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Johns Hopkins Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Program Ranked #1 in Nation

September 10, 2018

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The Johns Hopkins Department of Biomedical Engineering earned the nation’s top spot once again in the U.S. News & World Report’s rankings of “Best Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering Programs” for 2019, announced today. Founded in 1961, the department is among the oldest BME departments in the world, and has been consistently recognized as the discipline’s leading program since U.S. News began ranking colleges and universities in the 1990s. The department also earned 2019’s #1 spot for graduate programs in biomedical engineering.

Last year, the department announced BME 2.0, a next-generation undergraduate curriculum designed to provide a vertically integrated program of research, design, and hands-on, project-based learning opportunities for students. Under BME 2.0, students specialize in one of six focus areas, driven by the department’s cutting-edge research discoveries in biomedical data science, regenerative and immune engineering, neuroengineering, and more.

“It is a tremendous honor to be recognized as the #1 undergraduate program in the country,” said Michael I. Miller, the Bessie Darling Massey Professor and Director of Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. “This ranking is a reflection of our faculty’s commitment, not only to their pioneering research programs, but to the success of our students. Our undergraduates are the best and brightest in the nation, and we are dedicated to giving them the best possible educational experience so that they will thrive as the leaders of tomorrow.”

Johns Hopkins University was tied for No. 10 in U.S News’ overall rankings of colleges and universities. Read more here.