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About UW

General information

Founded: 1861

Campus acreage: 643

Academic Calendar: Quarters (three terms in the academic year plus summer)

Faculty: 4,351 instructional faculty, full-time and part-time (83% with Ph.D. or other terminal degree)

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Undergraduate Majors: 180

Class size: Of the 2,697 undergraduate courses offered autumn 2016, 92% had fewer than 100 students.

The Student Body

Seattle campus, autumn 2017

46,165 total enrollment
Note: Undergrad, Grad & Prof, and Non-degree are subsets of Total Enrollment

Undergraduates 30,475 | 44%
Women 53% | Men 47%
Washington residents 61.3%
Nonresidents 22.8%
International 15.9%
African-American 3.9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1.3%
Asian American 24.1%
Caucasian 44.1%
Hispanic/Latino 7.4%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.9%

Graduate & professional students 14,624 | 31.8%

Retention

94% of freshmen return for their sophomore year
(Freshman Class of 2016)

Graduation

4 years average time to graduate

Entering Freshman Class of 2011
6 years 5 years 4 years
82% 80% 66%

Freshman Admission + Class Profile

Freshman admission, autumn 2017

44,881 applied
20,833 offered, 46.4%

6,774 enrolled

WA Residents
12,394 applied
7,335 admitted, 59.2%
4,443 enrolled

Nonresidents (U.S. + International)
32,487 applied
13,498 admitted, 41.5%
2,331 enrolled

Class Profile

54.5% Female | 45.5% Male

29.6% of freshmen will be the first in their families to graduate from college

15.7% are underrepresented minorities

Washington Residents 65.6%
Nonresidents 34.4%

  • U.S. 17.4%
  • International 17%

46 states (including WA, DC) + 56 countries represented

  • Top 10 states represented: WA, CA, OR, HI, CO, TX, IL, PA, ID, AZ
  • Top 10 countries represented: Canada, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand

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Academic achievement, middle 50%

High School GPA 3.70-3.95 (out of 4.0)

Test Scores
SAT Composite 1180-1370 (out of 1600)
SAT Math 600–720
SAT Evidence-Based Reading + Writing 590-680

ACT Composite 27-32

Transfer Admission + Class Profile

Autumn 2017

Applications Received 5,549
Offered Admission 2,212 (40.7%)
New Transfer Students Enrolled 1,519

  • From Washington two-year colleges 86.3%
  • From two and four-year colleges and universities 13.7%

Transfer Student Profile

Academic achievement
Middle 50%
GPA 3.28–3.81

Residency
Washington Residents 79%
Nonresidents 21%

Gender
Women 52.1% | Men 47.9%

45% of transfers will be the first in their families to graduate from college

19.1% are underrepresented minorities

Age
Average Age 23

 

Seattle

Population

2017

City population: 704,352

Metro population (King-Pierce-Snohomish counties): 3.7 million

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