University Of Washington Seattle Campus

University Of Washington Seattle Campus

Founded in 1861, the University of Washington, or UW, is a public research university in Seattle, Washington, United States. It is the largest university in the northwestern United States and the oldest public university on the west coast. According to the Academic Ranking of World Universities in 2008, UW was placed 16th among the world's top universities. The university offers various degrees and programs through the following academic divisions:

  • College of Architecture and Urban Planning
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Forest Resources
  • College of Ocean and Fishery Sciences
  • College of the Environment
  • Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs
  • Information School
  • Michael G. Foster School of Business
  • School of Dentistry
  • School of Law
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Pharmacy
  • School of Public Health and Community Medicine
  • School of Social Work
  • The Graduate School

University of Washington's sports teams are nicknamed the Huskies.

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University of Washington-Seattle Campus
1400 NE Campus Parkway
Seattle , WA 98195-4550
General Phone: (206) 543-2100

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University of Washington Seattle Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts3,001Asian studies, European studies, Latin American studies, Near/Middle east studies, Russian studies, Scandinavian studies, South Asian studies, Canadian studies, Chinese studies, ...
Science1,231biology, biochemistry, structural biology, botany, call and molecular biology, microbiology, immunology, zoology, genetics, ...
Business and Management1,194business management, accounting, auditing, entrepreneurship, finance, human resources, MIS, marketing
Engineering893aerospace engineering, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, materials engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, manufacturing engineering, ...
Therapy and Counseling462psychology, clinical psychology, educational psychology, physical therapy
Medicine460dentistry, oral pathology, endodontology, orthodontology, pediatric dentristry, periodontics, prosthodontics, medicine, pharmacy, ...
Media441communication studies, journalism, digital communications
Family and Social Work388housing, public administration, public policy analysis, social work, social work courses
Law347legal studies, law, tax law, legal research
Computer Science and Engineering299computer and info science, information technology, information science, computer science, computer engineering
Education and Teaching276education, curriculum and instruction, educational administration, educational admin and supervision, special ed, math teaching, music teaching, biology teaching, ESL instruction ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine212registered nursing
Mathematics207mathematics, math, applied mathematics, computational mathematics, applied mathematics courses, statistics
Medical Support and Technology196audiology, audiology and speech pathology, physician assistant, clinical lab tech, clinical and medical lab science, orthotist/prosthetist, comparative animal medicine
Architecture and Planning184architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture
Conservation and Resource Management161environmental studies, environmental science, fisheries sciences, forestry, forest management, urban forestry, forestry courses, wildlife management
Medical Administration130health care administration, medical records admin, pharmacy courses, environmental health, occupational health, international public health, medical informatics
Fine Arts111art history and criticism, painting, sculpture, ceramics, textile arts, metal and jewelry
Religion and Philosophy110philosophy, religion, Islamic studies, Jewish studies
Art Studies87art studies
Drama and Performing Arts85dance, drama, theatre design, acting, various performing arts
Music80music, music history and theory, music performance, music theory and composition, musicology, conducting, piano, voice, jazz, ...
Real Estate and Construction Management52construction management
Design46design and visual communication, industrial design, graphic design
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy39nutrition sciences, occupational therapy, rehabilitation
Photography and Commercial Art14photography
Security and Law Enforcement2corrections and criminal justice

Number of programs and degrees for University of Washington Seattle in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree6,952135
Master's degree2,631127
Doctor's degree62287
First-professional degree5034

University of Washington Seattle Student Body

In 2007-2008, University of Washington Seattle had a total enrollment of 40,218 students (39,412 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 46%
Women 54%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 73%
Graduate 27%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 53%
Black 3%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 20%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 11%
(Foreign Students) 7%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 13%
18-19 13%
20-21 24%
22-24 16%
25-29 16%
30-34 8%
35-39 4%
40-49 3%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

State unknown5%
(International Students)1%

University of Washington Seattle Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 92 %
Part-Time 76 %

University of Washington Seattle Room and Board (2007)

University of Washington Seattle offers campus housing for 6,204 of its 39,412 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Seattle, Washington for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Washington Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

University of Washington Seattle Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal520640
SAT Math550680
ACT Verbal2229
ACT Math2430
ACT Composite2329

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT91%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT28%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

University of Washington Seattle Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 6,802
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 23,219
Room and board $ 8,640
Room charge $ 4,323
Board (meal plan) charge $ 5,031
Books and supplies $ 1,035
Other expenses $ 2,661

Financial Aid:
University of Washington Seattle participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 379800)

University of Washington Seattle Faculty

University of Washington Seattle has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track165151
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1,198828

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year118$161,90637$149,709
Associate professorcalendar year45$122,66523$110,881
Assistant professorcalendar year28$97,51140$91,211
Instructorcalendar year20$62,5219$73,887
Lecturercalendar year28$93,70534$82,193
No academic rankcalendar year6$67,45115$74,689
All faculty totalcalendar year245$129,118158$103,277

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year470$117,423140$108,116
Associate professoracademic year200$88,198159$83,569
Assistant professoracademic year156$81,924152$75,432
Instructoracademic year3$39,7665$49,579
Lectureracademic year79$61,66799$59,302
No academic rankacademic year6$67,5959$52,706
All faculty totalacademic year914$99,568564$82,416

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

University of Washington Seattle Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Pacific-10 Conference
Basketball Pacific-10 Conference
Baseball Pacific-10 Conference
Track Pacific-10 Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports53112165

University of Washington Seattle Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Landscape Architecture (BS, BSLA, BLA, MSLA, MLA, PhD)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies
Information Technology

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management
Forest Management/Forest Resources Management
Forestry, General
Forestry, Other
Urban Forestry
Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management

Design and Visual Communications, General
Graphic Design
Industrial Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
Visual and Performing Arts, Other

Education And Teaching
Biology Teacher Education
Curriculum and Instruction
Education, General
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering, Other
Industrial Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Family And Social Work
Housing and Human Environments, General
Public Administration
Public Policy Analysis
Social Work
Social Work, Other

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts
Metal and Jewelry Arts

Law (LLB, JD)
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other
Legal Studies, General
Tax Law/Taxation (LLM, JSD/SJD)

Liberal Arts
American Indian/Native American Studies
Ancient Near Eastern/Biblical Languages, Lit & Linguistics
Area Studies, Other
Asian Studies/Civilization
Canadian Studies
Chinese Language and Literature
Chinese Studies
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Comparative Literature
Creative Writing
Danish Language and Literature
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other
European Studies/Civilization
French Language and Literature
French Studies
General Studies
German Studies
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
History, General
History, Other
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Italian Language and Literature
Italian Studies
Japanese Language and Literature
Japanese Studies
Korean Language and Literature
Korean Studies
Latin American Studies
Latin Language and Literature
Library Science, Other
Library Science/Librarianship
Middle/Near Eastern/Semitic Languages, Lit & Linguistics, Other
Museology/Museum Studies
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Political Science and Government, Other
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Russian Language and Literature
Russian Studies
Scandinavian Studies
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Social Sciences, General
South Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
South Asian Studies
Spanish Language and Literature
Swedish Language and Literature
Technical and Business Writing
Women's Studies

Applied Mathematics
Applied Mathematics, Other
Computational Mathematics
Mathematics, General
Mathematics, Other
Statistics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia

Medical Administration
Environmental Health
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
International Public Health/International Health
Medical Informatics
Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Hearing Sciences
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other
Comparative and Laboratory Animal Medicine (Cert, MS, PhD)
Physician Assistant

Dentistry (DDS, DMD)
Endodontics/Endodontology (Cert, MS, PhD)
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry (MS, PhD)
Medicine (MD)
Oral Biology and Oral Pathology (MS, PhD)
Orthodontics/Orthodontology (Cert, MS, PhD)
Pediatric Dentistry/Pedodontics (Cert, MS, PhD)
Periodontics/Periodontology (Cert, MS, PhD)
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design (MS, PhD)
Pharmacy (PharmD [USA], PharmD or BS/BPharm [Canada])
Prosthodontics/Prosthodontology (Cert, MS, PhD)
Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)
Public Health, Other

Jazz/Jazz Studies
Music History, Literature, and Theory
Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Music, Other
Musicology and Ethnomusicology
Piano and Organ
Violin, Viola, Guitar and Other Stringed Instruments
Voice and Opera

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Nutrition Sciences
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other

Photography And Commercial Art

Real Estate And Construction Management
Construction Management

Religion And Philosophy
Islamic Studies
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Religion/Religious Studies

Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Botany/Plant Biology
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Chemistry, General
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology, Other
Genetics, General
Genetics, Other
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
Geology/Earth Science, General
Geophysics and Seismology
Human/Medical Genetics
Microbiology, General
Neurobiology and Neurophysiology
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
Pathology/Experimental Pathology
Physics, General
Physics, Other
Physiology, General
Physiology, Pathology, and Related Sciences, Other
Structural Biology
Zoology/Animal Biology

Security And Law Enforcement
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other

Therapy And Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Educational Psychology
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

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