About University of Washington-Seattle Campus

Founded in 1861, University of Washington-Seattle Campus. is a Public college. Located in Washington, which is a city setting in Washington, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 30,933 full time undergraduate students, and 14,658 full time graduate students.

The University of Washington-Seattle Campus Academic calendar runs on a Quarter basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 17:1. There are 2079 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at University of Washington-Seattle Campus include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate45%
Application Deadline
Application Fee70
SAT Range1120-1370
ACT Range26-32

Admissions at UW are considered More Selective, with ,179% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 15 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

100% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 98% were in the top quarter, and 92% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at University of Washington-Seattle Campus.

2%
“We”re apathetic”
16%
“We know about current events and vote”
52%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
29%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
4%
“We save it for the classroom”
21%
“Sometimes, but not often”
58%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
17%
“All the time, including weekends”
2%
“I”m always terrified”
18%
“I only go out in groups”
58%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
22%
“I feel extremely safe”
2%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
33%
“We bought the gear”
65%
“We live for the big game”
3%
“It”s not really our thing”
20%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
66%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
11%
“We”re a very artistic group”
4%
“Haven”t met them”
14%
“Available in class”
67%
“They keep regular office hours”
16%
“They”re always available”
2%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
23%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
70%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
4%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
2%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
23%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
48%
“We only party on weekends”
27%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
6%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
57%
“There might be people who do”
33%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
4%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
2%
“We”re apathetic”
16%
“We know about current events and vote”
52%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
29%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
4%
“We save it for the classroom”
21%
“Sometimes, but not often”
58%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
17%
“All the time, including weekends”
2%
“I”m always terrified”
18%
“I only go out in groups”
58%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
22%
“I feel extremely safe”
2%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
33%
“We bought the gear”
65%
“We live for the big game”
3%
“It”s not really our thing”
20%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
66%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
11%
“We”re a very artistic group”
4%
“Haven”t met them”
14%
“Available in class”
67%
“They keep regular office hours”
16%
“They”re always available”
2%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
23%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
70%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
4%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
2%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
23%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
48%
“We only party on weekends”
27%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
6%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
57%
“There might be people who do”
33%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
4%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

University of Washington-Seattle Campus REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    351 Students rated on-campus housing 3.4 stars. 10 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    334 Students rated off-campus housing 3.2 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    414 Students rated campus food 3.4 stars. 16 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    430 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    430 Students rated class size 3.3 stars. 13 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    428 Students rated school activities 4.2 stars. 42 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    428 Students rated local services 4.4 stars. 57 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    429 Students rated academics 4 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of University of Washington-Seattle Campus?

154 Students rated University of Washington-Seattle Campus

Priscille - 03/14/2021

I think the University of Washington is a great school to push yourself in you academics and career while meeting a complex group of people. It encourages students to explore on how they can further their education while also encouraging meeting others. They want you to create a network with others that you are prepared for the working world. I feel like because it is in a big city like Seattle, it is not always safe but there are many resources on safety and how to protect yourself. The food is good most days and there is typically a variety to choose from. There academics is hard and really wants to push students to do their very best. Overall, I recommend as they have amazing STEM programs to choose from.

Danele - 03/07/2021

It can get overwhelming with the class sizes and the sprawling beautiful campus. Depending on the track you\'re on (or hoping for), it can get painfully competitive. Business, Comp Sci, Eng, Med, Math, many STEM courses are like that. But it\'s because they\'re great programs with incredible opportunities, partnered with a great location for internships and the like in Seattle. It\'s definitely not for everyone, and not everyone can be their best in this kind of environment. But there are ways to make it manageable. Clubs and work help you find your community. If you look for help from your classmates or the faculty, you\'ll most likely find what you need. Also, explore the majors outside the big ones. There are some amazing faculty members in this school, and I\'ve found them to be the most supportive of their students because they genuinely want to inspire you. The French Department and the Built Environments Department are a couple of good ones. Of course, there are good classes and bad ones, so do your research and plan out your registration.

Kyla - 08/31/2020

UW is a very diverse and forward-looking school that values inclusion, progression, and action in the face of some of the world's greatest issues–from healthcare to climate change. The large institution is represented by not only its beautiful environmental backdrop, but also by the enormous amount of extracurricular opportunities, resources, and courses offered. The culture is both one of anonymity and individualism as much as it is of community and togetherness. However, while the possibility UW holds is empowering, it is also overwhelming, sometimes bordering on excessive. The culture can be toxic and competitive in terms of majors–as a seemingly outdated, intense major application process is still used to maintain strict capacities–and this method of regulating students' futures runs very contrary to the usually open and limitless nature of UW itself. Even so, UW is not just an institution but an experience for students to discover things that might have once seemed impossible.

Sandy

The University of Washington is a great school to attend! We have a diverse student body and staff, especially in the UW School of Social Work. The professors are always engaged and willing to meet with students outside of class to make sure students are receiving the best education possible.

University of Washington-Seattle Campus FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at University of Washington-Seattle Campus?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for University of Washington-Seattle Campus is 45%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    I would advise my eighteen year old self to take control of stress. Stress can be the spark that lights the fire of motivation. Or, the taunting devil on one’s shoulder. The difference is mentality. One cannot eliminate stress from their life; it is a fact of life. Applying to colleges, keeping up with classes, and being a competitive athlete was a good learning experience. I used stress as a motivator, and I am very happy with the result. I was a Division I athlete at University of Washington my freshman year, and now I focus full time on school and work. I should have been grateful for the opportunity, instead of fretting about possible rejection. Needless to say, I spent the remainder of my senior year stressing about getting into college, even after I sent in my applications. Complete. Waste. Of. Energy. I realize in hindsight that it distracted me from my classes, as well as robbing me from enjoying the fruits of my labor. I don’t have a time machine, so my only option is to implement this advice going forward. Stress can be an undermining force or a source of strength.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    The University of Washington student is a mellow, fun-loving, intellectual with a positive outlook on life who isn't afraid to get a little wet on those soggy Seattle autumn and spring days.

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  4. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    The University of Washington is an outstanding University and home to many academic opportunities that lead to a bright future. My opinion is that anyone that doesn't go to UW is missing out on the opportunities presented on a daily basis. Each and everyday I am given opportunities to become the greatest "me".

    Read all  122 answers
  5. What are the academics like at your school?

    The academics at my school are rather diverse. The classes can range from actual lectures to discussion classes, from studios to workshops. In general it is best to just find your interest and stick with those types of classes. I prefer to engage in my academic courses and discuss the material and readings at hand and also to design work withing studios and workshops.

    Read all  117 answers
  6. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    Washington students have a pretty good rep when it comes to acadamic standards. It seems to be considered where all the top students that remain in state head.

    Read all  102 answers
  7. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    UW, in my opinion, has the most beautiful campus in comparison to other schools I have visited (Stanford, Columbia, UPenn). It is set in an amazing location - Seattle allows students access to a plethora of outdoor activites, as well as to moderate city life when desired. For in-state students, it has one of the best ratios of cost to quality available in the nation.

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  8. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    The most popular student activities that take place at the University of Washington would have to be the football games during the fall and also the Dawg Daze events that happen at the beginning of the academic year. I say this because the football games are huge and it is a chance to come together with friends and also meet new friends and watch the Huskies win some PAC12 football! The Dawg Daze events are awesome and have a variety of activities to do! It is a week long celebration of coming to UW and there is a small carnival with the live Husky Band and also a live band that the university provides for the students. As well as the carnival there are tons of little games to play and also just a chance to get to know all the new Husky faces that are joining the Husky family. There are a tremendous amount of "groups" around the campus, ranging from ethnic groups to just your typical math group. No matter what there really isn't a true "popular" group and there certainly is not a popularity contest that goes on. If you like a group or club, then try it out and join it, if not then move on with your day.

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  9. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    To an extent. But i feel most students @ UW earn there way into college and earn the high quality of education they are paying for and that the UW is know for.

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  10. What's unique about your campus?

    There are a lot of available research opportunities in a wide variety of fields. In the sciences, I feel like school is very research based and professors are very willing to take on undergraduate researchers and mentor them. Also, a lot of the professors here are experts in their fields.

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  11. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Someone who needs to be in small classes should not attend. In the majority of intro classes, there are over 200 people and in the sciences there are even more. There were 700 people in my introductory bio class

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  12. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    A research institue giving birth to many people of greatness.

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  13. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Football, computer science, lots of rain

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  14. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    Nothing.

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  15. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    Easily, one of the most frustrating things about my school would have to be the lack of diversity. I came from a high school consisting of mostly minority groups, so something as simple as just sitting in class makes me feel somewhat awkward. It's also hard to relate to other people; I've always felt like not as many people here have the same type of general tolerance that I have learned. I would like to be able to identify with my classmates instead of feeling out of place just because of my ethnicity.

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  16. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The faculty is too liberal and the people who protest or demonstrate on campus are obnoxious.

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  17. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Open minded and someone tha values education.

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  18. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    The quality of the faculty in the English department. The faculty in general are very friendly and welcoming and they are all very highly motivated and excited about their field.

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  19. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    To be honest I'm not 100% percent sure of the stereotypes that people have of UW. I think the UW is awesome though! I was a little worried about the class size being large, but honestly the way the courses are structured and all the resources you have available to you makes you forget that you're in a class of 700 other students. The environment is great here, the opportunities are large and there is so much diversity that everyone is bound to find a group of people they get along with.

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  20. Why did you decide to go to this school?

    In-state tuition, diverse campus, high academic standing

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  21. Describe the dorms.

    Staying in the dorms my first year was the best choice I could have made. Everyone is your same situation - just wanting to make friends! Though they are very small and cramped, they allow for a lot of sociability, and in my opinion they help you learn to be a lot more flexible.

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Student Body

Students

52%

female

48%

male

30,933

Total Undergrad Enrollment

14,658

Total Grad Students

17%

Out-Of-State

68%

In-State

15%

International

Organizations

370

Student Organizations

28

Fraternities

16

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

14%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
24%
% Black or African-American
3%
% Hispanic/Latino
7%
% White or Caucasian
41%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

58% of students attending University of Washington-Seattle Campus receive some sort of financial aid. 20% were awarded federal grants. While 28% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$34,791

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$825

Books and Supplies

$11,691

Room and Board

47,307

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$7,129
$30 - $48K
$6,805
$48 - $75K
$8,984
$75 - $110K
$18,765
$110K & UP
$24,502

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