As of 2015, some highly rated universities for biomedical engineering include Johns Hopkins University, Duke University and the Georgia Institute of Technology, according to U.S. News Education. Other high-ranking schools are Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Rice University and Stanford University.
Additional schools with excellent biomedical engineering programs are University of California at San Diego, University of Pennsylvania and University of California at Berkeley. Duke University's campus is in Durham, North Carolina, and as of 2014, it has an acceptance rate of 11.4 percent. Georgia Institute of Technology is in Atlanta, Georgia and, as of 2014, has an acceptance rate of 33.4 percent.
Johns Hopkins Department of Biomedical Engineering offers undergraduate and graduate degrees and is the largest pre-clinical department at the university. It is the number-one ranking school for biomedical engineering, and 22 companies came from research programs within the department. There are affiliations between nine research centers and institutes and the department.
Stanford University is number four on the list of top biomedical engineering schools, tying with Rice University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 2004, the National Institute of Health gave almost $20 million to the department to develop a research program that revolves around physics simulation and biological structures.