University of Washington, Seattle

Seattle, WA

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.

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
50%
500-599
20%
400-499
4%
700-800
50%
600-699
32%
500-599
15%
400-499
3%
700-800
15%
600-699
39%
500-599
32%
400-499
12%
300-399
2%
30-36
59%
24-29
24%
18-23
13%
12-17
4%
30-36
48%
24-29
40%
18-23
9%
12-17
3%
30-36
54%
24-29
33%
18-23
11%
12-17
2%
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undergraduateRatios

46%

male

54%

female

1

teacher

21

students

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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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Most Popular Majors

  1. Communications
  2. Psychology
  3. Economics
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Codes

SAT 4854
ACT 4484

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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.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 47,554
Established in 1861
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •   CAHIIM (Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education)
•  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  AACSB The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
•  AALS (Association of American Law Schools)
•  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACCE (American Council for Construction Education)
•  ACEND (Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics)
•  ACS American Chemical Society
•  ADA (American Dental Association)
•  ALA (American Library Association)
•  AMA/AAMC/LCME (American Medical Association/Association of American Medical Colleges/Liaison Committee on Medical Education)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  ARC-PA (Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant)
•  ARC-PA Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CAHME (Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education)
•  CAPTE (Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CEA (Commission on English Language Program Accreditation)
•  CODA (Commission on Dental Accreditation)
•  LAAB (Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board)
•  NAAB (National Architectural Accrediting Board)
•  NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences)
•  NASP (National Association of School Psychologists)
•  NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)
•  NEHSPAC (National Environmental Health Science & Protection Accreditation Council)
•  NWCCU (Northwest Comm. on Colleges and Universities)
•  PAB (Planning Accreditation Board)
•  SAF (Society of American Foresters)

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Seattle, WA

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.

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
72%
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

 
32 fraternities 14% of male students
 
16 sororities 15% of female students
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
26%
600-699
50%
500-599
20%
400-499
4%
700-800
50%
600-699
32%
500-599
15%
400-499
3%
700-800
15%
600-699
39%
500-599
32%
400-499
12%
300-399
2%
30-36
59%
24-29
24%
18-23
13%
12-17
4%
30-36
48%
24-29
40%
18-23
9%
12-17
3%
30-36
54%
24-29
33%
18-23
11%
12-17
2%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $80
Common application accepted no
Application deadline November 15
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Selective

51%

acceptance rate

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

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Essay
Secondary school record

Important

Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Standardized test scores
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
State residency

Not Considered

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

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Admissions Contact

Paul Seegert
Director of Admissions
P: 206 543-9686

Financial Aid

77%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$17,487

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $10,370
Room & board $13,296
Additional fees $1,095
Books & supplies $900
Total $25,661
Average Financial Aid - $17,487
Total with Avg. Aid $8,174
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Other

Financial Aid Office

P: 206 543-6101
osfa@uw.edu

Financial Aid Officer

S. Kay Lewis
Assistant Vice Provost for Enrollment; Executive Director, Financial Aid and Scholarships
sklewis@uw.edu

Varsity Sports

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

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

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Administrative Practice
Aeronautics/Astronautics
Aerospace Engineering
Afro-American Studies
American Ethnic Studies
American Indian Studies
American Music
Anthropology
Anthropology/Indigenous Archaeology
Applied Bioengineering
Applied Computational Mathematical Sciences
Applied Mathematics
Applied Music
Aquatic/Fisheries Science
Aquatic/Fishery Sciences
Aquatic/Fishery Sciences
Architectural Studies
Architecture
Art
Art History
Asian Languages/Literature
Asian Languages/Literatures
Asian Studies
Astronomy
Astronomy/Astrobiology
Atmospheric Sciences
Audiology
Basic Medical Science
Behavioral Neuroscience
Bilingual Bicultural Education
Biochemistry
Bioengineering
Bioethics/Humanities
Biological Structure
Biology
Biology Teaching
Biology/Astrobiology
Biomathematics
Biomedical Regulatory Affairs
Biomedical/Health Informatics
Bioresource Science/Engineering
Biostatistics
Botany
Building Construction
Building Technology/Administration
Built Environment
Business Administration
Canadian Studies
Ceramic Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
China Studies
Chinese
Cinema Studies
Civil Engineering
Civil/Environmental Engineering
Classics
Clinical/Contextual Practice
Communications
Community/Environmental Planning
Comparative History of Ideas
Comparative Literature
Comparative Medicine
Comparative Physiology
Comparative Religion
Computational Finance/Risk Management
Computational Linguistics
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Computer Science/Engineering
Conservation of Wildland Resources
Construction Management
Core Speech Language Pathology
Dance
Danish
Data Science
Dental Hygiene
Dental Science
Dentistry
Design
Design/Planning
Dietetics
Digital Arts/Experimental Media
Digital Media
Drama
Early Care/Education
Early Childhood/Family Studies
Earth/Space Science
Eastern European Studies
Economics
Education
Electrical Engineering
Endodontics
Engineering
English
Environmental Design
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Health
Environmental Horticulture/Urban Forestry
Environmental Science/Terrestrial Resource Management
Environmental Studies
Environmental/Forest Sciences
Environmental/Forest Services
Environmental/Occupational Health
Epidemiology
Ethnomusicology
European Studies
Finance
Finnish Studies
Fisheries
Food Science
Forest Engineering
Forest Management
Forest Resources
French Studies
French/Italian Studies
Gender/Women/Sexuality Studies
General Studies
Genetic Epidemiology
Genetics
Genome Sciences
Geographic Information Systems
Geography
Geological Sciences
Geophysics
Germanics
Global Health
Greek
Health Administration
Health Informatics/Health Information Management
Health Services
Health Services Administration
Hispanic Studies
History
History/Philosophy of Science
Home Economics
Human Centered Design/Engineering
Human Computer Interaction/Design
Humanities
Immunology
Individualized Studies
Industrial Engineering
Industrial/Systems Engineering
Informatics
Information Management
Information Science
Infrastructure Planning/Management
Integrated Sciences
Interaction Design
Intercollegiate Athletics Leadership
Interdisciplinary Engineering
Interdisciplinary Visual Arts
International Studies
Italian Studies
Japan Studies
Japanese
Jewish Studies
Journalism
Jurisprudence
Kinesiology
Korea Studies
Korean
Lab Medicine
Landscape Architecture
Latin
Latin American Studies
Law
Law/Societies/Justice
Library/Information Science
Linguistics
Logging Engineering
Marine Affairs
Marketing
Materials Science Engineering
Materials Science/Engineering
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Medex
Medical Chemistry
Medical Engineering
Medical History/Ethics
Medical Laboratory Science
Medical Speech Language Pathology
Medical Technology
Medicinal Chemistry
Medicine
Medicine Concurrent Degree Program
Metallurgical Engineering
Microbiology
Middle Eastern Studies
Mining Engineering
Molecular Biotechnology
Molecular Engineering
Molecular/Cellular Biology
Museology
Music
Natural Science
Near Eastern Languages/Civilizations
Near/Middle Eastern Studies
Neurobiology
Neurobiology/Behavior
Neuroscience
Norwegian
Nuclear Engineering
Nursing
Nursing/Health Administration
Nursing/Health Services
Nutrition/Health
Nutritional Science
Nutritional Sciences/Food
Occupational Therapy
Occupational/Environmental Medicine
Oceanography
Oral Biology
Oral Health Sciences
Oral Health Sciences
Oral Medicine
Orthodontics
Outdoor Recreation
Painting
Paper Science/Engineering
Paramedicine
Pathobiology
Pathology
Pediatric Dentistry
Periodontics
Pharmaceutical Bioengineering
Pharmaceutics
Pharmacology
Pharmacy
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physical Therapy
Physics
Physiology/Biophysics
Policy Practice
Political Science
Prosthetics/Orthotics
Prosthodontics
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Affairs
Public Health
Public Health Genetics
Public Horticulture
Public Policy/Management
Quantitative Ecology/Resource Management
Radio/Television
Radiological Sciences
Real Estate
Recreation Education
Recreation Planning/Administration
Rehabilitation Medicine
Rehabilitation Science
Romance Languages/Literature
Romance Languages/Literatures
Russian Language/Literature/Culture
Scandinavian Studies
Science for Teachers
Slavic Languages/Literature
Social Sciences
Social Welfare
Social Work
Sociology
South Asian Studies
Southeast Asian Studies
Spanish/Portuguese Studies
Speech Language Pathology
Speech/Hearing Sciences
Statistics
Strategic Planning for Critical Infrastructure
Supply Chain Management
Surgery
Sustainable Resource Sciences
Sustainable Transportation
Swedish
Technical Communication
Technical Communications
Technology Innovation
Technology Management
Textile Science/Costume Studies
Urban Design/Planning
Urban Forestry
Wildlife Sciences
Women's Studies
Zoology
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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

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 Break-down

15%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
25%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
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

Transfer Admissions

46%

Transfer applicants accepted

61%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 30

Winter: October 15

Spring: February 15

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

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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International Students

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

International Student Contact

Kim Lovaas
Director of International Student Services & Associate Director of International Admission
206 543-9686
intladm@uw.edu

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