WashU BME undergraduate program ranked No. 6 by 'Successful Student'

WashU's Department of Biomedical Engineering is comprised of 21 full-time faculty and nearly 100 affilate faculty from the School of Engineering and School of Medicine. Photo by Whitney Curtis

The McKelvey School of Engineering’s undergraduate biomedical engineering program was ranked No. 6 on Successful Student’s list of the "Best Bachelor's in Biomedical Engineering Programs.”

The ranking was based on publications and citations by faculty and alumni, as well as degrees offered, coursework, opportunities for hands-on instruction and the institution’s academic reputation.

Since its founding in 1997, the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis has combined innovative research with a first-class engineering education to prepare students to succeed in current and future paths in biomedical engineering.

"We have more than 250 undergraduate engineering students annually who participate in mentored research opportunities and take courses across multiple disciplines," said Lori Setton, the Lucy & Stanley Lopata Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering and department chair. "Together with early faculty contact and many laboratory offerings, we prepare our undergraduates so they can succeed when employed or when continuing on for graduate or medical school."

The department is comprised of 21 full-time faculty and supported by nearly 100 affiliated faculty. The full-time faculty includes eight AIMBE fellows, three BMES fellows, two American Heart Association Fellows and one member of the National Academy of Engineering.

Along with this accolade, the department has been named the No. 18 best undergraduate biomedical engineering program by U.S. News & World Report and the No. 10 best BME program by College Choice.