Each year I have at least one student who is convinced she (why is it always a she?) wants to major in Marine Biology and will only apply to colleges and universities with nationally-ranked programs in the field.
The link below is a list of colleges and universities that have programs designed to train college students in marine biology. Key take-away for me from reading this resource: as I tell my students, you usually don’t need to find a college with a undergraduate marine biology major to prepare yourself for a career in marine biology. Read more: College Marine Biology Programs.