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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Sports
    A-
University Prep is a top rated, private school located in Seattle, WA. It has 604 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 8 to 1. Tuition is $36,750 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 100% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
Address
8000 25th AVE NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Telephone
(206) 525-2714

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$36,750
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
16%
Average Financial Aid
$28,000

University Prep Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1340
71 responses
Average ACT
30
49 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 30 responses
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  • Fun Day
    23%
  • Mr. U Prep
    20%
  • Buff Puff Volleyball
    13%
  • Senior Retreat
    13%
  • Dances, Chamber choir, and Jazz Choir
    10%
  • Homecoming
    7%
  • Traditions Week
    7%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
604
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
National
17:1
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.14 responses
Poll
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.14 responses
Poll
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.14 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses
Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Median Household Income
$111,625
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,614
National
$949
Median Home Value
$573,997
National
$184,700
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University Prep Reviews

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I am a UPrep alumna who graduated in the mid-1990s and my daughter will be going into 7th grade at UPrep this fall – her second year at the school. I had hoped that my daughter would experience the same rigorous academics and caring community that I did and this has definitely proved to be the case! UPrep is a place where teachers really get to know each student and have insights into their individual strengths; as a result, they help steer students toward electives and leadership positions in their areas of interest that they might not otherwise have considered. It is a place where students feel safe to branch out and try new things - my daughter started her own art club with a friend in 6th grade, dabbled in playing the cello and took her first foray into learning Mandarin Chinese, all on a gorgeous campus in a residential neighborhood where several of the teachers I had 20+ years ago are still teaching (no doubt a testament to how much they themselves love the school!).
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I graduated from UPrep 7 years ago and was there for both middle and high school. I had a wonderful time at the school and felt that it was a very inclusive & friendly environment. It was easy to get involved in the school's athletic/arts programs as they are a no-cut school. With such small class sizes, the teachers are focused on making sure that every student succeeds, no matter their learning style. The school does a great job of keeping connected after graduation as well-- whether it be through all-alumni events (Mariners games, happy hours, picnics, etc.), the alumni board, or through connecting alumni in similar industries. I would send my future children to UPrep in a heartbeat!
As an alum of University Prep who graduated 23 years ago, my review is based on my experience looking back at my time at the school. I can say it was one of the best experiences I had. I made life long friends, had a happy high school experience, got opportunities to do things that I never would have at a larger public school (i.e. played sports, participated in musicals and dramas, traveled to different countries through programs offered...etc.). Although the school has gotten bigger and changed in many ways, the culture and teachers I experienced remains true today as it did more than 20-years ago. If you have the opportunity to attend Uprep I would highly recommend it!