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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. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is University of Washington - Seattle Campus Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

University of Washington - Seattle Campus was awarded 274 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is allied health professions.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked UW Seattle as #97 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation.

UW Seattle is also ranked #2 out of 23 schools in Washington.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UW Seattle?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at University of Washington - Seattle Campus is a competitive 46%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

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

At University of Washington - Seattle Campus, the student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1. Compared to the national average of 15 to 1, this is somewhat high. This could mean that class sizes may be larger than they are at other colleges or universities or that professors may be required to teach more classes.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

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

The freshmen retention rate of 94% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like University of Washington - Seattle Campus enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  94 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At UW Seattle the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 63%. That is great when compared to 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 32,099 undergraduates at UW Seattle with 29,496 being full-time and 2,603 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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At UW Seattle, approximately 26% of students took out student loans averaging $5,525 a year. That adds up to $22,100 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?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from UW Seattle make around $57,700 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future UW Seattle graduates 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

University of Washington - Seattle Campus is a public institution situated in Seattle, Washington. 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 options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

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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Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

References

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