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Why UW Engineering?

We are preparing students to solve some of the world’s biggest challenges.

54%

Freshman admission rate

For Washington state residents

Admissions by-the-numbers

 

National leader for inclusive excellence

Awarded by The American Society for Engineering Education

Our commitment to DEI

$80,000

Average starting salary for alumni

14% higher than the national average

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Under the ocean surface; Rice grows in flooded fields called paddies, which generate large amounts of methane; Powdered spirulina cells (green powder in the middle container); The Washington Clean Energy Testbeds houses additive manufacturing tools that use printing techniques to sustainably produce electronic devices, including battery parts and solar cells.

Population health

Addressing the climate crisis

Learn how the UW Engineering community is taking action through research, teaching and collaboration.

Engineering for the public good

News and events

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Research impact

Chips, science and engineering

Dean Nancy Allbritton on what the CHIPS and Science Act means for the College of Engineering, the UW and the state of Washington.

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#1 source of UW startups (over half)
123 years of engineering innovation
962 awards in 2019-2020
26.5% female faculty members #1 among the top 50 engineering schools
22 NAE Members
$125M in externally funded research