A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Sports
    B
Address
8000 25th AVE NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Telephone
(206) 525-2714
Organization Memberships
NAIS

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$33,850
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

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1320
55 responses
Average ACT
30
43 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
  • Fun Day
    22%
  • Mr. U Prep
    22%
  • Buff Puff Volleyball
    13%
  • Senior Retreat
    13%
  • Dances, Chamber choir, and Jazz Choir
    9%
  • Homecoming
    9%
  • Traditions Week
    9%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
570
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
7:1
National
16:1
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.12 responses
Poll
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.12 responses
Poll
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.12 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
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I am a graduating senior this year, and personally love UPrep. I'd say academically, it is one of the strongest private schools in Washington, bested only by Lakeside. However, I think UPrep has advantages Lakeside doesn't - they focus on educating the whole student, versus Lakeside giving 6 hours of homework a night and overworking their students.

I came from a public middle school to UPrep in high school, and it has been an amazing experience for me. I would highly recommend this school to anyone, and think it should be at the top of the list for best high schools in Washington.
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No one loves University Prep as much as University Prep loves itself. Don't believe the hype. It's a great school for students would be in general education classes in the public school system. This school is not for the academically 'gifted' and does not encourage students to move at their own pace. If anything, UPrep only rewards students for doing independent projects. But then I wonder, what are we paying for?? Why have a 9-1 student ratio, but yet students are supposed to move through curriculum at the same pace?

With UPrep's excellent college counseling, students can get into better colleges than their public school counterparts. But they will, more likely than not, be private, liberal arts colleges. Not many UPrep students end up at MIT, Caltech, or Harvard.
Overall, my experience with the school was positive. The people there helped me get into my dream college, and were (and are) incredibly supportive of me in a variety of ways. That said, it isn't an easy place to be a student of any sort of minority, and it would be great if the administration actually tried to make that better, instead of just the diversity office and the students themselves. The most progress was made when students butted heads with the administration, to be honest.