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

2021 Allen School Total Enrollment/College and Campus Comparison

Allen School Total Enrollment, Fall 2021: 1,906
College of Engineering Total Enrollment, Fall 2021: 5,408
UW Seattle Total Enrollment, Fall 2021: 32,779

Allen School Total Enrollment (Fall 2021) College of Engineering Total Enrollment (Fall 2021) UW Seattle Total Enrollment (Fall 2021)
WA Resident 79% 78% 66%
Domestic Non-resident 7% 11% 20%
International 14% 11% 20%
Female 32% 34% 56%
Male 68% 66% 44%
Underrepresented Minority (URM)* 9% 11% 16%
Non-URM 78% 78% 71%
International 14% 11% 14%
First-generation (4-year degree) 24% 23% 27%
Pell Grant Eligible^ 20% 18% 19%
Non-Pell Eligible 67% 71% 64%
International/Degree Status-ineligible 14% 11% 17%

2021 Allen School Total Enrollment/Incoming Fall 2021 Class Comparison

Allen School Total Enrollment, Fall 2021: 1,906
Incoming Freshmen, Fall 2021: 408
Incoming Transfer Students, Fall 2021✝: 58
Incoming Students, Other, Fall 2021✝: 168

Allen School Total Enrollment (Fall 2021) Incoming Freshmen (Fall 2021) Incoming Transfer Students (Fall 2021) Incoming Students, Other (Fall 2021)
WA Resident 79% 88% 84% 64%
Domestic Non-resident 7% 5% 2% 13%
International 14% 7% 14% 24%
Female 32% 32% 26% 31%
Male 68% 68% 74% 69%
Underrepresented Minority (URM)* 9% 10% 17% 6%
Non-URM 78% 83% 69% 70%
International 14% 7% 14% 24%
First-generation (4-year degree) 24% 31% 45% 22%
Pell Grant Eligible^ 20% 23% 64% 15%
Non-Pell Eligible 67% 70% 38% Unavailable
International/Degree Status-ineligible 14% 7% 14% Unavailable

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

Allen School Total Enrollment, Fall 2021: 74

Allen School Total Enrollment
(Fall 2021)
WA Resident 47%
Domestic Non-resident 8%
International 45%
Female 24%
Male 76%
Underrepresented Minority (URM)*
Non-URM
International 45%
First-generation (4-year degree) 18%

Full-time Ph.D.

Allen School Total Enrollment, Fall 2021✝: 325
Allen School Incoming Ph.D. Class, Fall 2021: 54
College of Engineering Total Enrollment, Fall 2021: 1,112
UW Seattle Total Enrollment, Fall 2021: 4,261

Allen School Total Enrollment (Fall 2021) Allen School Incoming Ph.D. Class (Fall 2021) College of Engineering Total Enrollment (Fall 2021) UW Seattle Total Enrollment (Fall 2021)
Domestic Resident 49% 37% 55% 68%
International 51% 63% 45% 32%
Female 30% 35% 36% 50%
Male 70% 65% 64% 50%
Underrepresented Minority (URM)* 5% 6% 7% 12%
Non-URM 44% 32% 48% 56%
International 51% 63% 45% 32%

Professional Master's

Allen School Total Enrollment, Fall 2021: 204

Allen School Total Enrollment
(Fall 2021)
Washington Resident 64%
Domestic Non-resident 5%
International 31%
Female 22%
Male 78%
Underrepresented Minority (URM)* 6%
Non-URM 60%
International 31%
URM Status Unknown 2%

Notes

✝ 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.

⧫Unreported due to small sample size.

Page last updated January 4, 2022