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  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
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  11. Student Life
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  12. Safety
    B-
University of Washington is a highly rated public university located in Seattle, Washington. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 28,380 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the University of Washington acceptance rate is 45%. 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.
About University of Washington...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Pacific-12 Conference
Address
1410 NE Campus Parkway
Seattle, WA 98195

University of Washington Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
45%
Application Deadline
November 15
SAT Range
1120-1370
ACT Range
26-32
Application Fee
$80
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$10,068/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,129/ year
  • $30-48k
    $6,805/ year
  • $49-75k
    $8,984/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,765/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,502/ year
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Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.256 responses
40%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.280 responses
45%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.282 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
28,380Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
19%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 175 responses
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  • Concerned about grades but willing to have fun.
    46%
  • Really concerned about grades
    15%
  • No such thing as a typical student in UW
    15%
  • Determined
    14%
  • Diverse, Determined, and Shy
    3%
  • Hardworking
    3%
  • If they are in their major, fraudulent
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.327 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.359 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 181 responses
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  • Very competitive and a top school
    38%
  • Top 25 University
    24%
  • Be Boundless!
    21%
  • Filled with opportunities
    7%
  • UW isn't rated well nationally but it is in world.
    3%
  • "Local Ivy"
    2%
  • Public Ivy
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$54,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
84%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
76%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.161 responses
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The life is great and overall one of the best schools in Washington state. I love how divers the campus is. Has people from all different backgrounds and religions. There is everything there to explore their way of life. Even though there's not really a readily available "must see" list of places to visit on the campus, there is definitely one building you cannot avoid. And that's the Suzzalo library . Inside, you will find the largest book on campus, centuries upon centuries old. And if you venture to the reading room you will be in for a treat for this room is none other than the Hogwarts dining hall!
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Beautiful campus with lots of interesting classes offered. Teachers are understanding and top of their respective fields. There are many, many clubs to join and everyone is inclusive. The atmosphere is very conductive for learning since expectations here are high. Everyone wants to do well which in turn motivates you to try your best as well. The dorms on campus are the best I've seen and living on campus is the easiest way to meet other people!
Our daughter is a rising senior at UW and is having the college experience she has always dreamed of. Freshman year was in a dorm, then moved into a large house with 7 roommates not far from school. She has been chosen for an amazing internship every quarter since fall Sophomore year and commutes via light rail, bike, bus, Uber or Lyft. her internships are leading to connections in the community and business world that will likely to lead to a job in just over a year. Have all of her professors been stellar? Nol but the vast majority have been!