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Founded in 1861, the University of Washington, or UW, is a public research university in Seattle, Washington, United States. It is the largest university in the northwestern United States and the oldest public university on the west coast. According to the Academic Ranking of World Universities in 2008, UW was placed 16th among the world's top universities. The university offers various degrees and programs through the following academic divisions:
  • College of Architecture and Urban Planning
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Forest Resources
  • College of Ocean and Fishery Sciences
  • College of the Environment
  • Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs
  • Information School
  • Michael G. Foster School of Business
  • School of Dentistry
  • School of Law
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Pharmacy
  • School of Public Health and Community Medicine
  • School of Social Work
  • The Graduate School
University of Washington's sports teams are nicknamed the Huskies.

Profile of University of Washington Seattle CampusThe main campus of University of Washington Seattle is in Seattle, WA (a large city). The school is a public school. University of Washington Seattle offers degrees up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The school offers more choices of majors than most colleges its size. University of Washington Seattle students most commonly major in a field related to mathematics, science, liberal arts, and conservation and resource management.

University of Washington Seattle Selectivity

The school does not accept everyone who applies. In 2007, SAT verbal scores of half of students were 520 to 650. Three-fourths of students accepted in 2007 had SAT math scores of 560 or more.

The school offers tenure to reward and retain some professors. Salaries for full-time faculty at University of Washington Seattle are higher than most, allowing the school to afford quality teaching.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, the school had 40, 218 enrolled students.

Student Life
Student athletes at University of Washington Seattle belong to the Pacific-10 Conference for major sports. University of Washington Seattle Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts3, 064economics, political science, English, sociology, history, anthropology, library science, area studies, . . .
Science1, 270biochemistry, chemistry, anatomical sciences, biology, physiology, physics, neurobiology, microbiology, . . .
Business and Management1, 093business management, accounting, finance, marketing, auditing, MIS, entrepreneurship, human resources
Engineering889electrical engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, aerospace engineering, biomedical engineering, industrial engineering, materials engineering, . . .
Therapy and Counselling466psychology, physical therapy, educational psychology, clinical psychology
Media448communication studies, journalism, digital communications, political communication
Medicine436medicine, pharmacy, public health, dentistry, public health courses, oral pathology, pharmaceutical chemistry, orthodontology, . . .
Family and Social Work404social work, public administration, public policy analysis, social work courses, housing
Law350law, legal studies, legal research, tax law, advanced legal research
Education and Teaching307education, special ed, educational administration, curriculum and instruction, educational admin and supervision, music teaching, ESL instruction, math teaching, . . .
Computer Science and Engineering289computer science, computer and info science, computer engineering, information technology, information science
Nursing and Emergency Medicine214registered nursing
Architecture and Planning208architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture
Mathematics198mathematics, applied mathematics courses, applied mathematics, computational mathematics, statistics, math
Conservation and Resource Management195fisheries sciences, environmental science, forestry, environmental studies, wildlife management, forest management, urban forestry, forest production, . . .
Medical Support and Technology190audiology and speech pathology, physician assistant, clinical lab tech, orthotist/prosthetist, audiology, clinical and medical lab science, comparative animal medicine
Religion and Philosophy120philosophy, religion, Islamic studies, Jewish studies
Medical administration117health care administration, environmental health, medical records admin, medical informatics, occupational health, pharmacy courses
Music101music, violin, guitar, and strings, piano, musicology, conducting, voice, music theory and composition, music management, . . .
Drama and Performing Arts101drama, dance, acting, theatre design, directing, stagecraft, various performing arts
Fine Arts95art history and criticism, painting, sculpture, ceramics, metal and jewelry, textile arts
Art Studies94art studies
Real Estate and Construction Management53construction management
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy40nutrition sciences, occupational therapy
Design24graphic design
Photography and Commercial Art12photography
Contact: University of Washington SeattleUniversity of Washington Seattle Campus

1400 NE Campus Parkway

Seattle, WA 98195-4550

General Phone: (206) 543-2100


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