University of Washington, Seattle

Seattle, WA

University of Washington, Seattle

Seattle, WA

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Tuition & Fees

$11,465

$38,166

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
26%
600-699
49%
500-599
20%
400-499
3%
300-399
0
700-800
49%
600-699
32%
500-599
15%
400-499
2%
300-399
0
30-36
54%
24-29
32%
18-23
11%
12-17
1%
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undergraduateRatios

46%

male

54%

female

21

students

1

faculty

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Selective

51%

acceptance rate

Accepted 23,592
Declined 21,987
Total Received 45,579
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Public

32,046

undergraduate students

15,508

graduate students

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Location

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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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 47,554
Established in 1861
Coeducational Coeducational

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
  • Metropolitan area: Seattle, WA
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Seattle-Tacoma International

University of Washington, Seattle
1410 Northeast Campus Parkway
Seattle, WA
98195

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
29%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
no
No freshman housing consideration
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Interfraternity Council/Pan-Hellenic Council
  • Taiwanese Student Association
  • Chinese Student Association
  • Yacht Club
  • Asian American Intervarsity Christian Fellowship/Muslim Students Association

Top Events

  • Dawg Daze and Fall Fling
  • Spring Concert
  • Taiwanese Student Association Night Market
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
26%
600-699
49%
500-599
20%
400-499
3%
300-399
0
700-800
49%
600-699
32%
500-599
15%
400-499
2%
300-399
0
30-36
54%
24-29
32%
18-23
11%
12-17
1%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $80
Application deadline November 15
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.81

Selective

51%

acceptance rate

Accepted 23,592
Declined 21,987
Total Received 45,579

Admissions Factors

Very Important

application essay
academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record

Important

extracurricular activities
first generation
talent/ability
standardized test scores
volunteer work
work experience

Considered

character/personal qualities
state residency

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
class rank
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 83
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Crew
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Rowing
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

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 Sports Men

Archery, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Crew, Equestrian sports, Football, Lacrosse, Racquetball, Rock climbing, Rowing, Sailing, Skiing (cross-country), Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Triathlon, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo, Wrestling

Intramural Sports Women

Archery, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Crew, Equestrian sports, Football, Lacrosse, Racquetball, Rock climbing, Rowing, Sailing, Skiing (cross-country), Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Triathlon, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo, Wrestling

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Divison I
NAIA

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Acting
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
American Indian/Native American Studies
Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics, Other
Architecture
Area Studies, Other
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art/Art Studies, General
Asian Studies/Civilization
Astronomy
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
Biochemistry
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Botany/Plant Biology
Business Administration and Management, General
Canadian Studies
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
Chemical Engineering
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Chemistry, General
Chinese Language and Literature
Chinese Studies
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Civil Engineering, General
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Comparative Literature
Computational Mathematics
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Dance, General
Danish Language and Literature
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Design and Visual Communications, General
Directing and Theatrical Production
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology, Other
Economics, General
Education, Other
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Engineering, Other
English Language and Literature, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Environmental Health
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
European Studies/Civilization
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Finance, General
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
French Language and Literature
General Studies
Geography
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
Geology/Earth Science, General
Geophysics and Seismology
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
History, General
History, Other
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Industrial Engineering
Industrial and Product Design
Informatics
Information Technology
Islamic Studies
Italian Language and Literature
Japanese Language and Literature
Japanese Studies
Jazz/Jazz Studies
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Journalism
Keyboard Instruments
Korean Language and Literature
Korean Studies
Landscape Architecture
Latin American Studies
Latin Language and Literature
Legal Studies, General
Linguistics
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
Management Information Systems, General
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Materials Engineering
Mathematics, General
Mathematics, Other
Mechanical Engineering
Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering
Microbiology, General
Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
Music History, Literature, and Theory
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Music, Other
Natural Sciences
Neurobiology and Anatomy
Norwegian Language and Literature
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
Operations Research
Orthotist/Prosthetist
Painting
Percussion Instruments
Philosophy
Photography
Physical and Biological Anthropology
Physician Assistant
Physics, General
Physiology, General
Political Communication
Political Science and Government, General
Political Science and Government, Other
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
Psychology, General
Public Health Education and Promotion
Public Health, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religion/Religious Studies
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Russian Language and Literature
Scandinavian Studies
Sculpture
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Social Sciences, General
Social Work
Sociology
South Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
South Asian Studies
Southeast Asian Studies
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Statistics, General
Stringed Instruments
Swedish Language and Literature
Theatre Literature, History and Criticism
Uralic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Visual and Performing Arts, Other
Voice and Opera
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Doctorial degree - other
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

47,554

total students

81%

in-state

19%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

67%

32,046
students

Female
54%
17,401

Male
46%
14,645

33%

15,508
students

Female
55%
8,502

Male
45%
7,006

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

91%

29,332
students

Female
55%
15,984

Male
45%
13,348

9%

2,714
students

Female
53%
1,417

Male
47%
1,297

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 95%
Student 4 year graduation rate 66%
Student 5 year graduation rate 16%
Student 6 year graduation rate 2%

Student Break-down

15%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
25%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
36%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
7%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

1,513

Transfer students enrolled

3%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment yes
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: February 15

Transfer difficulty

Very difficult

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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

  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation

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 transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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