100 Best colleges for Biology in California, US

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EduRank

Below is a list of best universities in California ranked based on their research performance in Biology. A graph of 106M citations received by 2.57M academic papers made by 124 universities in California was used to calculate publications' ratings, which then were adjusted for release dates and added to final scores.

We don't distinguish between undergraduate and graduate programs nor do we adjust for current majors offered. You can find information about granted degrees on a university page but always double-check with the university website.

1. Stanford University

For Biology

Acceptance Rate
4%
Average SAT
1520
Average ACT
35
Net Price
$14,402

2. University of California - San Francisco

For Biology

Acceptance Rate
18%
Enrollment
3,165
Male:Female
35:65
Founded
1864

3. University of California - Los Angeles

For Biology

Acceptance Rate
11%
Receiving Aid
56%
Average Aid
$17,592
Enrollment
46,116

4. University of California-San Diego

For Biology

Acceptance Rate
34%
Receiving Aid
54%
Average Aid
$18,083
Enrollment
41,885

5. University of California - Berkeley

For Biology

Acceptance Rate
14%
Receiving Aid
61%
Average Aid
$21,406
Enrollment
45,036

6. University of California - Davis

For Biology

Acceptance Rate
49%
Receiving Aid
65%
Average Aid
$17,628
Enrollment
40,050

7. University of Southern California

For Biology

Acceptance Rate
13%
Average SAT
1475
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$26,021

8. University of California - Irvine

For Biology

Acceptance Rate
29%
Receiving Aid
79%
Average Aid
$16,868
Enrollment
36,505

9. California Institute of Technology

For Biology

Acceptance Rate
4%
Net Price
$30,162
Receiving Aid
67%
Average Aid
$47,556

10. University of California - Santa Barbara

For Biology

Acceptance Rate
29%
Receiving Aid
58%
Average Aid
$18,107
Enrollment
26,124

11. University of California - Riverside

For Biology

Acceptance Rate
65%
Receiving Aid
82%
Average Aid
$18,676
Enrollment
26,847

12. University of California - Santa Cruz

For Biology

Acceptance Rate
59%
Receiving Aid
63%
Average Aid
$19,199
Enrollment
19,841

14. San Diego State University

For Biology

Acceptance Rate
38%
Receiving Aid
58%
Average Aid
$9,026
Enrollment
36,484

15. Loma Linda University

For Biology

Enrollment
4,390
Male:Female
33:67
Founded
1905

16. Irell & Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences at City of Hope

For Biology

Acceptance Rate
14%
Enrollment
95
Male:Female
37:63
Founded
1994

17. San Francisco State University

For Biology

Acceptance Rate
93%
Receiving Aid
77%
Average Aid
$9,586
Enrollment
26,899

18. San Jose State University

For Biology

Acceptance Rate
84%
Receiving Aid
69%
Average Aid
$9,184
Enrollment
37,133

19. California State University - Long Beach

For Biology

Acceptance Rate
47%
Receiving Aid
80%
Average Aid
$9,433
Enrollment
40,190

20. California State University - Fullerton

For Biology

Acceptance Rate
59%
Receiving Aid
79%
Average Aid
$9,215
Enrollment
40,738

21. University of California - Merced

For Biology

Acceptance Rate
87%
Receiving Aid
93%
Average Aid
$21,623
Enrollment
9,093

22. Palo Alto University

For Biology

Acceptance Rate
12%
Enrollment
1,149
Male:Female
17:83
Founded
1975

23. West Los Angeles College

For Biology

Acceptance Rate
100%
Receiving Aid
59%
Average Aid
$6,319
Enrollment
9,481

24. California State University - Los Angeles

For Biology

Acceptance Rate
91%
Receiving Aid
92%
Average Aid
$10,909
Enrollment
27,513

25. Humboldt State University

For Biology

Acceptance Rate
91%
Receiving Aid
81%
Average Aid
$9,716
Enrollment
5,908

26. California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

For Biology

Acceptance Rate
33%
Receiving Aid
65%
Average Aid
$5,988
Enrollment
22,231

27. California State University - Northridge

For Biology

Acceptance Rate
88%
Receiving Aid
85%
Average Aid
$10,882
Enrollment
40,108

28. Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science

For Biology

Acceptance Rate
63%
Net Price
$26,470
Receiving Aid
93%
Average Aid
$10,193

29. Western University of Health Sciences

For Biology

Acceptance Rate
8%
Enrollment
3,788
Male:Female
36:64
Founded
1977

30. University of the Pacific

For Biology

Acceptance Rate
79%
Average SAT
1250
Average ACT
28
Net Price
$21,311

31. Santa Clara University

For Biology

Acceptance Rate
54%
Average SAT
1410
Average ACT
32
Net Price
$48,469

32. Naval Postgraduate School

For Biology

Acceptance Rate
23%
Enrollment
2,787
Male:Female
79:21
Founded
1909

33. California State University - Fresno

For Biology

Acceptance Rate
97%
Receiving Aid
85%
Average Aid
$10,314
Enrollment
25,047

34. Pomona College

For Biology

Acceptance Rate
7%
Average SAT
1520
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$17,000

35. University of San Francisco

For Biology

Acceptance Rate
71%
Average SAT
1290
Average ACT
29
Net Price
$39,825

36. Chapman University

For Biology

Acceptance Rate
60%
Average SAT
1310
Average ACT
29
Net Price
$40,451

37. University of San Diego

For Biology

Acceptance Rate
53%
Net Price
$34,155
Receiving Aid
84%
Average Aid
$34,413

38. California State Polytechnic University - Pomona

For Biology

Acceptance Rate
61%
Receiving Aid
80%
Average Aid
$9,025
Enrollment
29,456

39. California State University - Sacramento

For Biology

Acceptance Rate
94%
Receiving Aid
83%
Average Aid
$9,769
Enrollment
32,498

40. Loyola Marymount University

For Biology

Acceptance Rate
46%
Average SAT
1335
Average ACT
30
Net Price
$40,180

41. Claremont Graduate University

For Biology

Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
1,953
Male:Female
40:60
Founded
1925

42. California State University - San Bernardino

For Biology

Acceptance Rate
91%
Receiving Aid
89%
Average Aid
$10,157
Enrollment
19,514

43. California State University - Chico

For Biology

Acceptance Rate
85%
Receiving Aid
71%
Average Aid
$8,691
Enrollment
15,702

44. Occidental College

For Biology

Acceptance Rate
38%
Average SAT
1415
Average ACT
32
Net Price
$43,047

45. California State University - San Marcos

For Biology

Acceptance Rate
93%
Receiving Aid
77%
Average Aid
$9,298
Enrollment
16,255

46. Sonoma State University

For Biology

Acceptance Rate
94%
Receiving Aid
73%
Average Aid
$8,547
Enrollment
7,371

47. Pepperdine University

For Biology

Acceptance Rate
53%
Average SAT
1350
Average ACT
28
Net Price
$40,945

48. Golden Gate University - San Francisco

For Biology

Acceptance Rate
83%
Enrollment
2,425
Male:Female
55:45
Founded
1901

50. Harvey Mudd College

For Biology

Acceptance Rate
10%
Average SAT
1520
Average ACT
35
Net Price
$33,838

51. Alliant International University - San Diego

For Biology

Acceptance Rate
100%
Net Price
$25,481
Receiving Aid
33%
Average Aid
$9,411

52. Keck Graduate Institute

For Biology

Acceptance Rate
66%
Enrollment
573
Male:Female
35:65
Founded
1997

53. Touro University California

For Biology

Acceptance Rate
49%
Enrollment
1,248
Male:Female
39:61
Founded
1997

54. University of the West

For Biology

Acceptance Rate
100%
Net Price
$13,225
Receiving Aid
67%
Average Aid
$5,975

55. California State University - Monterey Bay

For Biology

Acceptance Rate
93%
Receiving Aid
75%
Average Aid
$9,097
Enrollment
7,503

56. Claremont McKenna College

For Biology

Acceptance Rate
11%
Average SAT
1475
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$21,663

57. California State University - Bakersfield

For Biology

Acceptance Rate
85%
Receiving Aid
90%
Average Aid
$10,725
Enrollment
10,972

58. California State University - East Bay

For Biology

Acceptance Rate
82%
Receiving Aid
92%
Average Aid
$8,540
Enrollment
15,189

60. California State University - Dominguez Hills

For Biology

Acceptance Rate
90%
Receiving Aid
90%
Average Aid
$10,180
Enrollment
17,837

61. California State University Maritime Academy

For Biology

Acceptance Rate
82%
Receiving Aid
74%
Average Aid
$7,663
Enrollment
925

62. Whittier College

For Biology

Acceptance Rate
82%
Average SAT
1230
Average ACT
26
Net Price
$22,091

63. Fielding Graduate University

For Biology

Enrollment
1,146
Male:Female
22:78
Founded
1974

64. California State University - Stanislaus

For Biology

Acceptance Rate
95%
Receiving Aid
88%
Average Aid
$9,785
Enrollment
10,481

65. Scripps College

For Biology

Acceptance Rate
30%
Average SAT
1450
Average ACT
33
Net Price
$44,770

66. Azusa Pacific University

For Biology

Acceptance Rate
94%
Average SAT
1116
Average ACT
22
Net Price
$27,112

67. Fuller Theological Seminary

For Biology

Enrollment
2,191
Male:Female
52:48

68. University of Redlands

For Biology

Acceptance Rate
83%
Average SAT
1195
Average ACT
29
Net Price
$21,578

69. Saybrook University

For Biology

Enrollment
915
Male:Female
18:82
Founded
1971

70. Marshall B Ketchum University

For Biology

Acceptance Rate
77%
Enrollment
729
Male:Female
30:70
Founded
1904

71. Mills College

For Biology

Acceptance Rate
80%
Average SAT
1396
Average ACT
31
Net Price
$25,283

72. United States University

For Biology

Acceptance Rate
100%
Net Price
$13,529
Receiving Aid
75%
Average Aid
$3,125

73. Pitzer College

For Biology

Acceptance Rate
18%
Net Price
$19,153
Receiving Aid
48%
Average Aid
$39,399

74. Dominican University of California

For Biology

Acceptance Rate
93%
Average SAT
1169
Average ACT
23
Net Price
$45,001

75. Saint Mary's College of California

For Biology

Acceptance Rate
70%
Net Price
$25,022
Receiving Aid
100%
Average Aid
$37,096

76. Soka University of America

For Biology

Acceptance Rate
52%
Average SAT
1303
Average ACT
26
Net Price
$10,586

77. Ashford University

For Biology

Acceptance Rate
100%
Net Price
$23,585
Receiving Aid
95%
Average Aid
$4,803

78. Point Loma Nazarene University

For Biology

Acceptance Rate
84%
Average SAT
1260
Average ACT
26
Net Price
$34,851

79. La Sierra University

For Biology

Acceptance Rate
66%
Average SAT
1010
Average ACT
23
Net Price
$25,230

80. California State University - Channel Islands

For Biology

Acceptance Rate
93%
Receiving Aid
82%
Average Aid
$9,261
Enrollment
6,966

81. Antioch University

For Biology

#1002 in North America
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
815
Male:Female
26:74

82. University of La Verne

For Biology

#1014 in North America
Acceptance Rate
72%
Average SAT
1020
Average ACT
21
Net Price
$22,538

83. Simpson University

For Biology

#1023 in North America
Acceptance Rate
67%
Net Price
$25,311
Receiving Aid
99%
Average Aid
$23,390

84. Biola University

For Biology

#1038 in North America
Acceptance Rate
61%
Average SAT
1226
Average ACT
26
Net Price
$29,123

85. Samuel Merritt University

For Biology

#1057 in North America
Acceptance Rate
56%
Enrollment
2,048
Male:Female
24:76
Founded
1909

86. Westmont College

For Biology

#1060 in North America
Acceptance Rate
79%
Average SAT
1310
Average ACT
29
Net Price
$33,554

87. Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Los Angeles

For Biology

#1072 in North America
Acceptance Rate
37%
Net Price
$33,638
Receiving Aid
100%
Average Aid
$2,389

88. California Lutheran University

For Biology

#1080 in North America
Acceptance Rate
82%
Average SAT
1190
Average ACT
26
Net Price
$24,065

89. Pardee RAND Graduate School

For Biology

#1084 in North America
Acceptance Rate
38%
Enrollment
132
Male:Female
54:46
Founded
1970

90. California Institute of Integral Studies

For Biology

#1093 in North America
Acceptance Rate
90%
Enrollment
1,833
Male:Female
21:79
Founded
1968

91. Wright Institute

For Biology

#1117 in North America
Enrollment
517
Male:Female
21:79
Founded
1969

92. California Baptist University

For Biology

#1118 in North America
Acceptance Rate
64%
Net Price
$23,494
Receiving Aid
100%
Average Aid
$23,083

93. Southern California University of Health Sciences

For Biology

#1126 in North America
Acceptance Rate
100%
Net Price
$17,273
Receiving Aid
50%
Average Aid
$2,117

94. Bethesda University

For Biology

#1159 in North America
Acceptance Rate
100%
Net Price
$18,489
Receiving Aid
73%
Average Aid
$4,297

95. California Western School of Law

For Biology

#1176 in North America
Acceptance Rate
60%
Enrollment
758
Male:Female
41:59
Founded
1924

96. Cypress College

For Biology

#1181 in North America
Acceptance Rate
100%
Receiving Aid
87%
Average Aid
$5,996
Enrollment
13,406

97. Vanguard University of Southern California

For Biology

#1261 in North America
Acceptance Rate
69%
Average SAT
1090
Average ACT
22
Net Price
$20,427

98. Bakersfield College

For Biology

#1285 in North America
Acceptance Rate
100%
Receiving Aid
85%
Average Aid
$6,799
Enrollment
24,479

99. Platt College - San Diego

For Biology

#1295 in North America
Acceptance Rate
100%
Net Price
$28,936
Receiving Aid
53%
Average Aid
$8,361

100. Master's University and Seminary

For Biology

#1298 in North America
Acceptance Rate
67%
Net Price
$30,748
Receiving Aid
59%
Average Aid
$12,713

Closest to California states to learn Biology

State
Universities
Unis
Best university country rank
Best uni United States Flag rank
Nevada 8 143
Oregon 18 60
Utah 11 34
Arizona 9 36
Idaho 7 157
Washington 31 4
Colorado 19 63
New Mexico 9 93
Montana 9 137
Nebraska 14 94
South Dakota 8 205
Kansas 15 100
Texas 76 21
Oklahoma 19 125
North Dakota 8 132
Minnesota 28 17
Iowa 29 41
Missouri 34 16
Arkansas 17 116
Louisiana 24 89
Wisconsin 31 13
Illinois 68 25
Mississippi 14 150
Indiana 31 50
Michigan 32 3
Tennessee 31 43
Alabama 25 44
Kentucky 26 58
Ohio 58 24
Georgia 46 30
West Virginia 20 122
South Carolina 26 92
North Carolina 43 19
Virginia 43 48
Alaska 4 191
Pennsylvania 99 8
Florida 57 22
District of Columbia 9 109
Maryland 27 6
New York 130 12
Delaware 3 103
New Jersey 26 35
Vermont 11 110
Hawaii 7 124
Connecticut 20 7
Massachusetts 69 1
New Hampshire 12 97
Rhode Island 9 67
Maine 15 176
Puerto Rico 15 308