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University of Washington - Seattle Campus Data & Information Overview

If you want to know more about University of Washington - Seattle Campus, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is University of Washington - Seattle Campus Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

University of Washington - Seattle Campus was awarded 277 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is allied health professions.

Overall Quality

UW Seattle is ranked #97 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation.

Out of the 23 colleges in Washington, UW Seattle is ranked at #2.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UW Seattle?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to University of Washington - Seattle Campus you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 46%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 75% of students accepted to UW Seattle submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 590 and 690. Math scores were between 600 and 730.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Washington - Seattle Campus  ( 590 to 690 )
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SAT Math Scores for University of Washington - Seattle Campus  ( 600 to 730 )
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UW Seattle received ACT scores from 40% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 27 and 32.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Washington - Seattle Campus  ( 27 to 32 )
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University of Washington - Seattle Campus Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at University of Washington - Seattle Campus is 19 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1. This may indicate that some of your classes will be larger in size than they would be at other schools. However, upper level classes will probably be smaller.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Washington - Seattle Campus is 79%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  79 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Washington - Seattle Campus

Freshmen Retention Rate

University of Washington - Seattle Campus has a freshmen retention rate of 94%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  94 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at UW Seattle for first-time, full-time students is 63%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  63 out of 100
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Excellent Overall Diversity at UW Seattle

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 31,331 undergraduates at UW Seattle with 28,759 being full-time and 2,572 being part-time.

UW Seattle Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

With an overall score of 98.09 out of 100, UW Seattle is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  98.09 out of 100
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How Much Does University of Washington - Seattle Campus Cost?

The overall average net price of UW Seattle is $12,001. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UW Seattle

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$7,014 $7,007 $8,606 $17,627 $23,809

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of UW Seattle, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UW Seattle, approximately 27% of students took out student loans averaging $5,729 a year. That adds up to $22,916 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UW Seattle is 2.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do UW Seattle Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from UW Seattle make about $57,700 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for UW Seattle students since it is 45% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.

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Location of University of Washington - Seattle Campus

Located in Seattle, Washington, University of Washington - Seattle Campus is a public institution. Seattle is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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Location of University of Washington - Seattle Campus

Contact details for UW Seattle are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1400 Ne Campus Parkway, Seattle, WA 98195-4550
Phone: 206-543-2100
Website: www.washington.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/UofWA
Twitter: http://twitter.com/UW

University of Washington - Seattle Campus Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 170 majors graduated from University of Washington - Seattle Campus. Of these students, 9,269 received undergraduate degrees and 5,550 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Computer Information Systems 526 $68,300
Child Development & Psychology 498 NA
Communication & Media Studies 479 $37,500
Political Science & Government 378 $35,800
Economics 360 $44,000
Computer Science 360 $92,000
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 280 $31,200
Finance & Financial Management 279 $60,800
Public Health 273 $36,200
Area Studies 234 $32,300

Learn more about the majors offered at University of Washington - Seattle Campus along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at UW Seattle

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 4,226 students took at least one online class at University of Washington - Seattle Campus. This is an increase from the 4,172 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 4,226 736
2016-2017 4,172 793
2015-2016 4,140 1,096
2014-2015 4,381 872
2013-2014 3,412 850

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