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University of Washington - Seattle Campus is a public institution located in Seattle, Washington. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

886 Undergraduate Degrees
543 Graduate Degrees
$43,183 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
46% Acceptance Rate

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University of Washington - Seattle Campus Rankings

According to our 2021 analysis, UW Seattle is ranked #53 out of 408 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. UW Seattle also holds the #2 spot on the Best Colleges in Washington ranking.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

UW Seattle has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#7 Most Popular Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Most Popular Computer Science Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Most Popular Computer Science Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#29 Best Computer Science Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#45 Best Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UW Seattle.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Computer Information Systems Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Most Popular Information Science Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Most Popular Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Most Popular Information Technology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Best Computer Information Systems Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Best Information Technology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#35 Best Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards UW Seattle has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#7 Best Computer Information Systems Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#10 Best Colleges for Computer Information Systems College Factual
#41 Highest Paid Computer & Information Sciences Graduates College Factual
#54 Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences College Factual
#66 Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#330 Best Schools Course Advisor

Where Is University of Washington - Seattle Campus?

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

How Do I Get Into UW Seattle?

You can apply to UW Seattle online at: admit.washington.edu/admission/

Admission Requirements for UW Seattle

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UW Seattle?

46% Acceptance Rate
56% Of Accepted Are Women
75% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate of University of Washington - Seattle Campus is 46%. While it may not be as selective as some schools, it does screen its applicants very carefully. Do what you can to stand out among others in the pool of applicants!

Approximately 44% of accepted students are men and 56% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 44%, and the acceptance rate for women is 48%.

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 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of Washington - Seattle Campus  ( 600 to 730 )
200
800
UW Seattle received ACT scores from 40% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 25 and 33. Math scores were between 27 and 33. Composite scores were between 27 and 32.

ACT English Scores for University of Washington - Seattle Campus  ( 25 to 33 )
1
36
ACT Math Scores for University of Washington - Seattle Campus  ( 27 to 33 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Washington - Seattle Campus  ( 27 to 32 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of Washington - Seattle Campus?

$43,183 Net Price
26% Take Out Loans
2.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UW Seattle is $43,183. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. 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.

University of Washington - Seattle Campus Undergraduate Student Diversity

29,332 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 32,046 undergraduate students at UW Seattle, with 29,332 being full-time and 2,714 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UW Seattle

There are also 15,530 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 29,332 full-time undergraduates at UW Seattle, 46% are male and 54% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UW Seattle

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Washington - Seattle Campus students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UW Seattle Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 7,454
Black or African American 855
Hispanic or Latino 2,622
White 10,625
International Students 4,862
Other Races/Ethnicities 2,914

Geographic Diversity

Washington students aren't the only ones who study at University of Washington - Seattle Campus. At this time, 46 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 120 countries are represented at UW Seattle. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.

Online Learning at University of Washington - Seattle Campus

736 Took All Classes Online
4,226 Took At Least One Class Online
-1.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 2 bachelor’s degree and 10 master’s degree programs available online at UW Seattle. In 2017-2018, 4,226 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UW Seattle has changed over the last few years.

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Online Growth Rankings of UW Seattle

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Washington - Seattle Campus was -1.6%. This is the #1,737 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UW Seattle regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Washington - Seattle Campus Computer Science Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Computer Science 360 21 0 381
Information Technology 261 76 6 343
Informatics 265 0 0 265
General Computer & Information Sciences 0 128 36 164
General Information Science 0 148 2 150
Information Technology Management 0 98 0 98
Artificial Intelligence 0 28 0 28
TOTAL 886 499 44 1,429

References

*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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