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Top 10 US Universities for Biological Studies in 2014

In USA, Biologists have one of the highest average salaries of any occupation, from $65,100 up to $210,000 annually. A degree in biology can be costly, but once your education is completed you are well compensated in professional life.

America has no short of institutions offering degrees in Biochemistry, Life Sciences, Cell Physiology, Physiology, Pharmacology, Genetics, and other sub-divisions of Biology. These programs range from undergraduate to advanced degrees including Ph.D. and MBBS. The ranking of biological colleges in USA varies from one source to another. That said, several institutions typically appear in the top ten lists years after years, so their quality of curriculum and research is assumable.

Here are the top 10 best universities in USA for biological studies:

1. Harvard University

Established in 1636, Harvard University is located in Cambridge, outside of Boston. Programs offered here are undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate in cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, proteomics, computational biology, pharmacology and structural biology. The admission rate is roughly 320 students per year in the “Department of Biological Sciences”.

2. Stanford University

Stanford University was founded in 1885. The Department of Biology is situated about 34 miles from San Francisco. Programs include graduate and master’s degrees in molecular biology, cell biology, developmental biology, genetics, plant biology, and marine biology. Admission rate is roughly 120 students each year.

3. Princeton University

Founded in 1746, Princeton University is one of the most outstanding private universities in the USA for students perusing a degree in Biology. The Department of Molecular Biology at Princeton University offers dozens of research programs in areas like biochemistry, biophysics, cancer, cell biology, computational biology, evolution, genetics, neuroscience and structural biology.

4. University of California

The University of California is an excellent public sector university, situated in San Diego. Its School of Biological Sciences has been open since 1960. Programs include graduate and doctorate degrees in disciplines like cell biology, developmental biology, genetics, zoology, and botany. Also a contiguous MS program in Physiology is offered in collaboration with San Diego State University. Admission rate is roughly 230 students each year.

5. Rockefeller University

The Rockefeller University was founded in 1901 by John D. Rockefeller. It is situated in New York City, and was the first institute to focus on biomedical research programs. The Ph.D. students are allowed to select a combination of classes across eight major areas, including biochemistry, computational biology, cell biology, and mathematical biology. Admission rate is roughly 322 students each year.

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6. University of Chicago

Founded in 1892, the University of Chicago is located in the Hyde Park, Chicago. Its School of Biology is typically ranked number 5 on most lists. Programs offered are bachelors and master’s degrees in biomedical sciences, Darwinian sciences, molecular studies, and neurosciences. Admission rate is roughly 410 students annually.

7. Washington University

Founded in 1853, Washington University in St. Louis is ranked 54 by QC. Its Division of Biology offers 13 graduate level academic programs in systems biology, embryology, stem cell biology, molecular biology, zoology, and botany. Admission rate is around 160 students each year.

8. Cornell University

Cornell University’s School of Biology was established in 1865 in Ithaca, New York. The courses offered here are undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate degrees in biochemistry, molecular and cell biology, physiology, and pharmacology. The university has highest average GPA for admission in the top ten universities. Admission rate is roughly 160 students per year.

9. Duke University

Duke University is one of the leading private sector universities of America. It was established in 1838 in Durham, N.C. The university offers undergraduate, and graduate degrees in evolution, molecular biology, dentistry, health sciences, biophysics, and cell biology. Admission rate is roughly 510 students annually.

10. Yale University

Founded in 1701, Yale University is one of the oldest universities of USA. It combines its programs with specializations in microbiology, neuroscience, biochemistry, biophysics and structural biology. The admission rate is around 192 students annually.

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Most of American universities cost $32,400 to $43,120 per year in tuition and fees. But attending any of these institutes as a Biology student guarantees to provide the training you require to thrive as an expert. And if you manage to secure one of the lucrative positions previously mentioned then you should be more than able to pay back any student loans that may be required.



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9. Duke University (Photo Credit)

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