UW

University of Washington

1410 NE Campus Pkwy, Seattle, United States
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  • Total Documents
    7,407
  • Class Notes
    4,349
  • Textbook Notes
    759
  • Study Guides
    2,307
  • Currently Enrolled
    3,570
  • Previously Enrolled
    1,347

Overview of University of Washington (UW)

About this school

The University of Washington, founded in 1861, is a public, comprehensive institution. UW has earned an international reputation for its research in such fields as Asian languages and literature, cell biology, computer science, forestry, international studies, nursing and physics. Its 703-acre campus, graced by Collegiate Gothic architecture, meandering paths and immaculately landscaped grounds, is located in a residential section of Seattle five miles from downtown.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:31,331
    • Men:14,765 Men (47.1%)
    • Women:16,566 Women (52.9%)

Location

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Admission Information (UW)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of Washington is very difficult: more than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma or equivalent is not required

  • High School Program:

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
2
4
Foreign Language
2
3
Social Studies
3
4
History
-
1
Academic Electives
1
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
December 31
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Used for admission ACT: Used for admission

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
-
City, State, Zip
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone
(206) 543-9686
Fax
-

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
November 15
Application Fee
$70
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
March 15
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
46% of 44,877 applicants were admitted
Women
48% of 24,418 applicants were admitted
Men
44% of 20,459 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
7,511 (36%) of 20,833 admitted students enrolled
Women
4,084 (35%) of 11,755 admitted students enrolled
Men
3,427 (38%) of 9,078 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.79
375 And Above
65%
3.50 - 3.74
26%
3.25 - 3.49
6%
3.00 - 3.24
2%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
670 average |600-730 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
38%
• Score 600 - 700
40%
• Score 500 - 600
19%
• Score 400 - 500
3%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
23%
• Score 600 - 700
50%
• Score 500 - 600
22%
• Score 400 - 500
4%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
29 average |27-32 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
49%
• Score 24 - 29
41%
• Score 18 - 23
9%
• Score 12 - 17
2%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (UW)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $10,753|Out-of-state: $34,791 (41.44%)
  • Room & Board: - $11,691 (45.06%)
  • Other Expenses: - $825 (3.18%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,679 (10.32%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of Washington accepts prepayment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline January 15
Award Notification Date
On or about April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003798
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
4,739 (70.6%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
2,962 (62.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,795 (94.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
943 (33.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
79%
Average Award
$17,500
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,618 (93.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $15,650
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,450 (51.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,600
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 712 (25.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
614 (9.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,920

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
16,288 (56.7%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
12,270 (75.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
11,603 (94.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
3,007 (25.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
77%
Average Award
$17,380
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 10,395 (89.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $15,550
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 6,860 (59.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,750
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,786 (15.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
2,351 (8.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,000

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
35%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$19,880
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
10.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
7.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Architecture, Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Library Science, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Dance, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership, Memberships
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$4,000

Academics & Instruction (UW)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Quarter

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


2,055

Part-Time Faculty


581

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


65%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 11% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 21% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 25% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 10% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 9% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 12% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 11% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 6% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 18% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 57% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 13% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 6% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
9,645,059
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
919
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of Washington provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


94.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


65.0%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


81.7%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


84.0%

Programs & Majors (UW)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (147)


  • Accounting
  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Air Force JROTC/ROTC
  • American Indian/Native American Studies
  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Architecture
  • Army JROTC/ROTC
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Astronomy
  • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Bilingual and Multilingual Education
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biostatistics
  • Botany/Plant Biology
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Canadian Studies
  • Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology
  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
  • Ceramic Sciences and Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Construction Management
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Dance, General
  • Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • East Asian Studies
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Health
  • Environmental Studies
  • European Studies/Civilization
  • Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts
  • Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management
  • Forest Engineering
  • Forest Management/Forest Resources Management
  • Forest Sciences and Biology
  • Forestry, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Studies
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Geophysics and Seismology
  • German Language and Literature
  • Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
  • History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
  • History, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Industrial and Product Design
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Interior Architecture
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Latin American Studies
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Management Science
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
  • Metal and Jewelry Arts
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Musical Instrument Fabrication and Repair
  • Musicology and Ethnomusicology
  • Natural Resources Management and Policy
  • Navy/Marine Corps JROTC/ROTC
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
  • Orthotist/Prosthetist
  • Painting
  • Pharmacy
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist
  • Physician Assistant
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Printmaking
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Russian Studies
  • Scandinavian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • Scandinavian Studies
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Sculpture
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • South Asian Studies
  • Southeast Asian Studies
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Statistics, General
  • Stringed Instruments
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
  • Voice and Opera
  • Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
  • Women's Studies
  • Wood Science and Wood Products/Pulp and Paper Technology
  • Zoology/Animal Biology

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Social sciences, Biological/life sciences, Business/marketing

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Musical Arts, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Dental Surgery, Doctor of Audiology, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Medicine, Juris Doctor, Doctor of Pharmacy

Master's Programs of Study (153)


  • Accounting
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Arts and Design--General
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Physics
  • Architecture
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Asian Languages
  • Asian Studies
  • Astronomy
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Bioengineering
  • Bioethics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biostatistics
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Business Education
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese
  • Civil Engineering
  • Classics
  • Clinical Laboratory Sciences/Medical Technology
  • Clinical Research
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Community Health
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computational Sciences
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Engineering
  • Construction Management
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Dance
  • East European and Russian Studies
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Educational Policy
  • Educational Psychology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Fish, Game, and Wildlife Management
  • Forestry
  • Foundations and Philosophy of Education
  • French
  • Genetics
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • German
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Health Services Research
  • Higher Education
  • Hispanic and Latin American Languages
  • History
  • Horticulture
  • Human Development
  • Hydrology
  • Industrial Design
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Information Science
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International Business
  • International Health
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Law
  • Legal and Justice Studies
  • Library Science
  • Lighting Design
  • Linguistics
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management of Technology
  • Marine Affairs
  • Marine Geology
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics
  • Medical Informatics
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Museum Studies
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nanotechnology
  • Natural Resources
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Oceanography
  • Oral and Dental Sciences
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacy
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physical Education
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Portuguese
  • Public Administration
  • Public Affairs
  • Public Health--General
  • Public Policy
  • Reading Education
  • Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Religion
  • Russian
  • Scandinavian Languages
  • School Psychology
  • Science Education
  • Slavic Languages
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Statistics
  • Structural Engineering
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Sustainable Development
  • Taxation
  • Technical Communication
  • Theater
  • Toxicology
  • Transportation and Highway Engineering
  • Urban Design
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Veterinary Sciences
  • Writing

Campus Life (UW)

Location & Geography

Population


634,535

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Seattle, WA

Campus Size


634 acres

Weather


Temperature
35.2 average low in January, 69.9 average high in September
Rain
151 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Seattle
Nearest Train Station
4 mile(s) from campus in Seattle

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


27% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are not guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


63%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Huskies
School Colors
Purple and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, bowling, football, racquetball, rock climbing, rowing, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of Washington offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, interfraternity council/pan-hellenic council, taiwanese student association, chinese student association, yacht club, asian american intervarsity christian fellowship/muslim students association

Sororities


15% of women participate

Fraternities


16% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


28,759

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
31,331
Women
16,566
Men
14,765

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 28.2% Asian
  • 3.5% Black/African-American
  • 9.2% Hispanic/Latino
  • 8.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.5% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 46.8% White
  • 2.9% Unknown

International Students


14.6% from 84 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


14,835

Student Resources (UW)