School of Engineering incoming class marks a new milestone with a majority of women

Vanderbilt University’s School of Engineering hit a record enrollment of 1,473 undergraduates for fall 2022, including a majority of first-year females and a growing number of first-year underrepresented minorities.

In this year’s class, 50.1% of first-year engineering undergraduates are women; overall, 41.6% of the school’s undergraduates are female. In the case of URMs, they make up 22.9% of first-year engineering undergraduates and 20.1% of the school’s undergraduate population.

Philippe Fauchet, the Bruce and Bridgitt Evans Dean of Engineering and professor of electrical engineering, said the strong numbers speak to the School of Engineering’s strong academic reputation, as well as its commitment to inclusivity.

“We’ve made great strides in the School of Engineering, and this milestone shows that we continue to be on the right track in terms of attracting the best and brightest students,” said Fauchet. “It’s also indicative of our effort to make the School of Engineering more inclusive, which will always be a priority.”

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