Students on the Anita Borg Staircase inside the Bill & Melinda Gates CenterThe Allen School is focused on educating the next generation of computer scientists and computer engineers and advancing computing innovation while reflecting the diverse needs, backgrounds, and experiences of the students we serve and of technology users around the world. We actively work to broaden participation in computing education and careers at all levels and to cultivate a welcoming and inclusive environment in which students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds can thrive.

We track the following demographic data, in addition to collecting qualitative feedback from students, faculty, and staff, to inform our ongoing efforts aimed at making computing education and the Allen School more accessible to underserved populations and building a more inclusive community here in our school, and more generally in the computing field.

Demographic data, while informative, does not capture the whole of a person’s identity or experience. In some cases, the data on this page will fall short of reflecting how individuals identify themselves and the intersectionality of identities and should therefore be considered a useful but imperfect reflection of the diversity of our community.

Undergraduate

Allen School Total Enrollment/College and Campus Comparison

Allen School Total Enrollment, Fall 2020: 1,668
College of Engineering Total Enrollment, Fall 2020: 5,095
UW Seattle Total Enrollment, Fall 2020: 32,827

Allen School Total Enrollment (Fall 2020) College of Engineering Total Enrollment (Fall 2020) UW Seattle Total Enrollment (Fall 2020)
WA Resident 75% 75% 67%
Domestic Non-resident 8% 12% 18%
International 17% 14% 14%
Female 31% 33% 55%
Male 69% 67% 45%
Under-represented Minority (URM)* 8% 10% 15%
Non-URM 75% 76% 70%
International 17% 14% 14%
First-generation (4-year degree) 20% 23% 28%
Pell Grant Eligible^ 18% 18% 20%
Non-Pell Eligible 66% 69% 61%
International/Degree Status-ineligible 17% 14% 19%

Allen School Total Enrollment/Incoming Fall 2020 Class Comparison

Allen School Total Enrollment, Fall 2020: 1,668
Incoming Freshmen, Fall 2020: 322
Incoming Transfer Students, Fall 2020✝: 44
Incoming Students, Other, Fall 2020✝: 246

Allen School Total Enrollment (Fall 2020) Incoming Freshmen (Fall 2020) Incoming Transfer Students (Fall 2020) Incoming Students, Other (Fall 2020)
WA Resident 75% 92% 75% 51%
Domestic Non-resident 8% 3% 7% 19%
International 17% 5% 18% 30%
Female 31% 37% 27% 27%
Male 69% 63% 73% 73%
Under-represented Minority (URM)* 8% 12% 14% 4%
Non-URM 75% 83% 68% 66%
International 17% 5% 18% 30%
First-generation (4-year degree) 20% 27% 45% Unavailable
Pell Grant Eligible^ 18% 25% 32% Unavailable
Non-Pell Eligible 66% 70% 50% Unavailable
International/Degree Status-ineligible 17% 5% 18% Unavailable

Combined BS/MS (Fifth-year Master's)

Allen School Total Enrollment, Fall 2020: 68

Allen School Total Enrollment
(Fall 2020)
WA Resident 40%
Domestic Non-resident 15%
International 46%
Female 28%
Male 72%
Under-represented Minority (URM)* 4%
Non-URM 50%
International 46%
First-generation (4-year degree) 19%

Full-time Ph.D.

Allen School Total Enrollment, Fall 2020✝: 306
Allen School Incoming Ph.D. Class, Fall 2020: 59
College of Engineering Total Enrollment, Fall 2020: 1,073
UW Seattle Total Enrollment, Fall 2020: 4,256

Allen School Total Enrollment (Fall 2020) Allen School Incoming Ph.D. Class (Fall 2020) College of Engineering Total Enrollment (Fall 2020) UW Seattle Total Enrollment (Fall 2020)
Domestic Resident 51% 42% 53% 69%
International 49% 58% 47% 31%
Female 29% 20% 34% 49%
Male 71% 80% 66% 51%
Under-represented Minority (URM)* 4% 7% 6% 12%
Non-URM 47% 36% 47% 57%
International 49% 58% 47% 31%

Professional Master's

Allen School Total Enrollment, Fall 2020: 180

Allen School Total Enrollment
(Fall 2020)
Washington Resident 69%
Domestic Non-resident 3%
International 28%
Female 20%
Male 80%
Under-represented Minority (URM)* 7%
Non-URM 65%
International 28%

✝ The Allen School undergraduate program welcomes transfer students in both spring and fall quarters; spring admissions data is not included in the fall count. “Other” includes current UW students admitted to the major after their arrival at the university. Allen School Ph.D. enrollment figure excludes students currently on leave.

* URM refers to the definition of federally recognized underrepresented minority populations (African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Hawaiian/Pacific Islander and Latinx/Hispanic). International students are not included in the URM data.

^ The federal Pell Grant program supports undergraduate students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue higher education. The data is reported as percentage of total student population, but note that this total includes international students and/or students whose degree status makes them ineligible for Pell support irrespective of their economic status. Data on Pell eligibility for incoming freshmen is not available.

Page last updated November 6, 2020