The University of Washington, founded in 1861, is a public, comprehensive institution. UW has earned an international reputation for its research in such fields as Asian languages and literature, cell biology, computer science, forestry, international studies, nursing and physics. Its 703-acre campus, graced by Collegiate Gothic architecture, meandering paths and immaculately landscaped grounds, is located in a residential section of Seattle five miles from downtown. 

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collegeType
Public
studentType
Coed
32,046
Undergraduates
14,646
Men - 45.7%
17,401
Women - 54.3%
15,508
Graduates
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Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
52% of 45,579 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
November 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.81
SAT Math
684 average
620-770 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
644 average
600-700 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
29 average
27-33 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
In-state: $28,394
Out-of-state: $55,095
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $11,465
Out-of-state: $38,166
Room and Board
$13,296
Average Percent of Need Met
77%
Average Freshman Award
$16,916
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$19,198
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Academic Calendar System
Quarter
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,842
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
11%
10-19
21%
20-29
25%
30-39
10%
40-49
9%
50-99
12%
Over 100
11%
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Seattle, WA Population
634,535
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Seattle, WA
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
29% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Huskies
Sororities
15% of women participate
Fraternities
15% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.5%
Asian
30.4%
Black/African-American
3.6%
Hispanic/Latino
10.5%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
9%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.5%
White
43.8%
Unknown
1.7%
International Students
15.4% from 83 countries
First-Year Students Returning
94.8%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
66.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
63%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported