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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?

28,759 Full-Time Undergraduates
$12,001 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.
  • The highest degree offered at UW Seattle is the doctor's degree.
  • 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.

University of Washington - Seattle Campus Rankings

College Factual ranked UW Seattle as #97 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. It is also ranked #2 out of 23 schools in Washington.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that UW Seattle has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for UW Seattle

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for International Students 25
Best Colleges for Diversity 68
Best Colleges for Veterans 78
Best Colleges 97
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 147
Best Colleges for the Money 538

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 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of Washington - Seattle Campus  ( 600 to 730 )
200
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 )
1
36
ACT Math Scores for University of Washington - Seattle Campus  ( 27 to 33 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Washington - Seattle Campus  ( 27 to 32 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of Washington - Seattle Campus?

$12,001 Net Price
26% Take Out Loans
2.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UW Seattle is $12,001. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UW Seattle

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$7,014 $7,007 $8,606 $17,627 $23,809

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

28,759 Full-Time Undergraduates
53% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 31,331 undergraduate students at UW Seattle, with 28,759 being full-time and 2,572 being part-time.

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

There are also 14,835 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 28,759 full-time undergraduates at UW Seattle, 47% are male and 53% 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 7,020
Black or African American 854
Hispanic or Latino 2,304
White 11,403
International Students 4,474
Other Races/Ethnicities 2,704

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 Majors

In 2017-2018, University of Washington - Seattle Campus awarded 18,538 undergraduate degrees and 11,100 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 0 147 38 0
Advanced Dentistry & Oral Sciences 0 0 22 2
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 0 71 48 9
Allied Health Professions 0 58 71 0
Anthropology 0 39 1 7
Applied Mathematics 0 74 104 6
Archeology 0 14 0 1
Architectural History 0 0 4 0
Architectural Sciences & Technology 0 56 23 0
Area Studies 0 234 32 10
Astronomy & Astrophysics 0 25 5 4
Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology 0 25 10 6
Behavioral Science 0 0 45 0
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 280 3 14
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 0 9 12
Biomedical Engineering 0 85 23 31
Botany/Plant Biology 0 8 0 0
Business Administration & Management 0 29 432 12
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 191 2 23
Chemical Engineering 0 73 29 16
Chemistry 0 86 23 24
Child Development & Psychology 0 498 9 10
Civil Engineering 0 138 133 21
Classical Languages & Literature 0 11 1 4
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 21 16
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 28 4 0
Communication & Media Studies 0 479 0 8
Communication Sciences 0 74 42 15
Computer Engineering 0 41 0 0
Computer Information Systems 0 526 232 42
Computer Science 0 360 21 0
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 30 10
Dance 0 34 3 0
Dentistry 0 0 0 71
Design & Applied Arts 0 37 11 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 33 14 2
East Asian Languages 0 44 3 2
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 30 40 21
Economics 0 360 14 13
Educational Administration 0 0 98 7
Educational Assessment 0 0 10 8
Electrical Engineering 0 221 83 30
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 43 26 0
Environmental Engineering 0 15 0 0
Ethnic Studies 0 79 1 2
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 21 3 0
Finance & Financial Management 0 279 0 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 147 14 2
Foreign Language, Literature & Linguistics (Other) 0 20 0 0
Forestry 0 1 18 11
General Architecture 0 54 45 0
General Biology 0 168 2 16
General Education 0 84 0 0
General English Literature 0 129 10 17
General Social Sciences 0 70 0 0
Genetics 0 0 1 15
Geography & Cartography 0 118 17 5
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 112 23 22
Germanic Languages 0 11 0 5
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 52 80 0
History 0 115 1 4
Housing 0 0 0 8
Human Biology 0 193 1 3
Human Computer Interaction 0 14 30 0
Human Resource Management 0 19 0 0
Industrial Engineering 0 59 23 6
Information Science 0 0 148 2
Information Technology 0 0 98 0
International Relations & National Security 0 0 16 0
Journalism 0 43 0 0
Law 0 0 0 161
Legal Research 0 0 111 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 18 0 0
Library & Information Science 0 0 124 0
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 65 5 9
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 60 42 0
Marketing 0 192 0 0
Materials Engineering 0 56 44 9
Mathematics 0 199 15 14
Mechanical Engineering 0 123 123 20
Medical Illustration & Informatics 0 0 6 10
Medicine 0 0 0 253
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 86 0 9
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 0 13 1 0
Museum Studies 0 0 30 0
Music 0 23 18 14
Nanotechnology 0 0 9 1
Natural Resource Management 0 0 33 0
Natural Resources Conservation 0 211 8 8
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 64 0 12
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 0 105 0 0
Nursing 0 144 21 127
Nutrition Science 0 0 14 0
Other Engineering 0 5 0 0
[Other Library & Archives Assisting](/colleges/university-of-washington-seattle-campus/Library Science/Other Library & Archives Assisting/) 0 0 7 0
Other Visual Art 0 0 0 2
Pharmacology & Toxicology 0 0 0 9
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 0 31 94
Philosophy 0 59 5 1
Physics 0 176 32 20
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 135 0 4
Plant Sciences 0 0 8 0
Political Science & Government 0 378 8 4
Public Administration 0 0 239 1
Public Health 0 273 170 23
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 0 77 0
Real Estate Development 0 0 25 0
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 34 51
Religious Studies 0 3 3 0
Robotics Engineering 0 24 0 0
Romance Languages 0 62 7 2
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 0 3 0 0
Social Work 0 38 245 9
Sociology 0 169 5 6
Special Education 0 0 27 6
Statistics 0 29 28 10
Sustainability Science 0 22 24 0
Taxation 0 0 41 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 155 81 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 15 61 1
Teaching English or French 0 0 8 0
Turkic & Central Asian Languages 0 2 0 0
Urban & Regional Planning 0 32 47 4
Veterinary Biomedical & Clinical Services 0 0 4 0
Writing Studies 0 75 10 0
Total 0 18,538 8,162 2,938

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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