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University of Washington - Seattle Campus Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on University of Washington - Seattle Campus, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you’ll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is University of Washington - Seattle Campus Ranked?

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2022 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 5,994 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is clinical child psychology.

Overall Quality

UW Seattle landed the #89 spot in College Factual's 2022 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,576 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This lands it a coveted spot in the top 5% of all colleges and universities in the country. This is an improvement over the previous year, when UW Seattle held the #97 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 58 colleges in Washington, UW Seattle is ranked at #1.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UW Seattle?

Acceptance Rate

University of Washington - Seattle Campus has an acceptance rate of 56%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for UW Seattle.

Average Test Scores

About 81% 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 700. Math scores were between 610 and 753.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Washington - Seattle Campus  ( 590 to 700 )
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SAT Math Scores for University of Washington - Seattle Campus  ( 610 to 753 )
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UW Seattle received ACT scores from 28% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 27 and 33.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Washington - Seattle Campus  ( 27 to 33 )
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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 20 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 80%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  80 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 93% 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  93 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 66%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  66 out of 100
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University of Washington - Seattle Campus Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 32,244 undergraduates at UW Seattle with 29,350 being full-time and 2,894 being part-time.

How Much Does University of Washington - Seattle Campus Cost?

The overall average net price of UW Seattle is $13,297. 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 +
$7,850 $7,467 $9,694 $18,110 $24,879

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 20% of students took out student loans averaging $5,776 a year. That adds up to $23,104 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UW Seattle is 2.2%. 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. 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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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 169 majors graduated from University of Washington - Seattle Campus. Of these students, 9,148 received undergraduate degrees and 5,769 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 499 $73,714
Child Development & Psychology 473 NA
Communication & Media Studies 463 $40,364
Computer Science 378 $99,833
Political Science & Government 356 $38,613
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 320 $29,685
Economics 312 $50,231
Finance & Financial Management 299 $64,672
Public Health 261 $37,991
Electrical Engineering 224 $71,619

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 2019-2020, 5,389 students took at least one online class at University of Washington - Seattle Campus. This is an increase from the 3,931 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 5,389 864
2018-2019 3,931 768
2017-2018 4,226 736
2016-2017 4,172 793
2015-2016 4,140 1,096

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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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