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Tuition & Fees

$13,108

$32,682

not including room and board

in-state out-of-state More Financial Details

Selective

59%

acceptance rate

Accepted 15,460
Declined + 10,678
Total Received 26,138
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undergraduateRatios

48%

52%

male

female

1  :  12

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Art/sciences
  2. Business Administration
  3. Engineering
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School Facts

The University of Washington, founded in 1861, is a public, comprehensive institution. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Architecture and Urban Planning; Arts and Sciences; Engineering, Forest Resources; and the Schools of Business Administration, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Public Health and Community Medicine, and Social Work. Its 703-acre campus is located in a residential section of Seattle.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 42,568
Established in 1861
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACCE (American Council for Construction Education)
•  ACEJMC (Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication)
•  ACNM (American College of Nurse Midwives)
•  ACPE (American Council on Pharmaceutical Education)
•  ADA (American Dental Association)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  ALA (American Library Association)
•  AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  APTA (American Physical Therapy Association)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CEPH (Council on Education for Public Health)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NAAB (National Architectural Accrediting Board)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NEHSPAC (National Environmental Health Science & Protection Accreditation Council)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)
•  NWCCU (Northwest Comm. on Colleges and Universities)
•  SAF (Society of American Foresters)

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Codes

SAT 4854
ACT 4484

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Seattle, WA

703-acre suburban campus in Seattle (population: 634,535); branch campuses in Bothell and Tacoma. Served by air, bus, and train. School operates transportation to medical centers. Public transportation serves campus.

University of Washington, Seattle
Seattle, WA 98195

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
13%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
65%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
28 fraternities 6% of male students
 
16 sororities 5% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
92%
Top 1/4
98%
Top 1/2
100%
Bottom 1/2
0%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
11%
600-699
33%
500-599
39%
400-499
15%
300-399
2%
700-800
28%
600-699
43%
500-599
23%
400-499
6%
700-800
9%
600-699
35%
500-599
40%
400-499
14%
300-399
2%
30-36
31%
24-29
44%
18-23
21%
12-17
4%
30-36
33%
24-29
51%
18-23
14%
12-17
2%
30-36
27%
24-29
54%
18-23
17%
12-17
2%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $60
Common application accepted no
Application deadline December 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required/GED accepted
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Selective

59%

acceptance rate

Accepted 15,460
Declined + 10,678
Total Received 26,138

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Essay
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Considered

State residency

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Philip A. Ballinger
Director of Admissions
P: 206 543-9686
F: 206 685-3655

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $38,200,000
State $55,000,000
Institutional $40,000,000
Other external $2,700,000
Total $135,900,000

Non-need-based

Federal
State $300,000
Institutional $8,000,000
Other external $4,100,000
Total $12,400,000

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
crew
cross-country
football
golf
gymnastics
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, Pacific-10 Conference (Football I-A)
Mascot
Husky
School colors
purple and gold

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Aeronautics/Astronautics
Afro-American Studies
American Ethnic Studies
American Indian Studies
Anthropology
Applied Computational Mathematical Sciences
Applied Mathematics
Architectural Studies
Architecture
Art
Art History
Asian Languages/Literature
Asian Languages/Literatures
Asian Studies
Astronomy
Atmospheric Sciences
Biochemistry
Bioengineering
Biological Structure
Biology
Biology Teaching
Biostatistics
Botany
Business Administration
Canadian Studies
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Chicano Studies
China Studies
Cinema Studies
Civil Engineering
Civil/Environmental Engineering
Classics
Communications
Community/Environmental Planning
Comparative History of Ideas
Comparative Literature
Comparative Religion
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Computer Science/Engineering
Conservation of Wildland Resources
Construction Management
Dance
Dental Science
Dentistry
Digital Arts/Experimental Media
Digital Media
Disability Studies
Drama
Earth/Space Science
Economics
Education
Electrical Engineering
Engineering
English
Environmental Health
Environmental Horticulture/Urban Forestry
Epidemiology
European Studies
Fisheries
Fisheries Science
Forest Engineering
Forest Management
Forest Resources
French/Italian Studies
General Studies
Genetics
Geography
Geological Sciences
Geophysics
Germanics
Greek
Health Services
Health Services Administration
History
History/Philosophy of Science
Human Rights
Humanities
Immunology
Industrial Engineering
Informatics
International Studies
Japan Studies
Jewish Studies
Korea Studies
Lab Medicine
Labor Studies
Landscape Architecture
Latin American Studies
Law
Law/Societies/Justice
Library/Information Science
Linguistics
Marine Affairs
Materials Science Engineering
Materials Science/Engineering
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Chemistry
Medical Engineering
Medicine
Metallurgical Engineering
Microbiology
Middle Eastern Studies
Molecular Biotechnology
Molecular/Cellular Biology
Museology
Music
Near Eastern Languages/Civilizations
Near/Middle Eastern Studies
Neurobiology
Neurobiology/Behavior
Nuclear Engineering
Nursing
Nutritional Science
Oceanography
Oral Biology
Painting
Paper Science/Engineering
Pathobiology
Pathology
Pharmaceutics
Pharmacology
Pharmacy
Philosophy
Physics
Physiology/Biophysics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Affairs
Quantitative Ecology/Resource Management
Rehabilitation Medicine
Romance Languages/Literature
Romance Languages/Literatures
Scandinavian Studies
Slavic Languages/Literature
Social Sciences
Social Welfare
Social Work
Sociology
South Asian Studies
Southeast Asian Studies
Spanish/Portuguese Studies
Speech Communications
Speech/Hearing Sciences
Statistics
Technical Communications
Urban Design/Planning
Wildlife Sciences
Women's Studies
Zoology
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Undergraduate

68%

28,933
students

Female
52%
14,956

Male
48%
13,977

Graduate

32%

13,635
students

Female
52%
7,151

Male
48%
6,484

undergraduateFull-time

89%

26,021
students

Female
53%
13,598

Male
47%
12,423

undergraduatePart-time

11%

2,912
students

Female
47%
1,358

Male
53%
1,554

Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
25%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
< 1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

42%

Transfer applicants accepted

74%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: February 15

Winter: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

135

quarter hours

Minimum transfers must complete

45

quarter hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens
Countries most often represented Canada
China
South Korea
Taiwan
Special services offered for international applicants English lab
Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Kim Lovaas
Associate Director

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