University of Washington College of Engineering

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College of Engineering
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Electrical & Computer Engineering Building
Type Public
Established1901 [1]
Parent institution
University of Washington
Dean Nancy Allbritton
Academic staff
269 [2]
Students8,125 [2]
Undergraduates 5,388 [2]
Postgraduates 2,746 [2]
Location, ,

Coordinates: 47°39′15″N122°18′16″W / 47.654281°N 122.304453°W / 47.654281; -122.304453

The University of Washington College of Engineering (CoE) is the engineering unit of the university. In autumn 2018, the CoE had an enrollment of 8,125 students. [2]


Founded in 1901.

Faculty of UW Engineering have included 27 members of the National Academy of Engineering, 32 Sloan Foundation Research Award recipients, and two MacArthur Foundation Fellows. [3]

In autumn 2017, the College began a "Direct to College" admission process by which prospective freshman can apply directly to the College to be assured a place in an engineering major. Accepted students must still meet minimum progress requirements to enter a major. The process was created in response to the growing competition at the College, where fewer than half of undergraduates who apply to major in engineering are accepted. [4]

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