The University of Texas at Austin Biomedical Engineering undergraduate program ranked No. 13 in the U.S. News & World Report best college rankings released on September 18, 2023.

The newest ranking is up three spots from last year.

The UT Austin BME undergraduate program is highly diverse. As of the fall 2023 term, there is a total of 554 undergraduates; 62% of them are female; 38% are male, and between 10-11% are from underrepresented race/ethnicity background.

Undergraduate students choose from four research tracks as they complete their degree:

  • Biomedical Imaging and Instrumentation
  • Cellular and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Computational Biomedical Engineering
  • Molecular, Cellular, and Tissue Biomechanics

Undergraduate students also participate in numerous student organizations where they give back to the community and practice engineering skills, such as WIPSS, Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) UT Austin Student Chapter, Biomedical Outreach and Leadership Team (BOLT), Women in Biomedical Engineering, among many others.

The undergraduate program strongly values global perspectives, offering numerous short-term summer study abroad classes  taught by UT Austin faculty. Recent study abroad programs took place in England, Portugal and Italy, among other countries. Nearly one-third of undergraduate students study abroad at least once before they graduate.

Top employers of UT Austin BME students include:

  • Biosense Webster
  • Capital One
  • Epic
  • International Biomedical
  • Medtronic
  • Merck
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Stryker

The UT Austin Department of Biomedical Engineering is part of the Cockrell School of Engineering, which ranked as the No. 11 among undergraduate engineering programs in the U.S., No. 6 among public schools and No. 1 in Texas. The Cockrell School of Engineering has six specialty programs in the top 10 this year, and nine in the top 20.