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Cornell is and always has been a global community. For 150 years, Cornell University has welcomed diverse students and scholars who extend our impact from central New York to central Asia — and beyond. Around the world, Cornell students, faculty, staff, and alumni are working to develop and apply knowledge to find cures for disease, solve food security issues, alleviate poverty, and contribute toward sustainable development. None of these challenges are localized within the boundaries of any one nation.
Cornell Engineering Embraces the World

The College of Engineering has always played an important role in Cornell's global reach, preparing the next generation of engineers and innovators to work across borders to understand our changing world and effectively tackle the complex challenges of contemporary life. To meet these challenges successfully, the world needs the brightest, most diverse core of engineering leaders who are willing to break the rules to explore new ways to help humanity and improve the quality of life on our planet.

Our Cornell Engineering community is challenging conventional thought, collaborating across disciplines, pushing the limits of the imagination and making great things happen globally. Each year we seek the next generation of international scholars, perhaps someone like you, who is excellent in math and science, has first-rate critical thinking skills, and is creative and intellectually nimble, to join our next class of Cornell Engineers.

International students may apply to Cornell Engineering as first-year applicants, transfer applicants, or as visiting students.