Dean: Dr. Tim Anderson
The College of Engineering has undergone a fundamental transformation and is now poised to achieve even more going forward. We have excellent faculty, dedicated staff, and engaged students and alumni. The College of Engineering at UMass Amherst is ranked as the best public engineering school in New England. We have a physical plant of eight buildings, including our five-year-old ELab II with its gleaming laboratory spaces, research facilities, computer labs, and graduate offices. The College’s network of living alumni numbers more than 16,000 around the globe. Enrollment in the College of Engineering has increased steadily in the last five years. Our mean SAT score and GPA are the highest on campus, with the academic quality the best in college history. An Engineering Career Planning & Student Development Center prepares students for professional opportunities and provides a place where engineering students, faculty, and employers can meet and develop mutually beneficial relationships. On average, 25 percent of sophomores and 50 percent of juniors participate in summer internships or undergraduate research. Within six month of graduation, 89 percent of the Class of 2008 found employment or started graduate school.