The University of Washington has a highly ranked School of Medicine, College of Engineering, and Michael G. Foster School of Business. It is one of the oldest public universities on the West Coast. The University of Washington is known for cutting-edge research, and its annual undergraduate research symposium.

Key Facts


  • #59 in National Universities according to US News & World Report 2022
  • #5 in Computer Science
  • #19 Business Programs
  • #19 Engineering Programs
  • #13 in Biomedical Sciences

Year founded

  • 1861

School type

  • Public, coed, no religious affiliation

Latest undergraduate enrollment

  • 31,331

Latest graduate enrollment

  • 11,853

Student-faculty ratio

  • 19:1

Freshman acceptance rate

  • 46%

Average SAT/ ACT for freshman entry

  • SAT 1400 / ACT 34

Average GPA for freshman entry

  • 3.9

International student population

  • 7,078

Employment/ job placement rate

  • 83%

Median starting salary of alumni

  • $56,900

Popular majors

  • Computer Science, Biomedical Sciences, Engineering

Tuition and Room & Board

  • $53,018
About the university
  • UW offers over 100 Top Undergraduate Majors
  • 15 Colleges and Schools
  • Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering
  • College of Engineering
  • School of Medicine
  • College of Arts and Sciences: Natural Sciences Division
  • Famous alumni include Anna Faris, actress, voice actor, singer; Rainn Wilson, television director, producer, comedian; George Nelson, physicist, astronaut
Kings alumni at University of Washington

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