Ive been admitted to the MS in Biomedical Engineering at UCLA and Columbia University. I know they are not the best schools in that field of study, but they are where I got admitted.</p>
<p>After looking deeply into their programs, curriculums, rankings and other general info, I would really appreciate any further opinion you may guys have regarding these schools and the BMENG program. After all Ive read, I like UCLA's student services and campus life. Also, the program has 7 different specialization areas, but the number of courses available is not that high. In addition, LA doesn't seem like the nicest city to live and UCLA's recognition among employers is not that high.
On the other hand, Columbia's program has only 3 areas of specialization and the resources available and faculty-alumni ratio are worse than in UCLA. However, the Bioimaging area is quite successful and New York City looks like a great place to live.</p>
<p>Im from Europe and I did not even have the chance to visit the campuses so, as I said before, any opinion regarding the program, research facilities, campus life or even the cities would be really appreciated.</p>
<p>I also got the admission in Oxford and Imperial College London but, despite the fact they are better positioned in rankings, I would prefer to study at the US.</p>