Who We Are: The Importance of Diversity

Cornell Engineering makes the implausible possible. This is what draws the brightest minds to Ithaca, New York. We value collaboration, innovation, and curiosity. It is a place of intellectual diversity and hands-on, up-close learning. Students and faculty alike are independently minded and deeply invested in the power of collaborative teamwork. Here you will find a supportive and caring network where no engineer walks it alone. Our community exemplifies kindness, empathy and passionate hard work. It is an engineering education for those with an entrepreneurial spirit, a multidisciplinary bent, and a passion for solving the world’s greatest problems.

  • The College of Engineering was founded in 1870 and is the largest and highest ranked engineering program in the Ivy League.
  • Our program has incredible depth with 14 majors and 20 minors in addition to the breadth of academic opportunities across the University. Around 450 undergraduate engineering courses are taught annually.
  • Cornell Engineering sponsors 31 student-led project teams.
  • Females compose 50% of the College of Engineering’s undergraduate population.
  • Students from racial and ethnic identities historically underrepresented in engineering make up 20% of our undergraduate community.
  • International students compose 11% of our undergraduate engineers.
  • Cornell Engineering has 247 faculty on board. All faculty in our college teach and advise undergraduate students.
  • Our students gain access to an unparalleled career network and over 46,000 alumni connections.
  • We provide outstanding support services from faculty, peers, and our advising and student services offices.

The Importance of Diversity

Diversity in all definitional forms is intrinsic to excellence in engineering. Indeed, devising the best engineered solutions to complex problems is often achieved by drawing from the diverse ingenuity of people from broadly different backgrounds, lived experiences, and identities.

The compositional diversity of our students, faculty, and staff is fundamental to delivering on Cornell University’s mission to “discover, preserve and disseminate knowledge, to educate the next generation of global citizens, and to promote a culture of broad inquiry throughout and beyond the Cornell community.” The depth, breadth, and quality of our collective diversity is foundational to Cornell Engineering’s mission to educate students of all backgrounds, create superb engineering solutions, and tackle the ever-evolving challenges of an increasingly interconnected and complex world. To this end, the College of Engineering defines diversity inclusively through a wide lens, fully acknowledging that it is at the points where differences respectfully collide, connect, or diverge that discovery, creativity, and deep learning are catalyzed and forged.

Cornell Engineering’s inclusive approach to diversity includes and is not limited to: aspirations; beliefs; economic circumstances; expectations; genders; gender identities and expressions; geographic origin; learning styles; life experiences; neurodiversity; perspectives; personal characteristics; philosophical outlooks; physical abilities; sexual orientations; social, racial, or ethnic backgrounds; and talents.

 

Directions to Cornell Engineering Admissions

Cornell Engineering Admissions is located at 102 Hollister Hall and our physical address is: 527 College Avenue, Ithaca, NY 14853.

Cornell Undergraduate Admissions Office

Our mission is to attract and enroll the highest caliber students who are intellectually, emotionally, and socially prepared to succeed at Cornell University and the College of Engineering. Each class entering the engineering program should be reflective of Cornell’s ideals of academic excellence, intellectual curiosity, active engagement outside the classroom, and embracement of diversity so that both the students and Cornell benefit. As ambassadors for the College and University, we will act with integrity, purpose and sincerity with commitment to and focus on providing high-quality service for every person who comes in contact with our office.

College of Engineering
Cornell University
102 Hollister Hall
Ithaca, NY  14853-7601
Phone: 607-255-5008 [Note: Due to COVID-19, our office is working remotely. The only way to reach us is through the email addresses below.]
Fax: 607-255-0971

Email:
engr_admissions@cornell.edu (general inquiries)
engr_trans_adm@cornell.edu (inquiries about transfer application process)

Office Hours:
Note: Due to COVID-19, our office is working remotely.

Scott M. Campbell, Executive Director of Admissions and Recruitment

Beth Kunz, Associate Director

Amanda Augustyn, Assistant Director

Robyn Koren, Assistant Director

Dontavius Seaborn, Assistant Director

Ginger Jung, Admissions Assistant