Graduate School Ranked in Two 2021 Annual Top 10 Lists

November 8, 2021

By Katya Hrichak

The Cornell University Graduate School was recently ranked as a top 10 graduate school by two publications, making both Woman Engineer magazine and Minority Engineer magazine’s 2021 lists.

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Woman Engineer and Minority Engineer magazines’ top schools were selected based on surveys asking readers to select graduate schools that offer a diversified curriculum, student body, and faculty and that foster a diverse and inclusive learning environment. The lists were published in both magazines’ Fall 2021 issues.

“Being included on both lists is an honor,” said Kathryn J. Boor, dean of the Graduate School and vice provost for graduate education. “We are working hard to make diversity, equity, and inclusion a priority in all stages of the graduate student cycle, from recruitment to admission to retention. These recognitions affirm the work that we are currently doing and the work we will continue to do.”

A few of the Graduate School’s diversity and inclusion initiatives include intentionally inclusive recruitment of new students and a holistic application review; academic, professional, community, and personal development programming designed to support the whole student; collaborations with student organizations focused on aspects of diversity, equity, and inclusion; and faculty engagement in activities contributing to positive systemic change.

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“Our mission is for Cornell to become a place where all members of our graduate community, but especially those from backgrounds historically excluded from and underrepresented in the academy, can establish a sense of belonging, feel affirmed, and see themselves represented in multiple dimensions,” said Sara Xayarath Hernández, associate dean for inclusion and student engagement. “We appreciate this important recognition of our collective efforts to create a climate more inclusive of all students.”

Woman Engineer and Minority Engineer, both launched in 1979 by Equal Opportunity Publications, have readership bases of nearly 230,000 engineering students and professionals and feature news, statistics, education and career opportunities, trends, advice, and more.

To learn more about the Graduate School’s diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, visit the Diversity and Inclusion section of our website.