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Admission Info

Interested in applying? Attend a Cockrell School Information Session followed by a BME sub-session. Questions can be directed to the Office of Admissions, which makes all undergraduate admissions decisions. Applicants can communicate with counselors about application status, decision, campus visit event registration, academics, financial aid, and housing.

The Biomedical Engineering Department offers the most competitive engineering program at The University of Texas at Austin. Students who are admitted consistently graduate at the tops of their high school classes, with an average class rank of 3%.

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Admissions

Find out if an undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering is right for you. Watch this video and learn more about our program.

Freshman Admissions

Admission to the Biomedical Engineering (BME) Department is competitive. Successful applications include a high class rank, GPA, SAT/ACT composite scores, outstanding relevant essays, etc. Applicants admitted to BME are often in the top 3 percent of their high school graduating class. Freshman applicants seeking admission to any department in the Cockrell School of Engineering must meet the calculus readiness requirement by the official admissions application deadline. Admission to the Cockrell School of Engineering is competitive and automatic admission for eligible Texas applicants is restricted.

Please direct admission questions to the Office of Admissions. The Office of Admissions makes all undergraduate admissions decisions. Applicants can communicate with admissions counselors through the site about details concerning application status and decisions, campus visit event registration, academics, financial aid, and housing.

Transfer Admissions

Transfer admission to Biomedical Engineering is also highly competitive and a few spots become available each fall semester.

Internal transfer applicants are currently enrolled students with 28 hours in residence at The University of Texas at Austin who want  to transfer into biomedical engineering. Applicants are encouraged to carefully review the internal transfer application requirements and apply by the deadline. The Cockrell School of Engineering Student Affairs Office makes all internal transfer admissions decisions. Biomedical Engineering introductory courses are restricted to students in the major, and we are unable to accommodate non-majors in these courses.

External transfer applicants are students currently enrolled at another institution who want to apply for admission to The University of Texas at Austin and have 30 hours of transferable credit from other colleges or universities. Applicants are encouraged to review the external transfer application requirements and apply by the deadline.

Campus Visits

Students interested in applying to Biomedical Engineering are encouraged to attend a Cockrell School Information Session followed by a Biomedical Engineering Sub-session. Search for the next available sub-session

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Why Biomedical Engineering

Trying to decide if biomedical engineering is right for you? The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has provided a biomedical engineering careers pathway tool designed specifically for exploring your career options!