University of Washington

3,720 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

3,720 reviews
  • Excellent
    670
  • Very Good
    1494
  • Average
    1327
  • Poor
    167
  • Terrible
    62
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
  • 11 months ago
Living on Campus in the Residence Halls has been truly a blast. I live with 7 other gals in an apartment and honestly, I wouldn't change my living arrangement for anything. I'm so fortunate that our routines, for the most part, vibe with one another. And at the times they don't, we resolve conflict with courtesy and we find a compromise. Also, we learn from each other's lifestyles and skills. My apartment, recently, had a multi-religious Holiday Party complete with the stockings, fake tree, menorah, gift exchange, multi-ethnic food menu and array of traditions exhibited through decorations/activities. We also baked brownies together, had awesome movie-nights (that turned into marathon-mornings), had costume DIY nights (for Halloween usually), had story-telling hours and make little secret notes anonymously - and it has only been 3 months. We're like a little family. And some of them are even thinking about investing in a house to live in together in the following school year! Beyond just my flat, my apartment's floor, during the first few weeks, had all of the doors open like a large house. And during finals week, my RA made us brownies because he "loved us more than sleep." He even had meetings with EVERY SINGLE PERSON on our floor - while he juggled classes and leadership positions in multiple clubs. In my Resident's Hall Student Association (Hall Council), we also organized socializing get-togethers for all 5 buildings that make up the Apartment Complex and cool such as Friendsgiving, Halloween Fest (feat. mummy-wrapping contests, starbucks give aways, movie-marathons, contests etc.), Fall Destresser (making stress balls, watching more movies, eating junk food, petting dogs, etc.) and many more really awesome events! The cost is doable and the food accessibility is great - going to the District Market at 2 in the morning to make cookies is a wonderful concept. Being able to create a home away from home is a beautiful thing and I hope more people take this chance.
  • College Freshman
  • 11 months ago
I actually began at a two year college in New York and got my associate's degree in social sciences. Then when I was looking for schools, the University of Washington stood out because of it's incredible location (by the mountains and the sea), and the fact it had really stellar programs. I come from a family of nine children, and they all still live on the east coast so it was a big move, physically and emotionally. It's hard to be so far away from them, but the school makes it all worth it. My professors are so vivacious and devoted to what they are teaching. A lot of them are pursuing their own research in the field they're studying, so they really know what they are talking about. And at the events, everyone goes all out. They're constantly giving away free merchandise and blasting music and having club fairs with free food vendors. Starbucks gave away free frappuccinos at the last event! I love being a part of a huge diverse community, and I would definitely choose this school again if I had to start over.
  • College Sophomore
  • Oct 17 2015