Undergraduate Admissions

Your future starts here

The UW-Madison College of Engineering is a top-ranked engineering college in one of the most vibrant cities in the country. As an engineering student at UW-Madison, you will discover your purpose. You’ll be part of an engineering community that values unique perspectives in solving some of the world’s greatest challenges. You’ll learn engineering by actually doing it, and you’ll be among people who work together to think creatively and bring new ideas to life. You’ll also grow as a leader and explore your vision for a better future. And, at the end of your education, you’ll graduate with more than just a degree: You’ll have memories, friendships and skills that will last a lifetime.

Visit and connect

We have many opportunities for you to learn about programs and campus, as well as ways to connect with us to get all of your questions answered.

Discover the Badger engineering experience

As a student, you have the opportunity to create your own unique Wisconsin engineering experience. Explore the wide variety of groups, opportunities, and support services that you can connect to and get involved with to make your experience memorable.

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Preparing to apply to the College of Engineering

Students in high school planning on applying to UW-Madison for engineering should be taking a rigorous course load of math and science. This means taking the most challenging math and science courses your school offers. See the Office of Admissions and Recruitment for more information on how to plan for your application to UW-Madison.

UW-Madison Application
If you are applying to UW-Madison to be considered for direct admission to the College of Engineering, please indicate an engineering major as your first choice. Direct admission to a major means our students start in the College of Engineering program of their choice. Academics are important throughout your engineering career, so remember you’ll need to meet progression requirements to continue advancing through your educational program.

If you’re looking to transfer into the college from an off-campus institution, refer to our transfer admission requirements, including the general requirements for off-campus students.