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 program take full advantage of these opportunities, organizing their research, internship, entrepreneurship, and global experiences around one of 14 Grand Challenges identified by the National Academy of Engineering.
Just ask these Class of 2020 members of the program:
- Marah Abdin, electrical and computer engineering
- Sara Anis, biomedical engineering
- Dewey Bazirake, business analytics
- Kapambwe Chalwe, electrical and computer engineering
- Ananya Goyal, biomedical engineering
- Frederico Hama, mechanical engineering
- Alistair Kirk, biomedical engineering
- Beauclaire Mbanya, chemical engineering
- Clara Martinez Rubio, electrical and computer engineering and computer science
- Kristin Smith, brain and cognitive sciences
- Mark Westman, mechanical engineering
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.
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 1,736 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:
- 17.1% earned humanities/social science minors
- 2% participated in the Take Five Scholars Program or the e5 (formerly known as KEY) Program
The Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has 98 tenure/tenure-track faculty in the 2019-2020 academic year.
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!
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.