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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.

Daily Tours Now Available!

The tours are provided to give prospective students an inside look at the academic world, outside of the classroom for engineering students. Contact admissions to schedule a tour.

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.

Enrollment, Graduating Students

Of the approximately 1,758 full-time engineering undergraduates in the fall of 2018:

  • 30.7% are women
  • 10.1% are underrepresented minorities
  • 31.7% are international students

Of the 413 bachelor’s degrees awarded by the Hajim School in the 2017-18 academic year:

  • 29.8% were women
  • 11.4% were underrepresented minorities
  • 24.7% were international students

Of the 2017-18 graduating seniors:

Faculty

The Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences had 95 tenure/tenure-track faculty in the 2017-2018 academic year.

Best Graduate Schools 2010

The University of Rochester's Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Graduate Programs are Nationally-Ranked #45 by US News and World Report's America's Best Graduate Schools 2017!

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.