Future Students

This page has been updated to reflect UW Engineering's new Direct to College (DTC) admission process. The changes take effect for the incoming freshman class of 2018. For details, see:

April 2017 announcement  Direct to College FAQ

Admission and Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Enrollment at a Glance

The CEE Undergraduate Enrollment for autumn 2017 (below) includes 361 majors from the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE) program and 14 majors from the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering (BSENVE) program, for a total of 375.  The BSENVE program was launched in autumn 2017 as a minimum requirement admission, where qualified majors could simply declare the major. 

As of Autumn Quarter (December) 2014 2015 2016 2017
Total CEE undergraduate enrollment 315 351 354 375
Women 97 (31%) 121 (34%) 112 (32%) 116 (31%)
Transfer Students 104 (33%) 80 (23%) 63 (18%) 59 (16%)
Under-represented Minority (URM) students 22 (7%) 28 (8%) 31 (9%) 36 (11%)
International students 22 (7%) 34 (9%) 36 (10%) 42 (11%)
Out of state students 22 (7%) 37 (10%) 49 (14%) 54 (14%)
Washington State residents 258 (82%) 281 (80%) 269 (76%) 279 (74%)

BSCE Admissions Statistics by Type of Admission

The data below pertains to the BSCE degree program only.  Up until 2017, the BSCE major had three points of entry: Upper Division (UD) admission, Early Admission (EA), and Direct Admission (DA).  Effective autumn 2018, a new admissions format, Direct To College (DTC), will replace Direct Admissions, and Early Admission will be phased out in in 2019.  

Combined UD & EA Admissions 2014 2015 2016 2017
Total Applicants (UD & EA) 304 257 276 333
Applicants Offered Admission 186 (61%) 202 (79%) 143 (52%) 203 (61%)
Total Enrolled (UD & EA) 117 128 120 136
Upper Division (UD) Admissions 2014 2015 2016 2017    
Total UD Applicants 208 186 185  219
Applicants Offered Admission 149 (72%) 154 (83%) 143 (77%) 151 (69%)
Applicants Who Enrolled 96 98 102 110
Average Prerequisite GPA of Offers 3.31 3.31 3.31 3.31
Average Cumulative GPA of Offers 3.39 3.36 3.39 3.41
Early Admissions (Started in 2013) 2014 2015 2016 2017
Total EA Applicants 96 71 91 114
Applicants Offered Admission 37 (39%) 48 (67%) 38 (42%) 52 (46%)
Applicants Who Enrolled 21 30 18 26
Average Prerequisite GPA of Offers 3.62 3.53 3.67 3.66
Average Cumulative GPA of Offers 3.62 3.54 3.68 3.68
Direct Freshman Admissions (DFA)* 2014 2015 2016 2017
Applicants with CEE as 1st or 2nd choice 735 NA NA NA
Applicants Offered DFA Admission 79 72 96 72
Total Enrolled 31 29 34 23

*Direct Freshman Admission decisions are made by UW Admissions Office.

Our BSCE program is ABET-accredited.