University of Washington – Seattle Campus

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The University of Washington, often referred to as UW, UDub, or simply Washington, is a public, research university located in Seattle, Washington. It is a Public Ivy League institution and a member of the American Association of Universities. UW was launched in 1861 and is among the oldest of West Coast colleges. The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) ranked the University of Washington 16th in its list of top 500 universities and the Times Higher Education ranked UW 25th in reputation among the 100 best universities in the world.

UW has three campuses. The university’s largest campus is located in downtown Seattle in the University District. The other two are located in the cities of Tacoma and Bothell. For fiscal year 2012, UW’s budget for general operations and research exceeded $7.2 billion. UW’s research budget is among the highest in the nation. University of Washington campus includes over 500 buildings that together have over 20 million square-feet of space.

UW athletic teams compete in the NCAA, Division I, Pacific-12 Conference (Pac-12).

General Information

Admission Office

1410 Northeast Campus Parkway, Box 355852

Seattle, WA 98195-5852

(206) 543-9686

Fax: (206) 685-3655

Contact: Philip Ballinger

Director of Admissions
Main Address

Box 355852

Seattle, WA 98195

(206) 543-2100

www.washington.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 29,397

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 5,579

Degree-seeking undergrads: 27,365

Graduate enrollment: 10,278

Setting

Urban setting

Very large city (over 500,000)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s
Master’s
Doctoral
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $50

Online application fee: $50
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 61%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $6,385 $6,802 $7,692 $8,701 +13.12%
Books and Supplies $1,008 $1,035 $1,035 $1,035 0.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $8,337 $8,640 $8,949 $9,399 +5.03%
Other $2,661 $2,661 $2,769 $2,907 +4.98%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $11,742 $12,474 $12,876 $13,578 +5.45%
Other $3,708 $3,789 $3,789 $3,789 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $18,391 $19,138 $20,445 $22,042 +7.81%
In-state Off Campus $22,843 $24,100 $25,392 $27,103 +6.74%
In-state with Family $7,393 $7,837 $8,727 $9,736 +11.56%
Average Graduate Student Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $10,870
In-state Student Fees $579
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $24,210
Out-of-state Fees $579

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 3,116 57%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,698 31% $18,016,949 $10,611
• Federal grants 1,046 19% $5,177,765 $4,950
• Pell grants 1,002 18% $3,517,950 $3,511
• Other federal grants 966 18% $1,659,815 $1,718
State/local government grant or scholarships 1,049 19% $5,315,744 $5,067
Institutional grants or scholarships 1,232 23% $7,523,440 $6,107
Student loan aid 1,603 29% $8,040,189 $5,016
• Federal student loans 1,586 29% $6,958,001 $4,387
• Other student loans 89 2% $1,082,188 $12,159

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 8188 2913 1221
Architecture and Related Services 98 113 4
Architecture 55 48
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning 30 46 4
Landscape Architecture 13 19
Area, Gender, Cultural, Ethnic, and Group Studies 391 61 5
American Indian/Native American Studies 11
Area Studies, Other 109 16
Asian Studies/Civilization 78
Chinese Studies 7
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other 79
European Studies/Civilization 48
French Studies 2 1
German Studies 3
Italian Studies 1
Japanese Studies 11
Korean Studies 3
Latin American Studies 31 7
Near and Middle Eastern Studies 4 1
Russian Studies 9
Scandinavian Studies 8 1
Women’s Studies 24 3
Biology and Biomedical Sciences 793 67 127
Biochemistry 242 1 9
Biology and Biological Sciences, General 190 3 8
Biostatistics 10 8
Botany/Plant Biology 6 1
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology 119 1 28
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology, Other 27 6
Environmental Biology 8
Epidemiology 41 17
Genetics, Other 1 12
Human/Medical Genetics 3
Immunology 8
Microbiology 65 5
Neurobiology and Anatomy 48 11
Pathology/Experimental Pathology 6
Pharmacology 1 4
Physiology 87
Physiology, Pathology, and Related Sciences, Other 2
Structural Biology 2
Zoology/Animal Biology 1 6
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 905 483 10
Accounting 195 43
Auditing 44
Business Administration and Management 62 375 10
Construction Management 57 21
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies 46
Finance 249
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration 33
Management Information Systems 92
Marketing/Marketing Management 171
Communication and Journalism Programs 423 41 10
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia 35
Journalism 61
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 362 6 10
Computing and Information Sciences 211 156 27
Computer and Information Sciences 77 23
Computer Science 136
Information Science/Studies 65 1
Information Technology 75 14 3
Education 36 227 39
Biology Teacher Education 1
Curriculum and Instruction 49 7
Education 47
Education, Other 18
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other 28
Educational Leadership and Administration 25 23
Mathematics Teacher Education 10
Music Teacher Education 8 1 2
Special Education and Teaching 59 7
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor 17
Engineering 644 290 80
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering 52 36 4
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 45 19 16
Chemical Engineering 60 17 5
Civil Engineering 105 68 5
Computer Engineering 40
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 164 86 29
Engineering, Other 2 1
Forest Engineering 5
Industrial Engineering 48 6 3
Materials Engineering 32 3 9
Mechanical Engineering 89 54 9
Operations Research 2
English Language, Composition and Literature/Letters 380 49 14
Creative Writing 57 17
English Language and Literature 309 14 14
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing 14 18
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 359 47 14
Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 2
Chinese Language and Literature 12
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 14 8 4
Comparative Literature 43 3 4
Danish Language and Literature 2
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 5 5
French Language and Literature 38
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 9 8
Italian Language and Literature 11
Japanese Language and Literature 31
Korean Language and Literature 8
Latin Language and Literature 2
Linguistics 43 17
Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other 20 3
Norwegian Language and Literature 2
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 5
Russian Language and Literature 7
Scandinavian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 2 1
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 5 1
South Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 3
Spanish Language and Literature 96
Swedish Language and Literature 5
Uralic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 355 381 468
Audiology/Audiologist 8
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist 52 16 4
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist 25
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other 2
Comparative and Laboratory Animal Medicine 1
Dentistry 56
Endodontics/Endodontology 5
Environmental Health 20 14 4
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator 38
Health/Health Care Administration/Management 50
International Public Health/International Health 18
Medical Informatics 1 5
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry 3
Medicine 168
Nursing Practice 11
Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene 11 1
Occupational Therapy/Therapist 23
Oral Biology and Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology 8 4
Orthodontics/Orthodontology 4
Orthotist/Prosthetist 12
Pediatric Dentistry/Pedodontics 6
Periodontics/Periodontology 4
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design 2 4
Pharmacy 5 124
Pharmacy Administration and Pharmacy Policy and Regulatory Affairs 10
Physical Therapy/Therapist 33
Physician Assistant 69
Prosthodontics/Prosthodontology 3
Public Health 56 10
Public Health, Other 6 9
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 139 108 23
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other 1 1
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist 27
History 271 7 6
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology 1
History 186 7 6
History, Other 84
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 4
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other 4
Human Services 46 360 6
Public Administration 176
Public Policy Analysis 24
Social Work 46 54 6
Social Work, Other 106
Legal and Law Studies 121 178
Health Law 6
Law 178
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other 61
Tax Law/Taxation 54
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 146
General Studies 132
Humanities/Humanistic Studies 14
Library Science 145
Library and Information Science 134
Library Science, Other 11
Mathematics and Statistics 171 48 35
Applied Mathematics 32 9
Applied Mathematics, Other 34
Computational Mathematics 22
Mathematics 102 7 19
Mathematics, Other 4
Statistics 9 9 7
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies 44 2
Museology/Museum Studies 28
Nutrition Sciences 16 2
Natural Resources and Conservation 151 47 17
Environmental Science 55
Environmental Studies 63
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management 31 18 8
Forest Management/Forest Resources Management 1
Forestry 27 9
Forestry, Other 2
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management 1
Physical Sciences 265 61 58
Astronomy 24 3 3
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology 13 6 3
Chemistry 107 21 27
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other 14
Geology and Earth Science 21 3 5
Geophysics and Seismology 1 1 3
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical 22 10 4
Physics 63 17 12
Physics, Other 1
Psychology 450 35 32
Clinical Psychology 9
Educational Psychology 9 10
Psychology 450 15 10
School Psychology 11 3
Social Sciences 1676 61 53
Anthropology 160 14 15
Economics 504 13 17
Geography 111 6 6
Political Science and Government 417 19 8
Political Science and Government, Other 20
Social Sciences 108
Sociology 356 9 7
Visual and Performing Arts 413 69 32
Acting 8
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 64 4 1
Art/Art Studies 102 20
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics 9
Conducting 2 2
Dance 18 3
Design and Visual Communications 10
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts 65 2
Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts 1
Graphic Design 24
Industrial and Product Design 18
Jazz/Jazz Studies 3 2 2
Keyboard Instruments 4 6
Metal and Jewelry Arts 2
Music History, Literature, and Theory 2 1
Music Performance 8 4 3
Music Theory and Composition 1 1 2
Music 15
Music, Other 1
Musicology and Ethnomusicology 2 5 6
Painting 24
Photography 19
Sculpture 1
Stringed Instruments 11 1 2
Technical Theater/Theater Design and Technology 7
Visual and Performing Arts, Other 11 1
Voice and Opera 1 9 4
Work and Family Studies 4
Housing and Human Environments 4

Above data represent first majors only.

(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.


Undergraduate Majors

Architecture & Related Programs

Architecture B
City/Community/Regional Planning B
Landscape Architecture B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

African Studies B
African-American Studies B
Asian American Studies B
Asian Studies B
Canadian Studies B
Central/Eastern European Studies B
Chinese Studies B
European Studies B
French Studies B
German Studies B
Hispanic-American Studies B
Italian Studies B
Japanese Studies B
Korean Studies B
Latin American Studies B
Native American Studies B
Near/Middle Eastern Studies B
Russian/Slavic Area Studies B
Scandinavian Area Studies B
Slavic Studies B
South Asian Studies B
Southeast Asian Studies B
Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Ceramics B
Commercial/Advertising Art B
Dance B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Fiber/Textile/Weaving Arts B
Industrial Design B
Metal/Jewelry Arts B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Music – Piano/Organ B
Music – Voice/Opera B
Music History/Literature B
Music Theory/Composition B
Musicology/Ethnomusicology B
Painting B
Photography B
Printmaking B
Sculpture B
Stringed Instruments B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Bacteriology B
Biochemistry B
Biology B
Botany B
Ecology B
Marine/Aquatic Biology B
Microbiology B
Zoology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Construction Management B
Finance/Banking B
Human Resources Management B
International Business B
Management Information Systems B
Organizational Behavior Studies B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Information Sciences/Systems B
Information Technology B

Education

Music Teacher Education B

Engineering

Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering B
Biomedical Engineering B
Ceramic Sciences/Engineering B
Chemical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Engineering – General B
Environmental Engineering B
Forest Engineering B
Industrial Engineering B
Materials Engineering B
Materials Science B
Mechanical Engineering B
Metallurgical Engineering B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B
Speech/Rhetorical Studies B
Technical/Business Writing B

Foreign Language & Literature

Arabic B
Chinese B
Classics B
Comparative Literature B
Danish B
East Asian B
French B
German B
Germanic Languages B
Greek, Ancient B
Hebrew B
Italian B
Japanese B
Korean B
Latin B
Linguistics B
Norwegian B
Russian B
Scandinavian B
South Asian B
Southeast Asian B
Spanish B
Swedish B
Turkish B
Ukrainian B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical Laboratory Science B
Dental Hygiene B
Environmental Health B
Nursing (RN) B
Orthotics/Prosthetics B
Physician Assistance B
Public Health B
Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology B

History

History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Mathematics

Applied Mathematics B
Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Peace/Conflict Resolution Studies B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Fishing/Fisheries B
Forest Resources Production B
Forestry – General B
Natural Resources & Conservation – General B
Wildlife/Wilderness Management B

Philosophy & Religion

Jewish/Judaic Studies B
Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Astronomy B
Astrophysics B
Atmospheric Sciences B
Chemistry B
Geology B
Oceanography B
Physics B
Planetary Sciences B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
Geography B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.