31,331
Students
Financial aid thermometer
17,380
Avg. Financial Aid
Very Selective
Admission Difficulty
46
46%
Acceptance Rate
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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Overview

University of Washington is a University institution located in Seattle, WA, in an urban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 1410 NE Campus Parkway
Seattle, WA  98195
United States
Contact Office of Admissions
Phone: 206-543-9686
Fax: 206-685-3655

Majors & Degrees

Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
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Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

44,877
Applied
20,833
Accepted
31,331
Enrolled
46%
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Female Admissions

24,418
Females Applied
11,755
Females Accepted
48%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

20,459
Males Applied
9,078
Males Accepted
44%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

70
Application Fee
3.79
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Essay
Required for some programs Transcript of high school record

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen November 15th March 15th
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer February 15th June 30th

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 640 590 690
SAT Math 670 600 730
ACT Composite 29 27 32

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

10,127
In-state
35,508
Out-of-state
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Fees

1,080
Full-time student fees
12,798
Room & board
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees

Financial Aid

17,380
Avg. Financial Aid Package
17,500
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
4,620
Avg. Loan Aid
5,000
Avg. Grant Aid
15,550
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
95% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
77%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
26%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

31,331
Total undergrad students
15%
International Students
18%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 7.85%
Black or African American 2.95%
White or Caucasian 39.93%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.43%
Asian 24.09%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.47%
Two or more races 7.22%
Other 2.45%

Gender

Male (47.13%)
Female (52.87%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 27%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Dawg Daze and Fall Fling, Spring Concert and Taiwanese Student Association Night Market

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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National PanHellenic Council, United Greek Council
Most popular organizations:
Interfraternity Council/Pan-Hellenic Council, Taiwanese Student Association, Chinese Student Association, Yacht Club and Asian American Intervarsity Christian Fellowship/Muslim Students Association

Campus Security & Safety

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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery Checkmark No No
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
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Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading No Checkmark Checkmark
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Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Football Checkmark Division 1A Checkmark
Golf No Division 1 Checkmark
Gymnastics No No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Rowing Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Rugby Checkmark No No
Sailing Checkmark No No
Skiing (cross-country) Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark No No
Squash Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Triathlon Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Wrestling Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery Checkmark No No
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball Checkmark No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading No Checkmark Checkmark
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Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Division 1 Checkmark
Gymnastics No Division 1 Checkmark
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Rowing Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Rugby Checkmark No No
Sailing Checkmark No No
Skiing (cross-country) Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Squash Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Triathlon Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Wrestling Checkmark No No

Faculty

2,636
Total Faculty
19:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 2,055
Part-time - 581
Male - 1,427
Female - 1,209