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Colleges / University of Washington

University of Washington

Seattle, WA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate53%
Acceptance Rate53%

About UW

University of Washington is a public, state college in the city of Seattle, Washington. UW was founded in 1861. The college currently enrolls around 52,439 students a year, including 36,206 undergrads.

UW Acceptance Rate

It is very difficult to get into UW. UW admitted 53% of all applicants in 2022. In 2022, 26,121 out of 48,840 total applicants were accepted.

University of Washington Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 53%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.8
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University of Washington is locatedin the city of Seattle, Washington, near the city of Seattle.

If you want to see UW for yourself, 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 16

Transfer Applications are Due

Feb 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UW is Nov 16.

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

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UW Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at UW is like? There are approximately 52,439 students enrolled at UW, including 36,206 undergraduate students and 16,233 graduate students. 82% percent of students attend school full-time, 78% percent are from WA and 22% percent of students are from other states.


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