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This is the University of Washington: a stunning campus in the heart of an energetic and forward-thinking city. Our students are dreamers and doers, and together we tackle big issues with curiosity, compassion and optimism. As a public university, our mission goes far beyond our campus — and you can help take us in new directions. Come here to explore, create, discover and be part of something bigger.
Because what you care about can change the world.

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We want to learn about you.

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

Freshman decisions coming March 1-15

Rankings

#3
U.S. Public Institution
Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2023
#1
Undergraduate School in the West for Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneur Magazine, 2023
#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 the UW, Seattle and the Pacific Northwest with this guide.

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Academics

What ignites your love for learning? With over 180 areas of study to choose from, you can follow your interests and discover new ones.

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Belonging

We strive to create a home away from home for students of all backgrounds. Our large, diverse Husky family has a place for you! The Multicultural Outreach & Recruitment (MOR) team can be your partner and champion throughout the application process and beyond.
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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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Seattle, WA
During my time at UW, I have transformed from an apprehensive student to an empowered leader. I’ve strengthened my sense of identity as a queer, female Public Health researcher who is guided by ...

Madeleine
B.S. Public Health - Global Health

Olympia, WA
Throughout my journey at UW, I have connected my passions for health innovation and social justice. Over the past four years, I have acted as a peer educator for fellow STEM students in the College ...

Sasha
B.S. Bioengineering

San Clemente, CA
As a student-athlete, undergraduate researcher, and engineering student mentor, my UW experience embodies a resilient and growth mindset. I’m a forward-thinking leader who inspires to give back to ...

Ellie
B.S. Bioengineering (with Honors)

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As a university that is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, we know that all student experiences contribute to the vibrancy and excellence of our campus community.

Rickey Hall Vice President for Minority Affairs & Diversity