University of Washington

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371 Loew Hall, Box 352180
Seattle, WA 98195

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Engineering School Overview

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Engineering School Overview

The College of Engineering at University of Washington has an application deadline of December 1. The application fee is $85 for U.S. residents and $85 for international students. Its tuition is full-time: $14,904 per year (in-state); full-time: $27,594 per year (out-of-state); part-time: $710 per credit (in-state); and part-time: $1,315 per credit (out-of-state). The 2013 Ph.D. student-faculty ratio is 3.7:1. The College of Engineering at University of Washington has 227 full-time faculty on staff.

Graduate students at the University of Washington’s College of Engineering can explore a range of research opportunities—from earthquakes to language processing and data mining—at the 33 different laboratories, institutes, and research centers housed on the school’s Seattle campus. At the UW Engineered Biomaterials Research Center, students and professors work with companies to develop medical implants, and the students at the Center for Collaborative Technology work to develop a new platform for Microsoft, the Center’s benefactor.

The broad array of research offerings complements the College of Engineering’s masters and Ph. D. degree offerings. Prospective students can earn master of science or master of engineering degrees in the following engineering disciplines: mechanical, electrical, chemical, computer science, aeronautics and astronautics, civil and environmental, industrial and systems, materials science, bioengineering, and human centered design.

The school also offers part-time master’s programs in aerospace engineering, pharmaceutical bioengineering, construction engineering, supply chain transportation and logistics, sustainable transportation, computer science, electrical engineering, industrial and systems engineering, and human centered design.

Outside of the classroom, graduate students at the University of Washington’s College of Engineering can get involved with the school’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders, or network through professional societies such as the society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, or the Society of Women Engineers.

Notable alumni from the College of Engineering include Bonnie Dunbar, a former astronaut who flew aboard the space shuttles Atlantis, Challenger, Columbia, and Endeavor; and Greg Badros, director of engineering at Facebook.


Application deadline (U.S. residents) December 1
Application fee (U.S. residents) $85
Application deadline (international students) December 1
Application fee (international students) $85


Full-time faculty (tenured or tenure-track) 227
Ph.D. student/faculty ratio 3.7:1

Student Body

Enrollment (full-time) 1,279
Gender distribution (full-time)
Gender distribution (full-time)



full-time: $14,904 per year (in-state)
full-time: $27,594 per year (out-of-state)
part-time: $710 per credit (in-state)
part-time: $1,315 per credit (out-of-state)

Required fees $1,092 per year

* Engineering School Overview details based on 2013 data

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