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Engineering : University of Washington-Seattle Campus

University of Washington-Seattle Campus
Address1400 NE Campus Parkway
LevelFour or more years
Total Students45408
Student to Faculty Ratio20:1
Admission Rate53.3%
Carnegie ClassificationResearch Universities (very high research activity)
Undergrad Application Fees$70
Grad Application Fees$85
EnrollmentFees (/yr)Required Fees(/yr)
Undergrad In-State$10768$1071
Undergrad Out-State$33072$1071
Grad In-State$15207$1071
Grad Out-State$27255$1071
SAT Score**
SectionScore (25/75) percentile
Critical Reading540/660
ACT Score**
SectionScore (25/75) percentile
**Above numbers are at University/College level (not for a particular department or program)


Aerospace- Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering- General
Electrical- Electronics and Communications Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

The UW is rated one of the 15 greenest colleges in the country by the Princeton Review.

MS/PhD in CS: In recent years, the number of applicants has far exceeded the number of openings for the program. More than 1,100 applications are received annually for 30-35 openings in the program. Consequently, the competition for admission is keen. The average GPA of those offered admission for Autumn 2010 was 3.81. The average GRE scores of these applicants were: Verbal (including international applicants): 90%, Quantitative: 92%, Analytical 47%.

All students who are admitted to our program (CS) are awarded an assistantship (teaching or research). Under the assistantship, in exchange for 20 hours of work per week, the student receives:

  • Tuition waiver (except for ~ $270 per quarter in fees, which the student pays)
  • Monthly stipend of $2,114 for beginning students (effective July 1, 2009).
  • Health Insurance (100% of premium for student, 65% of premium for dependents)

    MS in Mechanical Engineering: The Department of Mechanical Engineering requires the following minimum GRE scores: 450 Verbal (350 if English is not a native language), 650 Quantitative, and 4.0 Analytical Writing (3.5 if English is not a native language).

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