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University of Washington - Seattle Campus Overview

University of Washington - Seattle Campus is a public institution located in Seattle, Washington. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is University of Washington - Seattle Campus Known For?

9,269 Undergraduate Awards
$43,183 Avg Cost After Aid
46% Acceptance Rate
  • The 3% student loan default rate at UW Seattle is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at UW Seattle.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 79% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from UW Seattle makes roughly $57,700 a year. This is 41% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

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University of Washington - Seattle Campus Rankings

UW Seattle landed the #330 spot in our 2021 ranking of best colleges. We analyzed 2,320 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. It is also ranked #4 out of 41 schools in Washington.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

UW Seattle has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#11 Most Popular Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UW Seattle.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Turkic & Central Asian Languages Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Dance Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Human Biology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Best Communication & Journalism Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Best Allied Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Best Visual & Performing Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Best English Language & Literature Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#44 Best Business, Management & Marketing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards UW Seattle has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#3 Best Colleges for English Language & Literature College Factual
#5 Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics College Factual
#7 Best Colleges for Physical Sciences College Factual
#12 Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences College Factual
#27 Best Colleges for Social Sciences College Factual
#31 Best Colleges for Health Professions College Factual

Where Is University of Washington - Seattle Campus?

Location of University of Washington - Seattle Campus

Contact details for UW Seattle are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1400 Ne Campus Parkway, Seattle, WA 98195-4550
Phone: 206-543-2100
Website: www.washington.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/UofWA
Twitter: http://twitter.com/UW

How Do I Get Into UW Seattle?

You can apply to UW Seattle online at: admit.washington.edu/admission/

Admission Requirements for UW Seattle

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UW Seattle?

46% Acceptance Rate
56% Of Accepted Are Women
75% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate of University of Washington - Seattle Campus is 46%. While it may not be as selective as some schools, it does screen its applicants very carefully. Do what you can to stand out among others in the pool of applicants!

Approximately 44% of accepted students are men and 56% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 44%, and the acceptance rate for women is 48%.

Average Test Scores

About 75% of students accepted to UW Seattle submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 590 and 690. Math scores were between 600 and 730.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Washington - Seattle Campus  ( 590 to 690 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for University of Washington - Seattle Campus  ( 600 to 730 )
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800
UW Seattle received ACT scores from 40% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 25 and 33. Math scores were between 27 and 33. Composite scores were between 27 and 32.

ACT English Scores for University of Washington - Seattle Campus  ( 25 to 33 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for University of Washington - Seattle Campus  ( 27 to 33 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Washington - Seattle Campus  ( 27 to 32 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of Washington - Seattle Campus?

$43,183 Net Price
26% Take Out Loans
2.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UW Seattle is $43,183. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At UW Seattle, approximately 26% of students took out student loans averaging $5,525 a year. That adds up to $22,100 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UW Seattle is 2.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of Washington - Seattle Campus Undergraduate Student Diversity

29,332 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 32,046 undergraduate students at UW Seattle, with 29,332 being full-time and 2,714 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UW Seattle

There are also 15,530 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 29,332 full-time undergraduates at UW Seattle, 46% are male and 54% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UW Seattle

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Washington - Seattle Campus students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UW Seattle Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 7,454
Black or African American 855
Hispanic or Latino 2,622
White 10,625
International Students 4,862
Other Races/Ethnicities 2,914

Geographic Diversity

Washington students aren't the only ones who study at University of Washington - Seattle Campus. At this time, 46 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 120 countries are represented at UW Seattle. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.

Online Learning at University of Washington - Seattle Campus

736 Took All Classes Online
4,226 Took At Least One Class Online
-1.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 2 bachelor’s degree and 10 master’s degree programs available online at UW Seattle. In 2017-2018, 4,226 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UW Seattle has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 8th most popular in Washington for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of UW Seattle

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Washington - Seattle Campus was -1.6%. This is the #2,313 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UW Seattle regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UW Seattle majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Applied Mathematics 11%
Engineering 7%
Health Professions 8%
Mathematics & Statistics 15%
Mechanical Engineering 14%
Urban & Regional Planning 14%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UW Seattle ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UW Seattle.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Urban & Regional Planning #3
Architectural Sciences & Technology #4
Applied Mathematics #13
Architecture & Related Services #15
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences #17
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering #21
Mechanical Engineering #35
Civil Engineering #37
General Social Sciences #48
Library & Information Science #48
Mathematics & Statistics #58
Library Science #65
Engineering #118
Social Sciences #206
Teacher Education Grade Specific #287

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Washington - Seattle Campus Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Computer Information Systems 526 0 232 42 800
Child Development & Psychology 498 0 9 10 517
Communication & Media Studies 479 0 0 8 487
Business Administration & Management 29 0 432 12 473
Public Health 273 0 170 23 466
Political Science & Government 378 0 8 4 390
Economics 360 0 14 13 387
Computer Science 360 0 21 0 381
Electrical Engineering 221 0 83 30 334
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 280 0 3 14 297
Civil Engineering 138 0 133 21 292
Nursing 144 0 21 127 292
Social Work 38 0 245 9 292
Finance & Financial Management 279 0 0 0 279
Area Studies 234 0 32 10 276
Mechanical Engineering 123 0 123 20 266
Medicine 0 0 0 253 253
Public Administration 0 0 239 1 240
Teacher Education Grade Specific 155 0 81 0 236
Mathematics 199 0 15 14 228
Physics 176 0 32 20 228
Natural Resources Conservation 211 0 8 8 227
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 191 0 2 23 216
Human Biology 193 0 1 3 197
Marketing 192 0 0 0 192
General Biology 168 0 2 16 186
Accounting 147 0 38 0 185
Applied Mathematics 74 0 104 6 184
Sociology 169 0 5 6 180
Fine & Studio Arts 147 0 14 2 163
Law 0 0 0 161 161
Geological & Earth Sciences 112 0 23 22 157
General English Literature 129 0 10 17 156
Information Science 0 0 148 2 150
Geography & Cartography 118 0 17 5 140
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 135 0 0 4 139
Biomedical Engineering 85 0 23 31 139
Chemistry 86 0 23 24 133
Health & Medical Administrative Services 52 0 80 0 132
Communication Sciences 74 0 42 15 131
Allied Health Professions 58 0 71 0 129
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 71 0 48 9 128
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 0 31 94 125
Library & Information Science 0 0 124 0 124
History 115 0 1 4 120
Chemical Engineering 73 0 29 16 118
Legal Research 0 0 111 0 111
Materials Engineering 56 0 44 9 109
Educational Administration 0 0 98 7 105
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 105 0 0 0 105
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 60 0 42 0 102
General Architecture 54 0 45 0 99
Information Technology 0 0 98 0 98
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 86 0 0 9 95
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 30 0 40 21 91
Industrial Engineering 59 0 23 6 88
Writing Studies 75 0 10 0 85
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 34 51 85
General Education 84 0 0 0 84
Urban & Regional Planning 32 0 47 4 83
Ethnic Studies 79 0 1 2 82
Architectural Sciences & Technology 56 0 23 0 79
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 65 0 5 9 79
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 0 77 0 77
Teacher Education Subject Specific 15 0 61 1 77
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 64 0 0 12 76
Romance Languages 62 0 7 2 71
Dentistry 0 0 0 71 71
General Social Sciences 70 0 0 0 70
Entrepreneurial Studies 43 0 26 0 69
Statistics 29 0 28 10 67
Philosophy 59 0 5 1 65
Music 23 0 18 14 55
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 13 21 16 50
East Asian Languages 44 0 3 2 49
Drama & Theater Arts 33 0 14 2 49
Design & Applied Arts 37 0 11 0 48
Anthropology 39 0 1 7 47
Sustainability Science 22 0 24 0 46
Behavioral Science 0 0 45 0 45
Human Computer Interaction 14 0 30 0 44
Journalism 43 0 0 0 43
Taxation 0 0 41 0 41
Computer Engineering 41 0 0 0 41
Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology 25 0 10 6 41
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 30 10 40
Dance 34 0 3 0 37
Astronomy & Astrophysics 25 0 5 4 34
Special Education 0 0 27 6 33
Natural Resource Management 0 0 33 0 33
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 28 0 4 0 32
Museum Studies 0 0 30 0 30
Forestry 1 0 18 11 30
Real Estate Development 0 0 25 0 25
Robotics Engineering 24 0 0 0 24
Advanced Dentistry & Oral Sciences 0 0 22 2 24
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 21 0 3 0 24
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 0 9 12 21
Foreign Language, Literature & Linguistics (Other) 20 0 0 0 20
Human Resource Management 19 0 0 0 19
Educational Assessment 0 0 10 8 18
Liberal Arts General Studies 18 0 0 0 18
Genetics 0 0 1 15 16
Classical Languages & Literature 11 0 1 4 16
Germanic Languages 11 0 0 5 16
Medical Illustration & Informatics 0 0 6 10 16
International Relations & National Security 0 0 16 0 16
Environmental Engineering 15 0 0 0 15
Archeology 14 0 0 1 15
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 13 0 1 0 14
Nutrition Science 0 0 14 0 14
Nanotechnology 0 0 9 1 10
Pharmacology & Toxicology 0 0 0 9 9
Plant Sciences 0 0 8 0 8
Botany/Plant Biology 8 0 0 0 8
Teaching English or French 0 0 8 0 8
Housing 0 0 0 8 8
Other Library & Archives Assisting 0 0 7 0 7
Religious Studies 3 0 3 0 6
Other Engineering 5 0 0 0 5
Architectural History 0 0 4 0 4
Veterinary Biomedical & Clinical Services 0 0 4 0 4
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 3 0 0 0 3
Turkic & Central Asian Languages 2 0 0 0 2
Other Visual Art 0 0 0 2 2
Food Science Technology 0 0 0 0 0
Soil Sciences 0 0 0 0 0
Environmental Design 0 0 0 0 0
Interior Architecture 0 0 0 0 0
Landscape Architecture 0 0 0 0 0
Architecture (Other) 0 0 0 0 0
Biotechnology 0 0 0 0 0
Zoology 0 0 0 0 0
Construction Management 0 0 0 0 0
International Business 0 0 0 0 0
Management Information Systems 0 0 0 0 0
Public Relations & Advertising 0 0 0 0 0
Multilingual Education 0 0 0 0 0
Ceramic Engineering 0 0 0 0 0
Forest Engineering 0 0 0 0 0
General Engineering 0 0 0 0 0
Manufacturing Engineering 0 0 0 0 0
Metallurgical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0
Mining Engineering 0 0 0 0 0
Nuclear Engineering 0 0 0 0 0
Operations Research 0 0 0 0 0
Textile & Apparel Studies 0 0 0 0 0
General Family & Consumer Sciences 0 0 0 0 0
South Asian Languages 0 0 0 0 0
Dental Support Services 0 0 0 0 0
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 0 0 0 0 0
Medical Science 0 0 0 0 0
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 0 0 0
Legal Professions (Other) 0 0 0 0 0
Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 0 0
Natural Sciences 0 0 0 0 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 0 0
Fisheries Sciences 0 0 0 0 0
Natural Resources Conservation (Other) 0 0 0 0 0
Wildlife Management 0 0 0 0 0
Health & Physical Education 0 0 0 0 0
Recreation Administration 0 0 0 0 0
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 0 0 0
General Psychology 0 0 0 0 0
Other Psychology 0 0 0 0 0
Physical Science Technicians 0 0 0 0 0
Urban Studies 0 0 0 0 0
Community Organization & Advocacy 0 0 0 0 0
Human Services 0 0 0 0 0
Public Policy 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 9,269 13 4,081 1,469 14,832

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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