The Center for Biomedical Engineering (CBE) at MIT is rated top in the country, with UC San Diego in second position.

Duke University Department of Biomedical Engineering is consistently ranked as one of the top departments in the nation. Duke BME combines a hands-on educational experience and an interdisciplinary research environment that prepares graduates to be leaders in integrating engineering and biology to detect and treat human diseases. (

Ranking of Top Biomedical Engineering Doctoral Programs in the US:

1. MIT

2. University of California–San Diego

3. University of Washington

4. Duke

5. Penn

6. Johns Hopkins


8. Berkeley

9. Utah

10. Rice

Source: National Research Council Report 1995

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