Why UW?

Being boundless is all about believing in possibility. It's our unshakable optimism and determination. It's a connection to those around us. It's the drive to break down the barriers that separate us from what is and what can be. It's a spirit. It's a hunger. And it's the actions we take to create a better world. Now is your moment to be boundless.

About UW

What defines students at the University of Washington? We believe in possibility and the power of collaboration. We have the drive to tackle challenges and pursue progress. We hold the conviction that together, we can create a world of good. And above all, we are determined to be boundless. More


At the UW, discovery—of new knowledge, of self, of others—energizes your education. We choose process over product, strengthening independence and confidence. No limits. More

Student Life

Because in any 24 hours, you're in class for only 3 or 4. Because you need to feed your body, spirit, and soul. Because you want to have friends—and fun. Because you are a whole person. More

Housing & dining

You’re not required to live on campus, but two-thirds of freshmen do. By living on campus, you’ll find countless opportunities to develop meaningful relationships, join an engaging and supportive academic community, and explore who you are. More

Seattle & the Pacific Northwest

It's not just a city: It's a state of mind. Explore this quirky, innovative place you may be calling home. More


We value and honor diverse experiences and perspectives, strive to create welcoming and respectful learning environments, and promote access, opportunity, and justice for all. More