University of Washington

3,721 reviews
  1. Seattle, WA
  2. 4 Year
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B-
University of Washington is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Pac-12 Conference
Address
1400 NE Campus Parkway
Seattle, WA 98195

University of Washington Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
55%
SAT Range
1110-1350
ACT Range
25-31
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$10,374/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,054/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,623/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,231/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,018/ year
  • $110k+
    $25,053/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.256 responses
40%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.261 responses
47%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.263 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
27,764Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
23%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 156 responses
Report
  • Concerned about grades but willing to have fun.
    46%
  • No such thing as a typical student in UW
    17%
  • Determined
    16%
  • Really concerned about grades
    15%
  • Diverse, Determined, and Shy
    3%
  • Hardworking
    2%
  • Entitled
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.308 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.340 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 163 responses
Report
  • Very competitive and a top school
    39%
  • Top 25 University
    25%
  • Be Boundless!
    22%
  • Filled with opportunities
    7%
  • UW isn't rated well nationally but it is in world.
    4%
  • "Local Ivy"
    2%
  • Public Ivy
    1%

After University of Washington

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$52,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
84%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
76%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.161 responses

Reviews

3,721 reviews
  • Excellent
    671
  • Very Good
    1494
  • Average
    1327
  • Poor
    167
  • Terrible
    62
UW has literally everything anyone could need. It's in the middle of one of the coolest cities in the world, so everything is close by. Additionally, the campus is gorgeous, making it so easy to be happy here everyday walking to class. Classes are hard here, but really as hard as you want them to be. Anyone can do average, but you'll really do as well as you want to. Campus life is very positive, everyone is very happy here, socializing isn't difficult whatsoever, and partying after school work is done is one of the best ways to have a good time, meet new people, and relax! Sports are awesome, the professors are very engaging and enthusiastic, and it's so easy to fall in love with the school. UDub has it all!
  • Sophomore
  • 2 months ago
So far so good! I currently renting a house with a couple of seniors who also attend UW and every single one of us has had quite the satisfying experience. The professors I've had has been very helpful in helping me learn the material as well as being engaging during lectures. I haven't been to very many football games but as the scoreboard shows, UW's football team, as well as many other sports, has been top notch. UW's basically centered nicely in Seattle in a way where there are a variety of places to do and to eat, so you'll never be bored!
  • Freshman
  • 25 days ago
Coming from a previously over-involved High School Cheerleader who was the President of multiple clubs and Organizations, the opportunities for becoming involved in the University of Washington, I would have to say are INCREDIBLE. It is truly a dream - for the first few months, it was non-stop Husky Spirit immersion. I went to my first basketball games with one of my flatmates and it was super - we jumped up every 10 seconds - I'm sure we burnt just as many calories as the players on the court. Everyone is always super jazzed and really spirited - which is nice as a past-ASB-superfan-kid. Beyond the bleachers, the athletics facility: the IMA (Intramural Activities Center), is the most beautiful facility (perhaps in existence). This gymbuff's heaven has 3 floors of possibility including a climbing wall, swimming pools, basketball court, indoor track, multiple weight rooms, and numerous studios for a seemingly endless list of classes! I'm planning on enrolling in a couple within the new year (yoga/pilates, kickboxing, martial arts, and maybe some form of dance). Athletics at my school is honestly quite great and it has played a great part of my personal college experience.
  • College Freshman
  • 12 months ago