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Engineering jobs are among the best paid in the country. According to a 2013 report by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, seven engineering majors are among the 10 highest-paid at the bachelor's degree level. The Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences will not only give you the foundation to succeed in engineering, but the networking skills to help you land a job. Read our Student Recruitment Brochure  to learn more about our engineering programs—and opportunities to study abroad and engage in real, hands-on research.

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Spotlight: Student Profiles


Mission Statement

The mission of the Edmund A. Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is to advance the highest quality education and research in engineering and applied science through engaging experiences and environments that promote critical thinking, creativity, ethics and leadership.

An Inclusive Environment

The Hajim Dean’s Office is dedicated to creating and sustaining an inclusive environment for all students irrespective of race, ethnicity, gender, religion or sexual orientation.

By the Numbers

According to the report Engineering by the Numbers, published by the American Society for Engineering Education the University of Rochester’s Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is ranked #32 in research expenditures with $87.5 million.

Enrollment, graduating students

Of the approximately 1724 full-time engineering undergraduates in the 2016-2017 academic year...

  • 31% are women
  • 11% are underrepresented minorities
  • 23% are international students

Of the 329 Bachelor’s Degrees awarded in the 2015-16 academic year.

  • 30% were women
  • 9% were underrepresented minorities
  • 17% were international students

Of the 2014-15 graduating seniors...

Trends in Undergraduate Enrollment

Click here to see changes in undergraduate enrollment, by department and class, since the 2011-2012 academic year.

Faculty

The Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has 91 tenure/tenure-track faculty in the 2016-2017 academic year.

Best Graduate Schools 2010

The University of Rochester's Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Graduate Programs are Nationally-Ranked #39 by US News and World Report's America's Best Graduate Schools 2015!

Kearns Scholars

The David T. Kearns Center for Leadership and Diversity in Science and Engineering offers advising, mentoring, and scholarship aid to underrepresented minority students who plan to major in computer science, mathematics, or an engineering field, including students of color, women, and students from low-income backgrounds, to help them support their educational, research, and career interests.

So that no student will be deterred by financial concerns, modest scholarships are awarded to undergraduates to recognize the academic achievement and potential for advanced education or careers in science and engineering of a diverse student body. Kearns Scholars also are provided travel funds and book allowances to assist them in taking full advantage of their undergraduate experiences. In order to receive continued Kearns Scholarship support, Kearns Scholars must remain in a science, mathematics, or engineering degree program at the University of Rochester, maintain satisfactory academic progress toward degree completion, and participate in program activities.

The Kearns Scholars program helps to promote the development of strong relationships between students and faculty, to create a community atmosphere amongst the scholarship recipients, and to encourage students to explore their scholarly and professional potential.

The University of Rochester recognizes that no two students are alike; therefore their college education shouldn’t follow a "general education" path. That is why the Rochester Curriculum—unique in higher education—has no required subjects. Instead, in addition to their major, engineering students complete a cluster of three or more related courses in an area of humanities or social sciences of their choosing -- reflecting their own priorities. Hajim School students also have plenty of flexibility to pursue interests outside the classroom, for example . . .

Performing with River Campus music ensembles and taking lessons at the University’s renowned Eastman School of Music. Erik Laurin of Chemical Engineering, shown here, won the River Campus Concerto Competition.

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Competing in Division III varsity sports. Michelle Relin of Optics, shown here, set the school’s all-time scoring record in field hockey.

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Or engaging in a “full spectrum” of other activities. For example, Demeara Torres of Computer Science has tried her hand at comedy improv and helps digitize letters from the family of William Henry Seward, one of Lincoln’s cabinet members.

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