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Women in Engineering

Strong Communities

Rutgers University Women in Engineering Initiative (RU WEI) was established to provide support for current and future female engineers and to engage alumni, industry, and other partners in Rutgers engineering programs.  Rutgers continues to recruit and retain an ever increasing number of women to its engineering program. It is a national leader in awarding doctoral degrees to women, and includes many women among its faculty.

Fast Facts

Retention rate for WEI first-year to sophomore year
More than 50%
Lead 40+ active engineering student organizations 
Undergraduate SoE Women 

(national average: 22%)

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. Our culture of belonging gives our students an equal opportunity to share their rich diversity of experiences and perspectives and thrive—regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or cultural heritage—in an increasingly interconnected world.