Since the launch of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, student interest and enrollment has grown at a remarkable pace. We have nearly quadrupled our initial enrollment since the program's inception, and we anticipate a continued increase in our student body for the forseeable future.
Biomedical Engineering at the University at Buffalo attracts a bright and dedicated student population. Based on Freshman admissions data*, 89% of our incoming students have an average high school GPA of 90 or better and 80% of our students scored 1200 or better on the SATs. For students whose school's report a class ranking, over 45% of our students were in the top ten percent of their graduating class.
Our students maintain a strong academic mindset once they enter the program; over 20% of Biomedical Engineering students are a part of the Honors College (students in the Honors College represent the top 10% of incoming freshmen), and over two thirds of our students maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better.
Being active on campus and in the local community is integral to any student's experience, and in our department you will find many opportunities for involvement. Our undergraduate students founded a student chapter of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) which hosts monthly meetings, professional outings to local industry partners, and social events. Our graduate students have formed the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Student Association (BME-GSA). BME-GSA hosts speakers, organizes workshops, provides travel funding, networking opportunties with other students, and other social events.
Our students have participated in a number of volunteer and giving activities, including helping with the University's Open House in Fall and Spring, collecting canned foods for the WNY Food Bank for Thanksgiving, and participating in UB's Relay for Life.