University of Washington

3,751 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 ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

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
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.172 responses
43%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.173 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.175 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 77 responses
Report
  • Concerned about grades but willing to have fun.
    58%
  • Determined
    18%
  • Really concerned about grades
    18%
  • No such thing as a typical student in UW
    5%
  • Diverse, Determined, and Shy
    0%
  • Entitled
    0%
  • Hardworking
    0%

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.233 responses
Poll
69%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.261 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 66 responses
Report
  • Top 25 University
    47%
  • Very competitive and a top school
    30%
  • Be Boundless!
    17%
  • Filled with opportunities
    6%
  • "Local Ivy"
    0%
  • Public Ivy
    0%
  • UW isn't rated well nationally but it is in world.
    0%

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%
81%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.62 responses

Reviews

3,751 reviews
  • Excellent
    657
  • Very Good
    1486
  • Average
    1323
  • Poor
    167
  • Terrible
    62
I really enjoyed the scenery and the setting of the college, also i loved how diverse and welcoming it felt among the students. When i visited on a college field trip it was early in the morning when we arivided. The first thing i could remember was how beautiful the cherry blossom trees looked in bloom in the background of a bustling crowd of people hurrying to class,
  • Niche User
  • 2 days ago
I have only toured here but I would love to go here. It is a beautiful campus. They have a good English department and most students get their classes as Freshman.
  • Niche User
  • 2 days ago
University of Washington has always been my dream to study in and I would love to graduated from it someday. I would work hard on academic work and try my best to get in this university!
  • Niche User
  • 5 days ago