Future Students

Direct to College is a new admission process that assures incoming freshman students who are admitted into the College of Engineering that they can pursue an engineering degree at the UW. The changes take effect for the incoming freshman class of 2018.

We are in the process of updating our website to reflect the changes. For details, see:

April 2017 announcement  Direct to College FAQ

Admission and Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Enrollment at a Glance

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

Admissions Statistics by Type of Admission

The majority of students enter the major in their junior year. The CEE Department has two earlier points of entry into the major: Direct Freshman Admission and Early Admission.

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

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

Our BSCE program is ABET-accredited.