College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota
College of Science and Engineering
http://cse.umn.edu/

College Profile

As one of the premier colleges of its kind, the College of Science and Engineering offers a wide range of degree programs at the baccalaureate, master's and doctoral levels.

Comprising 12 departments and 24 research centers encompassing engineering, the physical sciences, and mathematics, the academic programs of the College of Science and Engineering are consistently ranked among the best in the nation.

Dean

Steven L. Crouch

Students at a Glance (2013-14)

Undergraduate student enrollment — 5,150
Graduate student enrollment — 2,638

About the freshman class

  • 1,047 enrolled during fall 2013
  • 283 are female (27 percent) an all-time high
  • 99.5 percent graduated in the top 25 percent of their high school class
  • 75.3 percent graduated in the top 10 percent of their high school class
  • 30.8 was the average ACT score, the highest of any college at the University and the highest ever for the college
  • 78 of the University’s 136 National Merit Scholars are from our college, more than any other college at the University

Degrees granted (2012-13)

Number of undergraduate degrees granted — 1,303
Number of master's degrees granted — 536
Number of doctoral degrees granted — 248

About our faculty

Our college has more than 420 tenured and tenure-track faculty members, including six Regents Professors, 11 National Academy of Engineering members, and four National Academy of Sciences members. 

National rankings

In the National Research Council’s most recent rankings of Ph.D. programs, College of Science and Engineering programs fared particularly well with nearly half of the college's science and engineering programs ranking as high as within the upper 10 percent of their respective peer groups. In other rankings, our undergraduate and graduate programs consistently appear among the top 20 nationally.

Alumni

  • There are more than 60,000 living alumni of the College of Science and Engineering, including about 250 who have received the University of Minnesota’s Outstanding Achievement Award, the University's highest alumni award.
  • In Minnesota, College of Science and Engineering alumni have founded 2,600 active companies employing more than 175,000 and generating approximately $46 billion in annual revenue.
  • College of Science and Engineering alumni have founded more than 4,000 active companies worldwide, employing 551,000 and generating annual revenues of $90 billion.