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Colleges / University of Washington

University of Washington

Seattle, WA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate48%

About UW

University of Washington is ranked as one of the top public universities in the US. UW is known for its academic excellence and for offering a wide variety of programs. Some of the most popular fields of study include computer science, engineering, business administration, biology, communication, health sciences, and environmental science. 

University of Washington’s state-of-the-art facilities foster groundbreaking research and encourage collaborative learning. In fact, the university emphasizes student research and mentorships as a collaborative effort between students and faculty.

The atmosphere at UW is academically stimulating, socially inclusive and engaging. There is a strong sense of camaraderie among students. The university is known for providing spaces of inclusion where all are welcome and can thrive. 

The most competitive sports at University of Washington are football, basketball, soccer, and volleyball. UW students have a strong sense of school spirit and enthusiastically support the UW Huskies teams. University of Washington is an NCAA Division I school and a member of the Pac-12 conference. 

Did You Know?

In the spring, the UW campus features a beautiful display of cherry blossoms. Cherry blossom trees line the quad and when the trees bloom in the spring, the campus transforms into a sea of fluffy pink. 

What the CC Community is saying about University of Washington

"UW is a beautiful campus with all the benefits of a large city. Like most big schools, kids have to work to find their people but there are a lot of clubs, etc to do so."

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University of Washington is a public, state university in the city of Seattle, Washington. UW was founded in 1861. The college enrolls around 53,083 students a year, including 36,872 undergraduate students.

UW Acceptance Rate

It is very difficult to get into UW. In 2021, UW accepted 48% of applicants. Out of 52,488 applications received in 2021, 24,942 students were offered admission.

University of Washington Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 48%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.8
Test Optional May require tests

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University of Washington is located in the city of Seattle, Washington, near Seattle.

If you want to see UW for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 5 to Seattle, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Seattle-Tacoma International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what University of Washington and Seattle are like without leaving home.

College Info

1410 NE Campus Parkway Seattle, WA 98195

Campus Setting: Urban

UW Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Nov 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Feb 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UW is Nov 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to UW is Feb 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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Student Life

Wondering what life at UW is like? There are approximately 53,083 students enrolled at UW, including 36,872 undergraduate students and 16,211 graduate students. 81% percent of students attend school full-time, 77% percent are from WA and 23% percent of students are from other states.


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