The College of Engineering at Cornell University

Engineering School Admissions

Application

Director of admissions Sarah Hale
Application deadline (U.S. residents) N/A
Application fee (U.S. residents) $95
Application deadline (international students) N/A
Application fee (international students) $95

The College of Engineering at Cornell University

Admissions Statistics

Total applicants (master’s and Ph.D.) 7,121
Total acceptances (master’s and Ph.D.) 1,916
Overall acceptance rate 26.9% – Low

Master’s Program Entering Class GPA and GRE Scores

Average undergraduate GPA N/A
Average GRE 589 verbal
766 quantitative
3.88 analytical writing

Doctoral Program Entering Class GPA and GRE Scores

Average undergraduate GPA N/A
Average GRE 576 verbal
775 quantitative
4.10 analytical writing
TOEFL required for international students Yes
Minimum TOEFL score required 550 paper test
77 internet-based test

Department Contacts

Aerospace engineering http:/​/​www.​mae.​cornell.​edu
(607) 255-5250
[email protected]
Biological/Agricultural engineering http:/​/​www.​bee.​cornell.​edu
(607) 255-2173
[email protected]
Architecture N/A
Biomedical engineering http:/​/​www.​bme.​cornell.​edu
(607) 255-2573
[email protected]
Chemical engineering http:/​/​www.​cheme.​cornell.​edu
(607) 255-4550
[email protected]
Civil engineering http:/​/​www.​cee.​cornell.​edu
(607) 255-7560
[email protected]
Computer engineering https:/​/​www.​ece.​cornell.​edu
(607) 255-7644
[email protected]
Computer science http:/​/​www.​cs.​cornell.​edu
(607) 255-8593
[email protected]
Electrical engineering http:/​/​www.​ece.​cornell.​edu
(607) 255-4304
[email protected]
Engineering management http:/​/​www.​cee.​cornell.​edu
(607) 255-7560
[email protected]
Engineering science and engineering physics http:/​/​www.​aep.​cornell.​edu
(607) 255-0638
[email protected]
Environmental engineering http:/​/​www.​cee.​cornell.​edu
(607) 255-5466
[email protected]
Industrial engineering http:/​/​www.​orie.​cornell.​edu
(607) 255-9128
[email protected]
Materials engineering http:/​/​www.​mse.​cornell.​edu
(607) 255-9159
[email protected]
Mechanical engineering http:/​/​www.​mae.​cornell.​edu
(607) 255-5250
[email protected]
Mining N/A
Nuclear engineering N/A
Petroleum engineering N/A
Other engineering programs http:/​/​www.​engineering.​cornell.​edu/​academics/​graduate
(607) 255-0976
[email protected]

Engineering School Academics

Enrollment

Total graduate engineering enrollment 1,705
Master’s (full-time) 715
Master’s (part-time) 79
Ph.D. (full-time) 909
Ph.D. (part-time) 2

Graduates (2011)

Total graduates 911
Total master’s graduates 777
International master’s graduates 43.4%
Minority master’s graduates 22.8%
Female master’s graduates 24.7%
Total Ph.D. graduates 134
International Ph.D. graduates 45.5%
Minority Ph.D. graduates 8.2%
Female Ph.D. graduates 20.9%

Programs

100.0 percent of students reported specialty information. Totals may exceed 100% due to students with multiple specialities.

Program Faculty Student Specialization
Aerospace 34 2.5%
Agricultural 32 3.9%
Biomedical 51 10.7%
Chemical 29 6.2%
Civil 38 6.7%
Computer engineering 59 13.8%
Computer science 94 13.5%
Electrical 0 N/A
Engineering management 9 1.6%
Engineering science and engineering physics 41 5.5%
Environmental 0 N/A
Industrial / Manufacturing 35 10.1%
Materials 45 4.5%
Mechanical 52 9.3%
Other 202 11.8%

Faculty (2011-2012)

Full-time faculty 198
Part-time faculty 39
Full-time faculty elected to the National Academy of Engineering 23

Research (2010-2011)

Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year) $134,558,287
Full-time faculty engaged in engineering-related research during 2010-2011 academic year 174

Engineering School Ranking

#10 Best Engineering Schools

(11) Ranking by Specialties

#11 in Aerospace / Aeronautical / Astronautical
#3 in Biological / Agricultural
#15 in Biomedical / Bioengineering
#17 in Chemical
#8 in Civil
#9 in Computer Engineering
#9 in Electrical / Electronic / Communications
#12 in Environmental / Environmental Health
#10 in Industrial / Manufacturing
#10 in Materials
#9 in Mechanical

Engineering Ranking Scores

Score 73
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 4.4
Recruiter assessment score (out of 5) 4.2
Overall acceptance rate 26.9% – Low
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students) 774
Ph.D. student/faculty ratio 4.6:1 – High
Ph.D.s granted 134
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year) $134,558,287
Research expenditures per faculty member $679,587
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering 11.6%
Total graduate engineering enrollment 1,705

Engineering School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Total graduate engineering enrollment 1,705

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 1,624
Minority students 18.7%
International students 49.6%

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) 81
Minority students 28.4%
International students 3.7%

Engineering School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Sarah Hale
Financial aid phone (607) 255-5820

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $29,500 per year
Part-time: $1,722 per credit
Required fees $76 per year
Room and board $15,390
Books and supplies $1,221
Miscellaneous expenses $5,625

Financial Aid Availability

Fellowships 386
Teaching assistants 206
Research assistants 724
Other appointments 27