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University of Washington-Seattle Campus
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Overall Rating
B+ Good
Main Address
1400 NE Campus Parkway
Seattle, WA 98195-4550
Overall Rankings
Legal Professions And Studies
#2 of 357
Architecture And Related Services
#3 of 242
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
#7 of 518
Philosophy And Religious Studies
#7 of 973
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
#7 of 1,112
#8 of 1,528
Public Administration And Social Service Professions
#8 of 980
Natural Resources And Conservation
#11 of 794
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What makes University of Washington-Seattle Campus unique?

A public, nonprofit institution that was founded in 1861 by Daniel Bagley and Arthur Denny as a research institution. The University of Washington has a total undergraduate enrollment of about 30,000. UW is located in an urban setting with a campus that covers just over 600 acres, and an academic calendar that operates on a quarter system. The University of Washington has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21:1 which translates to large lecture-hall class formats, and smaller, condensed graduate programs. 

Located in Seattle, Washington, The University of Washington is made up of three campuses including the flagship Seattle Campus, along with Bothell and Tacoma campuses. The school is known for its competitive public health, computer engineering, and business schools. The University of Washington has over 300 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in both science and fine arts, which provides a range of opportunities depending on professional interests post-graduation. Washington residents should note that in-state students pay about half what out-of-state students pay for tuition and fees. 


The University of Washington is known for its gothic campus architecture and annual cherry blossom festival that draws international acclaim. Beyond academics, The University of Washington’s Husky athletic teams competes in the PAC-12, with an annual football rivalry with Washington State University in the Apple Cup. UW students enjoy a picturesque gothic campus situated just north of bustling downtown Seattle, and within walking distance on the Burke Gilman Trail. Notable alumni include actress Anna Faris, actor Bruce Lee, and soprano saxophonist Kenny G. Notable alumni achievements include the invention of color television by Willard Greer, a 1927 UW graduate.

Contact Info
Contact & Location
Phone Number
(206) 543-2100
1400 NE Campus Parkway
Seattle, WA 98195-4550
Large City
Key Info, Costs & Aid
Acceptance Rate (2020)
Completion Rate (2020)
Student Body
Total Enrollments (2020) 48,149
Women 55%
Men 45%
Total Enrollments (2020) 48,149
White 40%
Asian 22%
International (Non-Citizen) 16%
Hispanic or Latino 8%
Multiracial 7%
Black or African American 3%
Unknown 3%
Native American 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
In State Tuition (2020)
Out of State Tuition (2020)
On Campus Room & Board

* These statistics utilize the most recently released data from IPEDS (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System)

Degree Overview
Total Awards (2020) 15,828
Bachelor's 61%
Master's 29%
Doctoral 10%
Certificate 0%
Total Awards (2020) 15,828
Mathematics and Science 20%
Human and Social Sciences 17%
Engineering 15%
Education and Liberal Arts 13%
Healthcare 11%
Business 11%
Computer Technology 8%
Legal and Law 3%
Art and Design 1%
Communication and Media 1%
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Sources for school statistics and data include U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

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Online Programs
Aerospace, Aeronautical, And Astronautical/Space Engineering, General
Applied Mathematics, General
Architectural And Building Sciences/Technology
City/Urban, Community, And Regional Planning
Civil Engineering, General
Civil Engineering, Other
Computational And Applied Mathematics
Early Childhood Education And Teaching
Information Science/Studies
Library And Information Science
Mechanical Engineering
Pharmaceutics And Drug Design
Social Sciences, General
Transportation And Highway Engineering
Accredited By
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Specialized Accreditations
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Dietetics (DIET) - Coordinated Program in Dietetics
Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education
  • Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
  • Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
  • Law (LAW) - Professional schools
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
  • Predoctoral (University of Washington - Health Sciences School of Dentistry)
  • Post Doctoral - Advanced dental education programs (advanced education in general dentistry and general practice residency) (General Practice Residency 12 Months/Optional 2nd Year)
  • Post Doctoral - Advanced dental education programs (advanced education in general dentistry and general practice residency) (Oral Medicine)
  • Endodontics
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology (OMR)
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS)
  • Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Periodontics
  • Prosthodontics (including maxillofacial prosthetics and combined prosthodontics/maxillofacial prosthetics)
  • Oral Medicine
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
  • Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
  • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
  • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs (University of Washington Counseling Center - Schmitz Hall)
  • School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
  • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education
  • Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administration
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
  • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
  • English Language (Intensive English Program)
Council on Education for Public Health
  • Public Health (PHG) - Graduate level school of public health
  • Public Health (PHBG) - Baccalaureate and Graduate level school of public health
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
  • Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree

Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)

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Questions & Answers
Who are the notable alumni?
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Notable alumni from the University of Washington include Minoru Yamasaki – architect; Henry M. Jackson – U.S. Senator; Irv Robbins – Baskin & Robbins co-founder; Chris DeWolfe – MySpace co-founder; Marilynne Robinson – Pulitzer Prize-winning author; Bruce Lee – legendary martial artist; saxophonist Kenny G – saxophonist; Joel McHale – actor and comedian.

What is the campus setting like?
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The University of Washington is one of the oldest universities on the West Coast. Filled with brick buildings, large trees and open, grassy areas, the campus sits on the shores of the Union and Portage Bays in the heart of Seattle with mountain views to the east and west. Its four campuses are connected by Red Square, a central hub for student activities, meetings and events. For fun, students head over to University Way, referred to simply as “The Ave,” an 8-block food court with tastes from around the world.

What are the online learning and extension/adult learning opportunities?
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UW Professional & Continuing Education programs are designed for working professionals, and attending online gives you even more flexibility. As a UW Online student, you’ll tap into the university’s 150-year history as an innovative research and educational institution. The online format connects you with students and faculty from around the world, on your schedule — providing an educational experience that can’t be replicated in a traditional classroom. Programs include everything from a BA in Early Childhood and Family Studies to an MA in Aerospace Engineering to a Big Data Technologies Certificate Program.

What are the athletic highlights?
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UW is the home of the Huskies. Its teams compete in the NCAA Division I and Pac-12 Conference. The UW football team won the1960 and 1991 national title along with eight Rose Bowl victories and an Orange Bowl title. From 1907 to 1917, Washington football teams were unbeaten in 64 consecutive games, an NCAA record. In the last 15 years, the UW basketball team made it to six NCAA tournaments and two sweet sixteen tournaments. The rowing, softball, cross-country and volleyball teams also claimed recent title victories.

What are the school's academic highlights?
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The University of Washington is an esteemed research university. In 2006, the University of Washington research budget passed $1.0 billion. Since 1974, UW has been the largest recipient of federal research funding among public universities and second among all public and private universities in the country. In 2014 the UW Social Sciences were ranked as the sixth best in the world by the National Taiwan University Ranking based on academic performance.