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Explore our Rich History

Explore our Rich History

Richard Weeks Hall of Engineering building

Richard Weeks Hall of Engineering

The School of Engineering's new interdisciplinary facility designed to anchor the School of Engineering on the Busch campus and serve as a gateway for the engineering community, industry partners, and the public.

Our History

Rutgers' School of Engineering has a rich history that spans more than 150 years. Originally a part of Rutgers Scientific School, the program grew rapidly and now serves as the home of over 200 faculty members and 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students. While it has grown tremendously from its modest class of 7 students in 1864, the institution continues to provide its students with an education that prepares them for their careers as future engineers.

Mission and Values

Rutgers School of Engineering is a place of possibilities—for students seeking successful futures, for researchers seeking to create new technologies, and for faculty members and industry leaders seeking to form powerful and productive partnerships.

Facts and Figures

Rutgers is the leading public university for undergraduate engineering in the the NJ/NY metro region and offers one of the top programs in the country. See facts and figures about our esteemed program. 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At Rutgers School of Engineering, diversity is one of our greatest strengths. We are an acknowledged national leader in promoting and supporting diversity and inclusion both within our community and serving as a pipeline for workforce diversity—a mandate vital to the engineering field.