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Hopkins BME undergraduate program ranked No. 1 by ‘U.S. News’ once again

September 14, 2020

The Johns Hopkins Department of Biomedical Engineering has again been recognized as the nation’s top undergraduate program in BME by U.S. News and World Report, the longest-running and most widely cited assessment of U.S. colleges and universities. Earlier this year, the department also earned the No. 1 ranking for graduate programs in biomedical engineering.

The department’s recently redesigned, interdisciplinary BME 2.0 curriculum provides students with solid footing in the quantitative and life sciences, including physics, mathematics, programming, computer science, biology, and data science. Working alongside leading Johns Hopkins physicians and scientists, all BME students are engaged in solving real-world problems  related to one of seven modern BME disciplines through project-based courses, research, and design projects. This specialized expertise, combined with a broad interdisciplinary foundation, prepares students for success in diverse career paths or further studies in graduate or medical school.

“Our number one ranking is a testament to our pioneering, nurturing faculty and to our innovative biomedical engineering students as we work together to engineer the future of medicine,” said Jordan Green, professor of biomedical engineering and director of the department’s undergraduate program.

Johns Hopkins University moved up to No. 9 in the National Universities category, a broad assessment of more than 400 U.S. colleges and universities for 2021. JHU shares the No. 9 spot with Northwestern and Cal Tech after being ranked 10th in four of the past five years. U.S. News also recognized Johns Hopkins as one of the nation’s most innovative schools, best values, most ethnically diverse universities, schools with the highest percentage of international students, and best destinations for undergraduate research and creative projects.