Why UW Engineering?
Choosing a university is a big decision. You’ll invest your time, talent and money – you want to receive the best educational experience. So why choose engineering at the University of Washington?
- Change the world
- Our students participate in programs with worldwide impact. The Engineers Without Borders UW chapter improved air quality and the health in Bolivia through an inventive stove design. A student-faculty team created a service to allow the blind to use the internet at any computer anywhere. More: Engineers Making a Difference.
- Work with award winning and supportive faculty
- Our award-winning faculty are passionate and renowned in their fields. They are dedicated mentors, committed to providing you with an exceptional education. You are welcomed into their research labs and encouraged to pursue new discoveries and innovations. Under their guidance you'll tackle society's most pressing issues.
- Participate in world-class research
- Our strong research community offers undergraduates apply their classroom learning to real-world problems. The UW has been in the top five research institutions (both public and private) since 1969. The UW has been the top public recipient of federal research dollars every year since 1974.
- Build relationships with industry
- We offer Co-operative Education experiences that give students a glimpse into their futures. The Puget Sound region has a healthy technology sector and is a hub for biomedical research and UW engineering has strong ties with our industry partners.
- Earn a degree and a career
- Companies are vying to hire our talented students, who often secure jobs before graduation. Employers tell us that UW engineering alumni are job-ready, thanks to the rigorous training they receive.
- Be a part of our "Community of Innovators"
- At UW Engineering you'll be part of a community. We offer a wide variety of student programs to support our engineering students. Freshmen and sophomores can live in Engineering Community, a residence hall that extends the community beyond the classroom and offers strong support programs and peer group experiences.
- Get one of the best values in higher education
- Kiplinger's magazine has rated the UW in the top 15 best values in higher education. And, we believe that finances should not be a barrier to getting an education. The UW's Husky Promise guarantees that full tuition will be covered for low or lower-middle income students who are Washington residents.
UW President Michael Young on Diversity
"The fact that thirty percent of our freshmen this year were the first in their families to go to college reflects our values to make higher education accessible to anyone capable of doing the work, regardless of economic circumstance or cultural heritage."
~ Michael K. Young,
Academic Support through Learning Communities
The Engineering Academic Center is a place where students hone the skills they need to succeed in introductory math, physics or chemistry courses. Workshop participants, usually 10 to 20 students, meet twice a week in study groups and form learning communities.
Engineering Academic Center
Center leader Dave Prince