A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  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
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B-
University of Washington is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Pacific-12 Conference
Address
1400 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
53%
Application Deadline
November 15
SAT Range
1120-1370
ACT Range
26-31
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No
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Cost

Net Price
$9,744/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,077/ year
  • $30-48k
    $6,953/ year
  • $49-75k
    $9,454/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,571/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,433/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.256 responses
41%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.273 responses
46%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.275 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
28,377Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
21%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 168 responses
Report
  • Concerned about grades but willing to have fun.
    46%
  • No such thing as a typical student in UW
    15%
  • Determined
    15%
  • Really concerned about grades
    15%
  • Diverse, Determined, and Shy
    3%
  • Hardworking
    3%
  • Diverse
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.320 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.352 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 175 responses
Report
  • Very competitive and a top school
    38%
  • Top 25 University
    25%
  • 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
$52,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
84%
National
48%
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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Where to start? It's a very beautiful school with tons of resources ready to help you succeed. All you need to do is ask. Living on campus is as hassle free as it gets, although HFS (housing and food services) isnt known for being generous or very quick. As far as academics go, it can be tough. Even if you study 20+ hours a week. Its a very competitive school with intro class sizes above 300. Less than 10% will make above a 3.9 in many classes. More major specific classes generally get down to 50 - 150 people. Meeting with a professor is generally really easy, and students are all happy to help you and befriend you - just ask! There is a whole lot to do around campus and in downtown Seattle, but don't let that distract you too much. To succeed here, you need to buckle down and make school your first priority.
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UW is an amazing school. There are free giveaways occasionally and the campus looks amazing. The many libraries provide ideal places to study and the teachers, faculty, and TAs are really supportive, at least in my experience so far. The weather is usually always overcast and its good because most people are not in the mood to get distracted, but it could be a bit gloomy. The student benefits are also very nice- free bus passes and access to the IMA (the gym). I believe UW is considered a public Ivy League university and I can confidently say that the classes are really rigorous! 40% of the students here are Asian ( a lot are international students) so there is also a lot of competition. I definitely recommend going to the UW if you are serious about education!
It has been a very welcoming community since acceptance! There are more opportunities available than you can imagine. However, nothing is going to fall into your lap; you have to reach out to be supported by the plethora of resources. Unfortunately, some of the dorms are going under renovation, so it can be difficult to gain access to on campus housing after Freshman and Sophomore year.