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Coulter BME Ranked No. 1 in Nation for Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering Degree
Posted September 19, 2023




The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering can add another milestone to this year’s achievements. The department is ranked no. 1 for best undergraduate biomedical engineering programs by U.S. News and World Report.


"We are immensely proud to be recognized as the top-ranked undergraduate biomedical engineering program in the nation. This achievement reflects the dedication and innovative spirit of our faculty, staff, and students who tirelessly work at the intersection of life sciences and engineering. Biomedical engineering offers a vast landscape of exploration for our students,” says Alyssa Panitch, Ph.D. and chair of the Coulter Department.


This marks the third time in the department’s history that its undergraduate program earned the top spot in the last few years. And both the undergraduate and graduate programs simultaneously rose to no. 1 this year after the department tied for first in the nation for its graduate programs in April.


The publishing company surveyed peer institutions across the U.S. to rank biomedical engineering programs. The College of Engineering rose to no. 3 best undergraduate program in the nation, the highest its ranked since 1996. 


“Our graduates have embarked on diverse and impactful careers, shaping fields from medicine to regulatory agencies and even entrepreneurship,” Panitch says. “In an evolving field with no established textbooks, our department embraces the unique challenges as opportunities for growth. This accolade reaffirms our commitment to excellence in preparing the next generation of biomedical engineering leaders."



Kelly Petty 
Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering