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2021 Best Genetics Schools

67 Colleges
$31,167 Avg Salary
$22,619 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Genetics School for You

In 2018-2019, 1,326 people earned a degree or certificate in genetics, making the major the #236 most popular in the United States.

There are lots of options to pick from today when trying to decide which program is right 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 help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Course Advisor has developed this Best Genetics Schools ranking. Our analysis looked at 67 schools in the United States to see which programs offered the best educational experiences for students.

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2021 Best Genetics Schools in the United States

The colleges and universities below are the best for genetics majors pursuing a .

Top 10 Best Genetics Schools

#1

Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH

Our 2021 rankings named Dartmouth College the best school in the United States for genetics students. Located in the remote town of Hanover, Dartmouth is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population.

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#2

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

The excellent programs at Harvard University helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best genetics schools in the United States. Located in the midsize city of Cambridge, Harvard is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population.

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#3

Duke University

Durham, NC

A rank of #3 on this year’s list means Duke University is a great place for genetics students. Located in the city of Durham, Duke is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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A rank of #4 on this year’s list means University of Wisconsin - Madison is a great place for genetics students. Located in the city of Madison, Wisconsin is a public college with a very large student population.

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#5

Stanford University

Stanford, CA

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Stanford University. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Genetics Schools list. Stanford is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Stanford.

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North Dakota State University - Main Campus did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for genetics students. It came in at #6 on the list. North Dakota State University is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of Fargo.

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#7

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

University of Chicago ranked #7 on this year’s Best Genetics Schools list. UChicago is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Chicago.

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#8

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

Johns Hopkins University came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Best Genetics Schools ranking. Johns Hopkins is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Baltimore.

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#9

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

With a ranking of #9, Cornell University did quite well on this year’s best schools for genetics students. Located in the small city of Ithaca, Cornell is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population.

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#10

Yale University

New Haven, CT

Yale University ranked #10 on this year’s Best Genetics Schools list. Located in the midsize city of New Haven, Yale is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional great schools for Genetics students that almost earned our Best Genetics Schools award.

Rank College Location
11 Columbia University in the City of New York New York, NY
12 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC
13 Purdue University - Main Campus West Lafayette, IN

Genetics by Region

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

Genetics is one of 14 different types of programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
General Biology 98,638
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 14,004
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 9,504
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 7,844
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 6,987

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • 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).
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