University of Washington, Seattle

Seattle, WA

University of Washington, Seattle

Seattle, WA

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acceptance rate

Accepted 24,456
Declined 19,322
Total Received 43,778
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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 634-acre campus is located in a residential section of Seattle.

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Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 56,554
Established in 1861
Coeducational Coeducational

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634-acre, suburban campus in Seattle (population: 747,300); branch campuses in Bothell and Tacoma. Served by air, bus, and train. School operates transportation to medical centers. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Major city

University of Washington, Seattle
1410 Northeast Campus Parkway
Seattle, WA

Campus Life

Housing available
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
Students are not required to live in school housing
Students may have cars on campus
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.


Admissions Facts

Application fee $80
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Neither
Application deadline (final deadline) November 15
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Not used



acceptance rate

Accepted 24,456
Declined 19,322
Total Received 43,778

Admissions Factors


TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Admission test scores
Secondary School Record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Secondary School GPA

Neither required nor recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Secondary School Rank

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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

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students


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 transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

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Financial Aid


Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid


Average financial aid


in-state out-of-state
Tuition $10,629
Housing & Food $13,887
Additional fees $1,116
Books & supplies $900
Total $26,532
Average Financial Aid - $14,519
Total with Avg. Aid $12,013

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Financial Aid Office

P: 206 543-6101

Varsity Sports

All track combined yes yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Beach volleyball yes
Football yes
Golf yes yes
Gymnastics yes
Rowing yes yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Tennis yes yes
Volleyball yes

Club Sports - Men's

aikido, archery, badminton, baseball, brazilian jiu jitsu,boxing,climbing team, cycling, equestrian, ice hockey, judo, karate, kayak, keno, kung fu/tai chi, lacrosse, rowing, rugby, running, sailing, skiing, soccer, table tennis, taekwondo, tennis, triathalon, volleyball, water polo,wrestling, wushu

Club Sports - Women's

archery, aikido, badminton, boxing, brazilian jiu jitsu, climbing team, cycling, equestrian, judo, karate, kayaking, kendo, kung fu/tai chi, lacrosse, rowing, rugby, running, sailing, skiing, soccer, table tennis, taekwondo, tennis, triathlon, volleyball, water polo, wrestling, wushu

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, bowling, flag football, futsal, innertube basketball, kickball, soccer, softball, tennis, trench dodgeball, volleyball, wiffleball


Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes yes
Acting. yes yes
Advanced General Dentistry. yes
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General. yes
Advanced/Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences, Other. yes
Aerospace, Aeronautical, and Astronautical/Space Engineering, General. yes yes yes
African-American/Black Studies. yes
American Indian/Native American Studies. yes
American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence. yes
Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. yes
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature. yes
Animal Physiology. yes yes
Anthropology, General. yes yes yes
Apparel and Textile Manufacture. yes
Apparel and Textiles, General. yes yes
Applied Mathematics, General. yes yes yes
Applied Mathematics, Other. yes
Archeology. yes yes yes
Architectural History and Criticism, General. yes yes
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology. yes yes
Architecture and Related Services, Other. yes yes
Architecture. yes yes
Area Studies, Other. yes yes yes
Art History, Criticism and Conservation. yes yes yes
Art Teacher Education. yes
Art/Art Studies, General. yes yes
Artificial Intelligence. yes
Asian Studies/Civilization. yes
Astronomy. yes yes yes
Atmospheric Chemistry and Climatology. yes
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General. yes yes yes
Audiology/Audiologist. yes
Auditing. yes
Behavioral Neuroscience. yes yes
Behavioral Sciences. yes yes
Bilingual and Multilingual Education. yes
Biochemistry. yes yes yes
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering. yes yes yes
Biology Teacher Education. yes yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes yes yes
Biomedical Sciences, General. yes
Biometry/Biometrics. yes yes
Biostatistics. yes yes
Biotechnology. yes
Botany/Plant Biology. yes yes yes
Brass Instruments. yes yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes yes yes
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other. yes
Business and Innovation/Entrepreneurship Teacher Education. yes
Canadian Studies. yes
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology. yes yes yes
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics. yes yes
Ceramic Sciences and Engineering. yes yes yes
Chemical Engineering. yes yes yes
Chemical Technology/Technician. yes
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. yes
Chemistry Teacher Education. yes
Chemistry, General. yes yes yes
Chinese Language and Literature. yes
Chinese Studies. yes yes
City/Urban, Community, and Regional Planning. yes yes yes
Civil Engineering, General. yes yes yes
Civil Engineering, Other. yes yes
Clinical Child Psychology. yes
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist. yes yes
Clinical Nutrition/Nutritionist. yes
Clinical Psychology. yes
Clinical and Industrial Drug Development. yes
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other. yes
Clinical/Medical Social Work. yes
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General. yes yes yes
Community Health and Preventive Medicine. yes yes
Community Organization and Advocacy. yes
Comparative Law. yes
Comparative Literature. yes yes yes
Comparative and Laboratory Animal Medicine. yes
Computational Mathematics. yes
Computational and Applied Mathematics. yes
Computer Engineering, General. yes
Computer Science. yes yes yes
Computer and Information Sciences, General. yes yes
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other. yes
Conducting. yes yes
Construction Management, General. yes
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other. yes
Creative Writing. yes yes
Cultural Anthropology. yes yes
Curriculum and Instruction. yes yes
Dance, General. yes yes
Danish Language and Literature. yes
Dental Clinical Sciences, General. yes yes
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist. yes
Design and Visual Communications, General. yes yes
Dietetics/Dietitian. yes yes
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia. yes
Directing and Theatrical Production. yes yes
Drama and Dance Teacher Education. yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes yes yes
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other. yes yes
East Asian Studies. yes yes yes
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology, Other. yes yes yes
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics. yes yes
Economics, General. yes yes yes
Education, General. yes yes yes
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other. yes
Educational Leadership and Administration, General. yes yes
Educational Psychology. yes yes
Educational Statistics and Research Methods. yes yes
Electrical and Electronics Engineering. yes yes yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes yes
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic). yes
Endodontics/Endodontology. yes
Engineering, General. yes
Engineering, Other. yes yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes yes yes
English/Language Arts Teacher Education. yes yes
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies. yes yes
Environmental Biology. yes
Environmental Design/Architecture. yes
Environmental Health. yes yes yes
Environmental Science. yes yes yes
Environmental Studies. yes yes
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering. yes
Environmental/Natural Resources Management and Policy, General. yes
Epidemiology and Biostatistics. yes
Epidemiology. yes yes
Ethics. yes
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other. yes
European Studies/Civilization. yes
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education. yes
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General. yes yes
Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts. yes yes
Film/Cinema/Media Studies. yes yes yes
Finance, General. yes yes
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other. yes yes
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management. yes yes yes
Food Science. yes
Foreign Language Teacher Education. yes yes
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other. yes
Forest Engineering. yes yes yes
Forest Management/Forest Resources Management. yes yes yes
Forest Sciences and Biology. yes yes yes
Forestry, Other. yes yes yes
French Language Teacher Education. yes
French Language and Literature. yes yes yes
French Studies. yes yes
General Studies. yes
Genetics, General. yes yes
Genetics, Other. yes yes
Geographic Information Science and Cartography. yes yes
Geography Teacher Education. yes
Geography. yes yes yes
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other. yes
Geology/Earth Science, General. yes yes yes
Geophysics and Seismology. yes yes yes
German Language Teacher Education. yes
German Language and Literature. yes yes
German Studies. yes
Graphic Design. yes yes
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator. yes yes
Health Law. yes
Health Services Administration. yes
Health Teacher Education. yes
Health/Health Care Administration/Management. yes
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration. yes
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General. yes
History Teacher Education. yes
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology. yes
History, General. yes yes yes
History, Other. yes yes
Housing and Human Environments, General. yes
Human Biology. yes yes yes
Human Computer Interaction. yes yes
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General. yes
Human/Medical Genetics. yes
Humanities/Humanistic Studies. yes
Immunology. yes yes
Industrial Engineering. yes yes yes
Industrial and Product Design. yes yes
Informatics. yes
Information Science/Studies. yes yes
Information Technology. yes yes yes
Interior Architecture. yes
Interior Design. yes
International Business/Trade/Commerce. yes
International Economics. yes
International Law and Legal Studies. yes
International Relations and Affairs. yes
Islamic Studies. yes
Italian Language and Literature. yes yes
Italian Studies. yes yes
Japanese Language and Literature. yes
Japanese Studies. yes yes
Jewelry Arts. yes yes
Jewish/Judaic Studies. yes
Journalism. yes
Keyboard Instruments. yes yes yes
Korean Language and Literature. yes
Korean Studies. yes yes
Landscape Architecture. yes yes
Latin American Studies. yes
Latin Language and Literature. yes
Latin Teacher Education. yes
Law. yes
Learning Sciences. yes yes
Legal Professions and Studies, Other. yes yes
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. yes
Library Science, Other. yes
Library and Information Science. yes yes
Linguistics. yes yes yes
Management Information Systems, General. yes yes
Management Science. yes yes yes
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other. yes
Manufacturing Engineering. yes
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography. yes
Marketing/Marketing Management, General. yes yes
Materials Engineering. yes yes yes
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing. yes
Mathematical Statistics and Probability. yes yes
Mathematics Teacher Education. yes yes
Mathematics, General. yes yes yes
Mathematics, Other. yes
Mechanical Engineering. yes yes yes
Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering. yes
Medical Informatics. yes yes
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist. yes
Medical Science/Scientist. yes yes
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry. yes yes
Medicine. yes
Metallurgical Engineering. yes yes yes
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology, Other. yes
Microbiology, General. yes yes yes
Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other. yes yes yes
Mining and Mineral Engineering. yes yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. yes yes
Museology/Museum Studies. yes
Music History, Literature, and Theory. yes yes yes
Music Performance, General. yes yes yes
Music Teacher Education. yes yes yes
Music Theory and Composition. yes yes yes
Music, General. yes yes yes
Music, Other. yes
Musicology and Ethnomusicology. yes yes yes
Nanotechnology. yes yes
Natural Resources Conservation and Research, Other. yes
Natural Resources and Conservation, Other. yes
Natural Sciences. yes
Near and Middle Eastern Studies. yes yes yes
Neurobiology and Anatomy. yes yes yes
Neuroscience. yes yes
Norwegian Language and Literature. yes
Nuclear Engineering. yes yes
Nursing Administration. yes
Nursing Practice. yes
Nursing Science. yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) yes yes yes
Nutrition Sciences. yes yes yes
Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene. yes yes
Occupational Therapy/Therapist. yes yes
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical. yes yes yes
Operations Research. yes
Oral Biology and Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. yes yes
Orthodontics/Orthodontology. yes
Orthotist/Prosthetist. yes yes
Painting. yes yes
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Facilities Management, General. yes
Pediatric Dentistry/Pedodontics. yes
Percussion Instruments. yes yes yes
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design. yes yes
Pharmacoeconomics/Pharmaceutical Economics. yes yes yes
Pharmacology. yes yes
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other. yes
Pharmacy. yes yes
Philosophy, Other. yes
Philosophy. yes yes yes
Photography. yes yes
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching. yes yes
Physical Therapy/Therapist. yes yes yes
Physical and Biological Anthropology. yes yes yes
Physician Associate/Assistant. yes yes
Physics Teacher Education. yes
Physics, General. yes yes yes
Physics, Other. yes
Physiology, General. yes
Physiology, Pathology, and Related Sciences, Other. yes yes
Plant Sciences, General. yes
Political Communication. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes yes yes
Political Science and Government, Other. yes yes
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing. yes yes yes
Prosthodontics/Prosthodontology. yes
Psychology Teacher Education. yes
Psychology, General. yes yes yes
Psychology, Other. yes
Public Administration. yes yes
Public Health Education and Promotion. yes
Public Health, General. yes yes yes
Public Health, Other. yes yes
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing. yes
Public Policy Analysis, General. yes
Radio and Television. yes
Real Estate Development. yes
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other. yes
Rehabilitation Science. yes yes
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other. yes
Religion/Religious Studies. yes yes
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other. yes yes yes
Russian Language and Literature. yes
Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies. yes
Scandinavian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. yes yes
Scandinavian Studies. yes yes
School Psychology. yes yes
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education. yes yes
Sculpture. yes yes
Social Science Teacher Education. yes
Social Sciences, General. yes
Social Studies Teacher Education. yes yes
Social Work, Other. yes
Social Work. yes yes yes
Sociology, General. yes yes yes
Soil Sciences, Other. yes yes
South Asian Studies. yes yes
Southeast Asian Studies. yes yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes yes
Special Education and Teaching, General. yes yes
Special Education and Teaching, Other. yes
Speech Communication and Rhetoric. yes yes yes
Speech Teacher Education. yes
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist. yes
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General. yes yes
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, Other. yes
Statistics, General. yes yes yes
Stringed Instruments. yes yes yes
Structural Biology. yes yes
Sustainability Studies. yes yes
Swedish Language and Literature. yes
Tax Law/Taxation. yes
Taxation. yes
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other. yes
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other. yes
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels. yes
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor. yes yes
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology. yes
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education. yes
Theatre Literature, History and Criticism. yes yes
Transportation and Highway Engineering. yes
Transportation/Mobility Management. yes
Uralic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. yes
Urban Forestry. yes yes yes
Urban Studies/Affairs. yes
Visual and Performing Arts, Other. yes yes
Voice and Opera. yes yes yes
Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management. yes
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management. yes yes yes
Women's Studies. yes yes yes
Wood Science and Wood Products/Pulp and Paper Technology/Technician. yes yes yes
Woodwind Instruments. yes yes
Youth Services/Administration. yes
Zoology/Animal Biology. yes yes yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Communications
  2. Psychology
  3. Economics

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Business
  • Engineering

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-theology
  • Pre-veterinary science


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Student Break-down

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

Transfer Enrollment


Transfer applicants enrolled


Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Recommended of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: August 30

Winter: October 15

Spring: February 15

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred


quarter hours

Minimum transfers must complete


quarter hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 89
Countries most often represented China
Special services offered for international applicants English lab
Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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