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University Prep
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  • Private
  • SEATTLE, WA

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Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Diversity
    grade A
  3. Teachers
    grade A+
  4. College Prep
    grade A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade A+
  6. Sports
    grade A minus

About

Applying

Application Deadline
January 12
Application Fee
$60
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, SSAT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$41,650
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
18%
Average Financial Aid
$32,661
From University Prep

University Prep (UPrep) is a 6–12 school in northeast Seattle where our students run with their minds. We offer an intellectually rich education that fosters deep inquiry, critical thinking and is powered by student engagement.

UPrep’s campus is situated in the Wedgewood residential neighborhood, yet the world is our students’ classroom. Athletics, community service, student clubs, and leadership opportunities take students across the Seattle area, while our global and outdoor education program opens up the world to our students.

Our 45-year history celebrates a commitment to inclusion, a legacy of innovation, and a culture of inspiration. We develop each student’s potential to become intellectually courageous, socially responsible citizens of the world. Our students graduate UPrep prepared for college and life.

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University Prep Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1360
96 responses
Average ACT
31
65 responses

ULab

To support our Upper School students’ success and ignite their passion for collaboration, growth, creativity, and leadership, we are constructing the ULab, a 39,000-square-foot, three-story building. Opening during fall 2023, the ULab will provide our students with a larger social cohort, diverse perspectives in the classroom, and opportunities for expanded course offerings, clubs and athletics.

Culture & Safety

Poll
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 11 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 38 responses
  • Fun Day
    24%
  • Mr. U Prep
    16%
  • Senior Retreat
    13%
  • Buff Puff Volleyball
    11%
  • Dances, Chamber choir, and Jazz Choir
    8%
  • Homecoming
    8%
  • Traditions Week
    8%

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Students

Diversity
grade A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
628
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 14 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 14 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 14 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
7:1
National
17:1
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 17 responses
Poll
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 17 responses
Poll
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 17 responses

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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 9 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 9 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 9 responses

Living in the Area

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C minus
  2. Good for Families
    grade A
  3. Housing
    grade C
Median Household Income
$136,175
National
$64,994
Median Rent
$1,951
National
$1,096
Median Home Value
$787,479
National
$229,800

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