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UW Student Life

UW is on a 634-acre campus in an urban setting in Seattle, Washington, not far from Seattle. UW has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

UW also has fraternities and sororities.

UW has a thriving Interfraternity Council/Pan-Hellenic Council. In fact, more students participate in Interfraternity Council/Pan-Hellenic Council than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at UW include Taiwanese Student Association, Chinese Student Association, Yacht Club and Asian American Intervarsity Christian Fellowship/Muslim Students Association.

UW students' favorite campus traditions are Dawg Daze and Fall Fling, Spring Concert and Taiwanese Student Association Night Market.

UW Housing

UW offers housing. Students are not required to live on campus First year students are given no special consideration for on-campus housing.

Most UW students live off campus. In 2021, 12% of undergrads at UW lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 88% of students lived off-campus or commuted to UW. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

UW offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Safety at UW

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

University of Washington is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The UW campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

UW offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Plan a Visit to UW

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to UW, take Interstate 5 to Seattle, WA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Seattle-Tacoma International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Washington you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore UW's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

UW Students

55%

Women

45%

Men

82%

Full Time

18%

Part Time

80%

In State

20%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

36%

26%

15%

9%

8%

3%

2%

0.43%

0.40%

Undergraduate Students

35,582

Graduate Students

15,905

Non-Resident / International Students

4,689

UW Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Women's Center
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

51,487

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

56%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$11,745

Out-of-State

$39,114

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Nov 16
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