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September 30, 2010

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Biology/Integrated Biology/Integrated Biomedical Sciences (not elsewhere classified)

The National Research Council assessed programs according to 21 different criteria. Here are the NRC's five major ratings summarizing those criteria. For a detailed explanation, see our FAQ.

S-Rank: Programs are ranked highly if they are strong in the criteria that scholars say are most important.
Research: Derived from faculty publications, citation rates, grants, and awards.
Students: Derived from students' completion rates, financial aid, and other criteria.
Diversity: Reflects gender balance, ethnic diversity, and the proportion of international students.
R-Rank: Programs are ranked highly if they have similar features to programs viewed by faculty as top-notch.
Institution, program S-Rank High S-Rank Low Research High Research Low Students High Students Low Diversity High Diversity Low R-Rank High R-Rank Low
Auburn U.
Biological Sciences
60 103 54 104 24 75 26 85 90 113
Auburn U.
Biomedical Sciences
67 111 59 112 22 103 22 71 106 117
Baylor College of Medicine
Cardiovascular Sciences
10 29 9 36 32 90 109 118 20 32
Baylor U.
Biomedical Studies
87 112 63 104 83 117 77 109 71 97
Bingham-
tonton U. (SUNY)

Biochemistry, Cell Biology & Molecular Biology
47 92 44 104 4 26 52 105 70 97
Boston College
Biology/Integrated Biology/Integrated Biomedical Sciences
65 106 48 101 54 102 31 84 56 82
Boston U.
Biology
58 103 38 93 66 107 40 91 32 67
Brigham Young U.
Physiology and Developmental Biology
19 65 33 94 1 92 92 117 54 94
California Institute of Technology
Biology
1 5 1 3 27 80 56 101 1 8
City U. of New York Graduate Center
Biology
55 100 41 99 106 117 3 10 30 63
Clark U.
Biology
71 110 61 112 12 76 72 104 96 115
Clemson U.
Biological Sciences
92 115 75 113 53 110 28 85 95 114
Cleveland State U.
Regulatory Biology
61 104 59 106 17 88 12 25 83 107
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Doctoral Program in the Biological Sciences
3 17 6 28 2 16 71 105 12 24
Columbia U.
Biological Sciences
11 32 5 29 97 117 39 87 12 23
Columbia U.
Integrated Program In Cellular, Molecular and Biophysical Studies
4 21 2 13 98 119 86 110 5 17
Dartmouth College
Molecular & Cellular Biology
17 46 14 51 11 53 94 113 12 25
Drexel U.
Biological Sciences
55 106 35 100 90 117 3 13 95 116
Duke U.
Biology
11 30 12 43 17 72 37 93 9 20
Florida Institute of Technology
Biological Sciences
60 105 58 112 3 24 119 119 51 88
Florida Inter-
national U.

Biology
44 89 38 98 39 101 19 53 35 67
Florida State U.
Biological Sciences
78 113 52 102 74 115 59 101 59 91
Fordham U.
Biological Sciences
95 116 72 112 101 118 33 94 89 113
Georgetown U.
Biology
54 98 80 114 60 115 3 14 74 103
Georgia Institute of Technology
Biology
19 53 13 51 40 96 32 86 40 73
Howard U.
Biology
77 107 99 117 85 112 1 1 80 104
Illinois Institute of Technology
Biology
50 92 19 55 91 115 34 88 75 104
Indiana U.-Purdue U. Indianapolis
Biology
54 111 41 99 6 115 18 56 90 113
Iowa State U.
Biomedical Sciences
59 104 42 94 74 116 27 83 68 97
Johns Hopkins U.
Biology
8 24 12 44 8 40 22 59 9 21
Kansas State U.
Biology
26 63 31 89 6 43 47 95 37 70
Loma Linda U.
Biology
115 120 110 119 107 120 120 120 89 120
Louisiana State U. at Baton Rouge
Biological Sciences
40 88 30 91 51 97 40 94 29 62
Louisiana State U. at Baton Rouge
Veterinary Medical Science
48 92 38 89 24 83 37 89 54 82
Marquette U.
Biological Sciences
88 115 56 107 80 112 3 14 95 115
Michigan Technological U.
Biological Sciences
96 115 113 119 16 64 29 89 95 115
Mississippi State U.
Biological Sciences
67 112 46 102 50 115 3 14 111 118
Mississippi State U.
Veterinary Medical Science
56 105 67 112 23 106 31 90 95 115
Montana State U. at Bozeman
Biology
97 114 65 98 97 120 107 118 77 103
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences
15 41 11 48 85 113 26 71 5 16
New York Medical College
Integrated Ph.D. Program in Basic Medical Sciences
38 79 22 66 77 110 18 50 35 66
North Carolina State U.
Comparative Biomedical Sciences
33 76 28 81 34 87 21 55 31 67
North-
eastern U.

Biology
56 94 62 104 17 83 22 64 48 77
Northern Illinois U.
Biology
113 118 116 119 51 98 42 96 102 115
North-
western U.

Interdepartmental Biological and Life Sciences Program
12 32 12 44 25 79 26 76 3 12
Ohio State U. Main Campus
Integrated Biomedical Science Graduate Program
32 71 27 77 8 52 55 103 33 64
Ohio State U. Main Campus
Veterinary Biosciences
17 46 13 51 10 62 15 36 24 46
Ohio State U. Main Campus
Veterinary Preventative Medicine
24 62 19 62 7 60 13 33 33 67
Oklahoma State U. Main Campus
Biomedical Sciences
116 119 114 119 39 94 50 99 117 120
Oklahoma State U. Main Campus
Veterinary Biomedical Sciences
39 77 57 105 4 30 13 25 68 97
Pennsyl-
vania State U.

Biology
3 16 4 18 13 73 25 69 10 21
Pennsyl-
vania State U.

Pathobiology
15 41 19 71 2 27 21 57 27 58
Princeton U.
Molecular Biology
1 12 2 12 23 77 48 99 3 9
Rockefeller U.
The David Rockefeller Graduate Program
3 16 1 13 22 75 57 100 1 8
Seton Hall U.
Health Sciences
119 120 120 120 116 120 3 16 118 120
Stanford U.
Biological Sciences
7 22 7 31 16 65 53 102 3 10
State U. of New York at Albany
Biology
88 111 89 114 84 113 42 91 72 94
State U. of New York at Albany
Biomedical Science
42 92 23 70 48 100 4 17 51 89
Texas Tech U.
Biology
51 95 53 103 14 67 48 93 48 79
Tufts U.
Biology
55 94 73 110 61 102 14 39 52 81
Tulane U.
Biomedical Sciences
19 46 12 54 13 54 18 44 17 26
U. at Buffalo (SUNY)
Biological Sciences
37 81 27 84 35 87 67 109 31 63
U. of Alabama at Birmingham
Biology
41 84 40 95 10 72 37 89 43 75
U. of Arkansas Main Campus
Biological Sciences
80 114 59 111 15 70 100 116 90 113
U. of Arkansas Main Campus
Health Science
107 117 111 119 8 60 97 118 106 116
U. of California at San Diego
Biological Sciences
2 12 3 16 44 94 72 107 1 4
U. of California at San Diego
Biomedical Sciences
1 13 1 10 35 89 64 107 1 5
U. of California at San Francisco
Biomedical Sciences
2 15 3 22 3 19 22 68 6 16
U. of California at San Francisco
Oral and Craniofacial Sciences
22 62 18 64 41 105 64 108 25 50
U. of Central Florida
Biomolecular Sciences
37 88 17 61 76 115 61 102 57 91
U. of Cincinnati Main Campus
Biological Sciences
99 116 91 114 70 115 65 103 93 112
U. of Dayton
Biology
83 113 67 106 9 85 25 88 83 112
U. of Delaware
Biological Sciences
20 52 20 67 20 76 5 17 36 69
U. of Illinois at Chicago
Biological Sciences
44 88 52 103 46 101 15 38 27 61
U. of Iowa
Biological Sciences
42 84 48 99 45 97 30 85 42 72
U. of Kentucky
Biology
37 73 67 105 6 42 62 104 30 60
U. of Maryland at College Park
Biology
33 72 23 67 50 101 49 92 28 53
U. of Maryland-
Baltimore County

Biological Sciences
59 103 59 110 68 114 3 13 67 95
U. of Massachu-
setts at Amherst

Animal Biotechnology and Biomedical Sciences
21 51 24 73 27 77 3 13 32 69
U. of Massachu-
setts at Worcester

Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs
14 38 9 42 4 31 20 59 25 52
U. of Miami
Biology
68 109 57 109 53 105 35 93 59 89
U. of Mississippi
Biological Sciences
57 100 82 114 1 14 106 117 64 93
U. of Missouri at Columbia
Biological Sciences
38 80 36 91 8 53 44 92 33 61
U. of New Mexico Main Campus
Biomedical Sciences
16 47 16 60 20 76 5 17 24 51
U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Biology
18 48 14 51 39 92 57 103 17 30
U. of North Texas
Biology
95 116 86 116 50 113 42 99 82 108
U. of North Texas Health Science Center
Biomedical Sciences
56 105 26 83 46 117 2 3 82 108
U. of Notre Dame
Biological Sciences
26 63 20 70 19 67 53 100 22 46
U. of Oklahoma Norman Campus
Zoology
42 87 57 108 5 59 98 115 51 80
U. of Oregon
Biology
17 46 11 44 19 75 96 115 18 30
U. of Pennsyl-
vania

Biology-School of Arts and Sciences
20 56 18 64 26 79 3 15 29 67
U. of Pittsburgh Main Campus
Biological Sciences
55 96 47 97 41 97 29 83 41 68
U. of Rhode Island
Biological Sciences
82 111 99 116 38 98 34 82 72 98
U. of Rochester
Biology
27 63 24 76 40 103 26 73 28 58
U. of South Carolina at Columbia
Biological Sciences
28 68 20 63 10 54 40 91 30 62
U. of South Carolina at Columbia
Biomedical Sciences
54 103 50 102 1 6 13 29 85 114
U. of South Florida
Biology
56 97 67 110 6 34 69 107 43 72
U. of South Florida
Medical Sciences
28 66 27 77 11 50 30 85 27 52
U. of Southern Mississippi
Biological Sciences
63 110 64 114 8 42 105 117 77 108
U. of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and U. of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences
7 24 5 26 33 82 14 31 11 23
U. of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Integrative Biology
4 21 3 23 18 81 25 69 12 24
U. of Toledo
Molecular Basis of Disease
31 72 35 99 14 67 28 70 50 84
U. of Utah
Biology
38 85 22 72 29 92 99 116 30 62
U. of Vermont
Biology
50 104 33 101 70 110 25 72 69 99
U. of Virginia
Biology
30 73 28 79 49 104 18 58 30 61
U. of Washing-
ton

Botany
25 58 29 80 30 92 18 51 28 54
U. of Washing-
ton

Molecular and Cellular Biology
7 23 7 35 35 88 47 102 6 17
U. of Washing-
ton

Zoology
25 58 31 82 37 91 35 85 22 35
U. of Wisconsin at Madison
Comparative Biomedical Sciences
14 41 17 67 22 81 92 111 25 53
Utah State U.
Biology (SCI)
27 75 44 109 63 110 51 99 60 98
Utah State U.
Range Science (NR)
94 118 59 111 43 114 113 118 114 120
Utah State U.
Wildlife Biology (NR)
45 102 37 103 2 64 66 109 90 115
Vanderbilt U.
Biological Sciences
29 66 24 73 27 84 78 109 30 61
Virginia Tech
Biological Sciences -
41 82 51 102 15 64 109 118 51 81
Wake Forest U.
Biology
73 109 73 111 24 102 31 85 71 95
Wayne State U.
Biological Sciences
75 105 84 113 80 111 21 66 70 94
Western Michigan U.
Biological Sciences
105 118 83 113 114 120 23 70 88 112
Wright State U. Main Campus
Biomedical Sciences
67 104 58 105 26 78 32 86 71 99
Yale U.
Investigative Medicine
1 10 2 19 1 4 82 110 11 23
Yale U.
Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology
2 15 4 23 50 98 32 89 7 17
Methodology: This interactive tool is based on rankings developed by the NRC. For a complete explanation of the methods the research council used, go to its site; registration may be required.