The Johns Hopkins Department of Biomedical Engineering has been named the nation’s best BME undergraduate program by U.S. News and World Report, the longest-running and most widely cited assessment of U.S. colleges and universities. The department’s graduate program also ranked No. 1 this spring for best graduate programs in biomedical engineering.
The home of the nation’s first program in biomedical engineering, Johns Hopkins has set the bar for BME education and research for more than half a century, and continues to train future leaders through a curriculum that balances classroom instruction and hands-on research experiences. Beginning on the first day of their first year and continuing until graduation, students are challenged to solve real-world problems through project-based learning, research experiences, design opportunities, and clinical exposure. They work closely with faculty and actively contribute to the department’s mission of scientific discovery, innovation, and research that improves human health on a global scale.
Johns Hopkins University rose to No. 7 among national universities, up from No. 9, and the university’s overall engineering program ranked No. 13. Key factors in this year’s overall rankings included small class sizes, student excellence (the academic performance of incoming students), and high graduation rates for Pell-eligible students and students overall.
The university has been a top 20 institution since the U.S. News rankings began in the 1980s and was ranked 15th as recently as 2009. It has now ranked in the top 10 for each of the past five years, reaching its highest level this year.
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