159 Franklin and Marshall College Lancaster, PA
160 Virginia Military Institute Lexington, VA
161 University of San Francisco San Francisco, CA

Biological & Biomedical Sciences by Region

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Biological & Biomedical Sciences Majors to Study

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
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 6,206
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 4,566
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) 4,420
Biotechnology 3,911
Zoology 2,984

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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 Kelly White.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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