University of Washington is a highly rated public university located in Seattle, Washington. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 28,759 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the University of Washington acceptance rate is 46%. Popular majors include Psychology, Communications, and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Graduating 84% of students, University of Washington alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $42,800.
NCAA Division I-FBS
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.256 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.281 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.283 responses
Most Popular Majors
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology347 Graduates
Political Science and Government287 Graduates
Management Sciences and Information Systems230 Graduates
Public Health229 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.328 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.360 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.161 responses
University of Washington Reviews
The academic programs are spectacular. Though I am only a freshman, the professors I have had care about making sure students learn from the material rather than just showing up for the job. All of my professors and TA's go out of their way to make time (even when their schedule is packed), to explain a concept I did not understand during lecture. UW also has a well-developed writing center not only for getting assistance on writing essays for classes, but for scholarships and applying to programs as well. Every week there are always flyers on campus for workshops on how to apply for programs or learn more about opportunities such as study abroad! UW is one of the best public universities out there. It has almost an over-whelming amount of resources to guarantee all students get the help they need and succeed in their college careers.
Even though I'm only in my second quarter, I already love this school! It is beautiful no matter where on campus you are. Transportation to downtown Seattle is super easy and accessible. The instructors are amazing as well! They are very good at what they do and are more than willing to help anyone in need. The dorms are awesome too. Everyone is very friendly and everything is in walking distance. Classes are decently difficult, but it is college so that's to be expected.
The University of Washington offers great curriculums that really set the foundation for a smooth transition into professional schools or your career of choice. In addition, it has a beautiful campus with a view of Mt. Rainier outside of the Suzzallo library, which was my favorite study spot because it has a touch of a scene from the Harry Potter movie!