University of Washington-Seattle Campus
Seattle, WA 98195-4550


Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Large
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Quarter
Total enrollment 45,591
Religious affiliation None
Students with disability 4%
Student to faculty ratio 17:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 8,970 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
(The institution has its own hospital)
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

University of Washington-Seattle Campus is very selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 43,517 applications and only 19,733 students were granted admission. University of Washington-Seattle Campus is at the #43 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 40% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 77% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT1120 to 1370
ACT26 to 32

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

University of Washington-Seattle Campus charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $33,732 and in-state students paid $9,694.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $12,440
In State Tuition
National Average = $6,695
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $17,196
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 58% of University of Washington-Seattle Campus's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 19% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,493 (which is 1.4% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at University of Washington-Seattle Campus in 2016-2017, was 1,860, which is 28% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,192 (which is 2.1% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,432
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,302
Financial aid
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, University of Washington-Seattle Campus has enrolled a total of 45,591 students (40,301 students full-time and 5,290 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 45,591 students, 1,508 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 47% men and 53% women and 30,933 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 14,658 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 1,096 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 45%

Asian: 20%

Non-resident alien: 15%

Hispanic: 7%

Two or more races: 6%

Black/African American: 3%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at University of Washington-Seattle Campus.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 18% 488
Social Sciences 15% 412 0
Psychology 5% 142
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics 5% 130
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies 4% 106
Physical Sciences 4% 100
Mathematics And Statistics 3% 86 0
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 2% 56
English Language And Literature/letters 2% 44
History 2% 44

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of University of Washington-Seattle Campus full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of University of Washington-Seattle Campus graduates 6 years after enrollment is $38,700. Last year, out of the total 6,264 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 5,763 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 6,806 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 6,057 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $38,700 $48,600
Employment Rate 92% 89%
Total Graduates 6,264 6,806

Campus Location

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Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of University of Washington-Seattle Campus.

Seattle Central College
2.8 mile away
North Seattle College
3.2 mile away
South Seattle College
7.7 mile away
Bellevue College
9.1 mile away
Cascadia College
9.1 mile away
Renton Technical College
13.2 mile away
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Highline College
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