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Congratulations on your admission to the University of Washington and the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering!

We believe that we offer an unparalleled experience for our undergraduates and hope that you will consider joining our innovative and collaborative community. To help you decided if the Allen School is right for you, please explore our materials online, join us online at Admitted Student Preview Day events, and reach out (ugrad-adviser@cs.washington.edu) if you have any questions!


Our curriculum gives students a strong foundation that will prepare them for industry or graduate school. Our courses are challenging, exciting, and are constantly evolving to cover emerging developments in technology. Our faculty care about undergraduate learning, while at the same time are world class researchers in their respective fields. Learn more about academics here.


Activities outside the classroom allow students to supplement and enhance the education they receive from their coursework. Students are able to work with others to innovate new technologies, develop their teaching and leadership skills, and give back to the community. Learn more about extracurricular opportunities here.

Professional Development

Allen School students are well-prepared to pursue a wide variety of jobs and secondary educational opportunities. We have a robust industry affiliate program and exceptional support for resume building, interview prep, etc. Upon graduation, most of our students have either a job or graduate school offer. Learn more about professional development opportunities here.

Our Facilities

Right near the shores of Lake Washington, the Allen School is proud to have two fabulous buildings: the Bill & Melinda Gates Center for Computer Science & Engineering and the Paul G. Allen Center for Computer Science & Engineering. We can’t wait to show them off to you!  The Gates Center open opened in winter 2019 and you can take a peek at its dedication festivities here.

Student Testimonials

We asked some current freshmen about their experiences in the Allen School so far. Here is what they had to say.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions we receive from admitted students and their families.