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
35,582
Undergraduates
16,155
Men - 45.4%
19,428
Women - 54.6%
15,905
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
56% of 43,778 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
November 16
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.79
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
Not reported
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Cost of Attendance
In-state: $29,666
Out-of-state: $57,035
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $11,745
Out-of-state: $39,114
Room and Board
$13,887
Average Percent of Need Met
78%
Average Freshman Award
$17,346
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$19,163
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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 Population
769,714
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Seattle, WA
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
12% 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
31.2%
Black/African-American
3.8%
Hispanic/Latino
10.8%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
9.1%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.5%
White
42.3%
Unknown
1.8%
International Students
13.2% from 78 countries
First-Year Students Returning
93.1%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
67.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
63%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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