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#7 of 14,131 In the World
#7 of 2,597 In North America
#7 of 2,496 In the United States
#1 of 57 In Washington
#1 of 11 In Seattle
#1 of 4,076 For Oceanography
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Acceptance rate
53%
Aid receiving
54%
Undergraduates
36,201
Graduates
16,233
Male:Female Ratio
43:57
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
washington.edu

University of Washington - Seattle Acceptance rate and admissions statistics

University of Washington - Seattle has an acceptance rate of 53% and is among the top 16% of the most difficult universities to gain admission to in the United States. The university reports the admission statistics without distinguishing between local and international students.

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 53% 46% 59%
Applicants 48,840 21,187 27,653
Admissions 26,121 9,831 16,290
Freshmen enrolled full time 7,166 2,870 4,296
Freshmen enrolled part time 86 31 55

8,815 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,336 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
SAT/ACT Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment demographics by race or ethnicity

White 18930 (36%)
Asian 11256 (22%)
Nonresident Alien 7734 (15%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 4866 (9%)
Hispanic 4295 (8%)
Two or more races 3280 (6%)
Black or African American 1714 (3%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 151 (0.3%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 72 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

The final cost of attendance varies for each student based on household income, residency, program, and other factors.

Average aid awarded
$15,895
Students receiving aid
54%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $10,927$16,605
Tuition in-state $10,927$16,605
Tuition out-of-state $38,757$29,763
Fee in-district $1,149$1,149
Fee in-state $1,149$1,149
Fee out-of-state $1,149$1,149

Room and board costs

Dormitory capacity 11,123
Combined charge for room and board $14,871

University of Washington - Seattle majors

University of Washington - Seattle has granted 8,385 bachelor's degrees across 132 programs, 4,293 master's across 155 programs, and 1,479 doctorate degrees across 96 programs. Below is a table with majors that lead to degrees at University of Washington - Seattle.

Major Bachelor Master Doctoral
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other 478 11 5
Computer Science 407 53
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 384 4 3
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 195 150 28
Business Administration and Management, General 25 318
Public Health, General 237 71 3
Information Technology 149 130 9
Medicine 285
Biochemistry 277 7
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics 250 14 12
Civil Engineering, General 150 104 20
Finance, General 270
Mechanical Engineering 114 130 15
Informatics 255
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 140 11 98
Political Science and Government, General 214 7 9
Physics, General 148 38 29
Information Science & Studies 203 9
Sociology, General 195 4 4
Human Biology 191 3 2
Cell & Cellular and Molecular Biology 160 1 23
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 172 9
Computer and Information Sciences, General 141 39
Mathematics, General 148 12 18
Law 172
Public Administration 168 2
Physiology, General 143
Social Work 41 93 5
Aerospace, Aeronautical, and Astronautical & Space Engineering, General 73 49 13
Accounting 133
Education, General 133
Applied Mathematics, General 12 110 10
Management Science 13 105 9
Physician Assistant 29 97
Library and Information Science 122
Chemistry, General 62 15 42
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 118
Environmental Science 106 6 3
Architectural and Building Sciences & Technology 70 44
Art & Art Studies, General 106 8
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 77 28 9
Legal Studies 114
Clinical & Medical Social Work 113
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 113
English Language and Literature, General 95 5 12
Pharmacy 2 104
Geography 95 3 6
Chemical Engineering 63 30 10
Nutrition Sciences 84 17
City & Urban, Community, and Regional Planning 46 53 1
Digital Communication and Media & Multimedia 94
Environmental Studies 67 25
Industrial Engineering 46 41 5
Materials Engineering 41 42 9
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 57 34
History, General 83 1 5
Area Studies, Other 80 7 1
Computer & Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other 88
Social Sciences, General 86
Elementary Education and Teaching 83
Microbiology, General 73 5
Political Science and Government, Other 75
Epidemiology 55 19
Dentistry 70
Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurial Studies 46 23
Health Information & Medical Records Administration & Administrator 50 19
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General 58 4
Human Computer Interaction 19 43
Physical Therapy & Therapist 59
Anthropology, General 53 3
Auditing 56
Health & Health Care Administration & Management 55
International Public Health & International Health 48 6
Sustainability Studies 20 33
Creative Writing 41 11
Philosophy 48 1 3
Taxation 52
Artificial Intelligence 51
Astronomy 43 3 5
History, Other 49 2
Linguistics 45 5
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical 29 9 12
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other 7 42
Statistics, General 17 26 6
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other 48
Applied Mathematics, Other 47
Architecture 46
Environmental Health 21 17 8
Neurobiology and Anatomy 46
Behavioral Sciences 40 4
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other 42
Geology & Earth Science, General 24 14 4
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology, Other 36 4 1
Computer Engineering, General 40
Geographic Information Science and Cartography 39
Speech-Language Pathology & Pathologist 39
Film & Cinema & Media Studies 37
Transportation and Highway Engineering 37
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General 14 14 7
Journalism 35
Museology & Museum Studies 34
Computational Mathematics 33
Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering 33
Forest Sciences and Biology 16 16
Human Resources Management & Personnel Administration, General 32
Special Education and Teaching, General 27 5
Curriculum and Instruction 22 8
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other 30
Biostatistics 21 8
Clinical Laboratory Science & Medical Technology & Technologist 28 1
Acting 22 6
American & U.S. Law & Legal Studies & Jurisprudence 28
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography 27
Social Work, Other 27
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other 26
Clinical Child Psychology 25
Occupational Therapy & Therapist 25
Tax Law & Taxation 25
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 21 2
Asian Studies & Civilization 23
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other 23
Design and Visual Communications, General 19 3
Women's Studies 19 1 1
Dance, General 17 3
Nanotechnology 11 9
Clinical and Industrial Drug Development 18
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design 13 5
Spanish Language and Literature 15 3
Environmental & Environmental Health Engineering 17
Music Teacher Education 11 6
Social Studies Teacher Education 17
Geophysics and Seismology 16
Industrial and Product Design 16
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 15
Japanese Language and Literature 15
Mathematics Teacher Education 4 11
Advanced Legal Research & Studies, General 14
Audiology & Audiologist 13
European Studies & Civilization 13
Geological and Earth Sciences & Geosciences, Other 13
International Relations and Affairs 13
Archeology 11 1
Computational and Applied Mathematics 12
French Language and Literature 12
American Indian & Native American Studies 11
Chemical Technology & Technician 11
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 9 2
Genetics, Other 1 10
Neuroscience 1 10
Orthotist & Prosthetist 11
Pharmacoeconomics & Pharmaceutical Economics 6 5
Science Teacher Education & General Science Teacher Education 11
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 7 3
English & Language Arts Teacher Education 10
Foreign Language Teacher Education 10
General Studies 10
Learning Sciences 6 4
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language & ESL Language Instructor 10
Civil Engineering, Other 7 2
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 8 1
Voice and Opera 4 3 2
Comparative Literature 7 1
Directing and Theatrical Production 6 2
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 7 1
Keyboard Instruments 2 1 5
Pathology & Experimental Pathology 2 6
Botany & Plant Biology 7
Chinese Studies 7
Medical Science & Scientist 7
Middle & Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other 7
Pharmacology 7
Russian Studies 7
Clinical Psychology 6
Family Practice Nurse & Nursing 6
Jazz & Jazz Studies 3 3
Library Science, Other 6
Medical Informatics 2 4
Public Health Education and Promotion 6
Public Health, Other 3 3
Religion & Religious Studies 4 2
Technical Theatre & Theatre Design and Technology 6
Conducting 3 2
Immunology 5
International Business, Trade, and Tax Law 5
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry 1 4
Music Performance, General 5
Music Theory and Composition 2 2 1
Orthodontics & Orthodontology 5
Pediatric Dentistry & Pedodontics 5
Atmospheric Chemistry and Climatology 4
Endodontics & Endodontology 4
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology 4
Korean Studies 4
Periodontics & Periodontology 4
Scandinavian Studies 4
Chinese Language and Literature 3
Ethics 3
Human & Medical Genetics 3
Japanese Studies 3
Music, General 3
Nursing Science 3
Oral Biology and Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology 3
Painting 3
Prosthodontics & Prosthodontology 3
Scandinavian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 3
South Asian Studies 3
Woodwind Instruments 1 2
Youth Services & Administration 3
Comparative and Laboratory Animal Medicine 2
Cultural Anthropology 2
Health Law 2
Housing and Human Environments, General 2
Italian Language and Literature 2
Korean Language and Literature 2
Mathematics, Other 2
Music History, Literature, and Theory 2
Musicology and Ethnomusicology 2
Natural Resources Conservation and Research, Other 2
Russian Language and Literature 2
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 1 1
Visual and Performing Arts, Other 2
Ancient & Classical Greek Language and Literature 1
Danish Language and Literature 1
Educational Psychology 1
Educational Statistics and Research Methods 1
Engineering, Other 1
German Language and Literature 1
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 1
Latin American Studies 1
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 1
Percussion Instruments 1
Photography 1
Plant Sciences, General 1
Southeast Asian Studies 1
Stringed Instruments 1
Swedish Language and Literature 1
Grand Total 8,385 4,293 1,479

University of Washington - Seattle has a graduation rate of 84%, which is among the 9% highest for universities in the US.

Total Men Women
Graduation rate 84% 81% 87%
  • Full-time retention rate - 93%
  • Part-time retention rate - 67%

Publications & Citations

University of Washington - Seattle is a world-class research university with 318,628 scientific papers published and 14,250,122 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Medicine, Chemistry, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Computer Science, Genetics, Engineering, Physics, Environmental Science, and Biochemistry.

Publications
318,628
Citations
14,250,122

Publication / Citation count by topic

Biology
199,455 / 10,123,268
Medicine
187,826 / 8,442,571
Chemistry
140,157 / 7,604,141
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
126,830 / 5,163,657
Computer Science
120,998 / 5,589,526
Genetics
113,239 / 6,232,059
Engineering
112,134 / 5,047,105
Physics
105,905 / 4,805,620
Environmental Science
102,413 / 4,662,604
Biochemistry
96,925 / 5,782,748
Psychology
93,082 / 4,158,142
Pathology
87,991 / 4,290,318
Mathematics
61,974 / 2,885,099
Quantum and Particle physics
61,386 / 2,767,955
Geology
60,434 / 2,864,137
Political Science
58,685 / 2,063,031
Sociology
58,085 / 2,483,103
Surgery
57,937 / 2,438,931
Psychiatry
57,896 / 2,651,769
Law
55,870 / 2,010,054
Organic Chemistry
53,439 / 2,868,110
Statistics
53,141 / 2,582,021
Geography and Cartography
52,094 / 2,304,135
Philosophy
49,415 / 1,923,868
Immunology
43,925 / 2,261,132
Ecology
42,955 / 2,176,562
Materials Science
42,239 / 2,017,948
Paleontology
39,005 / 1,908,150
Neuroscience
37,285 / 1,826,181
Public Health
36,076 / 1,849,288
Business
35,559 / 1,343,003
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
33,737 / 1,450,498
Economics
33,113 / 1,235,102
Radiology and Nuclear medicine
31,621 / 1,158,570
History
31,448 / 1,218,047
Optical Engineering
31,294 / 1,405,984
Demography
30,707 / 1,627,604
Archaeology
26,070 / 1,134,693
Linguistics
26,019 / 1,078,926
Nursing
25,001 / 993,144

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 3062 50224
1991 3004 56125
1992 3208 61899
1993 3346 65244
1994 3450 69317
1995 3738 77872
1996 4061 85019
1997 4244 94811
1998 4458 108004
1999 4536 122239
2000 5027 139997
2001 5035 155508
2002 5520 176380
2003 6117 198723
2004 6333 221652
2005 6906 257114
2006 7581 291801
2007 7574 322437
2008 8022 362021
2009 8343 399004
2010 8665 437960
2011 9319 482196
2012 10091 538422
2013 11054 592436
2014 11708 632340
2015 12019 672568
2016 13086 697944
2017 13542 751597
2018 13457 761960
2019 14790 871984
2020 16597 1022072
2021 18653 1265595
2022 15135 1135945
Academic rankings

University of Washington - Seattle alumni

  1. Bruce Lee

    Bruce Lee
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1940-1973 (aged 33)
    Enrolled in the University of Washington - Seattle
    Studied in 1961-1964
    Occupations
    stunt performerfilm actorscreenwriterstunt coordinatortelevision actor
    Biography

    Bruce Lee was a Hong Kong and American martial artist, actor, philosopher and filmmaker. He was the founder of Jeet Kune Do, a hybrid martial arts philosophy drawing from different combat disciplines that is often credited with paving the way for modern mixed martial arts (MMA). Lee is considered by critics, media, and other martial artists to be the most influential martial artist of all time and a pop culture icon of the 20th century, who bridged the gap between East and West. He is credited with promoting Hong Kong action cinema and helping to change the way Chinese people were presented in American films.

  2. Anna Faris

    Anna Faris
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1976-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    television actorpodcastervoice actoractorfilm actor
    Biography

    Anna Kay Faris is an American actress. She rose to prominence for her work in comedic roles, particularly the lead part of Cindy Campbell in the Scary Movie film series (2000–2006).

  3. Isaiah Thomas

    Isaiah Thomas
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1989-.. (age 34)
    Enrolled in the University of Washington - Seattle
    Studied in 2008-2011
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Isaiah Jamar Thomas is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He most notably played with the Boston Celtics from 2015 through 2017, when he was a two-time NBA All-Star and named second-team All-NBA.

  4. Amanda Knox

    Amanda Knox
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1987-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Amanda Marie Knox is an American author, activist, and journalist. She spent almost four years in an Italian prison following her wrongful conviction for the 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher, a fellow exchange student with whom she shared an apartment in Perugia. In 2015, Knox was definitively acquitted by the Italian Supreme Court of Cassation.

All 100 notable alumni

General info

Alternative names UW
UW-Seattle
UDub
Washington
Founded 1861
Motto Lux sit
Colors purple, gold
Academic calendar August to May. Also Summer Session (June - August)
Total FTE staff 19,772
Carnegie classification Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity

Location and contacts

Address 1400 NE Campus Parkway
Seattle, Washington, 98195-4550
United States
City population 737,000
Phone 2065432100

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