Our Students and Alumni

Our Students

BMES Club Officers.

UB's BMES Student Chapter Officers at national conference in Seattle, WA

Fast-Paced Growth

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 foreseeable future.

Innate Intelligence

Biomedical Engineering at the University at Buffalo attracts a bright and dedicated student population. Based on Freshman admissions data*, 89 percent of our incoming students have an average high school GPA of 90 or better and 80 percent of our students scored 1200 or better on the SATs. For students whose schools report a class ranking, over 45 percent 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 percent of Biomedical Engineering students are a part of the Honors College (students in the Honors College represent the top 10 percent of incoming freshmen), and over two thirds of our students maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better. 

*Admission to the University at Buffalo is based on a variety of criteria and the statistics of our Biomedical Engineering students should not be viewed as indicative of the requirements set by the University at Buffalo. Visit the Admissions site for more information about applying or to view specific admission's requirements for the university.


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 opportunities 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. 

Our Students

Our Alumni

We are proud of our growing community of biomedical engineering alumni. Meet some of them below.