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We're different.

Cornell Engineering has always defined diversity broadly, incorporating varying geographic, intellectual, ethnic, cultural, academic, and social elements that make our world a more vibrant place. The college’s commitment to a global view of diversity is an important element in ensuring that our teaching remains connected to real-world problems, our research remains relevant and cutting-edge, and our social composition includes a variety of voices, thoughts, ideas, and opinions.

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51%
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U.S. News & World Report ranking of Cornell Engineering among the best Graduate Schools of Engineering
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17%
of Cornell Engineering undergraduates are under-represented minorities

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Jen Weidman in Tanzania

Jen Weidman

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Ray Li and Michael Ndubuisi

Breaking the rules to push the limits of imagination To play music, you need an instrument, right? You can pluck a string or vibrate a reed or strike a surface or force air through an opening. But whi...

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Breaking the Rules to Advance Science and Improve Lives

Discovery stretches across disciplines to find surprising answers to complex and challenging problems in such fields as nanoscience, biomedical engineering, molecular and cellular biology, advanced materials, and information science. Come find out for yourself!

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