College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota
College of Science and Engineering

Overview and contact information

A message from Steven L. Crouch, Dean

Welcome to the College of Science and Engineering.

Our college has a tradition of excellence that spans more than 75 years. We have built an international reputation for top-notch science and engineering programs. Our unique combination of physical sciences, engineering, mathematics, and computer science, all within one college, provides students and faculty with research and education opportunities across many fields of study.

Throughout the years, our mission has remained steadfast and includes two major areas:

  • We have a pressing obligation to educate more scientists and engineers to lead in tomorrow's economy.
  • There is an urgent need to expand research and innovation to address global challenges in energy, the environment, health care, and our nation's infrastructure, as well as build new industries and create new jobs.

We continue to attract the best and brightest students.

  • Incoming students to the College of Science and Engineering have the highest ACT and SAT scores of any college at the University of Minnesota.
  • Demand for our programs continues to grow with the number of students applying to the College of Science and Engineering increasing faster than other colleges at the University of Minnesota and at our national peers.

When these students graduate, they will join more than 60,000 alumni from the College of Science and Engineering who have greatly impacted our state and global economies.

  • College of Science and Engineering alumni have founded more than 4,000 active companies worldwide that employ more than 550,000 people and generate more than $90 billion in annual revenue.
  • In Minnesota, our alumni have founded 2,600 active companies that employ more than 175,000 people and generate approximately $46 billion in annual revenue.

Our college's research enterprise also continues to grow.

  • College of Science and Engineering faculty researchers bring in more than $100 million in research dollars to the University each year.
  • Over the past five years, research by our college's faculty has generated 538 invention disclosures, 115 patents and 9 start-up companies.

Despite all of these successes, we need to continue improving. Our state's budget shortfall requires us to focus on our core mission and find new partners for supporting our efforts. The shortage of young American men and women interested in science and technology will require additional outreach to attract well-prepared students from throughout the world.

I am confident that our dynamic past will be preserved in our future. I hope you will join us on the journey.

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Office Staff

Danielle Fong
Executive Assistant to the Dean
Tel: 612-625-0721
Fax: 612-624-2841