Why Cornell Engineering?

What makes Cornell Engineering the right choice for you? 


Cornell engineering students silhouetted on a bridge they have builtWe offer 14 undergraduate majors and 20 undergraduate minors spanning everything from Earth and Atmospheric Sciences to Applied and Engineering Physics. We are one of the Top Ten Engineering colleges in the country for undergraduates, (according to U.S. News and World Report), and many of our specific majors are also ranked among the best in the country. Our Project Teams, Diversity Programs, unique educational paradigm, and Engineering Leadership Program set us apart. Our undergraduates have excellent employment and grad school prospects.

Photo from a recent graduation ceremonyAt the graduate level we offer six Master of Science,15 Master of Engineering, and 17 Ph.D. programs. Whatever it is you want to learn more about, there is a graduate program at Cornell Engineering to help you reach your career goals. U.S. News and World Report ranks Cornell in the Top Fifteen Graduate Engineering programs in the United States.

Tying all of these fields together are the faculty, students, and staff of Cornell Engineering. We are continually inspired by Ezra Cornell's founding principal: "Any person, any study." It was a revolutionary idea in 1865 and it is still a revolutionary idea that guides how we do what we do.


Faculty of Cornell's Meinig School of Biomedical EngineeringThe work done here is not constrained by the field you happen to be in. With such a broad array of experts in fields representing the gamut of engineering, "interdisciplinary" is practically our middle name. Beyond the College of Engineering, Cornell has many world-class programs, including a  top-ranked medical school, veterinary school, law school, architecture school, and business school. The University prides itself on the idea of radical collaborations that take place between fields of study and between the University and the broader world.  (Information about Radical Collaboration at Cornell)

CNF facilityThe campus is home to more than 100 interdisciplinary centers, institutes, laboratories, and programs that support faculty research and enhance graduate and undergraduate education. List of Centers, institutes, laboratories, and programs


Professor Lynden archer and two studentsCornell Engineering is home to a diverse population of skilled, curious, and innovative engineers eager to explore both fundamental science and cutting-edge applications. Whether you are a small business, a large corporation, or a lean start-up, we want you to connect with us. We are flexible and our corporate collaborations can be shaped to fit your needs. Cornell Engineers are some of the best and the brightest in the world. Working together to support innovation, promote technological breakthroughs, and build lasting relationships benefits both you and Cornell.

Are you, or your company/business, foundation, or non-profit agency interested in exploring a project or research with the College of Engineering? The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations can help bridge connections. Below is a link to a form that will assist our office in determining how to best serve your project or research goals and connect you to the right faculty and staff members to support your partnership objectives.

Research or Project Questions and Overview


Aerial view of the Cornell Engineering quad

Quality of life

No matter who you are, Ithaca is a great place to study and to live. Don't just take our word for it:

Livability.com 10 Best College Towns 2019

The Guardian's List of Best Towns in America

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Juggler on the Ithaca Commons


Flyfishers at Ithaca Falls

Join us at Cornell, where we break the rules to engineer a better world