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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 application now open

Deadline: November 15


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Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2023
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Public U.S. University that "Pays Off the Most"
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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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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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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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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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Redmond, WA
I have always been fascinated by the intersection of people, technology, and sustainability. As a student of the Information School and the Honors program, I have learned the importance of promoting ...


Redmond, WA
As an aspiring physician and immigrant, my primary focus is on improving healthcare access and outcomes for underserved communities through upstream disease prevention and mitigation. At UW, I have ...

B.S. Public Health-Global Health

Folsom, CA
My time at the University of Washington taught me the incredible potential of design as a means of storytelling — it is a form of amplifying and immortalizing the stories and experiences of my ...

B.S. Informatics; B.Des. Visual Communication Design

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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