Best Biomechanical Engineering Schools and Colleges

Aug 16, 2018

Discover three 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.

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Those interested in biomechanical engineering can find degree programs at many of the nation's top-ranking institutions. Explore the top schools and their unique undergraduate- and graduate-level programs. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Stanford University, and Cornell University are among U.S. News & World Report's highly ranked schools that offer undergraduate and graduate degree programs in biomechanical engineering. MIT and Cornell are East Coast schools known for their engineering programs. Stanford is often ranked just below MIT and offers programs on the West Coast. Let's find out more about these schools.

MIT in Cambridge, MA

Massachusetts Institute of Technology consistently receives top rankings from U.S. News & World Report, including the number one spot in 2017 for best engineering programs and the #2 ranking 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 program, students have the opportunity to study biomechanical engineering at the graduate level.

Stanford University in Stanford, CA

U.S. News & World Report ranked Stanford University #2 on its 2017 best engineering schools list and fifth 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.

Cornell University in Ithaca, NY

Cornell University's Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering offers a Bachelor of Science, Master of Engineering (M. Eng.), Master of Science (M.S.), and a Doctoral Degree (Ph.D.). Students have access to a wide array of facilities and resources on campus as well as the school's partner site, Weill-Cornell Medicine in New York City, NY. Undergraduates can choose from concentrations including biomaterials and drug delivery and biomedical imaging and instrumentation. The M.S. in Biomedical Engineering is a research-oriented program, while the M. Eng. is a professional master's degree program. Cornell tied for the 12th best engineering school on U.S. News & World Report's 2017 list.

Additional Schools With Top Programs

The following universities also offer students top biomedical engineering programs.

College/University Distinction Location
Johns Hopkins University Ranked #1 for biomedical engineering in 2017, per U.S. News and World Report Baltimore, MD
Purdue University Graduate program in biomedical engineering emphasizes four areas of research, including orthopedic biomechanics West Lafayette, IN
University of California - Berkeley Ranked #3 among graduate schools offering engineering programs in 2017, per U.S. News and World Report Berkeley, CA
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Has awarded the greatest number of graduate degrees in biomedical engineering in the United States Ann Arbor, MI
University of Pennsylvania Home to the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics that houses five research centers Philadelphia, PA
University of Southern California Hosts six research centers focused on biomedical engineering subjects Los Angeles, CA
University of Wisconsin - Madison Allows students to earn an M.D./Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering through the school's medical scientist training program Madison, WI

Students can earn an undergraduate or graduate degree in biomechanical engineering from some of the top ranked schools in the country, including MIT and Stanford. These top programs stand out because of the facilities, specializations, and training that they offer students.

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