University of Washington

University of Washington Ranking

country rank: 7
world rank: 7

University Overview

The University of Washington ranking, founded in 1861, is a non-profit public state higher-education institution located in the urban setting of Seattle, Washington (population range of 500,000-1,000,000). There are other branch campuses for this school in the following cities: Tacoma, Bothell The University of Washington (UW) ranking is a large (Topuniversitieslist enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational US higher education institution that is officially accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. In a variety of fields of study, the University of Washington (UW) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees. For further information, see the degree levels and fields of study matrix below from Topuniversitieslist. This 159-year-old American higher-education institution has a selective admissions policy based on entrance exams and students’ previous academic records and grades. With an acceptance rate of 40-50 percent, this US higher education school is considered to be somewhat selective. Students from all around the world are invited to apply for admission. A library, housing, sports facilities, financial aid and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services, are all available to students at UW.

University of Washington Ranking

University Identity

Name University of Washington
Acronym UW
Founded 1861
Motto Lux sit Let there be light
Colours Purple and gold

University Location

Address 1400 NE Campus Parkway Seattle 98195-4550 Washington United States
Tel +1 (206) 543 2100
Fax +1 (206) 543 9285
Other locations Bothell, Tacoma

Yearly Tuition Range

Undergraduate Postgraduate
10,000-12,500 US$ (7,400-9,200 Euro) 15,000-17,500 US$ (11,000-12,900 Euro)
over 20,000 US$ (14,700 Euro) over 20,000 US$ (14,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 40-50%
Admission Office 1410 Northeast Campus Parkway, Box 355852 Seattle 98195-5852 (206) 543 9686

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment over-45,000
Academic Staff over-5,000
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Quarters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification

Facilities and Services

Library Yes University of Washington-Seattle Campus's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 5,118,519 physical volumes, 650,825 physical media, 136,371 digital/electronic medium and 283 licensed digital/electronic databases. University of Washington-Seattle Campus's library has 12 branches.
Housing Yes University of Washington provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 9,560 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Yes


Memberships and Affiliations

Vermont State Colleges (VSC) Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) Association of American Universities (AAU) Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) Global U8 Consortium (GU8) National Athletic Association (NAA) National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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