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Finding the Best General Biology Bachelor's Degree School for You

General Biology is one of the most popular majors in the nation, ranking 10th of all the majors we analyze. In 2018-2019, 98,638 degrees and certificates were awarded to students with this major.

There are so many programs in today's world that it can tough to figure out which one is the right one for you. With more and more schools offering online options, you could even register for a great program on the other side of the country. On top of that, there are a considerable number of trade schools that offer fast-track entry to many fields.

To assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Course Advisor has created its Most Popular General Biology Bachelor's Degree Schools ranking. This report analyzed 1,399 schools in the United States to see which ones were the most popular bachelor's degree programs for students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from the General Biology program at each school on the list.

Check out the biology bachelor's degree programs at these schools if you want to attend one of the most popular in the United States.

Our analysis found University of South Florida - Main Campus to be the most popular school for general biology students who want to pursue a bachelor’s degree in the United States. USF Tampa is a very large public school located in the large city of Tampa.

Of the 941 students majoring in biology at USF Tampa, 38% are male and 62% are female.

After completing their Bachelor's Degree, biology graduates from USF Tampa carry an average student debt load of $18,840. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $192.

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A rank of #2 on this year’s list means Florida International University is a great place for general biology students working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in the large suburb of Miami, FIU is a public college with a very large student population.

About 67% of the students majoring in biology at the school are women while 33% are male.

While working on their Bachelor's Degree, biology majors at FIU accumulate an average of around $19,320 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $177.

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The in-demand bachelor’s degree programs at University of California - Irvine helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the most popular general biology schools in the United States. UC Irvine is a very large public school located in the large city of Irvine.

Women make up 63% of the biology majors at the school.

While working on their Bachelor's Degree, biology majors at UC Irvine accumulate an average of around $15,851 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $156.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Central Florida. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Most Popular General Biology Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Located in the large suburb of Orlando, UCF is a public school with a fairly large student population.

About 60% of the students majoring in biology at the school are women while 40% are male.

On average, biology graduates from UCF take out $19,748 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $195.

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Out of the 1,399 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, The University of Texas at Austin landed the # 5 spot on the list. UT Austin is a very large public school located in the large city of Austin.

Of the 638 students majoring in biology at UT Austin, 36% are male and 64% are female.

Biology majors at UT Austin take out an average of $21,149 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $218, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Texas A&M University - College Station landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular bachelor’s degree general biology programs. Located in the medium-sized city of College Station, Texas A&M College Station is a public college with a very large student population.

Women make up 68% of the biology majors at the school.

On average, biology graduates from Texas A&M College Station take out $17,179 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $181, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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With a ranking of #7, Arizona State University - Tempe did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for general biology students working on their bachelor’s degree. ASU - Tempe is a very large public school located in the city of Tempe.

Women make up 61% of the biology majors at the school.

While working on their Bachelor's Degree, biology majors at ASU - Tempe accumulate an average of around $21,011 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $212.

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The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for general biology students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #8 on the list. UT Rio Grande Valley is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Edinburg.

About 59% of the students majoring in biology at the school are women while 41% are male.

The average amount in student loans that biology majors at UT Rio Grande Valley take out while working on their Bachelor's Degree is $12,416. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $102.

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#9

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

University of Florida did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for general biology students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #9 on the list. UF is a very large public school located in the medium-sized city of Gainesville.

Women make up 62% of the biology majors at the school.

After completing their Bachelor's Degree, biology graduates from UF carry an average student debt load of $16,765. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $169.

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With a ranking of #10, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for general biology students working on their bachelor’s degree. UNC Chapel Hill is a very large public school located in the city of Chapel Hill.

About 65% of the students majoring in biology at the school are women while 35% are male.

While working on their Bachelor's Degree, biology majors at UNC Chapel Hill accumulate an average of around $16,070 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $169.

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University of Maryland - College Park came in at #11 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular General Biology Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the suburb of College Park, UMCP is a public college with a very large student population.

Women make up 63% of the biology majors at the school.

Biology majors at UMCP take out an average of $18,029 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $197, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of California - Los Angeles did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for general biology students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #12 on the list. UCLA is a fairly large public school located in the city of Los Angeles.

Women make up 62% of the biology majors at the school.

The average amount in student loans that biology majors at UCLA take out while working on their Bachelor's Degree is $17,209. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $177.

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#13

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

With a ranking of #13, Michigan State University did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for general biology students working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in the small city of East Lansing, Michigan State is a public college with a fairly large student population.

About 60% of the students majoring in biology at the school are women while 40% are male.

While working on their Bachelor's Degree, biology majors at Michigan State accumulate an average of around $24,421 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $278.

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University of Illinois at Chicago did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for general biology students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #14 on the list. Located in the city of Chicago, UIC is a public college with a very large student population.

About 60% of the students majoring in biology at the school are women while 40% are male.

Biology majors at UIC take out an average of $18,137 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $192.

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Ohio State University - Main Campus did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for general biology students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #15 on the list. Ohio State is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Columbus.

Women make up 56% of the biology majors at the school.

After completing their Bachelor's Degree, biology graduates from Ohio State carry an average student debt load of $20,926. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $226, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#16

Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, FL

Florida Atlantic University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for general biology students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #16 on the list. FAU is a very large public school located in the city of Boca Raton.

Of the 431 students majoring in biology at FAU, 29% are male and 71% are female.

The average amount in student loans that biology majors at FAU take out while working on their Bachelor's Degree is $20,306. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $199, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#17

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY

Stony Brook University came in at #17 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular General Biology Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. SUNY Stony Brook is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Stony Brook.

Women make up 54% of the biology majors at the school.

On average, biology graduates from SUNY Stony Brook take out $19,429 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $202.

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#18

University of Georgia

Athens, GA

University of Georgia came in at #18 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular General Biology Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the city of Athens, UGA is a public school with a fairly large student population.

Of the 421 students majoring in biology at UGA, 37% are male and 63% are female.

On average, biology graduates from UGA take out $19,023 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $200, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of Wisconsin - Madison did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for general biology students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #19 on the list. UW - Madison is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Madison.

Women make up 63% of the biology majors at the school.

Biology majors at UW - Madison take out an average of $20,844 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $239.

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With a ranking of #20, University of California - Riverside did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for general biology students working on their bachelor’s degree. UCR is a very large public school located in the city of Riverside.

About 56% of the students majoring in biology at the school are women while 44% are male.

The average amount in student loans that biology majors at UCR take out while working on their Bachelor's Degree is $18,001. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $195.

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With a ranking of #21, Rutgers University - New Brunswick did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for general biology students working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in the city of New Brunswick, Rutgers New Brunswick is a public school with a very large student population.

About 65% of the students majoring in biology at the school are women while 35% are male.

After completing their Bachelor's Degree, biology graduates from Rutgers New Brunswick carry an average student debt load of $21,997. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $253.

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#22

Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff, AZ

Northern Arizona University ranked #22 on this year’s Most Popular General Biology Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Located in the city of Flagstaff, NAU is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Of the 389 students majoring in biology at NAU, 30% are male and 70% are female.

After completing their Bachelor's Degree, biology graduates from NAU carry an average student debt load of $21,028. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $221, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of North Texas ranked #23 on this year’s Most Popular General Biology Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Located in the city of Denton, UNT is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Women make up 61% of the biology majors at the school.

While working on their Bachelor's Degree, biology majors at UNT accumulate an average of around $20,404 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $202.

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University of California - Santa Barbara came in at #24 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular General Biology Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. UCSB is a fairly large public school located in the midsize suburb of Santa Barbara.

Women make up 59% of the biology majors at the school.

The average amount in student loans that biology majors at UCSB take out while working on their Bachelor's Degree is $17,122. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $189, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#24

Auburn University

Auburn, AL

Auburn University came in at #24 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular General Biology Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the small city of Auburn, Auburn is a public school with a fairly large student population.

Of the 352 students majoring in biology at Auburn, 37% are male and 63% are female.

While working on their Bachelor's Degree, biology majors at Auburn accumulate an average of around $22,276 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $236.

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#28

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL
#29

University of Houston

Houston, TX
#31

University of Virginia - Main Campus

Charlottesville, VA
#33

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA
#36

Georgia State University

Atlanta, GA
#39

San Francisco State University

San Francisco, CA
#39

University at Buffalo

Buffalo, NY
#44

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY
#45

Clemson University

Clemson, SC
#48

San Diego State University

San Diego, CA
#49

Grand Canyon University

Phoenix, AZ

Additional Award Winners

This section represents the rest of the colleges awarded a Most Popular General Biology Bachelor's Degree Schools badge. Showing in this list means the school was ranked in the top 15% of the 1399 different United States general biology schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
51 University of California - Davis Davis, CA
52 University of California - San Diego La Jolla, CA
53 Pennsylvania State University - University Park University Park, PA
54 Colorado State University - Fort Collins Fort Collins, CO
55 University of California - Berkeley Berkeley, CA
56 The University of Texas at El Paso El Paso, TX
57 University of Kentucky Lexington, KY
58 University of Nevada - Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
58 Georgia Southern University Statesboro, GA
60 University of Wisconsin - La Crosse La Crosse, WI
60 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo, CA
62 University of Cincinnati - Main Campus Cincinnati, OH
63 Baylor University Waco, TX
63 University of Arkansas Fayetteville, AR
63 Binghamton University Vestal, NY
63 St John’s University - New York Queens, NY
67 California State University - Sacramento Sacramento, CA
67 Indiana University - Bloomington Bloomington, IN
69 University of Connecticut Storrs, CT
70 Temple University Philadelphia, PA
71 Rowan University Glassboro, NJ
72 University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus Pittsburgh, PA
72 University of North Carolina at Charlotte Charlotte, NC
74 University of New Mexico - Main Campus Albuquerque, NM
75 The City College of New York New York, NY
76 University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras San Juan, PR
77 University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus Denver, CO
78 Kennesaw State University Kennesaw, GA
78 Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA
80 Old Dominion University Norfolk, VA
81 Emory University Atlanta, GA
82 Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA
83 Wayne State University Detroit, MI
84 The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL
85 Marquette University Milwaukee, WI
85 Towson University Towson, MD
87 East Carolina University Greenville, NC
88 University of Nevada - Reno Reno, NV
89 University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT
90 California State University - Long Beach Long Beach, CA
91 University of California - Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, CA
92 Montclair State University Montclair, NJ
93 University of Rochester Rochester, NY
94 Brigham Young University - Idaho Rexburg, ID
95 Iowa State University Ames, IA
96 University of New Hampshire - Main Campus Durham, NH
96 Kean University Union, NJ
96 Nova Southeastern University Fort Lauderdale, FL
99 Washington State University Pullman, WA
99 The University of Tennessee - Knoxville Knoxville, TN
101 California State University - Fullerton Fullerton, CA
101 University of Massachusetts - Boston Boston, MA
103 California State Polytechnic University - Pomona Pomona, CA
104 University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, AL
105 Texas State University San Marcos, TX
106 Metropolitan State University of Denver Denver, CO
107 Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi Corpus Christi, TX
108 University at Albany Albany, NY
108 James Madison University Harrisonburg, VA
110 University of North Carolina at Greensboro Greensboro, NC
110 University of North Carolina at Wilmington Wilmington, NC
110 Christopher Newport University Newport News, VA
113 Oakland University Rochester Hills, MI
114 Portland State University Portland, OR
114 University of Washington - Seattle Campus Seattle, WA
116 College of Charleston Charleston, SC
116 Miami University - Oxford Oxford, OH
118 Duke University Durham, NC
119 Oregon State University Corvallis, OR
119 Texas Tech University Lubbock, TX
121 San Jose State University San Jose, CA
121 Middle Tennessee State University Murfreesboro, TN
123 Howard University Washington, DC
124 Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant, MI
124 University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez Mayaguez, PR
124 Rutgers University - Newark Newark, NJ
124 SUNY Geneseo Geneseo, NY
128 University of Missouri - Kansas City Kansas City, MO
129 Missouri State University - Springfield Springfield, MO
129 Humboldt State University Arcata, CA
131 Florida Gulf Coast University Fort Myers, FL
132 University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA
133 Medgar Evers College Brooklyn, NY
133 California State University - Channel Islands Camarillo, CA
135 University of Nebraska - Lincoln Lincoln, NE
136 Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN
137 Appalachian State University Boone, NC
138 University of Delaware Newark, DE
139 University of Kansas Lawrence, KS
140 Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, MI
141 Seton Hall University South Orange, NJ
142 Kent State University at Kent Kent, OH
142 Eastern Washington University Cheney, WA
142 West Chester University of Pennsylvania West Chester, PA
145 Mississippi State University Mississippi State, MS
145 University of North Florida Jacksonville, FL
145 California State University - San Marcos San Marcos, CA
145 Washington University in St Louis Saint Louis, MO
149 Tennessee Technological University Cookeville, TN
150 University of Massachusetts - Lowell Lowell, MA
151 Brandeis University Waltham, MA
151 University of South Alabama Mobile, AL
153 Northeastern University Boston, MA
154 Xavier University of Louisiana New Orleans, LA
154 Drexel University Philadelphia, PA
154 Tufts University Medford, MA
154 Jackson State University Jackson, MS
158 Boise State University Boise, ID
158 California State University - Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
158 University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, CO
161 Ball State University Muncie, IN
161 University of Mississippi University, MS
161 California State University - Monterey Bay Seaside, CA
164 California State University - Stanislaus Turlock, CA
165 SUNY Oneonta Oneonta, NY
165 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Edwardsville, IL
165 The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga Chattanooga, TN
165 Touro College New York, NY
165 California State University - Fresno Fresno, CA
165 West Virginia University Morgantown, WV
171 University of Chicago Chicago, IL
171 Queens College Queens, NY
171 University of Hawaii at Manoa Honolulu, HI
174 Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico - Ponce Ponce, PR
174 University of Louisville Louisville, KY
176 University of North Carolina at Pembroke Pembroke, NC
176 University of South Florida - St. Petersburg St. Petersburg, FL
176 University of Miami Coral Gables, FL
179 College of William and Mary Williamsburg, VA
180 California State University - East Bay Hayward, CA
181 Bowling Green State University - Main Campus Bowling Green, OH
182 Stockton University Galloway, NJ
182 University of Iowa Iowa City, IA
184 Brown University Providence, RI
185 University of North Georgia Dahlonega, GA
186 Northern Illinois University Dekalb, IL
186 University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point Stevens Point, WI
188 Southeast Missouri State University Cape Girardeau, MO
189 University of Minnesota - Duluth Duluth, MN
189 Le Moyne College Syracuse, NY
191 California State University - San Bernardino San Bernardino, CA
191 University of West Georgia Carrollton, GA
193 University of Louisiana at Lafayette Lafayette, LA
193 Yeshiva University New York, NY
193 George Washington University Washington, DC
193 Augustana College Rock Island, IL
197 University of Michigan - Dearborn Dearborn, MI
197 Illinois State University Normal, IL
197 University of New Orleans New Orleans, LA
197 Troy University Troy, AL
197 University of Washington - Bothell Campus Bothell, WA
197 University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Eau Claire, WI
203 Georgia Gwinnett College Lawrenceville, GA
204 University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg, MS
205 Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, NY
205 University of the Pacific Stockton, CA
205 Creighton University Omaha, NE
205 University of Central Oklahoma Edmond, OK
205 The College of New Jersey Ewing, NJ
205 Salisbury University Salisbury, MD
205 Hunter College New York, NY
205 Northwestern University Evanston, IL

Honorable Mentions

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also popular but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Most Popular General Biology Bachelor's Degree Schools award.

Rank College Location
213 Liberty University Lynchburg, VA
213 Western Carolina University Cullowhee, NC
213 Truman State University Kirksville, MO
213 University of Portland Portland, OR
213 Alcorn State University Alcorn State, MS
218 Western Kentucky University Bowling Green, KY
218 Sam Houston State University Huntsville, TX
218 Purdue University - Main Campus West Lafayette, IN
218 University of Oregon Eugene, OR
218 Utah State University Logan, UT
223 Syracuse University Syracuse, NY
223 University of Akron Main Campus Akron, OH
225 Brooklyn College Brooklyn, NY
225 University of Puerto Rico - Cayey Cayey, PR
225 University of Wisconsin - Whitewater Whitewater, WI
225 North Dakota State University - Main Campus Fargo, ND
225 New York University New York, NY
230 Providence College Providence, RI
230 Utah Valley University Orem, UT
230 University of the Incarnate Word San Antonio, TX
230 University of Vermont Burlington, VT
230 University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI
235 Arizona State University - Polytechnic Mesa, AZ
235 University of Central Arkansas Conway, AR
235 Grand Valley State University Allendale, MI
238 University of Rhode Island Kingston, RI
238 Inter American University of Puerto Rico - San German San German, PR
238 Central Connecticut State University New Britain, CT
241 Millersville University of Pennsylvania Millersville, PA
242 University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh Oshkosh, WI
242 Northern Michigan University Marquette, MI
242 Boston University Boston, MA
242 Wright State University - Main Campus Dayton, OH
246 Sonoma State University Rohnert Park, CA
246 Arizona State University - West Glendale, AZ
246 University of Detroit Mercy Detroit, MI
246 University of Nebraska at Omaha Omaha, NE
250 California State University - Dominguez Hills Carson, CA
250 Texas A&M International University Laredo, TX
250 Louisiana Tech University Ruston, LA
250 Youngstown State University Youngstown, OH
250 Farmingdale State College Farmingdale, NY
255 Duquesne University Pittsburgh, PA
255 Texas Christian University Fort Worth, TX
255 California State University - Bakersfield Bakersfield, CA
255 Southern Illinois University Carbondale Carbondale, IL
255 Cleveland State University Cleveland, OH
260 Wake Forest University Winston-Salem, NC
260 St Olaf College Northfield, MN
260 Northeastern Illinois University Chicago, IL
260 The University of West Florida Pensacola, FL
264 University of Dayton Dayton, OH
264 Indiana University of Pennsylvania - Main Campus Indiana, PA
264 University of North Dakota Grand Forks, ND
264 Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Shippensburg, PA
264 Radford University Radford, VA
269 Ramapo College of New Jersey Mahwah, NJ
269 Marshall University Huntington, WV
269 Minnesota State University - Mankato Mankato, MN
272 Villanova University Villanova, PA
272 Inter American University of Puerto Rico - Metro San Juan, PR
272 Bridgewater State University Bridgewater, MA
272 Saint Louis University Saint Louis, MO
272 South Dakota State University Brookings, SD
272 University of Alabama in Huntsville Huntsville, AL
278 Ferris State University Big Rapids, MI
278 SUNY Oswego Oswego, NY

General Biology by Region

View the Most Popular General Biology Bachelor's Degree Schools for a specific region near you.

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

General Biology is one of 14 different types of programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 14,004
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 9,504
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 7,844
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 6,987
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 5,671

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • 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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