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2021 Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Bachelor's Degree Schools

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Finding the Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Bachelor's Degree School for You

In 2018-2019, 162,961 biological and biomedical sciences students received their degrees and certificates, making the major the #9 most popular in the country.

There are lots of options to pick from today when trying to decide which program is right for you. You're no longer limited to schools in your local area, either, since online programs are becoming more prevalent. Or you may find the programs at a trade school to be a better alternative for you.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Course Advisor has developed this Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Bachelor's Degree Schools ranking. Our analysis looked at 463 schools in the United States to see which bachelor's degree programs offered the best educational experiences for students. To come up with a school's ranking, we analyzed numerous factors related to post-graduation wages, the quality of education offered by the school, average accumulated student debt, and more.

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2021 Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools in the United States

The colleges and universities below are the best for biological and biomedical sciences majors pursuing a bachelor's degree.

Top 25 Top Schools for a Bachelor's in Biological & Biomedical Sciences

#1

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

Our analysis found Harvard University to be the best school for biological and biomedical sciences students who want to pursue a bachelor’s degree in the United States. Located in the medium-sized city of Cambridge, Harvard is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population.

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#2

Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH

A rank of #2 on this year’s list means Dartmouth College is a great place for biological and biomedical sciences students working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in the remote town of Hanover, Dartmouth is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population.

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A rank of #3 on this year’s list means Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a great place for biological and biomedical sciences students working on their bachelor’s degree. MIT is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of Cambridge.

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#4

College of the Holy Cross

Worcester, MA

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend College of the Holy Cross. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Holy Cross is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Worcester.

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#5

Duke University

Durham, NC

A rank of #5 on this year’s list means Duke University is a great place for biological and biomedical sciences students working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in the large city of Durham, Duke is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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North Dakota State University - Main Campus landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best bachelor’s degree biological and biomedical sciences programs. North Dakota State University is a large public school located in the midsize city of Fargo.

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#7

DePauw University

Greencastle, IN

DePauw University ranked #7 on this year’s Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Located in the distant town of Greencastle, DePauw is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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University of the Pacific did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for biological and biomedical sciences students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #8 on the list. Pacific is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Stockton.

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute ranked #9 on this year’s Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. WPI is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Worcester.

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#10

Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem, NC

Wake Forest University ranked #10 on this year’s Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Located in the medium-sized city of Winston-Salem, Wake Forest University is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population.

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University of New Hampshire at Manchester ranked #11 on this year’s Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Located in the medium-sized city of Manchester, UNH Manchester is a public college with a small student population.

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#12

Grinnell College

Grinnell, IA

Grinnell College ranked #12 on this year’s Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Located in the town of Grinnell, Grinnell is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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#13

Union College New York

Schenectady, NY

Union College New York did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for biological and biomedical sciences students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #13 on the list. Located in the small city of Schenectady, Union College Schenectady is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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#14

Providence College

Providence, RI

With a ranking of #14, Providence College did quite well on this year’s best schools for biological and biomedical sciences students working on their bachelor’s degree. Providence is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Providence.

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#15

Brown University

Providence, RI

Brown University landed the #15 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best bachelor’s degree biological and biomedical sciences programs. Brown is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Providence.

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#16

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN

University of Notre Dame did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for biological and biomedical sciences students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #16 on the list. Located in the large suburb of Notre Dame, Notre Dame is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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#17

Stonehill College

Easton, MA

Stonehill College came in at #17 in this year’s edition of the Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the suburb of Easton, Stonehill is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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#18

Fairfield University

Fairfield, CT

Fairfield University landed the #18 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best bachelor’s degree biological and biomedical sciences programs. Located in the large suburb of Fairfield, Fairfield U is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population.

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#19

Swarthmore College

Swarthmore, PA

Swarthmore College came in at #19 in this year’s edition of the Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. Swarthmore is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Swarthmore.

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#20

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

Northwestern University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for biological and biomedical sciences students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #20 on the list. Northwestern U is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Evanston.

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#21

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

University of Pennsylvania came in at #21 in this year’s edition of the Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the large city of Philadelphia, UPenn is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population.

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#22

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

University of Chicago came in at #22 in this year’s edition of the Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. UChicago is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Chicago.

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#23

Wagner College

Staten Island, NY

Wagner College ranked #23 on this year’s Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Wagner is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Staten Island.

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#24

Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA

Santa Clara University ranked #24 on this year’s Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. SCU is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Santa Clara.

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#25

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

Cornell University came in at #25 in this year’s edition of the Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the small city of Ithaca, Cornell is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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Rest of the Top Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Bachelor's Degree Schools

#26

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA
#28

Georgetown University

Washington, DC
#29

Lafayette College

Easton, PA
#32

Tufts University

Medford, MA
#34

Northeastern University

Boston, MA
#37

University of Delaware

Newark, DE
#38

Vassar College

Poughkeepsie, NY
#40

Yale University

New Haven, CT
#41

Wellesley College

Wellesley, MA
#42

Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI
#43

Bucknell University

Lewisburg, PA
#44

Saint Cloud State University

Saint Cloud, MN
#45

Assumption University

Worcester, MA
#46

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN
#49

University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, ND

Remaining Award Winners

This section represents the rest of the colleges awarded a Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Bachelor's Degree Schools badge. Showing in this list means the school was ranked in the top 15% of the 463 different United States biological and biomedical sciences schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
51 Quinnipiac University Hamden, CT
52 Denison University Granville, OH
53 Salem State University Salem, MA
54 Ohio University - Main Campus Athens, OH
55 College of Saint Benedict Saint Joseph, MN
56 Ithaca College Ithaca, NY
57 University of Southern Indiana Evansville, IN
58 Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network Boston, MA
59 SUNY Cortland Cortland, NY
60 Concordia College at Moorhead Moorhead, MN
61 Drake University Des Moines, IA
62 Elon University Elon, NC
63 Brandeis University Waltham, MA
64 Colgate University Hamilton, NY
65 Boston University Boston, MA
66 North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC
67 Carroll University Waukesha, WI
68 Mount Holyoke College South Hadley, MA
69 University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst, MA

Additional Noteworthy Schools

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

Rank College Location
70 University of Kansas Lawrence, KS
71 University of California - Berkeley Berkeley, CA
72 Saint Norbert College De Pere, WI
73 Wartburg College Waverly, IA
74 Augusta University Augusta, GA
75 University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Eau Claire, WI
76 Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD
76 Saint Vincent College Latrobe, PA
78 Minnesota State University - Mankato Mankato, MN
79 University of Iowa Iowa City, IA
80 Saint Michael’s College Colchester, VT
81 Ursinus College Collegeville, PA
82 California State University - East Bay Hayward, CA
83 Duquesne University Pittsburgh, PA
84 Central College Pella, IA
85 University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh Oshkosh, WI
86 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo, CA
87 Augustana College Rock Island, IL
88 Iowa State University Ames, IA
89 Fitchburg State University Fitchburg, MA
90 University of Rochester Rochester, NY
91 University of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls, IA
92 Worcester State University Worcester, MA

Biological & Biomedical Sciences by Region

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Region
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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 98,638
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
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 4,469
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) 3,646
Biotechnology 3,591
Zoology 2,974
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 2,404
Genetics 1,326
Pharmacology & Toxicology 1,148
Botany/Plant Biology 684
Molecular Medicine 71

Majors Similar to Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer & Information Sciences 220,337
Engineering 200,684
Engineering Technologies 92,549
Physical Sciences 53,556
Mathematics & Statistics 49,748

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).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Kelly White.

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