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2020 Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in New York

Biological & Biomedical Sciences is a popular major and New York is the 3rd most popular state for students studying this major. 10,925 of the 157,997 Biological & Biomedical Sciences degrees earned last year were given by colleges in New York. With so many choices it can be a daunting task finding the best choice. This year's Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in New York ranking analyzed 67 colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in biological and biomedical sciences. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 10 schools for Biological & Biomedical Sciences students in New York.

Choosing a Great Biological & Biomedical Sciences School

Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in New York The biological and biomedical sciences program you select can have a big impact on your future. This section explores some of the factors we include in our ranking and how much they vary depending on the school you select. When choosing a school we recommend considering some of the following factors:

A Great Overall School

A school that excels in educating for a particular major must be a great school overall as well. To make it into this list a school must rank well in our overall Best Colleges ranking. This ranking considered factors such as graduation rates, overall graduate earnings and other educational resources to identify great colleges and universities.

The lowest ranked school in our list is in the top 11% of our overall quality ranking while the vast majority are in at least the top 9%.

Overall Best Colleges Rank  ( 126 to 0 )
Lowest Ranked Overall
Top Ranked Overall

Above Average Earnings After Graduation

Biological & Biomedical Sciences graduates from schools on this list tend to earn more after college than those from other schools. Recent biological and biomedical sciences graduates from New York colleges with a bachelors degree earned an average of $26,913 in 2017-2018.

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 schools for Biological & Biomedical Sciences students in New York.

Best Schools to Study Biological & Biomedical Sciences in New York

Below you'll see a list of the best colleges and universities to study biological and biomedical sciences. Only those schools that rank in the top 15% of all the schools we analyze get awarded with a place on this list. Of the 67 schools analyzed, only 10 earned the distinction of being on this list.

Top 10 Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Colleges in New York

#1

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY

Stony Brook University is one of the finest schools in the United States for biological and biomedical sciences. Located in the large suburb Stony Brook, SUNY Stony Brook is a public school with a very large student population. This college ranks 22nd out of 132 colleges for overall quality in the state of New York.

There are approximately 745 biological and biomedical sciences undergrads enrolled in this program at SUNY Stony Brook.

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#2

New York University

New York, NY

Every student pursuing a degree in biological and biomedical sciences has to take a look at New York University. Located in the large city New York, NYU is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population. This college ranks 16th out of 132 schools for overall quality in the state of New York.

With 478 undergrads, New York University is one of most popular colleges to study biological and biomedical sciences in New York.

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#3

University at Buffalo

Buffalo, NY

University at Buffalo is a good choice for students interested in a Biological & Biomedical Sciences major. University at Buffalo is a very large public school located in the large suburb of Buffalo. This college ranks 19th out of 132 schools for overall quality in the state of New York.

There are approximately 632 biological and biomedical sciences undergrads studying this degree at University at Buffalo.

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#4

Colgate University

Hamilton, NY

Colgate University is among your top options if you're planning on studying biological and biomedical sciences. Located in the distant town Hamilton, Colgate is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. A Best Colleges rank of 34 out of 1,727 colleges nationwide means Colgate is a great college overall.

With 128 undergraduates, Colgate University is one of most popular schools to study biological and biomedical sciences in New York.

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Columbia is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of New York. A Best Colleges rank of 26 out of 1,727 colleges nationwide means Columbia is a great college overall.

There are approximately 785 biological and biomedical sciences undergrads studying this degree at Columbia.

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Binghamton University

Vestal, NY

Located in the suburb Vestal, Binghamton University is a public school with a fairly large student population. This school ranks 17th out of 132 schools for overall quality in the state of New York.

There are roughly 551 biological and biomedical sciences undergrads enrolled in this degree at Binghamton University.

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Located in the small city Troy, RPI is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population. A Best Colleges rank of 57 out of 1,727 schools nationwide means RPI is a great college overall.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is one of the most popular college to study biological and biomedical sciences in New York with over 67 graduates last year.

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#8

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

Cornell is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Ithaca. A Best Colleges rank of 12 out of 1,727 colleges nationwide means Cornell is a great school overall.

There are roughly 540 biological and biomedical sciences undergraduates enrolled in this program at Cornell.

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#9

University of Rochester

Rochester, NY

Located in the city Rochester, University of Rochester is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population. A Best Colleges rank of 45 out of 1,727 colleges nationwide means University of Rochester is a great college overall.

With 308 undergraduates, University of Rochester is one of most popular schools to study biological and biomedical sciences in New York.

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#10

Vassar College

Poughkeepsie, NY

Located in the large suburb Poughkeepsie, Vassar is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. This school ranks 8th out of 132 colleges for overall quality in the state of New York.

A popular major for biological and biomedical sciences undergrads, there are roughly 80 learners studying this degree at Vassar.

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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 Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in New York award.

Rank College Location
11 Syracuse University Syracuse, NY
12 Hamilton College Clinton, NY
13 Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, NY
14 Siena College Loudonville, NY
15 St John’s University - New York Queens, NY
16 Hobart and William Smith Colleges Geneva, NY

Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region

Explore all the Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Schools in the Middle Atlantic Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
New Jersey 38 3,851
Maryland 38 3,367
Pennsylvania 38 7,493
Delaware 35 430
District of Columbia 33 1,200

Biological & Biomedical Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
General Biology 95,805
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 14,048
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 8,716
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 8,072
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 6,799

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer & Information Sciences 209,723
Engineering 197,582
Engineering Technologies 92,253
Physical Sciences 53,768
Mathematics & Statistics 47,138

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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.

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