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“We are witnessing a Renaissance in engineering with engineers confronting the biggest challenges facing humanity today. This exciting new era has attracted incredible talent to Columbia Engineering, amplified by a diversity of voices and perspectives.”

—Dean Mary C. Boyce


Columbia Engineering is committed to an open and welcoming community for all students, faculty, researchers, and staff.

Located in New York City, the center of finance, medicine, culture, and a growing high-tech sector, Columbia Engineering reflects the diversity of this global metropolis, the larger nation, and the world. 

We attract talented undergraduates, as well as graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all backgrounds and perspectives, along with a diverse faculty composed of leaders and innovators in their field.

The impact of so many people coming together from across the country and around the world, from different cultures, ethnicities, and socioeconomic backgrounds, gives our School a unique energy and creativity sparked by collaboration across disciplines and perspectives. Columbia Engineering and the wider University are deeply committed to cultivating a global community of scholars and researchers devoted to academic excellence and the translation of ideas into broad impact.                          

Learn more about Diversity at Columbia. 


Columbia's Commitment to Diversity

Inclusion & Belonging [Office of University Life]

Diversity [Office of Undergraduate Admissions]

Office of Multicultural Affairs [Columbia Undergraduate Student Life]

Cultural & Identity Based Student Organizations [Columbia Undergraduate Student Life]

Diversity in Graduate Engineering [Columbia Engineering Graduate Student Affairs]