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University of Washington
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  • 4 Year
  • SEATTLE, WA

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Report Card

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A
  2. Value
    grade A
  3. Diversity
    grade A+
  4. Campus
    grade A
  5. Athletics
    grade A+
  6. Party Scene
    grade A
  7. Professors
    grade A minus
  8. Location
    grade A+
  9. Dorms
    grade B
  10. Campus Food
    grade B
  11. Student Life
    grade A+
  12. Safety
    grade C+

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University of Washington is a highly rated public university located in Seattle, Washington. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 29,332 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the University of Washington acceptance rate is 52%. Popular majors include Research and Experimental Psychology, Communications, and Political Science and Government. Graduating 84% of students, University of Washington alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $44,900.

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1400 NE CAMPUS PARKWAY
SEATTLE, WA 98195
About University of Washington...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Pacific-12 Conference

Branch Campuses

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.

UW Admissions

Acceptance Rate
52%
Application Deadline
November 15
SAT Range
1220-1470
ACT Range
27-33
Application Fee
$80
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$10,692 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$13,041 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
57%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A minus
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
39%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 313 responses
43%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 315 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
2
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
2
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    7%
  • On Campus
    92%
  • Online
    1%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
29,332 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,714
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
20%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 205 responses
  • Concerned about grades but willing to have fun.
    43%
  • No such thing as a typical student in UW
    16%
  • Determined
    15%
  • Really concerned about grades
    13%
  • Hardworking
    4%
  • Diverse, Determined, and Shy
    3%
  • If they are in their major, fraudulent
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 360 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 392 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 213 responses
  • Very competitive and a top school
    38%
  • Be Boundless!
    22%
  • Top 25 University
    22%
  • Filled with opportunities
    8%
  • Public Ivy
    4%
  • UW isn't rated well nationally but it is in world.
    3%
  • "Local Ivy"
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$57,700 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
84%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
76%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 161 responses

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