About UW

University of Washington (UW) — public non-profit university. It is located in Seattle, United States. UW is a part of Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU), Association of American Universities (AAU), Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU), Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA), Global U8 Consortium (GU8). Sport affiliati.

The university is ranked number 80 in QS World University Rankings 2023. Times Higher Education World University Ranking — THE, which is based on 13 criterias, places the institution in 29 place. In the USA, UW is considered one of the most prestigious higher education institutions.

UW offers bachelor, master and doctorate programs in different fields of study.

Location
Seattle, United States
Establishment year
1861
Students
52,059
International students
7,362
Female students
54%
Acceptance rate
43%

Place in ratings

Rating QS
2023 
#80
Rating in the USA
2021 
#24
Rating THE
2022 
#29

UW tuition fees

The academic year at UW is divided into quarters. However, tuition fees are calculated per year. One year of studying at UW will cost local citizens a minimum of 8,130 USD. For foreigners, the tuition fee is different — from 18,155 USD per year. Thanks to financial support programs, students have the opportunity to fully or partially cover the cost of education. On the official website of the university, you will find all the relevant information about tuition fees and scholarships.

It is necessary to pay attention to other costs: accommodation, transportation, study materials, food, and personal expenses.

Academic calendar
Quarters
Scholarships
No
Financial AidAllowances and other types of social assistance
Yes
Bachelor
Local
8,130 USD/year
Foreign
26,677 USD/year
Master
Local
10,517 USD/year
Foreign
18,155 USD/year

Bachelor degree in UW

You can apply for an undergraduate program at UW if you have a good academic record and a GPA score of at least 2. You also need to successfully pass the entrance exams. Before applying, you need to pass the IELTS or TOEFL exam. The minimum IELTS score is 6. The TOEFL score is not lower than 76. UW also provides online undergraduate programs.

GPA
2
IELTS
6
TOEFL iBT
76
TOEFL PBT
310

Master's degree in UW

When considering candidates for master's programs, the admission committee of the university pays attention to the student's academic performance during the undergraduate program. It is impossible to enter UW for a master's program without confirming knowledge of the English language. You can do this by passing IELTS or TOEFL. The minimum TOEFL score for admission is 80. IELTS — 7 or higher. There is an opportunity to study at UW via online master's programs.

IELTS
7
TOEFL iBT
80
TOEFL PBT
310

Doctorate degree in UW

If you are applying for a doctoral program, you must pass the language exam — IELTS or TOEFL. For enrollment, you need to pass TOEFL with 92 points. The minimum score for IELTS is 7.

IELTS
7
TOEFL iBT
92
TOEFL PBT
580

UW campus

The campus of UW is located in Seattle. This is a fairly large city that opens up many opportunities for students: from cafes, restaurants and other entertainment to internships at large companies. But an urban campus can also be a disadvantage, because big city life distracts some students from their studies. The educational institution has its own library. Here, students do their homework or just have a good time reading an interesting book. Student life at UW is filled with intercultural activities, as not only local students study here, but also students from abroad. The exchange of knowledge and experience, networking and new acquaintances — all this is an integral part of studenthood.

Campus Type
Urban
Library
Yes

What to do after graduation

United States allows university graduates to stay in the country for one more year. Graduates can spend this time looking for a job in order to change their visa to a work one. UW graduates find jobs quickly, partly because the university has a good reputation among employers according to the QS World University Rankings. We talk about other options for immigration in our article.

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Universities related to UW

Universities in this city

Information is exploratory. For accurate information, refer to the official website of the school.
TitleCountryCityBachelorMaster
3120University of WashingtonUSASeattle
from  26,677 USD
to  40,015 USD
from  18,155 USD
to  73,628 USD
467Seattle UniversityUSASeattle
from  48,497 USD
to  50,315 USD
 
20,587 USD
491Seattle Central Community CollegeUSASeattle
 
 
 
 
648Seattle Pacific UniversityUSASeattle
 
36,494 USD
 
19,995 USD
1206City University of SeattleUSASeattle
 
17,495 USD
 
17,495 USD

Universities in this country

Information is exploratory. For accurate information, refer to the official website of the school.
TitleCountryCityBachelorMaster
11Harvard UniversityUSACambridge
from  7,918 USD
to  52,645 USD
from  7,748 USD
to  73,420 USD
22Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyUSABoston
 
58,224 USD
 
58,224 USD
33Stanford UniversityUSAStanford
 
57,678 USD
from  56,472 USD
to  76,929 USD
54California Institute of TechnologyUSAPasadena
 
48,098 USD
 
48,098 USD
75Princeton UniversityUSAPrinceton
 
55,995 USD
 
53,876 USD