January 21, 2014

Cornell University a Top-Ranked STEM Ivy

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By LAUREN AVERY

Nearly half — 45 percent — of all undergraduate degrees granted at Cornell in 2012 were in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, or “STEM” fields, according to a study by U.S. News and World Report.

According to Lance Collins, dean of the College of Engineering, most STEM degrees at Cornell are offered by the three largest colleges: the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Engineering. The engineering college alone grants roughly 22 percent of all undergraduate degrees, Collins said.

In addition, Cornell issues the highest percentage of bachelor’s degrees in STEM fields among the Ivy League universities, according to the June 2013 report.

The College of Engineering grants approximately 22 percent of undergraduate degrees at Cornell. (Anthony Chen / Sun Staff Photographer)

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