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This is the University of Washington, and our home is a stunning campus in the heart of an energetic and forward-thinking city. Our students are dreamers and doers, and together we aim to be the greatest public university in the world — as measured by our impact. Join us to unleash potential, create beauty and spark action.
Because what you care about can change the world.

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We want to learn about you.

The UW values the diversity of experience, culture and talent of our students. You aren’t just a set of numbers. We want to know more.

Freshman application opens September 1

Deadline: November 15

Rankings

#4
Among U.S. Public Institutions
Times Higher Education, 2021
#1
Most Innovative University in the World
Reuters, 2019
#3
Public U.S. University that "Pays Off the Most"
CNBC Make it, 2020
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Freshman viewbook

Click to kick off your Husky Experience! Explore highlights of UW, Seattle and the Pacific Northwest with this interactive guide.

Interactive viewbook

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Academics

At the UW, we see things differently. That goes for majors, too. What ignites your love for learning?

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Costs

We believe everyone should have the opportunity to attend the UW. Finances should not be a barrier to getting a world-class education.

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Student Life

Your Husky Experience doesn’t end when you leave the classroom. The time you spend outside of class can be just as transformative.

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Napavine, WA
Indigenous ecological knowledge is often compared to Western scientific views and the two are often seen as opposing each other, however my major and minor symbolize unity between the two knowledge ...

Jillian
B.A.: Medical Anthropology Global Health

Atherton, CA
I came to the UW seeking a depth of understanding around questions keeping me up at night – questions about the future of cities and how to sustain belonging in all spaces. I’m grateful to have ...

Talia
B.A.: Community, Environment & Planning; B.A.: Geography

Huntington Beach, CA
Through my own experiences, I’ve found that one of the determining factors in continued STEM success is the presence of a strong community. Not everyone automatically has that, so it is my top ...

Claudia
B.S.: Electrical Engineering

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