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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 now open

Deadline: November 15


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Experience the UW for yourself. Only you can decide if it feels like home.

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

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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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Everett, WA
The bad news is injustice is everywhere, but the good news is this means I can strive for justice everywhere. As my interests have changed, so have the ways I empower underrepresented communities. ...

B.S.: Informatics

Renton, WA
I am a caregiver for individuals with developmental disabilities, and I’ve seen firsthand the difficulties these families face in navigating healthcare for their children. I conducted ...

B.A.: Medical Anthropology and Global Health

Juneau, AK
“We are the answer to our ancestor’s prayers” Gunalchéesh, I’m Tlingit, Alaskan Native, born & raised in Juneau, Alaska. As an Indigenous woman, I feel compelled to give ...

Madison "Kaa'yis'taan"
B.A.: Psychology

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