Prospective Students


Engineering jobs are among the best paid in the country. 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. Our unique Open Curriculum will allow you to design your own academic path. Undergraduate research is encouraged as are extra-curricular activities, including varsity sports.

Students in our Grand Challenges Scholars organize their research, internship, entrepreneurship, global experiences and service around one of 14 Grand Challenges identified by the National Academy of Engineering.

Learn more here about the ways the University of Rochester is tailor made for Grand Challenges Scholars to tackle these challenges--and how students have taken full advantage!

Just ask these Class of 2023 members of the program:

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.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Edmund A. Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is to promote and support the highest quality research that advances solutions to pressing societal problems and to advance education in engineering and applied science through engaging experiences and environments that promote critical thinking, creativity, equity, ethics, and leadership, creating lifelong learners.

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 1,736 full-time engineering undergraduates in the fall of 2019:

  • 31.1% are women
  • 10.5% are underrepresented minorities
  • 33.5% are international students

Of the 433 bachelor’s degrees awarded by the Hajim School in the 2018-19 academic year:

  • 30.7% were women
  • 9.7% were underrepresented minorities
  • 22.4% were international students

Of the 2018-19 graduating seniors:


The Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has 98 tenure/tenure-track faculty in the 2019-2020 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 2019!

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.