Best Biomechanical Engineering Schools and Colleges

Discover two of the best schools for studying biomechanical engineering in the United States. Find out about undergraduate and graduate program options, as well as rankings that can help you make your school decision.

School Overviews

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Stanford University are among the highly ranked schools that offer undergraduate and graduate degree programs in biomechanical engineering. MIT is an East Coast school known for its engineering programs. Stanford is often ranked just below MIT and offers programs on the West Coast.

1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge

Massachusetts Institute of Technology has consistently received top rankings from U.S. News & World Report, including the number one spot in 2011 for best engineering programs and sixth spot for biomedical or bioengineering graduate programs. The School of Engineering is among five schools and one college that make up MIT. Within the biological engineering and mechanical engineering programs, students have the opportunity to study biomechanical engineering at either the undergraduate or graduate level.

2. Stanford University in California

U.S. News & World Report ranked Stanford University number two in its 2011 best engineering schools list, and the school tied for eighth for its bioengineering and biomedical programs. Stanford has seven schools as well as a continuing studies department that offer bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs. The Engineering School offers a biomechanical engineering (BME) program, which is a partnership between the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering. Bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees are available within the BME program.

Biomechanical Engineering Schools and Colleges

College/University Distinction Location
Cornell University The M.S. in Biomedical Engineering is a research-oriented program; the M.Eng. is a professional master's degree program Ithaca, NY
Johns Hopkins University Ranked #1 for biomedical engineering, per U.S. News and World Report Baltimore, MD
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyRanked #1 for graduate engineering programs by U.S. News and World Report in 2014Cambridge, MA
Purdue University-Main Campus Graduate program in biomedical engineering emphasizes five areas of research, including orthopedic biomechanics West Lafayette, IN
Stanford UniversityRanked #2 among graduate schools offering engineering programs in 2014, according to U.S. News and World ReportStanford, CA
University of California - Berkeley Ranked #3 among graduate schools offering engineering programs in 2014, per U.S. News and World Report Berkeley, CA
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor This school has awarded the greatest number of graduate degrees in biomedical engineering in the U.S. Ann Arbor, MI
University of Pennsylvania The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics houses seven research centers Philadelphia, PA
University of Southern California Hosts six research centers focused on biomedical engineering subjects Los Angeles, CA
University of Wisconsin - Madison Can earn a M.D./Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering through the school's medical scientist training program Madison, WI

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