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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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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

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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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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Auburn, WA
Through mentorship and guidance from UW faculty, I was given the opportunity to do public health research to further understand how to advocate for Somali refugees in Washington State through an ...

Najma
Public Health - Global Health

Englewood, CO
My UW involvement focuses on cultivating open-mindedness and inclusivity within diverse communities through empowering individuals to find their voice and share their story. UW provided me ...

Maddy
B.S.: General Biology

Redmond, WA
I believe healthcare is a fundamental human right. My Husky experience has been an interdisciplinary exploration into how to make healthcare more equitable. I have delved into the science behind ...

Marium
B.S.: Biochemistry; B.A.: Comparative History of Ideas

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