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If you are unable to complete all application requirements by the April 5th deadline, or all of the enrollment requirements by the time you enroll in ME at UW in autumn quarter, you must obtain permission to apply from the department.

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BSME admission and enrollment statistics

Admission to Mechanical Engineering takes into account more than just cumulative and prerequisite GPAs. Applicants are also chosen on the basis of their personal statement, overall academic track record, and the potential for success as an ME major and in the profession.

We encourage prospective students to schedule an appointment with the undergraduate advising team to understand how to be a competitive applicant.

Upper-division admissions

ME enrollment data for 2021 through 2023. BSME historically had Upper-Division (UD) and Early Admissions (EA). Since 2019, admissions to the major have been through Upper Division Admissions (divided into interest changer and transfer students) and Direct-to-College Placement. DTC placement is a separate process on its own schedule, so it is not shown below. See Engineering Undeclared (ENGRUD) students placement data.

Admission year 2023 2022 2021
Total applicants 136 141 144
Transfer students 70 88 99
Interest changers 66 53 45
Total offers 89 89 71
Average prerequisite GPA of offers 3.67 3.59 3.75
Average cumulative GPA of offers 3.68 3.63 3.71
Cumulative GPA Range of offers 2.86 - 4.00 2.59 - 4.00 2.99 - 4.00

Early admission

Admission year 2017 2016 2015 2014
Total applicants 211 207 180 182
Applicants offered admission 85 88 86 52
% of applicants offered admission 40% 43% 48% 29%
% of applicants offered admission who enrolled 64% 63% 65% 75%
Average prerequisite GPA of offers 3.75 3.74 3.75 3.77
Average cumulative GPA of offers 3.73 3.72 3.70 3.75

Upper division admission

Admission year 2017 2016 2015 2014
Total applicants 303 283 316 322
Applicants offered admission 111 110 136 123
% of applicants offered admission 37% 39% 43% 38%
% of applicants offered admission who enrolled 86% 77% 80% 81%
Average prerequisite GPA of offers 3.60 3.62 3.55 3.60
Average cumulative GPA of offers 3.62 3.61 3.56 3.6